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Oh ... goody gum drops  :) .... hope they hoot them jialat jialat from spreading fake news...  >:(
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SINGAPORE - The Online Citizen's (TOC) editor Xu Yuanchen, better known as Terry Xu, and one of its alleged contributors were taken to court on Thursday (Dec 13) over an article published on the socio-political website.


Xu, 36, and Daniel Augustin De Costa, 35, were each charged with one count of criminal defamation.

De Costa is also accused of an offence under the Computer Misuse Act.

 

He allegedly went to an Internet cafe in Chinatown at 7.24pm on Sept 4 this year and logged into a Yahoo e-mail account belonging to Mr Sim Wee Lee without the latter's consent.


After that, De Costa is said to have sent to TOC an e-mail titled  "PAP MP apologises to SDP". Court documents did not reveal details about  Mr Sim.


https://tinyurl.com/y7g4hkha
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Chit Chat Corner / Re: [AMA] I am a Hypnotist
« Last post by Lee McKing on Yesterday at 07:46:02 pm »
OMG What?
Is this the secret of love??!

No not really no…
That’s why I said a secret of love, not the secret of love

Hahahaha

Read more here: http://www.leemcking.sg/blog/a-secret-of-love/

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Interest Groups / Re: Hot Babes
« Last post by beaverjuice on Yesterday at 05:36:10 pm »
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News, Current Affairs Discussions / Re: DID HUAWEI VIOLATE IRAN SANCTIONS?
« Last post by beaverjuice on Yesterday at 03:45:56 pm »
By Professor Dr. Wang,
Former Executive of Halliburton Inc.

No, they didn’t.

CFO Meng Wan Zhou was arrested supposedly for “violating Iran sanction”. This has to be the most grotesque distortion of justice. After all, the United States was the country which unilaterally pulled out in VIOLATION of an agreement they had solemnly signed with Iran alongside multiple nations under UN auspices earlier!

In other words, the guy who broke a solemn promise made, violated the agreement; then made sanction an American domestic law, and is now force-feeding this draconian law arbitrarily upon the rest of the world by arresting someone who refuses to violate a UN-endorsed agreement! Pray, is this making any sense to anybody?

Huawei created a subsidiary to do business with Iran, and the CFO is being charged with lying about the relationship between Huawei and the subsidiary. This seems utterly ludicrous and nonsensical. After all, when I worked at Halliburton Inc, that company did EXACTLY the same thing. Not only d-ck Cheney, our CEO was never arrested; he was invited to join the White House & became Vice President under George W. Bush!

The moral behind this story is for normal businesses to be extremely vigilant and to be aware of the true ugly face of America (and Saudi Arabia). One tosses you into jail for breaking their twisted laws they make up as they go along whilst the other goes after you with a bone saw. Both are really nothing more than thugs and hoodlums. They are far worse than the Italian Mafia because the Mafia have at least some grain of decency to commit their crimes in secret, while the “Thugs in Tuxedos” in Washington and the Saudi Govt officials commit their crimes blatantly and openly. Both show complete disregard for the sovereignty and laws of other countries. They snoop, spy, barge and bully their way through; shamelessly trying to justify their wicked actions by lying, conspiring and smearing their victims... then run publicity campaigns to sway public opinions while accusing others of violations against human rights..!!

Undoubtedly, there are good people in USA & in Saudi Arabia. I don’t wish to generalise, but time and again in America, that if ever the inflated egos of overpaid govt officials and bureaucrats feel threatened, they can suddenly turn into utterly evil, nefarious subhumans capable of the most despicable, horrific and darkest deeds.

The arrest of Meng WanZhou is a case in point.

Some years ago, I went to America starry eyed with high hopes and huge expectations, eager to learn a democratic system supposedly far superior than my country’s. Well, after completing my Ph.D degree, then staying back to gather work experience for a few years, I now stand corrected.

Life in the States has taught me to be proud of my country and my own people. Grass is definitely NOT greener on the other side and the moon out in the West is certainly no rounder or brighter.

American culture is notable for its excessive arrogance and hubris. The country is very strong in “hypes”; yes they talk big but deliver little. China on the hand is just the opposite.

American governments spend vast sums on weapons and war making. They live in the “now”, cater specifically for the interest of the rich and the privileged, and works for their own self-interest, benefits and most of all, their re-election. In contrast, the Chinese government invests heavily on massive infrastructures and the environment, works tirelessly for the ordinary people and the poor, eradicates poverty with methodical and systematic 5 - 30 year plans. These are proven facts. They are neither empty propaganda nor hollow political campaign promises.

I can’t tell you how glad I am to be home again. Not only is the food better, more importantly, I can finally stop worrying myself sick... about my elderly mother getting mucked, my wife getting raped...my children getting bullied, drugged or shot in schools... Having to live in constant fear everyday is the ultimate violation of my human right, it’s good to be back in civilisation.

unfortunately he didn't better his English whilst in America  ..... :(
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here he goes again ..... shooting off his mouth before engaging his brain ....
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poor fella
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ainst a Chinese telecommunications executive if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing.

"If I think it's good for the country, if I think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made — which is a very important thing — what's good for national security — I would certainly intervene if I thought it was necessary," Trump said in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in the Oval Office.


More at https://tinyurl.com/y7p4vaex
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News, Current Affairs Discussions / DID HUAWEI VIOLATE IRAN SANCTIONS?
« Last post by MariaSharpie on Yesterday at 02:51:12 pm »
By Professor Dr. Wang,
Former Executive of Halliburton Inc.

No, they didn’t.

CFO Meng Wan Zhou was arrested supposedly for “violating Iran sanction”. This has to be the most grotesque distortion of justice. After all, the United States was the country which unilaterally pulled out in VIOLATION of an agreement they had solemnly signed with Iran alongside multiple nations under UN auspices earlier!

In other words, the guy who broke a solemn promise made, violated the agreement; then made sanction an American domestic law, and is now force-feeding this draconian law arbitrarily upon the rest of the world by arresting someone who refuses to violate a UN-endorsed agreement! Pray, is this making any sense to anybody?

Huawei created a subsidiary to do business with Iran, and the CFO is being charged with lying about the relationship between Huawei and the subsidiary. This seems utterly ludicrous and nonsensical. After all, when I worked at Halliburton Inc, that company did EXACTLY the same thing. Not only d-ck Cheney, our CEO was never arrested; he was invited to join the White House & became Vice President under George W. Bush!

The moral behind this story is for normal businesses to be extremely vigilant and to be aware of the true ugly face of America (and Saudi Arabia). One tosses you into jail for breaking their twisted laws they make up as they go along whilst the other goes after you with a bone saw. Both are really nothing more than thugs and hoodlums. They are far worse than the Italian Mafia because the Mafia have at least some grain of decency to commit their crimes in secret, while the “Thugs in Tuxedos” in Washington and the Saudi Govt officials commit their crimes blatantly and openly. Both show complete disregard for the sovereignty and laws of other countries. They snoop, spy, barge and bully their way through; shamelessly trying to justify their wicked actions by lying, conspiring and smearing their victims... then run publicity campaigns to sway public opinions while accusing others of violations against human rights..!!

Undoubtedly, there are good people in USA & in Saudi Arabia. I don’t wish to generalise, but time and again in America, that if ever the inflated egos of overpaid govt officials and bureaucrats feel threatened, they can suddenly turn into utterly evil, nefarious subhumans capable of the most despicable, horrific and darkest deeds.

The arrest of Meng WanZhou is a case in point.

Some years ago, I went to America starry eyed with high hopes and huge expectations, eager to learn a democratic system supposedly far superior than my country’s. Well, after completing my Ph.D degree, then staying back to gather work experience for a few years, I now stand corrected.

Life in the States has taught me to be proud of my country and my own people. Grass is definitely NOT greener on the other side and the moon out in the West is certainly no rounder or brighter.

American culture is notable for its excessive arrogance and hubris. The country is very strong in “hypes”; yes they talk big but deliver little. China on the hand is just the opposite.

American governments spend vast sums on weapons and war making. They live in the “now”, cater specifically for the interest of the rich and the privileged, and works for their own self-interest, benefits and most of all, their re-election. In contrast, the Chinese government invests heavily on massive infrastructures and the environment, works tirelessly for the ordinary people and the poor, eradicates poverty with methodical and systematic 5 - 30 year plans. These are proven facts. They are neither empty propaganda nor hollow political campaign promises.

I can’t tell you how glad I am to be home again. Not only is the food better, more importantly, I can finally stop worrying myself sick... about my elderly mother getting mucked, my wife getting raped...my children getting bullied, drugged or shot in schools... Having to live in constant fear everyday is the ultimate violation of my human right, it’s good to be back in civilisation.
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Ottawa is aware of a second Canadian questioned by Chinese authorities and is working to locate him, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said during a press conference.

"We are aware of a Canadian who got in touch with us because he was being asked questions by Chinese authorities," Freeland told reporters on Wednesday. "We have not been able to make contact with him since he let us know about this. We are working very hard to ascertain his whereabouts and we have also raised this case with Chinese authorities."

On Monday, Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat who now serves as a North East Asia senior adviser to transnational non-profit organization International Crisis Group, was detained in China, less than a week after Canada announced the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.

Freeland said the Canadian government is working to get Kovrig counselor access, which is the first step to better understand the situation.

She added the arrest is of particular concern taking into account that Kovrig is a former employee of the Canadian foreign ministry.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday it had no information related to the detention of Kovrig so far. It noted, however, that the International Crisis Group was not registered in China.

Hours later Reuters reported citing a Chinese outlet that a Canadian Michael Spavor was being investigated in China on suspicion of harming China's national security.

Earlier Freeland said the detention of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was not politically motivated and was in compliance with US-Canada extradition agreement.

"Meng was arrested under the extradition treaty that exists between Canada and the United States. There was no political involvement," Freeland told reporters on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Meng was released on $7.5 million bail and was ordered to wear a GPS ankle tracker. Canadian authorities arrested Meng at the request of the United States on December 1.

Freeland said she has spoken with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about Meng’s case and told him the Huawei executive would be treated fairly in Canadian courts.

Freeland noted that Ottawa remains in constant contact with Chinese authorities regarding her case and will keep Beijing up to date regarding further judicial process.

Freeland said it is incumbent on Washington to "ensure that any extradition request is about ensuring that justice is done" and "is not politicized or used for any other purpose."

Meng was detained in Vancouver on suspicion of failing to comply with US sanctions against Iran. The Chinese Foreign Ministry called on Ottawa to immediately release Meng. Huawei, in its turn, said it was unaware of any wrongdoing on the part of its chief financial officer.
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