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Even cowgirls go nude, apparently: Police arrest woman, 18, wearing only cowboy boots after low-speed chase – by Daily Mail Reporter – Last updated at 5:04 PM on 14th February 2012

In Abuse of Power, better judgments, England, Law, overkill, profiteering off fines, spirit of the law, too damn high, unreasonable fines on February 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Taylor Burnham

Naked cowgirl: Taylor Burnham, 18, fled when she saw police

Taylor Burnham, 18, was arrested on drunk driving charges after she was spotted wearing only cowboy boots in Corpus Christie, Texas, and then led police on a low-speed chase in her Jeep Wrangler.

Police were called to an alley behind homes in one of the city’s subdivisions about 3.30am Sunday.

When officers arrived and spotted Burnham, she was standing stark naked — except for a pair of cowboy boots — near her Jeep.

Instead of stopping, Burnham climbed into her vehicle and drove off.

She proceeded to lead police on a low-speed chase, never exceeding 30 miles per hour.

Burnham drove through a neighboring subdivision before stopping after she ran up on a sidewalk.

A police report says a female officer helped her dress herself before police administered a breathalyzer and a field sobriety test.

It’s unclear why she was naked except for her cowboy boots.

She was charged with misdemeanor drunk driving, as well as evading arrest, a felony.

Burnham was released from jail after posting $3,500 bail.
Mystery: It’s unknown why Burnham was wearing cowboy boots and nothing else

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Naked Cowgirl for President! 3500 fine for nakedness? Are English now Taliban? They could ignore her as she was in her car – a private space obviously then people should not be looking into. Only if outside in the public space, they should issue a warning and only fine not more than $10-$50 on the second and subsequent offences. It’s about public order, not profiteering off fines. Also there should be some nudist colonies or nudist districts she could be referred to.

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Penang DCM II sues newspaper, journalist for RM10m Monday, February 13, 2012 – 20:10 – by Bernama

In Abuse of Power, freedom of speech, intent, media, media traps, media tricks, misplaced adoration, political correctness, politics, social freedoms, spirit of the law, spirit of the word on February 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II, Dr P. Ramasamy today filed a RM10 million defamation suit against a journalist of The Star and the newspaper publisher.

It was filed at the High Court Civil Registry here through the legal form of Messrs. A.Sivanesan & Co.

The suit, which named Ian McIntyre and Star Publications (M) Bhd as defendants, was over two articles, “Distress in DAP continues” which was published on Dec 23 last year and “What Ramasamy said in the interview with The Star”, published on Dec 27 last year.

In the statement of claim, Ramasamy said that on Dec 21, 2011, Ian interviewed him at his office in Penang and an article on it was published on Dec 23.

He claimed that the article, in its original meaning, implied him as a DAP leader who was corrupt, abused his power and position and of no integrity.

Ramasamy said that following the publication of the article, he called for a media conference on Dev 26 last year to deny having uttered the words, but another article was published by the Star Publications (M) Bhd on Dec 27.

He claimed that the following the publication of the two articles, his position as a leader and reputation had been seriously injured and that he had been brought into public scandal, ridicule and contempt.

He is seeking an injunction to prevent the defendants from further publishing the articles, defamatory damages, as well as aggravated and exemplary damages, cost and other relief deemed fit by the court.

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The DCM should not become another Chandra Muzaffar bullying Antares (https://malaysiandemocracy.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/has-chandra-not-heard-of-unity-in-diversity-or-is-he-defending-ketuanan-melayu-by-iskandar-dzulkarnain-28-aug-2011/) and just demand an apology or refute at most. Freedom of speech remember? This is not PM Najib or any real opponent to score points by insulting or demanding apologies from, but a ‘mere’ journalist and a newspaper that can be countered with another friendly newspaper’s article.

Besides, after 2 terms as DCM (unless term limitless minded – another Mubarak or Gaddafi, once they had the tase of power, they forget what TERM LIMITS (2 terms typically) are . . .), this will not even matter anymore.

Is the journalist or even the DCM worth 10M? Can they even earn that much in this lifetime? Don’t be greedy and illegical, this is about reputation not money Ramasamy. Even already valueless point scoring as just done by YM the quorumless parachute CM LGE against PM Najib by asking for apologies is unprincipled and meaningless enough, this is even worse – bullying AND greed for non-issues. Such pettiness.

Ask for an public forum with your ‘victims’ to refute, or publish an article to tell the readers why the article was wrong. People with this sort of attitude should not even be voted to begin with. Typical DAP behaviour – JUST LIKE SINGAPORE’S sicko PAP.

Don’t bully the already bullied, the Scots have not yet liberated themselves fro English colonialism, the action to sue a McIntyre clansman will doubtless end misery for another BN in formation, Braveheart style! Very ugly trend here in DAP’s mindset . . . vote for 3rd Force voters, if the DCM is as petty minded as this, one can imagine how the nepotistic Gaddafi and sons types will be like if they gain control of the cabinet.

Down with the nepotistic and term limitless (also bullying) faction in Pakatan Rakyat who have so much energy that they will target journos and newspapers rather than handle or address much less broach the APARTHEID of Bumiputraism !

Drop both BN and Pakatan’s racists and nepotist family blocs and vote for 3rd Force Coalition where : KITA, JATI, MCLM (whats left of it thanks to RPK’s sacrificing of LGBT to target Anwar, but homophobes could find it a good party that has 20 candidates), PCM, Borneo Front, Konsensus Bebas, HRP/Hindraf and PSM to grant the above 3 items.

Look at the below form as well and choose your canidates who will end all toll concessions and make all citizens equal.


(errata on the pic, GDP should read national average wage)

DCM Ramasamy . . . “You disgust us!” . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PajvgjXLygs


We voted Pakatan in to end APARTHEID and liberalise laws, not bully the citizens and curb freedom of speech with limitless terms and abuse power of local councils and worsen laws with more red-tape.

More instances of bullying below :

Compensation for Rep’s Kin – by Sunday Star – 18th APR 2010
http://hi-in.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=318515515322&topic=13447

The Gambier Threat – Mid 2010

Invasive By-Laws Against Sovereignty of Title/Land Owners
http://jeremiahfoo.com/?p=5887&cpage=1#comment-100231
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=318515515322&topic=14724

12 people were sacked by DAP by April 2011, and at least another 12 more prior to this, mostly Indian members. If they believe in ending APARTHEID and are willing to sign a contract to support the end of APARTHEID, any independent, even Malay candidates should be voted over power mad and nepotistic DAP.

DID NOT DECLARE ASSETS as promised (however pretend to declare to CM Guan Eng like BN Mps pretend to declare to PM – don’t insult the voters’ intelligence Pakatan . . . )

Failed the EXCO Election Quorum at 0.002% / Failed to Keep Promise of Local Council Elections
http://apanama2020.blogspot.com/2010/11/daps-democracy-in-penang.html

Kampung Buah Pala compensation lies
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Hindraf/message/5703

Sunset Bistro / Sabre Tours Destruction of 49 stalls – Traders plan to sue Teratai assemblyman for demolishing shop lots …
http://mmail.com.my/content/63597-traders-plan-sue-teratai-assemblyman-demolishing-shop-lots

Ronnie Liu sand mining case

http://bigdogdotcom.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/dap-against-corruption-what-about-ronnie-liu/

300 million (86 billion) sPICE fallout BUNKER

http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/175340

Various spats involving Malicious Compliance against Indian Muslim Traders Association,
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/8/9/nation/20100809120725&sec=nation

http://mahaguru58.blogspot.com/2011/01/dap-penang-state-government-victimizing.html

Effectively ‘Robbing’ Gas Tanks from Small stall owners (this was overseen by Ng Aik Wei)
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/1/14/nation/20110114162244&sec=nation

Watersports Facility owners (this is their Island too, who needs a DAP government that will not amend by-laws, kick them out take power and write your own laws Beach Boys . . . ) Quiet beaches due to water sports ban | theSundaily – http://www.thesundaily.my/news/136408

Sponsorship and support (planning???) of Kitten Killer? Fate will extract the appropriate number of pure hearted kittens slain (as opposed to evil hearted humans) – with interest applied.
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2011/03/16/dap-must-apologize-for-defending-kitten-killer/

KOMTAR Lockdown / (Nearly a Mr. Kerosene Tunisia style . . . )

http://justice4otk.blogspot.com/2010/08/closure-of-entrances-to-komtar-slammed.html

Beachboy harrassing via collusion by writing Insurance into by-laws (20+ watersports operators and 400 watersports workers)

http://berita-harian.net/berita/new-safety-guidelines-for-penang%E2%80%99s-popular-batu-ferringhi/

Horse Riding harrassing

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/6/11/nation/8884636&sec=nation

Gas tank stealing

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2011/12/15/penang-govt-bullying-municipal-council/

Condominium staircase destruction

https://malaysiandemocracy.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/workshop-operator-fails-in-bid-to-embarrass-ym-chief-minister-of-penang-guan-eng-thursday-12-january-2012-0638/

http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/01/12/workshop-operator-fails-in-bid-to-embarrass-penang-cm/

We voted Pakatan in to end APARTHEID, not bully the citizens and curb freedom of speech with limitless terms and abuse of power.

(2 Articles on how) Malays, (are) the enemy of Islam – Raja Petra Kamarudin – 29 Aug 2008

In Abuse of Power, bad laws, Bumiputera Apartheid, checks and balances, Islam, Malaysia, Muslims, Orwellian, separation of powers, social freedoms, spirit of the law, word of the law on February 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

ARTICLE 1

If you really, really have nothing to do with your time, then you should attend the noonday Friday prayers at the mosque and listen to the imam lament about the enemies of Islam who all have an agenda to destroy Islam. If not, then don’t waste your time. Do something else instead.

Yes, non-Muslims are the enemies of Islam, according to these imams, and they are all united in their effort to ‘kill’ Islam.

Actually this is not true at all. The enemies of Islam, at least in Malaysia, are the Malays themselves. The only thing is the Malays are just too bodoh (stupid) to realise this. Malays say that there are two types of bodoh. One is bodoh sepat — you pretend to be stupid but are actually very devious. Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi would probably fit this bill. He pretends to be bodoh but is actually very crafty. The second is bodoh sombong — you are actually very stupid but are too stupid to realise that you are stupid and think you are very clever.

Most Malays fall into this category of bodoh sombong.

On 17th and 18th January 2008, a case is going to be heard in the Kuala Lumpur High Court. I was told this is the new courthouse near the Wilayah Persekutuan Mosque along Jalan Duta in Kuala Lumpur. A woman is suing the Malaysian government, the Federal Territory Religious Department (JAWI) and RELA (a volunteer paramilitary force that is infamous for extorting immigrant workers of their hard-earned money), plus one or two other Malaysian government agencies. Karpal Singh is the solicitor for the plaintiff, which promises to be a very exciting case indeed considering Karpal is known to take no prisoners.

It seems this woman, a Muslim, was arrested during a ‘vice raid’ on a certain disco in Kuala Lumpur. She was an employee of that disco and, according to the ‘rules’, Muslims are not supposed to work in any establishment that sells liquor. So, for that ‘crime’, she was arrested together with about 16 or so other Muslim men and women.

Now, when the authorities issued the disco its licence, it was not stipulated anywhere in that licence that any establishment selling liquor is prohibited from employing Muslim staff. If this is the law then certainly our national airline, MAS, would have to retrench all the Malay staff and employ only non-Muslim Chinese, Indians, Portuguese, Dayaks, Kadazans, etc., because MAS serves liquor. Not only the cabin crew would have to be sacked but the entire staff including the ticketing staff, administration staff, accountants, managers, board of directors, and so on, would have to go.

The ‘haram’ ruling would not only affect those directly involved in serving the liquor on-board the flights but anyone whomsoever even remotely linked to the organisation. I mean, the ‘criminal’ is not only the stewards and stewardesses who serve the liquor but anyone who may be ‘collaborating’ with the stewards and stewardesses to make it possible for the stewards and stewardesses to serve liquor on-board the flights. So, those who sell the tickets and those who check you in and those who handle your baggage and those who usher you to the plane and those who sit in the office to count the money and those who sit in the boardroom to conduct meetings, and many more, are ‘partners-in-crime’ and would also have to leave the organisation.

If you drive the car that the bank robbers used to rob the bank you too would be arrested for bank robbery although you just sat in the car and did not walk into the bank to rob it. If you lent the bank robbers the car that they used to rob the bank then you too would be arrested for bank robbery although you did not follow them to the bank but just stayed home. If you lent the bank robbers the guns they used in the bank robbery you too would be arrested for bank robbery although you did not follow them to the bank but just stayed home. If you gave the information to the bank robbers on when and how they should rob the bank so that they can maximise their takings and make a successful getaway you too would be arrested for bank robbery even though all you did was just offer them information and did not actually take part in the robbery.

Yes, all of them would be regarded as being part of the bank robbery ring even though their only role was to assist the bank robbers in pulling off a successful bank robbery and did not actually take an active part in the robbery and were not even there.

So, are Muslim waiters and waitresses who work in discos committing a crime? Yes, according to the Federal Territory Religious Department who arrested 17 or so Muslim staff who were working in a disco in Kuala Lumpur. And all except one pleaded guilty and paid the RM400 fine. One, however, decided to sue the Malaysian government, the Religious Department, RELA and two other government agencies for RM5 million. And Karpal Singh is handling the case.

According to the police report that this Muslim woman made, which is the basis of the suit, she plus all the others were handcuffed and placed in the police truck. After some time she needed to answer the call of nature and requested permission to go to the toilet. However, they refused to allow her to go to the toilet and asked her instead to just pee in the truck.

This woman could not hold her bladder and had no choice but to pee there and then. Her colleagues helped guard her modesty by placing a scarf in front of her so that she could at least have some privacy. But the RELA officers pulled away the scarf and started taking photographs of her peeing, of course with her private parts fully exposed.

In the police station, the men were separated from the women. The women were then taken to a secluded part of the police station and photographed. But they were not photographed in the normal ‘criminal’ way with their numbers on their chest and so on. Instead, they were told to assume sexy positions — bend forwards, backwards, sideways, etc. Basically, they were asked to pose in erotic and sensuous positions for the benefit of the cameras, sort of like the centrefold of Playboy or Penthouse, if you know what I mean.

Then the women were told they could avoid getting charged by settling the case ‘outside court’ in exchange for sexual favours. All they had to do was drop their panties and after a quickie they would be allowed to go home without any further action taken against them.

Actually, this sort of thing is not new. This has been going on for more than 30 years. Why do you think these perverts fall over each other and rush to sign up as RELA guards? And they would drop everything and volunteer their time free-of-charge to participate in a ‘vice raid’. Of course, they will tell their wives and children they only have the interest of Islam at heart in arresting ‘immoral’ Malay men and women who work in discos that serve liquor. Their interest is only to protect the dignity of Islam. Yeah, sure, and I with five children and four grandchildren am still a virgin.

No, if you have free time on your hands don’t waste it by going to the noonday Friday prayers to listen to the imam scream, rant and rave about the enemies of Islam plotting against Islam in their secret agenda to destroy Islam. Instead, go to the Kuala Lumpur High Court at Jalan Duta on 17th and 18th January 2008 and hear the case that Karpal Singh is going to argue. Hear how the ‘moral police’ — officers of the Federal Territory Religious Department and RELA — round up women and photograph them nude and demand sex as out of court settlement.

Yes, these are the upholders of the dignity of Islam. These are the defenders of Islam. These are the officers of Islam Hadhari, the new Islam, the invention of Abdullah Badawi. Now do you know why the non-Muslims fear the prospects of Malaysia being turned into an Islamic State? Hey, I don’t blame them. If this is the Islam they are talking about then I too fear Malaysia being turned into an Islamic State. I fear my wife and daughter getting picked up by these perverts because they are perceived as dressing too sexily and then being asked to grant these ‘officers of Islam’ sexual favours as out of court settlement.

Hmm, this reminds me of another RELA officer from Terengganu whom I personally knew who raped and murdered a Malay schoolgirl. They eventually hanged him of course but this did not bring the unfortunate schoolgirl back to life. I suppose after getting horny from photographing waitresses in the nude they need to let off some steam by raping schoolgirls and then murdering them after that to prevent them from talking.

Yes, let us all go to the Kuala Lumpur High Court at Jalan Duta on 17th and 18th January 2008 and take a good look at the defenders of the dignity of Islam, those ‘moral police’ who arrest Malay girls and boys who work in discos and then photograph them in the nude and then demand sex as out of court settlement.

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The worse of the above is generally unheard of 4 years later this day in 2012. But doubtless these events may occur if Muslim regular citizens are not alert and pay attention. This again is for Muslims to address, though non-Muslim businessmen occasionally get caught up when dealing with Muslims. That is why when a politician or even ex-PM says how much any non-Muslim community earns, all must be conscious that it is business not between races but rather within the race. Turnpver is not because of great mixing, but primary production and export which is reliant on the homelands of the minorities who are subject to harmful and disenfranchising apartheid in law and constitution which racist politicians will not change for their own benefit. See below for another occurance of less than exemplary Islam :

ARTICLE 2

Hasan Ali joins Jais raid – Sunday, 01 January 2012 08:53

SHAH ALAM- Controversial PAS leader Datuk Dr Hasan Ali joined a rare raid on drinking spots at Mutiara Damansara and Petaling Jaya, which saw the arrest of 41 Muslims.

Among those nabbed in Ops Mungkar were 18 people who were caught taking alcohol, an offence under Selangor’s syariah law.

They include six women.

Dr Hasan said the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) has strong evidence to charge them for alcohol consumption under the Syariah Criminal Enactment 1995, which provides for a jail term of up to two years and a fine of not more than RM3,000, or both.

Unlike other states, Selangor does not whip offenders caught drinking alcohol.

Dr Hasan said the other 23 pub goers caught in the raid, including 13 women, would be required to attend counselling sessions.

“They will have to give their statements on Jan 11 and 12, before Jais fixes the dates for counselling,” he said at the Jais office here yesterday.

He said the raiding party, which included the Bukit Aman police, was led by Jais director Datuk Marzuki Hussin following a tip-off. Those arrested were aged between 18 and 58.

“We could see there was entertainment going on and the drinking (of alcohol),” said Dr Hasan, who is in charge of Islamic affairs in the state executive council.

He refuted suggestions that the operation was connected to the recent controversies surrounding him.

Dr Hasan, the former Selangor PAS commissioner, is embroiled in a feud with the leadership over the party’s policy switch from an Islamic state agenda to a welfare state.

In August, he defended the Jais checks on the Damansara Utama Methodist Church and had also locked horns with the state over the sale of alcoholic beverages at convenience stores and the mushrooming of massage centres.

-TheStar

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Although personal sins cannot be persecuted in REAL Islam, Jais has by right of law (though this law is probably illegal in properly Interpreted Islam) a right to haul up Muslims not following their vows but not non-Muslims nor impose Syariah prohibitions on outlets and activities deemed un-Muslim on non-Muslims. Also, does Malaysian Syariah system respect the :

UNHCR Article 18.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

; for Muslims who were prevented from going apostate so that they can have alcoholic drinks? A UN delegation should meet the Syariah court council and any aggrieved parties unable to change religion in a manner that resulted in such haul ups. There can be no coercion in religion says the Prophet, thus there can be no coercion in remaining in religion as well.

Given that a Malay in fact even loses his Bumiputra rights and effectively becomes a minority (minorities in Malaysia by ethnicity and faith are subjected to Bumi-Apartheid) as well, the UN needs to communicate with the Federal Government on religious apartheid as well. These are true blood Malays that should not be deprived of their rights because they change religion much less be persecuted or prevented from leaving the religion. This raid could be a symptom of abuse of power in many ways.

Could an open discussion on the above with all parties mentioned be initiated by the UN?

4 Articles on Gaming and Gambling in Malaysia – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 5th February 2012

In amendments to law needed, gambling, gaming, Malaysia, neutral spaces, non-Muslim rights, non-Muslim Rights in a Muslim country, social freedoms, spirit of the law on February 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

ARTICLE 1

3-day suspension for DAP Kesidang assemblyman Written by  Malaysia Chronicle

MELAKA – The State Legislative Assembly sitting today saw the three-day suspension of Kesidang assemblyman Goh Leong San for failing to adhere to the Standing Order while debating on the issue of illegal gambling machines in the state.

Speaker Datuk Wira Othman Muhamad approved the motion tabled by Chief Minister Datuk Mohd Ali Rustam for Goh to be suspended for three days as provided under the assembly’s Standing Order, Clause 31 (1) and (2) and 34 (3).

It states that an assemblyman can be suspended from taking part in the assembly sitting if he refuses to sit down and stop speaking or does not heed the Speaker’s order.

The issue began when state Housing, Local Government and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Md Yunos Husin, when answering a supplementary question from Goh, said they could not restrict gambling machines as gambling was part of Chinese culture.

Goh, who is also Melaka DAP chairman, was not satisfied with the answer and asked the Ayer Molek assemblymen to retract his statement about gambling being part of Chinese culture, which was ignored by Md Yunos.

Two government backbenchers, Datuk Hassan Abdul Rahman (BN-Sungai Rambai) and Datuk Yaakub Md Amin (BN-Sungai Udang), who is also the government chief whip, told the Speaker to ignore Goh and asked for the Kesidang assemblyman to be suspended for refusing to sit after being told do so.

Goh, in the original question, asked about the state government and police’s stand on illegal gambling machines, to which Md Yunos replied that the Melaka government did not issue licences for gambling machines.

Instead, he said, the gambling machine licences were issued by the federal government through the Finance Ministry.

Following the argument between Goh and the backbenchers, the assembly sitting took a 10-minute break after which Mohd Ali suggested Goh’s suspension.

The Chief Minister’s motion received the support of the majority of the assembly, which comprises 23 assemblymen from BN and five from DAP.

Speaking to reporters outside the assembly hall, Mohd Ali said he was disappointed by the DAP member’s refusal to sit down and to stop debating the issue despite being ordered by the Speaker.

“The issue was over terminology but as we generally know, the Chinese love to gamble and it’s part of their culture, and there are also Malays who gamble but they can be charged under Syariah law,” he said.

Goh, when met by reporters, expressed his disappointment by Md Yunos’ choice of words, describing it as an insult to the Chinese.

“I only asked him (Md Yunus) to withdraw his words about gambling being a Chinese culture because it is inaccurate, that’s all,” he said.

The sitting will resume tomorrow and Wednesday.

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Goh Leong San is right to fight for the right for Chinese to play mere games with their own money. Which Malay or Muslim  has the right to deny how one entertains oneself?

It is INDEED Chinese culture though those who gamble and lose excessively are not respectable either. But to be told to sit down when asking for a Human Right is very rude and almost a confirmation of racism if not a fundamentalistic sense of morality and desire to impose it on others not even of their own race.

Casinos should be allowed in their full glory IMHO but with the below listed precautions :

1) There should be a limit on what one can lose at a casino. I suggest no more than 30% be the legal limit. The casino will check the salary pay slip at the entrance before entry and when the paton’s limit is reached, he will he ushered out.

2) The other entry will be for jobless persons will not be allowed to gamble unless they produce savings book or whatever. For the ‘idle rich’ (jobless but wealthy) 30% also applies but since they have no salary, they can only lose 30% of their wealth PER YEAR meaning they will be barred from entry upon reaching the limit for the rest of the year.

3) In no instance will a Muslim be allowed into the establishment.

So who has a right to to prevent the Chinese from gambling? In principle this is no different from the Chinese asking for Abbatoirs for Pork, or manufacturing facilities for products like Deli foods,

I hope to see this gambling issue brought up again and for any and all Chinese who do understand the right to gamble or legalise may not be curtailed by any person who does not use the same services as well.

Good work Goh Leong San! And I believe that your suspension is illegal and should be challenged, with a demand that the Speaker be remved from his post to be replaced by a more racially sensitive or vice-unbiased person.

ARTICLE 2

13 arrested for online gambling Bernama Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 00:27:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested 13 people and seized 54 computers and 41 slot machines in a raid at a shopping mall in Ampang tonight.

Raiding party leader DSP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zain said the 13, aged 19 to 50 years-old, were arrested in the raid on three premises at about 9.30pm.

He said they were busy playing computer games in the premises when police pounced on them.

The premises operate 24 hours under the guise of internet cafes and family entertainment centres.

“The premises are also equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV) to control customer traffic,” he told reporters at the raid location.

The case is investigated under Section 4B (A) Common Gaming Houses Act 1952.

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Section 4B (A) Common Gaming Houses Act 1952 is outdated. I will not challenge that the law was not broken, HOWEVER, the government should understand that no adult person is going to let you tell them they cannot play cards with their friends in a public place of their choice and to act in considerate manner by at least leaving them alone. The law in this case is insulting and unreasonable as 4D which is ALSO real gambling and really quite dull, (not fun like dice, dominos, cards or jackpot, and just as costly) is EVERYWHERE.

Instead of sneaking around breaking the law, I ask that all non-Muslims (typically minority peoples) be allowed to gamble with REAL cards and dice or jackpot machine in commercial areas via legalisation and to prepare to sign a petition that allows 4D outlet licences to be used for either 4D or cards and jackpot. There is no difference in fact, so it is time BN started thinking about how to stop irritating the minority populations by denying them their gambling entertainment on basis of semantics and technicalities while continmung APARTHEID. 4D and cards or jackpot or roulette are just as expensive.

Use my suggestion of limited losses though (i.e. 30% maximum losses allowed against a salary payslip or savings account check before a patron is allowed to play) , and this is where legislation could be invasive.

Otherwise, don’t even say it is not part of non-Muslim culture and even dare to suspend MPs like Goh Leong San raising valid issues. BN should know that at funeral wakes, just to name an instance, Chinese do gamble and also during New Year as well. You cannot pretend it is not part of their culture and suspend an MP for demanding what is a non-Muslim right. So whats the deal about 4D being allowed but not cards, dominos, dice, roulettes and jackpots? If you don’t gamble as a Muslim fine, but don’t try to dictate what kind of gambling is allowed to non-Muslims. it is their right as free humans on a free planet, barring reasonable zoning restrictions or proximity to religious establishments.

If anything this is just about oppression of the Chinese or being rude to them and other non-Muslims who gamble. Who cares if they gamble? This is akin to disallowing of eating of pork or drinking of alcohol. 4D is fine, but everything else is also gambling, whats the problem with BN? Time to vote for MPs or a political coalition with COMMON SENSE and sensitivity to other races.

To protect non-Muslims, there should be a limit on what one can lose at a casino. I suggest no more than 30% be the legal limit. The casino will check the salary pay slip at the entrance before entry and when the paton’s limit is reached, he will he ushered out. The other entry will be for jobless persons will not be allowed to gamble unless they produce savings book or whatever. Even for them 30% also applies but since they have no salary, they can only lose 30% of their wealth PER YEAR meaning they will be barred from entry upon reaching the limit for the rest of the year.

Mob-rule applied by Muslims upon non-Muslims is no rule at all (i.e. lawlessness) if it does not make accommodate the large number of 4D gamblers here. Would it be harmful with the controls I have suggested then? People may not control themselves but the loss of this form and atmosphere of entertainment will be quite missed, and as mentioned no more costly than 4D gambling which is already legal. Do you think it possible to allow so-called dhimmi citizens alongside Muslims to coexist? Would you tolerate the presence of other faiths withoput resorting to proselytization in respect of their cultures?

ARTICLE 3

60 Muslims caught for gambling in Rembau February 04, 2012

REMBAU, Feb 4 – Authorities nabbed 60 Muslim customers at a computerised gambling outlet near Taboh Naning here early this morning. According to a Bernama report, 41 computers and RM6,000 in cash were also seized in the raid.

Negeri Sembilan Islamic Religious Affairs Department operations unit chief Ahmad Zaki Hamzah said those detained were aged between 20 and 60.

“They were taken to the Rembau district police headquarters to have their statements taken. They were then released on bail and will have to return on a specified date to help in investigation,” he said after the raid.

Ahmad Zaki said they would be charged under Section 79 (a) of the Negri Sembilan Syariah Criminal Enactment 2004 which carries a RM3,000 fine or two years jail or both.

Members of the Negeri Sembilan National Security Council and the police also took part in the operation which ended at 5am.

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No issues with this nabbing of offenders to vows not to gamble. However, are some of these these Muslims denied rights to apostasy because they were brought up without a choice or a chance to have a choice? In which case, they could have been indirectly forced to remain Muslims from the sheer bias and machinery of the state sponsored religion, and thus should appeal the judgnment on any punishment based on the extreme treatment towards change of faith or creating hostile conditions to those wanting renunciation from Islam. By disallowing Article 18 of the UNHCR issue to them and the subsequent repressive measures or threat of the same, the judgment or nabbing could very well be illegal and unconstitutional as Malaysia is a signatory of the UNHCR. Any Muslim civil lawyers and ulamas up to the task of civilising on this very difficult but doubtless high profile issue?

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Article 18.

  • Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

ARTICLE 4

Outrage as former drug addict Robbie Williams launches online poker site – by Lucy Buckland – Last updated at 9:27 AM on 4th February 2012

He is no Angel, but former drug addict Robbie Williams has enraged fans once again by launching an online poker site.

Anti-gambling campaigners also slated the Take That singer for launching the website claiming the 37-year-old would be raking in the cash from vulnerable addicts.

The site, which is set to launch this year, claims the main focus is having ‘fun’ but some of the games do cost money.
Sing when your winning: Anti-gambling campaigners have blasted Robbie Williams for launching a poker site

Sing when your winning: Anti-gambling campaigners have blasted Robbie Williams for launching a poker site

Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt said it was disgraceful the star was making money from addicts – seeing as the singer was once famously addicted to antidepressants.

She told The Daily Mirror: ‘I’m outraged by this. It directly targets his fans, including children. The money he makes should go to addiction charities.’

Even his own fans turned against him with one writing on his official website: ‘Taking advantage of vulnerable people for financial gain does not sit right with me.’
Poker face: Robbie Williams claims the site is about ‘having fun’ not making money

Poker face: Robbie Williams claims the site is about ‘having fun’ not making money
Back in the day: Robbie Williams said he bucked under the pressure after leaving Take That and turned to drugs

Back in the day: Robbie Williams said he bucked under the pressure after leaving Take That and turned to drugs

Another said: ‘I thought Robbie understood addiction. Wonder how many families this will ruin?’

A spokesman for Robbie said the plan was still in its very early stages and denied the star’s intention was to make money.

Williams, who tied the knot with U.S. actress Ayda Field in August 2010, famously checked himself into rehab in February 2007 after he said ‘death came knocking.’
Robbie Williams with girlfriend Ayda Field

Saved: Robbie Williams claims wife Ayda Field rescued him from his addiction

Later it emerged the Rock DJ singer had been battling a serious addiction

At the time he said: ‘I have a self-destructive character but does this hold me back from being happy? No.’

He credited his now wife with helping him battle the addiction.
Back together: Take That (L-R) Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Robbie Williams perform for the first time in 15 years as a five-piece

Back together: Take That (L-R) Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Robbie Williams reunited in 2010

Enlarge   The Robbie Williams show? Some fans have criticised Robbie’s prominence in the band since his return

Performance: Robbie Williams performs with Take That after battling his demons

He said: ‘She didn’t try to change me and, just like that, she changed me for the better.

‘I’m in love with someone who returns this love as strongly. I’ve never experienced that. That’s what makes me so careful in this relationship. I don’t want to hurt Ayda.’

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Nothing to do with REAL LIVE gambling in Malaysia or anywhere else in the world, but just some comic relief to show that even Westerners these days don’t know what is real and what is fake. After a decade or 2 of copycating, Robbie delves into the more fakeness. Look, if one can’t feel the gambling chips, hold actual cards and throw actual dice, it’s not gambling but electronic masturbation. The keyword here is REAL an LIVE. Actual gambling is bad enough, but online gambling is complete b.s. also especially when the odds can be shifted at the touche or a cursor to decide who wins or loses. Amend those laws morons!

On Jan 27 2012, a Melaka Historical City Council enforcement assistant, Azizan Abbas, 26, and four of his colleagues were injured after being assaulted by about 30 men while carrying out an operation against illegal internet gambling activities at Taman Sri Duyong, here. Just legalise and stop wasting time and energy for what is a human right.

3 Articles highlighting RACISM and Freedom of Choice

In Uncategorized on February 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

ARTICLE 1 – Airline passenger arrested over saggy pants – by Associated Press – 19th June 2011
http://www2.oanow.com/news/2011/jun/19/airline-passenger-arrested-over-saggy-pants-ar-1997137/

SAN FRANCISCO — A University of New Mexico football player who was arrested after wearing saggy pants on a plane at the San Francisco airport insists in a video showing part of his exchange with authorities that his pants were up and he had done nothing wrong.

The San Francisco Chronicle obtained the video and a link to it was on the newspaper’s website Saturday.

“My pants are up sir,” a seated DeShon Marman tells the captain, who along with someone who appears to be a San Francisco police officer, is standing near his seat on the plane. “I’m not doing anything. I paid my fees, and I’m ready to go.”

The Chronicle said it obtained the three-minute video from a passenger who was sitting near Marman during Wednesday’s incident and did not wish to be identified.

What the video does not show is Marman’s repeated refusal earlier to follow a boarding agent’s advice and pull up his pants, Elise Eberwein, a spokeswoman for US Airways, told The Associated Press on Saturday.

“When he was asked by our employee at the Jetway to please pull them up, that employee was told to pull them up for him,” she said. “And that exchange continued to the door of the plane.”

The 20-year-old’s pants were so low they were “exposing areas that most people would not want to see” and violating the airline’s expectation that customers won’t dress offensively, Eberwein said.

Attempts by the AP to reach Marman were not successful. A call to his attorney’s office Saturday afternoon was not returned, and calls to listings for people with his mother’s name in San Francisco were not returned or went unanswered.

News reports have identified his attorney as Joe O’Sullivan and his mother as Donna Doyle.

Marman said in an interview with KGO-TV this week that his pants were slightly below his waist, and he was unable to lift them up because he had bags in his hands. In a statement released through the university Friday, he said he was “embarrassed at the negative attention” the incident had generated.

“I believe in due time all the facts of the matter will come to light,” he said. He said any additional comment would come through his attorney.

O’Sullivan told the Chronicle that nothing was visible once his client sat down.

“The issue should have been over,” he said.

Marman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction after refusing to leave the plane on the captain’s orders, according to police. Police have also said he injured an officer while being taken into custody.

“He’s refusing to get off,” Eberwein said. “The captain’s thinking, ‘What if he refuses something else in the air?'”

Marman was released on bail Thursday. Prosecutors have until July 18 to file any charges against him.

ARTICLE 2 – Man in women’s underwear allowed to fly

http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/Crossdressing-man-allowed-to-board-plane-while-football-player-is-not-124399689.html

Fallout over scantily dressed man at airport – by Alicia E. Barrón – 23rd June 2011

PHOENIX – The college football player who was asked to leave a plane for wearing saggy pants is speaking out about a man who is allowed to travel wearing nothing but lingerie.

Deshon Marman was asked to get off a flight for wearing saggy pants that he refused to pull up. He was arrested and later charged with suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction after refusing to leave on captain’s orders.

On the other hand, another male passenger is allowed to frequently fly to and from Phoenix on US Airways wearing nothing but undergarments. He has become a YouTube sensation but has many questioning if this is double standard.

The scantily clad man has been seen and taped in numerous airports across the country.

Jessica Malin has seen the man in lingerie at the airport.

“I was pretty pumped to see this man in his lingerie,” she said. “It was kind of offensive but it was entertaining.”

“I feel like if it was a rapper or a superstar walking on the airplane…sagging his pants, they would want his autograph,” Marman said. “They wouldn’t tell him, ‘Hey can you pull up your pants please?’”

“Leads to only one conclusion, that because Mr. Marman is black, wearing dreads he was treated differently,” said Marman’s lawyer, Joe O’Sullivan.

3TV has learned the man in lingerie is a Phoenix resident and a frequent US Airways passenger. US Airways officials say they do not enforce a dress code as long as a person’s “private parts” are covered up.

ARTICLE 3 – Man in women’s underwear allowed to fly – by Jennifer Thomas – 23rd June 2011

http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/Crossdressing-man-allowed-to-board-plane-while-football-player-is-not-124399689.html

PHOENIX – A college football player was asked to get off a US Airways flight due to his saggy clothing, but there was no issue when a scantily clad man boarded a plane to Phoenix.

Deshon Marman, who plays for the University of New Mexico, was pulled off a plane at San Francisco International Airport last week after US Airways claims he refused to pull up his pants.

He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing after police say he refused to leave the plane on captain’s orders.

But just days before that incident, a man wearing women’s underwear and high heels had no trouble getting on board a US Airways flight to Phoenix.

It wasn’t the cross-dresser’s first flight to Phoenix wearing women’s clothing. Several passengers snapped photos of the man, whose name has not been released.

When shown pictures of the man, several people at Sky Harbor International Airport felt the attire was inappropriate.

“I would call that indecent exposure, actually,” Heather Sisneros said.

“They shouldn’t allow it,” Jennifer Dake said.

“I’ve actually seen this guy come down the concourses,” Bill Machnick said. I’ve seen him in the airport numerous times.”

A passenger on the man’s flight said several people complained, but US Airways told her that if a passenger is not exposing their private parts, they’re allowed to fly.

In a statement, US Airways officials said the company does not have a dress code, but “our crew is authorized to use discretion to ensure the comfort and safety of all passengers.”

Prosecutors have until July 18 to file charges against Marman.

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Meanwhile the hijab and burkha is banned in the most racist of countries. While nudism is allowed in some of these racist counbtries as well! Why the inconsistencies? The nation which allows BOTH nudist and burkha wearer, as well as crossdresser and saggy pant wearer (this is entirely moot actually, those boxers are far more clothed than the flimsy shorts or even sumo loin cloths or bikinis you can see being worn everywhere else. Why persecute Deshon for saggy pants to expose no flesh or a consensual hijab wearer? (ask to identify at most but a ban is excessive).

This shows either RACISM or FUNDAMENTALISM, both undesirable in the contaxt of thoday’s modern era. Kudos to Phoenix Airport, I’m surprised that Arizona while having the worst laws on immigrants is aong the most LGBT friendly in USA. The contrasts in inconsistencies are amazing to say the least. How about being good guys all the way and removing the TSA as well?

Why I work and stay overseas — A Bumi – 19th May 2011 (Series of NLP Articles Attacking Minorities)

In Apartheid, Bumiputera Apartheid, Democracy, Equality, non-Muslim rights, non-Muslim Rights in a Muslim country, social freedoms on January 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

MAY 19 — I am a Malay working overseas. I find working in Malaysia unattractive due to the following reasons. I don’t want to belabour the points, so I list them down in point form: Chinese chauvinism/racism • Most private organisations including TMI are dominated by the Chinese and/or their political agenda.

• Chinese people have a tendency to assign negative stereotypes on other races (especially the Bumiputera races).
• They exhibit cliquish, insular, secretive and calculating behaviour.
• Chinese people favour fair-skinned people even though fair skin is disadvantageous in Malaysia’s sunny climate.
• They admire China’s achievements, despite China’s oppressive regime.
• Malaysian Chinese use the Chinese languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien etc.) to isolate their discussion from others while in their presence.
• The Chinese are not honest about failures of ethnic Chinese leaderships in Philippines and Thailand.
• Tokenism is rife in Chinese companies.
• Chinese will use changing criteria to judge people of other ethnicities; one day it is academic merit, another day it may be “character.”
• The Chinese favour their own kind over others, even when other kinds are of equal stature.
• Malays fear to voice out against Chinese for fear of repercussions especially with respect to their employment prospects in the private sector.
• The Chinese still hold strongly to their ethnic heritage.
• They diminish the achievement of other races, especially the Malays.
• Harp on Bumiputera affirmative action even though Chinese people still continue to succeed at all levels of Malaysian life (even government).
• Any Malay who has strong academic background is denounced as attaining it due to “Bumiputera privilege”, even though he graduated overseas with his own money.
• Use their overseas Chinese connection to gain unfair advantage, but pretend the advantage is minimal.
• The Chinese always make unfair comparisons of Malaysia with other non-Muslim, post-industrial countries.
• Chinese people don’t recognise the special position Islam has in Malaysia.
• Enjoy talking bad about Malaysia (even when working/living overseas) as if Malaysia is on the same level as Zimbabwe even though Malaysia is far from it.
• Highly critical of institutions that are Bumiputera-dominated (ie. government), but non-critical of institutions that are Chinese dominant (like gambling).
• Show no desire to partake in patriotic activities (e.g. serve in army), but cry foul when other people point out their lack of patriotism.
• Show lack of understanding about Islamic religion, but enjoy taking Quranic verses out of context to further their argument.
• If pushed to think “outside the box”, the Chinese would favour Western ideals above Islamic ideals.
• The Chinese show lack of respect toward Malay leaders, but accord unnecessary respect to their Chinese community leaders, even though they hold no significant position in government.
• Always speak about “brain drain” but still keep Malaysian passports.
• Willing to spread disingenuous claim that Bumis have already achieved economic parity with the Chinese.
• Use Indians who have achieved to further their claim that Indian community is ahead of the Malay community.
• Comments in support of Chinese chauvinistic agenda are allowed to be posted in TMI, while others are censored.

I can go on and on with more example, but I grow tired and annoyed. PAS religionists :

• Holds only their interpretation of Islam to be the truth.
• Willing to associate themselves with and be used by non-Muslims while creating enmity toward other Muslims.
• Use religion as a political tool to win arguments and foment discord.
• Ritualistic mentality.
• Have a simplistic idea/concept of the world and its affairs.

Umno nationalism

• Partake in bully politics.
• Enjoy seeing minor issues such as sexual improprieties take over the national discourse.
• Willing to give in to fervent Malay nationalism.
• Must “ampu” within Umno hierarchical structure to get to higher positions.
• Anti-intellectualism.
• Unwillingness to adapt and change to satisfy changing political climate.

Indian shiftiness

• Willing to change their allegiance due to changing political tide.
• Belief that Indian subcontinent will help them, like mainland China helps Malaysian Chinese.
• Dishonest about their caste and other internal problems.

Malaysian culture as a whole

• No proper understanding of logic and reason.
• Has not understood to segregate religious thinking from secular reasoning.
• Lost sensitivities towards other religions/races.
• Still admire Western culture, without studying their obvious weaknesses.
• Always sidetracked by minor issues rather than seeing bigger picture.
• Media not mature to show all sides of the story, media is all very partisan.
• Partisanship is being promoted at all levels from the family microcosm to the national level.

* A Bumi who chooses not to provide his identity, and who has worked in a China-man company as a token executive. * We asked readers who have migrated to tell us in their own words why they left. This is one of the stories.

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Good list of reasons why Malaysia fails. But :

Chinese chauvinism/racism – they did not throw the APARTHEID Constitution and APARTHEID Law punch first. I’d say that the Chinese were just returning the favour.

As for the rest of this crafted diatribe posed as reasoned judgment and justification of APARTHEID, I will let the readers decide whether this is a carefully crafted NLP article by the Info Ministry or if there was any ‘Bumi’ at all, as if ‘Bumi’ is an acceptable term at all, given it ensconces the acceptance of APARTHEID albeit subtly.

There is no such thing as BUMI. All humans are sovereign citizens of the world. This article is  just **annoying**. Also just look at the other disgraceful NLP type titles on Malaysian Insider, just shameless and absolutely in need of retaliation against or debunking. Those with the networks and strength here please act.

DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT THEY DO TO THE MINORITIES non-Malay political parties in BN? ACT OR BE DAMNED AS COWARDS, ALL THE WEALTH AND POWER DOES NOTHING FOR COURAGE . . . Other bad ‘minority hate’, ‘demoralize the minority’ articles in Malaysian Insider worth taking a second look at :

Where is home? — GLB http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/where-is-home-glb

I am an unwanted step-child — Henry T. http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/i-am-an-unwanted-step-child-henry-t

Those real Malay leaders who believe in citizen equality by ending BUMIPUTRA APARTHEID rather than being manipulative via the media, PLEASE step forward and make your intentions known. The Orang Asli, Indians and Chinese, UNHCR and real Muslims who do not want to sin from Asabiya just can’t wait to vote for you !

Genomic Sequencing at the Bedside – by Clyde A. Hutchison, III – June 2011

In Uncategorized on January 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Recent news reports on genetics shed light on the direction of DNA research. Reports from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) demonstrate significant genetic advances that may soon offer new opportunities and require thoughtful decisions from patients. In February the NHGRI reported that the cost of DNA sequencing – identification of each of the six billion base pairs in an individual’s genome – is rapidly declining: from $100 million in 2001 to $10,000 today. Noting this dramatic fall, a writer at Medgadget.com comments: At this rate it will not be long before a whole genome will go for less than 1,000 dollars. Yet despite these amazing advancements, adoption of genetic technologies in clinical practice still has not really caught on, but we are eagerly awaiting the day were [sic] we can run a whole genome sequence for each patient on our own in-office desktop sequencer. Clinical diagnosis and individualized treatment of disease based on a patient’s genetic makeup is NHGRI’s stated goal. Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., director of NHGRI, says,

“While significant challenges remain to our understanding of how the genome operates in health and disease, there are enough examples to say with confidence that genomics research will lead to important advances in medicine.”

The NHGRI has also announced a new strategic plan for genomics research, “Charting a Course for Genomic Medicine from Base Pairs to Bedside.” The plan produced in consultation with the research community over the past two and a half years envisions five areas of research: understanding the structure of genomes, understanding the biology of genomes, understanding the biology of disease, advancing the science of medicine, and improving the effectiveness of health care. Consider a few facts. The human genome is around 3,000 Mb (megabase pairs).

According to NHGRI, it took 13 years for all the sequencing power in the world to produce the first sequence of a human genome. In 2003 it took 100 machines to sequence a human-sized genome in three months. In 2011 it takes only one machine just five days to complete the sequence. This stunning advance in speed results from changes in technology that began in January 2008. Current efficiency of DNA sequencing leads to lower costs. (See graph below.) The implications for patients are numerous, ranging from the potential for customized, gene-based care to major ethical and privacy dilemmas.

The NHGRI plan calls for low-cost and highly accurate tools to sequence data “at the point of care.” The NHGRI writes: The plan also calls for new technologies to measure the interaction between the environment, behavior and genes and for routine clinical applications of genomic tools such as newborn genetic screening and other types of diagnostic screening. It also calls for electronic medical records systems that integrate family histories and genomic data to generate personalized diagnoses, treatments, and prevention plans.

Health consumers will need to familiarize themselves with genomic medicine so they can understand their personal risks, participate in clinical decisions, make the best use of new therapeutics and, if they so choose, modify their behaviors in response to genome-based health information. Legislators and policymakers must craft policies that continue to promote the confidentiality of participation in genomics research.

Other policies will be needed to protect individual privacy and access to health coverage, and to encourage investment in genomic health technologies through intellectual property incentives. Dr. Green says, “Our base-pairs-to-bedside plan maps the next steps in the herculean endeavor not only to discover medical secrets hidden within the human genomes, but to bring those discoveries to the practitioner and patients.” From these advances emerge several questions the NHGRI press release does not address: What if the patient resists or refuses genomic sequencing for privacy or other reasons? Would physicians be allowed to discontinue care for the patient? To what degree could a patient be forced to change his or her behavior? Could the health insurer drop coverage or increase premiums if the patient refused sequencing? Who is liable if the genomic sequence “foretells” a future that never happens?

Sources: “DNA Sequencing Costs: Data from the NHGRI Large-Scale Genome Sequencing Program,” K. A. Wetterstrand, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, February 4, 2011, accessed May 24, 2011. “How Big Is the Human Genome?” Laurence A. Moran, Sandwalk:Strolling with a Skeptical Biochemist (blog), March 24, 2011. “DNA Sequencing Beating Moore’s Law,” Wouter Stomp, Medgadget.com, May 22, 2011 “NHGRI Charts Course for the Next Phase of Genomics Research” (Media Release), Jeannine Mjoseth, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, February 9, 2011. Source: National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health [Back to Contents] Testing Newborns for Future Criminality A Connecticut professor of law thinks newborns should be screened for inborn criminality. Jennifer Melien Brooks-Crozier at the University of Connecticut School of Law proposes such screening in her unpublished paper “The Case for Newborn Screening for the MAOA-Low Genotype and Intervention Services for MAOA-Low Children.” The paper’s abstract describes a 1993 study by Hans Brunner of the genetics of male members of “a large Dutch family who exhibited behaviors such as impulsive aggression, arson, and attempted rape….”

These males had a mutant copy of a particular gene, which accounted for a deficiency of the enzyme monoamine ozidase A (MAOA). Dr. Brunner concluded that low MAOA leads to abnormal aggressive behavior. However, the abstract continues, later studies determined that reduced MAOA through genetic mutation does not fully explain this aggressive behavior. Scientists in New Zealand found that childhood maltreatment combined with the mutant MAOA gene leads to violate aggression. On its own the gene mutation was insufficient. Ms. Brooks-Crozier proposes that newborn genetic screening of infants be expanded to include a screening test for the MAOA-low genotype. She argues that these research studies “can and should be used to prevent violent crime and to preserve the sense of peace an safety that is the foundation of free, civilized societies.”

Furthermore, the abstract states: The screening test would allow states to target a population of children at risk of criminal behavior. The intervention services – family education and counseling, home visits, parent support groups, and psychological and social work services – would prevent those at-risk children from suffering the maltreatment that would cause them to later develop aggressive, antisocial behavior. The author acknowledges that there would be constitutional and policy implications of such a proposal, presents a cost-benefit analysis, and “ultimately concludes that it would pass constitutional muster and be a cost-effective public policy.”

Source: ” The Case for Newborn Screening for the MAOA-Low Genotype and Intervention Services for MAOA-Low Children,” Jennifer Melien Brooks-Crozier, 2011. [Back to Contents] Health IT: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

The private sector has ventured into a controversial process that Congress set in motion. Last month GE Healthcare and Thomson Reuters announced “the ability to combine commonly used outcomes research data from the Thomson Reuters MarketScan Research Databases with electronic medical records data from GE Healthcare’s Centricity Electronic Medical Records (EMR) solutions… .”

In short these two large corporations have joined forces to track and analyze the treatment received by patients. Outcomes research has proven controversial. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, or “economic stimulus”), passed in February 2009, requires and funds “comparative effectiveness research” (CER) on selected medical treatments. The law also established a panel of 15 presidential appointees – the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research – to determine which medical procedures to investigate for effectiveness. Under the federal health care reform law (“Obamacare”), Congress renamed the Council the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The CER requirement in the ARRA and the additional committees proposed by Obamacare may have led to the oft-cited August 7, 2009, “death panels” accusation made by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on her Facebook page.

Limits on treatment options appears to be one goal of the joint venture. GE Healthcare claims “researchers and physicians can now gain new insights into patient treatment protocols, better enabling them to determine the ideal course of treatment while avoiding expensive options that do not deliver results.” What classifies as a “result” is not known. Researchers and analysts may report results that meet their own biases and preferences. Such research is not new. For decades Thomson Reuters has provided de-identified insurance claims and prescription data to researchers to study the outcomes and effectiveness of medical treatments.

However, the media release notes: The addition of the de-identified patient data from GE Healthcare means a research study can link clams data that track the treatment received by a population of patients diagnosed with a condition such as hypertension, with clinical data on everything from a patient’s body mass index, blood pressure, symptoms and more. With this joint solution, the research provides more specific evidence about the effectiveness of treatments, allowing clinicians and patients to make more informed decisions. The companies have plans for extensive research using patient data. Just one year ago they demonstrated the broad linking of data at a conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

They combined clinical data collected on 30 million individuals by more than 9,000 system users. The data included health insurance claims data and prescription data. The companies plan to provide customers with detailed research and analytical services. Bill Marder, senior vice president at Thomason Reuters, says: We can now conduct studies that assess the effectiveness of medical treatments, prescription adherence, and disease management initiatives based on both a deep set of clinical data and extensive data on the complete healthcare experience of a patient.

This includes all hospitalizations and ambulatory visits as well as all filled prescriptions, costs, and reimbursements. Although outcomes research could lead to treatment restrictions, as Governor Palin warned – insurers and government agencies could refuse to reimburse doctors and hospitals for treatments classified as “ineffective” – the corporate news release made no mention of patient-consent requirements. The companies also assert “complete patient anonymity and privacy” with a claim that teams at both organizations “have developed an algorithm which enables the de-identification of patient data without loss of utility.” However, no definitions of “de-identification” or “anonymity” were provided.

Sources: “GE Healthcare and Thomson Reuters Create Powerful, Precise Clinical Research Dataset,” GlideNews, May 23, 2011, Accessed June 8, 2011. “GE Healthcare and Thomson Reuters Create Powerful, Precise Clinical Research Dataset,” The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2011, Accessed June 8, 2011. “Palin: Obama’s ‘Death Panel’ Could Kill My Down Syndrome Baby,” Eric Kleefeld, TalkingPointsMemo, August 7, 2009. HITECH Act, Section 13001, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, February 17, 2009. Subtitle D, Section 6301, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, March 23, 2010. [Back to Contents] Health Freedom Watch is a monthly email newsletter published by the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (formerly Citizens’ Council on Health Care), a national nonprofit, educational organization whose mission is to support patient and doctor freedom, medical innovation and the right to a confidential patient-doctor relationship. Health Freedom Watch provides reports on national and state policies that impact citizens’ freedom to choose their health-care treatments and practitioners, and to maintain their health privacy – including genetic privacy. Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is not affiliated with any other organization. © Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom.

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The treatment of the issue and ultimate intent above are one sided and completely ignorant and neglectful of :

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Article 8. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law. (Consider the right to information about oneself and HOW one may retain on’es genetic material without non-consensual alteration . . . )

Article 10. Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him. (Consider the right to retain original personal genetics)

Article 14. (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. (this includes GENETIC persecution as in the above article’s suggestion of summary imposition of genetic alteration) (2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations. (simply BEING cannot be a crime and one’s genetic state as naturally expressed should NEVER be considered a crime) Article 19.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers, to live in an areas without electronic encroachment. Zones or community areas for UNALTERED genes should be set up. Those with violent/aggressive genes should be fostered in supportive environments that can both accentuate (contact combat sports) *AND* also ‘counter’/’civilise’ (sports that emphasis empathy and perhaps intensive philosophical scenarios to civilise) the same impulses depending on the personal preference. That way both warrior/animal instincts and civilising individuals with FREE CHOICE have a chance to exist.

Self determinism is a critical component of free will and autonomy, both foundations of the UNHCR. Look upon these ‘zones’ as free range nature reserves for certain human genes. Frankly the urban environment is VERY unnatural to humanity, they don’t realise it but it is VERY unhealthy, especially the EMFs/ELFs and other electrosmog.

3 Articles highlighting RACISM and Freedom of Choice – various sources – early July 2011

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm
ARTICLE 1
 
Airline passenger arrested over saggy pants – by Associated Press – 19th June 2011 http://www2.oanow.com/news/2011/jun/19/airline-passenger-arrested-over-saggy-pants-ar-1997137/ SAN FRANCISCO — A University of New Mexico football player who was arrested after wearing saggy pants on a plane at the San Francisco airport insists in a video showing part of his exchange with authorities that his pants were up and he had done nothing wrong. The San Francisco Chronicle obtained the video and a link to it was on the newspaper’s website Saturday. “My pants are up sir,” a seated DeShon Marman tells the captain, who along with someone who appears to be a San Francisco police officer, is standing near his seat on the plane. “I’m not doing anything. I paid my fees, and I’m ready to go.” The Chronicle said it obtained the three-minute video from a passenger who was sitting near Marman during Wednesday’s incident and did not wish to be identified. What the video does not show is Marman’s repeated refusal earlier to follow a boarding agent’s advice and pull up his pants, Elise Eberwein, a spokeswoman for US Airways, told The Associated Press on Saturday. “When he was asked by our employee at the Jetway to please pull them up, that employee was told to pull them up for him,” she said. “And that exchange continued to the door of the plane.” The 20-year-old’s pants were so low they were “exposing areas that most people would not want to see” and violating the airline’s expectation that customers won’t dress offensively, Eberwein said. Attempts by the AP to reach Marman were not successful. A call to his attorney’s office Saturday afternoon was not returned, and calls to listings for people with his mother’s name in San Francisco were not returned or went unanswered. News reports have identified his attorney as Joe O’Sullivan and his mother as Donna Doyle. Marman said in an interview with KGO-TV this week that his pants were slightly below his waist, and he was unable to lift them up because he had bags in his hands. In a statement released through the university Friday, he said he was “embarrassed at the negative attention” the incident had generated. “I believe in due time all the facts of the matter will come to light,” he said. He said any additional comment would come through his attorney. O’Sullivan told the Chronicle that nothing was visible once his client sat down. “The issue should have been over,” he said. Marman was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction after refusing to leave the plane on the captain’s orders, according to police. Police have also said he injured an officer while being taken into custody. “He’s refusing to get off,” Eberwein said. “The captain’s thinking, ‘What if he refuses something else in the air?'” Marman was released on bail Thursday. Prosecutors have until July 18 to file any charges against him.
 
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Fallout over scantily dressed man at airport – by Alicia E. Barrón – 23rd June 2011 PHOENIX – The college football player who was asked to leave a plane for wearing saggy pants is speaking out about a man who is allowed to travel wearing nothing but lingerie. Deshon Marman was asked to get off a flight for wearing saggy pants that he refused to pull up. He was arrested and later charged with suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction after refusing to leave on captain’s orders. On the other hand, another male passenger is allowed to frequently fly to and from Phoenix on US Airways wearing nothing but undergarments. He has become a YouTube sensation but has many questioning if this is double standard. The scantily clad man has been seen and taped in numerous airports across the country. Jessica Malin has seen the man in lingerie at the airport. “I was pretty pumped to see this man in his lingerie,” she said. “It was kind of offensive but it was entertaining.” “I feel like if it was a rapper or a superstar walking on the airplane…sagging his pants, they would want his autograph,” Marman said. “They wouldn’t tell him, ‘Hey can you pull up your pants please?’” “Leads to only one conclusion, that because Mr. Marman is black, wearing dreads he was treated differently,” said Marman’s lawyer, Joe O’Sullivan. 3TV has learned the man in lingerie is a Phoenix resident and a frequent US Airways passenger. US Airways officials say they do not enforce a dress code as long as a person’s “private parts” are covered up.
 
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Man in women’s underwear allowed to fly – by Jennifer Thomas – 23rd June 2011 http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/Crossdressing-man-allowed-to-board-plane-while-football-player-is-not-124399689.html PHOENIX – A college football player was asked to get off a US Airways flight due to his saggy clothing, but there was no issue when a scantily clad man boarded a plane to Phoenix. Deshon Marman, who plays for the University of New Mexico, was pulled off a plane at San Francisco International Airport last week after US Airways claims he refused to pull up his pants. He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing after police say he refused to leave the plane on captain’s orders. But just days before that incident, a man wearing women’s underwear and high heels had no trouble getting on board a US Airways flight to Phoenix. It wasn’t the cross-dresser’s first flight to Phoenix wearing women’s clothing. Several passengers snapped photos of the man, whose name has not been released. When shown pictures of the man, several people at Sky Harbor International Airport felt the attire was inappropriate. “I would call that indecent exposure, actually,” Heather Sisneros said. “They shouldn’t allow it,” Jennifer Dake said. “I’ve actually seen this guy come down the concourses,” Bill Machnick said. I’ve seen him in the airport numerous times.” A passenger on the man’s flight said several people complained, but US Airways told her that if a passenger is not exposing their private parts, they’re allowed to fly. In a statement, US Airways officials said the company does not have a dress code, but “our crew is authorized to use discretion to ensure the comfort and safety of all passengers.” Prosecutors have until July 18 to file charges against Marman.
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Meanwhile the hijab and burkha is banned in the most racist of countries. While nudism is allowd in some of these racist counbtries as well! Why the inconsistencies? The nation which allows BOTH nudist and burkha wearer, as well as crossdresser and saggy pant wearer (this is entirely moot actually, those boxers are far more clothed than the flimsy shorts or even sumo loin cloths or bikinis you can see being worn everywhere else. Why persecute Deshon or a consensual hijab wearer (ask to identify at most but a ban is simply excessive) ? This shows either RACISM or FUNDAMENTALISM, both undesirable in the contaxt of thoday’s modern era. Kudos to Phoenix Airport, I’m surprised that Arizona while having the worst laws on immigrants is aong the most LGBT friendly in USA. The contrasts in inconsistencies are amazing to say the least. How about being good guys all the way and removing the TSA as well?

Attempts At Dhimmitude of Minorities in Malaysia – various sources – Late July 2011

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm
ARTICLE 1
 
Ramadan ban on nightspots – by Malaysia Chronicle – 14th July 2011 ALOR SETAR
 
Entertainment outlets, including karaoke centres and discotheques, will not be allowed to operate during Ramadan in Kedah. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said live-band performances with singers at bars, hotels, restaurants and eating outlets and areas with easy access by public were also not allowed to open. He said the regulation under the state Entertainment Enactment 1997 which lists these places excludes cybercafes, bowling and snooker centres. Azizan also said that all Chinese eateries and outlets that cater to international customers would be allowed to operate as usual. They include fast-food restaurants such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut, he said. Azizan also said cultural and religious performances would be allowed during Ramadan as long as they do not cause a disturbance to others. He said these include performances during the Hungry Ghost Festival that may fall during Ramadan. “This regulation is already in the enactment but due to poor enforcement there were those who did not abide by the regulation,” he said after chairing the state executive council meeting here yesterday. He said the regulation would be fully enforced this year following complaints by the state Islamic religious council during a meeting with district officers to prevent immoral activities during Ramadan.
 
He said the Sultan of Kedah Sultan Abdul Muadzam Shah was very particular about Islamic activities and that during Ramadan he visited various mosques to perform tarawih prayers with the Muslim congregation. A group of entertainment outlet operators had said that they were not satisfied with the late notice made by the Kota Setar district office preventing them from operating during Ramadan. Azizan said he believed there was confusion over the definition of entertainment outlets as some of cybercafe operators had claimed they could not renew their licences. “We want district offices to clarify the definition of entertainment outlet’ that is allowed to operate to avoid confusion,” he said. He added that the matter would be solved soon since Ramadan was only two weeks away. He also said that Chinese associations that planned to conduct performances during the Hungry Ghost Festival needed to apply for a licence from the district office and also a police permit. – The Star ARTICLE 2 Kedah’s Ramadan Ban On Nightspots Goes Against PAS And Pakatan Rakyat’s Orange Book Manifesto (YB) The Hon. Chor Chee Heung – 14th July 2011 Today it was announced that the Kedah state government would enforce the Ramadan ban on entertainment outlets, including karaoke centers and discotheques put in place by the state Entertainment Enactment 1997. While the Kedah government was careful to say that Chinese eateries and fast food restaurants were to remain open, their ban on entertainment hubs is still harmful to local business. In the PAS manifesto, they clearly state their dedication to the promotion of the economic welfare of the people with the charge “increase and broaden the ‘middle-income-group’ across all races, as to enhance the purchasing power [of the people].”
 
In the Pakatan Rakyat’s own Orange Book, they have dedicated an entire section to “Increasing the Rakyat’s disposable income.” Yet bans on the operation of business clearly go against this section of both manifestos. Beyond the obvious ignorance of their own manifesto, it is distressing to see that the opposition is willing to sacrifice the economic gains of non-Muslim entertainment hub owners in order to ensure that there is no immoral behavior going on during Ramadan. During the time when BN controlled Kedah, the government did not force entertainment centers to shut down because they trusted the people of Kedah to make their own decisions. PAS and PR should take a lesson from BN’s experiences in Kedah and have faith in their constituents to make their own choices. It is not the state’s business to control a person—that borders on the infringement of human rights, as our own MCA Young Professionals Bureau chief Chua Tee Yong said in response to the whole matter. The multiracial rakyat must be wondering why the Barisan Nasional government was able to manage the issue so well during each Ramadan, whereas the PAS controlled government simply bulldozed through blindly with utter disregard of the rights of non-Muslims.
 
DAP’s deafening silence What is equally unsettling is that this is also being considered in Penang, in DAP’s heartland. With Penang’s greatly diverse population, a curb on the operating hours of entertainment hubs would be seriously detrimental to the livelihood of owners and infringe on the rights of Penangites. With Ramadan being a month long, a cut in attendees is hard enough on owners, lessening hours will be even more damaging to their income. Before PAS and PR go about trying to morally police the Muslims of Malaysia, they should be sure to double check the consequences of their actions, especially when it contradicts their manifestos. DAP, has been uncharacteristically silent on this issue, especially in Kedah. Why is DAP not pushing back against PAS’s Islamic policies to protect the rights of the Chinese who voted for them? The Chinese in Kedah are soon going to learn the painful truth that in order for DAP to try and amass power through Pakatan Rakyat, they are willing to sacrifice the rights of their supporters and have already started doing so. CHOR CHEE HEUNG is Gerakan MP for Alor Setar
 
 
 
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Legalise red light districts for non-Muslims so that spillover into Muslim parts of town will not occur. At the same time, adult service business operators should not traffick people (though snakeheading the consensual is an entirely different matter), otherwise crackdowns will be difficult to defend while attempts to legalise and properly zone red light areas will also be affected. Non-Muslim services from haram food processing, to alcohol to gambling to adult industry should not be affected by Ramadan. Consider a dedicated Nudist Beach or Park or City area if you are up to it. Religion has no injunctions against those who are not members of the faith. I don’t think during the Prophet’s PBUH time any such commandment was made against non-Muslim ‘Quarters’ of town.
 
Maybe some lesser personages did this before, but one should follow the Prophet not lesser personages. After all who did Malaikat Jibril visit and talk to? The Prophet or some clergy born generations later? It’s not the job of anyone to prohibit or punish, Allah did not give anyone the right to punish non-Muslims, even Muslims, for personal sins at least (which in fact include drinking alcohol or eating pork or visiting adult industry venues btw), though later in the afterlife will the offenders be punished.
 
 
 
Try the comments on a related minority rights issue below :
 
‘Little India’ still big on vice – by Ikram Ismail http://www.mmail.com.my/content/58974-little-india-still-big-vice
 
The Hon. (YB) Chor Chee Heung and the Hon. (YB) Goh Leong San, (also the Hon. (YB) Datuk Khaw Boon Pin or the Hon. (YB) Dato Dr Choong Sim Poey patrons of Penang Heritage Trust) are the ‘alpha male’ parallels of Bung Mokhtar, Ibrahim Ali (pity Ali’s a racist) and other Obedient Wives Club members (the above mentioned 4 should be made honorary members of the OWC if not form a non-Muslim branch of the same). Men with emancipated minds need places and organisations to match their emancipated . . . well you get the idea, though some might not necessarily indulge though they advocate FREEDOM to live as Voltaire does.
 
With some effort, the privilege of polygamy that Muslims have could even be kindly extended to the minorities in Malaysia too, and hopefully by efforts of MPs and would-be MPs not yet on the scene legalized Adult Services Industries as well as gambling licenses for non-4D based outlets as well. The issue is zoning and price control so that patrons will not be impoverished should they be inclined to over-indulge. Luminaries among intelligensia and self-determinism, Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie and the Venerable Sardar Khushwant Singh, could be invited to advise, though once again to remind, all of the above are only relevant to non-Muslims and in urgent need of implementation wherever Dhimmitization or extreme Islam oppress non-Muslims.

S. Korean sex workers threaten to set themselves on fire to protect their brothels – by Hyung-Jin Kim – 6th July 2011

In 99%, Abuse of Power, Invasive Laws, Justice, Law, Sexuality, social freedoms on January 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm
(The Associated Press) ‘We know that we don’t have much chance of winning … but we’re ready to die fighting,’ prostitute says. A prostitute douses herself with flammable liquid during a protest in Seoul – Lee Jin-Man / AP South Korean prostitutes in underwear and covered in body paint douse themselves with flammable liquid on a street to show they’re willing to die during a protest in Seoul, South Korea. SEOUL, South Korea — The pimps and prostitutes of Yeongdeungpo start the day as if preparing for a siege, stocking their brothels with flammable liquid and gas containers. Large, red-lettered signs warn police that they’re willing to die to protect their livelihoods. “We can turn on the gas and light the flames,” said a 47-year-old pimp who would only give her surname Sohn. “We know that we don’t have much chance of winning … but we’re ready to die fighting.”
Nearly seven years after tough laws began driving thousands of South Korean prostitutes out of business, the sex workers of the Yeongdeungpo red-light district in Seoul are fighting back, spurred by what they say is an unprecedented campaign of police harassment. Since April they’ve staged large, sometimes violent, protests that provide a glimpse of the tensions in this fast-changing country as ambitious urban redevelopment projects encroach on old neighborhoods once known for their nightlife. Rallies by sex workers against police crackdowns crop up occasionally in South Korea, but the protests in Yeongdeungpo — which have drawn hundreds of other prostitutes, pimps and supporters — have been unusual in their size, organization and fury. The district’s 40 to 50 prostitutes describe their fight in life-and-death terms. At a recent protest, about 20 topless women covered in body and face paint doused themselves in flammable liquid and had to be restrained from setting themselves on fire. ‘Die gloriously’ The demonstrations come as new building projects around the country threaten gritty neighborhoods that are home to aging bars, street food stalls and brothels. If the prostitutes in Yeongdeungpo lose their jobs, they could struggle to find work elsewhere. “We are the people who eat, sleep and live here.
Where can we move?” prostitute Jang Se-hee said in an interview inside a large tent where sex workers were discussing how to resist police. The 36-year-old Jang, who wore big sunglasses with plum-colored lenses, her hair tied up in a bun, said her earnings have plunged from as much as $9,200 a month to about $3,700 since police began harrying the brothels in April. On a recent night, about 20 prostitutes stood in skimpy clothing behind pink neon-lit brothel windows, shouting out invitations to a few men walking along the street. Many brothels have suspended business because of the crackdown. Signs in those still open show their occupants’ defiance: “We will die here,” they read, or “I will pour fuel on my body and die gloriously.” Prostitution was banned in South Korea in 1961, but police rarely enforced the law. Tougher legislation was created, however, after a 2002 fire killed 14 women confined at a drinking salon and forced to entertain and sometimes have sex with customers. About 259,000 people, 70 percent of them male customers, have been arrested since the new laws took effect in 2004. Nearly 4,000 prostitutes have left their brothels, while 1,800 remain, and seven of the country’s 35 major red-light districts have disappeared, according to police records. Image: South Korean prostitutes wearing mourning clothes participate in a rally in Seoul Lee Jin-Man / AP Face-painted South Korean prostitutes wearing mourning clothes participate in a rally in Seoul, South Korea. Prostitutes and pimps say police have taken a new and aggressive approach in Yeongdeungpo that has driven away most customers: Stepped-up patrols, police cars parked visibly in the area and plainclothes officers watching with binoculars. Jang said police stormed the area three times in June alone, arresting three prostitutes and three customers.
“There hasn’t been this kind of crackdown before,” said Kang Hyun-joon, a former pimp who runs an association of prostitutes and pimps in South Korea. Sex workers suspect the nearby Times Square department store pushed police to act against the brothels. Police and store officials deny the claim. The National Police Agency says officers are also clamping down on other districts as part of a routine nationwide crackdown. One Yeongdeungpo police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because of department rules, said police decided to shut down the brothels because residents increasingly voiced worry about young students passing through the area since the upscale department store opened in 2009. Blaze killed six It is not the first time South Korea’s development boom has sparked friction in older neighborhoods. In 2009, a police raid on a building occupied by squatters near another Seoul red-light district led to a blaze that killed six people. Protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at charging police commandos, causing the fire. The building was eventually demolished to make room for planned new high-rise buildings. Brothel workers and other critics say police crackdowns have unfairly targeted traditional red-light zones, while overlooking other sex businesses thriving in the shadows. Among those are “kiss rooms,” where men can pay for sex, and one-room apartments offering sexual services. Men can also buy sex at barber shops, massage parlors and karaoke bars on almost all major streets and through online social networking sites. South Korea runs nine support centers offering vocational training and psychological counseling to former prostitutes where they can work for a monthly salary of about $460 to $920, according to government officials. Many women, however, find it hard to adjust to new lives and to resist the better pay of sex work. Despite the social stigma, they drop out of the centers and return to prostitution.
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Don’t die ‘gloriously’ (a waste of life IMHO), it is foolish, as once you are dead everyone else will have no one to fight for them! Run instead for candidacy in all necessary districts and change the zoning or legislation. If you are dead whats the point?
Also if any sex workers do earn USD$9K a month (some of us have NEVER seen more than USD$900 a month), that sex worker has no excuse not to run for politics at all. In fact in some 3rd world countries as the one I am writing from, this USD$9K single month’s earning is enough to fund an entire election campaign! Don’t throw away your life you well loved pieces of meat thinking about going barbecue on the RLD fans, fight for RLD zoning and legalisation rights via politics instead!
Try the below flyer and adapt it to your local area Ms.Jang, and tell all your fellow sex workers that becoming a crispy corpse or barbecue will not help anyone :
If Jang turns into the 2nd, she’s ‘still edible’, we don’t need her to turn into the 3 or 4, we have food animals for that, 5 was just for good measure . . .
1 – Uncooked (also uncut? . . . )
2- Half cooked look . . .
3- Totally Cooked – Literal b1tch3s . . . (CULL/BUTCHER HUMANELY! At least until that lab grown version is here . . . )
4- Crispy (oily & rubbery rather . . .)
5- Yonder seated lady far right looks about ready for the pot (jk) . . .