Daily Archives: November 27, 2016

Syrian Army and Kurds continue unexpectedly successful offensive in Aleppo

According to Al-Masdar News military correspondent, the Syrian Arab Army and allied forces have completely captured Jabal-Badro district (located directly south from recently liberated Hanano district), Ard Al-Hamra area and Al-Sakhour Bridge.

Units involved in this success were the Republican Guard forces, Desert Hawks Brigade and several units from Al Quds Brigade (Palestinian paramilitaries).

Malaysia | More than 1,000 protest at Myanmar embassy in Malaysia against Rohingya atrocities

By Naim Zulkifli
KUALA LUMPUR: Some 1,000 people held a demonstration on November 25 in front of the Myanmar embassy here to protest against atrocities against the country’s Rohingya Muslims. The group, comprising members of a coalition of 42 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and Rohingya, held the demonstration after Friday prayers after walking 2.6km from the Tabung Haji mosque. They decried the escalating violence in Rakhine State in northern Myanmar, where a military crackdown since last month has reportedly resulted in the deaths of at least 86 Rohingya. The participating organisations were Umno Youth, Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia, Pertubuhan Martabat Jalinan Muhibbah Malaysia and Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Majlis Ayahanda Malaysia. When they reached Jalan Madge, near the embassy, they were stopped by police. As emotions were running high, a group of men believed to be Rohingya tried to break through the police blockade, but this proved futile. City police chief Datuk Amar Singh said three Rohingya men and a Malaysian man were detained for investigations under the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012. “The Rohingya were arrested, as under the act, foreigners are prohibited from participating in any assembly, while the Malaysian man was arrested because he tried to provoke a situation.”
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Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Mohd Yunos and four other representatives later sent a memorandum to the embassy urging the Myanmar government to put an end to the persecution of the Rohingya. “I am sad about what has happened there (Myanmar), where Muslims have been killed ruthlessly. On behalf of other participants today (yesterday), I urge the Malaysian government to sever diplomatic relations with the government of Myanmar,” he said.

India | India’s Demonetization “Shock Therapy”: State Sponsored Financial Repression

By Sridhar Chakravarthi Raman

If You Can’t Dazzle Them With Brilliance, Baffle Them With Bull.”– WC Fields

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
-Rahm Emanuel,Former White House Chief of Staff in the Obama administration.