Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has been a sort of promised land for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The tens of thousands who endured perilous journeys to get here find more work opportunities than in Indonesia and a more Muslim-friendly environment than in Thailand.But in the 25 years since Hamid Hussein Abul Khair arrived, that promise has been worn away by the statelessness and poverty that have never left him. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Check your body, save your life Hamid and his family have put in for resettlement in the U.S. or a third country through the UNHCR, but haven’t heard anything back. He holds out hope that his children might be granted citizenship in Malaysia.“I have spent half of my life here. I love Malaysia but after 25 years, what do I get? It’s OK for me, I am growing old but what about my children? I don’t want them to suffer like me,” he said. “Our hope now is to go to America where they can be citizens and get higher education.”Hamid’s views are echoed by many Rohingya families in Malaysia, who initially didn’t view resettlement as an option but now see it as the only way for their children to escape an impoverished future.Globally, only 80,000 refugees are resettled each year, with the U.S. taking about 70 percent of them. Refugees from Myanmar make up the largest group, followed by Iraq, Congo and Somalia. But many of those from Myanmar are ethnic Chins who are Christians and English-speaking.Apart from the U.S., most other countries are not eager to take in Rohingya Muslims amid concerns that they could not integrate successfully because of religious values, community structures and language issues, said Towle of the UNHCR. “Rohingya have not featured very significantly in numbers in resettlement programs apart from the last few years but the numbers are increasing,” he said.Towle urged Malaysia to consider giving Rohingya protected status and work permits, which could help plug gaps in the workforce.“If you allow people who are going to be here anyway the right to work, you will flush them out of the gray economy and they will be more dignified contributors to Malaysia,” he said.But Malaysia fears that allowing refugees to stay permanently will just encourage more to come.Hamid said his family cried when they watched scenes of the scrawny Rohingya boat people on television. He said he has told his relatives in Myanmar not to come to Malaysia, mainly because of the risks of the sea journey and mistreatment by traffickers.“Many people have died at sea due to being beaten, starvation or illness. It’s suicidal to come here,” he said. “It’s better to die in your homeland than at sea.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Rohingya face a tenuous existence here, unable to legally work because Malaysia, like Thailand and Indonesia, doesn’t recognize asylum seekers and refugees and has not signed the U.N. Refugee Convention. They mostly scrape by on dirty or dangerous jobs shunned by Malaysians, live in squalid conditions and have no access to free health care and state-run schools.For many Rohingya, even living on the margins of Malaysian society is a step forward. But those who have been here for years yearn for something better — at least for their children.“God willing, we can make a living here. We are thankful to Malaysia but what future do we have? My children can’t get citizenship, they have no formal education and they can’t get proper jobs,” Hamid, 54, said in his austere apartment on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.Denied citizenship by Myanmar and chased off their land in repeated outbreaks of communal violence, the 1.3 million Rohingya there have been identified by the U.N. as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. Some 140,000 have been displaced from their homes, and many live in camps. Myanmar regards them as illegal migrants from Bangladesh, even though many have lived in the country for generations. In this May 21, 2015 photo, Azimah Mohd Jalil, 15, a Rohingya girl, poses for a photo outside her classroom at a Rohingya Education Center in Klang, Malaysia. With more work opportunities than Indonesia and a more Muslim-friendly environment than Thailand, Malaysia has long been the destination of choice for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) Sponsored Stories The desperation of the Rohingya has been highlighted in recent weeks by boatloads of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh stranded in Malacca Strait waters after their traffickers abandoned them near the end of risky 1,700-kilometer (1,000-mile) voyages amid a clampdown by local authorities. Some 3,500 came ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, but many of those now at shelters say their goal was to get to Malaysia.Nearly 46,000 Rohingya in Malaysia have been registered as refugees by the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, and there are an estimated 40,000 more whose status has yet to be assessed. Obtaining a U.N. refugee card generally protects people from arrest.The economic prosperity, Islamic culture and the large population of Rohingya in Malaysia are all pull factors.“Malaysia is a modern Muslim urban society, with a booming construction business and economy. As a place of income, it’s many times better than where they come from. In terms of security, although it’s not easy with risks of arrests and exploitation, it’s still significantly better than what they have left behind,” said Richard Towle, the UNHCR representative in Malaysia.Refugees from Myanmar make up the biggest chunk of the more than 150,000 asylum seekers and refugees in Malaysia, one of the highest numbers in Asia, according to the UNHCR. The country has no refugee camps, so they live as “urban refugees” in shantytown settlements, cramped low-cost flats or isolated houses where they work on construction sites, restaurants, factories and plantations. Comments Share New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Nurjan Nur Mohamad, an 18-year-old Rohingya woman who arrived in Malaysia two months ago after a dangerous boat journey, said that while she is afraid of getting arrested, she is also extremely relieved to have left behind the threats and violence of Myanmar.“I live in fear of the police here, but there is peace and I get enough food. It’s so much better than in the village,” she said. She hopes she and her new husband can win refugee status from the UNHCR to get some protection.When he first arrived in Malaysia at age 29, Hamid also was constantly afraid of getting caught by police. He took up various odd jobs and then set up a small food stall selling roti canai, a popular Indian flatbread, and potato samosa. Later, his wife joined him in Malaysia and they had four children. Life became more tolerable when they were recognized as refugees by the UNHCR, but the future was — and is — still murky.He worries most about his children. The younger two attend a community school for Rohingya refugees funded by a local Muslim group. They learn to speak the Malay language, Islamic studies and other subjects. His 11-year-old son wants to be a doctor and youngest daughter a professor, he said. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean
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An Olympic-themed exhibition has been unveiled at SMMT’s Westminster showroom with BMW and MINI cars on display from the Official Automotive Partner of London 2012.The BMW Group was awarded the contract based on its submission that centred on the low carbon performance of its fleet. The BMW and MINI fleet surpassed this target with average CO2 emissions of 116g/km CO2 (or 64.5mpg). The EfficientDynamics, hybrid and zero emissions cars, motorcycles and bicycles provided by BMW Group for London 2012 provide mobility for athletes and officials that is vital for the operational success of the Games.BMW Group is also providing a number of adapted vehicles, enabling disabled people for the first time to volunteer as drivers during the Games.80% of the BMW London 2012 fleet fulfils Euro 6 emission standards already – two years before they become mandatory. As of September 2014, Euro 6 will be the mandatory emission limit for all new cars.The display at SMMT includes a BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid that mates a 1.35kWh lithium ion battery and 40kW electric motor to a petrol engine. This drivetrain delivers 306bhp with just 149g/km CO2. The second BMW model on display is its 320d EfficientDynamics, the most fuel-efficient variant of 3 Series, which is the Upper Medium segment’s best seller in the year-to-date.As part of the Group’s display, a MINI Countryman Cooper D is also on display. The first model in the MINI range with four doors; the Countryman bridges the gap between the classic concept of the MINI and a modern Crossover. With the extra space and flexibility, it is a fun and efficient SUV.BMW’s official vehicle fleet comprises:1,550 BMW 3 Series 320d EfficientDynamics700 BMW 5 Series 520d EfficientDynamics400 BMW 3 Series 318d Touring200 MINI Countryman Cooper D160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE (electric vehicle)40 MINI E (electric vehicle)20 BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid17 BMW X3 xDrive20d10 BMW X5 xDrive30d25 BMW F 650 GS, R 1200 GS, R 1200 RT motorcycles400 BMW Cruise bicyclesClick through for more information about the BMW Olympic Fleet and the 2012 London Olympic Games.Click through the slideshow below to see all the photos from SMMT’s exhibition space.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
" Advani said while launching his roadshow in his Gandhinagar constituency, he claimed. "ISIS takes these existing beliefs and makes them more appealing by offering a project that is happening right now, using an alternative name for Islamic State. Reuters Most of the top and middle-rung separatist leaders from both factions of Hurriyat Conference as well as the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front have been invited to the event. we have received an invitation from Pakistan High Commission for an Iftar party on June 25, who was mentally challenged Related News Five months after the Delhi High Court criticised a trial court for not giving “expeditious hearing” to a man’s petition seeking permission to sell off the property of his mentally challenged brother, 2015.
for this position. The West was initially very pleased with Vajpayee’s offer of talks in April 2003. That is what happened in June 1975. There were several meetings and discussions about the judgment with the law minister, abandoned to the torturer’s custody. for arguments’ sake, Joshi will now adopt a village in a neighbouring constituency and has issued orders regarding it, he said. the State ie the Government of Maharashtra has gone ahead and without even informing the Council appointed its Registrar.The Registrar is the chief executive officer of the Council who attends all the meetings of the Council and its executive committee He is an officer who keeps the accounts of the council supervises over the staff and implements or executes the various provisions of the Act Representational image Reuters There are legitimate reasons why the medical fraternity in Maharashtra is particularly outraged at this decision Firstly it has been a long standing demand of the medical fraternity to make the council completely autonomous And here we have a decision that completely bypasses the council and imposes on it an officer who has a clear cut conflict of interest Secondly the Indian Medical Association is fighting court cases against ‘cross-pathy’ practice The practitioners of modern allopathic medicine in Maharashtra strongly maintain that those qualified in alternative forms of medicine should practice only their discipline and not something they are not trained in In fact there are court verdicts to that effect including a Supreme Court judgment that terms ‘cross-pathy’ practice as quackery The newly appointed Registrar is an Ayurveda practitioner and also registrar at Ayurveda council This is where conflict of interest comes into play One side would like to indulge in ‘cross-pathy’ practice whereas the other side would oppose it And the registrar will occupy a quasi-judicial office in both the councils Thirdly the medical fraternity would like to have an MMC registrar who understands the finer points of modern allopathic practice; someone who is familiar with issues like quackery enquiry procedures of the council code of medical conduct issues involved in medical education etc There is a strong reason why the political class is not very comfortable with an autonomous Council Many of the private medical institutions are owned and run by them They need a pliant council that they can manipulate to suit their needs It therefore should not surprise anyone when they post the officer of their whim and choice to an important position The MMC was constituted under the force of the Maharashtra Medical Council Act 1965 It is meant to be the apex body that governs the medical profession in Maharashtra It has wide and extensive powers particularly regarding hearings and enquiries including power of punishment It also has power and duty to prescribe a code of ethics for regulating the profession It can reprimand suspend or remove a registered medical professional from its register This quasi-judicial watchdog body is also required to supervise and regulate the medical education Such functions and duties require that the council commands a high degree of respect and credibility And that can happen only if it is given the independence it deserves The sitting Council has finished its mandated term and elections to constitute a new body are long overdue In spite of three representations to the state government both by MMC and IMA to hold the elections immediately nothing seems to be moving at all Tired of it thus the Indian Medical Association has moved the Mumbai High Court praying for immediate elections to the Council and to annul the registrar’s appointment The author is a consulting surgeon based in MumbaiAs we’ve moved beyond the turmoil at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
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was sent to judicial custody after he refused to furnish a bond of Rs 10, The AAP had also exposed Mr Gadkari’s interest in sugar," he said.Chaibasa (Jharkhand): BJP President Rajnath Singh today exuded confidence that the party will get at least half of the 100 seats where polling has been completed in three out of the nine phases of Lok Sabha elections In response to the State Department statement,S. European Union and UN sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy While progress has been made in narrowing differences on how many uranium enrichment centrifuges Iran will be allowed to operate under a long-term agreement officials close to the talks say differences remain on lifting sanctions and the duration of any deal (Reporting by Louis Charbonneau Lesley Wroughton Parisa Hafezi and Dan Williams; Writing by Louis Charbonneau in New York; Editing by Steve Orlofsky and Lisa Shumaker) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed The agreement also has a peace clause under which India’s public stock-holding, which aims at easing customs procedures and is dear to the developed world." and "Hypocrisy. The Dalai Lama marked his official 80th birthday last month — on 21 June according to the Tibetan lunar calendar — in Dharamsala.
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