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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Daily Lessons from Life 20 June 2018 - Justice must be served!

"Malaysia to reopen investigations into death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Cabinet has agreed to reopen investigations into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock, who was found dead in 2009 after giving a statement at the office of the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The circumstances in which he died were controversial."
"Najib's former aide a 'crucial witness' in murder of Mongolian model Altantuya: Lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR: The father of murdered Mongolian model Àltantuya Shaariibuu lodged a police report on Wednesday (Jun 20) to jump start the process of reopening investigationsinto the case, nearly 12 years after she was killed in Malaysia.
Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad received Shaariibuu at his office later on Wednesday evening and indicated that he would support the reopening of the investigation into Altantuya’s murder if the evidence is there."
The 2 cases were supposedly given due investigations n even fair trial for one but yet totally CONVINCING by the public. Many scoffed at how weak n corrupted those involved in investigating n sentencing were n everything was just unrealiable n fabrocated made-believe.
Had the incumbent government not been voted out n tje abusive officials removed, these 2 cases would never have the chance to be reopened. That the dead victims can get the justice they deserved n the offenders be accountable for their crimes.
Only in this manner can we teach n convince our kiks n the futute generation that the good will always triumphe over evils. N those who do evils will hv to pay their dues; not if but simply when!
Only then can the future generations live a righteous path always.
It is how important these 2 reopened cases are!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Daily Lessons from Life 19 June 2018 - Real trade war coming?

"Trump threatens extra tariffs on US$200b of Chinese goods

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 per cent tariff on US$200 billion of Chinese goods and Beijing warned it would retaliate, in a rapid escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies.
Trump's latest move, as Washington fights trade battles on several fronts, was unexpectedly swift and sharp.
It was retaliation, he said, for China's decision to raise tariffs on $50 billion in U.S. goods, which came after Trump announced similar tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday (Jun 15).
China imported $129.89 billion of U.S. goods last year, while the U.S. purchased $505.47 billion of Chinese products, according to U.S. data.
Derek Scissors, a China scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank, said that means China will soon run out of imports of U.S. goods on which to impose retaliatory tariffs.
China was unlikely change its industrial policies in response to the U.S. trade threats, he said. That could take a long and painful trade fight.
"As I've said from the beginning, China will back off its industrial plans only when U.S. trade measures are large and lasting enough to threaten the influx of foreign exchange. Not due to announcements," he said."
The key words r: China imports MUCH less than its export to the USA. There goes its power of negotiation!! It is that simple if hard balls r played!!
If Trump's complaints abt how china is forcing US companies to "share" their IPs through coercion in exchange for their access to the Chinese market is TRUE, there is no reasonable excuses for china to fall back on.
It just revealed the jey weaknesses of China technologies development. It has to continue to pay a premiums for the US technologies it does not possess while accelerte its own home grown technologies.
Those companies that hv significant businesses in both countries will lose out big time! While those that focused on the respective domestic market will survive the trade war!
Of course growth will disappear, just surviving is already great performance in that trade war situation!!
Will the threats from BOTH sides really get carried out? Still uncertain! Let's hope it would happen!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Daily Lessons from Life 18 June 2018 - Unexpected things happened!

1st of all Germany, the defending world cup champions, got beaten 0:1 by Mexico! Incisive moves towards the German's goal n pulled the trigger each time. Awesone displays n hence the beauty of this beautiful game - the ball is round n past successes r no indication of future successe!

Then Brazil, one of the favourites, were held to a 1:1 draw by Switzerland! Games ON!!

Closer to home, Osaka woke up to a 6.1 Rated earthquake that killed 3 n injuring more than 300 at ard 9.30am local time. Two friends were in the region touring n m glad to learn they were unharmed though one of them hv to scramble to get his mum n himself out of Kyoto to Osaka airport for Shanghai!! He manged a chartered bus, maybe with other like fated travellers, as the bullet trains were stopped.

Life os unpredictable n the unexpected happened!

Sometimes on trivial things like a game of football where even if your favourite team lost, nobody die or maim!

Other time, lives were lost like in the Osaka earthquake!

More, n possibly stronger aftershocks may follow. Hope everything turns out aOK.