Just when you thought the UN Human Rights Council is such a big deal – no, it’s not

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US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, announced the US’ withdrawal from the 47-member UN Human Rights Council on 19 June. Haley emphasised the withdrawal does not signify the US’ quitting on its human rights watch. Photo: AFP

(The Epoch Times, June 20, 2018) The United States of America announced Tuesday (19 June) that it would leave the UN Human Rights Council. The decision was made public in a joint press conference conducted by the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, and US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

Haley emphasised the withdrawal does not signify the United States’ relinquishing of its duties in human rights promotion.

In fact, the United States had been the only free government working rigorously on trying to get the council to work fairly and peacefully for human rights.

While almost half of the proposals were drafted against Israel, severe human rights abuses by China, Cuba, Russia and Zimbabwe, for example, were completely unpursued.

Formed in 2006, the council currently has 47 member countries. In 2013, human rights organisations have lambasted the council for including the human rights abuser likes of China, Russia, Algeria and Vietnam into its ranks.

Then US President, George W Bush refused to have US enter the council, but Obama enrolled the US into its membership in 2009 when he was President.

The ambassador said that America will now pursue human rights work outside the council.

Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly last year, Trump said that it is embarrassing that some of the world’s biggest human rights abusers sit on the Human Rights Council.

“The Human Rights Council is a poor defender of human rights,” Pompeo said. “Worse than that, the Human Rights Council has become an exercise in shameless hypocrisy, with many of the world’s worst human rights abuses going ignored and some of the world’s most serious offenders sitting on the council itself.”

Pompeo named China, Cuba, and Venezuela as some of the worst human rights abusers who sit on the council. Haley said the council ignores abuses in Venezuela and Iran while admitting known human rights abusers like the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Both Haley and Pompeo pointed to the organization’s bias against Israel. Since its inception, the council passed more resolutions against Israel than the rest of the world combined, Pompeo said.

“For too long, the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias,” Haley said.

Source: The Epoch Times En Cn

 

 

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Vivian Balakrishnan praises North Korea of being ‘clean, green and modern’ where government ‘has been hard at work’

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Vivian Balakrshnan, after a trip to Pyongyang, waved high lyrical in praising North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang of being – with words normally used by PAP propaganda to describe Singapore – a ‘clean, green, modern city’ and that ‘clearly, the government has been hard at work all these decades.’

“If you go to Pyongyang today, what you will see is a clean, green, modern, beautiful city. I saw construction cranes, I saw buildings being constructed. Clearly, the government has been hard at work all these decades – to upgrade their infrastructure.”

He also praised North Koreans of being united and a ‘rugged’, ‘disciplined’, ‘determined’, ‘self-reliant’ society, whose citizens are ‘proud of themselves and their identity’, and determined to ‘move on and get ahead’. He calls the city and its citizens ‘impressive’ in their ‘own right’.

“But beyond the hardware that I saw, I also got to experience a rugged, disciplined, determined, self-reliant society. They know that they have had enormous challanges, in fact for well (more than half a) century in Korea, but they are proud of themselves, of their identity, and I can see that there is that determination to move on, to get ahead, and to progress. So (the) society itself..it is a very impressive society, as well as a very impressive city in its own right.

Are we getting ready to import more North Koreans to work here?

 

More and more talents leaving Singapore and not coming back

Just the other day, I was taking a cab whose driver told me he knows of so many Singaporeans who are working overseas and not coming back, ever – including Singaporean Chinese teaching English in the UK.

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Singapore and Malaysia are facing the serious problem of Brain Drain.  Many well-educated and highly-skilled individuals are looking to relocate abroad  for various reasons and this is worrying for both countries.

While the governments are determined to attract these people home, the issue at hand is whether will they be moved by the determination?

More and more people leaving Singapore

The number of people moving out of Singapore has increased by more than one third in the last ten years. In 2014 212,000 Singaporeans were living overseas, whereas in 2004 the number was 157,800.

As Dimitra Stefanidou reports for ASEAN Today.

Note: We all know Malaysia has a big problem of brain drain under past Prime Ministers including Najib Razak. While Singapore faces a similar problem, the government of ours always tries to downplay our situation with propaganda like ‘they are still rooted to the Singaporean identity’. But they are not coming back – why?

Can Singapore keep our talents at home?

Just the other day, I was taking a cab whose driver told me he knows of so many Singaporeans who are working overseas and not coming back, ever – including Singaporean Chinese teaching English in the UK.

maxresdefault.jpg

Singapore and Malaysia are facing the serious problem of Brain Drain.  Many well-educated and highly-skilled individuals are looking to relocate abroad  for various reasons and this is worrying for both countries.

While the governments are determined to attract these people home, the issue at hand is whether will they be moved by the determination?

More and more people leaving Singapore

The number of people moving out of Singapore has increased by more than one third in the last ten years. In 2014 212,000 Singaporeans were living overseas, whereas in 2004 the number was 157,800.

As Dimitra Stefanidou reports for ASEAN Today.

Note: We all know Malaysia has a big problem of brain drain under past Prime Ministers including Najib Razak. While Singapore faces a similar problem, the government of ours always tries to downplay our situation with propaganda like ‘they are still rooted to the Singaporean identity’. But they are not coming back – why?

Najib is the perfect man to rule, if we go by PAP logic

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Najib and LHL and wives, doing ‘louhei’ together in yester-years.

Truth be told, Najib is the perfect man according to PAP logic and reasoning.

Although he is corrupt, he is practical, pragmatic, kowtows to the West, loses dignity in front of China, and is able to cover up for his wrongdoings by putting all his own men in the necessary positions, while threatening to sue anyone who alleges he is corrupt. Most importantly, he is a man of no principles.

Too bad Malaysians voted for the man with principles, the man who dares to talk against the West, who dares challenge and sit down with China to negotiate fairly, who dares put really independent people in charge as the AG.

People’s Will 1 : 0 PAP’s Logic

We are now closer to what Dr Chee calls ‘undoing what the PAP has done to our minds’.

Albert Tay

Singapore good for our children to grow? Change the govt first.

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I don’t like this ranking of where is the best place to raise kids in.

Yes, we know some countries fare better than others. For example, would you rather be born in Switzerland, or in North Korea? But even then, the answer can be subjective.

I think the best country to raise your kids is still the country you feel most at home, the country where your culture is.

I am quite right-wing in that respect, and I don’t think Western = good, because they have a different set of cultures which is alien to us.

Yes, democracy and its ideals, on the other hand, are not purely Western constructs, and can be shared and practised by Asians and Africans perhaps in their own styles, but no less real and democratic. It does not, however, include bogus democracies like Singapore and China – which are basically Commuist and totalitarian.

Back to topic on culture, the best place to raise your kids is still your own motherland.

There is a reason why I still choose to stay in Singapore despite the oppressive nature of this country. Yes, I may habour thoughts of emigration, but my motherland is still my motherland, and there is no better place to raise my kids than in my motherland. Because no other place, no matter how democratic or free – can totally replace the culture I feel in my motherland.

The only problem I have is that my motherland is now currently ruled by traitors and dictators who do not have a heart with us, who are distantly detached and alien themselves.

And no, they are not going to get away with their nonsensical pride over some survey that ranks us the best place to raise kids – because I don’t need a survey to tell me that.

What I want to tell the survey is – whoever did it – this is the best place to raise my kids, but it is not performing optimally yet, it is not even performing sub-par. It is performing below how it can perform, because we still have selfish and detached rulers until today. The last thing we want you to do, is help promote this hell of a regime that destroys kids and destroys human values. Really, you need to look into how you arrived at your deeply flawed results, because no one here is feeling it. Except the rulers themselves.

Albert Tay

According to PAP logic, PH Ministers should be getting billions

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According to PAP logic, Pakatan Harapan Ministers should now be paid billions.

For the massive amount of work that needs to be done, and even for just achieving such a great feat for the country.

Why is Dr M not remunerating his servants properly? They can really easily earn higher pay in the private sector!

Why are two Minister-calibre individuals even working for free alongside hawker-centre-makaning Lim Guan Eng!

And they have no free book tours to go around with!

Albert Tay

More on PAP’s ‘book tours’ reasoning here: