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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Badminton Sudirman Cup Finals

The final of the Sudirman Cup badminton was China 3:0 Japan. The competition was tantalising for China and agonizing for Japan. Players showed their skills, tactics and stamina. This time, China had an edge.

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The US-China trade war continues

After much vilification, Trump says Huawei could be part of the trade deal. The US and China exchange angry words. Meanwhile, trade war affects the world.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Student protests

The climate change worsens. Governments dither. Students leave classrooms to protest, urging all concerned to do something. Have there been students from over 100 countries demonstrating ?

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Theresa May

Brexit is cruel to Prime Ministers. Theresa May will resign as British Prime Minister on June 7, 2019. She has tried her best to leave Europe with a deal.

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Badminton Sudirman Cup

Badminton Sudirman Cup, knockout stage: Malaysia 0:3 Japan. Malaysia's mixed double tried hard, but luck was with Japan. Need to work harder.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Immigration

Immigration is very complicated. How many millions of illegal immigrants are  in Malaysia?
     The Home Office has issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) to replace the RM3.5 billion Sistem Kawalan Imigresen Nasional (SKIN) undertaken by Prestariang Berhad. The company has a legal claim of RM733 million for the termination.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Sudirman Cup badminton

Badminton, Sudirman Cup knockout stage: Thailand overcame South Korea 3:2, China defeated Denmark 3:2.
Thailand and China are in the semifinals.
     Tomorrow, Malaysia will face Japan. The national team must be determined.

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World military expenditure

Military expenditure
     It is difficult to get the actual figures. The Stockholm International Peace Institute says in 2018 world military expenditure was US$1.82 trillion. The US was US$649 billion and China US$250 bil (Russia US$61.4 bil).
     America, China, Saudi Arabia, India and France accounted for 60% of global military expenditure.
    

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Badminton Sudirman Cup

Badminton, Sudirman Cup: Malaysia 3:2 India. Malaysia and China advance to the knockout stage. Lets hope that our team persevere.

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Joko coninues to be President


The General Election Commission confirms that Joko Widodo has won by 55.5% votes. He continues to be the President of Indonesia. Congratulations.

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Brinkmanship

Brinkmanship between America and Iran
      The US has its fingers in all parts of the world. Iran is active in the Middle East. Trump has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal, imposes sanctions on the country and sends an aircraft carrier to the area. Another war? Both countries say no.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Huawei faces challenges

Trade war gets worse.
     Trump and his friends make the US more belligerent such as attacking Huawei, hoping to force China to give in. This is done as if American companies including Boeing do not use parts from others. Google restricts Huawei from its Android applications. Huawei from China says that it has created alternatives.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Tennis, Rome Open

19.5.2019 Tennis, Rome Open final, Novac Djokovic 0:6, 6:4, 1:6 Rafael Nadal. Both are legends, warriors and rivals, showing their skills, temperament and determination.
     Today, Nadal played better than Djokovic. He won the Rome title for the 11th time.

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Badminton Sudirman Cup 2019

Badminton Sudirman Cup 2019, Nanning, China, 19-26, 2019: Mixed teams from 31 countries are divided into four groups. Malaysia is among the 12 elite teams. It must be determined. Losing 0:5 to China in its first match, it did try.

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Migration to cities

People migrate to cities. Many Malaysians move to Kuala Lumpur and Penang, each of which having a population  population of over 1.8 million. How many towns in the country are contracting (decreasing population)?

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