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MALAYSIA: Counsel Hold Out Hope for Youth on Death Row in Singapore

Posted on 15 June 2010 by editor

Two human rights activists in Singapore hold up a poster expressing support for death row inmate Yong Vui Kong. Credit:Ravi Madasamy/IPS

By Baradan Kuppusamy

KUALA LUMPUR, June 15, 2010 (IPS) РA Malaysian youth is languishing in death row awaiting hanging after Singapore’s judiciary found him guilty of possessing heroin weighing 47 grams, lawyers fighting to save him tell IPS. Continue Reading

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RECESSION AND RECOVERY: Diamonds Are for the Poor

Posted on 27 January 2010 by admin

Bunder diamond camp in India. Credit: Sameergoswami

By IPS Correspondents*

NEW DELHI, Jan 26, 2010 (IPS) – Diamonds haven’t been among the first concerns at the World Social Forum these last 10 years. But through the recession and the still tottering recovery, a new sparkle in that business is pointing the way to a brighter world that is also better in a WSF sort of way.
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