Thursday, November 26, 2015

November 20, 2015 - Lin Wanfeng: to implement on all routes armor temporarily introduction of free bus - Local News - Malacca - Nanyang Network

Local News - Malacca - Nanyang Network: ""If implemented, in order to comply with the fair, it will be fully free, rather than specific routes for free.""

[via google translate]

2015年11月20日 - 林万锋:要落实就全部路线 甲暂不推行免费巴士 - 地方新闻 - 马六甲 - 南洋网

2015年11月20日 - 林万锋:: "郑国球在州议会发表休会演词时说,免费公巴服务将带来诸多好处,包括吸引公众使用公共交通,减少繁忙时段及假期的交通堵塞,改善市区停车位不足的情况。

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bangkok creating more bureaucracy to undercut #freetransit program

The Nation: ""The government isn't thinking of cancelling free bus/train services, but PM Prayut wants it to truly aid low-income persons and for the budget management to be financially efficient," he said. "

Friday, November 13, 2015

West, Gulf complicity in oil-fuelled genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya

@nafeezahmed middleeasteye: "The State Department report focuses on the need for Myanmar to continue neoliberal “economic reforms” to open up the country to foreign investors.

Rather than acknowledging the junta’s culpability, the document makes passing reference to “political violence,” characterised ‘neutrally’ as “anti-government insurgent activity in various locations,” and “inter-communal violence… between Buddhists and Muslims”.

A report by the UK government’s department for Trade and Investment (UKTI) was similarly breathless: “Burma is estimated to possess 3.2 billion barrels of oil and 18 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas reserves… Its unproven resources may be vastly greater.”

These resources make Burma “among the world’s top fifth nations in terms of its proven reserves”."

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Vietnam students abroad don't come home because..... traffic!

tuoitrenews : "“There are some reasons why overseas students do not return to Vietnam, including an unqualified educational environment, which can impact on the future of their children, an unstable lifestyle with a high level of air pollution, traffic jams, and road accidents,” said Vo Duy Khang, now a chief technology officer at Zappasoft, an Australian software company."

Saigon Registers 900 New Vehicles Everyday

Saigoneer: "Though registration prices are now climbing instead of the cost of the vehicles themselves – in September, fees hit VND11 million, five times more expensive than before – the continued onslaught of cars suggests this registration hike may not be enough to stem Saigon's deluge of four-wheeled vehicles. Taking into account the 7.2 million locally registered vehicles in Saigon, another million vehicles entering the city from other provinces and drivers like these on the road, it might just be better to stay off the streets altogether."

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Free bus service in PJ area getting thumbs up

MBPJ: "Since it started in May 14 last year, the free bus service provided by the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ) is receiving positive response, The Malay Mail reports. In addition, a survey notes that the service has even converted motorists into commuters."