5-6-17 Zaid Ibrahim, who is a former minister in charge of legal affairs and judicial reform, welcomes investment but adds that “we must have leaders who are able to tell the difference between foreign investment and foreign acquisition of national strategic assets. The Chinese have already taken control of the South China Sea,” he said. “What is there to prevent China from owning all of our strategic assets like airports, ports and railways?”
Malaysia has emerged as a favored destination for mainland Chinese investors seeking a cheaper alternative to Australia and Hong Kong….When Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak returned from China with about US$ 34 billion worth of deals last November, he faced criticism back home that he was “selling off” his country. One of the debated projects is Forest City, a gigantic real estate scheme across the strait from Singapore, developed by China’s third biggest property giant, Country Garden. When finished it will house 700,000 people, most are expected to be from mainland China. http://www.atimes.com/article/chinese-taking-malaysia-20-years-politician-warns/
-Taihang Mts, Henan, China
3-17-17 WikiLeaks may have finally done what many small and anti-government advocates have only dreamed of. They exposed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for what it is: a bloated government bureaucracy that has grown much too large to be restrained.
According to the document dump released by Julian Assange’s whistleblower hub, this list of highly confidential information regarding the CIA emerged from the agency’s Center For Cyber Intelligence in Langley, revealing details on the agency’s “global covert hacking program.”
The CIA’s hacking effort has been so powerful and effective, the leaks show, that it includes the weaponization of exploits used against products such as the iPhone, Android phones, Samsung TVs, and Microsoft Windows. This means any of these devices can be used as spying mechanisms at any given time.
But perhaps most troubling is the revelation that the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal over time. That includes viruses, malware, trojans, malware remote control systems, and the previously mentioned weaponized exploits. In so many words, this means the US government has handed over the key to the most intimate secrets of every single one of us to anyone with access to these lost tools. By allowing the CIA to grow so absolutely powerful, we also allowed the agency to be absolutely careless with our own lives.
What have we learned from this? That regardless of how detached we may seem from politics, its influence and power grows as we refrain from restricting it — even if most of those involved aren’t quite aware of the mechanisms that allow for this expansion. https://mises.org/blog/murray-rothbard-explains-why-us-government-spies-us
Yet the corruption, immunity and monopoly seen in the CIA runs practically across the board in high government, high finance, big education, big science and then throughout the society. -r
As the great Master Afra stated:
The great danger then, the great peril to Ghana and to every nation is the danger of chaos and confusion that is born of selfishness–where there is no path, no way or truth or life as taught by the avatars, no desire for initiation in God, no realization that life is for testing, life is for the exercise of freewill, life is for the balancing of karma, the fulfillment of dharma, and the return of the soul unto the altar of the Ancient of Days in the ritual of the ascension.
The peril of nationhood is the peril of the absence of vision, for without vision the people perish. And the people lose their vision proportionately as they increase in self-indulgence, in selfishness, in the cults of success, ambition and pride.
This is a disease that begins in the leaders, that is transferred to the people, that is then increased in them and returned to the leaders until the nation is at odds…and there is nothing but the spying on one another and the attempts at the coup to remove the statesmen and those who are in the position of leadership. -Afra: 9-18-1976 at Accra, Ghana via Messenger ECP; see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpD8nmHUUPM