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Bill Oddie Protests Against HSBC Illegal Logging in Spoof - Video
Offbeat  (tags: Bill Oddie, HSBC, illegal logging, bankers, documentary spoof, money laundering, destructive finance, Malaysia )

Dandelion
- 520 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Bill Oddie, the naturalist, protests against HSBC's illegal logging by entering the den of a creature closely related to humans: the banker. HSBC bankrolls some of the world's most destructive logging companies also risking international laundering rules.
Project to Stop Violence Against Women
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, violence, women, pixelproject, domestic violence, battered, volunteer, activists, Malaysia, DV, VAW, online, purple, Paint Purple, the Pixel Project, worldwide, cupcakes, self-respect, dignity )

Naoko
- 1484 days ago - thestar.com.my
Let's stop acts of violence against women - everybody! This is a clarion call of the Pixel Project (thepixelproject.net), a global, virtual, volunteer-led organisation working towards that goal.
School Gangs Make It Hell For All
Offbeat  (tags: school bullies, gangsters, Malaysia, terror, rapist, violence, abuse, molestation, shocking, victims )

Naoko
- 1608 days ago - thestar.com.my
RAWANG, Malaysia: They are not just ordinary backyard school bullies - at just 14 and 16, they are already hardcore gangsters and now, sadiatic rapists. They strike terroramong their schoolmates and even the teachers, and residents in the two neighbourhoo
Activists Oppose Indian Animal Testing Lab in Malaysia
Offbeat  (tags: animal activists, protests, animal testing labratory, malaysia )

Simone
- 1636 days ago - news.yahoo.com
) - Animal rights groups Tuesday slammed a plan by Indian drug company Vivo Bio Tech to build a 140 million dollar animal testing laboratory for preclinical trials in Malaysia.
On-the-Spot Fines for Litterbugs
Offbeat  (tags: littering, fine, RM30, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, on-the-spot, clean city )

Naoko
- 1652 days ago - thestar.com.my
Be prepared to pay RM30 on-the-sopt fine if you are caught littering on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. More than 160 individuals were the first group of people who were fined by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in Saturday when they were nabbed for
Green Message for the Kids
Offbeat  (tags: message, green lifestyle, TV personality, Malaysia, kids, books, Environmentally Conscious, Eco Kids, travel, plastics )

Naoko
- 1672 days ago - thestar.com.my
Every parents wants their kids to have the best - the best education, the best food, the best toys and naturally, the best life. So it isn't surprising that after the birth of her son Merjaan a couple of years ago, TV personality Asha Gill began to fret
Granpa Saves Two, But Three Other SIblings Die in Fiery Blaze
Offbeat  (tags: children, fire, gutted, death, grandfather, siblings, Malaysia, save )

Naoko
- 1685 days ago - thestar.com.my
BUKIT MERTAJAM : An 80-year-old grandfather rushed into his neighbour's burning house in Jalan Betik here and saved two of eight children early yesterday morning. Lee Bak Weng was left homeless as the fire also gutted his house and three other units.
Cool Ways to Beat the Heat
Offbeat  (tags: heat wave, beat the heat, Malaysia, hot, globalwarming, water, air-conditioned, animals, zoo, venders, ice cream, business )

Naoko
- 1695 days ago - thestar.com.my
THE recent heat wave to hit the Klang Valley has seen residents adopt various ways measures to beat the heat. While many stay indoors in the comfort of air-conditioned homes or office buildings, others kill time at the malls. More people are slso seen
Some Like It REALLY HOT
Offbeat  (tags: hot, spice, Malaysia, eateries, levels, chilli, caution, pain, acid imbalance, vomitting, stomach )

Naoko
- 1701 days ago - thestar.com.my
Singaporians have the hots for spicy food but love that is untested remains naive. So some have been subjecting their fiery fervour to trial by fire at a growing number of eateries that offer diffrent levels of spiciness for everything from chicken wings
Lithe Lions Grr-Eet the Tiger
Offbeat  (tags: tiger, Year of Tiger, lion dance, new year, celebration, Chinese calender, good luck, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, hotels, performances, acrobatic )

Naoko
- 1706 days ago - thestar.com.my
HOTELS in Kuala Lumpur welcomed the lion dance troupes the past two days as they ushered in the Year of Tiger with acrobatic ferocity. At the hotels where the performances took place, tourists, hotel guests and onlookers crowded around the lion dance
Keeping the Lights On
Offbeat  (tags: firefly, development, riverine, Malaysia, colony, twinkle, breed, riverbank, DID, problem, life cycle, conservation )

Naoko
- 1707 days ago - thestar.com.my
Some firefly colonies are disappearing even before they are identified, alondside distruction of their habitats by pollution and riverine development.
Rich in Good Deeds
Offbeat  (tags: abondoned, adopted, Malaysia, XIm Phou Moon, recycle, baby's cry, homeless, charity, welfare organization, non-profit, non-religous )

Naoko
- 1715 days ago - thestar.com.my
A woman was going about her daily routine of tapping rubber trees when a baby's cries pierced the air. Alarmed, the women hurried towards the direction of the cries and found an abandoned baby. He was all bundled up, with a strip of cloth tid around his
Life in Feng Shui Lane
Offbeat  (tags: Feng Shui, malaysia, home, book, famoue, CEO, money )

Naoko
- 1738 days ago - thestar.com.my
Ever wondered what the home of a successful and famous feng shui master looks like ? Wonder no more. Lillan Too has published the book Living With Good Feng Shui, featuring 365 photos of her home.
Group Promoting Ecotourism and the Samai Orang Asli Way of Life
Offbeat  (tags: ecotourism, Malaysia, orang asli, nature conservation, indigenous people )

Naoko
- 1751 days ago - thestar.com.my
The Semai orang asli village in Ulu Geroh is the only known indigenous group working towards promoting ecotourism and the lifestyle of their people. Calling themselves Friends of Ecotourism and Nature Conservation (Semai), they take visitors into jungle
Elderly Men Fined for Abusing Magpies
Offbeat  (tags: songbirds, magpie, KL, Malaysia, abuse, singing contest, fined )

Naoko
- 1755 days ago - thestar.com.my
KUALA LUMPUR : Local magpies are better known as songbirds and have often been featured in "singing contests". However, a group of men, mostly senior citezens, took the contest a little too far when they got the birds to fight instead.
 

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