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Anwar: The Change Maker of Malaysia

Hatef Mokhtar

For the last couple of years Malaysia has been going through major political and social changes and heading towards what some may say a more representational democracy. A lot of these changes have been attributed to one man who has made a second coming into Malaysian politics in recent times and seems to have a sure stake in the coming national election: Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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April 16, 2013   Comments Off

Rise of Golden Dawn: A presage of doom

Hatef Mokhtar

The undisguised extremism promoted by Golden Dawn is a chilling watershed in Greece’s post-war democracy. Fascist gangs are turning Athens into a city of shifting front lines, seizing on crimes and local protests to promote their own movement, by claiming to be the defenders of recession-ravaged Greece.

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February 7, 2013   Comments Off

Open Letter to Kim Jong-Un

Dear President Kim Jong-Un

Supreme Leader of North Korea

We write this letter to you to raise a number of points that would demonstrate the depth of international concern about your country. In so doing, our wish is to help you improve your country’s image, strengthen your leadership and help the people of North Korea.

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January 31, 2013   Comments Off

Gruesome acid attacks in South Asia

Hatef Mokhtar

A form of violent assault, acid attack is formally defined as the act of throwing acid into the body of someone else with the intentions of disfiguring or injuring out of jealousy or revenge. The statistics show that more than eighty percent of the acid attack victims all over the world are women and children.Although quite prevalent even in states of America and other developed nations, acid violence seems to be almost unique to the Africa and South Asia region with most incidents happening in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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May 23, 2012   Comments Off

U.S ‘war on drugs’ that went wrong

Hatef Mokhtar

* US needs to change its approach toward tackling the problem as number of American drug addicts rising and violence in Latin America escalating.

In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared drugs “public enemy number one” and introduced the “Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act 1970”.

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May 7, 2012   Comments Off

AFTQ Open Letter to Barack Obama

Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama II

The Honorable President of the United States of America

President Office

White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW;

Washington, DC 20500, USA

His Excellency,

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April 13, 2012   Comments Off

Disorderly conduct

Hatef Mokhtar

The murder of 16 Afghan civilians on March 11th 2012 shocked the international world and brought more tension to the already strained relationship.U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly killed the civilians in cold blood but according to the Pentagon, Bales had been treated for a traumatic brain injury that he suffered in Iraq in 2010. Other information leaked by military officials indicated that Bales, who was on his fourth deployment, may have “snapped” under pressure due to a brain injury and/or alcohol abuse.

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April 12, 2012   Comments Off

India on Cross roads of Corruption

Hatef Mokhtar

India when today this word comes to our mind we feel the great economic advancements but it comes with a cost of countless and unaccounted money which have been lost by the government in scams.These scams have blackened the image of this country and now the investors are starting to lose their confidence in the economy. It is the scams which are one of the reasons that the country who used to receive more than 29 billion dollars of foreign direct investments is struggling now to even achieve a meager amount of 1 billion dollar this year.  Corruption has survived in this country not from decades but from centuries.

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March 30, 2012   Comments Off

Is beating your wife approved?

Hatef Mokhtar

It has been a matter of great debate that whether the society which has always remained a male dominated and have only consider about the desires of a man. Since time unknown women have faced the suppression at the hands of their male counterparts.The world has always wondered whether it is justified to act violently against women. Recently a book sparked a new row of outrage in the entire international community especially in the conservative Muslim society. This 160 page guide book written on Islamic marriage by Maulavi Ashraf Ali Thanvi who is a prominent Islamic scholar based in India.

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March 30, 2012   Comments Off

AFTQ’s Open Letter to Myanmar’s President

President Thein Sein

President’s Office

Naypyidaw, Republic of the Union of Myanmar

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December 8, 2011   Comments Off