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KDMs ‘pulling rug’ from under Sabah PKR

ENTILIBON: Is Sabah PKR collapsing? It seems like it, at least as far as the “no impact” Kadazandusun Murut community is concerned.
Ironically, it is these people who were the backbone in PKR’s resurgence in Sabah over the last four years.
But the KL-centric PKR seems to be still in denial, going by its vice-president Fuziah Salleh’s recent statement.
Fuziah claimed that the resignation of its former vice-president Jeffrey Kitingan and officials of the party’s KadazandusunMurut Task Force has not impacted the party.

March launch for Jeffrey’s ‘new’ party

ENTILIBON: Barring any “incidents”, Sabah and Sarawak will soon have a “Borneo Alliance” that can collectively “hold” the 56 parliamentary seats in the states and be in a position to decide the fate of peninsula-based political coalitions.
Revealing this to villagers here, some 240km from Kota Kinabalu, United Borneo Front (UBF) chief Jeffrey Kitingan

“UBF: Allied Forces War Heroes Deserve National Remembrance Day and Awards”

By Nilakrishna James

27th January 2011

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah—United Borneo Front (UBF) leader, Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan, was made Guest of Honour at an Australia Day celebration on Wednesday hosted by David Weinman at The Aussie Barbeque and Bar in Kota Kinabalu.

A. Kugan's assault trial: Cop freed

V. Navindran
Court rules no prima facie case against him
Friday, January 28th, 2011 12:54:00
PETALING JAYA: Police constable V. Navindran (pic) is a free man.
He was this morning acquitted of two counts of causing grievous hurt to A. Kugan while the latter was in police custody two years ago.
Sessions judge Aslam Zainuddin found 30-year-old Navindran not guilty citing the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against him.
Navindran was acquitted without his defence being called.

Can you trust Anwar Ibrahim ?

By Wong Mun Chee

MALAYSIA: A simple recap, in 1972 he formed ABIM and served as their leader. In 1982, he surprised everyone joining UMNO. In 1993, he was made the DPM after forcing out Ghafar Baba. In 1999 after his incarceration, PKR was formed and the rest I guess is the new politics that we see today with the same old political agenda.         

DBKK High Risk on Komplex Karamunsing

"There were deflection as much as 3" or more on all the 3 floors. Certain crucial reinforcement were apparently not in the correct position resulting in very short lever-arm and hence structurally inadequate. With age and the effect of creeps, the deflection can only get worst. The 3 floors were reported to be in a "plastic" stage, and it was declared unsafe."

Full text of press statement by TAN SRI ROBERT PHANG who abruptly resigns as Advisbor to MACC

PRESS STATEMENT BY: TAN SRI DATUK ROBERT PHANG MIOW SIN. Justice of Peace, Chairman – Social Care Foundation

1.            Recently, I came under personal attacks from various anonymous blogs after I raised concerns about public perceptions on a host of issues namely about the lack of action in the MAS Scandal; AG Gani Patail’s Haj Trip under suspicious circumstances; AG Gani Patail’s relationship with the former Chairman of  MAS, Tajudin Ramli’s proxy, one En Shahidan Shafie; whether AG Gani Patail was compromised in his decision to not act on the recommendation of  Dato’ Ramli Yusuff to institute prosecution against Tajudin and several others; about perceived selective prosecution; and also the attempt to clear AG Gani Patail of these allegations of wrongdoing without any investigation.

Anwar, jangan anggap saya ‘nyamuk’: Ummi

KUALA LUMPUR: Saksi kes Liwat I membabitkan Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pada tahun 1998, Ummi Hafilda Ali memberi amaran kepada pihak pembangkang supaya tidak meganggap dirinya sebagai ‘nyamuk’.
Malah Ummi berkata dirinya mungkin akan menjadi salah satu penyumbang utama kepada kejatuhan karier politik Anwar.

‘Sabah can review oil deal with Petronas’

Luke Rintod of FMT
PENAMPANG: The Sabah government has the power to review its oil royalty contract with Petronas, according to United Borneo Front (UBF) chief Jeffrey Kitingan.
He said that the state government could also decide how much money it should get from the federal government-owned Petronas for the oil and gas derived from the state.
“The state government has immense power to review its contract with Petronas. The Petroleum Development Act (PDA) 1974 which effectively vests all petroleum throughout this country in one company forever, is itself amendable.

I was 'framed' by the police - victim's testimony

I am a victim of police's abuse. After reading the incident involving Chia Buang Hing, I don't know whether I should be happy and thankful that I did not do what he did. If not, I'll be ended up like him.

This is my story.

After attending a friend's wedding dinner, we carried on the celebration at one of the pubs in Ipoh Garden East, Ipoh.

The party ended at around 2am. I was a bit drunk and decided to have a nap in my car, which I parked nearby before driving home. It was weekend and probably there were police roadblocks. There was also the danger of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Must Read ! Of JESUS and Untimely Death




Death is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death! 

Make a personal reflection about this...... 

Very interesting, read until the end..... 

It is written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7): 

'Be not deceived; God is not mocked: 

For whatsoever a man sow, 

That shall he also reap.. 



25TH January 2011

Kepayan, Sabah—At a ‘Borneo Tea Party’ hosted by United Borneo Front (UBF) supporter, Andrew Joseph Tuining, in Kampung Ganang, Kepayan, UBF leader Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan suggested that Sabah’s petroleum share of 5% be reviewed.

In response to a question from a young guest as to how a unilateral decision could be made by the State Government to sign away oil rights to PETRONAS in 1976, Dr. Jeffrey confirmed that by the Petroleum Development Act of 1974, PETRONAS is granted the exclusive right in perpetuity to explore, exploit, win and obtain petroleum onshore and offshore in Malaysia; the rights, liberties, powers and privileges of which shall be irrevocable. In return for this, Section 4 of the Act states that PETRONAS shall make cash payments to the Federal Government and relevant State Governments (where oil is derived) as may be agreed between the relevant parties.

JAKIM guidelines For Muslims celebrating religious festivals of others

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Isnin, 17 Januari 2011 | 12 Safar 1432 H
Guidelines For Muslims Celebrating Religious Festivals Of Non-Muslims

The 68th muzakarah of the National Fatwa Committee for Islamic Religious Affairs on April 12, 2005  discussed the Guidelines For Muslims Celebrating Religious Festivals Of Non-Muslims. The muzakarah has decided that:
In determining the non-Muslim celebrations that can be attended by Muslims, several main criteria should serve as guidelines so as not to contradict the teachings of Islam. The criteria are as follows:
  1. The event is not accompanied by ceremonies that are against the Islamic faith (aqidah).
The meaning of “against the Islamic faith (aqidah)” is a thing, act, word or situation which if conducted will lead to tarnishing the faith (aqidah) of Muslims. 
For example:
  1. to include religious symbols such as the cross, installing lights, candles, Christmas tree and so forth;
  2. to sing religious songs;

Malay problem root of nation's problem

A year or so ago, during UMNO assembly gathering, Hashimuddin showed his kris (Malay warrior sword a symbol of ketuanan malayu). The following year, at the Gerakan Assembly Dr Koh Su Kun showed his Sau Lin sword seemingly to compare whose is longger... today the bronze Kris which was errected by Tun Mustapha near the Secretariat building at Sembulan had disappeared for good and even the Sabah Museum staff didn't know where it went. it seems that the ketuanan melayu is slowly deminishing...

---Malay problem root of nation's problem

By AB Sulaiman
About a year and a bit ago, the Old Boys' Association of the Royal Military College otherwise known as 'Old Putras' organised an evening of discourse.
The forum noted that the Malaysian people were fragmented, the economy at a virtual standstill, and democracy eroded by dictatorship, returning feudalism, and theocracy. Those present wanted to analyse the degeneration and like good citizens we were to come up with some solutions.

It was then that one speaker, Mohd Dahan if I remember correctly, who stood up to say, “Solve the Malay problem, and you solve the country's problem.” Now we are in the first month of the second decade of the 21st century, the ring of truth in his statement still prevails. 

Power rates can be 17% cheaper

LABIS: The Barisan Nasional government must reduce electricity rates by at least 17% to prove that it is not enriching its cronies at the expense of ordinary citizens, Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said today.
“BN has long chosen to abandon the rakyat in the interest of its cronies” by giving independent power producers (IPPs)  RM6.2 billion to RM8.1 billion a year in annual gas subsidies over the past five years,” he told voters here as campaigning for the Tenang by-election heated up.
“These subsidies allow the IPPs to make billions in additional profits.”
Pua rejected the argument often given by “these BN cronies” that the subsidies were passed on to consumers.
He compared Malaysian rates to those of Thailand. In both countries, natural gas makes up 70% of the fuel used for power generation. Because of the subsidies, the price of natural gas to Malaysian IPPs is 53.7% cheaper than the rate paid by their Thai counterparts. However, Malaysian consumers get their electricity at a rate only 8% cheaper.

UBF leaders paid courtesy call on James Wong recently; Dr Jeffrey on Lee Kuan Yew four years ago

By Nilakrishna James
KUCHING, Sarawak :
 United Borneo Front (UBF) leaders recently held an informal
meeting with Datuk Amar James Wong, former SNAP president and ISA detainee, to
discuss recent developments in UBF and SNAP party politics as well as the
genesis of the Malaysia formation.

Prolific author and poet, James Wong, now in his late 80s, has spent his life
determined to tell the truth about the formation of the federation and his book
entitled, “The Birth of Malaysia”, contains the key documents leading up to the
Malaysia Agreement in 1963, including the Malaysia proclamation by Tunku Abdul
Rahman, the Cobbold Commission Report and the Inter-Governmental Committee
Report in 1962. Unwilling to comment on the forthcoming Sarawak elections and
the future of the Taib regime, Wong discussed the UBF direction at length with
Datuk Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan and the issue of amalgamating various agendas between
different racial groups in Borneo.

Dr. Jeffrey, accompanied by Nilakrisna James and Zainal Ajamain, shared his ISA
experience with Wong which Dr. Jeffrey believes made them both ever determined
to tell the story of Malaysia to the world. “A former Malaysian Prime Minister
told me that I should not teach the people what the people don’t know. He
probably felt that ignorance would be a guarantee to the continual leadership of
the present regime. I decided to defy this and believe that knowledge would
empower the greatest amongst us and pave the way for a fairer system that would
reward those who rise through merit. James Wong and I have many things in common
and he is one of the last of the true mohicans,” said Dr. Jeffrey in his

The UBF leaders would promote Wong’s book, “The Birth of Malaysia”, in their
campaigns and will suggest to the government to make it a compulsory textbook in
all history courses in secondary schools.

Negara, not negeri, status for Sabah

Luke Rintod of FMT
KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah was supposed to retain its “negara” or national status in a series of arrangements to ensure that the rights of Sabahans would forever be protected during the formation of Malaysia.
This little known fact was revealed at a national conference on marginalised communities, which arrested the attention of the participants.
They were told that the ideals that gave rise to the birth of a new nation in 1963 have, however, been eroded until those rights have all but disappeared.
“Sabah was given the understanding that it was to remain a national entity within the Malaysian Federation, which was to be a partnership of four national units – Sabah, Sarawak,  Singapore  and Malaya,” deputy president of CigMa or Common Interest Group Malaysia, Daniel John Jambun, said in his presentation titled “Lest We Forget”.

Hindraf shocks Sabah, S’wak reps

Luke Rintod of FMT

Participants at an inaugural conference on the future of marginalised and minority communities get a shocking insight into the Indian community.
KUALA LUMPUR: Indigenous delegates from Sabah and Sarawak attending the National Human Rights Conference on the Future of Marginalised and Minority Communities in Malaysia were stunned when told of the conditions of the majority of Indians in Peninsular Malaysia.
Reacting to a paper presented by Hindraf national coordinator, W Sambulingam, one delegate from Sabah who declined to be named, told FMT: “I almost forget about my our own crippling conditions in Sabah.”
In his presentation, Sambulingam had described in detail, along with facts and figures, the striking conditions of the Indians in Malaysia.
He revealed that so depressed were their lives that suicide rates among the Indians were the highest at 21.1 suicides in every 100,000 Indians.
He also said that more than 30% of Indians do not own a house, compared to 25% Malays and 18% Chinese.

Persidangan masyarakat terpinggir di KL

Oleh Ezra Haganez
Esok (Ahad - 24 Januari, 2011), buat pertama kalinya beberapa kumpulan etnik yang dianggap sentiasa terpinggir di Malaysia bersatu mengadakan Persidangan Hak Asasi Manusia Mengenai Masa Depan Masyarakat Terpinggir dan Minoriti Malaysia di ibu negara.

Persidangan sehari itu dianjurkan bersama oleh CigMa atau Common Interest Group Malaysia yang diketuai Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, dan HINDRAF, Persatuan Kebangsaan Dayak Sarawak (SDNU), Persatuan Dayak Iban Sarawak (SADIA), Borneo Resources Institute, dan Yayasan Hak Asasi Manusia yang berpejabat di London.

Sebanyak enam kertas persidangan akan dibentangkan mulai jam 9 pagi yang diadakan di Dewan Persidangan Cina Selangor. Enam kertas itu ialah satu dari Sabah, tiga dari Sarawak, dan masing-masing satu dari masyarakat India dan Orang Asli.

Menurut sekretariat persidangan, dianggarkan 200 peserta dijadual hadir. Penyertaan adalah percuma.

Malaysia is fifth in illegal money chart

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — Illicit money outflows from Malaysia tripled to US$68.2 billion (RM208.1 billion) in 2008, from US$22.2 billion in 2000, according to a report by US-based financial watchdog Global Financial integrity (GFI) released this month.

The country also had the fifth largest amount of illegal money outflows between 2000 and 2008, among developing countries. GFI defines illicit financial flows as generally involving the transfer of money earned through illegal activities such as corruption, transactions involving contraband goods, criminal activities, and efforts to shelter wealth from a country's tax authorities, said the programme’s website.

The report titled Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: 2000-2009 said that illicit financial outflows from Malaysia totalled US$291 billion (RM888 billion) in that period.

It said that the increase was “at a scale seen in few Asian countries.”

“The volume of illegal capital flight from Malaysia has come to dwarf legitimate capital inflows into the country in recent years,” said the report.

Nine arrested at 'Interlok' demo at Batu Caves

(Malaysiakini) A protest by the Human Rights Party (HRP) urging the government to ban the controversial Malay literature textbook Interlok, turned rowdy after nine were arrested, including the party's information chief S Jayathas.

Some 20 HRP members demonstrated outside the Batu Caves Temple complex just as an announcement on the arrival of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for the Thaipusam festivities was made.

...Between a surgeon and a mechanic

 Marvellous answer

 A mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when he spotted the famous heart surgeon in his shop, who was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager to come to take a look at his car.

The mechanic shouted across the garage,"Hello Doctor!! Please come over here for a minute."

The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked argumentatively, "So doctor, look at this. I also open hearts, take valves out, grind 'em, put in new parts, and when I finish this will work as a new one. So how come you get the big money, when you and me is doing basically the same work? "

The doctor leaned over and whispered to the mechanic.....

He said: "Try to do it when the engine is running ".

Citizens to Pendatangs

JAN 10 — I am no buff of science but remember reading about putting frogs in cold water and then slowly putting the water to boil. The frogs (unlike the Perak species) will die as they will be unaware of the change in temperature that will ultimately prove fatal. Dear Malaysian brethren of whatever ilk, we will suffer the same fate as the innocent frogs if we let the country spiral to another Iran or Pakistan.

I am in today’s parlance a 3rd generation pendatang. Lets call it GENPENTIGA — Generasi Pendatang Tiga. I suppose it can’t be that bad when a GENPENDUA became PM for 22 years. But then he metamorphed into a Malay and cut his Indian roots, only to go back to Kerala recently to see if there were any offshoots I suppose or perhaps some trait of mortality dictated that he visit his roots in his autumn.

I look at my children GENPEMPAT — Generasi Pendatang Empat — and wonder what place they have left under our sun. Should I leave them in the water where they are comfortable or kick them out of their “comfort water”? Old frogs like me might as well die in the Malaysian water anyway — we are fast reaching our “sell by” date.

Demolishing of Kg. Kapulu homes 'inhumane'

TENOM : “No consideration for humanity” – that was the ironic expression of Village Head of Kg. Kapulu, Mohd Sabli B. Shaffie,58, on the action taken by the staff of the Tenom Forestry Department to demolish their homes on the grounds of encroachment into the forest reserve. The incident occurred on Januarry 13, when most of the residents were resting, while others were tending to their garden.

The village head, who was accompanied by the village JKKK Chairman, Ansarap bin Korong,46, to report the incident to The New Sabah Times said, “The action by the Forestry Department staff is an affront to the the people of the village.”

“We were treated as if we are animals,” said Sabli,who appealed to Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Musa Hj. Aman to take a serious view of the actions of the Forestry Department staff.

RM3b Crocker Range tunnel awaits nod

Keningau: The district will be developed into a leading tourist destination in Malaysia with the construction of a RM3 billion tunnel penetrating the Crocker Range in the near future, if approved.

Assistant Rural Development Minister, Datuk Hj Sairin Karno, said the proposed 54km tunnel will begin in Apin-Apin, Keningau and end in Kinarut, Papar.

Proposal for construction of the tunnel has been forwarded to Deputy Chief Minister, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan and the Public Works Department, he said.

"Three months ago the Government approved construction of a bridge built over 78km from Kedah and Perak to the added cost of RM1.3 billion, while a recent project as far as 68km in Negeri Sembilan, costing RM700 million were also approved.

Sabah bleeds under Umno hegemony

The happiest political entity in Sabah is destroying the socio-political fabric of the multi-ethnic state.

by Luke Rintod of FMT
KOTA KINABALU: Can a local Sabah party candidate actually win an election without Umno’s help?
Umno’s one-time formidable partner PBS (along with its spin-offs Upko and PBRS) is no-longer significant on the political front.
In fact, the trio of Umno proxies – PBS, Upko and PBRS – now share the humiliation of being further sidelined by their domineering and condescending peninsular-based master.
Umno is now quite simply the happiest political entity in Sabah.
Such has been the dominance of Umno that for many years not a single Christian Kadazan-Dusun-Murut (KDM) has been appointed to the top seven posts in the Sabah hierarchy.
So much for the “fair” power-sharing formula of the Barisan Nasional (BN). It is a topic that has dominated PBS and Upko’s coffee table conversations of late following the elevation of the State Legislative Assembly Speaker to the post of governor and another Umno member to his former position to replace him in quick succession.

National Human Rights Conference

Who is behind the two new ferry operators for Labuan - Menumbok ?

By Ezra Haganez
 Finally Sabah Government relented over the monopoly issue of ferry service plying Labuan - Menumbok route, revealing that two new operators had in fact been offered to carry out the service, alongside long-time player Labuan Ferry Corporation (LFC).

Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan, in announcing this said the two operators could commence its sevices from Friday (January 21, 2011). However they must first accept certain "conditions" the State laid out in the offer, which Pairin refused to disclose as yet, for them to get their landing rights in Menumbok which is under state jurisdiction. Ferry service permit falls under the Federal Transport Ministry.

It appeared that one obvious condition is for all three operators to allow for both human passengers and vehicles on their ferries, something LFC is carrying out now. People closed to the business claimed that the other conditions would have to be to provide for a fair competition among the three operators. 

Lately Pairin had been blamed by Labuan DAP for foot-dragging over the allegedly "inadequate" service of the sole existing operator.
On this, Pairin said: "Such matters need thorough study and we are doing something, we are not neglecting our responsibilities..."
According to Pairin, the state cabinet at its recent weekly meeting decided to allow three operators for the route to create for a more competitive business which eventually satisfy the expectation of all consumers.

A good one.. New usage for plastic bottle caps

Next time  cut off the cap before you throw away the water bottle....use this to keep your food fresh and air-tight...
Smart Way Of Keeping Biscuits/Tit-bits Fresh & Crispy

1.  Clean and dry the disposable plastic bottle.

2. Then, cut out the neck of the disposable bottle (refer to  picture) <>3 inches long.                                                       

3. Put left over biscuit/tit-bits in the plastic & insert the plastic bag through the neck of the bottle (refer to picture).Then tighten the cap.

Food remains fresh...The bag is sealed completely... try it out!

Of new Malays and the old Malayans

Written by a Malay
Please read it out to your aged parents or grand parents. They would bless this Malay guy who penned this article and who is the nation's one true hope & saviour with principles, dignity & a role model on justice & fair play !

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's father is one example of an English language teacher from India who came to Malaya and eventually married a Malay woman, resulting in the birth of Dr Mahathir.

Many Indian and Chinese immigrants married in Malaya , sometimes to fellow Indians and Chinese and sometimes to local Malays (that is why many Malays look more Indian and Chinese compared to their Indonesian cousins). And understandably they sired children born in Malaya.

1Malaysia or 1Malay ?

1Malay or 1Malaysia
Malay, Chinese and Indian are all Malaysian brothers and sisters. 
But BN has screwed Malaysians and Malaysia up. 
Malay 1st…. Malaysian 2nd
When a Malay, Chinese and Indian, all Malaysians, apply for:-
1) Scholarships, Malays will get it first irrespective of bright Malaysians  
2) Entry to the local universities and bestcourses such medicine, dentistry, law, Malays will get it first irrespective of quality. Residential hostels, Matriculation courses, MARA Uni, Malays will get 90% to 100%. (By the way, matriculation exams are internally set by own lecturers - about thousands of straight A’s students in Matriculation compared to the straight A’s STPM which are few. This is “Malay meritocracy vs Malaysian meritocracy”!
3)   Social Welfare, Malays will get it first irrespective of how poor the Malaysian rakyat is

Vatican appoints Protestant to lead science body

Vatican appoints Protestant to lead science body AFP/File – Pope Benedict XVI has named Nobel laureate Werner Arber to head the Vatican's scientific academy, …

– Sat Jan 15, 11:55 am ET

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Benedict XVI named Saturday Nobel laureate Werner Arber, a Protestant, to head the Vatican's scientific academy, the first time a non-Catholic is heading the centuries-old body.
The 81-year old Swiss microbiologist will succeed Italian Nicola Cabibbo, who died in August, to lead the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Vatican announced in a press release.

The nomination of a non-Catholic head is the first in the history of the academy founded in 1603, according to I.Media, a news agency that specialises in religious information.

Must read.. Of avoiding Cancer from Johns Hopkins University

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins University 
This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. 
Please circulate to all you know; Cancer update 
Johns Hopkins - Cancer News from Johns Hopkins
No plastic containers in micro
No water bottles in freezer. 


It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese med ical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, ga str itis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and ear nose and throat diseases. 


1. As you wake up in the morning 
before brushing teeth , drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water .....interesting 

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes

3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal. 

Umno Warlord's palace - sky view

Yes, we have not forgotten !!!

You can see this when you take pencala link from duta!!


This is the palace that a warlord builds in Shah Alam.
This palace cost RM24 million, they said.
The warlord says he earns it thro" his businesses.
What businesses and what taxes do you pay?
The tax men and MACC never seem to question him. Why?
Things like these only happen in a failed state.
Warlords also exist only in a failed state.
Selective failure and prosecution are characteristics of a failed state.


Evidence mounts over John Paul II beatification

Benedict XVI AP – FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo made available by the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper, …

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press Nicole Winfield, Associated Press – Thu Jan 13, 1:26 pm ET

VATICAN CITY – Evidence is mounting that the pope will soon approve the miracle needed to beatify Pope John Paul II, setting the stage for a major celebration this year for a Catholic Church trying to recover from the clerical sex abuse scandal.

Italian news media have been reporting that in recent weeks Vatican-sponsored panels confirmed that a young French nun was miraculously cured of Parkinson's disease after praying to the Polish-born John Paul.
Pope Benedict XVI now must sign off on the miracle and set a date for the beatification, the first major step to possible sainthood.

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