Friday, December 18, 2009

The 'Wave' Protest

On December 05, 2009, tens of thousands of people joined a climate change march in central London calling for world leaders to agree a deal to protect the environment at their negotiations in Copenhagen. If I was in London on that day, I’ll be sure to join in:

The Star (December 16, 2009, p N6) reported that an estimated 20,000 Malaysians are overstaying in Britain. And now because this persistent problem will not go away, the UK government is going to penalize Malaysia by introducing the visa rules – likely to be from 2011. And if this policy is implemented, Malaysians will have to pay RM1,200 in processing fees – which is non-refundable even if the visa application is unsuccessful.

Right now, Malaysians are enjoying a visa-free status and we can remain in Britain without a visa for up to 6 months. This expected ruling is going to upset me, for sure!

The Pussycat Balls was supposed to perform at the Forget Not Christmas event this Saturday, but the untimely pullout by 3 members meant that we have to forget about doing the Girls’ Generation dance. I am so disappointed. I was actually looking forward to it....

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