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Now here’s some information about Pornthip’s academic background, her career and Mahidol University’s status to enlighten a certain lawyer.

Times Higher Educ Supplement (THES) Rankings:

2009 World Universities Rankings:
Mahidol ranked at 101 (Life Sciences & Biomedicine)
Mahidol ranked at 220 (Overall)

2010 Asian Universities Rankings:
Mahidol placed at 18 (Life Sciences & Biomedicine)
Mahidol placed at 28 (Overall).

Thanks to blog reader Phua Kai Lit for looking that up.

Also, have a look at the full Asian ranking here and find out where Mahidol University and the Malaysian universities stand.

Having said that, bear in mind the caveat on such ranking systems.

And this is from the Who’s Who in Thailand:

Director of the Forensic Science Institute, Ministry of Justice and human rights activist

Name in Thai: พรทิพย์ โรจนสุนันท์
Date of Birth: 1955-12-21
Place of Birth: Bangkok

Education

1979 Medical Doctor, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
1998 Forensic Anthropology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Washington, DC, USA
1999 Forensic Pathology จาก Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Washington, DC สหรัฐอเมริกา

Career

1980 Resident doctor at Phra Buddhachinaraj Hospital, Pitsanulok
1990 Lecturer on Pathology at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
2003 Deputy Director of the Forensic Science Institute, Ministry of Justice
2008 Director of the Forensic Science Institute, Ministry of Justice

Honours/Achievements

2003 Conferred with royal decoration Chulchomklao (fourth degree) and the title “Khunying”

UMNO BUKAN PEJUANG KEMERDEKAAN-LUPAKANLAH







BERSEPAKAT DAN BUKAN BERGADUH


Pembangkang sepakat teruskan hubungan baik Malaysia-Indonesia
Hazayani Zakaria

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 Sept: Pihak pembangkang Malaysia dan Indonesia sepakat untuk meneruskan dan memperbaiki hubungan baik antara kedua-dua negara, kata Timbalan Presiden PAS, Nasharudin Mat Isa.

Kesepakatan itu dicapai dalam satu pertemuan di antara beberapa Ahli Parlimen PAS dan wakil Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan (PDIP) di bangunan Parlimen, hari ini.

"Kita mengadakan perbincangan mengenai beberapa perkembangan terkini yang sedang berlaku yang berkaitan hubungan antara kedua negara tanpa menafikan segala usaha baik yang telah dilakukan oleh kedua-dua pemerintah Indonesia dan Malaysia.

"Pertemuan ini adalah sebagai satu lagi usaha yang dimainkan oleh ahli Parlimen untuk memastikan hubungan baik berkekalan dan beberapa isu telah kita bangkitkan tadi dan kita masuk kepada tahap memperbaiki dan menjernihkan hubungan baik melalui usaha ahli parlimen pembangkang," kata Nasharudin kepada pemberita selepas pertemuan hampir sejam itu.


Kenyataan ini menggambarkan bahawa buangkan sikap angkuh antara kerajaan Malaysia dan rakyat Indonesia. Martabat bangsa Indonesia ini yang akhi-akhir ini dilihat mengancam rakyat Indonesia akibat berbagai penganiayaan yang berlaku keatas rakyat mereka di bumi Malaysia.Tindakan sesetengah pihak yang mengguakan rakyat Indonesia sebagai hamba,pelacur,dan berbagai lagi kegiatan yang tidak bermoral menjadikan rakyat Indonesia merasa marah .


PAKATAN COULD LOOSE??????

Pakatan staring at massive loss in next election


By Athi Shankar

GEORGE TOWN: If April's Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election results were to be applied across the Peninsula, Pakatan Rakyat would lose Selangor and Kedah in the 13th general election.

The coalition, however, could retain Penang, albeit with reduced state seats.

At federal level, Barisan Nasional may regain its parliamentary two-thirds majority, which the Umno-controlled coalition lost in the 2008 general election.

In short, a snap national polls now would reduce Pakatan's political strength considerably, mainly due to loss of ethnic Malay and Indian votes.

The staggering electoral projection was Pakatan’s final analysis from its Hulu Selangor by-election post-mortem findings, which was compiled in a report dated May 5.

Compared with DAP, PAS and PKR would suffer more electoral heartbreaks in the next general election if the Hulu Selangor momentum stays through the next general election.

The DAP would be able to retain its political footing due to an overwhelming ethnic Chinese backing for Pakatan.

According to the report -- a copy was made available to FMT by a party source -- Pakatan would only be able to win 18 of 56 state seats in Selangor and meekly surrender the state government to the Barisan Nasional.

DAP is projected to win the same number of 14 state seats as in 2008.

But PKR's state seats would drop from the current 18 to a mere four, while PAS could be wiped out in Selangor, losing all its six state seats.

Bad show in Kedah

The findings projected Pakatan to lose badly in Kedah, winning only four from 36 state seats. It now governs the state with 20 seats.

Contrary to popular belief, the post-Hulu Selangor analysis projected Pakatan to lose in Perak, winning only 21 of the state's 59 assembly seats.

In 2008, Pakatan captured 31 seats.

The only positive aspect of the findings was that the coalition would be able to retain Penang, winning 28 from 40 state seats. Currently, Pakatan has 29 in the island-state.

At parliamentary level, PKR is projected to win between 30 and 33 seats, while DAP may be able to secure 30 to 31 seats.

PAS, on the other hand, could perform badly by winning only 11 seats, 12 less than 2008.

Overall, the Pakatan coalition would only win 70 to 75 federal seats, compared with 80 won in 2008, thus virtually giving BN the two-thirds majority.

The findings also revealed that the (Hulu Selangor) campaign carried out by Pakatan, especially by PKR, was “loose, poorly coordinated, without any theme, except for a smearing campaign and counter-defensive actions, and crippled by a weak machinery”.

In the by-election polls on April 25, BN candidate from MIC P Kamalanathan scored an upset win over PKR supreme council member and former de facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim by a 1,725-vote majority.

Kamalanathan polled 24,997 votes against Zaid’s 23,272 votes. PKR won the seat in the 2008 general election.

Zaid's loss was the second successive by-election defeat suffered by Pakatan following the Bagan Pinang state by-election defeat last October.

In Bagan Pinang, BN’s Mohd Isa Samad triumphed with a landslide 5,435 majority, garnering 8,013 votes against PAS' Negri Sembilan commissioner Zulkefly Mohamad Omar, who polled only 2,578.

Significantly, both the Malay-majority constituencies have decisive numbers of Indian voters.

Equally significant was that Indian votes have shifted by 8% to 10% from Pakatan to BN.

Indian voters comprised 20.7% or 13,664 of Bagan Pinang eligible voters. They formed 19.3% or 12,453 of Hulu Selangor's 64,500 registered voters.

Mid-term review

Both Bagan Pinang and Hulu Selangor are considered to be majority constituencies in the country, in which the Malays form the majority with significant population of Chinese and Indians.

“Pakatan would have suffered severe electoral reverses if the Hulu Selangor by-election was actually a snap general election,” said a Pakatan insider.

The report stated that Pakatan saw Hulu Selangor by-election as a mid-term review on the performance of the PKR-led Selangor government in a “neglected” parliamentary seat.

Much to Pakatan's chagrin, the post-election study disclosed that Khalid Ibrahim's administration “just passed the litmus test without any credits”.

Hulu Selangor also revealed a swing of 8% to 10% among Malays towards BN, while Pakatan has become over-dependent on Chinese votes for its political survival.

Overall, Pakatan secured 36% Malay votes, 41% Indians and 77% Chinese, which was comparatively better than 2004 but marginally poorer than 2008.

Pakatan held out in semi-urban areas despite BN's fierce onslaught, but lost out in rural estates and villages.

According to several Pakatan campaigners, the current nationwide swing of Indian voters towards BN after voting en bloc in 2008 for Pakatan was triggered by the ruthless demolition of Penang Indian traditional village, Kampung Buah Pala last year.
“Pakatan state governments in Penang, Kedah and Selangor must act fast to stop the rot,” they concluded.

A BN official said that following Hulu Selangor and Bagan Pinang victories, BN has now conceded that Indians, not ethnic Chinese, are its second largest vote bank after the ethnic Malays.

“That can be decisive in the next general election,” he told FMT recently.

PAKATAN COULD LOOSE??????

Pakatan staring at massive loss in next election


By Athi Shankar

GEORGE TOWN: If April's Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election results were to be applied across the Peninsula, Pakatan Rakyat would lose Selangor and Kedah in the 13th general election.

The coalition, however, could retain Penang, albeit with reduced state seats.

At federal level, Barisan Nasional may regain its parliamentary two-thirds majority, which the Umno-controlled coalition lost in the 2008 general election.

In short, a snap national polls now would reduce Pakatan's political strength considerably, mainly due to loss of ethnic Malay and Indian votes.

The staggering electoral projection was Pakatan’s final analysis from its Hulu Selangor by-election post-mortem findings, which was compiled in a report dated May 5.

Compared with DAP, PAS and PKR would suffer more electoral heartbreaks in the next general election if the Hulu Selangor momentum stays through the next general election.

The DAP would be able to retain its political footing due to an overwhelming ethnic Chinese backing for Pakatan.

According to the report -- a copy was made available to FMT by a party source -- Pakatan would only be able to win 18 of 56 state seats in Selangor and meekly surrender the state government to the Barisan Nasional.

DAP is projected to win the same number of 14 state seats as in 2008.

But PKR's state seats would drop from the current 18 to a mere four, while PAS could be wiped out in Selangor, losing all its six state seats.

Bad show in Kedah

The findings projected Pakatan to lose badly in Kedah, winning only four from 36 state seats. It now governs the state with 20 seats.

Contrary to popular belief, the post-Hulu Selangor analysis projected Pakatan to lose in Perak, winning only 21 of the state's 59 assembly seats.

In 2008, Pakatan captured 31 seats.

The only positive aspect of the findings was that the coalition would be able to retain Penang, winning 28 from 40 state seats. Currently, Pakatan has 29 in the island-state.

At parliamentary level, PKR is projected to win between 30 and 33 seats, while DAP may be able to secure 30 to 31 seats.

PAS, on the other hand, could perform badly by winning only 11 seats, 12 less than 2008.

Overall, the Pakatan coalition would only win 70 to 75 federal seats, compared with 80 won in 2008, thus virtually giving BN the two-thirds majority.

The findings also revealed that the (Hulu Selangor) campaign carried out by Pakatan, especially by PKR, was “loose, poorly coordinated, without any theme, except for a smearing campaign and counter-defensive actions, and crippled by a weak machinery”.

In the by-election polls on April 25, BN candidate from MIC P Kamalanathan scored an upset win over PKR supreme council member and former de facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim by a 1,725-vote majority.

Kamalanathan polled 24,997 votes against Zaid’s 23,272 votes. PKR won the seat in the 2008 general election.

Zaid's loss was the second successive by-election defeat suffered by Pakatan following the Bagan Pinang state by-election defeat last October.

In Bagan Pinang, BN’s Mohd Isa Samad triumphed with a landslide 5,435 majority, garnering 8,013 votes against PAS' Negri Sembilan commissioner Zulkefly Mohamad Omar, who polled only 2,578.

Significantly, both the Malay-majority constituencies have decisive numbers of Indian voters.

Equally significant was that Indian votes have shifted by 8% to 10% from Pakatan to BN.

Indian voters comprised 20.7% or 13,664 of Bagan Pinang eligible voters. They formed 19.3% or 12,453 of Hulu Selangor's 64,500 registered voters.

Mid-term review

Both Bagan Pinang and Hulu Selangor are considered to be majority constituencies in the country, in which the Malays form the majority with significant population of Chinese and Indians.

“Pakatan would have suffered severe electoral reverses if the Hulu Selangor by-election was actually a snap general election,” said a Pakatan insider.

The report stated that Pakatan saw Hulu Selangor by-election as a mid-term review on the performance of the PKR-led Selangor government in a “neglected” parliamentary seat.

Much to Pakatan's chagrin, the post-election study disclosed that Khalid Ibrahim's administration “just passed the litmus test without any credits”.

Hulu Selangor also revealed a swing of 8% to 10% among Malays towards BN, while Pakatan has become over-dependent on Chinese votes for its political survival.

Overall, Pakatan secured 36% Malay votes, 41% Indians and 77% Chinese, which was comparatively better than 2004 but marginally poorer than 2008.

Pakatan held out in semi-urban areas despite BN's fierce onslaught, but lost out in rural estates and villages.

According to several Pakatan campaigners, the current nationwide swing of Indian voters towards BN after voting en bloc in 2008 for Pakatan was triggered by the ruthless demolition of Penang Indian traditional village, Kampung Buah Pala last year.
“Pakatan state governments in Penang, Kedah and Selangor must act fast to stop the rot,” they concluded.

A BN official said that following Hulu Selangor and Bagan Pinang victories, BN has now conceded that Indians, not ethnic Chinese, are its second largest vote bank after the ethnic Malays.

“That can be decisive in the next general election,” he told FMT recently.

*Public Forum: “Penang for Beng Hock”*

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) Penang, ALIRAN, Sembang-sembang Forum, Penang
Branch of Lim Lian Geok Cultural Development Centre, and Amnesty
International cordially invite everybody to attend our public forum: “Penang
for Beng Hock” (in English, Malay and Mandarin; interpreter will be
provided) on *5th September 2010, 2.30-4.30p.m. at Han Chiang College*, .

After 1 year of Teoh Beng Hock case happen, this tragedy making Malaysians
cannot ignore this issue. During the year, Malaysians can easily see the
judicature cannot bring justice for him, the recent‘suicide note’ and the
Royal Commission of Inquiry not set up is more confirmed this.

In such circumstances, Beng Hock had become the sacrificial lamb of a
distasteful power struggle fuelled by greed, hatred, and the thirst for
revenge as the nation is experiencing democratic transition.

Therefore, we appeal to the citizens of Malaysia to attend a forum
name: *“Penang
for Beng Hock”. Support Teoh's family; Justice for Beng Hock!*

*Speaker:
1.Teoh Lee Lan (Beng Hock’s sister)*
2.Dr.Toh Kin Woon (President of LLG,Lim Lian Geok Cultural Development
Centre, "Malaysians for beng hock"Campaign advisor)
3.P Ramakrishnan(President of Aliran)
4.Nora Murat (Executive director of Amnesty International Malaysia)

Moderator:
Ng Eng Kiat (Secretariat member of Suaram Penang)

Any questions, please contact Ong Jing Cheng 012-7583779 and also email:
suarampg@gmail.com Thank you!

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