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MOVIE REVIEW: OUT IN THE DARK - A GAY LOVE STORY ABOUT A PALESTINIAN AND AN ISRAELI

“I don’t care about the Jews, the Palestinians, Fatah or Hamas,” Nimr (Nicholas Jacob), a closeted gay Palestinian, declares to his thuggish older brother, Nabil (Jameel Khouri), in “Out in the Dark.” He’d better care, because those defiant words will come back to haunt him. A psychology student who secures a temporary academic permit enabling him to travel between Ramallah, in the West Bank, and Tel Aviv, Nimr has a bright future.

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Malaysian New York Times Censor Pictures of Pigs in Newspaper

Printers of the Malaysian edition, KHL Printing Co, had reportedly blacked out the faces of each animal in a frontpage story of Wednesday’s issue. “For the New York Times, if there’s pictures of nudity, smoking, weapons like guns, or pigs, we cover them up. It’s not allowed in a Muslim country,” said G. Omprakash, a representative from the printing company. While he was unsure if there was a government directive against such images, such censorship is apparently a standard practice passed down from “seniors” in the Shah Alam-based company.

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New York Times: Singapore’s Angry Migrant Workers

Frustration among Singapore’s unappreciated and underpaid migrant workers has been building in recent years as their numbers have grown faster than the country can accommodate them. Tensions boiled over earlier this month, after a 33-year-old Indian migrant worker was killed by a bus in the Little India neighborhood. A crowd of fellow workers from South Asia gathered at the scene. Their anger quickly escalated, with some 400 people pelting stones, attacking emergency responders and setting fire to vehicles. It was the worst riot to hit Singapore, one of the world’s most orderly countries, since 1969.

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