Asean Summit, Myanmar 12 Nov. 2014

"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - Text version)

“….. Here is the prediction: China will turn North Korea loose soon. The alliance will dissolve, or become stale. There will be political upheaval in China. Not a coup and not a revolution. Within the inner circles of that which you call Chinese politics, there will be a re-evaluation of goals and monetary policy. Eventually, you will see a break with North Korea, allowing still another dictator to fall and unification to occur with the south. ….”

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

US under fire in global press freedom report

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

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Friday, November 21, 2014

1 ton in banknotes found in ex-Chinese military leader's home

Want China Times, CNA 2014-11-21

Xu Caihou in an undated photo. (Photo/Xinhua)

Chinese investigators have found one metric ton of Chinese yuan and foreign currencies during a search of the home of Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, amid an investigation of corruption, according to a report by Hong Kong's Phoenix Weekly.

When investigators opened the basement of Xu's 2,000-square meter luxury residency in Beijing, they found one ton of bills, including US dollars and euros, in addition of piles of valuable jades, emeralds, ancient paintings and calligraphy works, the report said.

The historic art was said to date as far back as the Tang Dynasty (618-907CE).

It took 15 trucks to take the notes and antiques away, said the weekly, which is sponsored by Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television Holding and is legally allowed to circulate around China.

Xu reportedly has many properties all around China, and investigators have found at least four properties in Shanghai registered under the name of his three-year-old grandson, the weekly said.

In addition to Xu, his personal driver has also aggregated a large fortune for allegedly being the go-between for people offering the high-powered official bribes, the report said.

Xu, 70, and his wife were taken away March 15 from a military hospital where Xu has received treatment for bladder cancer after being told about the corruption allegations.

He was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) on June 30.

State-controlled media said Xu, who was vice chairman of the commission from 2004 to 2012, has been charged with abuse of power, accepting bribes directly or via family members in exchange for promotions, and advancing the interests of those close to him through the powers vested in his office.

He is the highest-ranking current or former military officer to be caught up in the crackdown on corruption launched by Chinese president and CPC general secretary Xi Jinping.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pakistan sentences four to death for honour killing of Farzana Parveen

Yahoo – AFP, November 19, 2014

Death sentences handed down in Pakistan bludgeoning case

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - A Pakistan court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death for bludgeoning to death a pregnant woman in the centre of the country's second-largest city for marrying against her family's wishes.

A mob of more than two dozen attackers, among them numerous relatives including the victim's father and brother, battered Farzana Parveen to death with bricks outside the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore in May.

So-called "honour" killings are commonplace in Pakistan but the brutal and brazen nature of the attack on 25-year-old Parveen meant the case made headlines around the world.

"The court today awarded death sentences to four accused -- the father, brother, cousin and ex-husband of the victim -- for murder and terrorism," prosecutor Rai Asif Mehmood told AFP.

Mehmood said the sentences were handed down for three counts -- murder, terrorism and the killing of an unborn baby -- and the court had also fined each defendant 100,000 rupees ($1,000).

The fifth accused in the case, a cousin of Parveen, was sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment, Mehmood said.

Though Pakistan has the death penalty for several crimes, there has been a de facto moratorium on civilian executions since 2008.

Defence lawyer Mansoor Rehman Afridi said his clients would appeal.

"My clients will appeal against their sentences as we believe that the case had been politicised and the media coverage mounted pressure on us," Afridi told AFP.

The killing sparked outrage, with the United States branding the incident "heinous" and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif demanding action to catch the killers.

Hundreds of women are murdered by their relatives in Pakistan each year on the grounds of defending family "honour".

The Aurat Foundation, a campaign group that works to improve the lives of women in Pakistan's conservative and patriarchal society, says more than 3,000 have been killed in such attacks since 2008.

But Pakistan's blood-money laws allow a victim's family to forgive the murderer on receipt of a payment, which makes prosecuting so-called "honour" cases difficult because the killer is usually a relative.

Parveen's killing, in broad daylight in a supposedly relatively liberal city, caused particular outrage as police were present at the scene but apparently did nothing to stop the attack.

Senior officers defended their men, saying the mob was too large to be stopped and trying to play down the killing as a "routine murder".

In a grisly twist to the case, a few days after Parveen's death her husband Mohammad Iqbal admitted he had strangled his first wife out of love for Parveen.

He was spared jail for his first wife's murder because his sons persuaded her family to pardon him under the blood-money laws.

On the day she was attacked Parveen had gone to court to testify in Iqbal's defence after he was accused by her relatives of kidnapping her and forcing her into marriage.

Mohammad Iqbal said he had killed his first wife in order to be able to
marry his second, Farzana Parveen. Photograph: Rahat Dar/EPA

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Suu Kyi party admits cannot win fight to change constitution

Yahoo – AFP, Hla-Hla Htay, 19 Nov 2014

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi takes part in a press
conference in Yangon, on November 14, 2014 (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party admitted Wednesday it cannot win its fight to change a constitutional provision barring her from Myanmar's presidency, as the powerful military signalled strong opposition to such amendments.

In a fresh blow to democracy campaigners after authorities in the former junta-run nation ruled out major constitutional change before crucial 2015 elections, the party said it did not have the power to push through reforms in the face of an effective army veto.

Parliament has been gripped by a series of fierce debates over the constitution that have highlighted the glaring divide between reformers from civilian parties and their counterparts in army uniform, who hold a quarter of all seats.

National League for Democracy (NLD)
spokesman Nyan Win answers questions
during an interview in Yangon, on Nov. 19,
2014 (AFP Photo/Soe Than Win)
"Calculate the ratio mathematically. We cannot win (the fight to change key sections of the constitution)," opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Nyan Win told AFP, listing both the clause that bars Suu Kyi and one that gives the military the final say on amendments.

Parliamentary representatives of the military have spoken out in unprecedented numbers in recent days, voicing staunch opposition to any change that would threaten their position in the legislature.

"So why are we working for it? Because we believe in democracy," added Nyan Win, in some of the party's most downbeat remarks on a charter which many believe was specifically designed to thwart Suu Kyi's political rise.

Legislators will choose a new president after the general election in November 2015, which is seen as a key test of the country's emergence from outright military rule.

Surprise move

Suu Kyi’s NLD is expected to win if polls are free and fair.

But the veteran democracy campaigner cannot stand for the top post because a clause in the constitution, 59f, bans those with a foreign spouse or children. Her two sons are British, as was her late husband.

US President Barack Obama last week raised concerns about the clause, saying "the amendment process needs to reflect inclusion rather than exclusion".

Parliament speaker Shwe Mann said Tuesday a referendum would be held next May on major charter amendments approved by parliament after the current debates.

But he said it would be impossible to implement changes until after the election.

The NLD earlier this year gained five million signatures on a petition to remove the army's veto on constitutional change.

Nyan Win said the party would keep campaigning for change and had a back-up plan, although he declined to elaborate on it.

Activists at the NLD's Yangon headquarters appeared unfazed earlier Wednesday, selling Suu Kyi T-shirts and trinkets as normal.

But Myanmar media sounded the alarm.

"Is Suu Kyi admitting defeat?" asked the news website Democratic Voice of Burma.

The political prisoner-turned-politician Wednesday told reporters on the sidelines of the parliamentary debate in the capital Naypyidaw that she accepted Shwe Mann's amendment timetable as "normal procedure".

Fears of foreign influence

"We just want the military to be more in line with democratic standards," she added.

Myanmar's parliament is dominated by the military and the army-backed ruling party.

Members of the National League for Democracy work at a souvenir booth
 beneath posters of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the party
headquarters in Yangon, on November 19, 2014 (AFP Photo/Soe Than Win)

Soldiers owe their place in the legislature to the controversial 2008 constitution, which was drawn up by the then-junta as it kept critics and opposition activists locked up.

A vote to change the constitution's key points requires more than 75 percent support -- thus giving the army the final say.

"We should keep section 59f the same," Lieutenant Colonel Myo Htet Win told the house on Wednesday.

He said that "if a person who has mixed with foreign blood" were to get the top position, "our nation could swiftly become a puppet government, even without colonisation".

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma and ruled by the British until 1948, was plunged into isolation by a military regime that seized power in 1962.

But in the past three years, its reforms have earned international praise and the removal of most sanctions.

The quasi-civilian leadership, which remains dominated by former generals, has freed most political prisoners, allowed Suu Kyi and her party into parliament and ended draconian media censorship.

But last week Obama added his voice to concerns that the transition is backsliding in certain areas, including press freedom and human rights.

How China is reshaping global development finance

The BRICS Development Bank, the AIIB and the Silk Road Fund – recent initiatives spearheaded by China that symbolize its growing influence in development funding and potential new sources of financing, says Rajiv Biswas.

Deutsche Welle, 19 Nov 2014

Over the past couple of months, China has played a major role in launching initiatives to increase infrastructure financing for developing countries. In July 2014, China, together with the other BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa - agreed to create a new development bank (NDB) that would have initial capital of 50 billion USD.

More recently, in October, 21 Asian countries agreed to establish a new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for which China will provide up to 50 percent of initial capital. The bank's aim is to provide funding for infrastructure projects such as roads in underdeveloped Asian countries. Just last week, at the APEC Leaders Summit in Beijing, President Xi also announced the creation of a new Silk Road Fund to improve connectivity in Asia, for which China will provide USD 40 billion of capital funding.

While the initiatives have been criticized by some as a way for China to simply challenge Western-backed institutions such as the World Bank or International Monetary Fund (IMF) - as a result of Beijing's growing discontent with these bodies - there are others who believe the new development banks might have a positive impact on emerging economies.

Biswas: 'China wants to substantially
 increase the role it plays in multilateral
development financing'
Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at the analytics firm IHS, says in a DW interview that with the correct design, these new institutions could become important new sources of financing to address the economic development and infrastructure financing needs of developing countries worldwide.

DW: What are the main differences between these new development banks and what role does China play in them?

The NDB has been established by the BRICS, with a global remit to lend to developing countries. The AIIB is focused on Asia, with the 21 founding members all Asian countries and a mandate to provide infrastructure financing for Asian developing countries. Both banks will be headquartered in China, with the NDB headquartered in Beijing and the AIIB headquartered in Shanghai. Clearly, China will play a major role in both banks as a key source of capital, but the decision-making structure will comprise a governing board with representatives from other developing countries.

Why is China helping create all these development banks?

Although these initiatives were all launched in 2014, the decisions reflect the growing discontent which has been developing for many years amongst developing nations that the governance structure of the IMF and World Bank has not evolved to reflect the increasing weight of emerging markets in global GDP. These new institutions, if successfully implemented, could give developing nations greater influence in global development financing.

Doesn't Asia already have a development bank, the ADB?

Although the ADB does have significant representation from developing countries in its governance, the balance sheet of the ADB is relatively moderate compared to the infrastructure financing needs of Asia. Therefore, the new AIIB and other Asian financing initiatives will help to boost total development financing for Asia.

What role does China aim to play in development finance and why?

China's rapid growth has transformed it into the world's second largest economy, but its ability to play a proportionate role in development finance through the World Bank has been constrained by the low voting rights currently allocated to China. Although China has been playing an increasingly significant role in international development financing through its Chinese state-owned banks such as the Development Bank of China, it also wants to substantially increase the role it plays in multilateral development financing flows through the creation of the NDB, AIIB and the Silk Road Fund.

What influence would China have on the financial system by doing this?

China's new development finance initiatives have the potential to significantly reshape the global development finance architecture that was originally established under the Bretton Woods system established in 1944. This structure has remained largely unchanged until now, and China's new initiatives have the potential to create a revolution that will transform the shape of the global development finance architecture.

Where is the Chinese money to fund these institutions coming from?

China has accumulated foreign exchange reserves of USD 3.9 trillion dollars, so the capital it is prepared to subscribe for the NDB, AIIB and Silk Road Fund would amount to only around five percent of its total foreign exchange reserves. Moreover, since these institutions will be providing infrastructure lending rather than grants, the return on capital from these investments could be significantly higher than the current returns China is getting from its foreign exchange reserves, with a large share currently invested in low-yielding US government bonds.

Development aid usually comes with some strings attached. What could these be in the case of China?

The governance structure of the NDB and AIIB will be much wider than just China, since other emerging markets are also members of both of these new development banks. However, as a major provider of capital for both banks, it is likely that China will want to have a significant role in the governance of both banks. Beijing will want to be seen as an inclusive member of both banks though, since it will not want to repeat the mistakes of the IMF and World Bank governance which became perceived by developing countries as overly dominated by the US and EU.

Nevertheless both banks will need to put in place rigorous management structures and lending processes to ensure that their infrastructure loans are subject to risk management and other lending quality controls. A key focus of the lending will be for infrastructure development in emerging markets. The NDB will have a global remit, while the AIIB will focus on Asian developing countries.

What are the reasons for China's discontent with institutions such as the IMF or World Bank?

The status quo in terms of the current distribution of voting rights remains distorted, most notably for China amongst the BRICS nations. China, the world's second largest economy, has 3.81 percent of voting rights in the IMF but it accounts for 12.4 percent of world GDP. As China continues to account for a larger share of the world economy, this disparity will continue to widen. By 2024, IHS forecasts that China will account for around 20 percent of world GDP, so unless China's share of voting rights increases dramatically, it will be heavily underrepresented in the governance and decision-making of the IMF and World Bank.

What are the main concerns about these new institutions?

The institutions will face considerable hurdles, including establishing efficient governance and a world-class prudential regulatory structure that will avoid the pitfalls of overt politicization of the new institution. However, with the correct design, the new BRICS Development Bank and AIIB could become important new sources of financing to address the economic development and infrastructure financing needs of developing countries worldwide.

Biswas: 'The institutions will
 face considerable hurdles'
Will these new banks compete with the role of the World Bank?

The establishment of these institutions at approximately the same time has the potential to generate large new sources of development funding for infrastructure projects in developing countries. In Asia alone, it has been estimated by the Asian Development Bank that eight trillion USD in infrastructure financing will be required in this decade.

A significant share of this will be funded by domestic government and private sector financing, but this still leaves a large shortfall which requires international financing from other governments, multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, or foreign private investment. The new institutions such as the NDB, AIIB and Silk Road Fund will help to raise significant new flows of development finance to help to meet this large need for infrastructure funding.

Will these new banks compete with the role of the World Bank?

The impact on development financing flows to developing countries from these initiatives could be very substantial. The NDB will have initial authorized capital of USD 100 billion and initial subscribed capital of USD 50 billion and also a Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) with capital of USD 100 billion. The AIIB will have initial authorized capital of USD 100 billion, with subscribed capital likely to be around USD 50 billion.

Furthermore, both the NDB and AIIB will be catalysts for other sources of government and private sector funding for infrastructure projects. Both the NDB and AIIB are likely to benefit from having good access to funding from the state-owned banks of the BRICS countries, notably from Chinese state-owned banks, which would provide a very large potential source of financing for the NDB.

Rajiv Biswas is Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS, a global information and analytics firm. He is responsible for coordination of economic analyses and forecasts for the Asia-Pacific region.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

North Korea: A case for the International Criminal Court?

The UN's Human Rights Committee has approved a resolution calling for North Korea to be brought before the International Criminal Court on charges of human rights violations.

Deutsche Welle, 19 Nov 2014

Will North Korea be held legally responsible for human rights abuses and crimes against humanity by International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague? This Tuesday November 18, the UN General Assembly's Human Rights Committee approved a resolution jointly submitted by the European Union and Japan. 111 countries voted in favour, 55 abstained and just 19 voted against. However it is still up to the UN Security Council to bring a case against the leadership of the internationally isolated country.

For its part, Pyongyang denies all accusations, saying they are all part of a United States-led conspiracy. In an effort to prevent the Security Council from examining its human rights situation, the regime went on a diplomatic offensive, attempting to show it was open to communicating and working with the UN – although only under certain conditions. Cuba even suggested any references to the ICC be deleted from the resolution text.

Pyongyang has also turned to Russia for support, with one of Kim Jong Un's most senior confidants travelling to Moscow earlier this week. Agency reports say talks are planned with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The Security Council hurdle

The reason for the sudden push by the international community against North Korea's leadership was a report from a special UN Commission. Published earlier this year, it described in detail how the prison camp system was hidden away from the rest of the world, allowing them to systematically torture, rape and execute people.

It's believed up to 120,000 people could
 be currently held in North Korean prison
But although the UN's Human Rights Committee has decided in favor of referring the case to the ICC, doesn't mean it will be taken up by The Hague, as only the UN Security Council has the jurisdiction to do so. Add to that, sitting on the Security Council as permanent members are Russia and North Korea's most important ally China, both of whom vetoed the resolution.

North Korea's cautious dialogue

The vote at the Human Rights Committee comes just weeks after the UN's special investigator on North Korea, Marzuki Darusman, appeared at the United Nations, calling for the North Korean regime to be held legally responsible for human rights violations. The threat of such an investigation has already put pressure on Pyongyang, with a meeting being held in New York between Darusman and a four-member delegation from North Korea, the first such meeting since the position of UN special investigator into North Korea was launched ten years ago. Darusman told DW that previous requests to talk with North Korean representatives on the issue had been rejected.

He regards the recent developments with cautious optimism. "They show the gradually increasing willingness of North Korea to hold talks with the international community", he says. The conversation itself, as described by Darusman, was an "honest discussion." The North Korean side had even provided him with the opportunity to visit the country, though only under special conditions: for instance, all efforts to prosecute North Korea before the ICC must stop. Under the circumstances, a visit to UN circles is considered unlikely.

Hundreds of pages of shocking reports

Like Marzuki Darusman, Michael Kirby has yet to visit North Korea personally. Originally from Australia, Kirby headed the three-member UN commission tasked with preparing a comprehensive report on the human rights situation in North Korea, in particular on the situation in the notorious criminal and prison camps. Over a period of several months, the team interviewed 300 eye witnesses, refugees, survivors and defectors, who had previously worked for the North Korean government. Since no UN representatives can enter North Korea and assess the situation for themselves, the report is based solely on this testimony. No one knows exactly how many people are imprisoned in the camps, although according to recent UN estimates that number could be as high as around 120,000. North Korean authorities, however, steadfastly deny the existence of any such camps.

In February 2014, the UN Commission presented its report: a several hundred page document of horror, which gives an insight into the extent of human rights violations in North Korea. "A woman told us, for example, that she was forced to hold her baby upside down in a bucket of water until the child drowned," Michael Kirby told DW at the time. He believes that there are still missing pieces of the puzzle regarding the human rights situation in the country, even after the Commission's extensive investigation. "But I think our picture is fairly complete. And certainly we have collected enough evidence to show that human rights violations and crimes against humanity have taken place in North Korea and still are."

That is why he and Marzuki Darusman are now calling for "targeted sanctions" against the regime.

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288 economic fugitives nabbed in China's Fox Hunt 2014

Want China Times, Xinhua 2014-11-18

One of the suspects escorted by police in Beijing, Sept. 27. (Photo/Xinhua)

Chinese police have seized 288 suspects in an international manhunt beginning in July targeting corrupt officials and economic criminals that have fled the county, China's Ministry of Public Security said Monday.

Twenty-one of the suspects have been at large for more than 10 years, the ministry said.

A total of 84 suspects were seized from developed countries such as the US, Canada, Japan and Belgium.

Overall, 126 suspects turned themselves in. The ministry urged those still at large to turn themselves in as soon as possible in order to seek lighter punishment, giving a deadline of December 1 this year.

China is in the middle of an anti-corruption campaign targeting both high-ranking "tigers" and low-level "flies," the terms assigned to different officials depending on rank and level of corruption.

The Fox Hunt 2014 operation was launched in July to "block the last route of retreat" for corrupt officials after the country's crackdown narrowed the space for abuse of power.

China has also helped forge a cross-border law enforcement network to strengthen transnational anti-corruption cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region, which was adopted by APEC leaders earlier this month.

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Mum frees Dutch teen jihadi bride, stuck in Turkey with no passport, November 18, 2014

A woman from Maastricht has freed her 19-year-old daughter from the Syrian city of Raqqa but is unable to get her back into the country because her passport has been cancelled, Dutch media report on Tuesday.

The girl, named as Aïcha, is a convert to Islam and travelled to Syria in February when she was 18 to marry Dutch jihadi Omar Yilmaz, a charismatic former soldier with a high media presence. According to media reports, Aïcha, who converted to Islam last summer, got in touch with Yilmaz via internet after he was interviewed on television in January.

According to Limburg media the girl’s mother, named as Monique, she travelled to Turkey in October in an effort to find her daughter and made a second trip last week, despite being told it was too dangerous.

The two managed to leave Syria but were stopped at the Turkish border because the girl does not have a valid passport. The foreign affairs ministry is now involved and the two hope to be back in the Netherlands within a week, the mother’s lawyer Françoise Landerloo is quoted as saying by the NRC.

EenVandaag carried an interview with Monique earlier this year about her struggle to find her ‘blonde, blue-eyed girl who liked going out and playing piano’.

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There's too much information to give you in one channelling, in one sitting, so I refer to past messages for you to better understand and reference the information in order to get the bigger picture. So I wish to remind you of something I also told you in a recent channelling called Do Not Despair. You're winning! It's because you're winning that the dark consciousness on this planet is feeling it, and the humanity that represents darkness is pulling out everything it has to survive.

It Has Always Been There

Let's look at it, because it's all over the news. Are you shocked at the sudden existence of the organization that will remain unnamed [for this channelling]? Where did it come from? How could it be so organized? How could it be so well funded? This organization could have its own country soon! They might as well name it, “The Old Energy Dark Country”, for that's what it will represent.

The barbaric past of humanity comes forward to show its face. It has always been there, hiding under the rocks and between the cracks of civilized humanity. It couldn't show itself until now, but now it has to. It's ugly and it's not for the faint at heart, is it, dear ones? Seeing evil personified in Human action is abhorrent. It is so ugly and so dark that you cannot look upon it with a gentle heart. God is not a part of it and this is obvious.

You're winning! Light is winning! The uprising of dark consciousness would not have shown itself with this strength, or this quickly, if this were not so. This is exactly what I told you to look for, and it is proof that those representing this dark consciousness are in trouble. Dear ones, dark consciousness has always had a tried-and-true system. It lurks in the shadows and influences all the power places of the planet - government, commerce, finance. Suddenly, it can't hide there as well anymore and it's out in the open.

Where is the funding coming from? It is coming from a storehouse that has always been there, dear ones. It uses income that has been generated from low consciousness acts, collected for a very long time. Funding didn't just appear. It has been stored, waiting to be used in order to spread fear and darkness to save what they believe is their way.

Who Will Win?

Dear ones, they haven't got a chance! But it looks like they do, doesn't it? Everything that they are doing is calculated to scare you into submission. Are they winning? Now, that's a question I want you to take from here and examine every day.

Fear is black. If you're in fear, there is no light. You can be the grandest Lightworker, or even be the channeller, but if you're in fear, it doesn't matter how many years you've done light work, or how much light you've accumulated personally. It all goes away with fear, and then they've won the battle for your mind. Do you understand this?

The Strength of the Old Soul - YOU

Old souls, Lightworkers reading this, the experiences you have had over lifetimes and lifetimes are incredible! The old soul knows fear. I don't want to be too graphic, but I want you to understand! What was it like when you put your head in the guillotine because you talked about God in a way that was inappropriate? What was it like to be bound hand and foot when they lit the match at your feet? Old soul, that's fear! You carry those experiences in your Akash.

I want to tell you they haven't got a chance to scare you! You absolutely know what fear is, and they haven't got a chance as long as you cling to that part of you that is the strength of God. You've been through it all. That means you've got the weapons of truth, wisdom and light. Don't forget it. Don't forget who you are!

Do you see how fast they assembled? It seemed like only yesterday that there was no organization at all. Where did they come from? Have you noticed a certain hesitancy to fight them? Why is it that the citizens of the lands that they are invading are hesitant to fight them? Instead, these leaders are calling on others to help. Why is it that the others are also hesitant? I want to show you that there are some anomalies of logic that are not making sense, because this is a battle you have never seen before on this planet. We've expected it, but you haven't. It's about consciousness, not land or resources.

How to Win?

We gave you the secret before of how to defeat them without taking even one life: Simply take away their funding. They cannot exist without their funding. The funding has to be organized, stored, and distributed. It has to be generated in such a way that it must also go through institutions. Did you hear that? All you have to do is stop the system. Winning won't be done with bombing. It's going to be done with intelligence, clever thinking and financial forensics. It's time to get smart on some of these things and not to be afraid to look at this puzzle differently than you have before. Do not apply the energy they are using in order to fight them, because you won't win. Figure it out. It's the last bastion of organized darkness and evil thinking on this planet coming together to try to survive the assault of your light. Don't be afraid to look at the funding trail, no matter where it takes you.

Fear is Their Weapon

I want you to know something as you look at your news. It may appear that you are unable to stop them. In many places, they will gain strength as they create fear. The fear is easily created in those who are not old souls and who don't know fear like you do and who don't have the armor of your spiritual experiences. This puts you in the front line, dear one. Did you realize that? But you don't have to go fight them on their terms. All you have to do is broadcast light. High consciousness will beat fear any day.. .”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

China, India to Court Pacific Nations in Fiji

Jakarta Globe – AFP, Nov 18, 2014

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pictured, and Chinese President Xi will both hold mini summits during their Fiji stopovers this week. (EPA Photo/Narendra Shrestha)

Suva. Rival suitors India and China step up their courtship of Pacific island nations this week when Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping head to Fiji following the Group of 20 summit in Australia.

Indian Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi will both hold mini summits during their Fiji stopovers, meeting with up to 12 regional leaders as they bid for the support of one of the largest voting blocs in the United Nations.

Sandra Tarte, director of the politics and international affairs program at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, said it is clear India and China want to build strategic ties with the Pacific.

“There is obviously an intention to have bilateral meetings and that’s why so many of these other country leaders are here, but from China and India’s point of view it’s the region that is important and the fact that are 12 votes at the UN,” Tarte told AFP.

The Asia-Pacific region has some “strategic relevance and importance, economically, politically and in terms of security,” she added

A likely central issue of the talks will be climate change, where low-lying Pacific islands would welcome assistance.

“China and India, they are not just global political and economic powers, but they are contributors to the problem of climate change and the Pacific Island countries are at the receiving end of climate change but do not necessarily contribute to it,” Tarte said.

“In the past there has been this deadlock between developed countries and these so-called developing countries on how to approach the issue and whether or not countries like China and India need to make concessions.

“For the small island countries it doesn’t matter who makes the concessions as long as they are made.”

‘Exciting time for Fiji and Vanuatu’

Modi arrives in Fiji on Wednesday for a three-day visit with Xi landing on Saturday.

The countries expected to be represented at the talks along with Fiji include Samoa, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Niue, Nauru, Vanuatu and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Vanuatu’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sato Kilman who will meet Modi before his premier Joe Natuman arrives in Suva to meet Xi, saw benefits for all countries involved.

“This is an exciting time not only for Fiji and Vanuatu but also for everyone who cares about improving the economic growth and living healthy and productive lives,” he told the Fiji Sun.

Although Fiji has a substantial Indian population, Modi will be the first leader from New Delhi to visit since Indira Gandhi in 1981 and the first to have broad interaction with a wide range of island leaders.

But Tarte did not see India expanding its presence in the South Pacific to the same extent as China.

“India doesn’t have the same reach as China does, diplomatic reach. It’s economic ties are not that expansive or as developed,” she said.

“China has had a longer history of economic inter-relationships and it is part of the Pacific whereas India is part of the India sub-continent, it’s in the India Ocean so it doesn’t have the same ties.”

Sydney-based foreign policy thinktank The Lowy Institute has estimated that from 2005-11 China handed out US$600 million in so-called “soft loans” to Pacific countries such as Tonga, Samoa and Fiji.

Fiji, with 900,000 people, is by far the most populous and economically powerful of the South Pacific island nations and seen as a regional hub for business and diplomacy.

Agence France-Presse

Indonesia Declares War on Illegal Foreign Fishing Boats

Jakarta Globe, Ezra Sihite, Nov 18, 2014

Susi Pudjiastuti, the minister for maritime affairs and fisheries, visits a dock
 where impounded illegal foreign fishing vessels are kept, in Kubu Raya district,
West Kalimantan, on Saturday. (Antara Photo/Jessica Helena Wuysang)

Jakarta. Sink or swim: That’s the message the Indonesian government, backed by the Navy, is sending out to foreign fishing fleets poaching inside the country’s maritime borders.

Poaching costs the world’s biggest archipelagic nation some Rp 300 trillion ($24.7 billion) a year, President Joko Widodo said at the State Palace on Tuesday.

“I said it yesterday: Stop arresting [poachers] already and sink 10 or 20 boats so that they’ll think twice,” the president said as quoted by

“But of course, we have to save the people first,” he added.

Fishing, and developing Indonesia’s vast maritime potential in general, is a central pillar of the new government under Joko, who has laid out a vision for Indonesia to become a “global maritime axis.”

His remarks on Tuesday echoed those on Sunday by Susi Pudjiastuti, the maritime and fisheries minister, who called on local authorities in the Derawan Islands, part of Berau district in East Kalimantan, to burn the foreign fishing vessels caught poaching in the area.

“Go to work, burn those boats so they won’t keep doing this. Don’t burn the people, though; arrest them,” Susi said, following a patrol that netted three Malaysian-flagged vessels suspected of illegal fishing.

“Mr. District Chief, Mr. Police Chief, don’t be afraid. If there are any human rights problem, I’ll take the responsibility. Conduct a joint operation with five boats and armed officers. Once you catch them, confiscate the boats. But if there are many boats, burn one or two. Never give the boats back.”

The Navy has responded in a more restrained manner, saying on Tuesday that it had previously carried out a campaign of sinking foreign vessels found poaching in Indonesian waters, but stressed that due legal process needed to be respected.

Adm. Marsetio, the Navy chief of staff, said in Jakarta that he oversaw the previous campaign when he commanded the Navy’s Eastern Fleet.

“It was effective. There were some protests from the ambassadors from the countries [in which the vessels were registered] but they saw that the boat crews were kept safe,” Marsetio said.

“We also worked together with the embassies to deport the crews. The campaign helped prevent similar acts,” he added.

The Navy chief was quick to point out that they could not do this to all vessels suspected of poaching, saying the legal process had to be respected. However, he said the Navy would sink boats caught red-handed “trying to take Indonesia’s natural resources without any proper documents.”

“There have been several instances where we’ve sunk boats illegally entering our waters. But that depends on their crime,” Marsetio said. “In the case of boats found without the proper documentation, we secure the crews first and then we sink the boats to stop them doing that again.”

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Church of England set to approve introduction of female bishops

First diocese vacancy to come up after the canon law is changed will be Southwell and Nottingham

The Guardian, Press Association, Monday 17 November 2014

The Very Rev Vivienne Faull is considered a contender to become the first
female bishop. Photograph: Kippa Limited/Rex Features

The Church of England will shatter its “stained-glass ceiling” by voting in favour of appointing female bishops.

The Anglican General Synod is expected to approve legislation allowing women to be nominated and chosen for the senior posts, 20 years after the first female priests were ordained. The first female bishop could be appointed next year.

The move has been welcomed by long-term campaigners for change, who see it as the first step towards widening female participation in the church.

Hilary Cotton, chairwoman of Women and the Church (Watch), said she would like to see women ultimately make up a third of bishops – around 40 posts – “in order to make a difference”.

She said: “Until we get to around a third it doesn’t change the culture, or it is much harder to change it. It is not just about having women wearing purple, it is about changing the culture of the church to be more equal. It is exciting but I hope that in a few years it will be more normal for women to be appointed bishops.”

The first diocese vacancy to come up after the canon law is changed will be Southwell and Nottingham, after the Rt Rev Paul Butler was appointed as bishop of Durham. It will be followed by Gloucester, Oxford and Newcastle.

Several priests whose names have been suggested as the first female bishops include the Very Rev Vivienne Faull, dean of York Minster, and the Very Rev June Osborne, dean of Salisbury Cathedral.

The first women were ordained in 1994 in the Church of England and they now make up about a third of clergy. The plan to allow them to stand as bishops was derailed by just six votes cast by lay members in November 2012, causing bitter recriminations within the Church of England and prompting threats of an intervention by parliament.

In July the General Synod overwhelmingly backed legislation to introduce the first female bishops in the Church of England, and Monday’s vote in London will rubber stamp the move.

In October the church said positive discrimination could be used to install “under-represented” female bishops in diocese.

Synod member Christina Rees, who has campaigned for women in the church for 25 years, said women should eventually make up a high proportion of senior roles.

She said: “As far as I am concerned, by Tuesday any bishop can pick up the phone to a woman and say: ‘I would like you to be my next suffragan.’ I don’t see the problem with a quick appointment of a [female] suffragan but of course it would be exciting if the first was a diocesan. The stained-glass ceiling is finally being shattered.”

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Church of England General Synod approves female bishops
Jubilation as Church of England's synod votes to allow female bishops

Clerics at the Church of England synod in York take a 'selfie' as they celebrate
after the vote to allow female bishops. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Energy, Recalibration LecturesGod/CreatorReligions/Spiritual systems  (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it),  Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse),  Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) (Text version)

“… I gave you a channelling years ago when Pope John Paul was alive. John Paul loved Mary, the mother. Had John Paul survived another 10 years, he would have done what the next Pope [The one after the current one, Benedict XVI] will do, and that is to bring women into the Church. This Pope you have now [Benedict XVI] won't be here long.* The next Pope will be the one who has to change the rules, should he survive. If he doesn't, it will be the one after that.

There is a large struggle within the Church, even right now, and great dissention, for it knows that it is not giving what humanity wants. The doctrine is not current to the puzzles of life. The answer will be to create a better balance between the feminine and masculine, and the new Pope, or the one after that, will try to allow women to be in the higher echelon of the Church structure to assist the priests.

It will be suggested to let women participate in services, doing things women did not do before. This graduates them within church law to an equality with priests, but doesn't actually let them become priests just yet. However, don't be surprised if this begins in another way, and instead gives priests the ability to marry. This will bring the feminine into the church in other ways. It will eventually happen and has to happen. If it does not, it will be the end of the Catholic Church, for humanity will not sustain a spiritual belief system that is out of balance with the love of God and also out of balance with intuitive Human awareness.  …”