Muhammed Rizalman Bin Ismail at Centre of NZ v. Malaysia PR War. NZ Apologises For a “performance that was below the standard that should be expected of the New Zealand Foreign Ministry”

The allegations of rape and burglary made against Malaysian diplomat Muhammed Rizalman Bin Ismail have paled into insignificance compared to the PR war that has broken out between the two countries. Yesterday, Fairfax media got the suppression order lifted. Their case was probably helped by the many Malaysians who were already openly talking about the…

Beer Cans Could Be Missiles During World Cup Matches

Back in May of last year we blogged about the rather dumb decision to serve beer only in cans at some rugby world cup stadia (including Eden Park) despite submissions from the police that cans could be used as missiles. To have installed beer lines and provide plastic cups in the multi-million dollar venues would’ve…