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The Amazon Defense (sic) Coalition (ADC) is a pressure group that doesn't just wash its dirty linen in public, it makes a point of waving it around so as many people as possible see it. The ADC is a largely amorphous group claiming "a group of Amazonian grass roots organizations and communities who have joined to defend and sustain our peoples and environment through unification of our forces and the integration of the entire Ecuadorian Amazon."

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A barrister, charged by Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), was today (Tuesday) sentenced to one year's imprisonment at the District Court for attempting to steal more than HK$30,000 from two foreign clients by claiming that the sums would be used for hiring a Queen's Counsel (QC) for them.

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California's Attorney General Edmund Brown has issued a case against two companies that "lured desperate home-owners with a deceptive marketing scheme." Five individuals are also named including two lawyers.

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Malaysia imposes extraordinary levels of tax on cars manufactured outside ASEAN. But due to special temporary arrangements for hybrid cars it's cheaper to buy a dual-fuel Honda than the standard version

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Malaysian taxi drivers open their door to hand over tolls - apparently because they fear the electric windows motor will burn out. Proton have never needed to recall for that - but a tiny spring needs to be replaced so Satria Neo and Gen2 cars need to visit the dealer.

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NAZA, the Malaysian car assembler and retailer is to build the Peugeot 207, expanding its relationship with the European company.

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Almost three quarters of victims in fatal motorcycle accidents in Malaysia are between 15 and 25 year old. And that's not the most shocking statistic released by the Road Safety Department.

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VW have said that the claimed fuel consumption figure for its Passat BlueMotion model is wrong. Stated at 27km/l, a journalist has disproved that figure.

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The blogosphere has nothing better to do than snipe at Lotus, it often seems. Outrageous and false comments such as "Lotus is bankrupt" and "Dany Bahar is under threat" are common amongst some who appear to be trying to dig a hole for Proton and its sparkling subsidiary. But nothing could be further from the truth - and in Paris, Lotus has proved it with a Motor Show launch to shame far bigger manufacturers.

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A lawyer in Orange County, California, has pleaded guilty to the misappropriation of more than USD 2 million awarded to claimants in a class action suit.

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Rolls-Royce used to make just a few cars each month. Then BMW bought the company, moved production away from its home in Crewe and started what amounts, for the niche manufacturer, mass production. Now they want owners of almost 6,000 cars to bring them back as a global recall affects more than 350,000 BMW and Rolls-Royce cars that share a braking system.

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It's the sort of detail that Bentley are famous for getting right: the bonnet badge that automatically retracts in the event of a collision so as to minimise the risk of injury. But authorities in the USA have ordered remedial work to several models because there are instances of it becoming stuck.

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Letter: re SEDO.Com

Tuesday 21 September 2010

"Jessica" of fama PR writes regarding her firm's client SEDO.Com.

Dear Sirs

This is a Lotus. They call it the Elite. And it will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show next week, just one of a range of models, modifications and tech that Lotus has lined up for its biggest ever international show.

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At first sight, it's a weird idea - but on closer inspection, it's a model that other small-scale manufacturers might usefully follow in export markets: Bentley (and Crewe-build Rolls-Royce) owners in the USA are being treated to a touring parts and accessories display.

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