Hate Law Plan In Australia Ahead Of Gay Marriage Vote

SYDNEY, Sept 8 – Australia’s ruling and opposition parties vowed Friday to work together to introduce laws against hate speech ahead of a contentious postal vote on gay marriage. Same-sex marriage advocates have opposed the voluntary postal ballot that opens next week, arguing it could turn ugly and expose gay people and

Anti-Terror Chiefs Want Social Media Help With ‘Lone Wolves’

WASHINGTON, Sept 8 – As jihadist attacks are increasingly being carried out by home-grown “lone wolves,” top counter-terror chiefs of four Western powers said Thursday they need more support from social media companies to detect potential threats. While traditional intelligence methods are foiling large-scale plots coordinated from abroad, the officials from the

Suspect In Hit-And-Run Of Para Cyclists Arrested

KUALA SELANGOR, Sept 8 – Police have apprehended a 46 year old man in connection with the hit-and-run accident involving the Malaysian Paralympic cyclists. He was arrested and brought to the Kuala Selangor police district headquarters at 5.30pm today. Police recorded statements and the suspect underwent a urine test. National cycling coach Johari

Mobile Internet Off In Togo Before Opposition Protests

LOME, Sept 7 – Mobile internet services were off in Togo on Thursday, where new opposition protests were planned after huge anti-government demonstrations across the country. On social media such as Facebook and Twitter, which were still accessible using intermittent Wi-Fi access in the capital, Lome, users called for services to be

May’s Brexit Battle Returns To Parliament

LONDON, Sept 7 – British lawmakers began debating Thursday a landmark bill to end Britain’s membership of the European Union, with Prime Minister Theresa May gearing up for a major battle. The bill provides for the repeal on Brexit day of the 1972 European Communities Act that conferred Britain’s membership, and also

Philippines’ Duterte Honours Marcos On 100th birthday

MANILA, Sept 7 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte symbolically honoured Ferdinand Marcos on Thursday by declaring the late dictator’s 100th birth anniversary a public holiday in the ex-leader’s home province. It marked another step in the rehabilitation of Marcos 31 years after he was chased into exile in the US by a

Two Indonesian Hostages Walk Free In Philippines

JOLO, Sept 7 – Two Indonesian sailors abducted by Islamist militants off the southern Philippines walked free on Thursday after a firefight that left five kidnappers dead, the military said. The sailors were kidnapped nine months ago in Malaysian waters and taken to the remote southern Philippine island of Jolo, a stronghold

Mida Open Day 2017 Sets To Attract Over 5,000 Participants

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 – In commemorating its 50th Anniversary, the principal investment promotion agency of the country, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) will be holding an Open Day on 18 September 2017 to foster a better understanding of Mida’s roles, facilities and contributions. The one-day event will be officiated by YB

Kenya Shows Pitfalls Of Digital Elections

NAIROBI, Sept 7 – Allegations of computer hacking in Kenya’s Aug 8 election have reignited a debate around the use of digital technology in national votes, with experts wondering whether sticking to paper may be best. The discussion is no longer theoretical in Africa where an increasing number of countries are turning

Private Hospital Project: Public Consultation Required

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 7 – The Penang Citizens Awareness Chant Group today proposed that the state government do a public consultation for the construction of a private hospital in Lebuh Peel, here. Its adviser Yan Lee said the DAP-led Penang state government should explain to the people what they were planning to

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