N. Korea Agrees To First Ever UN Rights Expert Visit

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GENEVA, Apr 27 – North Korea has agreed to host a UN rights expert for the first time, granting access next week to the special rapporteur on disabled people’s rights, the world body said Thursday. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar is scheduled to arrive in the isolated nation on Wednesday following an invitation from Pyongyang,

600 Join Yes! Perdana Volunteer Programme Series 1

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TANJUNG MALIM, Apr 27 – A total of 600 volunteers comprising the students and staff from 13 polytechnics in the country participated in the Yes! Perdana Volunteer Programme Series 1 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Polytechnic in Behrang here today. The two-day programme, which began on Wednesday and organised in collaboration

Astro Partner Turner To Form Strategic JV

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 27 – Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd has partnered Turner Asia Pacific to form a strategic joint-venture (JV) in Warner TV and co-production, distribution of Asian content for global reach. This is alongside the distribution of Astro content and carriage of the channel on Astro and Tribe. In a statement

Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG, Apr 26 – Two Hong Kong independence activists who were barred from taking up their seats as lawmakers last year were arrested and charged Wednesday over chaos at the city’s parliament. Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching were arrested at their apartments Wednesday morning and were charged with illegal assembly and

Report on the Successful Demonstration of Innovative Basic Technologies For Future Optical Access Network “Elastic Lambda Aggregation Network”

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TOKYO, Apr 26 – Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Keio University, KDDI Research, Inc. and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. have jointly challenged the advanced future network for 2030 and beyond by conducting innovative studies on “Elastic Lambda Aggregation Network”. Elastic Lambda Aggregation Network

Special Financing Scheme For PR1MA Homeowners

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PETALING JAYA, Apr 26 – PR1MA homeowners are urged to apply for the special end-financing scheme, Skim Pembiayaan Fleksibel (SPEF), that has been made available since February this year.  Perbadanan PR1MA Malaysia in a statement said those interested can apply for this scheme through their partner banks –  Maybank, CIMB, RHB and

Southeast Asian Leaders To Avoid Direct China Criticism

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MANILA, Apr 26 – Southeast Asian leaders will express concern this week about an “escalation of activities” in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticising China, according to the draft of a summit statement. The statement, set to be released on Saturday at the end of a two-day leaders’ meeting in

YouTube Kids Comes To Smart TVs

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YouTube Kids, the application offering a filtered version of YouTube that’s more kid-friendly, is now natively available on the big screen for the first time, Google announced today. Previously a mobile-only application, YouTube Kids will now be offered on a range of smart TVs, including those from LG, Samsung and Sony, which

Thai Media Rebuked Over Facebook Live Of Child Murder

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BANGKOK, Apr 26 –Thai media came under fire Wednesday for publishing images of a man killing his infant daughter in a Facebook Live video, a grim case that sparked outrage and raised fears of copycat killings. The video, filmed Monday on the southern resort island of Phuket, showed Wuttisan Wongtalay hang

Malaysia Ranks 24th In Huawei Global Connectivity Index 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 – Malaysia is progressing in its digital transformation agenda, ranking 24th in the Huawei Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2017, a notch higher from its 25th position last year. According to a report published on the GCI website, the United States topped the index’s list of 50 nations, followed

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