60 Thai Policemen Under Probe For Receiving Angpow

BANGKOK, Feb 17 –Thai Police have launched an investigation on 60 policemen from Bangkok’s four police stations for receiving angpow from an alleged gambling outlet owner. Metropolitan Police Division 7 commander Maj Gen Boonyarit Rodma ordered the probe after a video clip of the policemen waiting in a long queue

Protest In Hong Kong Over Activist’s Election Ban

HONG KONG, Jan 29 – Protesters in Hong Kong gathered outside the government’s headquarters Sunday evening after a leading pro-democracy activist was barred from standing as a candidate in upcoming elections. The ban on 21-year-old Agnes Chow, who was at the forefront of mass 2014 Umbrella Movement rallies calling for political

Najib: Spoilt Vote Campaign Contradicts Democracy

NEW DELHI, Jan 27 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has described the ‘spoilt vote’ campaign launched by certain quarters as an action that contradicts the democratic system being practised in Malaysia. He said the negative campaigning approach to win the 14th General Election (GE14) should not have been made

Thousands More Flee Erupting Philippine Volcano

LEGAZPI, Jan 24 – Thousands more have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant cauliflower clouds spurting from its crater. More than 56,000 residents are now crammed in schools and other buildings two weeks after Mayon volcano

Volcano Eruption, Avalanche At Japan Ski Resort Kills One

TOKYO, Jan 23 – A Japanese soldier was killed on Tuesday after a volcano erupted near a popular Japanese ski resort, sparking an avalanche that left several injured and scores stranded up a mountain, officials said. Footage broadcast on Japanese television showed thick black smoke interspersed with falling rocks rolling down the

Bangladesh Delays Rohingya Refugee Return

COX’S BAZAR, Jan 22 – The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting “a lot of preparation” was still needed. Bangladesh had been due to start the huge process on Jan 23, after agreeing to

Creation Of Greater KL Spurs Economic Growth

BENTONG, Jan 20 – The step taken by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak of transforming the capital city into Greater Kuala Lumpur by implementing various mega projects has been a catalyst for the country’s economic growth. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said this was proven when Malaysia’s economic growth

PM Najib Starts Retreat With Meeting PM Lee At Istana

SINGAPORE, Jan 16 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak starts the Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat today with a four-eye meeting with his counterpart, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Istana here. The meeting is expected to take about 45 minutes followed by a delegation meeting which will last about one

Asian Financial Forum 2018 Opens In Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Jan 15 – Co-organised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 11th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) opened today and will run for two days (15-16 January) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Under the

Japan’s Abe Seeks Baltic Support Against North Korea

VILNIUS, Jan 14 – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday urged Baltic Nato states to support pressure on North Korea, as he hammered home his hawkish message that Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes pose a global threat. Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in

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