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Former Japanese PM pays respects to Korean victims of forced labor

Former Japanese PM pays respects to Korean victims of forced labor

Seoul: Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on Saturday paid tribute to the Koreans engaged in forced labor during Tokyo’s 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. On the second day of his two-day visit to South Korea, Hatoyama visited the National Memorial Museum of Forced Mobilization under Japanese Occupation in South Korea’s southern port […]

Sad day for journalism as Utusan Malaysia ceases publication

Sad day for journalism as Utusan Malaysia ceases publication

Kuala Lumpur: Utusan Malaysia, once among the largest circulation newspapers in Malaysia, has reportedly ceased publication. “This is one of the saddest days for journalism in Malaysia,” o veteran Malaysian journalist said. “This is a dark moment in the history of journalism in our country. We are losing a newspaper that has been with us […]

Bahrain TV makes young cancer patient’s wish come true

Bahrain TV makes young cancer patient’s wish come true

Manama: Bahrain Television has made the wish of a young cancer patient to appear live on TV come true. A group of young cancer patients from Deena Kanoo micro-school in Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain’s largest hospital, were visiting the studios of the state-run TV channel to gain insights into media facilities and careers when one […]

Taking Singapore-ROK strategic partnership to higher levels

Taking Singapore-ROK strategic partnership to higher levels

By Ivan Lim AJA Former President Singapore: Singapore is seen as a bridge straddling troubled international waters that will pave the way for South Korea’s New Southern Policy (NSP) of boosting ties with the 10-member- states of Asean (Association of South-east Asian Nations). The NSP is designed to advance President Moon Jae-in’s dream of an […]

The colourful charm of a Sunday market in northernmost Vietnam

The colourful charm of a Sunday market in northernmost Vietnam

  By Phong Lan Vietnam Dong Van: A market in Vietnam’s northernmost mountainous province of Ha Giang has attracted lots of visitors thanks to its unique beauty featuring diversified cultures of the local ethnic minority groups. The Dong Van Market is located about 150 kilometres to the northeast of Ha Giang City. The area is […]

Nepal waits to seal Kerung-Kathmandu railway deal during Chinese President’s visit

Nepal waits to seal Kerung-Kathmandu railway deal during Chinese President’s visit

By Kuber Chalise Contributor to AsiaN from Nepal Kathmandu: Nepal is waiting to sign an ambitious Kerung-Kathmandu cross-border railway agreement during the visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 9 confirmed the Chinese President’s arrival in Kathmandu on a two-day state visit accepting the friendly invitation of President […]

99% of Bahrain residents use the Internet

99% of Bahrain residents use the Internet

Manama: The number of Internet users has reached 99% of the population in Bahrain, a Telecommunications Services Residential Market Survey report showed. The figure, the highest in the world, is a clear indication of the increasing affordability of Internet services in Bahrain, the report published by Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said. The results of […]

Malaysia: Shortage of social workers among challenges in addressing issues

Malaysia: Shortage of social workers among challenges in addressing issues

Kuala Lumpur: Shortage of social workers is one of the factors contributing to inefficient management of efforts to address social problems in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said. She said one of the reasons was the current shortage of staff at the Social Welfare Department (JKM). Citing a study by […]

Statue symbolizing former wartime sex slave to return to Japanese art show

Statue symbolizing former wartime sex slave to return to Japanese art show

Seoul: A South Korean sculpture symbolizing Japan’s sexual enslavement of Korean and Asian women will be put back on display Tuesday at a major Japanese art show in Nagoya after its controversial withdrawal from the show, organizers said. The girl statue representing Korean women who were forced into sexual service for the imperial Japanese military […]

Festive events as Kyrgyzstan’s Osh celebrates 3019th anniversary

Festive events as Kyrgyzstan’s Osh celebrates 3019th anniversary

Osh: Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s second largest city, celebrated its special day with an impressive exhibition of flowers, the Boorsok festival, the “Osh – the capital of the Turkic world” exhibition, the Kyuz Berekesi (Fertile Autumn) agricultural fair, folk songs and several festivities. The events, at the central square, were attended by Mayor Taalaibek Sarybashov, Speaker of […]

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