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Don’t allow racial issues to fester, become a cancer: Malaysian official

Don’t allow racial issues to fester, become a cancer: Malaysian official

  Kuala Lumpur: Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the values of unity should always be nurtured and racial issues should not be allowed to fester and become a cancer that will weaken unity of the people in this country. Dr Wan Azizah said people in the country had shared their prosperity […]

Singers Jung Joon-young, Choi Jong-hoon get prison terms in rape case

Singers Jung Joon-young, Choi Jong-hoon get prison terms in rape case

Seoul:  Two disgraced South Korean singers — Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon — were given heavy prison sentences Friday after being convicted on rape and other charges. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced Jung, a disgraced singer and TV personality, and Choi, a former member of boy band FT Island, to six and five years, […]

Are Malaysians waiting for a fresh hope?

Are Malaysians waiting for a fresh hope?

By a contributor Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in accepting the fact that Malaysians were unhappy with the current state of affairs of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government that he leads has certainly breathed fresh hope that things will change for the better before the next general election. The people have given the PH […]

South Korea revamps college admission policy following fairness row

South Korea revamps college admission policy following fairness row

Seoul: South Korea on Thursday unveiled a set of revised policies for college admission following a controversy over the current system, which some claim favors students with rich and powerful parents. Under the revised measures, Seoul-based universities with high admission standards will pick 40 percent of their freshmen through a state-administered college entrance exam that […]

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia causeway marks 33 years of operations

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia causeway marks 33 years of operations

By Habib Toumi Manama: King Fahad Causeway, a series of bridges and causeways that link the island of Bahrain and Saudi mainland, today marks 33 years. The causeway, Bahrain’s only terrestrial link with another country, is named after former king of Saudi Arabia Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who ruled from June 1982 until […]

Kazakhstan to modernize over 3,000 villages by 2024

Kazakhstan to modernize over 3,000 villages by 2024

Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan plans to modernize 3,477 villages by 2024 in accordance with new regional standards, First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov has said. Under the plan, drinking water, repaired roads and basic social facilities will be made available in the most remote rural areas, Smailov said at a session by the ruling Nur Otan Party, […]

K-pop diva Goo Ha-ra found dead at her home

K-pop diva Goo Ha-ra found dead at her home

Seoul: Goo Ha-ra, a K-pop diva and member of girl band KARA, was found dead Sunday at her home, police said. An acquaintance of the 28-year-old found her dead at around 6 p.m. at her home in Seoul’s Gangnam Ward and notified the police and firefighters, the police said. The police said they are currently […]

South Korean embassy launches ‘Friends of Korea’ challenge in Nur-Sultan

South Korean embassy launches ‘Friends of Korea’ challenge in Nur-Sultan

Nur Sultan: The embassy of the Republic of Korea has launched the ‘Friends of Korea’ challenge for Kazakhstani students in Nur-Sultan. South Korean Ambassador Kim Dae-sik kicked off the challenge at a special ceremony which brought together over 150 university students at the Korean embassy in the Kazakh capital. Participants of the challenge are expected […]

Korean Buddhist monks visit Pakistan to promote religious tourism

Korean Buddhist monks visit Pakistan to promote religious tourism

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: A delegation of Korean Buddhist monks led by President of Jogye Order, Won Haeng, the biggest denomination of Buddhism in the Republic of Korea, is currently on a visit to Pakistan to promote religious tourism and to give fresh impetus to the existing cultural ties between Korea and Pakistan. […]

Luxury fashion powerhouses rush into South Korean market

Luxury fashion powerhouses rush into South Korean market

Seoul: When it comes to purchasing luxury and premium products and services, South Koreans are almost on par with other major countries. Indeed, South Koreans’ love for luxury goods is astonishing, and that’s why high-end brands, which are known to stick to their heritage and tradition, have recently taken new and innovative moves in South […]

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