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AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

Seoul: Diplomacy, national security, the unification of Korea, multiculturalism, conflicts, the environment, and religion will be among the topics to be debated in depth at a forum to be hosted by the Asia Journalist Association (Director Lee Hyung Kyun, President Ashraf Dali) next week. The two-part forum, “How we should face 2020-2029, the third decade […]

Malaysia Day mirrors concept of ‘Malaysia’

  Shah Alam: The participation of Malaysians from different cultures, religions and race in the celebrations for Malaysia Day on Sept 16 mirrors the concept of ‘Malaysia’. Deputy director of the Academy of Malay Studies, Universiti Malaya, associate professor Dr Awang Azman Awang Pawi said the people should celebrate Malaysia Day so that they will […]

Hindu temples, houses, school ransacked in Pakistan

Hindu temples, houses, school ransacked in Pakistan

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Law and order of Ghotki town and surrounding areas in Sindh province of Pakistan deteriorated on Sunday as students of seminaries took to the streets to protest against an alleged incident of blasphemy and ransacked Hindu Temples, houses, shops and a school owned by Hindu community The protests […]

Moon: Blocking Koreas’ separated families from being reunited is wrong

Moon: Blocking Koreas’ separated families from being reunited is wrong

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in said his administration will keep doing its best to create opportunities for separated families in the two Koreas to be reunited as often as possible. He was speaking in a special KBS program on the issue of family members residing on the other side of the border following the 1950-53 Korean […]

BJ Habibie, the leader who oversaw Indonesia’s transition to democracy, progress, dies

BJ Habibie, the leader who oversaw Indonesia’s transition to democracy, progress, dies

Jakarta: Indonesia’s third president Bacharuddin Jusuf (BJ) Habibie died on Wednesday afternoon. He had been in intensive care at Gatot Subroto Army Hospital in Jakarta since September 1. On Tuesday, his second son Thareq Kemal Habibie said that his father was starting to get stable after intensive treatment for exhaustion from his packed activities. But […]

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan cast as contrasting figures in dramatic events unfolding in Hong Kong

Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan cast as contrasting figures in dramatic events unfolding in Hong Kong

By Ivan Lim Former AJA Presient Singapore: Two iconic Hongkong martial artistes, the late Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan have been cast as contrasting faces of the civil disobedience movement that is roiling Hong Kong in the past four months. Organisers of the anti-government movement have attributed their flash-mob street demonstrations, that quite often caught […]

Sri Lanka: Teachers should constantly update their knowledge

Sri Lanka: Teachers should constantly update their knowledge

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena said that teachers should constantly update their knowledge for the sake of the qualitative development of education. Teachers have a great responsibility to mold a future generation armed with knowledge and creative skills to suit changing world trends and nurture the moral values of the children in keeping pace […]

Mahathir: Malays need to change attitude, seize work opportunities

Mahathir: Malays need to change attitude, seize work opportunities

Kuala Lumpur: Malays cannot consider themselves the masters in their own country if they are poor and continue to depend on the sympathy of other people, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has stressed. They should seize the opportunities for the jobs that are now mostly filled by foreigners, he added. “There are some who claim […]

Mahathir: Muslims must be industrious and stop being dependent

Mahathir: Muslims must be industrious and stop being dependent

Phnom Penh: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged Muslims to do away with the mentality of depending on others for aid and assistance. He added that Muslims must constantly strive to be industrious, honest and efficient to enhance their socio-economic standing. “It is very sad when we find Muslims everywhere mired in poverty […]

South Korea, Myanmar to hold summit on economic ties

South Korea, Myanmar to hold summit on economic ties

Bangkok: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will head to Myanmar on Tuesday in a bid to pave the way for closer economic cooperation between the two sides. Moon’s state visit to the nation, the first by a South Korean president in seven years, is in line with his administration’s campaign to reach out to Southeast […]

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