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Kyrgyzstan adopts new measures in fight against coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan adopts new measures in fight against coronavirus

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan is shutting educational institutions for three weeks as the country shows determination to fight the spread of coronavirus. The decision to close the institutions will be implemented on March 16, the Security Council decided at its meeting, the press service of the Kyrgyz President reported. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov chaired the meeting attended by […]

War against Coronavirus: Pakistan shuts educational institutions, seals border with Afghanistan, Iran

War against Coronavirus: Pakistan shuts educational institutions, seals border with Afghanistan, Iran

  By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan is all set to completely seal its western border with Afghanistan and Iran from Monday March 16, 2020 to prevent the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, a notification issued from the interior ministry said on Friday. The decision comes after Prime Minister Imran Khan held a meeting […]

Singapore probes activities of South Korean church chapter

Singapore probes activities of South Korean church chapter

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: An unregistered local chapter of the South Korea church, at the centre of a mass Covid-19 outbreak in Daegu, is being investigated by the Singapore authorities – not just for the virus contamination alone. The Shincheongji Church of Jesus, Temple of the Tabernacle of the […]

Singapore may defer polls to fight wily Wuhan bug’s death dance

Singapore may defer polls to fight wily Wuhan bug’s death dance

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President Contributor to AsiaN  Singapore: Nothing does better than a little humour to break the glum atmosphere created by the fearful Coronavirus outbreak. Like this anonymous post on social media: “I have been studying the virus just like every one of you and come to these conclusions. It is […]

Drama in Malaysia: Muhyiddin appointed eighth Prime Minister, but Mahathir says MPs behind him

Drama in Malaysia: Muhyiddin appointed eighth Prime Minister, but Mahathir says MPs behind him

Kuala Lumpur: Hours after Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah appointed Muhyiddin Yassin as the country’s eighth prime minister, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he has the support of 114 members of parliament for him to lead the government. The day of high-intensity drama in Malaysia started with […]

Malaysia’s political landscape, what’s next?

Malaysia’s political landscape, what’s next?

Kuala Lumpur: The latest developments in the country’s politics including Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s shock resignation as the prime minister, then his subsequent appointment as an interim prime minister, continue to be the focus of various parties to see what his next move will be. Without any clear indication of the direction of the country’s political landscape, […]

Cambodia thanked for welcoming stranded cruise passengers

Cambodia thanked for welcoming stranded cruise passengers

Phnom Penh: Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili has sent a letter of appreciation to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for authorizing the docking of Westerdam Cruise Ship at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port. After being stranded at sea for two weeks, the MS Westerdam was allowed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to […]

Virus-hit city makes all efforts to fight against novel coronavirus epidemic

Virus-hit city makes all efforts to fight against novel coronavirus epidemic

By He Guanghua, Hou Linliang People’s Daily Xiantao: Xiantao in central China’s Hubei Province has played its part in the nationwide battle against the novel coronavirus epidemic through curbing the virus and producing medical materials in full swing. Xiantao is known as China’s famous industrial city of nonwovens as it abounds with non-woven fabrics. The […]

United Nations, Group 77 support China’s efforts in coronavirus battle

United Nations, Group 77 support China’s efforts in coronavirus battle

By Yang Jun People’s Daily Beijing: The Group of 77 and the United Nations expressed their full support to China’s fight against the novel coronavirus last week during the 58th Session of the Commission on Social Development at UN headquarters in New York. Guyana’s UN Ambassador and Group of 77 Chair Rudolph Michael Ten-pow, said […]

‘Parasite’ wins four Oscar trophies including best picture

‘Parasite’ wins four Oscar trophies including best picture

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensational black comedy “Parasite” has bagged four Oscar titles, including best picture and best director, to become the first non-English language film to achieve such a feat. At the 92nd Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (U.S. local time), Bong’s seventh feature film, a tale of […]

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