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Tripped in race to lead Singapore, but Heng Swee Keat still in limelight

Tripped in race to lead Singapore, but Heng Swee Keat still in limelight

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN    SINGAPORE: “Good Luck.” That’s what “Heng” means in Singapore’s local dialect. So, once-kampong boy Heng Swee Keat considered it his good fortune that he has had a crack at high office. Not by luck but by the dint of his credentials. Cambridge and Harvard- educated, the […]

Health workers quit during pandemic in Vietnam’s largest epicentre

Health workers quit during pandemic in Vietnam’s largest epicentre

By Phong Lan Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HO CHI MINH: Many doctors and nurses in the Covid-19 epicentre of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam have left their jobs due to high work pressure. Speaking at the recent meeting on Covid-19 treatment in the city, Chief of the municipal Health Department Office, Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai […]

Gates upbeat Covid-19 may soon lose its venom

Gates upbeat Covid-19 may soon lose its venom

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN    SINGAPORE:  Some good news out of Singapore: the raging Covid-19 pandemic may devolve next year into something like the flu. This optimistic assessment by Bill Gates, who warned the world of the coming pandemic in 2015, came during a virtual interview at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum […]

ICM International Martial Arts Academic Seminar explores social value of martial arts

ICM International Martial Arts Academic Seminar explores social value of martial arts

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President CHUNGJU: An international martial arts academic seminar was held at the International Conference Room of the UNESCO ICM (International Center of Martial Arts) in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province on November 16. Under the topic “Exploring the Social Value of Martial Arts: Mutual Respect and Nonviolence,” the annual […]

Korean organizations deliver humanitarian assistance to social institutions of Kyrgyzstan

Korean organizations deliver humanitarian assistance to social institutions of Kyrgyzstan

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva   BISHKEK: Korean organizations have delivered humanitarian aid to social institutions in Kyrgyzstan, both in the capital Bishkek city and in four regions. Last week, Good Neighbors International in the Kyrgyz Republic together with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and alumni of the KOICA club delivered humanitarian aid to vulnerable families and social […]

Vietnam starts giving Covid-19 vaccine to children

Vietnam starts giving Covid-19 vaccine to children

By PhongLan Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HANOI: Approximately 1,500 students aged 16-17 in Vietnam’s largest epicentre of Ho Chi Minh City were given their first Covid-19 vaccine jabs on a trial basis on October 27. They were the first young people in Vietnam to have received the vaccine against Covid-19. They had to bring the […]

Covid deaths spike, but Singapore stick to re-opening plans

Covid deaths spike, but Singapore stick to re-opening plans

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: The figures tell a staggering story that smacks of a runaway pandemic. However, the authorities are looking at the bigger picture and taking the explosion of the Delta mutant cases in stride. Since mid-September, new daily caseloads have hovered between 1,000 and 3,000 cases. On […]

16 animals culled at Vietnam’s Covid-19 quarantine area

16 animals culled at Vietnam’s Covid-19 quarantine area

By Cu Thi Lan Editor at Dantri/Dtinews Online Newspaper- Vietnam HANOI: 16 animals including 15 dogs and one cat have just been culled at a Covid-19 quarantine area in Vietnam as local authorities claimed they had to do that as part of Covid-19 prevention efforts. According to an official in the country’s southern province of Ca […]

Dr. Chungwon Choue re-elected World Taekwondo President

Dr. Chungwon Choue re-elected World Taekwondo President

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary General, Asia Journalists Association Vice President SEOUL: Dr. Chungwon Choue was reelected as World Taekwondo President for the term 2021 to 2025 by electronic vote during the virtual World Taekwondo General Assembly 2021 in Seoul, Korea on October 11, 2021. President Choue, who also serves as president of GCS […]

Vietnam successfully produces first batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccine

Vietnam successfully produces first batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccine

By Cu Thi Lan Editor at Dantri/Dtinews Online Newspaper- Vietnam HANOI: A Vietnamese company announced Friday that it has successfully produced the first batch of the Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in Vietnam. According to the Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No.1 (Vabiotech), a vaccine quality control appraisal report by the Gamaleya National Center […]

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