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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 […]

Bloomberg New Economy Forum announces preliminary speaker and participant line-up for Beijing event

Bloomberg New Economy Forum announces preliminary speaker and participant line-up for Beijing event

New York, Beijing: Bloomberg and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) have released a preliminary speaker and participant list for the 2019 New Economy Forum, to be held in Beijing on November 20 – 22. Nearly 500 of the world’s most influential business executives, technology innovators, government officials, experts and academics from more […]

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 […]

South Korea to take part in joint peacekeeping drills in Indonesia

South Korea to take part in joint peacekeeping drills in Indonesia

Seoul: South Korea will join multinational peacekeeping exercises set to be held in Indonesia this week as part of continued efforts to carry out its role in peacekeeping missions, the defense ministry said Sunday. The military will dispatch an operations team of 10 officers and two military observers to Bogor, a city south of Jakarta, from […]

South Korea to focus on facilitating early resumption of U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks

South Korea to focus on facilitating early resumption of U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks

Seoul: The foreign ministry said Monday that it will focus its diplomacy on facilitating an early resumption of working-level nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea and substantive progress in them. In a report to the National Assembly, the ministry also said that it would maintain close coordination with Washington through bilateral consultations, […]

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 […]

South Korea on clear path to job recovery: presidential office

South Korea on clear path to job recovery: presidential office

Seoul: South Korea’s jobs growth is showing clear signs of improvement, and the government will roll out more measures to “proactively” help restructuring in troubled sectors so as to keep up the recovery streak, the presidential office said Sunday. Hwang Deok-soon, presidential secretary for job creation, made the remark as he cited the country’s latest […]

Smog from forest fires could kill indirectly: Indonesia

Smog from forest fires could kill indirectly: Indonesia

Jakarta: Smog coming from forest fires is an indirect killer and therefore it should be tackled by all concerned parties, an Indonesian official has warned. Letting haze spread means allowing damage to the next generation, and the government, the public and the private sector must synergize to tackle and prevent forest fires, Doni Monardo, head […]

United Arab Emirates names and shames worst five government centers, rewards top five

United Arab Emirates names and shames worst five government centers, rewards top five

Dubai: Public services are windows for citizens to their governments and improving and developing services will remain a major priority, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, has said. “Providing high quality services is a flexible and changing goal. People’s expectations […]

Malaysia’s economy to be restructured in more progressive direction

Malaysia’s economy to be restructured in more progressive direction

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will use high technology adoption, innovation, and research and development to restructure its economy in a more progressive direction, the Economic Affairs Ministry has said. The aim of the move is to achieve the Shared Prosperity Vision goal of achieving a decent standard of living for all Malaysians by 2030, the ministry […]

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