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The Reconstruction of Nepal

The Reconstruction of Nepal

Devendra Kumar Sambahmphe – 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Nepal on 25th April 2015. Thousands of people had been affected. Due to the devastating earthquake, more than 8 thousand people died as well as millions of people became homeless. Some people are still missing. The country’s infrastructures, cultural, mythological and archaeological structures were completely destroyed. […]

Brexit: Less impact to Malaysian traders in short term

Brexit: Less impact to Malaysian traders in short term

The Brexit or the British exit from the European Union (EU) in a historic referendum on 23 June 2016 has affected the money market (shares, bonds, debentures, derivatives) goods and services, property market/assets and labour market. The market shocks in the United Kingdom (UK) begin in the money market and it is very much influenced […]

Bangladesh Faces Terror

Bangladesh Faces Terror

While the people of Bangladesh are in the grip of panic and anxiety following the gruesome terrorist attack in the capital city Dhaka, the government has tightened security measures all over the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities of all the 64 districts of the country to form committees everywhere to trace […]

Gay in the South Caucasus: LGBT life in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

Gay in the South Caucasus: LGBT life in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

Armenia “I lost so many friends…”  Karen Arakelyan (note: name has been changed for purposes of anonymity) for years fought against himself, trying to change the truth known only to him. But as a result, it became impossible to live with this secret, and he decided to come out: “I’m glad that I took this […]

World peace forum Seven days in magic Korea

World peace forum Seven days in magic Korea

A total of 80 journalists from 60 countries have attended the Journalist Forum for World Peace (JFWP), held in Seoul, South Korea from 17- 23 of April 2016. The forum was hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) under the theme, “Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and the Role of Journalism for World Peace.” […]

From Confucius to Gandhi

From Confucius to Gandhi

What makes the South Korean industry and economy robust? Hard work…sincerity…honesty or simply the righteous character of each and every citizen? The first thing that strikes a visitor is the calm demeanor and smiling face of the host. Aggression of any kind is missing…in the body language of a common Korean walking on the street […]

When an Economy Becomes Creative

When an Economy Becomes Creative

The World Forum for Peace, organised by the Journalists Association of Korea in April 2016, was a great entry point to South Korea. In a roller-coaster schedule across the country, we visited several provinces and were hosted by governors and mayors in each province, some being potential Presidential candidates. The journey was a phenomenal peep […]

What! Not going down to ground zero at Panmunjong?

What! Not going down to ground zero at Panmunjong?

This was the sensitive spot where North and South Korean soldiers can be seen standing eye-ball to eye-ball, separated only by an imaginary line representing the 38th parallel that demarcates the two sides at the end of the Korean War (1950-1953). Instead of a potentially tense tour, we were ushered to the touristic DMZ Observation […]

War, Peace and Cartoons on the Korean Peninsula

War, Peace and Cartoons on the Korean Peninsula

One of the weapons of Cold War is, humiliating the enemy with and through different forms of expression and media. Satire in caricatures is the most effective one in this respect. A cartoonist could spoil any image by repeating the comic insults continuously in various frames. Nowadays, one of the world famous “victims” of political […]

Pyongyang’s acts increase tensions in the region

Pyongyang’s acts increase tensions in the region

The international community was disturbed and taken aback by North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test in early January this year. The test was not only threatening the security and the peace of the Korean Peninsula but also the region and world at large. Malaysia is very concerned about this international issue even though it is not […]

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