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AJA holds first Zoom meeting

AJA holds first Zoom meeting

SEOUL: Asian Journalists Association (AJA) held on July 9 its first Zoom meeting since COVID-19 caused it to put all in person meetings on hold. Due to travel bans across the globe, the association members have been using emails and messages on media platforms to continue their communication. A general assembly and an annual forum […]

Singapore opposition sees ‘Wipe-Out’ threat by PAP

Singapore opposition sees ‘Wipe-Out’ threat by PAP

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Temporarily side-tracked by a 10 million population debate, the ruling PAP has refocused its campaign on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and its S$100 billion budgets to help Singaporeans cope with business and employment problems. Party leaders from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, downwards […]

First Black K-pop singer Reid writing ‘against-all-odds’ memoir on idol life

First Black K-pop singer Reid writing ‘against-all-odds’ memoir on idol life

SEOUL: From BLACKPINK and NCT 127 to GOT7, the K-pop industry as of late has seen a noticeable boost in diversity in respect to members’ nationalities and racial backgrounds. But still, the ethnic and regional makeup of international K-pop talents today is largely oriented towards East and Southeast Asia. All things considered, it wouldn’t be […]

Mid-point of Singapore general election throws up a ‘10 million hot potato’

Mid-point of Singapore general election throws up a ‘10 million hot potato’

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Midway through the seemingly tepid Covid-19 electioneering, the political scene unexpectedly flared up as parties clashed over whether there was any plan for the city-state to host a population of 10 million. Lighting the fuse of the cracker, the feisty Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief, […]

Lax management on online game services pose risks

Lax management on online game services pose risks

By Phong Lan Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HO CHI MINH CITY: Midnight and an online gaming shop on Nguyen Cuu Dam Street in Ho Chi Minh City was still very crowded. Most of the customers were teenagers and were staring at the screens which were displaying shootings or fighting acts. The shop owner said that most […]

No Lee Vs Lee face-off, PM’s younger brother bows out

No Lee Vs Lee face-off, PM’s younger brother bows out

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Singapore does not need another Lee to vie for political office. Saying this, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s younger brother, Lee Hsien Yang, on Tuesday put paid to rising expectations among his supporters of a direct Lee vs Lee tussle in the coming General Election […]

Malaysia to table sexual harassment, social work bills by year-end

Malaysia to table sexual harassment, social work bills by year-end

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development is expected to table the proposed bills on sexual harassment and recognition of social work as a profession by the end of this year. Improvements have been made to the two bills and they will be handed over to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for its perusal, Minister […]

Vietnam PM: COVID-19 is test of ASEAN’s mettle as maturing community

Vietnam PM: COVID-19 is test of ASEAN’s mettle as maturing community

HANOI: The 36th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit “Cohesive and Responsive” was opened in Hanoi by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. In his opening remarks, PM Phuc highlighted the theme of the summit in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic which is hitting the region and the world. “The COVID-19 pandemic, which […]

Malaysia: South China Sea should remain sea of peace and trade

Malaysia: South China Sea should remain sea of peace and trade

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s position regarding the South China Sea has been clear and consistent, with views that it should remain a sea of peace and trade, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has said. “Malaysia holds the view that the South China Sea should remain a sea of peace and trade,” he said. “Thus, matters relating to the […]

In new success for Asian Football Confederation: Australia and New Zealand to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

In new success for Asian Football Confederation: Australia and New Zealand to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

ZURICH: The world’s biggest women’s football event will return to Asia, after Australia and New Zealand were confirmed as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts on Thursday. The FIFA Council selected the historic joint bid ahead of an application from Colombia by a margin of 22 votes to 13, meaning an AFC Member Association […]

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