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Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia mark Independence Day with renewed commitment to unity, national identity

Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia mark Independence Day with renewed commitment to unity, national identity

President Sadyr Zhaparov BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan and Malaysia celebrated their “Independence Day” by stressing their deep commitment to national identity and unity. For Kyrgyzstan, the 31st anniversary of its independence was an occasion to re-affirm its rich history, national spirit and love for freedom. It was also a new opportunity to reiterate the call to exert […]

The invasion of Ukraine by its larger neighbour

The invasion of Ukraine by its larger neighbour

By Ivan Lim, Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE: The world reacted with outrage when Vladirmir Putin sent Russian tanks and troops into Ukraine in a so-called special military operation to subdue a sovereign state that was bent on allying with the United States-backed European economic and military bloc. Singapore was one of the […]

AJA member Nasir Yusoff passes away

AJA member Nasir Yusoff passes away

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: I last spoke with Nasir Yusoff on May 4. He was in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, and I was in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. He told me about how happy he was to be reunited with his extended family in their root village about 1,400 kilometers from the capital Kuala Lumpur. […]

The impact of online journalism and new media on society

The impact of online journalism and new media on society

Speech delivered by Norila Mohd Daud, Malaysia, at the World Journalists Conference (WJC2022) “Hi good afternoon to everybody The topic covers a big scope and perspectives depending on the medium used by the journalist whether newspaper or online news portal. Before the social media and online news portal came into the media world, a handful […]

Malaysia, South Korea strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy sector

Malaysia, South Korea strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy sector

Takiyuddin Hassan addresssing the workshop (Bernama) KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is committed to implementing an energy transition towards a low carbon electricity supply industry, in line with the country’s aspiration to achieve clean greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The matter was stated by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan in his keynote […]

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin resigns; king keeps him as interim prime minister

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin resigns; king keeps him as interim prime minister

KUALA LUMPER: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today resigned after 17 months as the country’s eighth Prime Minister. Also resigned were 29 members of his Perikatan Nasional (PN) Cabinet, Malaysian news agency BERNAMA reported. “It is obvious that I have lost the majority support. So, there is no longer a need to ascertain my legitimacy […]

Malaysia Prime Minister defies calls to quit, says he still has majority support

Malaysia Prime Minister defies calls to quit, says he still has majority support

KUALA LUMPUR:  has stressed that he still has the support of the majority of Members of Parliament as the Prime Minister. He said the matter was presented to King Al Sultan Abdullah during his audience with the King at Istana Negara earlier today, Malaysia’s news agency BERNAMA reports. “Therefore, my resignation under Article 43 (4) […]

Journalists struggling with job insecurity amidst government’s “technological illiteracy”

Journalists struggling with job insecurity amidst government’s “technological illiteracy”

By Ziinine A. Britshi Malaysia World News KUALA LUMPUR: In 2020, a college in Kuala Lumpur launched a new course called “Digital Journalism”. Unfortunately, this course had failed to attract many students and the lecturer who proposed and created the new course was advised to leave though he was teaching other subjects. It was very […]

Modesty: Malaysian minister assists workers in sweeping rainwater

Modesty: Malaysian minister assists workers in sweeping rainwater

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian minister has posted a picture of himself helping to sweep the rainwater that fell on the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. “Today the rain of grace fell heavily. Thank God, I was able to contribute a little service and energy with the staff of the Grand Mosque when the heavy […]

Malaysia’s iconic trishaws to feature at Expo 2020 Dubai

Malaysia’s iconic trishaws to feature at Expo 2020 Dubai

  DUBAI: Malaysian classic traditional trishaw, locally known as beca, will be featured prominently at Expo 2020 Dubai. They will be an attraction giving millions of the Expo visitors a quaint experience of Malaysia’s culture and tourism. The beca portrays a unique trait of Malaysian heritage, culture and society. The three-wheel beca are handmade and […]

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