Tag: academic

Bitcoin’s rollercoaster ride

Virtual currency bitcoin -- which broke the $20,000 barrier in trading for the first time Wednesday -- morphed from an academic paper to one of the world's most closely-watched crypto currencies. Here is a look at its tumultuous rise, fall and rise again. - Mysterious beginnings...

Umany apologises and withdraws Facebook posting on Agong

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 12 -- The University of Malaya Association of New Youth (Umany) has withdrawn a Facebook post deemed critical of the Agong and issued an apology. In a statement today, Umany said it had reached the decision after discussions with several constitutional experts. The...

Jan 2021 best time for GE15, UUM don says after PM signals possible snap polls

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 19 -- The most suitable time for Malaysia to hold its general election would be next January, according to Professor Ahmad Martadha Mohamed from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). The professor from the university's College of Law, Government and International Studies was responding...

China denies Uighur academic secretly sentenced to death

China denied on Friday that detained Uighur academic Tashpolat Tiyip was secretly tried and sentenced to death, after UN experts demanded answers from Beijing. The foreign ministry said former Xinjiang University president Tiyip's case was still ongoing and his rights had been "protected in accordance...

Asia gains limellght amid U.S.-China trade tension

330 delegates from more than 12 countries across Asia and the US are meeting in Kuala Lumpur examining the challenges of Asia for US companies. They are leading business, government, diplomatic and academic figures participating in the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce business...

Defending Hong Kong and Our Liberal Values is the Only Option

By Martin Lee This opinion piece is part of the Silver Lining Series written by members of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), an organization of liberal and democratic parties in Asia, to celebrate its 25th Anniversary this 2018. At midnight on July 1,...

Trans-ASEAN education can play a role in building a regional community

Jaruwat Kiatiwongse, Bangkok University and Rosalia Sciortino, Mahidol University As the celebration for last year’s 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wanes, ASEAN now face the tasks to realise the ambitious vision of an integrated socio-cultural, economic and political community. Education...
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