Tag: Asia

Anthony Blinken, likely secretary of state, is positive on US-India ties

India, Nov. 23 -- US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint Anthony Blinken, a long-time national security and foreign policy expert who has been enthusiastic about ties with India and called China a "common challenge", as his secretary of state, US media reported. Jake...

Dr Mahathir wants to make Pejuang kingmaker in GE15

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 21 -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes his newly-formed party Parti Pejuang Tanah Air could determine who wins the upcoming general election as a third force between two sides with no clear advantage against one another. The two-time former prime minister told...

Analysis | India has rightly shunned RCEP for now

India, Nov. 20 -- India's decision to stay out of the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, Asia's mega free-trade agreement (FTA), has been met both with a sense of approval and disappointment and divided economists on the issue. The RCEP is an FTA...

This is Mahathir politicking says Anwar on attacks against him

In a live interview with Malaysia Gazette, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says Dr Mahathir Mohamad's attacks against him is purely political. "I played a role in defending Mahathir at a time when he was really facing a downfall in politics. By the time he gave...

India concerned over situation in South China Sea that ‘erode trust’

India -- Against the backdrop of China's assertive activities in the South China Sea, India on Saturday expressed concern over actions in the region that erode trust and said a proposed code of conduct for the disputed waters shouldn't affect the legitimate interests of...

Tourism Malaysia Singapore office wins social media praise for ‘showing love’ to island republic

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 12 -- The Tourism Malaysia Singapore's office is winning social media praises for its camaraderie towards its Singapore counterpart. In a simple Facebook post using just the flags of Malaysia, Singapore and the heart emoji, internet users including Visit Singapore thanked Tourism...

Still confused about using MySejahtera SOP at fuel stations? Here’s a quick reminder

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 12 -- The recent confusion over whether Malaysians need to record their visit at petrol stations when refueling their vehicles has now been resolved with a full set of rules by the National Security Council earlier this week, but what can...

Analysts: Budget 2021 with added bonus of putting Perikatan in good light

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 7 -- While Budget 2021 is a necessary rescue package that will soften the impact Covid-19 has had on the country's economy, it will also give Perikatan Nasional (PN) a political boost among voters, analysts have suggested. The Budget, which was tabled...

US filmmaker George Motz impresses Malaysians by making authentic Ramly burger (VIDEO)

PETALING JAYA, Nov. 3 -- American filmmaker George Motz has wowed Malaysians by whipping up an authentic Ramly burger in his online series Burger Scholar Sessions. Motz, who directed the 2005 documentary Hamburger America, recreated Malaysia's beloved street food icon using bona fide ingredients like...

What is WHO’s Vaccine Insurance Scheme? All you need to know

India, Oct. 30 -- The World Health Organisation is setting up a fund which will compensate people in poor nations in case they suffer any side-effect from Covid-19 vaccines, which are still under trial. Does this mean that such a possibility can't be ruled...