Tag: freedom

Indonesian baby sea turtles make a break for freedom

Newly hatched, dozens of baby turtles flipped and flopped their way down a beach towards the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, under the watchful gaze of conservationists at an Indonesian national park. Small enough to fit into the palm of a hand, some ended...

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

Yemeni men, women and children filled a hall earlier this month in rebel-held Sanaa, laughing and clapping as actors took to the stage with comic relief for their war-wracked country. Yemen's conflict has sparked the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the UN says, and the Arab...

Kit Siang: Is Bersatu following PAS in refusing recognition of secular principles in Malaysian Constitution?

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 6 -- A veteran politician has questioned if Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) is now headed in the direction of Islamist party PAS, following Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's recent vow to fight 'secularism and liberalism' and uphold moderate Sunni Muslim teachings. DAP's...

Stateless teen born here and adopted by Malaysians wins chance to take citizenship bid to Federal Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 25 -- A stateless Malaysia-born boy who has been legally adopted by a Malaysian couple in Penang will now get another attempt in court to seek to be recognised as a Malaysian citizen. The teenage boy - identified only as C to...

North American forum warns against China’s rise, wants India to become UNSC permanent member

India, Nov. 18 -- North America's leading strategic and security forum has issued a handbook for democracies aimed at understanding the challenges that China poses to them, and it recommends supporting the inclusion of India as the sixth permanent member of the UN Security...

Umany apologises and withdraws Facebook posting on Agong

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 12 -- The University of Malaya Association of New Youth (Umany) has withdrawn a Facebook post deemed critical of the Agong and issued an apology.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...

Terror attacks in France not result of ‘lone wolf initiatives’: Harsh Shringla

India, Oct. 31 -- The recent terror attacks in France are not the result of "lone wolf initiatives" and have the backing of an "infrastructure of radicalism", foreign secretary Harsh Shringla said during an interaction with French academia and media on Friday. France is the...

Why Beijing may want to keep Trump in the White House

by Patrick BAERT Donald Trump has frustrated and enraged China during a tumultuous first term, but Beijing may welcome his re-election as it scans the horizon for the decline of its superpower rival. Relations are as icy as at any time since formal ties were established...

Democracy, human rights deteriorating in Malaysia since Covid-19 hit, says watchdog

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 20 -- Democracy and human rights have declined in 80 countries, including Malaysia, since the Covid-19 pandemic hit earlier this year, with governments undermining systems that are meant to ensure their accountability, a recent report revealed. United States-based human rights watchdog Freedom...

PM’s dilemma: Go in dignity or stay in infamy – KK Tan and Azmi Anshar

Kuala Lampur, Oct. 19 -- To metaphorically describe the dilemma distressing Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and certain Umno and PAS factions, and Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, they are "huddled closely on a leaking boat floating in a shark-infested sea." Understandably, no...