Tag: Immigration

Pandemic sends hunger rising in America, and children bear the brunt

by Chris Stein Before the pandemic closed her middle school and US immigration agents deported her father to El Salvador, Kimberly Orellana did not fear going hungry. But with her mother now alone and cleaning houses for pay that isn't enough to reliably feed Orellana and...

Sarawak assistant minister urges PSB to reconsider alliance with DAP

KUCHING, Nov. 13 -- Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has been urged to reconsider any decision to work with Democratic Action Party (DAP) especially as the latter is a peninsula-based party. Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister's Department Abdullah Saidol said DAP has always been very...

So how does Putrajaya plan to spend its RM322.5 billion Budget next year? Here’s a closer look at some key ministries

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 8 -- With so many sectors struck by Covid-19 and clamouring for financial aid this year, the Perikatan Nasional coalition that came into power last March had barely nine months to plan the survival of the Malaysian economy. On Friday, it unveiled...

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...

Drunk Singaporean dances naked in Thailand, upon his arrest police discover he’s overstayed 5 years

Singapore—A Singaporean national identified as Chow Chung Cheng got drunk, stripped naked, and danced the night away on Sunday (Oct 4) in Korat, Thailand. When he was apprehended by the police, an immigration check revealed that his visa expired on March 15, 2014. Mr Chow...

There is an interesting character relationship chart in the Tale of the Nine-Tailed

An interesting character relationship map has been unveiled in Tale of the Nine-Tailed the upcoming tvN drama. The ‘urban fantasy drama’ is about a male gumiho (mythical nine-tailed fox) named Yi Yeon (Lee Dong Wook) settling in a city.  It is hunted down by the determined fearless producing...

Trump to name Supreme Court pick at end of week

by Sebastian Smith President Donald Trump said Monday he will announce his nominee for the empty Supreme Court seat at the end of this week, kickstarting a political fight set to upend the already nail-biting US election. Down in the polls against Democratic opponent Joe Biden...

Malaysian Health Minister: Travellers from SG no longer allowed to home quarantine

  Petaling Jaya—At a press conference on Sunday (Sept 6), the Health Minister of Malaysia announced that the government would no longer let travellers from Singapore under the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA) serve their quarantine at home. They must now be confined to quarantine centers for...

Most Indian Americans back Biden but Trump gains ground, says poll

India, Sept. 16 -- A poll of Indian Americans has found that 66% of respondents favour Democrat Joe Biden for the presidential election in November, while President Donald Trump trails way behind at 28%. But Trump has made considerable headway, coming up from 16% in...

Melania Trump brings compassion on pandemic, immigrants at Republican convention

by Sebastian Smith Melania Trump put a kinder, gentler sheen on Donald Trump's reelection campaign with a star turn at the Republican convention Tuesday where she broke ranks to speak compassionately about coronavirus victims and recalled her own immigrant story in an appeal for racial...