Tag: Vietnam

Rise in Covid-19 cases leaves health experts divided on CMCO’s efficacy

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 23 -- The persistent spike in daily Covid-19 cases in the last two months has prompted health analysts to question if the renewal of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) has been effective in reining in the pandemic. Despite the consensus that...

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...

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...

Hong Kong, Singapore agree ‘travel bubble’

Hong Kong and Singapore on Thursday said they had agreed “in principle” to set up a bubble allowing residents to travel freely between the two financial hubs as long as they test negative for the coronavirus. The announcement is a rare moment of good news...

Sabah Elections : Derailed by democracy, development and a distant dimension?

The well conducted, clean and respectable 16th Sabah Elections ended peacefully on September 26 on a decisive note. The COVID-19 pandemic was a definite dampener but rather impressively only a third of the electorate did not show up to vote. They probably had good...

Henry Golding’s gay scene in Monsoon attracts attention

Malaysian-British actor Henry Golding has set tongues wagging because a trailer for the gay film Monsoon shows him kissing another male actor. Golding plays Kit, a Vietnamese-born man who appears to have fallen for African-American Lewis, played by Parker Sawyers. The movie, which is not entirely...

Old video shows K-pop girl group XUM insulting ethnic minorities

Seoul — A100 Entertainment, the label for K-pop girl group XUM, has apologised after an  old video of the group insulting ethnic minorities resurfaced online. The video, which first appeared in May, showed XUM members Dayeon, Baekah and Iaan taking DNA tests to find out...

Envoy to China: Malaysia not a ‘pawn’, won’t heed US’ sanctions against 24 Chinese companies

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 25 -- Malaysia will not take sides and follow United States' sanctions on 24 Chinese companies that the superpower accused of advancing China's militarisation, Malaysian Ambassador to China Raja Datuk Nushirwan Zainal Abidin reportedly said. In a recent interview with Beijing-aligned Global...

Fans shower Son Ye Jin with gifts, including photo cake featuring her and Hyun Bin

Seoul — South Korean actress Son Ye Jin has been receiving love and attention since her role in the hit Korean drama series Crash Landing On You. She starred in it opposite Hyun Bin. In a social media post, she shared a collage of all...

US announces charges against Chinese, Malaysian hackers

  The US Justice Department on Wednesday announced charges against five Chinese nationals and two Malaysians who ran global hacking operations for at least six years to steal identities and video game technology, plant ransomware, and spy on Hong Kong activists. Three of the Chinese suspects...