Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:06
Urgent : Malaysia revived China railway to avoid $5 bn penalty. DR M
Malaysia would have faced a $5-billion penalty if a China-backed rail project was axed entirely, the prime minister said Monday, after a deal was reached to revive the controversial scheme.
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 01:00
Equal justice in Brunei?
On April 3, Brunei sparked global controversy with the confirmation of reports that it had adopted a much stricter sharia code, including the punishing of gay sex, adultery and blasphemy by stoning to death and the amputation of hands or feet for theft.
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 14:10
'Asian football crisis' as controversial chief gets new term
Asia's football chief and FIFA's second-in-command Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa received a fresh, four-year term on Saturday, triggering complaints from campaigners who said regional soccer was in "crisis" over human rights.
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 13:26
Interpol red notice: global arrest system at risk of abuse
Lyon - The red notice, the best-known weapon in the arsenal of Interpol in snaring criminals, still risks being misused by authoritarian regimes despite an overhaul of the controversial system, observers say.
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 01:00
Premchai’s acquittal in black leopard case to be challenged
PLAINTIFFS in the controversial black leopard poaching case said yesterday that they would appeal against the acquittal of a construction tycoon, saying it did not justly punish the wealthy, powerful alleged offender.
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:38
Nine arrested in Thailand for posting election 'fake news'
Nine people have been arrested in Thailand for spreading "fake news" on Facebook with posts about sacked election officials and bogus ballots in the wake of controversial polls in the kingdom.
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
Malaysia plants hope for palm oil’s future
Test tubes holding plants line shelves in a Malaysian laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil trees which scientists hope will cut costs and limit the environmental damage caused by the controversial industry.
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 11:32
Japan accelerating on space exploration
TOKYO - AXA, Toyota to develop manned lunar rover
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:52
NLA offends forest dwellers with nation parks amendments
The much-awaited and controversial amendment of the 1961 National Parks Act was passed this morning with the National Legislative Assembly seeing 140 votes in favour, seven abstentions and one vote against.
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 18:30
Rawai luxury villas on ‘pause’ along Ao Sane
Rawai Municipality has put a halt to the construction of controversial luxury villas on the cliffs overlooking Ao Sane.
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 17:31
Japan okays research using human cells in animals
Japan has given the green light to a controversial research process involving implanting animals with human stem cells that could eventually help grow human organs for transplant inside animal hosts.
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 19:00
Murray on the fast track to success following New Zealand Open victory
It is never easy adapting to a different competitive environment, but if you are as immensely talented as Australian Zach Murray, then turning professional is simply a walk in the proverbial park.
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:28
Rice bill ‘postponed indefinitely’ as champion predicts next attempt will be more difficult
A controversial rice bill has been “postponed indefinitely” from deliberation by parliament, the key drafter Kittisak Rattanawaraha announced shortly after the National Legislative Assembly began deliberating the seven laws scheduled for today, including the rice bill.
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:05
Learning and the arts
Tian Tian Xiang Shang is a Chinese proverb that literally translates “looking up, every day” and was once a common sight at the front gate of every primary school in China during the 1950s to instil a spirit of self-reflection and self-improvement amongst the students.
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 01:00
Controversial Rice Bill back in NLA after tweaks
AD HOC panel says concerns addressed but NGO maintains it fails to protect farmers’ rights.