US calls UN rights chief’s visit to China a mistake

WASHINGTON: It was a mistake for the United Nations human rights chief to agree to visit China, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, amid concerns that government restrictions on her access could undermine scrutiny of Beijing’s rights record. During

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M’sia keen to learn from Itabashi’s experience in addressing Covid-19 impact

TOKYO: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob began his maiden visit to Japan on Tuesday by meeting with Itabashi mayor Takeshi Sakamoto and expressed Malaysia’s interest in learning from the city’s experience in reducing the impact of the Covid-19

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Over 6,600 jobs available as Changi Airport speeds up hiring amid travel recovery

SINGAPORE: One of the biggest recruitment drives in Singapore’s aviation sector is taking off with over 6,600 job vacancies available across Changi Airport, announced Changi Airport Group (CAG). CAG said on its website that the mass hiring aims to fill

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Asean stands firm on international issues during meeting with President Biden: PM (Updated)

WASHINGTON D.C,: Asean leaders stand firm on several international issues during their meeting with United States President Joe Biden at the Asean-US Special Summit here Friday (Saturday in Malaysia). Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said Asean leaders also

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‘Our blood is boiling’: Victims angry as son of dictator closes in on Philippine presidency

MANILA: Former political prisoner Cristina Bawagan still has the dress she wore the day she was arrested, tortured and sexually abused by soldiers during the late Philippines’ dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s brutal era of martial law. Bawagan fears the horrors of

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IRENA: India could become carbon neutral before its 2070 goal

MUMBAI: India’s focus on decarbonising its steel sector and developing offshore wind power will help it become carbon neutral ahead of its promised goal of 2070, the director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency said. IRENA’s Francesco La Camera told

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Singapore executes Malaysian on drugs charges after rejecting mental disability appeal

SINGAPORE: A Malaysian man convicted of drug trafficking was executed on Wednesday in Singapore despite appeals for clemency on the grounds that he had an intellectual disability, his family said. Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, 34, had been on death row for more

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Singaporeans hold vigil for Malaysian in high-profile death row case

SINGAPORE: About 300 people held a candlelight vigil at a Singapore park on Monday to protest against the planned hanging of a Malaysian convicted of drug smuggling whom activists say should be spared because he has an intellectual disability. Nagaenthran

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Remains found in Australia identified as belonging to a Malaysian – Police

KUALA LUMPUR: The human remains found near Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia on Sunday have been confirmed as belonging to a Malaysian who was believed to have been murdered more than a year ago. Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department

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Shanghai to lock down in two stages for testing as COVID cases spike

SHANGHAI: China’s financial hub of Shanghai said it would lock down the city in two stages to carry out COVID-19 testing over a nine-day period, after it reported a new daily record for asymptomatic infections. Authorities said they would divide

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