Category archives for: Asia

Angry Opposition calls it insult of House, demands apology from PM Modi – The Indian Express

Angry Opposition calls it insult of House, demands apology from PM Modi – The Indian Express

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 26, 2016 5:22 am PM Mod at Anandpur Sahib. (PTI Photo) Seeking an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks against those critical of his government’s demonetisation decision, an angry Opposition did not let Parliament function Friday, saying he had accused them of “being […]

SingNet fined S$145000 for Singtel TV disruptions – TODAYonline

SINGAPORE — Internet service provider SingNet has been fined a total of S$ 145,000 by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) for two separate service Singtel TV disruptions that occurred in January this year, and October last year. SingNet — the subsidiary internet service provider of Singtel — was fined S$ 55,000 for the first […]

Personal safety of elected reps must be assured – Sin Chew Jit Poh

Translated by DOMINIC LOHSin Chew Daily Amanah’s MP for Shah Alam Khalid Abdul Samad found himself surrounded by a group of men and women yesterday morning, and a Parliament security officer was injured in the physical scuffle that ensued. It came as a shock to the whole nation that such rascally behavior could happen within […]

Tata-Mistry tussle: Tata Steels ousts Cyrus Mistry as Chairman, brings OP Bhatt as interim chief – The Indian Express

Tata-Mistry tussle: Tata Steels ousts Cyrus Mistry as Chairman, brings OP Bhatt as interim chief – The Indian Express

By: ENS Economic Bureau | Mumbai | Published:November 26, 2016 1:21 am Cyrus Mistry had slammed Ratan Tata for the Corus acquisition. (File) The board of Tata Steel has ousted Cyrus Mistry as chairman of the company and brought in former State Bank of India chairman, OP Bhatt as the interim chairman till the extraordinary […]

Umno should sack Tajuddin and son, says Loke – Free Malaysia Today

Umno should sack Tajuddin and son, says Loke – Free Malaysia Today

DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke says if Umno feels the duo brought shame to the party, it should show them the door. KUALA LUMPUR: Umno must sack its Supreme Council member Tajuddin Abdul Rahman and his son over the latest fracas which took place on parliament grounds yesterday, says Seremban MP Anthony Loke. Loke […]

Singapore businesses face fines if they fail to inform government of employee redundancies – Out-Law.com

Businesses operating in Singapore will face fines of up to S$ 5,000 ($ 3,500) if they do not notify the country’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM) where they make staff redundant or otherwise dismiss them because of major reorganisations within the company.25 Nov 2016 The new employee retrenchment notification obligations, set out under the Workforce Singapore […]

AFF warns M’sia against Suzuki Cup pullout – The Nation

In the preliminary round of the biennial tournament, 2014 finalists Malaysia are in Group B, the matches of which are being held in Myanmar, while the Philippines are hosting Group A, featuring four-time champions Thailand.   In the run-up to Malaysia’s final group match against Myanmar today, the Malaysian government called for the withdrawal of their […]

‘Mastermind’ of 2013 penny stock crash charged for manipulating the stock market – Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Malaysian businessman John Soh Chee Wen, the alleged mastermind of the 2013 penny stock crash in Singapore, was on Friday (Nov 25) slapped with 181 charges for his role in manipulating the stock market. Soh’s close associates and alleged accomplices, Quah Su Ling and Goh Hin Calm, face 178 and six charges respectively. Like […]

Israel Questions 13 Over Wildfires, as Arson Is Suspected – New York Times

Photo A frefighter in Beit Meir, near Jerusalem, on Friday. Fires, which began on Tuesday, have erupted throughout the country. Credit Ahmad Gharabli/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images JERUSALEM — Thirteen people had been questioned on suspicion of arson or incitement to arson, security officials said on Friday, as Israel continued to battle its worst wildfires […]

O P Bhatt replaces Cyrus Mistry at Tata Steel helm – Business Standard

The Tata Steel board met on Friday, the second time since Cyrus Mistry was removed as Tata Sons chairman on October 24, and moved a resolution to remove him from the helm of the company. He was replaced by independent director O P Bhatt.  Six directors supported the resolution while three, including independent director Nusli […]

EXPERT VIEWS-How to solve the escalating violence in Myanmar? – Daily Mail

By Reuters Published: 07:07 EST, 25 November 2016 | Updated: 07:07 EST, 25 November 2016 By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The conflict in Myanmar’s northwestern state of Rakhine has sent hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, and has killed at least 86 people and […]

Bersih 5.0 Participants Ignorant Of The Law, Says Nazri – malaysiandigest.com

Details Published on Friday, 25 November 2016 22:40 FilePic: Sinar HarianKUALA KANGSAR: UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has described Bersih 5.0 rally participants as “stupid and ignorant of the law” in disputing the detention of Bersih chairman Maria Chin Abdullah. He said this was because Maria’s family members and supporters […]

Civil servants to receive 0.5-month year-end bonus – TODAYonline

SINGAPORE — Civil servants will be paid a year-end bonus amounting to half their monthly salary, with lower-wage officers getting at least S$ 900, the Public Service Division (PSD) announced on Friday (Nov 25). This is lower than the 2015 and 2014 year-end Annual Variable Component (AVC) of 0.65 month and 0.8 month, respectively. Together […]

Twenty-four-year-old former-model appointed to Ukraine senior security role – National Post

Twenty-four-year-old former-model appointed to Ukraine senior security role – National Post

Ukraine officials have sparked controversy by giving a 24-year-old former model a top security job. The appointment of Anastasia Deyeva as deputy interior minister drew allegations on social media that she had been appointed for her looks rather than her experience or abilities. The row has intensified since the discovery of nude online pictures of […]

Thousands in Asia protest persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya – Daily Mail

By Associated Press Published: 08:17 EST, 25 November 2016 | Updated: 08:18 EST, 25 November 2016 DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of Bangladeshis marched in the capital’s streets Friday to protest the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, one of several similar rallies in the region. Chanting “Stop killing Rohingya Muslims,” they marched in Dhaka […]

River waters to be stopped from going waste in Pakistan: PM Modi on Indus Water Treaty – Times of India

“Now every drop of this water will be stopped and I will give that to farmers of Punjab and J&K. I am committed to this,” PM Modi said. The PM also said a task force has been constituted to ensure that “each drop of water” that flows out of Sutlej, Beas and Ravi reaches Punjab […]

M’sia to summon Myanmar envoy on Rohingya crackdown – Free Malaysia Today

M’sia to summon Myanmar envoy on Rohingya crackdown – Free Malaysia Today

The Malaysian foreign ministry called on all parties involved to refrain from actions that could aggravate the situation. KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will summon Myanmar’s ambassador over the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in northwestern Rakhine state, its foreign ministry said on Friday, as hundreds of protesters across Southeast Asia demonstrated against the escalating violence. The conflict […]

Myanmar crisis sparks Muslim protests in Asian capitals – The Sun Daily

Around 500 Malaysians and Rohingya marched through a heavy tropical downpour from a Kuala Lumpur mosque to Myanmar

DHAKA: Angry Muslim protesters took to the streets from Jakarta to Dhaka on Friday to denounce Myanmar over allegations of indiscriminate killing and rape in a military crackdown on the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Around 5,000 Bangladeshi Muslims demonstrated in the capital Dhaka after Friday prayers, with hundreds more protesting in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and […]

Myanmar crisis sparks Muslim protests in Asian capitals – Free Malaysia Today

Myanmar crisis sparks Muslim protests in Asian capitals – Free Malaysia Today

Around 5,000 Bangladeshi Muslims demonstrated in the capital Dhaka after Friday prayers, with hundreds more protesting in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Bangkok. DHAKA: Angry Muslim protesters took to the streets from Jakarta to Dhaka on Friday to denounce Myanmar over allegations of indiscriminate killing and rape in a military crackdown on the country’s Rohingya Muslim […]

After our surgical strikes, Pakistan knows what Indian Army is capable of, PM Modi says – Times of India

He said that surgical strikes had created “havoc” across border. The PM also brought up the Indus water treaty, saying India’s farmers had rights to the waters of the Indus rivers, and that water that belonged to India couldn’t go to Pakistan. NEW DELHI: The surgical strikes+ conducted in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir+ in September wreaked […]

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