KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The registration of MAPPAC on 18th June 2018 has been the catalyst in setting the pace for the launch of the 1st Malaysian Children’s Hospice (MCH) Kuala Lumpur on June 17, 2023. The 2nd being MCH Sibu, Sarawak on Nov. 11, 2023.
BEIJING, China: As the US Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday voted to advance the nomination of Samuel Paparo as chief of the US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), sending the matter to the full Senate for a confirmation vote, Chinese experts warn that under the new chief's command, it is very possible that the US military will try to create a crisis and deepen military tensions with China in the Asia-Pacific, especially across the Taiwan Straits.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The first return to the moon since the 1970s for the US with the touchdown of Odysseus by Texas-based company Intuitive Machines near the moon's south pole on 22 February, marked the first in more than half a century and the first ever achieved by the private sector.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The collective West, in search of alternative sources of arms supplies to Ukraine, are consistently increasing pressure on the ruling circles of Japan in order to revise the legislative norms for the export of arms and military equipment in force in the island state.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: India celebrated its Republic Day on January 26. Its rise in the regional and global economic and security leadership has been phenomenal and resonating, and yet has been largely misunderstood and ignored, and overshadowed by the rise of China and the perception of the Chinese Century.
BEIJING, China: According to China's Ministry of Public Security, on the evening of Tuesday, 10 major criminal suspects handed over by Myanmar were successfully escorted back to China by Chinese public security authorities.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: A quasi-Malay ex-politician's recent rant questioning the loyalty of Indians because they are not “Malay enough” in his bigoted perspective got me thinking. Not about bigots who, like snakes, only know how to spew poison and wag their forked tongues; but rather, whether the Malays would really be better off if there were a lot fewer Indians and Chinese in Malaysia?
BANGKOK, Thailand: With a Pardons Board meeting being set for the third week in January, the scene could be set for the board to grant a full pardon to former prime minister Najib Razak over his convictions in the SRC case. This will be one to the last official duties of the current YDPA, before he hands over the position to the Sultan of Johor on 31st January.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Virologist Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Lam Sai Kit has urged the Malaysian government to look into giving access to a new dengue vaccine that is suitable for individuals who have been previously infected with dengue or not.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The Malaysian Government recently launched the Central Database Hub (PADU), an effort led by the Economics Ministry to bring together information held by various ministries and government agencies into one, allowing the government a clearer picture of its 33.5 million population.
HANOI, Vietnam: Standard Chartered Bank expects Vietnam to have a GDP growth of 6.7 percent in 2024 in which the first half will grow 6.2 percent and 6.9 percent in second half of the year, according to the bank’s recently published global research report “Vietnam – stronger but not easier”.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: THE recent case of a real estate agent saying that he doesn’t want to do business with an Indian or a Punjabi is an incident that we can use to reflect upon the realities of a multi-racial society.