Thai police will deploy nearly 6,000 officers on Wednesday for a demonstration at the office that manages the royal fortune by protesters demanding that King Maha Vajiralongkorn give up personal control of the assets. Police said on Tuesday that no protesters would be allowed within 150 metres (450 feet) of the Crown Property Bureau, where royalists have also said they plan to gather in defence of a monarchy that faces its biggest challenge in decades. Piya Tavichai, the deputy head of Bangkok police, said the two groups would be kept apart.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 18 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Tuesday (24 November), taking the country’s total case count to 58,183.
AO World revenues have soared by more than 50%, with the online retailer’s boss declaring the first half has been “like no other”. The FTSE 250 company, led by John Roberts, saw high demand for products online in a period that saw swathes of high street retailers have to close for Covid-19 lockdowns.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong today clarified that it was the Cabinet collective that decided to terminate the Klang Valley Double Tracking Phase 2 (KVDT2)...
China’s latest trip to the moon is another milestone in the Asian powerhouse’s slow but steady ascent to the stars. China became the third country to put a person into orbit a generation ago and the first to land on the far side of the moon in 2019. Future ambitions include a permanent space station and putting people back on the moon more than 50 years after the U.S. did.
China on Tuesday reported two new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also reported 20 cases among people who had arrived from overseas.
The Puerto Rican star canceled his performance at last night’s AMAs but did appear remotely to present the award for favorite Latin female artist
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) warns on their Facebook page that there are several fake i-Sinar apps. These apps were made to prey on unsuspecting users that wish to...
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Nora Anne Quoirin, who went missing from The Dusun resort in Negri Sembilan last year and was later found deceased, was initially discovered with minor scratches on her legs...
An opposition lawmaker called on Tuesday for Malaysia to outlaw online hate speech, accusing authorities of downplaying the gravity of an issue highlighted by a Reuters investigation into abuse on Facebook of Rohingya refugees and undocumented migrants. Citing the Reuters report on rising xenophobia online in Malaysia in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, lawmaker Chan Foong Hin asked the Communications and Multimedia Ministry last week to state its plans to combat such hate speech.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Opposition lawmakers today mooted a dedicated fund of RM3 billion for Sabah and Sarawak to develop the two Borneo states in Budget 2021, which is scheduled for voting this...
Once the preserve of gamers, virtual reality (VR) has been seized on by the financial sector as a way of enlivening home working for lonely traders or isolated executives and replicating real-world sales, networking or training events. "Working from home has massively accelerated the interest in virtual/online spaces," said Stuart Warner, head of technology at Fidelity International which manages $3.3 trillion in assets. Having internally explored VR and augmented reality (AR) technology, which unlike VR is not fully immersive and involves computer-generated elements being visible through a smartphone screen for example, Fidelity now aims to trial VR with its sales teams' interactions with clients.
Landlords have been left disappointed about the lack of a return to offices proposal in the government’s Covid-19 winter plan, as numerous central London headquarters remain severely under occupied. Guidance set out yesterday “encourages employers to enable a greater degree of home working”, and the government wants people to work from home where they can. Brian Bickell at Shaftesbury, which has a portfolio of offices, shops and restaurants in the West End, told the Standard: “It’s disappointing there is no clear signal about when we can start to prepare for a return to working from the office-many jobs and businesses depend on the footfall and spending it will bring.”
Taiwan began construction on a fleet of indigenous submarines on Tuesday, the latest move by the out-gunned island to bolster its defences against increasingly bellicose threats from Beijing.
Coach Ravi Shastri believes India's pace attack can conquer Australia "in their own den" in the upcoming Test series between the world's top two sides.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said he was launching a probe into clashes that broke out late on Monday after police cleared out a new migrant camp in Paris' Place de la Republique, adding that images of the scuffles were "shocking". "Some of the images of the dispersion of the illegal migrant camp at Place de la Republique are shocking," Darmanin wrote on Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday, adding that he was seeking a full report into the incident. The migrant camp at Place de la Republique emerged just a week after police had cleared out a bigger, illegal migrant campsite near the French national sports stadium.
A Russian warship caught a U.S. Navy destroyer operating illegally in Russia's territorial waters near the Sea of Japan, but chased it off, Russia's defence ministry said on Tuesday. It said in a statement that the U.S ship had returned to neutral waters after being warned by a Russian destroyer, the Admiral Vinogradov.
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Forces battling Ethiopia's federal government in the northern Tigray region "completely destroyed" the army's 21st mechanised division, a spokesman for the Tigray forces, Getachew Reda, said on Tuesday. A government spokesman did not return calls seeking comment. Reuters has been unable to verify statements made by either side since phone and internet connections to the Tigray region are down and access to the area is strictly controlled.
Chris Bonney, CEO of London-based distributor Cineflix Rights, is set to retire from the company next year. The executive, a well-respected industry veteran who has grown Cineflix Media’s distribution operation, will step down following a period of transition, during which time the company will appoint a successor. Bonney joined Cineflix Media in 2012 from Warner […]