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Benigno Aquino, the only son of the Philippines' two enduring democracy icons and a former president of the Southeast Asian country, died in a Manila hospital on Thursday. Known popularly as Noynoy, he rode a wave of public emotion all the way to the presidency after his mother, Corazon Aquino, died in 2009. He had carefully crafted an image as a corruption fighter, and won plaudits for a period of economic growth that helped dispel the Philippine's "sick man of Asia" reputation.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — With the World Bank lowering its projection for Malaysia’s economic growth in 2021 despite RM380 billion spent on stimulus packages, former finance minister Lim Guan Eng...
Across Hong Kong, people lined up early Thursday to buy the last print edition of the last remaining pro-democracy newspaper. In recent years, the newspaper has become increasingly outspoken, criticizing Chinese and Hong Kong authorities for limiting the city’s freedoms not found in mainland China and accusing them of reneging on a promise to protect them for 50 years after the 1997 handover from Britain. The pressure on the paper — and Hong Kong's civil liberties — increased after authorities responded to massive protests in 2019 with a sweeping national security law — used in the arrests of the newspaper employees — and revamped Hong Kong’s election laws to keep opposition voices out of the legislature.
A year after the start of student-led protests against Thailand's military-backed government, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is facing growing anger amid a mounting wave of coronavirus infections and a dismal economy. On Thursday, three separate groups of protesters marched to demand the resignation of Prayuth, who first came to power in 2014 when, as army chief, he led a military coup against an elected government. Several political parties in parliament - including two in Prayuth's ruling coalition - are preparing to try to change the military-drafted constitution that helped keep him in office through elections in 2019, by allowing a junta-appointed Senate to vote for the prime minister.
A new era for the more than a century-old retailer begins. This article, Robinsons department store returns online today, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Supply (JKJAV) said in its daily update today that the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Malaysia...
In a push to cement meagre rights, Egyptian women have been battling a "shocking" draft bill influenced by Islamic law which would have deepened a system of guardianship further restricting their daily lives.
Temasek Foundation will be providing a free oximeter for every Singapore household, to enable Singaporeans to monitor their blood oxygen levels regularly.
Asian markets were mixed Thursday as investors took a breather after the latest rally, while they try to assess when the Federal Reserve will begin to wind down its vast monetary easing programme.
With flashing lasers, honking horns and choking smoke from burning tyres, the latest tactics used by Palestinian protesters are dusk till dawn rallies to make life unbearable for Israeli settlers.
The crowd gasps and cheers as a bare-chested man grabs a chair and smashes it over the head of his opponent on the ground.
IPOH, June 24 — The High Court here today said that the two main witnesses in the Paul Yong rape trial, including the victim and the person who helped the victim to lodge her police report, are to...
Jet-setting across the globe for squash has given the former world number one, Nicol David, many unique opportunities to see the world. From glass courts overlooking Shanghai’s Bund to playing amidst Egypt’s pyramids, she shares her favourite destinations in and out of Malaysia with us. The post The World With… Nicol David appeared first on Zafigo.
The name Tibet conjures up images of snowy peaks, vermillion temples and prayer flags snapping in the Himalayan wind. Long defined by its Buddhist culture, the region is facing a push for assimilation and political orthodoxy under China’s ruling Communist Party. Tibetans and other minorities are seeing the use of their languages downgraded in schools and old ways of living eroded for the promise of better quality of life through mobile phones, online shopping, higher education and improved health care.
Trae Young treated Fiserv Forum like his own personal playground.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Malaysia’s Covid-19 infectivity rate — signified by the scientific term “R-naught” — increased to 0.97 yesterday, after stagnating at 0.96 for two days. According...
KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Lawyers here and in Selangor have been prioritised for Covid-19 vaccination following requests presented by the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee and the Selangor Bar Committee to...
Ten days ago Victor Hugo Tinoco was detained, accused of plotting against the Nicaraguan government alongside 18 other opposition figures, in an episode his daughter says is part of ongoing "state terrorism."
Former Philippine president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino, the reserved 61-year-old bachelor from one of Asia's most famous political families, died Thursday, the country's foreign minister and several officials said.
Gibraltar heads to the polls Thursday to vote on plans to ease draconian abortion laws in a referendum delayed for over a year by the coronavirus pandemic.