June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022

Lanka could face dire humanitarian crisis: UN

The United Nations warned yesterday that cash-strapped Sri Lanka’s unprecedented economic crisis could develop into a dire humanitarian crisis, with millions already in need of aid.

June 11, 2022
June 11, 2022

South Asia protests over anti-Muslim remarks

Thousands of Muslims have rallied across the South Asia nations of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan over derogatory remarks on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by two officials from India’s ruling party that has triggered a diplomatic backlash against New Delhi.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Malaysian govt agrees to abolish mandatory death penalty

The Malaysian government has agreed to abolish the mandatory death penalty, with a substitute sentence to be imposed at the discretion of the courts.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

WHO worker gunned down in Myanmar

A driver for the World Health Organization in Myanmar has been shot dead, his employer said, adding that the circumstances of the killing were not yet clear.

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

UN experts condemn Myanmar military's “digital dictatorship”

UN human rights experts have condemned the Myanmar military junta’s attempts to establish a “digital dictatorship” in Myanmar by imposing further restrictions on the access to internet, internet shutdowns, online censorship, surveillance and other barriers to internet access.

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

Let Bangladeshi workers come, demands Malaysian employment agency

Bangladeshi workers should be allowed into Malaysia to address its shortage of workers in crucial sectors, says the National Association of Private Employment Agencies Malaysia (Papsma), in a call to Putrajaya.

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

Lanka minister convicted of extortion

A cabinet minister in crisis-hit Sri Lanka was convicted of extorting money from a businessman over a land deal yesterday, a rare guilty verdict in a graft case in the South Asian country.

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

S Korea, US launch 8 ballistic missiles

South Korea and the United States said they fired eight surface-to-surface missiles off South Korea’s east coast early yesterday, responding to a barrage of short-range ballistic missiles launched by North Korea on Sunday.

June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022

59 Rohingyas found abandoned on Thai island

Fifty-nine Rohingya people have been discovered on a Thai island, saying they were abandoned by traffickers en route to Malaysia, a police officer said yesterday.

June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022

North Korea fires ‘8 ballistic missiles’

North Korea launched eight ballistic missiles from multiple locations yesterday, South Korea’s military said, a day after Seoul and Washington completed their first joint drills involving a US aircraft carrier in more than four years.