Category Archives: Education

US Adds Pakistan to Blacklist for Religious Freedom Violations

WASHINGTON The United States said Tuesday it has added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, ramping up pressure over its treatment of minorities.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among "c...

Focus On Bribe Givers As Well Talib

KUCHING: The investigation of corruption cases should target both givers and receivers of bribes rather than mostly focusing on the latter party. Minister in the Chief Minister's Office (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip said most corruptio...

Rohingya Boat From Myanmar Lands in Indonesia’s Aceh Province

A small boat carrying 20 members of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim community landed in Indonesia's Aceh province on Tuesday, local officials said.The arrival of the Rohingya was the first one reported on Sumatra island in several months, but came...

US JUSTICE OFFICIAL PLEADS GUILTY IN MALAYSIA’S 1MDB LOBBYING CASE

NEW YORK, A former official at the US Justice Department on Friday pleaded guilty to banking violations as part of an attempt to lobby against American authorities' pursuit of Malaysia's scandal-tarred 1MDB investment fund, the Justice Department anno...

Longhouse To Get RM14,000 For Car Park

KAPIT: Rumah Baja Rawing at Nanga Nyikau will receive a RM14,000 minor rural project grant to cement its proposed car park.Bukit Goram assemblyman Jefferson Jamit Unyat, who announced the grant during a recent visit, said the car park would be

Myanmar Authorities Force Rohingya to Return to Home After Failed Bid to Escape by Boat

Nearly 100 Rohingya Muslims who tried to flee Myanmar by boat have been sent back to their home villages and displacement camps in Rakhine state and issued identification documents, local authorities said Friday.The 93 Rohingya had left their villages ...

Uggah: Sarawak’s Oil Palm Plantations Mostly MSPO-Certified

KUCHING: Sarawak has the largest area under oil palm and having the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification in the country, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.After a meeting with Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok a...

Uggah: Sarawak’s Oil Palm Plantations Mostly MSPO-Certified

KUCHING: Sarawak has the largest area under oil palm and having the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification in the country, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.After a meeting with Minister of Primary Industries Teresa Kok a...

Latest Group of Rohingya Boat People Returned to Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Authorities in southern Myanmar's Tanintharyi region have returned 93 Rohingya Muslims who tried to flee the country by boat to their displacement camp in Rakhine state, a police official involved in the matter said Wednesday.They all were sent back ar...

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Secretary emphasized that the United States will hold all of those involved in the killing of Jam...