Billionaire Sultan Ibrahim ascends as Malaysia’s new king

Billionaire Sultan Ibrahim ascends as Malaysia's new king

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy, with a unique arrangement that sees the throne change hands every five years between the rulers of nine Malaysian states headed by centuries-old Islamic royalty. While chiefly ceremonial, the position of king has in recent years played an increasingly important role. Royal intervention was needed to name prime ministers …

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Bangladesh Protests: Over 700 Indian students evacuated

Bangladesh Protests: The ministry assured that the local authorities are in regular contact with more than 4000 students

Bangladesh Protests: Over 700 Indian students evacuated from the chaos-stricken country, says MEA Bangladesh Protests: The ministry assured that the local authorities are in regular contact with more than 4000 students who are still stranded in various universities in Bangladesh and are providing necessary assistance As the quota protests continue to wreak havoc in …

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Disneyland workers vote in favour of strike authorisation

Disneyland workers

LOS ANGELES: Disneyland employees in California authorised a strike in a union-wide vote Friday, opening the door to withhold their labour from  the happiest place on Earth, the theme park’s unions announced. The unions, which represent some 14,000 Disneyland Resort employees, have been in negotiations with Disney over wage increases and other benefits since April. …

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Tech Outage Causes Disruptions Worldwide

Tech Outage Causes Disruptions Worldwide

Much of the world faced online disarray Friday as a widespread technology outage affected companies and services across industries — grounding flights, knocking banks and hospital systems offline and media outlets off air. At the heart of the massive disruption is CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm that provides software to scores of companies worldwide. The company says the …

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Beijing refutes Vietnam’s territorial claim in South China Sea

HANOI: Vietnam has filed a claim with the United Nations for an extended continental shelf (ECS) in the South China Sea, a month after regional neighbour the Philippines made a similar move, Vietnam’s foreign ministry said today. Hanoi is asking to extend the continental shelf beyond the current 200 nautical miles from relevant baselines in …

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Malaysia can be leader in specialist training, says ex-health DG

Malaysia can be leader in specialist training, says ex-health DG

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah commends health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad for political will to see through amendments to the Medical Act. Kuala Lumpur:  The amendments to the Medical Act 1971 could position Malaysia as a regional leader offering specialist training, says a former health director-general. Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the amendments will enhance specialist …

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Spanish rescuers find remains thought to be of missing British teen

Spanish rescuers find remains thought to be of missing British teen

Spanish rescuers find remains thought to be of missing British teen MADRID: A rescue team on the Spanish island of Tenerife today found human remains in the area where British teenager Jay Slater went missing nearly a month ago and evidence strongly suggests they are his, police said. The Guardia Civil police force said in …

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2 suspects to face charges over bullying of TikTok influence

2 suspects to face charges over bullying of TikTok influence

Kuala Lumpur: Two suspects are to be charged tomorrow in a Kuala Lumpur court over the cyberbullying of TikTok influencer A Rajeswary, better known as Esha. In a statement today, Sentul police chief Ahmad Sukarno Zahari confirmed that both suspects would appear in court over Rajeswary’s death but did not elaborate on the precise nature …

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Ananya Reddy UPSC: A Path to Perseverance and Success

Ananya Reddy UPSC

Ananya Reddy UPSC : A story of real fighter The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam is one of the most difficult and prestigious exams in India. Every year, thousands of candidates work tirelessly to prepare for this exam in the hopes of landing a job in the Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Foreign …

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Thailand’s Energy Absolute appoints acting CEO

Thailand’s Energy Absolute appoints acting CEO after fraud accusations

Date: July 16, 2024 Thailand’s Energy Absolute appoints acting CEO after fraud accusations Energy Absolute (EA), a Thai company that makes green energy, put together a new board yesterday . Chairman Somchainuk Engtrakul is now acting CEO after the CEO and his deputy quit because the market regulator accused them of fraud. The company …

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