Category Archives: Human Rights

Block China Mobile from US, FCC Chairman Says

SAN FRANCISCO The chairman of the top U.S. telecoms regulator on Wednesday announced his opposition to allowing China Mobile to operate in the United States, citing risks to American national security.The statement from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai could… Read More

Lower Financial Commitment Following Improved ECRL Deal

PUTRAJAYA, April 15 2019 (Bernama) � Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today there would be a substantial reduction in financial commitments to Malaysia from the overall loan facility with the improved East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) agreement.With the… Read More

One Dead, One Critical in Australia Nightclub Shooting

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA A drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub in Australia early Sunday left one man dead, another critically wounded and two others injured, police said.Police said shots were fired from a car into a crowd standing outside the… Read More

MAS Monetary Policy Statement

INTRODUCTION1. In its October 2018 Monetary Policy Statement, MAS announced a slight increase in the slope of the S$NEER policy band. There was no change to the width of the policy band or the level at which it was centred.… Read More

MAS bans three individuals for fraudulent and dishonest conduct

Singapore, 10 April 2019 The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued prohibition orders (POs) against two former bank employees and a former insurance agent for fraudulent and dishonest conduct. The individuals are:Name Duration of Prohibition OrdersMs Emeline Tang Wei… Read More

Malaysia, Singapore Always on Talking Terms – PM

PUTRAJAYA, April 9 (Bernama) � Malaysia and Singapore discussed in detail their unresolved bilateral issues in a friendly and constructive manner during the leaders’ retreat here today, and they agreed to work towards amicable solutions, said Malaysian Prime Minister Tun… Read More

Indonesian Palm Oil Association Says EU Discriminatory

JAKARTA, INDONESIA In a bid to increase renewable energy use in Europe, the European Commission adopted a new regulatory framework in June 2018. With the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) the European Union applied new criteria March 13 for… Read More