The announcement came at the end of a long night in which the media waited for the outcome of the UMNO Supreme Council meeting. At around midnight, it went out -- the party would continue to support the Perikatan Nasional government headed by Bersatu's Muhyiddin Yassin. In an official statement, UMNO said it wanted political consensus and "respect", and that it did not wish to work with opposition parties PKR or DAP. The political ceasefire continues . https://t.co/1BXoxsDTZp pic.twitter.com/dV0FnFi7nC — Melissa Goh (@MelGohCNA) October 26, 2020 Muhyiddin to remain prime minister The announcement ended intense speculation over Muhyiddin's future as prime minister. Earlier, UMNO leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that he could not stop some of his members from supporting PKR's Anwar Ibrahim if they wanted to, with the opposition leader, Anwar, claiming he had a strong majority in parliament, and that Muhyiddin should resign . Ahmad Zahid also suggested ... » Learn More about Najib asked UMNO to support Anwar, but party backs Muhyiddin as PM
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To celebrate the unsung heroes who contributed and continue to help the Philippine economy thrive and survive amid the challenging times, Globe Business strengthens its support for Filipino micro, small, and medium business owners by kicking off this year’s Saludo SMEs campaign. With the message “Tuloy Tayo”, Saludo SMEs aims to empower and enable Pinoy entrepreneurs who have exerted undying efforts to adapt and move forward despite the challenges brought by the pandemic. Recognizing the valuable efforts of MSMEs June 27th has been declared by the United Nations as MSME Day. With MSMEs accounting for about 99.5% of all registered business in the country, consequently, the Department of Trade and Industry celebrates the last week of June as National MSME Week. From these MSMEs, more than 250,000 surround the Ayala Group’s ecosystem in 2020. This celebration, according to Fernando Zobel De Ayala, President and CEO of Ayala Corporation, is in recognition of the ... » Learn More about Tuloy tayo: Globe Business launches ‘Saludo SMEs’ campaign to honor, equip Pinoy entrepreneurs
Central Sydney has entered lockdown after 65 reported cases amid fears of a wider outbreak of the Covid Delta variant SYDNEY - Australia and Israel, which had been successful in fending off Covid-19, reimposed restrictions on Friday as cases surged of the highly contagious Delta variant which also threatened Africa with a brutal third wave. The centre of Australia's largest city Sydney entered lockdown, a shock for a population that had returned to relative normality after months of recording very few local cases, while vaccination success story Israel reimposed indoor mask-wearing less than two weeks after it lifted the measure. And in Fiji, another country that saw early successes against the virus, health authorities admitted for the first time that Covid transmission is widespread in the community. While vaccination campaigns have helped bring down infections in numerous -- mostly wealthy -- countries, the rise of the Delta variant which first emerged in India has led to ... » Learn More about Covid success stories Australia, Israel impose new curbs
AT A GLANCE MANILA, Philippines – From a reluctant presidential candidate to someone at the helm of the country for 5 years – simply put, that’s what President Benigno Aquino III has been. With only a year left in Malacanang, has he fulfilled his promises from his 2010 campaign? Aquino’s "Social Contract with the Filipino People" was the platform of his campaign. The document includes a 16-point agenda aimed at creating social and structural change. Rappler reviewed this document to determine how he has fared as president. We classified these 16 points into 7 groups: Corruption, Economy, Poverty, Justice, Overseas Filipino Workers, Peace and Order, and Environment. CORRUPTION From a president who tolerates corruption to a president who is the nation’s first and most determined fighter of corruption. 'Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap' This has been the battle cry of Aquino since the 2010 ... » Learn More about Part 1: Did Aquino deliver on his promises?
The United Kingdom (UK) has reported a new daily total of 22,885 Covid-19 cases and 367 deaths, according to Sky News . This is the highest number of deaths in a daily figure recorded since May 27, when 422 deaths were reported. There have now been a total of 917,575 cases and 45,365 deaths in the UK. Rising cases According to The Guardian , figures reported on a Tuesday tend to be higher due to the delay in reporting deaths over the weekend. Back in September, the government's chief medical and scientific advisers warned that the UK could see 50,000 daily cases of Covid-19 by October and 200 deaths a day in November. According to a comment highlighted by The Telegraph : "It’s true that a lot more testing is being done today than when the pandemic first hit, so you would expect to find more cases of it than back then. But also rising fast is the case positivity rate -- that is the number of positive tests as a proportion of the total -- ... » Learn More about UK records 22,885 new Covid-19 cases & 367 deaths, highest daily fatality count since May 2020
More than 2,100 nightclubs, hostess bars and discos in Seoul, South Korea have been shut down after 17 new Covid-19 cases emerged and are all linked to one 29-year-old man. He visited five clubs in Seoul's Itaewon district on Saturday, May 3, before testing positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. The man did not wear a mask inside the venues, according to the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The closures come after 18 fresh infections were confirmed in the 24 hours to midnight on Friday -- all except one case was linked to the man. Thousands at risk Initial visitors lists reveal that there were more than 1,500 customers combined in three of those premises on Saturday. Health authorities then warned of a further spike in infections, with around 7,200 people estimated to have visited the five establishments. Subsequently, it was confirmed that there were another 16 cases in the city, taking the total linked to clubbers to 40. They included 27 in Seoul, ... » Learn More about South Korea man linked to 17 new Covid-19 cases, resulted in 2,000 bars shutting in Seoul
Your surname is your first connection with your family. In keeping with Singapore’s traditions, a child’s surname represents the link with their biological father and his family, and forms a part of their identity. But what if you didn’t want that for your child, can you change child’s surname? That’s the question a Reddit user by the handle okaykaren recently posed on the community website. Can we choose a newborn surname in Singapore? Although the question was innocent, it left netizens divided. Some quoted the rules. As one user wrote, “[The baby] will follow father’s surname unless illegitimate. If you would like your child to have your surname, would be best for the father to change to your surname so that the baby will be registered with your surname. If not they have to carry deed poll around till they get their IC. Subsequently if the father want to change back his surname he can do so.” While others were more forthcoming with wanting to challenge such ... » Learn More about Can parents in Singapore choose a new surname for their children?