Hong Kong authorities are pursuing new laws to tighten the city-state’s grip on public discourse critical of its Beijing-aligned government. Residents are resorting to self-censorship and many feel that their city’s liberal identity may have been permanently lost. Speaking at the 2021 China Internet Media Forum in Guangzhou in late November, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: How is China’s crackdown changing the city’s identity?
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will launch a national health screening initiative this July to detect non-communicable diseases (NCD), says Khairy Jamaluddin. The Health Minister said the ministry aims to provide 1.5 million people above the age of 40 who never had health screenings with free health screenings - including fecal occult blood stool testing (FOCB) for … [Read more...] about Khairy: National health screening to be launched in July to detect non-communicable diseases
A top Beijing health official has been sacked for “serious violations of discipline and laws” as the Chinese capital continued to battle the latest wave of Covid-19 cases. The removal of Yu Luming, 60, as director of Beijing’s municipal health commission was apparently not related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as the Communist Party’s top anti-corruption watchdog, the … [Read more...] about Senior Beijing city health official sacked amid capital’s Covid battle
TOKYO (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pic) on Thursday (May 26) described the Republic's brand of democracy as a system that works and has yielded results such as law and order, growth and efficient governance. He was responding to a question by Nikkei Asia editor-in-chief Shigesaburo Okumura, at a discussion at the 27th … [Read more...] about Singapore’s democracy is a system that works: Lee Hsien Loong
President-elect Bongbong Marcos gestures during an interview with Press Secretary-designate Trixie Cruz-Angeles. Screengrab from Facebook / BBM The wish list continues to grow for President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., with key sectors adding on proposed measures that they want the new administration to support to improve the lives of ordinary Filipinos. The items presented … [Read more...] about Health reform, pay hike: Wish list for Bongbong Marcos grows