More than 5,000 people rallied outside parliament on Monday against the legislation BUDAPEST - Hungary's parliament on Tuesday passed a law banning the "promotion" of homosexuality to minors in what critics have slammed as a crackdown on LGBTQ rights. The law is the latest in a series of measures under right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government it says are aimed at fighting paedophilia and protecting children. But critics claim the law -- which effectively bans educational programmes and publicity of LGBTQ groups -- would "severely restrict" freedom of expression and children's rights. More than 5,000 people rallied outside parliament on Monday against the legislation, which LGBTQ groups have compared to similar legislation in Russia. The law passed with 157 votes in favour and one vote against in the parliament controlled by Orban's Fidesz party. The opposition boycotted the vote except for lawmakers from the nationalist Jobbik party who supported the law. "In ... » Learn More about Hungary passes law banning ‘promotion’ of homosexuality to minors
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Inforial (The Jakarta Post) - ● Wed, June 16, 2021 2021-06-16 00:00 0 c78dad32e3af0945bdb46490a80c27e9 4 Inforial Free Palm oil is contained in many daily products, from food, cosmetics and personal care products to household cleaning products. This means that the public both benefits from and is highly dependent on the palm oil industry for the various products they consume. Most Indonesian consumers, however, are unaware of the palm oil content of various consumer goods. As a consequence, they are also unaware of the impact of the industry’s exponential and rapid growth. This low public awareness is likely is due to the indirect relevance of palm oil in consumers’ daily lives, as well as the complex and multilayered production chain, which can be hard to digest. A consumer survey by MarkPlus Inc. published in 2020 found that most consumers primarily associated palm oil with cooking oils and margarines. The survey also showed that although most ... » Learn More about Why should you care about sustainable palm oil?
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's ruling Fidesz party has proposed legislation that bans disseminating what it calls content promoting gender change or homosexuality in schools, a move which activists said resembled Russia's 2013 "gay propaganda" law. Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, which faces elections in early 2022 and promotes a strongly Christian-conservative agenda, has moved further against the LGBT+ community since last year. Poland's ruling PiS party, Fidesz's main European Union ally, has taken a similar stance for years. The latest amendment, submitted to parliament on Thursday by Fidesz lawmakers to a bill that punishes paedophilia, says youngsters under 18 cannot be shown pornographic content, or any content that encourages gender change or homosexuality. This also applies to advertisements, the bill says. It also proposes setting up a list of organisations allowed to hold sex education sessions in schools. "The new legislation proposed by ... » Learn More about Hungary’s Fidesz moves against LGBT community with 2022 vote in sight
Apple Inc is facing renewed scrutiny in Washington over its compliance with secret Trump-era subpoenas for user data on more than 100 users including US lawmakers, highlighting the bind tech companies find themselves in when obliged to satisfy law enforcement demands. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, whose data was among material Apple turned over to the Justice Department, said on Monday that lawmakers will delve into how giant tech companies respond to subpoenas for information on their customers. Schiff, a California Democrat, enraged former US President Donald Trump with congressional investigations of his administration’s ties to Russia. The House Judiciary Committee on Monday announced an investigation into the Justice Department’s surveillance of members of Congress, journalists and others, ostensibly sparked by an effort to run down media leaks. The Senate Judiciary Committee also said it would look into the matter. Technology companies are already ... » Learn More about Apple back in Washington spotlight over Trump-era subpoenas
National – Chansin Treenuchagron, Acting President of Thai Airways International, revealed today, August 27, that Thai Airways is planning to organize direct charter flights from six international routes to Phuket, with each route being operated with approximately two flights per month. The six countries are Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong. The proposal is in response to the government policy to promote domestic tourism with the “Phuket Model” , which is initially expected to be operated in October. The Acting President further stated that the company is expected to start charter flights by the end of November and is willing to increase to more international flights if there is a greater traveling demand among foreign tourists. It also plans to arrange direct flights from China to Phuket in the near future, said the Acting President. Chansin told the Associated Press: “The company puts great emphasis on the health and safety of ... » Learn More about Thai Airways to arrange special charter flights from six countries to Phuket in November