After the Federal Court’s decision today to fine Malaysiakini RM500,000 for contempt of court, the Malaysian Bar expressed its concern about the long-term impact on media freedom. Bar President Salim Bashir also urged the Malaysian people, “by writing nefarious and malicious comments online and in the media,” to refrain from violating the right to free expression.
He also called for a simple law of contempt that would include an unambiguous description of terms to eliminate confusion, such as “scandalizing the court.” The RM500,000 fine on Malaysiakini, Salim said, was exorbitant and unreasonable. To display the disapproval of the court, a lower sum would have been appropriate.
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Students in Malaysia will return in phases to schools, starting on Mar 1 with pre-schoolers as well as primary 1 and primary 2 students. Senior Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said in a press conference that the majority of the primary students will return to school a week later, on March 8. “For secondary schools, all levels will attend schools on Apr 4 or Apr 5 (depending on states),” he said.
They will return to their classrooms on April 4 in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu, while the rest will return on April 5. The dates refer, the minister…
Thailand’s administration experienced harsh criticism in Parliament over its Covid immunization strategy, with resistance administrators blaming experts for being too delayed to even think about beginning vaccinations and depending overwhelmingly on a solitary antibody maker. For this reason, Thailand has requested 2,000,000 dosages from Sinovac Biotech for its initial antibody turn out and has gotten 61 million portions from AstraZeneca for its mass vaccination plan, delivering those locally from June through regal possessed firm, Siam
Mr Wiroj shared that territorial neighbors Myanmar, Indonesia and Cambodia had just begun inoculations. Thailand’s methodology has stood out forcefully from those of most South-east…
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has communicated its advantage in supporting the waste administration area and in assisting with reinforcing the usage of Indonesia’s round economy. To squander the executives have been quite possibly the strongest business areas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, steps should be taken to fortify the area as a supporting variable to Indonesia’s financial development, just as to appear the ‘waste to asset’ guideline, through the execution of a roundabout economy and utilization of waste as a fuel source, she noticed.
With this point, the public authority has received the topic ‘Monetary Raw Material Waste…
Malaysia and the Philippines Civil Society Organizations encourage the 10 Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to designate the whole area a “no dumping ground” for hazardous waste and plastic waste. The 10 Member States of the Association of ASEAN are urged by Malaysia and the Philippines Civil Society Organizations to declare the entire area as a ‘no dumping ground’ for hazardous waste and plastic waste.
The groups’ appeal for a regional stance to discourage international waste dumping came on the heels of the Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards (AEEA), where recipients from Malaysia and the Philippines were honored for their work in combating transboundary environmental crime. This has contributed to the re-export to their countries of origin of illegal plastic waste imports.
As Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said today, the government will start rolling out 5G infrastructure and technology services by the end of 2021. Muhyiddin revealed that RM15 billion will be invested in 5G deployment projects nationwide over the next 10 years, speaking at the virtual launch of MyDigital and the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint.
“With this, Malaysia will be one of the first countries in the region to build a 5G ecosystem using real-time internet and cloud services to enable immediate information sharing,” he said in identifying the essential digital infrastructure that needs to be built first under the initiative. The others are investing RM21 billion over the next five years to improve existing connectivity through the National Digital Network or the Jendela program.
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The anticipated arrival of Sinovac antibodies from China on the 23rd of February is as yet open to question as the organization still can’t seem to submit four expected reports to the Food and Drug Administration. In view of this, FDA chief general Eric Domingo said the organization couldn’t yet settle on the use of Sinovac for crisis use approval on the grounds that the antibody creator has not finished its reports.
As an element of the convention, there will be an application for EUA that encounters the Ethics Board, vaccination ace board and the FDA for appraisal of the…
Singapore received the first shipment of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, two weeks after the authorities approved it for use here. The vaccines were brought on board Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight SQ7137, a scheduled freighter service from Brussels, Belgium, and arrived at approximately 1.40pm in Singapore.
“The vaccines were prioritised for loading into the aircraft in Brussels and was given precedence during unloading in Singapore. They were then transported to SATS’ cold-chain facility, Coolport, for subsequent storage and ground transportation,” SIA said. It was announced on Feb 3 that an interim authorisation was issued by the Health Sciences Authority for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be used in Singapore for people aged 18 and over. This is the second vaccine in Singapore that has been approved for use.
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Its been disclosed that a company committed to investing RM2 billion to acquire nearly 10,000 acres of land in Sidam Kiri near Sungai Petani to build Kulim International Airport and other related developments. Kedah menteri besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said the new company has entered into a joint venture with the State Government Related Company KXP Airportcity Holdings Sdn Bhd and will build the whole project.
At a press conference here, he said the company was given six months from today to raise RM2 billion to purchase 9,841 acres of land that had been previously approved for land acquisition. The airport and other related developments announced earlier, would cost a total of RM6.8B.
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Thailand cautioned clients of Clubhouse not to violate the law after the online media application arose practically for the time being as a stage for conversation of the government where the most recent illustration of the quickly developing application getting under the governments in Asia. In view of this, Puttipong Punnakanta who is the digital minister shared that the Thai specialists were watching Clubhouse clients, and political gatherings on the application were misshaping data and conceivably disregarding laws.
Along with this, an enormous number of Thai clients joined Clubhouse lately after Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a conspicuous Japan-based pundit of the Thai…
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