It's a fact that not all of Penang's state government leaders are true-blue Penangites. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was born in Johor and spent his childhood in Malacca.
Surveys and their results are not divinities, and so we'd be foolish to worship them. Still, a recent survey about abuse in relationships in Taiwan is worth notice.
In more striking terms than other nations, China presents contrasting images to the world, with both highlighted in recent news. The Group of 20 (G-20) economic summit just concluded in Shanghai represents both the opportunities and challenges of the current global economy.
The U.N. Security Council has tightened the economic sanctions noose on North Korea in response to the Pyongyang regime's nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation. The 15-member Council voted unanimously to slam a wide range of economic, scientific and trade bans on the reclusive communist country in direct response to North Korea's fourth nuclear weapons test and a ballistic missile launch earlier this year.
The Feb. 17 meeting was the third between Aung San Suu Kyi and military Commander in Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing since the National League for Democracy's (NLD) electoral victory in November last year.
The visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to the United States illustrates the seemingly schizophrenic relationship between the two countries that makes the word frenemies seem so appropriate.
Most districts in Nepal face a food deficit every year. The number of people who produce enough food for themselves is low. In addition, there is an inadequate number of warehouses for food storage, and the few that are available are not well-managed or in regular operation.
Thai policymakers, dictators, military leaders or what-have-you have never learned how to handle criticism from the international press and the recently issued regulation for foreign media reflects that long-standing mindset.
Perak's holding midfielder Mohd Nasir Basharuddin once said: "The fans are entitled to their opinion but they must also know that we are doing our best to win matches."
Cantonese films made a surprise appearance in Hong Kong's budget speech this year.