Are you a Catholic, Protestant, Sikh, Taoist or Buddhist living in or visiting Malaysia? Watch it. You are not to use the word “Allah” referring to God, that country's highest court said in a 4-3 decision this week. Only Muslims may do that under the law.
The Middle East, always in turmoil, may have been upended in fundamental strategic terms by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, referred to generally by the shorthand label ISIL. The movement seemingly has emerged from nowhere, at least in terms of general public awareness and media attention.
2014/6/29, 1 Comment
The property buying frenzy in Malaysia has cooled down, but elements of a bubble brewing are very much intact.
Finally some good global news!
Having worked on BBC television and radio documentaries for the past two months on what Sherpas think after the last Everest avalanche, one thing became quite clear: Come autumn season, they will be back on the mountain whether their demands are met or not.
For reasons that should be obvious, the Western media is currently focused sharply on the near civil war in Iraq and on the continuing intra-state turmoil in Syria.
The critical questions for Filipinos are: Will the United States defend the Philippines if there is a shoot-out with China in the Spratlys? How far will the United States go in terms of conforming to the Mutual Defense Treaty? Is mutual defense a myth, a misleading vague alliance for the United States to gain vested concessions?
The media, mainstream and social alike, have given Thailand's new beauty queen, Nonthawan “Maeya” Thongleng, a warm welcome. Her charm, wit and wonderful singing voice won over the judges and the public.
A recent ruling by a local court that confirmed a Korean man was the father of two half-Filipino children may have vexing implications for other Korean men with a similar story.
In the midst of the heat, tension and sometimes nasty mudslinging of the presidential elections in Indonesia, there was one heartwarming moment during the second presidential debate on June 15.