The death of Lee Kuan Yew captured headlines across Asia and drew foreign dignitaries and friends of the late leader ranging from former U.S. President Bill Clinton to the King and Queen of Bhutan. Local media reported that from Taiwan came Hau Pei-Tsun and his daughter; Lien Chan; Vincent Siew and his wife; and Su Tseng-Chang and his wife. From mainland China came Vice President Li Yuanchao.
With his dishevelled mop grazing stern eyebrows, the young activist detained in a Bangkok police station looked straight into the camera and broadcast his message to the world: "We didn't do anything against the law, the real law. What we did was against the law of criminals ... We will never leave any friend to be jailed here. We will all fight together."
In the aftermath of the quakes, one commendable aid effort has been the attempt to meet the needs of menstruating women and girls.
In mid-March the mayor or Paris temporarily imposed a partial driving ban in an attempt to cut toxic smog, after pollution levels briefly surpassed that of Shanghai.
2015/5/28, 1 Comment
The level of global debate about sustainable development is reaching new heights as the United Nations gears up for member states to negotiate the post-2015 development agenda at a landmark summit to be convened by the General Assembly in September.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new symbol for industrial India is a majestic lion. The vision document for "Make in India" aired on the net, displays this wonderful creature as a logo.
In view of the consensus for a U.S. rate hike in September, will the May-September romance on the Malaysian stock market turn rocky?
Action may be coming at last to deal with one of the most important threats facing humanity -- the fast-increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics and other medicines.
We've all faked it. Whether once or twice or a few dozen times -- be it through forced smiles or forged signatures, replicated art pieces or plagiarized papers, fake IDs or fake orgasms -- we have all faked our way through social occasions, conversations, professional ladders and -- if one can bring an honest admission of ribaldry here -- sexual situations, where faking it is a lot more helpful than making it.
2015/5/25, 1 Comment
For two full weeks or thereabouts in April the media in the West, particularly the U.S., were ablaze with news of hundreds of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean while attempting to cross illegally to European shores.