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Refugee filmmaker petitions M'sian govt through video project

ETHNIC Chin refugee and filmmaker Colin Laltanpuia, 29, almost teared up as he listened to children from his community share their dreams for the future.

Laltanpuia spent two months filming over 60 Chin refugees in Malaysia for The Chin Up Project, asking them one question: "Where do you see yourself in 2020?" - Photo: ELROI YEE/R.AGE

Ethnic Myanmar Chins celebrate National Day on a sombre note


KUALA LUMPUR: The colourful, festive gathering of some 1,500 ethnic Myanmar Chins at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) for the 71st Chin National Day yesterday began on a sombre note.

Looking beyond ECRL’s past

Cancelling the East Coast rail project dominated news headlines recently, but renegotiations are actually still ongoing. So what is cooking?

Well wishes for new King at Australia Day function

KUALA LUMPUR: The toast to the well-being of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at the Australia Day reception here was especially apt with the new King having been named just hours earlier.

Big drop in Melaka tourism

MELAKA: There has been a big drop in tourist arrivals to Melaka, especially from China, but little is being done by authorities to stem the decline, claims the Melaka Tour­ism Business Club (MTBC).

Singapore to focus on health, infrastructure

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s finance minister said next month’s budget would focus on infrastructure spending, health care for an ageing population, and helping businesses transition to a digital economy.

“We want to be able to continue to invest in education, the health care of our people, and in taking care of the growing number of seniors,” Singapore's Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos.

Singapore plans to focus on health, infrastructure in budget

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s finance minister said next month’s budget will focus on infrastructure spending, health care for an aging population, and helping businesses transition to a digital economy.

Icy Malaysia-China relations set to thaw

A RECENT explosive report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) “revealing” China’s attempt in 2016 to bail out troubled 1MDB in exchange for projects in Malaysia can potentially deal another blow to Malaysia-China bilateral relations, but both countries have adopted a calm approach towards these “expose”.

Liberal mayor of Poland's Gdansk dies after stabbing

GDANSK/WARSAW (Reuters) - Pawel Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, died on Monday of his wounds a day after being stabbed by a former convict who rushed the stage during one of Poland's biggest annual charity events.

Visa exemption for China tourists extended to Dec

PETALING JAYA: The 15-day visa exemption for tourists from China has been extended from Jan 1 to Dec 31 this year, a piece of good news for local tourism industry players.