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COX'S BAZAR (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims demanded Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations' top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country against charges of genocide of the minority community.
BANGKOK: Malaysia has reaffirmed its commitment to further strengthening Asean Plus Three cooperation in combating terrorism and transnational crime through the five-year Asean Plus Three Cooperation Work Plan 2018-2022.Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the cooperation would focus on the areas of anti-money laundering, eradicating people smuggling and combating sea piracy.
BANGKOK: The Council of Asean Chief Justices (CACJ) convened its seventh meeting in Phuket, Thailand, under the chair of President of the Thai Supreme Court Slaikate Wattanapan.
NEXT week, the 2019 Asean-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit and the first Mekong-Republic of Korea Summit will be held in Korea from Nov 25 to 27. In particular, as my home town Busan will play host to the events, I am very much looking forward to them – as if I have invited valued guests to my home. I send early greetings in a warm welcome to the heads of state and government as well as to the secretary-general of Asean.
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reaffirmed that his successor will be PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and not Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Bangkok: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held their first talks for more than a year on the sidelines of a regional summit in Thailand, Moon’s office said, with the neighbours’ relationship in dire straits.
BANGKOK (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has arrived here to attend the 35th Asean Summit and related summits, which begins on Saturday (Nov 2).
The region, while growing fast, faces issues such as youth joblessness, climate change and income gaps.
TO Parag Khanna, author of “The Future is Asian” the answer is almost self-evident. However, if you read his book carefully, he thinks that global power will be shared between Asian and Western civilisations.
From TAN SRI MICHAEL YEOH OON KHENG, Malaysia’s Representative to Asean High-Level Task Force on Connectivity President, Kingsley Strategic Institute