WASHINGTON: The United States warned Wednesday (May 12) that Beijing would use the Winter Olympics to gloss over abuses as it slapped sanctions on another Chinese official over treatment of the Falun Gong. Releasing an annual US report on international religious freedom that found widespread concerns in China, a senior official said the United States
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SINGAPORE: A National Parks Board (NParks) landscaper who tested positive for COVID-19 last week has been linked to the COVID-19 cluster at Changi Airport, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Wednesday (May 12). Epidemiological investigations showed that Case 63005, an NParks landscaper who was confirmed to have COVID-19 on May 8, had been at Changi Airport Terminal 3
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UNITED NATIONS: The United States, Britain and Germany on Wednesday (May 12) called on China to end its repression of the Uyghur minority, speaking out at a video conference that infuriated Beijing. Rights groups say up to one million Uyghurs and people from other mostly Muslim groups are detained in internment camps in the northwest Xinjiang region
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Official claims that China’s ethnic minority populations are growing faster than the majority Han population are being used to justify genocidal policies in Xinjiang, commentators said. “The growth rate of population of ethnic groups excluding Han is significantly higher than that of Han ethnic group over the last decade,” the official English-language China Daily newspaper
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NEW DELHI: India’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 250,000 on Wednesday (May 12), official data showed, as the pandemic raged across the vast country of 1.3 billion people. According to the health ministry, 4,205 people died in the past 24 hours – a new record – taking total fatalities to 254,197. Advertisement Advertisement The number of
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SINGAPORE: A new scam trend has surfaced, where scammers offer fake part-time jobs for e-commerce platforms, said the police on Wednesday (May 12). The fake advertisements are posted on Facebook, or sent via unsolicited WhatsApp messages from unknown numbers. Advertisement Advertisement The scammers would offer part-time jobs such as an affiliate marketing associate, with a
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded its highest daily death toll from COVID-19 on Wednesday (May 12), as the country entered another national lockdown amid a third wave of infections. It reported a record 39 new COVID-19 fatalities, bringing the national death toll to 1,761. Advertisement Advertisement Daily COVID-19 infections rose by 4,765, taking the total number
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SINGAPORE: Ten cases in the community were among 16 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Wednesday (May 12), said the Ministry of Health (MOH).  Seven of the 10 new community cases are linked to the Changi Airport cluster. Another two are linked to previous cases.  Advertisement Advertisement Six new COVID-19 cases were imported and were
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SINGAPORE: A “more open attitude” towards flight data sharing is important, when implementing Air Traffic Flow Management systems across the region and globally, said Dr Fang Liu, secretary-general of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on Monday (Nov 20). She was speaking at the inaugural session of the ICAO Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) Global
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SINGAPORE: Six building owners were charged in court under the Fire Safety Act for occupying premises without a valid fire certificate, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Wednesday (May 12).  The building owners had allowed their premises to be occupied without a valid fire certificate, ranging between one to two months, said the
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JOHOR BAHRU: In a surprise move at about 7.30pm on Monday (May 10), Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that a Movement Control Order would be imposed on Malaysia effective from Wednesday (May 12). He posted a series of photographs of a Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) press statement on his Facebook page. Advertisement Advertisement In it were details
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Bangladesh expressed anger on Tuesday over “very unfortunate” and “presumptuous” comments made by China’s envoy a day earlier, when he warned Dhaka against participating in the United States-led Quadrilateral Security Dialogue on the Indo-Pacific region.  On Monday, Ambassador Li Jiming had said that ties between Bangladesh and China could be “substantially damaged” if the South
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SINGAPORE: Thirteen community cases were among 25 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Tuesday (May 11), said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Seven of the 13 new community cases are linked to the Changi Airport cluster, while three are unlinked. The remaining three cases are linked to previous cases. Advertisement Advertisement UNLINKED COMMUNITY
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SINGAPORE: Seven new cases, including household contacts and family members of previous cases, were on Tuesday (May 11) linked to a cluster of COVID-19 infections at Changi Airport. A Victoria Junior College student who tested positive last week was also linked on Tuesday to the cluster at the airport, taking the total number of cases in the cluster to 18.
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