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E-sports 'at the crossroad', says new chief – with Olympic recognition still the aim

AFTER a rapid rise, e-sports is at the crossroad', according to the sport's new chief in Asia – with Olympic recognition still the ultimate aim. The post E-sports 'at the crossroad', says new chief – with Olympic recognition still the aim appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

4 things you should know about Trump's 'ignorant' UN address

AS US President Donald Trump took to the stage on Tuesday to make his United Nations General Assembly debut, the world watched with anticipation to see which version of the controversial and unpredictable leader would be presented to the world. The post 4 things you should know about Trump's ...

Malaysia: Unarmed robber in shorts, flip flops walks out of bank with $140,000

A CASUALLY dressed conman who posed as a maintenance worker tricked his way into a bank's vault in an affluent suburb in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently, walking out calmly with RM600,000 right under the noses of unsuspecting staff. The post Malaysia: Unarmed robber in shorts, flip flops walks out ...

Football: North Korea grants Malaysian prince access to airspace as nations finally prepare to meet on the pitch

NORTH Korea has granted a football-loving Malaysian prince access to its airspace anytime', as Pyongyang prepares to finally host an Asian Cup tie between the nations. The post Football: North Korea grants Malaysian prince access to airspace as nations finally prepare to meet on the pitch appeared ...

4 things you should know about Trump's 'ignorant' address to the UN

AS US President Donald Trump took to the stage on Tuesday to make his United Nations General Assembly debut, the world watched with anticipation to see which version of the controversial and unpredictable leader would be presented to the world. The post 4 things you should know about Trump's ...

Thaksin Shinawatra tweets on anniversary of 2006 Thai coup

THAILAND's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra took to Twitter to mark Sep 19 on Tuesday – the date he was ousted as the country's leader by the military in 2006. The post Thaksin Shinawatra tweets on anniversary of 2006 Thai coup appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Burma propaganda likens Rohingya to pests, says UN fact-finding mission

THE HEAD of a United Nations team appointed to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Burma has expressed concern over the humanitarian situation in restive Rakhine State, including dehumanising propaganda that akin the Rohingya to pests.' The post Burma propaganda likens Rohingya to pests, says ...

Major terrorist attack in Australia 'inevitable', says top cop

A SENIOR counter-terrorism official in the Australian state of New South Wales has said that a major terrorist attack in the country is inevitable.' The post Major terrorist attack in Australia 'inevitable', says top cop appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Unarmed robber in shorts, flip flops walks out of bank with $140,000

A CASUALLY dressed conman who posed as a maintenance worker tricked his way into a bank's vault in an affluent suburb in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently, walking out calmly with RM600,000 right under the noses of unsuspecting staff. The post Unarmed robber in shorts, flip flops walks out of bank ...

Here's why Suu Kyi's speech has met with global criticism

BURMA'S State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's much-anticipated address to the nation on Tuesday has been met with a cool response from the international community, with human rights groups and foreign diplomats accusing the de facto leader of "untruths and victim blaming". The post Here's why Suu Kyi's ...

Malaysia's Taib family to face Canadian court over money laundering case

A CANADIAN business linked to billionaire Malaysian politician Abdul Taib Mahmud will face court in Toronto over alleged money laundering. The post Malaysia's Taib family to face Canadian court over money laundering case appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

South Korea isn't pulling its weight when it comes to refugee resettlement

IN MANY ways, on paper South Korea looks impressive in terms of its support and protection available to refugees. They have signed the 1951 Refugee Convention, have enacted domestic refugee legislation in July 2013, have a refugee resettlement programme , and also have a shiny new reception centre. ...

The role of the International Development graduate in global progression

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.' – Nelson Mandela It's crazy to think that the headlines we're reading today could find their place in the history books of tomorrow. From the controversial movements of Trump's volatile cabinet, to the strained international ...

Basketball: Isaiah Austin unfazed by possible Andray Blatche match-up

PHILIPPINES basketball could get a glimpse of its past and its future if Isaiah Austin and Andray Blatche meet in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. The post Basketball: Isaiah Austin unfazed by possible Andray Blatche match-up appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Australia and New Zealand's Asian Games hopes dashed as event is 'already at capacity'

AUSTRALIA and New Zealand's hopes of competing at future Asian Games have been dashed by the head of the Olympic Council of Asia. The post Australia and New Zealand's Asian Games hopes dashed as event is 'already at capacity' appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants 'more compassionate home for all mankind'

AFTER weeks of silence, the de facto leader of Burma Aung San Suu Kyi has addressed the issue of the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State in which more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled as refugees into Bangladesh. The post Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants 'more compassionate home for all ...

Everyone has the right to walk on Jakarta & Kuala Lumpur's streets

Old, poor or disabled, they all deserve a public transport system that serves them equally in our cities, speakers at a conference on sustainable public transport development in Kuala Lumpur said today. The post Everyone has the right to walk on Jakarta & Kuala Lumpur's streets appeared first on ...

Trump's first speech at the UN to target North Korea

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is expected to focus on urging the international community to cooperate in reining in North Korea as he addresses the United Nations General Assembly for the first time on Tuesday. The post Trump's first speech at the UN to target North Korea appeared first on Asian ...

Satellite images show hundreds of Rohingya villages annihilated in Burma

NEW analysis of satellite imagery over Rakhine State in Burma shows that at least 214 Rohingya Muslim villages have been burnt down in recent weeks, as more than 400,000 people have fled as refugees to Bangladesh. The post Satellite images show hundreds of Rohingya villages annihilated in Burma ...

Rohingya crisis: This is what genocide looks like

THE WORLD is witnessing a state-orchestrated humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. The latest UN figures show a staggering 370,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh since August 25. An unknown number have perished. Around 26,000 non-Muslims have also been displaced. The ...

Premier League: 11 talking points as Manchester clubs take control at the top

FIVE games into the Premier League season, Manchester City and United lead the way with identical records – even down to the number of goals they have scored and conceded. The post Premier League: 11 talking points as Manchester clubs take control at the top appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Football: More than 70pc of South Koreans want Guus Hiddink to return

GUUS Hiddink – who has a stadium in South Korea named after him – is in demand to return to the national team set-up before next year's World Cup. The post Football: More than 70pc of South Koreans want Guus Hiddink to return appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix attendances up 19 pc in 2017

CROWDS at the Singapore Grand Prix rose 19 percent in 2017, underlining the race's popularity days after its contract was extended for four more years. The post Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix attendances up 19 pc in 2017 appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Tahfiz school fire: Their deaths are on our hands

THE case of the deadly school fire in Malaysia is now closed. This is according to city police chief Amar Singh, after seven individuals aged between 11 and 18 years were arrested for suspected arson. The post Tahfiz school fire: Their deaths are on our hands appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Malaysia: Should the 7 teen 'arsonists' who killed 23 be put on death row?

MALAYSIA is still reeling from the fire that killed 21 young pupils and two teachers at an Islamic boarding school last Thursday in what is said to be the most deadly incident of its kind in two decades. The post Malaysia: Should the 7 teen 'arsonists' who killed 23 be put on death row? appeared ...

More than half a million Rohingya children could be in Bangladesh by year's end

INTERNATIONAL non-profit Save The Children has warned that 600,000 Rohingya children could be in Bangladesh by the end of 2017 as the result of violence in Rakhine State, Burma . The post More than half a million Rohingya children could be in Bangladesh by year's end appeared first on Asian ...

What would happen if a North Korean missile hit Japan?

WHAT would happen if a North Korean missile hit Japan? Until recently, this is not a question that many people may have seriously asked themselves. But since February 2017, North Korea has fired 22 missiles as part of 15 tests, including missiles over Japan on the 29th of August and the 15th of ...

Rescued Marawi priest still in high spirits after Maute ordeal

FATHER Teresito Soganub, the Filipino priest rescued last weekend from the hands of the Islamic State-inspired Maute group in Marawi, has emerged from his 117-day ordeal still in good spirits. The post Rescued Marawi priest still in high spirits after Maute ordeal appeared first on Asian ...

Being Japanese is the best nationality in Asia

PEOPLE born in Japan, New Zealand and Australia are the luckiest in the Asia Pacific, says new research by citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners. The post Being Japanese is the best nationality in Asia appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Malaysian beer festival canned after Muslim uproar

A CELEBRATION of ales, stouts and lagers in Malaysia's largest city, Kuala Lumpur, has been called off after a objections from an Islamist political party. The post Malaysian beer festival canned after Muslim uproar appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

'North Korea will be destroyed' warns US ambassador to the UN

AMERICAN ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has warned that North Korea will be destroyed' if it continues down a reckless' path of nuclear expansion and threatening the US and its allies. The post 'North Korea will be destroyed' warns US ambassador to the UN appeared first on Asian ...

Indonesia needs to be vigilant to avoid becoming a home for terrorists again

AS BATTLE between IS-aligned militants and state security forces in Marawi enters its fourth month, Indonesia is watching the events unfolding in the southern Philippines with increasing concern. The post Indonesia needs to be vigilant to avoid becoming a home for terrorists again appeared first on ...

Kim Jong Un raises metaphorical middle finger to western diplomacy

YOU almost have to admire the gall of it. Less than 96 hours after the United Nations announced its strongest sanctions ever', North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sends another ballistic missile sailing over Japan, dropping into the Pacific Ocean, and landing the tough talking diplomats in a sticky mire ...

Rugby World Cup chief: 2019 tournament can benefit all of Asia – not just hosts Japan

THE 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will not only benefit the host country but Asia as a wider region, according to the tournament's chief operating officer. The post Rugby World Cup chief: 2019 tournament can benefit all of Asia – not just hosts Japan appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Formula One: Singapore extends contract to host night race until 2021

SINGAPORE has secured a deal with Formula One to keep its grand prix on the calendar until 2021. The post Formula One: Singapore extends contract to host night race until 2021 appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Rohingya militants deny links to Al Qaeda, Islamic State

THE ROHINGYA militant group fighting the Tatmadaw military of Burma in the country's northern Rakhine State has rejected accusations that it is linked to international jihadist organisations. The post Rohingya militants deny links to Al Qaeda, Islamic State appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

21 kids died in a school fire in Malaysia. Here's what you should know

BODIES with burnt flesh piled on top one another, charred remains of victims, blackened and ash-covered beds - this was the scene reported by firefighters at one of the worst tragedies to hit Kuala Lumpur in decades. A deadly fire broke out at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, a “tahfiz” boarding ...

Duterte govt fiercely rejects criticism by UN human rights chief

DARKER and more dangerous.' That was how United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein labelled the human rights situation in the Philippines and 39 other countries before the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland early this week.  The post ...

Australians rally over same-sex marriage debate

STUDENTS in Sydney have clashed over the issue of same-sex marriage, as Australia holds a nationwide postal vote regarding its legalisation. The post Australians rally over same-sex marriage debate appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Rohingya crisis: Cambodian opposition leader in exile Sam Rainsy calls for 'restraint'

CAMBODIA's exiled co-founder of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party Sam Rainsy has called upon the leader of Burma Aung San Suu Kyi to show restraint' and respect for human rights regarding the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State. The post Rohingya crisis: Cambodian opposition leader in ...

US suspension on visas for senior officials puts Cambodia in retaliation mode

CAMBODIA is suspending cooperation with the United States to find the remains of Americans killed in the Vietnam War in the latest ratcheting up of tensions between the two countries. The post US suspension on visas for senior officials puts Cambodia in retaliation mode appeared first on Asian ...

Rohingya crisis: Why Turkey's Erdogan has appointed himself voice of the oppressed

THE EMERGING humanitarian crisis that has been rocking Myanmar - where an estimated 370,000 Rohingya have been forced out of the country – has prompted broad international condemnation. But so far it has translated into little concrete action. The post Rohingya crisis: Why Turkey's Erdogan has ...

North Korea launches another missile over Japan, escalating tensions

NORTH Korea fired a missile early Friday that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean, prompting Japanese officials to issue a warning on television and via cellphones for citizens to take shelter inside a building or underground. The post North Korea launches another ...

This Japanese princess is heading to the UK to study

JAPAN's Princess Kako of Akishino is set to join other exchange students at Leeds University this fall, The Asahi Shimbun reported. Kako will be studying history, theory and other subjects in theatrical art at Leeds' School of Performance and Cultural Industries. The post This Japanese princess is ...

This Japanese princess is heading to the UK to study

Japan's Princess Kako of Akishino is set to join other exchange students at Leeds University this fall, The Asahi Shimbun reported. Kako will be studying history, theory and other subjects in theatrical art at Leeds' School of Performance and Cultural Industries. The royal figure is currently ...

Football: European Champions League power rankings after week one

THE European Champions League is back – and with very few surprises in week one. The post Football: European Champions League power rankings after week one appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Tahfiz school fire that killed 25 reflects Malaysia's complacent attitude

THEY had a whole lifetime ahead of them, but a tragic blaze that broke out at an Islamic boarding school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at an ungodly hour on Thursday, cut short the lives of 23 teenagers and two others, in what will become a subject of heated debate in the weeks to come. The post Tahfiz ...

'Overweight' Carlos Tevez dropped indefinitely by Shanghai Shenhua

CARLOS Tevez – one of the world's best-paid footballers – is overweight' and will not play for Shanghai Shenhua until he gets fit. The post 'Overweight' Carlos Tevez dropped indefinitely by Shanghai Shenhua appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Football: Syria to host World Cup play-off against Australia in Malaysia

SYRIA have confirmed they will host the first leg of their FIFA World Cup Asian play-off against Australia on October 5 in Malaysia. The post Football: Syria to host World Cup play-off against Australia in Malaysia appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

Indonesia's Museum MACAN signals bright future for art in Asia

IT'S NOT just a conversation for elite communities, it's a conversation for everyone,' said Aaron Seeto, the Director of Museum MACAN in Jakarta. The post Indonesia's Museum MACAN signals bright future for art in Asia appeared first on Asian Correspondent.