My prison experience was much tougher than Najib’s, says Anwar

PETALING JAYA – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says his experience in prison included years in solitary confinement, and was quite different from what Najib Razak is going through. “I was in prison for (years) before being allowed treatment at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH),” the Opposition leader said, referring to calls by Najib’s supporters that […]

Polarisation of Japan’s voters accelerating in 2022: Yomiuri Shimbun contributor

TOKYO (THE JAPAN NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Political polarisation has grown among the Japanese people: Now we are seeing aggressive divisions over a state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. A nationwide poll by The Yomiuri Shimbun conducted in early September found that only 38 per cent of respondents approved of the government decision […]

Biden administration to maintain China tariffs while review continues

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration said Friday it will keep tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of Chinese imports in place while it continues a statutory review of the duties imposed by former president Donald Trump. The US Trade Representative’s office said in a federal notice that it received requests from companies and […]

As they took over president’s house, Sri Lankan protesters savoured its luxuries

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (NYTIMES) – They did flips into the pool. They lounged on canopied beds. And, on wide-screen televisions, they watched cricket and news footage of their fellow protesters, who had massed in Sri Lanka’s capital and joined them in storming the presidential residence and secretariat. After months of growing economic deprivation, of fuel […]