Myanmar's president praises Rakhine state for 'auspicious' year
Myanmar's president said Saturday it had been an "auspicious" year for Rakhine state, the violence-scarred territory and epicentre of the Rohingya crisis. More than 720,000 Rohingya have fled the western state since August 2017 after the military conducted "clearance operations," sending a stream of refugees to neighbouring Bangladesh with accounts of rape, arson and mass…
Nigeria retains No 1 spot in world scrabble despite finishing 4th in Malaysia
Nigeria national scrabble team emerged 4th place in first edition of Alchemist Cup World championship, which ended in Penang, Malaysia, at the weekend. The championship, which featured the top eight best scrabble playing teams in the world, saw other participating teams fighting hard to outshine Nigeria, who is 2018 Africa champions. According to the Technical…
Why Asian Tigers are ahead of Nigeria, by Masari
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State yesterday identified huge investment in education as reason nations like Singapore, India, Malaysia and other Asian Tigers are ahead of Nigeria. Masari stated this yesterday at the commissioning of a study centre of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), at his hometown in Kafur Local Council Area of…
'Don't force' LGBT rights on Malaysia, new PM says
Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday said his country cannot accept LGBT rights such as same-sex marriage, dismissing them as "western" values.
Nigeria named as global destination for illegal waste trafficking
Illegal activities that involve the environment, biodiversity or natural resources are becoming lucrative and involve comparatively low risks for criminals. Among them is illegal waste trafficking, which Nigeria is one of the main destinations A new study has fingered Nigeria and 15 other countries in Africa and Asia as the main destination for Environmental crimes,…
Death toll in Malaysia tainted alcohol scandal hits 21
A total of 21 people, mostly foreign workers, have now died from drinking tainted alcohol in Malaysia, authorities said Wednesday as police made a series of arrests over the scandal.
Malaysia court rules North Korea assassination trial can proceed
The murder trial of two women accused of assassinating the half-brother of North Korea's leader can proceed, a Malaysian court ruled Thursday, in a blow to their families who insist the pair were tricked into carrying out the dramatic hit.
11-year-old Thai bride returns from Malaysia after uproar
An 11-year-old child bride returned to Thailand this week following widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told AFP on Saturday.
Ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib charged with corruption
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was formally charged Wednesday with corruption linked to a multi-billion dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat less than two months ago.