Clare Rewcastle-Brown, editor of the Sarawak Report, was prosecuted in absentia in Kuala Terengganu, the state capital of Terengganu, for allegedly criminally defaming the Terengganu Sultanah via the contents of a book on the 1MDB scandal.

According to some sources, Rewcastle-Brown was not present in court today, and she was also not represented in court either.

Rewcastle-Brown was charged with violating Section 500 of the Penal Code for allegedly defaming the Terengganu Sultanah through a passage on page three of his book The Sarawak Report: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Exposé that referenced “the Sultan’s wife.”

According to Section…

Surprisingly, The Commission on Audit (COA) has told the Department of Education (DepEd) to request the conveyance of P5.53 billion worth of PC equipment and programming, course books and other taking in materials it secured from the Procurement Service–Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) in 2020 and earlier years.

In its 2020 yearly review report, the COA noticed that as of yearend, the DepEd has P6.65 billion in remarkable asset moves to PS-DBM, of which, 83% or P5.53 billion was intended for the acquirement of PC equipment and programming (P5.03 billion) and different educational and learning materials and course books…

Thailand expects to change the nation to arrive at five focuses under the thirteenth public financial and social improvement intend to be carried out from 2023 to 2027, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday.

Gen Prayut tended to the matter when he was managing a web-based workshop named Mission to Transform held by the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC). The workshop, gone to by state offices, the political area, the private area and municipal associations, was pointed toward measuring assessment on the draft plan.

It is the initial occasion when Gen Prayut disclosed subtleties of the arrangement…

Yesterday (September 22), a bus driver and two passengers were transported to the hospital after an SBS Transit bus seemed to have collided with a pillar along Airport Boulevard at Changi Airport, according to witnesses.

An accident at 65 Airport Boulevard, between Terminal 3 and Terminal 1, between Terminal 3 and Terminal 1 was reported to the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) around 1.10pm on Wednesday, according to a statement released by the SCDF.

It stated that a person was discovered stuck in the bus driver’s seat. Using hydraulic rescue equipment, the SCDF retrieved the individual.

Three individuals were transported…

It’s an honor for the Philippines as a reporter Gaea Katreena Cabico is among 20 writers granted associations to join in and report on the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland in November.

In view of this, Cabico and Rappler’s Pia Ranada will join columnists from agricultural nations under the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) program coordinated by the Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.

Along with this, Cabico has been expounding on the climate since 2018 and covers natural issues through the perspective of common freedoms. …

In view of the Covid-19 crisis, the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) would prioritize people’s welfare, social protection, and people-centred initiatives, stated Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy).

Its expenditure pattern has changed to concentrate on post-pandemic developments over the next five years, he added.

According to him, the 12MP will also highlight their commitments under the 1963 Malaysia Agreement, including the government’s commitment to the development of Sabah and Sarawak, which includes the building of roads, hospitals, schools, and digital (infrastructure).

Mustapa made the remarks at yesterday night’s RTM Bicara Naratif program, which focused on the subject ’12MP: Rebuilding the National Economy.’

It’s still vivid for some as Sept 19, 2006 overthrow against the Thaksin Shinawatra government was a triumph, previous armed force boss Gen Sonthi Boonyaratglin asserted in a meeting to stamp its fifteenth commemoration.

His evaluation depends on tokens of help for his tactical mediation reflected by the bundles of roses introduced to the overthrow producers and troops.

Be that as it may, the 2006 overthrow was considered eclipsed by the May 22, 2014 takeover drove by Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha who has figured out how to remain on for a long time and got back to control in the 2019…

Surprisingly, President Rodrigo Duterte called on wealthy nations to fulfill their financial assistance to developing countries like the Philippines to help them bolster their defenses against the catastrophic impacts of the climate crisis.

In view of this, In a speech during the United Nations General Assembly. Duterte called for urgent climate action, especially from those that can truly tip the balance. The greatest injustice here is that those who suffer the most are those the least responsible for this existential crisis.

The developed countries must fulfill their longstanding commitment to climate financing, technology transfer, and capacity-building in the developing world…

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) questioned the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MoHA) statistics on custodial deaths in last week’s parliamentary response.

Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy said that in his parliamentary reply on Sept 15, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin indicated that six custody fatalities have happened in the year to date through August, while the organization has witnessed at least seven instances.

He said he was perplexed by the manner in which the Ministry of Health has reported the number of fatalities in detention. …

Unexpectedly, Four hotly anticipated bills on torment and constrained vanishings cruised through the House of Representatives. An aggregate of 368 MPs casted a ballot for the bills with one abstention.

The draft laws, since quite a while ago looked for by their backers, were supported by the bureau, Bangkok MP Sira Jenjakha, previous rundown MP of the Prachachat Party Wan Muhammad Nor Matha, and Democrat list-MP Suthas Ngernmuen.

Equity Minister Somsak Thepsutin introduced the bureau supported rendition, saying the law was expected to get rid of torment and constrained vanishings by state authorities, which were not kidding basic liberties infringement…

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