Malaysian government survives knife-edge 2021 budget vote
Malaysia's parliament endorsed the government's 2021 budget on Thursday, averting a political crisis that would likely have seen the government fall if the spending proposals had been blocked.After three weeks of debate, a two-member majority proved enough for the spending bill to pass, after an inconclusive voice vote was followed by lawmakers opposed to the budget standing to be counted.Among those objecting to the budget was Mahathir Mohamad, whose unexpected resignation as prime minister in February paved the way for his home affairs minister Muhyiddin Yassin to take over as premier.Mahath...
Senate’s resolution over Nagorno Karabakh not reflecting French government’s policy – MFA
By TrendFrance-24 TV channel broadcasted reportage on the liberation of the Azerbaijani Kalbajar district from the Armenian occupation, Trend reports.According to the reportage, Kalbajar is the second of three districts that Armenia must transfer to Azerbaijan based on the agreement reached with official Baku.The TV channel’s crew in Azerbaijan informed about the entry of the Azerbaijani army into the Kalbajar district, which was under Armenian occupation, adding that for the first time in 27 years, the Azerbaijani army entered the district as according to the above agreement.The reportage als...
Govt asked to reconsider plan to scrap community title deeds
PHUKET: A large group residents have asked the government to rethink its plan to stop issuing community land title deeds, saying they need secure title to land.The request was made in a petition to Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon by about 300 people, led by members of the People’s Movement for a Just Society (P-Move), a grassroots group campaigning for land rights for the rural poor.The petition asks the government committee on policy and land resource management, which is chaired by Gen Prawit, to review a proposal to stop giving community land title deeds that is due to go before its ...
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Commuters ride a subway train in Frankfurt, Germany on Wednesday. The German government will discuss further restrictions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus amid the resugence. The country reported a record 410 deaths on Wednesday. Photo: APCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Wider India app ban means darker days for investors
Illustration: Tang Tengfei/GTThe Indian government has announced on Tuesday its intention to block more Chinese apps, including AliExpress, in a list of 43 on "spurious national security grounds."According to Indian media outlet reports, some Indian internet giants have expressed their support for the decision made by New Delhi, which is understandable because through this action the government has actually helped to drive their Chinese competitors out of their country.The move also marks the latest in a series of protectionist measures taken by Indian authorities to boycott products and servi...
Finance minister lays out plans for 2021
The government will accelerate investment next year in the areas of digital, wellness and the green economy, Finance Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith says.Speaking at the Bangkok Post International Forum 2020 “Beyond the Pandemic: A Decade of Challenges from 2021” at Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Mr Arkom said the ministry has invested in a wellness elderly complex for senior citizens on land owned by the Finance Ministry.To spur digitisation, the ministry is considering requiring any government project that borrows foreign funds to include a technology transfer component. Mr Arkom also want...
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Nigeria engaging UK government over #EndSARS protest – Onyeama
The federal government said it is currently engaging with the United Kingdom government over the recent EndSARS Protests in Nigeria.Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama stated this while fielding questions from the State House Correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday.Onyeama who was reacting to the meeting held at the British Parliament over the issue disclosed Nigeria has reached out to the UK government on the issueDon’t forget that the meeting that took place was Parliamentarians and they don’t speak for the U.K. government which acts for the United Kingdom has also heard the side of t...
Malala Yousafzai calls on UK government not to cut foreign aid
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has urged Britain not to cut overseas aid, ahead of a major announcement by the country's Chancellor of the Exchequer on Wednesday.Rishi Sunak is expected to suspend a legal commitment to spend 0.7 percent of gross national income on international development.
NPP Is For Zongo Dev’t – Bawumia
Vice-President Bawumia commissioning the Fadama Astro TurfThe Akufo-Addo NPP government is committed to the development of the Zongo communities not the construction of mortuaries in Zongos, Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has fired.He was speaking during the commissioning of the Osman Nuhu Sharabutu Sports Complex at New Fadama in Accra yesterday.The occasion also marked the second edition of the Zongo for Peace and Development Conference.“We are for the development of Zongos and the education of our children to the highest level possible. Our vision and focus is to make education the cat...
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Kalbajar returned to its true owners – Turkish government
By TrendKalbajar has returned to its true owners, which is an important event in the history of the fraternal Azerbaijani people, the Turkish government told Trend on Nov.25.According to the government, the return of the district, like the rest of the formerly occupied territories of Azerbaijan, is a cause celebration for Turkey as well.“We congratulate the Azerbaijani people on the return of Kalbajar and look forward to the Lachin district’s return,” the government said.The district was liberated from the Armenian occupation.According to a trilateral statement signed by Azerbaijani President ...