My Sinchew/ SHOWCASE

On Hanoi's Red River, fruitsellers forgo comfort for cash

Card games and karaoke help migrant workers pass the time on the cramped houseboats of Hanoi's Red River, swapping their privacy to eke out a living selling fruit for a few dollars a day.


Pope to visit Japan and Thailand in November: Vatican

Pope Francis is to visit Thailand and Japan, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki, from November 19 to 26, the Vatican announced on Friday.


Hong Kong festival mooncakes get a protest makeover

At the back of her tiny shop, Hong Kong baker Naomi Suen pulls out a fresh tray of mooncakes -- each one sporting popular slogans from recent pro-democracy protests.


Indonesians choked by forest fire haze pray for rain

Hundreds of people held a mass prayer for rain in a smoke-filled Indonesian city on Friday, desperately hoping that downpours will extinguish forest fires and wash away the toxic haze covering wide swathes of the country.


Anwar to take over May 9 next year?

In a FB post, Ronnie Liu writes that Anwar Ibrahim will take over as the country's eighth prime minister on May 9, 2020 “Towards a New Malaysia”.


11 months of clear sky

Our one and only planet can get burned down by the greed of a couple of money-crazy loonies.


Strong political will to fight haze pollution

Asean countries must work closely together to ensure that the annual haze event will become a thing of the past soon.


Indonesia forest fires surge, stoking global warming fears

The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming.


MACC will investigate sale of MyKad to foreigners if there is clear evidence: Latheefa

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will conduct investigations into recent claims that the MyKad was being sold to Chinese nationals in Penang if there is clear evidence regarding the case.


'Glory to Hong Kong': The new anthem embraced by protesters

A defiant protest anthem penned by an anonymous composer has become the unofficial new soundtrack to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, belted out by crowds at flashmobs in malls, on the streets and in the football stands.


 

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