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Transitional justice in Timor-Leste: two decades on

Transitional justice is important in the context of Timor-Leste, a country that went through forced occupation for 24 years.

Tamil fluency at a Chinese family of eight in Morib

Low Kok Hua and his whole family are among the very few Chinese Malaysians who speak very fluent Tamil.

Shorter people run higher risk of diabetes: study

Shorter people are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published Tuesday.

10 countries cited for extreme media censorship: watchdog

Eritrea is the world's worst country for press censorship, a media watchdog said Tuesday in a report which also cites extreme measures in nine other countries including North Korea, China and Saudi Arabia.

Malay teacher offering free Chinese tuition for religious school students

“They are now learning religion, and I think I should teach them an additional language as this will be an advantage for them when they go out to work in future.”

Hundreds of schools shut as forest-fire haze blankets SE Asia

Huge fires are raging across vast swathes of Indonesia's rainforests -- some of the world's biggest -- with toxic smog shutting hundreds of schools across Southeast Asia, officials said Tuesday.

HK's Joshua Wong meets German foreign minister to seek support

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong has met Germany's foreign minister during a visit to Berlin as he carries abroad his call to support the growing pro-democracy movement in the former British colony.

Grab driver made an internet sensation by grateful Malay passenger's FB post

Wong Huang Chin never expected such a simple act could become a big thing for the passenger who subsequently posted the story on Facebook, and became viral.

The invisible poor

The official 0.4% poverty rate has been grossly underestimated and does not reflect the realistic circumstances.

When Tunku met the roasted pork

Tunku's open-mindedness, while not being completely extinct in the 21st century, remains an extremely precious rarity we must cherish and appreciate.


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