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Weaponizing the yuan: a double-edged sword for Beijing

China's move to devalue its currency could prove to be a double-edged sword in its escalating trade war with the United States, offsetting tariffs but potentially hurting Beijing's efforts to shore up its weakening economy, analysts say.

Teo: only introduction

Deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching says all parties agree to the inclusion of an introduction to Jawi calligraphy in BM textbooks, but not the learning of the language.

China warns Hong Kong protesters of 'immense strength' of government

China warned Hong Kong protesters Tuesday that "those who play with fire will perish by it", adding the immense strength of the central government should not be underestimated.

Thailand links Bangkok bombs to southern insurgents

Small bombs that rattled Bangkok as Thailand hosted world powers last week have been tied to insurgents from the conflict-hit south, the deputy prime minister said Tuesday, as police hunt more suspects after arresting two men.

LGE meets PM on Jawi calligraphy

Most of the elected representatives from DAP objected to the teaching of Jawi calligraphy or Khat in SRJK Year Four, during a special meeting held last night.

500 years on, how Magellan's voyage changed the world

Ferdinand Magellan set off from Spain 500 years ago on an epoch-making voyage to sail all the way around the globe for the first time.

India abolishes Kashmir's special status, tightens grip on region

The Indian government on Monday revoked Kashmir's special status, stripping the significant autonomy it has enjoyed for seven decades in a move expected to further inflame tensions in the Muslim-majority region and infuriate rival Pakistan.

Dong Jiao Zong: No to Jawi

Dong Jiao Zong and ten Chinese and Tamil education organizations in the country reject the inclusion of Jawi calligraphy in BM curriculum for vernacular schools.

Clashes, travel chaos in Hong Kong as leader warns city on brink

Hong Kong riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters for a third straight day Monday as the city's leader warned the global financial hub was nearing a "very dangerous situation", and a rare strike caused transport chaos.

DAP leaders to discuss Jawi issue tonight

DAP central leaders will meet tonight on the teaching of Jawi calligraphy in vernacular schools. An official party stand is expected tonight.


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