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Malaysia arrests four plant managers after water pollution leads to supply cut affecting millions of people

September 05, 2020 4:20 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities on Saturday (Sept 5) remanded for six days four factory managers who are suspected of involvement in a water pollution case that caused water-supply to be cut to millions of people in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

Asian Insider, July 30: Singapore-Malaysia RTS Link to start end-2026, next few months worrisome in US-China relations, Umno snubs Muhyiddin’s PN alliance

July 30, 2020 9:15 PM

Hi all,In today’s bulletin: Singapore-Malaysia RTS link to be light-rail transit system, Australia deepens ties with US but says it will not hurt relations with China, US experts say next few months will be worrisome in US-China ties, Joshua Wong among 12 barred from Hong Kong legislature vote, Umno snubs PM Muhyiddin’s PN alliance, and more.Reading this on the web or know someone who might enjoy receiving Asian Insider? Our sign-up page is here.
It's Crazy Donnie!

It's Crazy Donnie!

President Trump pays homage to a 1980s New York legend to explain his trade policy.

What you need to know about the extradition Bill protests in Hong Kong

July 02, 2019 11:00 PM

Hong Kongers have been protesting against a since-suspended extradition Bill for weeks. Here's a primer to get you up to speed.

Fist-bumps, gags and love-ins for Trump at G-20

June 28, 2019 11:17 PM

OSAKA, Japan (AFP) - After furiously attacking some of America's closest allies before the Group of 20 summit, the world saw a more jovial side of Donald Trump in Osaka as he lavished praise liberally and joked about fake news and election meddling with Vladimir Putin.

Hong Kong braces for strikes following record protest turnout

June 17, 2019 2:21 AM

HONG KONG - Following a record two million turnout at a Hong Kong rally on Sunday (June 16)  protesting a divisive extradition Bill that prompted an apology from embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the city is bracing itself for more strikes today (June 17).

Nepal waits for relatives to claim bodies brought down from Mount Everest

June 07, 2019 2:41 AM

KATHMANDU (REUTERS) - Nepal on Thursday (June 6) urged friends and families of four climbers whose bodies were brought down from Mount Everest to come forward and identify them, as the deadliest climbing season since 2015 came to an end.
How to Avoid Making a Game of Thrones-Sized Editing Mistake

How to Avoid Making a Game of Thrones-Sized Editing Mistake

Is it still dangerous for journalists in Myanmar?

Yes, unfortunately. So the good news is that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters reporters were freed. However, they were pardoned, which means they're still considered criminals. And there has been a real chilling effect on the press in Myanmar. The Irrawaddy, which is an independent newspaper, is being investigated. There are people being investigated for Facebook posts that the authorities don't like. So absolutely still dangerous.

Game of Thrones made a huge mistake last week. What is the best way to check your work?

Yes. Game of Thrones left a coffee cup on a Winterfell table. Not a good look. So, process is really the best way. Making sure that there are multiple people looking at your work and editing it, which I'm sure is the case at HBO. But you can still miss things. A trick that I use is changing the font or the layout on an article when I give it a last read. Or you can read it backwards. On video you can play with brightness, color saturation, and you can play just a sound, or just the image. Really anything that will trick your brain into thinking that you're looking at something new and therefore you can have fresh eyes and better see mistakes.

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