Saturday, April 10, 2021

Focus

A blast from the past

By Dr Navin C Naidu ‘5pc payment was S’wak’s idea, says Razaleigh’, screamed a story-line in Sabah-based Daily Express yesterday. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, the founding chairman and chief executive of Petronas, reportedly said that the establishment of the national oil company...

Masks, gloves don’t stop virus spread

BY AMÉLIE BOTTOLLIER-DEPOIS Wearing masks and gloves as a precaution against coronavirus is ineffective, unnecessary for the vast majority of people, and may even spread infections faster, experts said Tuesday. While near-total lockdowns have been imposed in Italy, Spain and now...

Tech firms react to netizens’ digital privacy concerns

BY THOMAS CABRAL & JULES BONNARD Whistleblowers and digital pioneers have long been sounding the alarm about abuses of our privacy online. Now, a slew of tech entrepreneurs are bidding to turn growing consciousness about the problem into a money-making industry...

Would China risk another Tiananmen?

While China might be exploiting fears of a bloody “Tiananmen” crackdown on Hong Kong’s protest movement, but analysts say the potentially catastrophic economic and political consequences will deter Beijing from any overt boots-on-the ground intervention. As the clashes between pro-democracy...

Renewed focus on online hate forums

Efforts to take down the 8chan website where a racist “manifesto” was posted shortly before the El Paso shooting highlight the legal and ethical difficulties in curbing online hate speech that foments violence. The digital security firm Cloudflare said Sunday...

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GOF foils five human smuggling attempts over nine days

KUCHING: The General Operations Force (GOF) foiled five human smuggling attempts during operations conducted between Apr 1 and 9. GOF...