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WeChat, TikTok ban — test for open internet, free expression

WASHINGTON: The US ban on Chinese-owned apps WeChat and TikTok sets up a pivotal legal challenge on digital free expression with important ramifications for the global internet ecosystem. President Donald Trump's administration cited national security concerns, claiming the popular applications...

Ban PAS MP from Sarawak

KUCHING: The state government has been urged to ban Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) Pasir Puteh MP Nik Muhammad Zawawi Nik Salleh from entering the state. Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) political affairs director Raymond Thong said the insensitive remarks by the...

TikTok gave rural Indian women fame, fun and more

NEW DELHI: When India banned TikTok, it closed a window to the wider world for legions of women outside the big cities that provided fun, fame and even fortune. The government outlawed the video-sharing platform, and 58 other Chinese apps,...

Travellers from Zhejiang, Jiangsu Provinces blocked

Wuhan Virus KUALA LUMPUR: After barring incoming travellers from coronavirus-hit Wuhan and Hubei province, Malaysia has extended the ban to travellers from the Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces in China with immediate effect. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said this follows China imposing lock-down on...
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Over 5,500 people vaccinated at Kozi Square PPV

KUCHING: More than 5,580 people have been vaccinated at the Kozi Square vaccination centre (PPV) near the Sarawak General...
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