Wednesday, September 15, 2021

South Korea

Apple to launch iPhone 13 in South Korea on Oct 8

SEOUL: Apple Inc said Wednesday it will launch its new smartphone, the iPhone 13, in South Korea next month as the United States tech giant aims to solidify its leadership in the premium segment. Apple on Tuesday (local time) unveiled...

BTS wins group of the year, best K-pop at MTV Video Music Awards

SEOUL: K-pop sensation BTS has won Group of the Year and Best K-pop at the MTV Video Music Awards, with the winners still to be announced for three other categories the septet has been nominated for. BTS was nominated for...

Fingerless S. Korean becomes world’s 1st disabled person to climb all 14 Himalayan peaks

SEOUL: A fingerless South Korean mountaineer has climbed all of the world's 14 highest mountains in the Himalayas, a local alpine club said Monday, becoming the world's first person with a disability to accomplish such a feat, Yonhap news...

‘Cruella’ becomes fifth movie to top 1 mln admissions in S. Korea this year

SEOUL: Disney's live action film "Cruella" has become the fifth movie to attract over 1 million viewers in South Korea this year, box office data showed Wednesday. The crime comedy flick, released on May 26, drew more than 24,000 people...

Janssen Covid-19 vaccine eligible for approval

SEOUL: A South Korean panel of experts said Monday that vaccines for the novel coronavirus by Johnson & Johnson's Janssen showed 66.9 per cent efficacy, paving the way for the authorisation of the country's third Covid-19 vaccine, reported Yonhap. The...

Galaxy S21 smartphone sales top one mln units in South Korea

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that domestic sales of its new flagship smartphone series, the Galaxy S21, surpassed one million units last week, reported Yonhap. The South Korean tech giant said the S21, which was released here on Jan...

Follow Estonia, South Korea in digitalisation

KUCHING: Sarawak can be a powerhouse in the region by leveraging on its resources as well as following in the footsteps of Estonia and South Korea in digitalisation and innovation. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said with...

Jin Air to begin operating converted plane to carry cargo

SEOUL: South Korea’s low-cost carrier, Jin Air Co. said Monday it will begin operating a passenger plane converted to carry cargo to offset a sharp decline in air travel demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, Yonhap News Agency reported. Jin Air...

South Korea’s history-making K-pop septet — BTS

SEOUL: Trailblazing South Korean boy band BTS have shot to the top of the US charts with their first all-English song, and the socially conscious septet's latest triumph could herald a historic cultural shift. The group, who in seven years...

‘Aggressive’ handling of global supply chain crisis needed

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in called Monday for an "aggressive" approach to surmount the global supply chain crisis, saying it poses a more serious threat to South Korea than Japan's yearlong retaliatory export control, Yonhap news agency reported. He urged the...
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Revive use of Jawi

KUALA SELANGOR: “Jawi is a writing system practised by most people in the country before, Malaysians should know, but,...
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