News to go further News MalaysiaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Kuala Lumpur maintains ban on Epoch Times imports March 17, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Reporters Without Borders wrote to Malaysia’s internal security ministry today saying its decision to maintain an import ban on all copies of the Epoch Times newspaper on diplomatic grounds was a serious press freedom violation.The internal security ministry said on 7 July it would continue to block all copies of the Epoch Times at the Kuala Lumpur customs because the seized issues contained articles openly denigrating the Chinese government and it was necessary to safeguard relations between Malaysia and China.__________________________________________________________01.07.2005Government bans import of Epoch TimesReporters Without Borders today accused the Malaysian government of censoring the imported Chinese-language daily Epoch Times by blocking the release of all issues from customs at Kuala Lumpur airport since 2 June.”By denying access to this newspaper, which is known for criticising the People’s Republic of China, especially on human rights issues, the Malaysian authorities are depriving the public of its right to independent information,” the press freedom organisation said.”We condemn the government’s silence about what it is doing and we demand an end to this unjustified act of censorship,” the organisation added.Produced in Surabaya (Indonesia), the Epoch Times South East Asian edition has been imported into Malaysia and distributed free of charge there since February 2004 by DZY Marketing. The newspaper’s management says it has incurred the wrath of internal security ministry officials ever since it published a special issue containing a series of critical editorials about China’s ruling Communist Party entitled the “Nine Commentaries.”Malaysia’s 1984 Printing Presses and Publications Act (which was amended in 1987) allows the internal security ministry to ban the import of newspapers, especially those “prejudicial to relations with a foreign country or government.” The ministry has refused to make any comment. Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again News News New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Receive email alerts MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments February 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Malaysia January 29, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information
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NewsLocal NewsPeriod of stability key to region’s recoveryBy admin – November 25, 2010 487 Twitter Linkedin LIMERICK people are afraid to part with their money ahead of Budget 2011 as they don’t know how much will be left in their pockets, but with a general election on the horizon, hopes have been expressed by the local business community that such an eventuality could spark increased growth and stability in the region. Maria Kelly, CEO Limerick Chamber, insists it is “most important that the Government gets its budget and four-year plan through to meet the conditions of the IMF and the EU”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Her comments came after Taoiseach, Brian Cowen declared on Monday he will call a general election early in the new year, “as soon as the budget process has been seen through”. Noting that the within the next two years, a declining Limerick city centre and indeed, the economic picture as a whole, could see a return to growth, Ms Kelly told the Limerick Post that the reaction to the IMF has been somewhat peculiar.“We have been in free-fall for some time and we have never hit the bottom, but maybe now we have hit the bottom, and I hope that the political parties recognise the importance of seeing this process through and then let the people have their say in the new year”.However, Ms Kelly, adopting a positive stance, revealed she had spoken to many business owners who had acknowledged a substantial increase in their turnover, and she expressed confidence that 2011 could see a return for the majority of those that suffered at the front-line of the economy.This sentiment is echoed by Graham Byrnes, regional director at CPL, who says that he would welcome the announcement of the general election as he feels that Limerick is in need of representation at the Cabinet table. “We need stability here, and potential investors crave certainty if multinationals are to set up in the region, while allowing exporters to avail of opportunity.“Companies are hiring and we have seen an increase in demand to fill jobs, but this needs to grow once the size of this financial bail out is identified. Ireland and indeed, Limerick, has seen an increase in competitiveness as salaries and costs have fallen.“Now is the time for direct foreign investment to pick up an educated workforce. It is two years now since the Dell closure and with the support of grants and training stimulus packages, Limerick is getting back on its feet”.Commentators and the business community are embracing the announcement of a general election on the whole, citing a period of stability as the key to recovery. Facebook Advertisement Print WhatsApp Email Previous articleCar reg gives sneak offender awayNext articleCouncil denounces ‘scurrilous’ local newspaper report admin
This year’s annual British Sandwich Industry Awards are taking place on 15 May at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The Sammies feature 12 different awards, including four sub-categories for British Sandwich Designer of the Year. Other awards include Bakery Sandwich Shop, Independent Sandwich Bar and New Sandwich of the Year. Around £5 billion is spent on approximately 2.7 billion commercially-made sandwiches a year, in an industry that employs over 300,000 people in the UK. The awards seek to recognise those who have excelled in their field, rewarding the independent retailer as well as large scale operations.
JAMAICA’s Briana Williams has ended her successful career as a junior and will now focus on making the transition to the senior ranks.Williams, 17, confirmed her decision on her Facebook page on Sunday after winning a silver medal in the 4x100m relay at the Pan Am U20 Championships in Costa Rica. She won a gold medal in the 100m on Friday night, despite being hampered by a sore ankle.“Tonight I ran my last race as a junior for Jamaica,” said Williams who won the sprint double at the 2018 U20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland.“It’s time for me to step aside and allow the next generation of Jamaican girls to represent the black, green and gold at the junior level as I transition exclusively to the seniors. I’m grateful to all of you who have made me feel so welcome as a Jamaican ambassador and athlete.”Coached by Ato Boldon, himself a world junior champion, Williams has enjoyed an outstanding career as a junior athlete.In March 2018, she ran 11.13s in Jacksonville, a world record for 15-year-olds. Between 2018 and 2019, she won six gold medals at the Carifta Games winning the coveted Austin Sealy Award in each year.So far in 2019, she won the NACAC U18 title and the Pan Am U20 title.Williams also set a Jamaican U18 and U20 record of 10.94 when she finished third at the Jamaican national championships on June 21. The time was also a World U18 record.(Sportsmax)