23 July 2021

“Let the Games begin!”

After an unprecedented year of delay due to the pandemic, the XXXII Olympiad commences today in Tokyo, Japan. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2020 东京奥运) will be held largely behind closed doors with no public spectators permitted out of precautionary measures.

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17 July 2021

7th Anniversary of MH17

It has been 7 years since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine as it was enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.  After years of investigations by an international team, four men have been trial since March 2020 in the Netherlands, for their alleged part in downing MH17 and killing all 298 lives on board.

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17 March 2021

A year since 1st Covid-19 death in Malaysia

On 17 March 2020, Malaysia grimly recorded its 1st Covid-19 fatality in Kuching, just a day after a nationwide lockdown was announced.  Today, the death toll in Malaysia is over 1,200 while globally, that figure is almost 2.7 million.  In this period of economic hardship and social upheaval, many of us  endured uncertainty, worry and anxiety in dealing with new challenges which arise almost every day.

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11 March 2021

10 Years On – We Remember the Tohoku Tragedy

As the world grapples with a global pandemic, let us also not forget the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Eastern Japan 10 years ago today, on 11 March 2011. Let us take a moment to spare thoughts of compassion for the victims of this enormous calamity and pray for those who perished. To the people of Japan, our thoughts are with you.

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3 February 2021

Final salute to Captain Sir Tom Moore

On 16 April 2020, Captain Sir Tom Moore completed his 100th lap around his garden in Bedfordshire; he had intended to raise £1,000 before his 100th birthday to support the National Health Service in the United Kingdom when the Covid-19 pandemic first ravaged the nation.  Little did he know that his honourable goal would soon win the nation’s heart and raise more than £30 million by the time he celebrated his 100th birthday on 30 April.

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10 January 2021

Sriwijaya Air SJ182 missing

Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182, which was enroute from Jakarta to Pontianak, is reported to have gone missing yesterday (9 January) afternoon.  The passenger plane carrying 62 passengers and crew is suspected to have crashed into the Java sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 2.36pm.  

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17 July 2020

6th Anniversary of MH17 tragedy

Today marks the 6th anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.  Three hours after taking off from Schipol Airport, the Boeing 777 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine and all 298 lives on board were lost.

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22 May 2020

Tragic air-crash in Pakistan

A tragic air-crash took place earlier this afternoon in the suburbs of Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan.  An Airbus-320 belonging to Pakistan International Airlines was flying from Lahore to Karachi when it crashed while attempting to land.  The carrier reported that flight PK8303 was carrying 91 passengers and 8 crew members.  Miraculously, two of the passengers survived, but at least 97 other people have been confirmed killed.

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21 May 2020

Prayers for victims of Cyclone Amphan

On Wednesday 20 May, the coastal districts of West Bengal and Bangladesh suffered the wrath of ‘Cyclone Amphan’ which left a trail of destruction with thousands of people homeless.  The death toll, which currently stands at 84, has been rising as search and rescue missions continue to be carried out amidst the devastation.  Powerful winds and torrential rains which hit the Bay of Bengal had caused extensive damage to electricity supply, infrastructure and homes.

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8 March 2020

6th Anniversary of MH370

Today marks the 6th year of MH 370’s disappearance, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.  Family and friends of those lost are still in anguish over not knowing the actual fate of their loved ones.

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