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May 29, 2018 9:20 AM Chief Monk pledges body for studies in conjunction with Wesak Day

GEORGE TOWN: In conjunction with Wesak Day, Chief Monk of the Mahindarama Buddhist Temple here announced this morning that he will donate his body to University of Malaya for medical and scientific studies after his death. Ven E Indaratana Maha Thera said that his final wish was to contribute himself to the world so as to serve the sick, the old and the unfortunate 5

April 29, 2018 6:27 AM Thais rally against officials building homes on sacred mountain

BANGKOK: Around 1,000 people rallied in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on Sunday to protest the construction of homes for officials on forested land flanking a revered mountain, in one of the largest shows of dissent under junta rule. Public frustration has been mounting over the project since aerial images of several dozen officials' homes — carved 23

February 21, 2018 5:25 AM Malaysian spends below RM700 backpacking to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Chinese tourists visit Wat Phra Kaeo (Emerald Buddha Temple) in Bangkok March 27, 2015. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 -- Who says that the Ringgit is holding Malaysians back from travelling and having a good time ? A netizen shared her seven-days backpacking adventure across Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam by just spending RM685.15. Hajar Sekeri’s 33

February 5, 2018 9:40 AM Thailand expects 300,000 tourists from China during Lunar New Year

Chinese tourists visit Wat Phra Kaeo (Emerald Buddha Temple) in Bangkok March 27, 2015. — Reuters picBANGKOK, Feb 5 — Thailand’s tourism body expects 300,000 visitors from China during the Lunar New Year holidays, a nearly 18 per cent rise from a year ago. During the same holidays in 2017, the number of visitors from China was hit by a Thai government 42

January 4, 2018 12:50 AM These are the world’s safest airlines 2018

Qantas Airways — Picture courtesy of QantasLONDON, Jan 4 — Attention nervous flyers: A new report has identified the world's safest airlines for 2018, with Qantas Airways getting a special mention. In the newest edition of Airlineratings.com's annual safest airlines list, analysts identified the top 20 airlines with the best safety records, taking into consideration 29

December 26, 2017 6:01 AM Trader, executive fined RM7,500 for stealing Sleeping Buddha statue

GEORGE TOWN: A businessman and a company's executive were fined RM7,500 in default of 12 months' jail term by the magistrate's court here today for stealing a 91-year-old Buddha statue at a temple. Lim Su-Quinn, 29, and Lim Keng Liang, 37, pleaded guilty to stealing the "Sleeping Buddha" statue at the main prayer hall of Penang Buddhist Association (PBA) 64

September 24, 2017 3:30 PM Chinese vase sells for 10,000 times estimated price in Geneva

GENEVA: A Chinese vase valued between 500 and 800 Swiss francs (US$516 to US$825) has sold for a record five million Swiss francs, a Geneva auction house said. According to the catalogue, the vase, which is 60cm (23 inches) tall and depicts three blue dragons on a yellow background, is from the 20th century but it bears an unverified mark from the 18th century 10

September 22, 2017 4:09 AM Thailand’s Grand Palace to temporarily close to visitors for a month from Sept 30

The closure is to enable preparations for the royal cremation ceremony for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. — AFP picBANGKOK, Sept 22 — Thailand’s Grand Palace will be temporarily closed to visitors throughout next month to give way for preparations for a royal cremation ceremony for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. According 16

September 9, 2017 3:20 AM Salleh: Ban on Steam gaming website to be lifted

Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak tweets that game provider has agreed to prevent Malaysians from downloading Fights of Gods game. PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya has reversed its decision to block the website of a popular gaming provider, Steam, over its failure to prevent Malaysians from downloading a controversial game. This was revealed 74

September 9, 2017 1:05 AM MCMC blocks Steam over 'Fight of Gods'

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has directed local internet service providers to block access to the popular digital distribution Steam store following the discovery of a fighting game involving various religious figures. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak said the action was taken 23