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    Power Rangers’ screening in Malaysia uncertain over gay character

    Malaysia’s Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Aziz on Tuesday (Mar 21) slammed the local censorship board after rumours swirled that the Power Rangers movie would be the latest reboot to face the chopping board. “I am really depressed with what’s happening with our censorship board,” the minister told reporters in response to the news, appealing to the authority to reconsider. “We never appointed the censorship board to be our moral guardian.”   This comes after the Malaysian Censorship Board wanted a “gay moment” in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast to be chopped. Disney postponed the movie...
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    Alibaba to set up regional hub in Malaysia, say sources

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region, two sources aware of the discussions said. The hub would be located within KLIA Aeropolis, a 10,000ha development led by airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings that is expected to generate more than RM7 billion (S$2.2 billion) worth of domestic and foreign investments. Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma and Prime Minister Najib Razak are expected to announce the plans at an event in Kuala Lumpur this week, the sources said. The hub will be...
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    Thailand has become the first Asian country to completely eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV

    MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION While the virus existed earlier, the first case of HIV to be officially diagnosed in Thailand was in 1984. Since the first diagnosis in Thailand, the disease quickly spread, became epidemic throughout the country, and by the mid-90s, the rate of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) had reached 20 to 40 percent. A decade later, the country has managed to pull down these alarming numbers to 1.9 percent. Thailand has even lowered the annual number of women infected with HIV by 87 percent (from 2000 to 2014 ), and by 2016, Thailand became the first Asian country to eliminate MTCT...
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