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20 January 2023

MALAYSIA

Child Protection
Yeoh says all ministries will work with women, family ministry on child protection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc24QwxuGs8

Education
Student aid ‘stolen from headmaster’s car’ to be reimbursed
https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/01/19/student-aid-stolen-from-headmasters-car-to-be-reimbursed/

Censorship
Malaysia’s censorship board says no control over online teaser after steamy scenes in horror film cops flak
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/malaysia-pulau-horror-film-trailer-sexual-scenes-censorship-3217341

Aviation
Malaysia Airlines survey to review its kebaya uniform for cabin crew members stirs debate
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/malaysia-airlines-survey-review-kebaya-uniform-cabin-crew-debate-3217411

Courts
Federal Court dismisses Najib's bid to recuse judge in SRC review application
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GX1_VJ2xaw

Muhyiddin files defence statement in suit by PM Anwar over claim of RM15m salary
https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2023/01/19/muhyiddin-files-defence-statement-in-suit-by-pm-anwar-over-claim-of-rm15m-salary/51073

Religion
Islamic religious councils withdraw intervener applications in ‘Allah’ case
https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/01/19/islamic-religious-councils-withdraw-intervener-applications-in-allah-case/

ASIA

Entertainment
In China, fans rejoice as Marvel films return after apparent ban
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-64300182

Labour
As South Korean government proposes flexible overtime rules, some fear workers may suffer
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/south-korean-government-proposes-flexible-overtime-rules-some-fear-workers-may-suffer-3216581

Transport
Bangkok's new passenger train terminal starts operations
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/bangkok-new-passenger-train-start-operations-thailand-3217956
 

AUSTRALIA

International Trade
Australia, EU locked in 'feta' trade fight
https://www.mandurahmail.com.au/story/8055045/australia-eu-locked-in-feta-trade-fight/?src=rss

Consumption
Australia unlikely to follow Canada in slashing alcohol consumption guidelines
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jan/20/australia-unlikely-to-follow-canada-in-slashing-alcohol-consumption-guidelines

Politics
Australia will miss Jacinda Ardern
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/19/like-a-sister-australia-will-miss-jacinda-ardern-but-trans-tasman-ties-likely-to-stay-strong

EUROPE

Sports
Belarus athletics coach charged with harassing sprinter by Athletics Integrity Unit
https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/64337068

Diplomacy
Will the UK warm to Finland's naked sauna diplomacy?
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-64323522

Protests
Greta Thunberg detained at German coal protest
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-64309628

SINGAPORE

Courts
Man awarded S$20,000 in damages for being wrongly imprisoned on basis of mental illness
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/man-awarded-s20000-damages-being-wrongly-imprisoned-basis-mental-illness-3217166

Wages
1,900 Singapore companies accredited for uplifting lower-wage workers
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/progressive-wage-mark-model-lower-wage-workers-contracts-3218746

Health
NEA warns of another dengue outbreak in 2023 as cases remain high in January
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/dengue-cases-nea-warns-outbreak-2023-large-clusters-aedes-mosquito-3216781

UK

Strike Action
Rail workers given fresh pay offer in dispute
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-64336828

Crime
Retired Met police officers charged with child sex offences
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-64336530

Energy
British Gas will stop remote switches to prepayment meter
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-64331449

US

Legal
Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter over 'Rust' shooting
https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/baldwin-charged-rust-shooting-others-indicted-2023-01-19/

Electricity
New York state to forgive $672 million of overdue gas, electric bills
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/new-york-state-forgive-672-million-overdue-gas-electric-bills-2023-01-19/

Environment
Environmental groups sue U.S. to stop deepwater oil-export facility
https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/environmental-groups-sue-us-stop-deepwater-oil-export-facility-2023-01-19/