Aussie parliament censures ex-PM Morrison over secret ministries

In this file photo dated Feb 23, 2022, then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference in Sydney. (STEVEN SAPHORE / AFP) SYDNEY – Australia's parliament on Wednesday voted to censure former Liberal prime minister Scott Morrison after an inquiry found his secret appointment to multiple ministries during the COVID-19 pandemic undermined […]

Kitchen Culture Says 5 Directors Will Remain on its Board as Purported EGM Held Last Friday Is Invalid; Asks Requisitioners to Put Matters Before Singapore Court

SINGAPORE, Nov 28, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Kitchen Culture Holdings Ltd. (“Kitchen Culture” or the “Company”) said today that 5 directors that requisitioners sought to replace through a purported Extraordinary General Meeting last Friday (“Purported EGM”) will remain. Instead, the Company deems the meeting and resolutions purportedly passed to be invalid, and […]

Australian inquiry finds ex-PM’s secret ministries corroded trust

Australia's former prime minister Scott Morrison speaks to media during a press conference in Sydney on August 17, 2022. (STEVEN SAPHORE / AFP) SYDNEY – Australia will introduce rules to increase transparency in ministerial appointments after an inquiry into secret ministerial appointments by then prime minister Scott Morrison found they corroded public trust in government. […]

Indonesia struggles to get aid to quake survivors, rescue continues

Locals are sheltered in a makeshift tent after Monday's earthquake hit Cianjur, West Java province, Indonesia, Nov 24, 2022. (AJENG DINAR ULFIANA /REUTERS) CIANJUR, Indonesia – Indonesian authorities struggled on Thursday to get aid to thousands of evacuees displaced by a deadly earthquake in western Java, as rain-triggered landslides and difficult mountainous terrain hampered the […]

Australia to develop plan to safeguard Aboriginal heritage

Australian Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek attends the opening session of the G20 Environment and Climate Ministerial Meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Aug 31, 2022. (MADE NAGI / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MELBOURNE – Australia will set up a national legal framework to strengthen protection for Aboriginal cultural heritage, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek […]

Australia to develop national plan to safeguard Aboriginal heritage

Australian Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek attends the opening session of the G20 Environment and Climate Ministerial Meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Aug 31, 2022. (MADE NAGI / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) MELBOURNE – Australia will set up a national legal framework to strengthen protection for Aboriginal cultural heritage, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek […]

Many school children among 268 dead in Indonesian quake

Indonesia rescue members evacuate people from the site of a landslide caused by the earthquake in Cugenang, Cianjur, West Java province, Indonesia, November 22, 2022. (AJENG DINAR ULFIANA / REUTERS) CIANJUR — An earthquake that struck Indonesia's West Java killed at least 268 people, many of them children, with 151 still missing, disaster relief officials said […]

Kazakh President Tokayev wins re-election with 81.3% of vote

In this handout photo released by Kazakhstan's President Press Office, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev casts his ballot at a polling station in Astasna, Kazakhstan on Nov 20, 2022. (KAZAKHSTAN'S PRESIDENT PRESS OFFICE VIA AP) ASTANA – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev secured a second term in Sunday's snap election, winning 81.31 percent of the vote, the […]

Exit polls: Kazakh leader headed for huge election victory

In this handout photo released by Kazakhstan's President Press Office, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev casts his ballot at a polling station in Astasna, Kazakhstan on Nov 20, 2022. (KAZAKHSTAN'S PRESIDENT PRESS OFFICE VIA AP) ALMATY – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was headed for a landslide victory in a snap election on Sunday, according to exit […]