Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The first sitting of the Parliament of Malaysia expected to open on March 9 will be postponed till May 18, according to local media. Speaker Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said he had received a letter from Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on March 3 informing him of the postponement and the new date. Earlier, the Malaysian parliament announced the session would be held from March 9 to April 16, with King Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah expected to deliver a speech at the opening ceremony./. … [Read more...] about Malaysia delays first parliament sitting in 2020
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Caption I: New World Development CEO Adrian Cheng (right) listened to Dr. Tom Kong, CEO of Master Dynamic about the characteristics of NanoDiamonds technology. The company's goal is to transfer the antibacterial coating technology applied to jewellery to the non-woven material of surgical masks, thereby blocking and inhibiting bacteria and viruses. Caption II: New World Development CEO Adrian Cheng (right) met with leading nanotechnology company Master Dynamic to learn how to apply the patented NanoDiamonds technology to the production of low-cost, antibacterial masks. Picture shows Dr. Tom Kong, CEO of Master Dynamic showing Adrian Cheng a sample of NanoDiamonds. With global shortages of surgical masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, there is an urgent need to produce high-quality yet affordable masks locally to meet rising demands from society, especially from low-income families. This initiative is underpinned by the Group's Creating Shared Value (CSV) principles and aims to … [Read more...] about New World’s Adrian Cheng Announces New Initiatives to Combat Coronavirus
Coles and German-owned discounter Aldi Inc did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Wednesday. U.S.-listed Kimberly-Clark Corp, which makes toilet paper for the Australian market via local subsidiaries, was not immediately available for comment. … [Read more...] about Australian stores ration toilet paper amid coronavirus panic buying
He said the piece, called Three Hundred and Twenty, was also meant as a tribute to Nicolas de Grigny, on whose work it is based. A contemporary of Bach, his genius was not recognised during his short lifetime, and he never got his music played in front of French royalty at the Louvre. — AFP … [Read more...] about Vuitton hits high note with all-singing Paris fashion show
Prof Garg compares the rush to what occurred in many Asian nations. She notes that in China for example, there was a greater motivation to stock up on white ply because "there's a thinking that toilet paper can be substituted for tissues and napkins and to make makeshift masks". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus panic: Why are people stockpiling toilet paper?