Treat for Taiwan food fans

first_img(From left) Isetan of Japan Sdn Bhd sale and merchandising director/general manager Yeow Kah Chong, Commerce Development Research Institute vice-president Chang Hwang-Jen, Hung, Isetan of Japan Sdn Bhd managing director Koji Oyama and Council of Agriculture International Affairs Department senior specialist and international marketing section chief Tracy SH Tarng at the Tasty Taiwan Food Fair. Metro News 24 Jun 2019 Taiwanese firm opens RM1bil plant Tags / Keywords: Metro News 10 Jul 2019 Window into the best of Taiwan technology Metro News 11 Jul 2019 Taiwan making a big splash in halal market Taiwan has recognised the value of agricultural and business ties with Muslim-majority markets as a key aspect of its New Southbound Policy (a trade focus under its national development strategy). Related News Related News AUTHENTIC speciality Taiwanese food and produce landed in Kuala Lumpur, much to the delight of Taiwanese cuisine lovers and gastro-fans, when the fifth edition of the annual Tasty Taiwan Food Fair took up space at Isetan KLCC.Organised in conjunction with the Taiwanese government’s efforts to reach out to trade reps in emerging markets, the Tasty Taiwan food expo in Malaysia gave shoppers the chance to sample a tempting spread of Taiwanese dishes, including street food prepared using high-quality local ingredients and those sourced from Taiwan.Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia representative, Anne Hung, said the city-state was making great strides in agricultural technology and is thus improving its variety and volume of quality produce.Understanding that food is a universal language that connects people across borders and cultures, the organisers of Tasty Taiwan food fair introduced more than 300 food varieties at the event, including premium teas, noodles, confectionery and fresh produce.Visitors to the gastro-event were treated to not only a range of activities such as beverage tastings but also to gifts with purchases. Foodies were treated to samplings of traditional steamed dumplings, authentic oyster rice noodles and salted fried chicken. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Central Regionlast_img read more

Affair allegations are slander

first_img {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related News It’s not true: Juwairiya has called allegations of her having a ‘relationship’ with Amirudin as slanderous. Nation 09 Jul 2019 Bersih calls on Dr M to withdraw ‘obsolete’ 2017 delimitation proposal for Sabah MB Selangor , Slander Nation 27 Apr 2019 Pakatan mustn’t be over-confident in Sandakan polls, says Sabah CM Related News Tags / Keywords: SHAH ALAM: Bukit Melawati assemblyman Juwairiya Zulkifli has called allegations of her having a “relationship” with Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari as slanderous.She denied being at the location and on the date mentioned in the allegations that were made public in a website article that has since been taken down, Bernama reported.The article referred to CCTV footage from a hotel in Sandakan, Sabah, taken on May 11.Juwairiya said she has lodged reports with the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, adding that the allegations were damaging to her image and credibility as an elected representative as well as to the Selangor government. Nation 10 Jul 2019 Selangor MB denies he is having an extra-marital affair “I have discussed with my lawyers to initiate legal action. On my side, we will be monitoring the case very closely to decide on the next step,” she said in a statement yesterday.On Wednesday, Amirudin was reported to have denied the allegations and also questioned why he was being made a target. He told the press that he was in Kuala Lumpur during the time that he was allegedly in Sabah with Juwairiya.In Klang, WANI MUTHIAH reported that the allegations against Amirudin have raised the ire of PKR leaders.Amirudin’s political secretary Borhan Aman Shah said such an underhanded culture to topple leaders must be stopped and not be allowed to become the political trend.To a question as to why PKR leaders were targeted, Borhan said it is probably because the party has many leaders holding important positions in the Federal Government as well as state governments.PKR vice-president Tian Chua said the public can play an important role in ending such dirty practices.“The people should reject such political slander and dirty political tactics.“It is time for us to focus on other more important things such as economic growth and development,’’ he said.Selayang MP William Leong said one of the main reasons PKR was always the target of gutter politics was its promulgation of multi-racialism.“Although PKR is a Malay-majority party, its stand is very different from that of other conventional Malay-dominant parties, and because of this the party is regarded as being deviant by certain quarters,’’ he said.Sungai Kandis assemblyman Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni also opined that efforts must be made to eradicate dirty politics.last_img read more

Congress leadership crisis CWC likely to meet to decide on interim President

first_imgCongress leadership crisis: CWC likely to meet to decide on interim PresidentThe Congress is facing its worst leadership crisis in recent times after Rahul Gandhi quit as President following the party’s debacle in the general elections.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 14:20 IST The Congress is facing its worst leadership crisis in recent times after Rahul Gandhi quit as President.(Image: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSCWC is likely to meet next week to decide on an interim PresidentMany old guards of the Congress have urged Sonia Gandhi to take charge of the post temporarilyThe party source said that Wasnik appeared to fit the billThe leadership crisis in the Congress could end in the coming days with the Congress Working Committee (CWC) likely to meet next week to decide on an interim President, party sources said on Friday.A senior party source told IANS that a date will be decided in the coming days on when the CWC, the party’s top decision making body, was likely to meet.The Congress is facing its worst leadership crisis in recent times after Rahul Gandhi quit as President following the party’s debacle in the general elections.Amid the lingering leadership vacuum, many old guards of the Congress have urged UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to take charge of the post temporarily. But she has reportedly turned down the requests citing her poor health.Names of several senior leaders for the post of working President are doing the rounds. These include Mukul Wasnik, Mallikarjun Kharge, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sushil Kumar Shinde.Scindia has, however, said he was not in the race for the top post.The party source said that Wasnik appeared to fit the bill as he was only 59 years old and a Dalit at that.Also read | Congress asks Karnataka rebel MLAs to vote for coalition, threatens anti-defection lawAlso read | Gehlot no longer has a Pilot? Infighting intensifies within Rajasthan CongressAlso watch | Leaderless Congress headed towards self-destruction?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnumika Bahukhandi Tags :Follow CWCFollow congressFollow Rahul GandhiFollow Congress interim Presidentlast_img read more

Europe on his mind 100yearold uncle gets passport renewed in Kolkata

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 10:43 IST Diogo Fernandez was anxious after his passport expired in December last year. (Photo: Facebook/Aldona Matters)HIGHLIGHTSFernandez, 100, visited the Kolkata office on Friday for passport renewalOfficials say passport will reach Fernandez’s home in seven daysIt is Fernandez’s resilience and spirit that impressed us: officialAge ain’t nothing but a number’ perfectly fits the story of 100-year-old Diogo Piedade Jose Simplicio Fernandez of Goa who recently got his passport renewed to take a trip to Europe at least once.Bitten by the travel bug, Fernandez visited the Kolkata regional passport office on Friday for the first renewal, around three months after he celebrated a century of life on March 2, The Times Of India reported.Originally a resident of Goa, Fernandez who moved to Kolkata for work in his early 20s, was accompanied by his wife Mary (89) and daughter Beverly, the daily said.As the 100-year-old arrived at the scheduled appointment time, the otherwise mechanical’ office came to life with employees rushing to Fernandez with a wheelchair.On why Fernandez decided to renew his passport, Beverly said her father was anxious after the passport expired in December and had been insisting for a renewal.”But I was worried that he might not be able to wait in queue for an hour or so and wrote to the RPO chief. I am relieved with the ease with which things happened, Beverly was quoted as saying by ToI.RPO chief Bibhuti Bhushan Kumar told the daily the “grand old man’s resilience and spirit” was impressive. “It is great that he has kept his dream of travelling abroad alive at this age. I offered to help and make things easy the moment I came across the mail. I was really impressed,” Bhushan Kumar said.Kumar added that Fernandez told him that he had travelled abroad just once — to visit his son in Bahrain. And so when he expressed his wish to visit Europe at least once, Kumar explained to him that he could travel anywhere except Israel, the daily reported.Meanwhile, officials said the passport should reach Fernandez’s Macleod Street home by next week and added that the police verification will be done later.Before he left, Fernandez shared the secret of his happy, long life with the officials. A peg of good liquor after dinner and long walks,” he told them.READ | 5 off-beat career options to break the monotony of 9 to 5 jobsWATCH | How does social media influence travel trends?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySumeda Tags :Follow Kolkata Europe on his mind, 100-year-old uncle gets passport renewed in KolkataDiogo Piedade Fernandez, 100, renewed his passport to take a trip to Europe at least once.advertisement Nextlast_img read more