KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/Malaysia/ANN) - Sarawak is a place where religious harmony exists. Prayers are aired in the morning in Chinese primary school beside a church while a mosque is only 200 metre away from the school. Muslims have no problem attending their colleague’s church wedding and Christians turn up at temple to offer prayers for parents who are Buddhists. All religions lead one to perform good deeds and do not incite hatred.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) But according to BJP circles, the government is dead serious about the NPR exercise.

YANGON (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - There is a trade deficit of over 1,200 million US dollars more than 20 days left before the end of this fiscal year though the trade deficit is expected to hit 500 million US dollars, according to the figures from the Commerce Ministry.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - It’s true that in the past few years, with the absolute corporatisation of the media and the advent of the media-savvy politician, ‘non-pliant’ editors and media professionals have been replaced by pliant ones.

ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Imran Khan will head to New York next week to argue the case of India-held Kashmir before world leaders at the annual UN General Assembly. It will be his first interaction with the most powerful international forum that will provide him an opportunity to highlight the plight of a subjugated people.

HCM CITY (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnam has missed out on US$23.6 billion in exports to halal markets, according to experts who spoke at a seminar on standards needed for Halal certification on Monday.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Crucially, the military has been accused of war crimes.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Ergo, the plight of minorities to the west of the Radcliffe Line was beyond the scope of her presentation.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The government intends to strengthen systems to give the Prime Minister’s Office more power over guiding economic security policy, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - The ex-chief of YG Entertainment, the label that represents the K-pop band iKON, will soon be summoned after the band’s leader admitted to some of the drug allegations against him, police said Wednesday.