KUALA LUMPUR: It was the largest migration of foreign fighters seen in history. Today, with the defeat of the Islamic State group, some experts believe that one of the biggest threats the world is facing is the return of the fighters. Of the 41,000 people believed to have travelled to join the self-declared caliphate, an estimated 1000 people were from southeast Asia, some of whom have already returned to plot attacks in their home countries. “If you see the fall of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) and say that we’re going to enter a peacetime period, (you’d be) wrong,” warned Ahmad El-Muhammady, a counter-terrorism analyst at the International Islamic University, Malaysia. People often make the mistake of thinking that once a terrorist organisation has been crushed, “it’s dead”. But its members would spread globally and could remain “hidden from the government radar”. “We’re going to see another rise,” he … [Read more...] about Islamic State fighters heading home: Is southeast Asia ready?
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All of Britain’s leading accounting firms have failed to hit quality targets set by their regulator for auditing company books, and they have done so for the second year in a row, with Grant Thornton and PwC singled out to join KPMG under tougher supervision.The damning review, from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), will pile pressure on the UK government to implement a proposed sector shake-up prompted by corporate failures at builder Carillion, retailer BHS, and an accounting scandal at cafe chain Patisserie Valerie.The FRC said EY, KPMG, Deloitte, and PwC, known as the ‘Big Four,’ and BDO, Grant Thornton, and Mazars, from the next tier down, all failed to hit a target that 90% of audits reviewed by the regulator be good or require only limited improvements. Only 75% of the sample of audits, from among Britain’s 350 top-listed companies, for the year ending December 2017, met the 90% target overall, as accountants failed to challenge information clients … [Read more...] about All of UK top accountants fail an audit quality test
Malaysia is a Muslim majority country in Southeast Asia, with a population of over 30 million consisting of Malays (67.4 percent), Chinese (24.6 percent), Indian (7.3 percent) and other races (0.7 percent). Muslims make up slightly over 60 percent of the total population, followed by adherents of Buddhism (19.8 percent), Christianity (9.2 percent), and Hinduism (6.3 percent). In addition, indigenous religions such as Animism are practiced as well. It can be said that all religions and ethnicities coexist together harmoniously in Malaysia. The arrival of Islam in Malaysia can be traced back to the 13th century via Arab and Indian Muslim traders and its spread across the country took place between the 15th and 16th centuries. Since then, Islam has been at the center of daily life in every Muslim household. Peace, harmony, unity and tolerance are vital components in the hearts of Malaysian Muslims as well practitioners of other religions in Malaysia. Therefore, it is easy to see Islamic, … [Read more...] about A passage to Southeast Asia through Malaysia
Ljubljana, 19 May - The Association of Slovenians in Hungary got a new president on Sunday after Jože Hirnök had been leading the organisation since 1990. The new head is Andrea Kovač. The rest of this news item is available to subscribers.Buy the news item. Price: 2 tokens; on account: 0 tokens. … [Read more...] about Association of Slovenians in Hungary gets new head
Listening with serene intensity is the sociology researcher documenting the case and hoping to compose the sorry experience in book form, either "narrative non-fiction" or "true crime". There is blood on her subject's hands but there are many reasons why death can occur by such hands in a world like this, none of them simple and none of them clean. The blunt realities of life for the underprivileged in Southeast Asia are never far from earshot in this fourth novel from the two-time Booker nominee Tash Aw. A confessional first-person voice is used by the Kuala Lumpur writer to drive this reckoning, whipping up a brand of face-to-face immediacy that has served slews of other morality tales very well, from Frankenstein to The Outsider to The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Our narrator relates the sorry pattern of thankless labour that he had been mired in after having to join the workforce at a young age. All around him, there is a beleaguered continent of desperate migrant workers, natural … [Read more...] about We, the Survivors: Injustice, inequality and immigration in Southeast Asia