Directive on maids 'merely a guideline'
PETALING JAYA • Immigration Department director- general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali has clarified that the directive that "bars" Muslims from hiring non-Muslim maids is just a general guideline.
Mr Mustafar, who took over as the new chief on Aug 1, said a former director-general had signed a general circular stating that Muslim families should ideally hire Muslim maids.
THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
Taiwan varsity fined for HIV discrimination
TAIPEI • Taiwan's Centres of Disease Control fined the National Defence University NT$1 million ($43,000) on Monday for suspending an HIV-positive student, who accused the school of discriminating against him based on his health status.
The student was suspended six months before his graduation after testing HIV-positive in a regular health check in 2012.
THE CHINA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
Bear kills safari park worker in Japan
TOKYO • A safari park employee in Japan died yesterday after being attacked by a bear that somehow climbed into her car, local officials and police said.
An Asian black bear was seen climbing into a small vehicle at the Gunma Safari Park, northwest of Tokyo, and attacking park employee Kiyomi Saito, 46.
China calls on Nepal's factions to unite
BEIJING • China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said yesterday he hoped all political factions in Nepal would unite and promote stability, after Nepal sent an envoy to Beijing to clear up questions over the future of bilateral agreements.