Asia Briefs: Malaysian students to be briefed on ISIS

Malaysian students to be briefed on ISIS

MUAR (Johor) • Malaysia's Education Ministry and police will conduct briefings for school students on the dangers of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group from this year, the New Straits Times reported.

Deputy Education Minister II Chong Sin Woon said the series of briefings was among efforts to impart awareness on the issue of terrorism.

Filipino protesters leave disputed island

MANILA • Nearly 50 young Filipinos returned yesterday from a remote Philippine- held island in the South China Sea where they had staged a week-long protest against Beijing's claims in the disputed waterway.

The group arrived at Pagasa island on Dec 26 as part of an effort to stir up popular opposition to China's claim to most of the contested sea, including Pagasa, also known as Thitu.


Seoul, Tokyo likely to hold trade talks soon

SEOUL • South Korea and Japan are seeking to hold economic talks later this month to enhance bilateral ties after the breakthrough deal last month over Japan's wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women.

The 14th Korea-Japan high-level economic consultations are expected to be held in Tokyo. The consultations have been a key venue for the two sides to discuss bilateral trade and investment.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2016, with the headline 'Asia Briefs: Malaysian students to be briefed on ISIS'. Print Edition | Subscribe