• Malaysian lawmaker calls for hate speech law after Reuters' Rohingya report
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    Malaysian lawmaker calls for hate speech law after Reuters' Rohingya report

    An opposition lawmaker called on Tuesday for Malaysia to outlaw online hate speech, accusing authorities of downplaying the gravity of an issue highlighted by a Reuters investigation into abuse on Facebook of Rohingya refugees and undocumented migrants. Citing the Reuters report on rising xenophobia online in Malaysia in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, lawmaker Chan Foong Hin asked the Communications and Multimedia Ministry last week to state its plans to combat such hate speech.

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    UK retail energy firm Octopus to launch in Germany

    Britain's Octopus Energy on Tuesday announced plans to supply retail power customers in Germany, home to big established utilities but is open to newcomers. A fast growing start-up supplier in its home country Britain, Octopus said it aims to reach a mass clientele in Europe's biggest power market, where it bought Munich startup 4hundred last year on which it built the new firm. "Octopus Energy Germany is targeting one million customers by 2024 and committed to fuel this rapid expansion with an initial investment of 80 million euros ($95 million) in the market," it said in a statement.

  • Mystery First World War nurse identified after granddaughter spots photos on TV
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    Mystery First World War nurse identified after granddaughter spots photos on TV

    The images of Olive Buller, shown on Antiques Roadshow and recognised by Carol Jephson, were taken during her time at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire.