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An investigation has been launched into whether Boeing planes are safe to operate. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the launch of a formal investigation. Boeing has failed to ensure its products conform to approved plans, media reports said Thursday, citing a letter the FAA issued to the Seattle-based company. After inspection of the quality system, the aircraft are in a safe operational condition.
Taiwan: The eyes of the whole world are on tomorrow’s elections.
The world is talking about the presidential and parliamentary elections that will be held in Taiwan on Saturday. Neighboring China is paying close attention to this, as it considers Taiwan a part of its country. While Taiwan has rejected Beijing’s claims of sovereignty. America has increased Sino-American rivalry by supporting Taiwan. Here, current Vice President Lai Ching-te of the DPP, New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih of the KMT and former Mayor Ko Wen-je of the TPP are vying for the presidency.
The need to stop naval attacks
US National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby said on Thursday that there was an urgent need to stop attacks by Houthi rebels on merchant ships. Kirby vowed to take tougher measures to stop such attacks. Kirby said the U.S. is working to protect naval assets from such attacks. Kirby said we are concerned about the safety of ships and sailors and goods. We are aware of our responsibility.
Singapore will recruit police officers from India, China, Philippines, Myanmar
Consideration is underway to appoint Auxiliary Police Officers (APOs) from India, China, the Philippines and Myanmar to Singapore. Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam gave this information in Parliament. Singapore is looking to expand the jurisdictions from which it recruits APOs, as numbers from Taiwan have dwindled in recent years.
Due to the decline in numbers from Taiwan, the Ministry of Home Affairs is considering expanding the jurisdictions from where APOs can be recruited, Shanmugam said. According to a report by ‘Channel News Asia’, these likely include Asian countries such as China, India, the Philippines and Myanmar. The ‘Today’ newspaper quoted the minister as saying that this was necessary to meet the growing demand for security services.
Pak: Seized toxic element used in cough syrup
Pakistan has seized a batch of the contaminated ingredient propylene glycol, the country’s drug watchdog said. It was marked Dow Chemical, Thailand. Authorities have identified a toxic ingredient used in cough syrup as the cause of the deaths of more than 300 children.