Clarify how debt is calculated, govt told

The finance ministry says Malaysia’s debt ratio is expected to reach 58.5% of gross domestic product. (Bernama pic) PETALING JAYA: An economist has urged Putrajaya to clarify how it calculates the country’s debt, and if necessary, look to increase the debt ceiling. Carmelo Ferlito from the Center for Market Education voiced concern over the country’s […]

A transgender Islamic school in Pakistan breaks barriers

Transgender students learn to read the holy Quran at Dawatul Quran Tritia Linger Madrasa, Dhaka, the first-ever Islamic school specially for transgenders in Bangladesh. (Reuters pic) ISLAMABAD: A long white shawl on her head, Rani Khan gives daily Koran lessons at Pakistan’s first transgender-only madrasa, or Islamic religious school, which she set up herself using […]