“Offensive” in the news

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Malay Mail
· SRC trial: Najib’s lawyers go on offensive in oral submissions, points out inconsistencies within prosecution’s case  
KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — In continuation of their similar approach taken yesterday, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s lawyers today again went on the offensive as they attempted to discredit the prosecution’s case by highlighting the irregularities within the evidence adduced so far.
The Japan Times
· China steps up its offensive against the Senkaku Islands  
The general observation would be that China took advantage of Japan dealing with the rising COVID-19 infections, by stepping up its offensive against the Senkaku Islands, which Beijing claims as Chinese territory.
The Independent
· ‘I’m horrified and embarrassed’: Jimmy Fallon apologises again for historic blackface amid George Floyd protests  
The TV host tweeted an apology hours after the hashtag #jimmyfallonisoverparty began trending, admitting that the skit was “unquestionably offensive”.
The China Post
· Death toll grows in national protests  
Two people were killed over the weekend amid unrest in Indianapolis, including 38-year-old Chris Beaty, a former offensive lineman for Indiana University.
Malay Mail
· ‘What do you mean you’re white?’: Miss Universe Malaysia national director Elaine Daly ticks off former beauty queen  
In a brief statement posted on their official Instagram last night, MUMO said James’ remarks were inappropriate, offensive, unacceptable and hurtful.
CNA
· Commentary: Why George Floyd's death could tilt the US election - in Trump's favour  
LONDON: Calculations about how the death of George Floyd will affect the 2020 US presidential election will seem coldly rational – even offensive – to the thousands of protesters who have taken to the streets of America.
The Independent
· Love Is Blind’s Kelly Chase cries as she apologises for ‘ignorant’ George Floyd comments  
“I created pain and used words that were offensive, and I meant no ill-intent from what I shared in my Instagram Story today,” she said.
The Age
· 'Nixon on steroids': Trump's military move is a high-risk election bid  
Never mind that the episcopal bishop who oversees the church declared the surprise visit a sacrilegious and offensive stunt.
FRANCE 24
· Made in Qatar: embargo and pandemic stoke autonomy drive  
The venture is the latest salvo in Doha's charm offensive to cement old partnerships and secure new friends as a bitter spat with Saudi Arabia and its allies drags into its fourth year this Friday.
The Diplomat
· Why Did the Chinese Coast Guard Pursue a Japanese Fishing Boat in the East China Sea?  
The general observation would be that China took advantage of Japan dealing with a rising in COVID-19 infections, by stepping up its offensive against the Senkaku Islands, which Beijing claims as Chinese territory.