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Environmental issues are dominating headlines and scientists say that we are facing a climate emergency.
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AUGUST 10 ― Environmental issues are dominating headlines and scientists say that we are facing a climate emergency.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): Indonesia and Malaysia, two of the world’s largest palm oil producers, need to intensify efforts to jointly address discrimination against the product by European Union (EU) co...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has censored gay sex scenes in Rocketman, the movie musical based on the life of British singer Elton John, sparking condemnation from art critics on Thursday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has censored gay sex scenes in “Rocketman”, the movie musical based on the life of British singer Elton John, sparking condemnation from art critics today that the country w...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — Malaysia has censored gay sex scenes in Rocketman, the movie musical based on the life of British singer Elton John, sparking condemnation from art critics today that the count...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): Malaysia has censored gay sex scenes in "Rocketman", the movie musical based on the life of British singer Elton John, sparking condemnation from art critics on Thursday that the...
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Governments have an important role to play when it comes to development.
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Digital currencies such as Facebook's planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated as tightly as possible to ensure they do not upset the world's financial system, said experts.
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LIMA: Sweden is turning its gaze towards Peru and other South American countries for lithium tie-ups amid a global race to lock in supply of the “white gold” metal that is key for the batteries th...
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PARIS, July 16 — Rising anger at the increasing inequality blamed on globalisation calls for a change of directions, acting IMF chief David Lipton said today.
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Ayer Hitam MP and MCA president Datuk Wee Ka Siong said he supports the Governments move to lower the voting age to 18, owing to the bi-partisan approach taken in the matter.He said this when debating...
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In England, the training for top students preparing for a career in the civil service used to be a degree in the Classics, comprising such subjects as Philosophy, History and Latin.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 10): The Johor State Government has been urged to reconsider its decision to maintain the State's youth age limit to 40 years, for uniformity between the Federal and State Governmen...
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LETTER | The recent tragedy of the deaths of 15 Bateq tribe members of the Orang Asli community in Kuala Koh, Kelantan, has blemished the image of Malaysia.
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BRUSSELS, July 3 — Representatives of European Union governments see a “considerable improvement” in Italy’s fiscal plans after the government announced new measures this week, an EU official ...
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CAMERON HIGHLANDS (June 29): The Government will consider taking foreign workers from African countries to accommodate requirements in the plantation sector.
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CAMERON HIGHLANDS (June 28): The Government will consider taking foreign workers from African countries to accommodate requirements in the plantation sector.
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KUCHING (June 28): A total of RM4.31 billion has been allocated as of June 23 this year for the implementation of 631 Federal Government’s projects in Sarawak under the 11th Malaysia Plan, said Work...
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LONDON: Investors managing more than US$34 trillion in assets, nearly half the world's invested capital, are demanding urgent action from governments on climate change, piling pressure on leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies meeting this week.
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Governments must regulate social networks and not the companies themselves, Facebook's head of global affairs Nick Clegg said.
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The amount of compensation offered by Goldman Sachs to settle its 1MDB-linked case with Malaysia was "little", said Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 21): Air passengers want governments to encourage the development of new technologies and sustainable aviation fuels to reduce aviation carbon emissions, rather than impose ineffect...
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JUNE 17 — Of the seven million people around the world who die prematurely from air pollution every year, four million are in Asia.
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LONDON: Global carbon emissions grew by 2.0 percent last year, the highest rate since 2010-2011, a closely-watched review by energy giant BP said Tuesday, calling the trend "unsustainable".
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 4): Alibaba group today announced that the Malaysian Musang King durian will be officially imported into China in frozen whole fruit form for the first time for Chinese customers to...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): The US-China trade war pulls down global freight volume by 4.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) in April 2019, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This continu...
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GOVERNMENTS and commercial banks at all levels must join forces to explore various measures to make small business loans and financing commercially sustainable, to which effective risk management is the key, said China’s banking and insurance regulatory officials.
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LETTER | Malaysian construction workers seeking work in Japan would be well-advised to read a new report titled The Dark Side of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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MANAGING an economy is different from managing a business enterprise.
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PARIS, May 21 — The OECD today cut its forecast for the world economy, urging governments to resolve their trade disputes as the latest flare-up in the US-China trade war threatens to crimp global g...
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SenseTime, the world’s most valuable AI start-up, has called on governments to establish new regulations for facial recognition systems.
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The CEO of the world’s most valuable AI startup says guidelines would help manage how these systems are deployed.
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GENEVA (May 15): Malaysia will continue to contribute to and promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) at all levels (domestically, regionally and internationally), towards the full implementation of the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 6): The Attorney-General’s Chambers said it has received an extradition request against Roger Ng and has temporarily surrendered the former Goldman Sachs banker to the US for a per...
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KUCHING (May 3): A Sarawak State Assemblyman has urged the Federal Government to create the position of Minister for Sarawak Affairs in the true spirit of equal partners’ status between Sarawak and ...
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EVERY year on May 3, we mark World Press Freedom Day.
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I REFER to the report “Teacher who allegedly caned student 22 times still allowed to teach” (TheStarOnline, April 30).
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): PLB Engineering Bhd has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Railway No 3 Engineering Group Co Ltd (CR3) and SRA Builder Sdn Bhd to cooperate and collaborate ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today said that introducing laws specifically to control social media might not be the right move.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): Malaysia should take its commitment to fight against plastic pollution further by enforcing a total ban on dumping of solid plastic waste and scrap in the country, according t...
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Sri Lanka’s decision to block social media following deadly suicide attacks highlights a growing distrust of online platforms, but critics said the move is likely to restrict the flow of important news and information as well as abusive content.
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Razak says that video footage of his trial that was uploaded on Facebook is an "official recording" from the court and claims that it does not fall under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
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THE 6% digital service tax, announced by the government last week and coming into force on Jan 1 next year, may face hurdles in its execution given that the foreign service providers caught under this...
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THE world’s celebration of Easter joy yesterday was marred bloodily by bomb blasts in three Sri Lankan churches and three prime hotels in Colombo.
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“It’s a universal law — intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education.
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PETALING JAYA: The Ibrahim International Business District (IIBD) is located within the Southern Johor Economic Region and Daerah Sentral of Johor Baru, covering approximately 250 acres (101has) with ...
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ZURICH: Two of the world’s biggest water companies are thinking outside the bottle about how to hydrate consumers as environmental campaigners take aim at the enormous amount of plastic waste the industry produces.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 15): The government is obliged to pay RM21.78 billion if it decided to terminate the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 15): The government is obliged to pay RM21.78 billion if it decided to terminate the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research sees the revival of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) as positive to both the construction and building material sectors but it is “no game-changer” to these industries.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will go ahead but the cost has been reduced significantly by RM21.50bil to RM44bil.
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SYDNEY: Forced to anchor in licensed clusters in Las Vegas and Macau, the world’s biggest casino operators rarely get a free shot at expansion. That’s why a once-in-a-generation opportunity to buy established resorts in Australia could escalate into a bidding war.
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SYDNEY: Forced to anchor in licensed clusters in Las Vegas and Macau, the world’s biggest casino operators rarely get a free shot at expansion. That’s why a once-in-a-generation opportunity to buy established resorts in Australia could escalate into a bidding war.
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WASHINGTON, April 10 — The global economy is slowing more than expected and a sharp downturn could require world leaders to coordinate stimulus measures, the International Monetary Fund said yesterd...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): The amendment to the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as enshrined in the agreement on the formation of Malaysia in 1963 is the first step by the...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 9): Shares of construction group George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd are up by 9.17% on renewed optimism in the sector after the Government said it is seeking a consultant to advise on the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd is seeking a Technical Advisory Consultant (TAC) for the suspended Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Railway line (HSR). In a statement today, MyHSR Corp, wh...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd is seeking a Technical Advisory Consultant (TAC) for the suspended Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Railway line (HSR). In a statement today, MyHSR Corp, wh...
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Britain proposed new online safety laws on Monday that would slap penalties on social media companies and technology firms if they fail to protect their users from harmful content.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 4): Global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, according to ...
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JOHOR BAHRU (April 2): The Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) and the Royal Thai Police (RTP) have no problems with the proposed upgrading of the border fence between the two countries by their respective Go...
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SINGAPORE (April 2): Singapore's parliament on Monday began considering a law on "fake news" that an internet watchdog has called the world's most far-reaching, stoking fears that the government could...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 22): Axiata Group Bhd's 63%-owned subsidiary edotco Group Sdn Bhd has signed agreements with three of Pakistan’s major Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to boost the country's conn...
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(March 22): The world’s rubber traders aren’t getting carried away by the commodity’s 16 percent rally this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 21): The upcoming general elections in several countries participating in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may delay the negotiations needed to finalise the m...
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PUTRAJAYA (March 19): Malaysia should be more aggressive in addressing the proposed restriction towards palm oil use in the EU, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
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KOTA BHARU (March 8): There are now no more political appointees in the Kelantan State Action Council (MTNg) says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 8): Malaysia continues to welcome the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and investments from China, says Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 5): The Malaysian and Indonesian palm-based biodiesel industry can expect to see some positive growth this year following the decision of both Governments to boost consumption of t...
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PUTRAJAYA (March 5): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today held a meeting for almost two hours on the review of the Malaysia Agreement 1963 and said there is little disagreement between the Federal Government...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 1): The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will not let the mandate and trust given by the people to go in vain in the efforts to ensure smooth governance in the country and the wellb...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 16): PAS has decided not to support UMNO in the Semenyih State assembly by-election, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 16): There are currently no registration forms for Airbnb hosts to register their properties with municipal authorities, despite amendments having been made to the Tourism Industry A...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): There are currently no registration forms for Airbnb hosts to register their properties with municipal authorities, despite amendments having been made to the Tourism Industry A...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 15): All 47 Malaysians detained at the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Prison have been freed this evening after several rounds of discussions between the Cambodian and Malaysian Governm...
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THE political crisis in Venezuela has pitted the US against a dictator who refuses to leave office.
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Governments play an important role in any property market because they act as an influencer.
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LONDON (Jan 30): Digital tourism giants Airbnb (pictured), Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are profiting from "war crimes" by offering services in Israeli settlements, rights group Amnesty Inter...
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PETALING JAYA: A PPBM leader has urged Pakatan Harapan (PH) to stop dwelling on Barisan Nasional’s (BN) past, following the ruling coalition’s first by-election defeat since the May 9 polls.
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PETALING JAYA: The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) wants Pahang Mentri Besar Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail to explain what he meant when he told Cameron Highlands voters that land matters ca...
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LETTER | Our tigers, the acme of power and grace, are in dire straits.
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CYBERJAYA (Jan 8): The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development will focus on “selling expertise” on the halal process and services to the business community in a bid to attract more investments, said...
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CAMERON HIGHLANDS (Jan 3): The Government is studying the need to create a comprehensive development plan for Orang Asli as an effort to bring progress to the pribumi community, says Deputy Prime Mini...
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5G mobile networks will be better, faster and stronger than their forerunners. In Germany, at least, they could also make life a lot harder for carriers.