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MIRI: Curtin University Malaysia campus in Miri will hold its biggest-ever graduation ceremony that will see 735 students receiving their scrolls this Saturday (April 27).
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(April 25): China’s globe-spanning infrastructure program is shrinking.
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PUTRAJAYA (April 24): The Government today decided to abolish the Ad Valorem Registration Fee (AVRF) that was imposed on locally-made trailer and semi-trailer trucks, said Transport Minister Anthony L...
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PUTRAJAYA, April 24 — The government announced today that it will remove the Ad Valorem Registration Fee (AVRF) from locally-made trailers and semi-trailers starting from July 1 this year.
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China is expected to promote a recalibrated version of its Belt and Road initiative at a summit of heads of state this week in Beijing, seeking to allay criticism that its flagship infrastructure poli...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will receive the “Visionary Leader and Nation Builder” Award at the 20th Asian Association of Management Organisations (AAMO) trie...
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BEIJING, April 24 — China is expected to promote a recalibrated version of its Belt and Road initiative at a summit of heads of state this week in Beijing, seeking to allay criticism that its flagsh...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bina Puri Holdings Bhd’s subsidiary has won an arbitration case against the Pakistan National Highway Authority (NHA) over the termination of a concession agreement dated jan 16, 2012
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BEIJING, April 23 — President Xi Jinping will lead a hard sales push at a Beijing summit this week, to corral more countries into a global infrastructure project at the core of China's superpower am...
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PUTRAJAYA, 22 April — Malaysia can become a model of democracy due to the smooth transition of power following the 14th general election (GE14), said Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdulla...
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Pakistan-based online booking platform Bookme raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-series A funding round led by local venture capital firm Lakson Investments Venture Capital (LIVC). The startup pla...
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The international community has reacted to yesterday’s bombings in Sri Lanka, which left at least 207 people dead hundreds of others wounded, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia should avoid barter trade for arms, says a defence analyst, arguing that cheaper equipment could be obtained from certain countries.
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Malaysia's battle with the European Union (EU) over palm oil is spilling over into the defence industry, with Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu making it part of his considerations in crafting deals with...
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WHEN addressing Kedah civil servants at Wisma Darul Aman last month, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed regret that Muslims are involved in corruption when Islam prohibits it.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is negotiating with several countries, including Pakistan, Russia and China, to acquire military assets through barter trade.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): The Defence Ministry is currently in talks with several countries, including Russia, China and Pakistan on the possibility of acquiring new assets in exchange for palm oil.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu announced today that his ministry is currently in talks to barter national products, including Malaysia’s palm oil, in exchange for defence a...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry is in talks with various countries, including Pakistan Russia and China, to conduct “barter trades” in order to procure defence assets, said Mohamad Sabu.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has been hailed for having been listed in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people this year, an accolade coming in the wake of the hist...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been hailed for having been listed in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people this year, an accolade coming in the wake of the...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Described as a formidable old warhorse, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been listed in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people this year.
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ISLAMABAD, April 18 — Pakistan’s finance minister Asad Umar has stepped down from cabinet, he announced today, ahead of securing a crucial bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia today summoned the US ambassador over Washington’s decision to include Malaysia in a list of countries it says have a high risk of kidnapping and hostage taking.
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PETALING JAYA: The Ambassador of the United States was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (April 17) to clarify the US government's decision to list Malaysia as a country where kidnapping and hostage-taking are a risk.
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“It’s a universal law — intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Described as a formidable old warhorse, Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been listed in Time Magazine's 100 most influential people this...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Described as a formidable old warhorse Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been listed in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people this year, following the historic election victory that swept him back to power in the May 9 polls last year.
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APRIL 18 — India voted last week.
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PARIS, FRANCE (April 17): At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday.
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A massive dust storm hit Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killing at least 5 people and injuring over 30 people on Monday.
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YOURSAY | 'Nothing in Beijing's international diplomacy is coincidental.' Dr M stood up to China when others didn't - Forbes contributor Ocean Master: Credit where it is due.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Ratings lowered its crude palm oil (CPO) price forecast to an average of RM2,200 and RM2,400 a tonne in 2019 from RM2,300 and RM2,500 previously.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The new East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project deal is a big win for Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and sets the country apart from other nations dealing with the Asian su...
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A contributor with business publication Forhashave rained praise on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for daring to stand up to China when other world leaders didn't.
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SHAH ALAM: Four children were among 100 foreigners detained by the Selangor Immigration Department in a four-hour integrated operation conducted around Shah Alam yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Malaysia’s success in renegotiating the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) with China sets it apart from other nations dealing with the Asian superpower, according to one US econ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sapura Energy Bhd, LKL International Bhd, Cypark Resources Bhd, FGV Holdings Bhd and MMC Corp Bhd are among the stocks to watch, according to JF Apex Research.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's success in renegotiating the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project with China is significant as it saves Malaysia from the debt trap that Sri Lanka fell into, Forbes writes.
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SHAH ALAM, April 14 — Four children were among 100 foreigners detained by the Selangor Immigration Department in a four-hour integrated operation conducted around Shah Alam yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Immigration Department detain 85 illegal immigrants in Ops Selera in Kampung Baru here, last night.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has been listed as a country with a risk of kidnapping and hostage-taking by the United States government.
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WASHINGTON: The US government has included Malaysia in its list of 35 countries with the risk of kidnapping and hostage taking.
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MELAKA (April 11): DRB-Hicom Bhd is positive that national car manufacturer, Proton Holdings Bhd is on the right track of recovery, said its group managing director Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — Malaysia ranked fourth in the Asia-Pacific region for the most number of death penalty sentences meted out last year, according to an Amnesty International report released y...
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DRB-Hicom Bhd is positive that national car manufacturer Proton Holdings Bhd is on the right track of recovery, its group managing director Syed Faisal Albar said today.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Special Malaysian Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (SMART) will become a mentor to the Brunei rescue team, which wishes to get recognition from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
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The Special Malaysian Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Smart) will be a mentor to the Brunei rescue team that wishes to get recognition from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (Ins...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Pakistan is now focusing on its good relations with Malaysia to establish more cooperation to elevate bilateral economic ties between the two nations, said its Chargé d’A...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Pakistan is now focusing on its good relations with Malaysia to establish more cooperations to elevate bilateral economic ties between the two nations, said its Chargé d’Affaires to M...
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False news and hateful propaganda on digital platforms are at peak levels before India’s elections begin, and that’s posing a problem for officials trying to combat it.
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Britain is expected to decide next month possible restrictions on Huawei or even an outright ban from the core of the new technology that will drive 5G
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India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Monday it would remove decades-old special rights for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, making an election promise that could provoke a ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 8 — Malaysia remains as a global leader in the Islamic capital market with RM1.88 trillion as at end-2018, representing approximately 61 per cent of Malaysia’s overall capital ...
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Pakistan has “reliable intelligence” that India will attack again this month, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Sunday, as tension over a February standoff between the two nuclear-arme...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to navigate with tact and diplomacy and work together with Asean countries in its efforts to counter the European Union (EU) threat against palm oil, says the Malaysian Pa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 ― Malaysia needs to navigate with tact and diplomacy and work together with Asean countries in its efforts to counter the European Union (EU) threat against palm oil, says the ...
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OUT of the 25 countries at the bottom of the 2018 World Economic Forum Gender gap survey, 21 are Muslim-majority countries, with Chad, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen at the bottom five.
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China has become more selective and prudent in its massive investments in Belt and Road projects, after learning some bruising lessons in the past five years.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Forty-four illegal immigrants were detained for working without a valid permit in an operation dubbed Ops Mahir conducted in Mukim Batu here yesterday.
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NILAI: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) Narcotics Branch, in collaboration with the Bukit Aman’s Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID), seized 338kg of ketamine worth RM20 ...
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GOBI Partners, a regional venture capital firm with over US$1.1 billion (RM4.5 billion) in assets under management (AUM), has partnered with Pakistan based Fatima Ventures to launch a US$20 million (R...
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Venture capital firm Gobi Partners has partnered with Fatima Ventures, the investment arm of Pakistan-based Fatima Group, to launch a US$20 million fund to back early stage tech companies in Pakistan.
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IBM announced the appointment of Catherine Lian (pic) as managing director of IBM Malaysia, effective April 1.  She will report to Patricia Yim, general manager, IBM Asean.
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ALOR SETAR, March 31 — The purchase of any new defence assets for the country, including fighter jets, will be done taking into consideration the financial position and economic development of the ...
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LANGKAWI: It was Christmas Eve of 2013 and if he were back in California, US, Captain Jeremy Shields would probably have been preparing for the holidays.
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India shot down one of its satellites in space with an anti-satellite missile on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, hailing the country’s first test of such technology as a major breakthr...
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Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak has cautioned the Dr Mahathir Mohamad-led government against giving India any reason to cease purchasing palm oil from Malaysia.
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Akhbar Pakistan News International mendakwa Perdana Menteri India Narendra Modi tidak membenarkan Dr Mahathir melalui ruang udara negara itu, lapor Malaysiakini.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was apparently forced to take a longer flight route during his trip to Pakistan on March 21 after his original flight plan was rejecte...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was forced to take a longer flight path during his trip to Pakistan last Thursday after his original flight route was rejected.
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DUBAI, March 25 — Uber Technologies Inc is set to offer over US$3 billion (RM12.2 billion) to buy Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters, in a deal tha...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia must be quick to seek new markets for its palm oil to avoid losing out to its competitors.
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Putrajaya is looking to North Africa and the Middle East for new palm oil new markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Malaysia has taken initial steps to explore new markets for its palm oil amid risks of declining demand from Europe, its second largest market, said Primary Industries Ministe...
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If the European Union (EU) persists with its ban on palm biofuels, Putrajaya may be forced to buy fighter jets and planes from China, Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned on Sunday.
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Alhaj Group Pakistan CEO Hilal Khan signing the deal for the Karachi plant with Proton's international sales director Steven Xu in Islamabad last Friday.
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The first ever CKD assembly plant for Proton vehicles in Pakistan has broken ground after being officiated by Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. I...
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EDOTCO Group Sdn Bhd, an end-to-end integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, on March 22 reinforced its commitment to Pakistan and building its digital future with a broad range ...
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BANTING: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia may buy planes from China and other countries if the European Union (EU) tries to “impoverish” the nation by banning Malaysian palm oil.
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PULAU CAREY, March 24 — Putrajaya will consider retaliation if the European Union persists with its campaign against palm oil, the prime minister said when describing the offensive as disingenuous.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told reporters at the end of his three-day official visit to Pakistan on Saturday that there are many areas of cooperation that Pakistan and Malaysia can explore...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s three-day official visit to Pakistan proved fruitful, especially in terms of both countries knowing each other's strengths for mutual benefit in the long run.
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s three-day official visit proved to be a fruitful mission especially in terms of knowing each other strengths for mutual benefits in the long run.
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PETALING JAYA: With Islamophobia still prevalent, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Muslims to not only look at the attitudes of their critics but to ask themselves if they could be con...
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COMMENT | Speaking at the press conference after the end of a three-day working visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed said that the Islamic world is over-reliant on the west.
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ISLAMABAD, March 24 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s three-day official visit proved to be a fruitful mission especially in terms of knowing each other strengths for mutual benefits in t...
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TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he is confident that Proton Holdings’ decision to manufacture cars in Pakistan will be successful.
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STRENGTHENING relations with Pakistan will not result in any shift in Malaysia’s policy towards India, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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MARCH 24 — Speaking at the press conference after the end of a three day working visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed affirmed that the “Islamic world is over reliant on the W...
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Malaysia can cooperate in many areas, which will be beneficial to both countries, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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ISLAMABAD: Issues involving Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) need an in-depth review before any decision can be made, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was conferred the Nishan-e-Pakistan or Order of Pakistan, the country’s highest civilian award, by Pakistan President Dr Arif Alivi on Friday.The conferment of...
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia does not take any sides over the recent India-Pakistan tension.He added that allowing terrorists to have the upper hand was dangerous and should be...
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Issues involving Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) need an in-depth review before any decision can be made, says Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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ISLAMABAD, March 23 — Issues involving Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) need an in-depth review before any decision can be made, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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ISLAMABAD (Bernama): There are many areas of cooperation that Pakistan and Malaysia can explore, which will be able to bring about benefits to both countries, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.