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With an escalating US trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extrad...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will need bigger drones than the ones it will be receiving from the United States, according to defence analyst Thomas Daniel of the Institute of Strategic and International St...
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PSM has warned against the potential risks of accepting 12 military-grade drones from the US government at no cost.
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PETALING JAYA: The 12 surveillance drones worth nearly RM80mil to be used by the country’s navy and army were funded by the United States under the Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) programme.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's administration has been sending clear messages that Malaysia will not bow down to "bullies of the free world", according to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq A...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 — The Defence Ministry today said that Malaysia’s position as a maritime nation means it requires the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capacity to monitor its wi...
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya will not shell out a single sen for 12 surveillance drones from the United States as it is part of Washington’s initiative to aid its Southeast Asian allies in beefing up th...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian government is not incurring any cost in the acquisition of 12 surveillance drones worth almost RM80mil from the United States, says the Defence Ministry.
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The purchase of 12 military-grade surveillance drones worth almost RM80 million by Malaysia from the US is part of a regional maritime security initiative.
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SHANGHAI: China’s major stock indexes fell on Thursday to close at near four-month lows, as worries persisted over the country’s economic momentum amid a bruising trade war with the United States which shows no signs of easing.
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WASHINGTON (June 3): The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region, as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washin...
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The US government is poised to sell 12 military-grade surveillance drones worth almost RM80 million to Malaysia, reported international newswire Reuters.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is buying 12 surveillance drones worth US$19 million (RM79.5 million) from the US, in a move seen as part of President Donald Trump’s efforts to boost its allies’ intellige...
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WASHINGTON, June 4 — The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four US allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washing...
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WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four US allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will n...
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LONDON, June 3 — London’s main stock market index fell to a near three-month low today as an exchange of trade threats between Washington and Beijing stoked fears of a slide into recession as econ...
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COMMENT | Trade war is basically a war of tariffs, escalated with the goal to make the other side bend, perhaps literally.
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TOKYO, June 3 — US stock futures, Asian share markets and oil prices slipped to multi-month lows today on mounting worries growing Sino-US tensions and Washington’s new tariff threats against Mexi...
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JUNE 2 — Trade war is basically a war of tariffs, escalated with the goal to make the other side bend.
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SINGAPORE, June 2 — China and the United States clashed again this weekend on trade and security, accusing each other of destabilising the region and potentially the world.
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PETALING JAYA: One of the greatest challenges faced by countries in the Asia-Pacific region is their complex security dynamics, says De­­fence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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SINGAPORE: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has categorised the security order scenario into three strategic outlooks with one foreseeing issues pertaining to non-traditional security risks and emerging ...
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SINGAPORE - Disturbances in the South China Sea, the movement of Rohingyas in the region and non-traditional security threats such as maritime and cyber security risks pose the biggest challenges to t...
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SINGAPORE, June 1 — The United States warned China today against threatening its neighbours’ sovereignty and said Washington is investing in new military technology to defend its Asian allies.
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PETALING JAYA: One of the greatest challenges faced by nations today is the complex security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, especially with the geo-political rivalry between the United States and China, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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BEIJING: Sources close to China’s Foreign Ministry lauded the Malaysian Prime Minister’s positive stance on 5G specialist Huawei today, with the regional super power demonstrating its appreciatio...
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TOKYO: Malaysia will continue using Huawei products “as much as possible”, bucking a global trend prompted by security concerns and a US ban on the Chinese firm, the Prime Minister said.
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TOKYO: Malaysia will continue using Huawei products "as much as possible," bucking a global trend prompted by security concerns and a US ban on the Chinese firm, the country's prime minister said Thur...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will make use of Huawei's technology as much as possible, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the Future of Asia conference in Tokyo, amidst ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China.
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SINGAPORE: Petroliam Nasional has signed a deal to lease a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage unit in the country to commodity trader Vitol for at least two years, industry sources told Reuters.
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SINGAPORE (May 29): Malaysian state-owned energy firm Petronas has signed a deal to lease a liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage unit in the country to commodity trader Vitol for at least two years, in...
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MANILA (May 20): The U.S. is projecting “strategic confusion” in the South China Sea, the Philippines’ top diplomat said, prompting the Southeast Asian nation to deepen its ties with China.
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BEIJING, May 20 — China accused the United States today of harbouring “extravagant expectations” for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as US action against China’s techn...
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WASHINGTON (May 19): The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time...
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PETALING JAYA: China’s escalating rivalry with the United States has put pressure on it to seek support from its smaller neighbours but its initiative is likely to be met with resistance from Malays...
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MIRI: An elderly fisherman was found alive near the shores of Kuala Sibuti in northern Sarawak after being lost at sea for six days and having drifted 150km away.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Malaysia is seeking to address the issue of the South China Sea in an Asean-centric way instead of via bilateral methods, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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PARIS, May 12 — Flaring tensions between Washington and Beijing are raising the prospect of new global diplomatic and economic fault lines, with consequences that analysts say could pose unfamiliar ...
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HE came, he heard, he saw and now Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has a clearer picture of what the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is all about.
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KUANTAN, May 5 — Malaysia will send a protest note to Vietnam on the encroachment by its fishermen into national waters, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Harvey Norman is here to stay, as the Australia-based retailer proceeds with an aggressive expansion plan to increase its footprint in the country.
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The US military said it sent two Navy warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday as the Pentagon increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China.
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TUN Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there is “equality” among all countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) despite their varied sizes and wealth.
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The "One Belt, One Road" (Obor) initiative by China is a joint development plan with participating countries and not a strategy to dominate, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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BEIJING: The “One Belt, One Road” (Obor) initiative by China is a joint development plan with participating countries and not a strategy to dominate, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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BEIJING: The “One Belt, One Road” (Obor) initiative by China is a joint development plan with participating countries and not a strategy to dominate, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mo...
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KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): There was drama aplenty - warning shots and a high-speed chase - when the Terengganu Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained six Vietnamese fishing boats with 63 crew members, including the skippers, during a two-day operation.
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KUALA TERENGGANU, April 28 — There was drama aplenty — warning shots and high-speed chase — when the Terengganu Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained six Vietnamese fishing boa...
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BEIJING: The Belt and Road Forum has allayed fears that the Malacca Straits and South China Sea would be dominated by a superpower nation, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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MIRI: A fishing trawler was detained in the South China Sea offshore Miri for carrying a cargo of 5,000 litres of illegal diesel.
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LONDON, April 26 — Britain and China will hold the next round of their Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) in mid-June in London, finance minister Philip Hammond said yesterday, after months of re...
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MANILA, April 25 — All offers from potential buyers of a strategically located but debt-laden Philippine shipyard will be welcome, the trade minister said today, ruling out barring Chinese firms ove...
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Malaysia will continue to speak up on issues like the South China Sea territorial dispute and China's treatment of Uighur Muslims while simultaneously strengthening economic ties with the superpower.
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BANGI (April 22): Malaysia finalised 74 percent of its land border distance with Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei last year, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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BANGI, April 22 — Malaysia finalised 74 per cent of its land border distance with Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei last year, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu denied that Malaysia is being in voicing out its concerns about China’s treatment of its Uyghur Muslim community.
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IT was a surreal moment for myself and many of the Malaysians on board the USNS Fall River.
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MIRI: The wild fires raging at the Sarawak-Brunei border has grown to 100ha in size – roughly the combined size of 220 football fields.
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PETALING JAYA: A news commentary on Malaysia’s ageing air force fleet has prompted a former scholar in defence studies to call for the expeditious purchase of new fighter jets.
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China has not only reduced the cost of building the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) to RM44 billion (S$14.5 billion), but also agreed to a 50-50 joint venture to operate the 640km line across Peninsular M...
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MIRI: A forest fire at the Sarawak-Brunei border is raging fiercely, that it can be seen 10km away from the South China Sea.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 10): The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said today that it is currently in the process of procuring assets for the Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) project, saying the project has been...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Seafood lovers living on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia are being warned to reduce their shellfish consumption because of the risk of heavy metal poisoning.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Seafood lovers living on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia are being warned to reduce their shellfish consumption because of the risk of heavy metal poisoning.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping seems to be on a roll.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya will provide a clearer explanation on its decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute in the near future, says Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya.
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MARCH 4 — The federal government recommits to the spurned 1963 Malaysia Agreement.
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LANGKAWI: Two Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) Hawk 208 pilots broke the world record for making the longest duration of flight when they flew for four hours and 12 minutes in August 2016.
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LANGKAWI, March 28 — Two Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) Hawk 208 pilots broke the world record for making the longest duration of flight when they flew for four hours and 12 minutes in August 2016.
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A RM13 billion investment by Burel Industries Sdn Bhd to build a petrochemical plant — together with a state-owned entity — in Lahad Datu, Sabah, has raised several questions, mainly due to its lo...
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MARANG: Pulau Kapas – known locally as “Nemo Island” due to the abundance of clownfish around its corals – is in need of better facilities, say visitors and resort operators.
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MIRI: Giant stingrays are being blatantly caught offshore northern Sarawak by local fishermen, and nature lovers are questioning whether there is a need to catch and kill these gentle giants of the ocean.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four more bridges to facilitate traffic flow between the two countries.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four more bridges to facilitate traffic flow between the two countries.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four more bridges to facilitate traffic flow between the two countries.
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Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called for the construction of three to four more bridges between Malaysia and Singapore.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today Malaysia and Singapore need at least three to four more bridges to facilitate traffic flow between the two countries.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad says warships can enter the South China Sea but should not be stationed there, to ensure freedom of navigation and to make sure sea routes remain open and free.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia and the Philippines have affirmed their commitment and stance in key issues such as political and economic cooperation, security threats, the South China Sea dispute and the Korean Peninsula conflict.
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SHAH ALAM, March 8 — Mohamad Sabu said Malaysia must utilise “defence diplomacy” as its weapon of choice in light of China flexing its military and economic muscles which has led to the trade wa...
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KOTA KINABALU: A local Sabah rights activist has urged the state government to reconsider its plan to go into heavy industries and instead focus on Sabah’s strength, namely agriculture.
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BEIJING, March 4 — The “substantive progress” China and the United States have made in their trade talks has been “well-received” in both countries and around the world, a senior Chinese off...
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COMMENT | In January I joined Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, in Brussels as she co-chaired the 22nd EU-Asean Ministerial Meeting.
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FEBRUARY 26 — In January I joined Federica Mogherini, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in Brussels as she co-chaired the 22nd EU-Asean Ministerial Meeting.
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LONDON, Feb 21 — Britain’s talk of deploying a warship in the Pacific has complicated its relationship with China, finance minister Philip Hammond said today.
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FEBRUARY 20 — If you take a look at the bigger picture, the Huawei situation is really about politics.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will next month lift a ban on bauxite mining that has been in place for three years, a minister said Tuesday (Feb 19), despite warnings the move may cause serious environmental ...
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NEW YORK, Feb 11 — Wall Street's main indexes were set to rise at open today as the latest round of trade talks between the world's largest economies began in Beijing, while US lawmakers attempted t...
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LONDON, Feb 11 — World stock markets edged higher on Monday, as investors eyed the resumption of trade talks between the United States and China and watched for signs of progress on Brexit.
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Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak traded barbs on social media today with former DAP man Hew Kuan Yau (above) over the latter's appointment as chief executive officer of the Malaysia-China Busin...
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Former DAP member Hew Kuan Yau has apologised for his controversial remarks in favour of China with regard to the dispute over claims to the South China Sea.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC), an organisation to strengthen business and entrepreneurial ties between the two countries, has appointed a former DAP member, Hew Kuan Yau, a...
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Former DAP member Hew Kuan Yau has been appointed the CEO of the Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC), effective today.
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KUALA LUMPUR • China is hoping a song will remind Malaysia of warmer relations in the past, days after a US$20 billion (S$27 billion) project that it backed was seemingly scrapped by the South-east ...
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PETALING JAYA: China has been reminded that it has a moral obligation in its role as a global economic and political leader in an impending “Asian Century”. The National Patriot Association (Patriot) and G25 group of eminent Malays said recent news reports over corruption allegations surrounding its senior officials on 1MDB has raised serious concerns on whether the execution of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Malaysia and other countries is a “noble win-win” global trade connectedness or something sinister.
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KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - China is hoping a song will remind Malaysia of warmer relations in the past, days after a US$20 billion (S$27 billion) project that it backed was scrapped by the Southeast A...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 29): China is hoping a song will remind Malaysia of warmer relations in the past, days after a US$20 billion project that it backed was scrapped by the Southeast Asian nation.
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LETTER | The recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report regarding senior Chinese officials offering to bail out 1MDB and derail investigations into the alleged corruption in the fund in exchange for stak...
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PETALING JAYA: The Chinese embassy here has composed a song to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Malaysia-China diplomatic relations.