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Pakatan leaders: Malaysia was built on principles of tolerance and respect
PETALING JAYA: Let us not question the loyalty and identity of any ethnic group as it could threaten the peace and prosperity of the country, said Pakatan Harapan top...
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Putrajaya preparing ‘Defence White Paper’ to ensure country’s defence becomes national effort – PM
Dr Mahathir delivering his speech.
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A unity lesson from Sabah and Sarawak
TOMORROW’S Malaysia Day celebration is not just a public holiday.It is a reminder to Malaysians of how Malaysia was created.On Sept 16, 1963, North Borneo (as Sabah was called then), Sarawak, Singap...
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Haze returns to S'wak after short respite
KUCHING: Air quality in western Sarawak has deteriorated to very unhealthy levels again after a brief respite.
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RMN, Indian Navy hold bilateral exercise
Baharudin (fourth right) and Berry (centre) with RMN and Indian Navy officers.
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Strong winds, heavy rains hit Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Strong winds and heavy rains since midnight Thursday (Sept 12) damaged homes, uprooted trees and caused some power failures in parts of the state.
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Beijing, KL set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
BEIJING • China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government's top diplomat said yesterday after meeting Malaysia's Foreign ...
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Malaysia, China to strengthen existing good relationship
BEIJING (Sept 12): Malaysia is looking to further expand its good relationship with China, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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China, Malaysia to set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
BEIJING, Sept 12 (Reuters) - China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Thursday after meeting Malaysia's foreign minister.
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South China Sea dialogue mechanism set up with China
BEIJING: China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said today after meeting Foreign Minister Saifudd...
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China, Malaysia to set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Thursday (Sept 12) after meeting...
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China, Malaysia to set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
BEIJING, Sept 12 — China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said today after meeting Malaysia’s...
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China, Malaysia to set up South China Sea dialogue mechanism
BEIJING (Sept 12): China and Malaysia have agreed to set up a joint dialogue mechanism for the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Thursday after meeting Malaysia's...
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Haze blankets much of Malaysia
Visibility worsened in Malaysia's capital yesterday, with Kuala Lumpur's iconic towers shrouded by haze.
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Indonesia claims haze in Kuala Lumpur originated from Sarawak
Indonesia's Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya (above) has claimed that the haze blanketing Kuala Lumpur originated from Sarawak.
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Philippines’ Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored
MANILA, Sept 11 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an inter...
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Duterte says China offering gas deal if maritime arbitration case ignored
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral aw...
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Rompin goes red as Klang Valley chokes on haze
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Air pollution in Rompin, Pahang surpassed the “very unhealthy” level last night and remained so at 8am this morning as the noxious haze continued to worsen in the peninsu...
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ACCCIM: Malaysia is best option for China firms looking to relocate operations
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is the best option for business from China that are looking to relocate their manufacturing operations because of its strategic geographical location, said the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM).
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Haze expected to worsen as hotspots persist in Indonesia
With hotspots expected to persist in Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia, the Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) warns that the haze affecting parts of Malaysia will continue to worsen.
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Despite Indonesia’s denial, Asean data warns of persistent hotspots in Sumatra, Kalimantan
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ― The Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) has warned that haze will continue to affect western parts of Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, as hotspots are expe...
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Military, police veterans turn ‘human books’ to share tales of heroism and sacrifice
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — It was a scene of camaraderie and friendship as Malaysians and ex-servicemen from all walks of life participated in the Taman Tugu Human Library (TTHL) “reading sessions” ...
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Sarawak CM: We don’t fight over religious issue here
KUCHING, Sept 7 — Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said the state owes its peace and racial harmony to the respect that Sarawakians have for the religions of one anothe...
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Nine stations record unhealthy air quality across Malaysia
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 6 — Nine stations, comprising seven in Sarawak and two in the peninsular, recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (IPU) readings today, according to a statement issued by the Departme...
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‘We don’t want to take sides’
VLADIVOSTOK: Malaysia does not feel threatened by the United States and their plans to deploy missiles in the Asia-Pacific region or by Chinese warships there, but it is...
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Malaysia not threatened by Chinese, US military presence in region: PM
VLADIVOSTOK: Malaysia does not feel threatened by the US plans to deploy missiles in the Asia-Pacific region or by Chinese warships there, but it is worried about potential accidents, Prime Minister T...
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Malaysia doesn’t fear Chinese, US military presence in region, says Dr M
VLADIVOSTOK: Malaysia does not feel threatened by the US’ plan to deploy missiles in the Asia-Pacific region or by Chinese warships there, but it is worried about potential accidents, said Prime Min...
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Dr M: Malaysia not threatened by Chinese, US military presence in region
VLADIVOSTOK (Russia), Sept 5 ― Malaysia does not feel threatened by the US plans to deploy missiles in the Asia-Pacific region or by Chinese warships there, but it is worried about potential acciden...
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Cari: Asean collective leadership running on empty
At the Bangkok Asean summit in June, the Asean Business Advisory Council (Asean-BAC) asked the region’s leaders to show greater collective political leadership in the deteriorating international eco...
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Flash floods hit Penang, causing flight delays
GEORGE TOWN - Heavy rain on Tuesday (Sept 3) inundated several roads in the Penang capital of George Town and prompted flights to be delayed briefly.
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Torrential rain causes flash floods, flight delays in Penang
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Torrential rain in Penang earlier today caused several roads to be closed due to flash floods.
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Flash floods hit Penang, causing flight delays
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Heavy rain on Tuesday (Sept 3) inundated several roads in the Penang capital of George Town and prompted flights to be delayed briefly.
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Flash floods hit Penang, flight delays reported
GEORGE TOWN: Heavy rain on Tuesday (Sept 3) inundated several roads in Bayan Baru and Bayan Lepas here.
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China’s Xi sees bigger role for joint development of offshore oil, gas with Philippines
SHANGHAI, Aug 30 — Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the Philippines could take a “bigger step” in the joint development of oil and gas resources in the South China Sea if they can pro...
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Dennis: Include local assemblymen, MPs for speedy implementation of National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan
NFCP focuses on fibre networks to enable greater digital connectivity but alternative technologies such as wireless networks and satellite technology will also be deployed wherever conducive.
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US warship sails near South China Sea islands claimed by China
A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea yesterday, the US military said, in a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of rising tensions between the world’s tw...
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As maritime rows resurface, Duterte readies to raise ruling with China
When Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte visits China this week, he'll need to salvage something from a "pivot" to Beijing that has left him empty-handed, and exposed his neighbours to a new level of br...
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Apparent ‘red tide’ sighted in waters off Penang
GEORGE TOWN: Something is brewing in the seas off the northern region where three unusual incidents have occurred.
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Vietnam and M’sia all for peace in region
HANOI: Vietnam and Malaysia have agreed to work closely with other Asean members to ensure peace, stability, freedom of navigation and overflight in disputed...
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China accuses US of 'maliciously hyping up' South China Sea issue
China accused the United States today of "maliciously hyping up" the South China Sea situation and making warrantless criticism after the Pentagon said China was carrying out "coercive interference" i...
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Vietnam, Malaysia to work closely to ensure peace in South China Sea
Dr Mahathir (left) and Nguyen Xuan Phuc during their meeting in Hanoi.
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Malaysia hopes to pay for military equipment with palm oil
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is in talks with at last six countries on the possibility of using palm oil to pay for arms, as Southeast Asia's third-biggest economy seeks to...
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Malaysia hopes to pay for defence upgrade with palm oil
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia is in talks with at least six countries on the possibility of using palm oil to pay for arms, as South-east Asia's third-biggest economy seeks to replace old equipment to boo...
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Malaysia hopes to pay for military equipment with palm oil
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is in talks with at least six countries on the possibility of using palm oil to pay for arms, as Southeast Asia’s third-biggest economy seeks to replace old equipment to boost...
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Malaysia hopes to pay for military equipment with palm oil
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is in talks with at least six countries on the possibility of using palm oil to pay for arms, as Southeast Asia’s third-biggest economy seeks to replace old equipment to boost...
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M'sia hopes to pay for military equipment with palm oil
Malaysia is in talks with at last six countries on the possibility of using palm oil to pay for arms, as Southeast Asia's third-biggest economy seeks to replace old equipment to boost its defence capa...
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Malaysia hopes to pay for military equipment with palm oil
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 26): Malaysia is in talks with at least six countries on the possibility of using palm oil to pay for arms, as Southeast Asia's third-biggest economy seeks to replace old equipment t...
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Malaysia hopes to pay for military equipment with palm oil, says minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 — Malaysia is in talks with at last six countries on the possibility of using palm oil to pay for arms, as South-east Asia’s third-biggest economy seeks to replace old equipme...
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Australia urges ‘sovereignty’ as S. China Sea tensions rise
Morrison (right) reviews the guard of honour with Nguyen during a welcoming ceremony in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Malaysia-registered vessels most targeted for robbery, theft in Singapore strait
SINGAPORE: Eleven Malaysia-registered ships were among the 14 vessels targeted for robbery and theft from tug boats and barges in the Singapore Strait between February and Aug 15 this year, according ...
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The solar-powered ‘tree’ that turns the sea into drinking water
A Chinese-led international research team has created a “tree” that can generate clean drinking water.
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Malaysia is home to all Malaysians, and has been since 1963
LETTER | Amidst growing ethno-religious tensions, Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) underlines that Malaysia is home to all Malaysians since 1963.
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Kelantan Bersatu supports Tok Bali Port project
PASIR PUTEH: Kelantan Bersatu (Bersatu) fully supports the proposal by the Kelantan government to build a new port in Tok Bali, said its chairman Datuk Kamaruddin Md Noor.
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Kelantan Bersatu supports Tok Bali port project
PASIR PUTEH, Aug 17 ― Kelantan Bersatu (Bersatu) fully supports the proposal by the Kelantan government to build a new port in Tok Bali, said its chairman Datuk Kamaruddin Md Noor.
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Global shares shunted after Argentina crash, safe-havens shine
LONDON, Aug 13 — Share markets fell for a third straight day today as fears about a drawn out global trade war, protests in Hong Kong and a crash in Argentina’s peso currency kept investors huddle...
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More hotter days now in Malaysia compared to a decade ago
PETALING JAYA - Major cities in Malaysia are seeing more days where temperatures can hit at least 32 deg C compared to 10 years ago.
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More hotter days now in Malaysia compared to a decade ago
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Major cities in Malaysia are seeing more days where temperatures can hit at least 32 deg C compared to 10 years ago.
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More hotter days now compared to 10 years ago
PETALING JAYA: Major cities in Malaysia are seeing more days where temperatures can hit at least 32°C compared to 10 years ago.
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Malaysia profile
Malaysia boasts one of south-east Asia's most vibrant economies, the fruit of decades of industrial growth and political stability.
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Labuan hosts air-to-air missile firing exercise
LABUAN: Labuan is hosting an air-to-air missile firing exercise for seven days beginning today.
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Govt says confident in South China Sea pact amid trade worries
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbours warned that incidents in the disputed waters had “eroded trust...
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Malaysia voices trust in South China Sea pact
KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbours warned that incidents in the disputed waters had "e...
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Malaysia Voices Trust in South China Sea Pact Amid Trade Worries
(Aug 5): Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbors warned that incidents in the disputed waters had “eroded trust.” T...
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Asean concerned over presence of warships in South China Sea
BANGKOK: Asean countries have expressed their concern on the rising tensions caused by the presence of warships in the South China Sea, said Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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Asean wants warships out of South China Sea
BANGKOK: Asean countries have expressed their concern over the rising tensions caused by the presence of warships in the South China Sea, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
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Saifuddin: Asean concerned over presence of warships in South China Sea
BANGKOK, Aug 3 — Asean countries have expressed their concern on the rising tensions caused by the presence of warships in the South China Sea, said Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abd...
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Pompeo criticises China after meeting top diplomat in Bangkok
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticised China's actions in Asia after meeting his Chinese counterpart for the first time this year amid political tension between the two countries.
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Taiwan rebukes China for tourism ban amid rising tension
Taiwan’s president on Thursday rebuked China over a ban on individual permits for its visitors to the self-ruled island, saying the move aimed to manipulate coming presidential elections amid height...
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Rising tensions in South China Sea erode trust, confidence
BANGKOK: Asean foreign ministers have expressed concern over land reclamation activities and serious incidents in the disputed South China Sea.
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Asean says land reclamation in South China Sea erodes mutual trust
Asean foreign ministers have expressed concern over land reclamation activities and serious incidents in the disputed South China Sea.
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China warns outsiders not to 'sow distrust' in South China Sea
China’s top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea, where recent Chinese manoeuvring in the energy-rich waters has rattled regional states and ...
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China warns outsiders not to 'sow distrust' in South China Sea
BANGKOK (July 31): China's top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea, where recent Chinese manoeuvring in the energy-rich waters has rattled reg...
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China confident of Code of Conduct for South China Sea within 3 years
Asean and China have finished the first reading of the single draft negotiating text on the Code of Conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea, ahead of schedule, Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minist...
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Saifuddin leads Malaysian delegation to 52nd AMM/PMC in Bangkok
BANGKOK (July 30): Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is leading the Malaysian delegation to the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting/Post Ministerial Conferences and Related Meetings (52nd AM...
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Saifuddin leads Malaysian delegation for Asean meeting in Bangkok
BANGKOK: Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pix) is leading the Malaysian delegation to the 52nd Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting/Post Ministerial Conferences and Related Meetings (52nd AMM/...
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Saifuddin leads M'sian delegation to Asean ministers' meet in Bangkok
Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah (photo, above) is leading the Malaysian delegation to the 52nd Asean Foreign Ministers' Meeting/Post Ministerial Conferences and Related Meetings (52nd AMM/PMC) fro...
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Measures ready to help firms, workers in downturn: Heng
Singapore has a package of measures ready to help businesses and workers should the world economy take a nosedive.
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China launches big military drills near Taiwan
China has launched military exercises in the disputed South China Sea near Taiwan, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting local media on Monday.
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Commentary: Pirates and other dangerous activities remain pesky challenges for maritime enforcement in South China Sea
SINGAPORE: Two reports over the past week that concerned the South China Sea had been striking in contrast.
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Reshaping the Muslim world order
COMMENT | An alliance of Muslim nations may not have been raised by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad in any specific form, yet it carries the potential to reshape the world order.
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Reshaping the Muslim world order
COMMENT: By Dr Rais Hussin.
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'We can't hide anything' say Cambodians at alleged China base
Trying to rebut a report of a secret deal to give China access to a naval base, Cambodia’s defense ministry took reporters to see the torpid jetty and outbuildings on Friday.
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US warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait amid China tension
The US military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washingto...
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Mysay: Asean Regional Forum at a crossroads
At 25 this year, the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) is at a crossroads.
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Qatar can help to reduce burden on refugees in Malaysia: Muhyiddin
KUALA LUMPUR: Qatar is prepared to ease the refugee problem in Malaysia through a Qatar welfare fund, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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Qatar can help reduce burden on refugees in M'sia - Muhyiddin
Qatar is prepared to ease the refugee problem in Malaysia through a Qatar welfare fund, said Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
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Muhyiddin: Qatar can help to reduce burden on refugee in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Qatar is prepared to ease the refugee problem in Malaysia through a Qatar welfare fund, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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Yoursay: Re-examine old probes on Taib, instead of asking for new leads
YOURSAY | ‘Why do the gov’t and Mahathir keep protecting the S’wak governor?’ Liew: No cause for MACC to reopen probe against Taib Vent: Is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew V...
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Vietnam, China in South China Sea standoff
Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam's exclusive economic zone, two...
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More allocation needed to repair homes for armed forces families: Minister
KUANTAN: The Defence Ministry will apply for additional allocation for the maintenance of Armed Forces Family Homes (RKAT) throughout the country, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said today.
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Sabah govt open to discussions with O&G players
Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal – File photo KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah state government is open to discussions with industry players to ensure they can take the oil and gas (O&G) industry to even highe...
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Chinese warship headed towards US-Australia war games tracked
Australian defence officials said today they are tracking a Chinese surveillance ship that is expected to position itself just outside of its territorial waters to monitor military exercises between A...
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'Eksesais' the best platform to test Navy's preparedness
Eksesais the best platform for navy preparedness The ‘Eksesais Kerismas’ and ‘Eksesais Taming Sari’ are the best platforms to assess the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN)'s preparedness to tackle thr...
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‘Eksesais’ the best platform for navy preparedness
KUANTAN: The ‘Eksesais Kerismas’ and ‘Eksesais Taming Sari’ are the best platforms to assess the preparedness of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) to tackle threats in national waters.
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Calm returns to Hong Kong after violent protests
A tense calm descended on Hong Kong early on Tuesday, hours after police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had stormed the legislature, in chaotic scenes, to protest against an ext...
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Malaysia's position in Apec 2020
LETTER | The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) was meant as a platform for Pacific Rim economies to foster multilateral economic integration and free trade to ensure regional prosperity.
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World Briefs: China can fish in our waters: Manila
MANILA • China can fish in parts of the South China Sea where the Philippines holds exclusive rights, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman has said, despite warnings from other officials that this ...
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Malaysia to keep pushing for sustainable South China Sea
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will continue to advocate and strengthen maritime and oceanographic research for a sustainable South China Sea as many nations sharing the sea depend on its living and non-living natural resources for food, trade, transport, tourism and security.
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Missing diver in Malaysia found drowned, entangled in ropes
MIRI - The body of a diver who went missing off the coast of Miri has been found, entangled in some ropes at the bottom of the sea.
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No Chinese aircraft carrier in M'sian waters, says navy chief
Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief Mohd Reza Mohd Sany (above) has dismissed media reports on the presence of Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning in Malaysian waters.
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