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CIMB joins 130 banks worldwide on responsible banking
CIMB Group Holdings Bhd today became one of the Founding Signatories of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative UNEP-FI Principles for Responsible Banking.
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Muhyiddin calls for developed countries to help bear refugee management costs
NEW YORK (Bernama): Developed countries should help bear the costs of managing refugees in countries like Malaysia to help ease the burden of the problem.
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Developed countries should help bear cost of managing refugees, says Muhyiddin
NEW YORK: Developed countries should help bear the cost of managing refugees in countries such as Malaysia to help ease the financial burden of doing so.
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Muhyiddin calls for developed countries to help bear refugee management costs
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin NEW YORK: Developed countries should help bear the costs of managing refugees in countries like Malaysia to help ease the burden of the problem.
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Muhyiddin calls for developed countries to help bear refugee management costs
NEW YORK, Sept 22 — Developed countries should help bear the costs of managing refugees in countries like Malaysia to help ease the burden of the problem.
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Singapore and Malaysia choking together
SEPTEMBER 22 — So, it seems Singapore and Malaysia are united again — well, at least in terms of facing a common obstacle.
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Young people are right about climate change: It’s time to listen — Luis Alfonso de Alba
SEPTEMBER 21 — Climate change is not a far-away problem — it is causing huge damage right now in Asia-Pacific and around the world.
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Amazon pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos pledged to make the US technology and retail giant carbon neutral by 2040 and encourage other firms to do likewise.
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Lawyer: US bid to extradite North Korean 'political'
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): The case against a North Korean man facing possible extradition from malaysia to the US on money-laundering charges is "ambiguous" and highly...
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Malaysia used as pawns in US bid to nab North Korean man, says lawyer
Kuala Lumpur: The case against a North Korean man facing possible extradition from Malaysia to the US on money-laundering charges is “ambiguous” and highly politicised, his lawyer said Friday.
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Malaysia will speak the truth at Unga: Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will speak the truth at the United Nations General Assembly (Unga) in New York next week, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said.
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Malaysia will speak the truth at United Nations General Assembly — Dr M
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 19): Malaysia will speak the truth at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next week, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Dr M on UNGA: We’ll criticise and praise when necessary
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who will be attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next week, said he will state the truth and criticise when necessary and also prais...
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Malaysia will speak the truth at United Nations General Assembly next week, says PM
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 — Malaysia will speak the truth at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next week, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Dr M: Malaysia will speak the truth at UN
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysia will speak the truth at the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Ban harvesting, trade and serving of shark fins in Malaysia
LETTER | We refer to the Malaysiakini article M’sia 2nd largest importer of shark fins in the world - report.
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Govt needs to review national poverty rate: Anwar
KOTA KINABALU: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following the UN report which claimed that the national poverty rate is at 15...
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Anwar backs Prof Alston, urges review of poverty rate
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following a United Nations (UN) report...
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Anwar: I see poor in almost every village, settlement
PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following the United Nations (UN) report claiming that the national poverty rate is at 15 per cent and not at...
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Malaysia not spared by Trump's trade tantrums
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will head to New York later this month for the United Nations General Assembly, where the Malaysian delegation is also expected to hold various meetings on the side ...
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Govt needs to review national poverty rate, says Anwar
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 18 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following the United Nations (UN) report claiming that the national pov...
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Compile the relevant facts, warts and all
I REFER to the report “’Orang Asli not part of income survey’” (The Star, Sept 2).
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Protect rights of activist Veronica Koman, UN experts urge Indonesia
Indonesia must protect the rights of human rights defender Veronica Koman (photo) and all others reporting on protests in Papua and West Papua, said a group of UN human rights experts.
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Malaysian opposition parties UMNO and PAS formalise pact
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's two oldest political parties - UMNO and PAS - signed a charter of formal cooperation on Saturday (Sep 14), presenting arguably the largest political platform for the majority ...
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Sime Darby, IOI refute claim of plantations being sealed off
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP) and IOI Corporation Bhd (IOI) have refuted claims by Indonesia that their plantations run by subsidiaries were sealed off due to fires.
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UN, 500 Startups launch accelerator for social enterprises in Indonesia
500 Startups and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Indonesia have launched ImpactAim Indonesia to boost social entrepreneurship in the country.
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Revoke pension scheme in favour of a welfare state
LETTER | The government's decision to consider changes to the pension scheme for civil servants is a timely and positive move.
LETTER | B40 | British | M40 | EPF | UN
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UN group says global trend of enforced disappearances is concerning
PETALING JAYA: A group of United Nations (UN) human rights experts is calling countries around the world to stop enforced disappearances instead of turning a blind eye.
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CAP criticises Putrajaya's oblivious attitude to alarm bells about poverty
The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) today criticised Putrajaya's oblivious attitude despite alarm bells raised by experts about the state of poverty in Malaysia.
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No more burgers and coke? Climate fears hit meat, drink sales
BERLIN, Sept 10 — Consumers worried about the environment are cutting their spending on meat and bottled drinks and trying to reduce plastic waste, and this trend is set to accelerate as climate con...
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Cyber spying firm NSO to follow human rights guidelines
The Israeli-based NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used in a number of government surveillance scandals, said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N...
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The State of the Nation: Getting the poverty measurement right
POVERTY is a subject that touches a raw nerve whenever it is discussed.
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Parliamentary select group to discuss UN report on Malaysia’s poverty rate
SERI KEMBANGAN: The parliamentary select committee on reforms and governance is expected to discuss a United Nations (UN) report on the country’s poverty rate.
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Stop the boycott campaign: Patriot
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Association of Patriots (Patriot) today called on irresponsible politicians to immediately stop the campaign to boycott products made by non-Muslims. Patriot president Datu...
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Stop the boycott campaign – Patriot
Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: The National Association of Patriots (Patriot) today called on irresponsible politicians to immediately stop the campaign to boycott pro...
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Patriot: Stop the boycott, focus on poverty and unemployment
The National Association of Patriots (Patriot) today called on politicians to immediately stop the campaign to boycott products made by non-Muslims. Patriot president Mohamed Arshad Raji urged the peo...
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Stop the boycott campaign, urges Patriot
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — The National Association of Patriots (Patriot) today called on irresponsible politicians to immediately stop the campaign to boycott products made by non-Muslims. The Presiden...
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Iran further breaches nuclear deal, says it can exceed 20pct enrichment
Iran said on Saturday it was now capable of raising uranium enrichment past the 20 percent level and had launched advanced centrifuge machines in further breaches of commitments to limit its nuclear a...
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Iran fires up advanced centrifuges in latest nuclear step
Kamalvandi speaking during a press conference in Tehran.
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Measure poverty reliably, but address other dimensions of wellbeing too — Mohammad Abdul Hamid
SEPTEMBER 6 — It is well recognised that GDP or another economic indicator alone is inadequate to measure wellbeing of society.
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UN: UK stands to lose US$16b on EU exports in case of no-deal Brexit
GENEVA, Sept 4 ― Britain could lose at least US$16 billion (RM67.3 billion) annually on exports to the European Union if it leaves without a deal and possibly billions more on trade beyond the bloc,...
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UN experts fear Myanmar military tortures suspects held incommunicado
Myanmar is holding insurgent suspects incommunicado in a practice that may be covering up torture, UN human rights experts said on Tuesday.
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Myanmar forcing Rohingya to accept cards that preclude citizenship: group
Myanmar authorities are forcing members of the Rohingya Muslim minority at gunpoint to accept identity cards that categorise them as foreigners, stripping them of the chance to become citizens, a righ...
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Have RCI into poverty ‘scandal’, urges consumers’ body
KUALA LUMPUR: Calling the “fudging” of poverty figures by the government a major scandal, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) said the crux of the problem is the failure of government instit...
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Penang consumer group calls for RCI to investigate extreme poverty claims
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) today called on Putrajaya to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to find out whether the recent United Nations (UN) report which s...
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Is the gov’t hiding millions of Malaysia’s poor?
COMMENT | Officially there is almost no poverty left in Malaysia.
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Israel, Hezbollah exchange fire after week of tensions
Israeli soldiers check fragments of projectiles launched the day before by Hezbollah near the village of Yir’on along the border between Israel and Lebanon.
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MTUC purposes RM500 cost of living allowance
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called for a monthly minimum of RM500 in cost of living allowance (Cola) in its Budget 2020 proposals, especially after the nation’s pov...
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Lawyer slams deportation double standards, and 8 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Reflections on Merdeka Day
COMMENT | What do we have to celebrate about?
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PM calls on M'sians to foster spirit of nationhood and 9 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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UN refugee body concerned over deportation of Turkish teacher
PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says sending back refugees and asylum seekers back to their country of origin is wrong, after Putrajaya deported a Turkish scho...
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Malaysia to deport Turkish teacher under UN protection?
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 30 — Turkish teacher Arif Komis and his family who are protected by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have been taken by the police to be deported home for...
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Pariah: I did not refer to anybody, says Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said today he did not direct the word ‘pariah’ at anybody when commenting on Lynas Corporation recently.
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Suhakam urges Putrajaya to ratify UN treaty on enforced disappearances
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — It is time that Malaysia ratifies the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED), its Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) sa...
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Dr M: Malaysia’s poverty rate not as bad as UN report suggests
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the press on Thursday that Malaysia’s poverty rate was not as serious as indicated by a recent UN report.
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Dr M: ‘Pariah’ in Lynas comment was not in reference to anyone
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 29 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he did not direct the word ‘pariah’ at anybody when commenting on Lynas Corporation recently.
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Dr M concedes there's a need to adjust poverty line
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted that there is a need to adjust the poverty line of RM980 per household.
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I wasn’t referring to anyone, says Dr M on ‘pariah’ remark
PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad tonight defended his use of the word “pariah” in commenting on rare earths miner Lynas Corp, following claims that the prime minister had hurt the feelings of the In...
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Muhyiddin: Need to determine if UN expert's poverty assessment factual
Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has urged the government to “take cognisance”of a recent statement from a UN expert that the poverty rate in the country was farlower than the official figures.Maint...
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Zuraida has no issue with UN report on poverty
PUTRAJAYA: Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin says a United Nations (UN) report which came under criticism from her Cabinet colleague Mohamed Azmin Ali should be viewed positivel...
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Putrajaya told to get real in measuring poverty
PETALING JAYA: An economist has urged the government to change the official definition of poverty to reflect Malaysia’s status as an upper-middle income country.
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Accept the reality of poverty in Malaysia | KiniFlash - 27 Aug
The prime minister’s economic adviser Muhammad Abdul Khalid admitted that theEconomic Affairs Ministry’s yardstick for poverty was outdated.
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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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PM's adviser: Accept reality, poverty is a problem
The prime minister's economic adviser Muhammed Abdul Khalid (above) said it is a fact that the Economic Affairs Ministry's (MEA) yardstick for poverty was outdated.
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NCP wants to review nation's definition of poverty
KAJANG (Aug 27): The National Council of Professors (NCP) wants to carry out a study on the definition of poverty used in country so far, to determine if it is still relevant or otherwise.
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519 terror suspects held
KUALA LUMPUR: The authorities have arrested 519 people suspected of being involved in terrorism, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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NCP wants to review nation's definition of poverty
KAJANG (Aug 26): The National Council of Professors (NCP) wants to carry out a study on the definition of poverty used in country so far, to determine if it is still relevant or otherwise.
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NCP wants to review nation’s definition of poverty
KAJANG: The National Council of Professors (NCP) wants to carry out a study on the definition of poverty used in country so far, to determine if it is still relevant or otherwise.
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NCP wants to review nation’s definition of poverty
KAJANG: The National Council of Professors (NCP) wants to carry out a study on the definition of poverty used in country so far, to determine if it is still relevant or otherwise.
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G7 pledges millions to help fight Amazon fires
BIARRITZ, Aug 26 — The G7 has agreed to spend €20 million (RM92.46 million) on the Amazon, mainly to send fire-fighting aircraft to tackle the huge blazes engulfing many parts of the world’s big...
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Exco accused of rape goes on leave, and 10 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Move on from Zakir Naik issue, says Patriot
PETALING JAYA: The Pakatan Harapan government must focus on economic issues, including eradicating urban and rural poverty entirely, and move on from harping on preacher Dr Zakir Naik, according to th...
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PKR wants more discussion on UN finding about underreporting poverty
PKR believes that UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston's findings that Malaysia was "severely underreporting" its poverty numbers merit further discussion.
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MTUC demands Putrajaya reveal actual figures on poverty after UN study
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 — The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the government today to not sweep the truth under the carpet with regards to the United Nations’ (UN) findings on povert...
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Review poverty line, activists tell govt
PETALING JAYA: As Tun Daim Zainuddin defended Malaysia’s record on poverty eradication, activists want the government to seriously look into the UN’s call for its poverty measurement to be reassessed.
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Is it a case of poverty of analysis or analysis of poverty?
According to UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Philip Alston, despite the impressive growth, Malaysia has seriously underestimated the extent of poverty.
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The politics of poverty
Much has been said on the poverty line income (PLI) since a UN expert on poverty disclosed that Malaysia might have grossly underestimated the number of households living below the poverty line.
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Poverty of analysis or analysis of poverty?
ADUN SPEAKS | According to the UN representative Philip Alston, Malaysia despite its impressive growth, has seriously underestimated the extent of poverty.
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EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today
Dirty dealings. Corporate battles.
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Economic minister stands by country’s official poverty rate, says it follows international standards
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali today refuted claims by a UN rights expert that Malaysia’s poverty rate has been grossly underreported.
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Malaysia's poverty levels far higher than reported, UN expert says
KUALA LUMPUR: A UN human rights expert on Friday (Aug 23) disputed Malaysia's assertion that it has nearly eliminated poverty, saying that official figures were vastly inaccurate and do not reflect r...
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Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over ‘inauthentic behaviour’
Facebook Inc said on Aug 22 it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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Facebook shuts 216 Myanmar accounts over 'inauthentic behaviour'
Facebook Inc said today it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, including some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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Plastic particles in drinking water present 'low' risk: WHO
Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
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UN pleads for more help to relieve Venezuelan refugee crisis
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi appealed on Sunday for more humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees pouring into neighbouring countries where they are overwhelming social...
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China asks for UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir this week
China on Wednesday backed Pakistan’s request for the United Nations Security Council to discuss India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, asking for the body to meet behi...
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Pro-govt forces launch strike after Aden ‘coup’
Yemeni supporters of the southern separatist movement pose for a picture in Khor Maksar, in the Yemeni southern port city of Aden.
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Ahead of UN’s poverty study, union wants minimum wage, hourly pay considered
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — The United Nations’ (UN) fact-finding mission on the scale of poverty in Malaysia must take into consideration several factors, notably the minimum wage and wage per hour, t...
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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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Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes
This aerial view shows the flooding in Shwegyin township, Bago Ragi SHWEGYIN, Myanmar: Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials ...
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In Japan, Dr M urges Tokyo to turn its back on nuclear weapons
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — Japan must lead the world in abandoning nuclear weapons as it is the only country to have suffered directly from their use, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Workplace sexual harassment: Power abuse as a fiscal instrument
AUGUST 7 — Of recent, the number of reported cases on workplace sexual harassment has been alarming.
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North Korea took US$2b in cyberattacks to fund weapons initiative, says UN report
North Korea has generated an estimated US$2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using “widespread and increasingly sophisticated” cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurren...
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China’s new UN envoy says Beijing ready to fight US on trade
NEW YORK, Aug 3 — China’s new UN ambassador warned yesterday that if the United States wanted to fight China on trade “then we will fight,” and signalled that trade tensions could hurt coopera...
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China says most people in Xinjiang camps have 'returned to society'
Most people sent to mass detention centres in China’s Xinjiang region have “returned to society,” a senior official from the region said on Tuesday, but he declined to give an estimate of for ma...
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UN report says almost 4,000 Afghans killed or wounded in first six months of 2019
At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of 2019 in the war against Islamist militant groups, including a large increase in the number of casualties caused by governmen...
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Rohingyas should be Myanmar citizens or be given their own state - Dr M
The Rohingyas should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, said Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Edu nation: Practising sustainability in schools
In view of the recent environmental mishaps that have affected schools, it is high time we nurtured sustainable values in students and empowered them to be stewards of the environment.
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Eight long years in refugee limbo
LETTER | My name is Nazafarin Sabouri Miandehi and I am an Iranian refugee in Malaysia.
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