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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government will study the claim made by United Nations human rights experts over the rate of poverty in the country.
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said Putrajaya will study the United Nations (UN) human rights report that claimed the government uses a low poverty line that fails to reflect ...
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PETALING JAYA, Aug 23 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government will study the claim made by United Nations human rights experts on the rate of poverty in the country.
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A United Nations human rights expert on Friday disputed Malaysia's assertion that it has nearly eliminated poverty, saying that official figures were vastly inaccurate and do not reflect realities on...
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PETALING JAYA: Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali today defended Malaysia’s absolute poverty rate after a United Nations’ rapporteur questioned Putrajaya’s claim of eradicating poverty.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has dismissed as baseless claims made by a United Nations representative that the country had undercountered its rate of poverty.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23): The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) is disappointed by the remarks made by United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Professor Philip Alston, who ...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's claim to having the world's lowest national poverty rate is inaccurate as the official figure vastly undercounts poverty, said United Nations hu...
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PETALING JAYA: A United Nations (UN) human rights expert has called into question Putrajaya’s claim of eradicating poverty, saying the government uses a low poverty line that fails to reflect the ac...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — Malaysia’s actual poverty rate could stand from 15 to 20 per cent, despite official government data in 2016, placing it only at 0.4 per cent of households living under the p...
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An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled yesterday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a si...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s claim to having the world’s lowest national poverty rate is inaccurate, as the official figure vastly undercounts poverty, says United Nations human rights expert, Philip Alston.PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s claim to having the world’s lowest national poverty rate is inaccurate, as the official figure vastly undercounts poverty, says United Nations human rights expert, Philip Alston.
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Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Thursday that its YouTube streaming video service had disabled 210 channels appearing to engage in a coordinated influence operation around the Hong Kong protests,...
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BANGKOK, Aug 22 — Technological innovations — from unique digital identies for drought-hit farmers to use of data from drones and social media — can better predict increasingly complex disasters...
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I am proud that Malaysia is vibrantly multicultural, a fitting location for a dialogue between different religions and sets of beliefs.
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The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said today.
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China hopes to welcome the United States "back to the negotiating table" to discuss global efforts to limit climate change at a United Nations summit to be hosted by Chile in December, its top climate...
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The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of US sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...
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SANTIAGO:China hopes to welcome the United States "back to the negotiating table" to discuss global efforts to limit climate change at a United Nations summit to be hosted by Chile in December, its top climate change envoy said on Tuesday
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IPOH: Perak state executive councillor Howard Lee Chuan How has stated that he has received death threats, one a few days ago and another one today.
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IPOH: DAP National Socialist Youth (DAPSY) chief Howard Lee Chuan How (pix), has stated he received a death threat a few days ago.
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IPOH (Bernama): DAP National Socialist Youth (Dapsy) chief, Howard Lee Chuan How, says he received a death threat a few days ago.
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NEW YORK (Aug 20): The new Malaysian permanent representative to the United Nations, who assumed office few weeks back, considers multilateralism to be very important for Malaysia.
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The new Malaysian permanent representative to the United Nations, who assumed office a few weeks ago, considers multilateralism to be very important for Malaysia.
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IPOH, Aug 19 — Perak state executive committee councillor Howard Lee today revealed that he has received a death threat via WhatsApp. He said he was called by the police today to give statement over...
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SUBANG JAYA: Umno’s Khairy Jamaluddin today said the government lost its chance to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) because of For...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government could not ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) because it had a superiority...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged the global community to use the 2019 International Statistics Congress here as a platform to forge an ideology that represents...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu today said the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) is not above criticism but no one should insult the soldiers as they have sacrificed a lot for the country.
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Mohamad Sabu KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu today said the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) is not above criticism but no one should insult the soldiers as they have sacrificed a lot for the...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 ― Insults to the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) will not be tolerated,  Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said today after a prominent tycoon suggested the country’s security force...
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Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after ...
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MELAKA (Aug 15): Malaysia needs a clearer vision and a different approach if it intends to carry out the mission to send its second astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS), said the Directo...
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Modi waves at the crowd during the ceremony to celebrate the country’s 73rd Independence Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi.
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya has agreed to renew Lynas Corp’s licence to operate in Pahang, ending speculation on the fate of the rare earths processing plant which had been a subject of contention sinc...
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PETALING JAYA: The widow of a Nigerian student who died at an immigration detention centre in Bukit Jalil last month is seeking an inquest into his death, claiming that her husband was assaulted while...
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Kilimall, the Chinese startup that is now one of Africa’s leading ecommerce players, is building a platform that empowers thousands of Chinese small businesses eyeing Africa with their localized ser...
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PETALING JAYA: The highest temperature ever recorded in Malaysia was at 40.1°C in Chuping, Perlis, a small town known for its large sugar cane plantations.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — The United Nations (UN) mission to study extreme poverty in Malaysia starting this week must take into account several local factors for the findings to reflect the actual pov...
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The United Nations mission to study extreme poverty in Malaysia starting this week must take into account several local factors for the findings to reflect the actual poverty level in the country, sai...
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WHEN she first started primary school, Suri used to cry every day.
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LANGKAWI (Aug 10): Two days into a process to renew the ‘green card’ of the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark (LUGGp) and a revaluation inspector has said he can see the concept of a geopark well-im...
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At least 10 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a landslide caused by severe rains buried homes and buildings in southern Myanmar, officials and rescue workers said yesterday.
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AUGUST 9 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) observes August 9 as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which is complemented by the observance of 2019 as the Intern...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will undertake a 10-day fact-finding mission to Malaysia later this month, amid doubts over how Put...
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Wrapped in her mother’s arms in a crowded doctor’s surgery, Muna (not her real name) looks at first glance like any baby waiting to be weighed by a nurse.
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PETALING JAYA, August 9 — The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry wants to ensure there is sufficient communal support for senior citizens, especially those suffering from dementia.
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Pakistan halted its main train service to India on Thursday and banned Indian films as it exerted diplomatic pressure on New Delhi for revoking the special status of Kashmir, the region at the heart o...
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The United Nations (UN) recently released a report pertaining to North Korea’s activity on the internet.
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PETALING JAYA: Human rights group Tenaganita has decried the government’s apparent reluctance to give refugees the right to work in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR: In the midst of the khat controversy, Pakatan Harapan has been advised to avoid making “a political mess” of its policies by reviewing them before revealing them to the public.
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Putrajaya's decision to allow Lynas Corp to propose the construction of a permanent disposal facility (PDF) is the right move in resolving the issue of its low-level radioactive waste, says Mohd Redzu...
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MP SPEAKS | My generation was a victim of Jawi illiterate (buta Jawi) during the primary years when the subject was not taught anymore in classrooms.
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SANTIAGO, Aug 1 ― Hit by five years of “economic slowdown,” Latin America's economy will grow by barely 0.5 per cent this year, the United Nations economic commission for the region said yesterd...
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Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg will sail to the United Nations climate summit in New York from Britain.
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I notice the phrase “inclusive education” has become fashionable these days.
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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group in their home country, leaders told visiting Myanmar officials on Sunday as fresh repatriation...
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I NOTICE the phrase “inclusive education” has become very fashionable these days.
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Penang’s three-island reclamation, otherwise known as the Penang South Reclamation, is the Utopian dream underpinning the Penang Transport Master Plan.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Rohingya should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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JULY 27 — I notice the phrase “inclusive education” has become very fashionable these days.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Rohingyas should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Rohingya 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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KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — The Rohingyas should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition fighting in Yemen killed or injured 729 children during 2018, accounting for nearly half the total child casualties, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gute...
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MP SPEAKS | I first discussed youth empowerment in a keynote address presented at an international conference organised by the Commonwealth Youth Programme in 1996.
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Malaysia yesterday relaunched its East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), kick-starting work on tunnels and viaducts along part of the route, from Dungun in Terengganu, to Mentakab in Pahang, after a year-long s...
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YouTube is great for many things: makeup tutorials, entertaining animal clips and oddly satisfying videos of people smashing their faces into loaves of bread. It’s not necessarily great for nuanced scientific explanations.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): Malaysia retains its 35th position in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 and remains among the middle-income economies that are bridging the innovation divide, supported by...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd has bagged the Deal of the Year Award for the world's FIRST United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) sukuk at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finan...
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KUCHING: Sarawak Association for Peoples’ Aspiration (Sapa) president Dominique Ng has urged police to explain why they were called in to make statements on Sarawak’s independence day celebrations...
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The peace process to end the conflict in southern Thailand stalled due to the lack of commitment, sincerity and strong political will from the Thai government, said the Patani Consultative Council (Ma...
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Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighboring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the...
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THE article “Eminent Buddhist leader urges halt to nuclear weapons and killer robots” (Sunday Star, July 7) is timely as this year marks the second anniversary of the adoption of the UN Treaty on ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — Anthony Loke said today the government will submit its bid to retain its seat on the United Nations’ (UN) main decision making body for civil aviation arm — the Internati...
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BANGKOK, July 22 — The number of human trafficking victims rescued in Thailand is set to hit a record high this year, according to government data, with demand for cheap labour in neighbouring Malay...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The outgoing Kuwaiti Ambassador to Malaysia, Saad Abdullah Al-Asousi (pix), considers Malaysia as the best training ground for foreign emissaries, including himself, to learn and enrich ...
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The United States said on Thursday that a US Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about ...
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Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China’s policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where the United Nations says at least one million ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Prof Yanghee Lee urged countries to follow Malaysia’s lead in taking steps to improve...
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KUALA LUMPUR: It’s not every day that you see the garrulous Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speechless, but that’s what happened when the Prime Minister met Sophia for the first time.
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Malaysian Bar president Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor said one death in custody was one too many.
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PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Dr Ahmad Faisal Muhamad and Kamsiah Kamaruddin have received their letters of appointment as the new Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in Geneva and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to Asean in Jakarta respectively.
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French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he would help to help relaunch talks to normalise ties between Serbia and Kosovo in the next few weeks.
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COMMENT | Lowering the age of voting to 18 should be commended.
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The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country throug...
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ALOR SETAR: Pakatan Harapan is open to the idea of PAS joining the coalition for the unification of Muslims in the country, said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) deputy president Datuk Seri Mukh­riz Mahathir.
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ALOR STAR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) is open to the idea of PAS joining the coalition for the unification of Muslims in the country, said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) deputy president Datuk Ser...
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Pakatan Harapan is open to the idea of PAS joining the coalition for the unification of Muslims in the country, said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir (above).
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ALOR SETAR, July 15 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) is open to the idea of PAS joining the coalition for the unification of Muslims in the country, said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) deputy presid...
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Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir – Bernama file photo ALOR SETAR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) is open to the idea of PAS joining the coalition for the unification of Muslims in the country, said Parti P...
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The United Nations (UN) in Papua New Guinea has strongly condemnedthe brutal massacre of 24 people in Hela Province over the weekend and calls for immediate intervention to bring the perpetrators to j...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is expected to experience population shrinkage by 2072 if the fertility rate continues to fall from 1.9 in 2016 to 1.7 in 2050 as projected by the United Nations.
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PETALING JAYA (July 11): Malaysia is expected to experience population shrinkage by 2072 if the fertility rate continues to fall from 1.9 in 2016 to 1.7 in 2050 as projected by the United Nations.
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PETALING JAYA, July 11 — Malaysia is expected to experience population shrinkage by 2072 if the fertility rate continues to fall from 1.9 in 2016 to 1.7 in 2050 as projected by the United Nations.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Rare earth producer Lynas Corporation today announced that the company has joined the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative known as the United Nations (UN) G...
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ANKARA (July 10): Turkey will continue carrying out hydrocarbons exploration in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone despite negative reaction of the European Union, Sputnik news agency reported, quoting a...
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GEORGE TOWN, July 10— Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow assured Perak fishermen today that any sand mining activities off their coast for a reclamation project in his state will receive their own ...
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Exactly one year ago, Numan Afifi made the decision to step down as the interim press officer to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman following backlash over his LGBT rights activi...
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PETALING JAYA: Being the pioneer of an end-to-end platform for the management of foreign workers in Malaysia, Bestinet Sdn Bhd is now aiming to expand its Foreign Workers Centralised Management System (FWCMS) to more countries around the world.