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Cross-border ecommerce is a massive industry in Asia.
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SINGAPORE (June 24): Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah called for justice to be brought to the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar as Southeast Asian leaders gather for a...
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IPOH: The presence of vernacular schools in the country is no obstacle to national unity, but it gives added value to the younger generation.
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IPOH: The presence of vernacular schools in the country is no obstacle to national unity and it gives added value to the younger generation, Perak Education, Science, Technology and Environment Exco A...
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(From right) Voon presents his arguments during the debate, as Foo, Abdul Aziz, organising committee member Edmund Lee and Siah look on.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has denied the government’s accusation that it was against the ratification of the International Labour Organisation Convention 87 (C87). De...
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BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abdullah has called for justice to be brought to the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the ministry wrote in a twee...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is at loggerheads with the Human Resources Ministry and the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) over the proposal for the ratification of a convention that would allow all workers, including migrants, the right to join and form unions.
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Indian reporter Jagendra Singh posted his last contribution to his Facebook page – where he regularly published his reporting – on June 1, 2015.
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PETALING JAYA: The human resources ministry today called out the Malaysian Trades Unions Congress (MTUC) for wanting to seek help from the United Nations to ratify an international convention which th...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah says the country’s religious institutions are constantly pressured by external organisations to accept their brand of human rights despite not being in line with Islamic laws or the Federal Consti­tution.
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His Majesty (second right) being greeted by participants of the event.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today pointed out that the country’s religious institutions are constantly being subjected to pre...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has asked the United Nations global labour centre to use all within its means to get Malaysia to ratify Convention 87 (C87), which deals with t...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) are seeking the help of the United Nations in an attempt to reform a labour law involving local and foreign workers.
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KUANTAN, June 19 — The Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration has allegedly continued to threaten and ridicule Islam, PAS Youth chief Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi alleged to his fellow wing members today...
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JUNE 17 — Of the seven million people around the world who die prematurely from air pollution every year, four million are in Asia.
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More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations’ top human rights body to investigate Beijing’s deadly crackdown ...
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China and the United Nations have reached a “broad consensus” about counter-terror work, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday after a controversial visit by a senior UN official to the restiv...
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TOKYO: Oil fell on Friday after sharp gains in the previous session when prices were boosted after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude flows through one of the world's key shipping routes.
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The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new US-Iranian confrontation.
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Connectivity to the internet could be more important in this era, compared with access to electricity in the past century, to build an inclusive digital economy and society, according to Jack Ma, co-f...
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The Alibaba executive chairman’s comment follows the release of a comprehensive UN report on ‘digital interdependence’.
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PETALING JAYA: A group of Orang Asli will file a complaint to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Temerloh on the allegations of illegal mining in Kuala Koh.
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PETALING JAYA: A group of Orang Asli will file a report with the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) in Temerloh over allegations of illegal mining in Kuala Koh.
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THE Australian Government announced on June 6 that it will partner with Accelerating Asia, a regional network of startup programmes, to develop a Singapore-based Asean Smart Cities Accelerator (ASCA)....
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Roughly 115 million boys around the world were married off as children, the United Nations said in a new study on Friday.
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WASHINGTON: Roughly 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, the United Nations said in a new study Friday.
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IN conjunction with World Oceans Day tomorrow, the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (Mima) would like to create greater awareness of the importance of the seas to Malaysians by highlighting the signific...
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BEIJING, June 5 — China's determination to resist US bullying in two years of negotiations to end the Korean War is a reason not to bow to Washington in bitter trade talks, a top Chinese newspaper s...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Malaysians, especially Muslims, to be grateful for being able to carry out fasting during Ramadan without any disturbance and to celebrat...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 4): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Malaysians especially Muslims to be grateful for being able to carry out the Ramadan fasting without any disturbance and to ...
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JUNE 4 ― Malaysia recently experienced one of its worst water shortages in history, with several states affected by reduced rainfall.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — Fashion retailer H&M has confirmed that its collection supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is not available in Malaysia.
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An Umno leader today questioned purported links between Swedish fashion retailer H&M's Malaysian stores and a United Nations campaign supporting the LGBT community.
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KOTA KINABALU: The Dayaks have opened a United Nations (UN) permanent representation office in Harlem, New York, and are working to get the organisation officially registered with the US government.
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KOTA KINABALU: Kadazandusun Murut (KDM) paramount leader or Huguan Siou Joseph Pairin Kitingan today urged Sabah’s indigenous people to continue to defend their native rights.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 30): China will react by growing its military capability and other nations would “lose everything,” Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says in speech in Tokyo.
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KOTA KINABALU: A walk will be held in conjunction with Sabah's annual Pesta Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) on May 30 (Thursday) to raise awareness on indigenous rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
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MAY 29 — Previously, Timothy Tye and I have written that the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) has been wrongly criticised.
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I CONFESS, when I initially read about the clampdown on illegal plastic recycling centres, I thought to myself: surely the more people out there recycling the better?
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MAY 29 — Before one is startled by the statement of the title, keep in mind two things: what Buddhists have long discovered, have always proven to be wise in their own ways.
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COMMENT | Before one is startled by the statement of the title, keep in mind two things: what Buddhists have long discovered have always proven to be wise in their own ways.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister’s wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali urged Malaysians to always be grateful for the peace in the country and pray for the well-being of the security forces.
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BANGKOK: A United Nations executive has called for urgent action by countries in the Asia and Pacific region to reverse negative trends to realise all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 20...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — The prime minister’s wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali today urged Malaysians to always be grateful for the peace in the country and pray for the well-being of the security f...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s cybersecurity and its digital forensic laboratories are among the most advanced in the world, CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Amirudin Abdul Wa...
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PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has apologised for a carnival-like Ramadan event organised by the party's youth wing.
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Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognised government.
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LONDON: Spiralling traffic and poor urban planning could rob developing countries of opportunities and jam economic progress in fast-growing cities, a study published on Thursday found.
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UN report warns that millions of people are getting accustomed to commanding female-voiced digital assistants that are ’servile, obedient and unfailingly polite’, even when confronted with sexist and abusive language.
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Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow will be attending a United Nations event to learn from experts on how the state can improve further economically, environmentally and sustainably, said his press se...
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Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has returned an honorary degree awarded by Oxford University after a global backlash led by celebrities including George Clooney and Elton John for proposing the death...
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MAY 23 — We are pleased that our article that raises critical questions about Penang’s non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has elicited responses from members of the public, including a trans...
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WASHINGTON, May 22 — More than 150 million people are gaining access to electricity every year, reducing the ranks of those who live without power, but this is not enough to meet global development ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — The potential for defence cooperation between Malaysia and Bangladesh was among the topics discussed in a meeting between Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong and the Defenc...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — It is now possible for Muslims to fulfil their zakat (tithe) obligations by paying it to the Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia).
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North Korea has called the United Nations (UN) an unfair organisation that represents the privileges of just a few countries, saying that the sanctions imposed on Pyongyang are a violation of its sove...
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has received the confirmation from the United Nations (UN) on Malaysia’s withdrawal from the instrument of accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 16 — Malaysia has received the confirmation from the United Nations (UN) on Malaysia’s withdrawal from the instrument of accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal ...
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PUTRAJAYA: The United Nations secretary-general has confirmed Malaysia’s withdrawal as a signatory of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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THE recent announcement by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the new economic model based on “shared prosperity” is much welcomed and a refreshing change.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is no longer listed as a signatory in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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Malaysia has officially been removed from the Rome Statute signatory list.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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GENEVA (May 15): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today held a bilateral meeting with the Vice President of Indonesia Mohamed Jusuf Kalla to discuss matters of mutual interest...
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PUTRAJAYA: On the United Nations (UN) website, Malaysia is still listed as a member nation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and for the government, this is baffling.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 15): Wisma Putra will ask the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Malaysia to explain on the current status and process of Malaysia’s withdrawal as a signatory of the Rome St...
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Wisma Putra will ask the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Malaysia to explain the current status and process of Malaysia’s withdrawal as a signatory of the Rome Statute of the Internatio...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 15 — Wisma Putra will ask the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Malaysia to explain on the current status and process of Malaysia’s withdrawal as a signatory of the...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) said as climate change is largely influenced by human activities, the family institution plays an important role in helpin...
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PUTRAJAYA: Wisma Putra is seeking the United Nations (UN) explanation on Malaysia's latest status on its removal as a signatory of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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PETALING JAYA: Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 today urged the Election Commission (EC) to maintain its rule barring ministers from campaigning for elections during working hours, saying they should app...
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SO near, yet so far. Timor-Leste has been trudging on for eight years but the road to membership in Asean remains a long and winding one for Asia’s youngest democracy.
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GENEVA (May 14): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a three-day working visit to lead the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform f...
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GENEVA, May 14 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a three-day working visit to lead the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform...
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GENEVA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is leading the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), held in Geneva, S...
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GENEVA, May 14 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is leading the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), held i...
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians need to remember the May 13 riots to avoid racial conflicts from recurring, says the National Patriots Association (Patriot).
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Malaysian police have detained four men suspected of plotting a wave of killings and attacks in and around the capital during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police said on Mo...
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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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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): In just a year of his tenure as Malaysia's seventh prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been recognised as one of the world's most influential men.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — In just a year of his tenure as Malaysia's seventh prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been recognised as one of the world’s most influential men.
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KUALA LUMPUR: In just a year of his tenure as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been recognised as one of the world’s most influential men.
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“I DON’T want any of my children to work in this industry.
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US President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Iran’s leadership to sit down and talk with him about giving up Tehran’s nuclear programme and said he could not rule out a military confrontation given...
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PETALING JAYA: The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) has given Pakatan Harapan (PH) three items for its to-do list if it is determined to ensure gender equality in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): As Malaysians marked the first anniversary of the historic victory which brought Pakatan Harapan (PH) to rule today, the PH-led government has successfully managed to raise Malay...
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GEORGE TOWN - A Penang official who called on Malaysia to rope in Singapore to seek Unesco recognition for hawker culture is now suggesting that his country make the bid alone.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — Putrajaya has not received word from Singapore on its suggestion for joint Unesco recognition for their shared hawker culture, Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik has disclosed.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will have a much more difficult time raising key foreign policy issues that they are concerned about, if they are not a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), says Human Rights Watch.
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PETALING JAYA: The United Nations will remove Malaysia from the list of signatories of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's new government has failed to deliver on most of its human rights reform promises in its first year in power, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said on We...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — The United Nations (UN) has been officially informed of Malaysia’s decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Foreign Ministry ...
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Malaysia has written to the United Nations (UN) to inform it of its decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 29, said Putrajaya.
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PETALING JAYA: The United Nations will remove Malaysia as a signatory of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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GreenRE leads the charge for a more sustainable and environment-friendly future By Viktor Chong and Mohd Sharil Tarmize viktorchong@thestar.com.my / sharil@mystar.com.my THE progress of humanity has a...
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Britain welcomed Myanmar’s release of two Reuters journalists on Tuesday after more than 500 days in jail, a step that Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said could open a new chapter in relations.
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PUTRAJAYA: Starting today, private car owners can tint their rear windshield and rear passenger windows as dark as they want to after the Transport Ministry relaxed the tinting rules on vehicles.