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Tsinghu University’s Xue Lan chairs a committee of experts advising China’s Ministry of Science and Technology on AI governance. AI poses question of how to balance individual and societal benefits against privacy concerns, Xue says.
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research is maintaining its Overweight call on the telecommunications sector given multiple synergies from sector consolidation, which will significantly alleviate price competition that has been eroding the sector’s margins over the past three years.
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AUGUST 18 — Is any culture pure?
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WASHINGTON, Aug 16 — Homebuilding projects initiated in July in the US fell sharply and unexpectedly compared to June due to another steep drop in apartment construction, according to data released ...
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CHONGQING, Aug 16 — A year and a half ago, Chongqing Iron and Steel Corp (CISC), China’s oldest steelmaker, was rescued from the brink of bankruptcy in a deal hailed as a shining example of how st...
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PETALING JAYA: Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has criticised those he claims disregard the dominance of the Malays in Malaysia, saying the idea that all races are equal in moulding a nation’s ...
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In a golden era of video games and animation, Malaysia may be undergoing a renaissance of our own.
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KOTA KINABALU, Aug 15 — Oscar-winning British actress came to Sabah to film a BBC documentary but along the way, she learned how “complex and nuanced” the palm oil industry really is.
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PETALING JAYA: The Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in Miri, Sarawak and in Klang, Selangor have slightly increased as the air quality remains in the hazardous and unhealthy levels.
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YOURSAY | ‘If this were said 30, 40, 50 years ago, it might have made an impact.’ M'sians need empathy, not racial and religious superiority - Daim David Dass: Former Council of Eminent Persons (C...
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CYBERJAYA: The row of white houses for sale looks like any other modern housing development.
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The National League for Democracy was forged in an uprising against one-party rule.
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MALACCA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has advised young people in the country to be proud of their Eastern values and way of life and not to be influenced by the Western culture.
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MELAKA: Young people were urged today to go to Turkey and find work there so that they can help develop Malaysia on their return.
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MELAKA, Aug 3 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has advised young people in the country to be proud of their Eastern values and way of life and not to be influenced by the Western culture.
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President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that Iran was ready for the worst in an uphill struggle to salvage its nuclear deal with world powers abandoned by the United States, but that he was sure Teh...
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In the period between the world wars — or more precisely, in the wake of the October Revolution in Russia and the fall of empires throughout the world, and in the midst of the 1930s Great Depression...
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Prof Syed Hussein Alatas pernah menulis karangan ilmiah berjudul “Intellectual Imperialism: Definition, Traits, and Problems”. Beliau menyatakan imperialisme mempunyai beberapa sifat utama iaitu p...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Malaysia is not keen for Dr Zakir Naik to be here, but is hard-pressed to deport him elsewhere as “many countries” will not accept the controversial Islamic preacher eith...
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PENANG: In 2018, six decades after the Federation of Malaya first held elections, the Malaysian parliament made two sweeping changes to the Constitution.
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China reiterated on Monday its support for Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam (above), and its police, and called on Hong Kong people to oppose violence following another weekend of clashes between protes...
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An emergency meeting with parties to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal was constructive but there are unresolved issues and Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments if Europeans fail to salvage...
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TWO generations ago cheap goods from Hong Kong were labelled simply “Made in Hong Kong,” but their poor quality soon made that embarrassing.
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A powerful symbol of German division, Checkpoint Charlie was a point of crossing between Berlin's divided East and West.
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What are the typical profiles of amateur athletes in the United States? How can public health messaging encouraging physical activity best target local populations? These questions were the basis of a study led by doctors from Boston University’s School of Public Health.
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COMMENT | Turkey may seem to be drifting.
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WASHINGTON, July 23 ― The United States has sanctioned the China's state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhenrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector, US Secretary of ...
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LONDON, July 22 — Oil prices rose more than two per cent today on concerns that Iran’s seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the energy-rich Gulf.
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soCash, a Singapore-headquartered fintech startup that allows bank customers to perform banking services like cash withdrawal and loan applications at retails shops via a mobile app, today announced i...
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Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” on Saturday, rejecting Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been...
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LONDON, July 18 — Oil prices rose today after Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf amid rising tensions between Tehran and the West over the safety of shipping in the Strait of H...
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ASIA is now the centre of global economic activity.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Palm oil futures have been trading on Singapore’s Asia Pacific Exchange for just three months, but they’re already making their mark in a world long dominated by the benchmark contract in neighboring Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bloomberg): Palm oil futures have been trading on Singapore’s Asia Pacific Exchange for just three months, but they’re already making their mark in a world long dominated by the benchmark contract in neighboring Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16): Palm oil futures have been trading on Singapore’s Asia Pacific Exchange for just three months, but they’re already making their mark in a world long dominated by the benchm...
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The Association for Community and Dialogue (ACID) is concerned about the statement by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang that the asset declaration initiative was derived from communist and socialist phil...
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GEORGE TOWN: When newborns get through the first month of their lives, it is cause for celebration.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is on the right path to get its palm oil production and industry certified in or­­der to ensure that the country’s palm oil is recognised as a sustainable commodity, said Italian Ambas­sador to Malaysia Cristiano Maggi­pinto.
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LETTER | Traditionally, society tends to look to the West as the champion of women's rights and female empowerment.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is on the right path to get its palm oil production and the oil palm industry certified in order to ensure that the country’s palm oil is recognised as a sustainable commodity...
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Malaysia is on the right path to get its palm oil production and the oil palm industry certified to ensure that the country's palm oil is recognised as a sustainable commodity, says Italian Ambassador...
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SYDNEY: Crude oil prices fell on Friday, pressured by concerns over the outlook for global economic growth.
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Recently, an international school invited the wrath of Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok over a student presentation on the environmental damage caused by the palm oil industry.
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DESPITE the pleas, the warnings, the threats over the years, nothing really worked until China suddenly decided it wasn’t taking any more crap from the West.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today disagreed that he was sending a message to the US by favouring China in certain matters.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he underestimated the challenges of governing the country before his shock election victory last year.
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(From left) Regnard, Duplessy, Guo Gan and Puredorj with their respective stringed instruments.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will not take sides in the intensifying US-China trade war, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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PUTRAJAYA, June 20 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today defended his right to free speech, after he was criticised for making purportedly anti-Semitic remarks in the UK.
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China is definitely the new Japan.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a UN rights investigator sa...
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(June 20): China is definitely the new Japan. For Mahathir Mohamad, at least.
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PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement that global perception of Malaysian palm oil is not fair due to biased reporting on environmental destruction is most timely.
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YOURSAY | 'Human rights are a concern of all of us.' M'sians dressed in black gather in solidarity with HK protesters Rick Teo: Why are these 50 or so Malaysians showing solidarity for a cause they do...
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LONDON: European countries that sell various goods to Malaysia may be asked to stop tarnishing the image of palm oil.
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Quang (left) and Lê are set to entrance at RWMF 2019.
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WASHINGTON, June 18 — US homebuilding unexpectedly fell in May, but data for the prior two months was revised higher and building permits increased, suggesting that the housing market was drawing so...
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LONDON: Western countries are often seen forcing other nations to accept what they practised, for example, pertaining to the ideology of communism, capitalism, socialism and the lifestyle of lesbian, ...
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LONDON (June 18): Western countries are often seen forcing other nations to accept what they practised, for example pertaining to the ideology of communism, capitalism, socialism and the lifestyle of ...
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Western countries are often seen forcing other nations to accept what they practiced, for example, pertaining to the ideology of communism, capitalism, socialism and the lifestyle of the lesbian, gay,...
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LONDON: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia is free to reject practices that are “unsuitable” for the country, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lifestyle wh...
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LONDON (Bernama): Western countries are often seen forcing other nations to accept what they practised, for example, pertaining to the ideology of communism, capitalism, socialism and the lifestyle of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
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LONDON, June 18 — Western countries are often seen forcing other nations to accept what they practised, for example, pertaining to the ideology of communism, capitalism, socialism and the lifestyle ...
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CAMBRIDGE: The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor engaged with his wit and humour at the Cambridge Union.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday (Jun 17) hit out at the international community's negative perceptions of the palm oil industry, while stating that palm oil cultiva...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has called on China to put more effort into understanding its smaller Southeast Asian neighbours, saying it must dispel the perception of a “bully” as portrayed by the Unite...
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad deliver his speech in conjunction with a working visit at The Cambridge Union Society.
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CAMBRIDGE: The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor engaged with his wit and h...
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LONDON, June 17 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that there are many hardworking Malays in the country who are working tirelessly to improve their lives.
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CAMBRIDGE (Bernama): The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor engaged with his wit and humour during his talk at Cambridge Union on Sunday (June 16).
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CAMBRIDGE (United Kingdom) (June 17): The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor...
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The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor engaged with his wit and humour during hi...
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CAMBRIDGE June 17 — The subject matter covered was not much different from the talk he delivered at Oxford Union in January, yet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad kept the floor engaged with hi...
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is in the UK for a three-day working visit, today accused Western countries of hypocrisy in their concept of democracy and migration, among other...
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A Starbucks cup merging with a crowd around a dried-up well, or a yacht spliced with a boat full of refugees: powerful collages by a Turkish artist have taken the Internet by storm.
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When Kazuya Niinou originally set out to make the original Dragon Quest Builders, it was an experiment. He wanted to see if JRPG mechanics would work in a sandbox, Minecraft-like world where players could build whatever they wanted.
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The latest deaths of 14 Orang Asli from the Batek tribe, the country’s last indigenous nomadic community in Kuala Koh, Kelantan, with scores more hospitalised is a tragedy Malaysians should be asham...
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COMMENT | The latest deaths of 14 Orang Asli from the Bateq tribe, the country’s last indigenous nomadic community in Kuala Koh, Kelantan, with scores more hospitalised is a tragedy Malaysians shoul...
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(June 11): China's overseas M&A isn't quite dead.
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Africa has become the new frontier for Singapore’s startup movement, as more technology and venture capital firms eye the continent’s largely untapped market for the next wave of growth despite th...
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COMMENT | When one sweeps away all the issues surrounding the inadequacies of Pakatan Harapan – mainly exaggerated by extant BN cyber troopers – what remains of Malaysia is a federation of states ...
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SAINT PETERSBURG, June 7 — China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin hit back at US global economic dominance today as they took the stage together at Russia’s showcase business forum.
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ST PETERSBURG, June 7 — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the United States today that what he described as unbridled economic egoism was a recipe for trade and maybe even real wars.
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Advertisement Supported by By Mike Ives TELOK GONG, Malaysia — Black sedans with government plates raced through a town near Malaysia’s main seaport, flashing blue sirens as they approached rogue ...
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USING your phone as a wallet is old hat in China. Using it as a checkout counter? Not so much yet.
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JUNE 2 — Trade war is basically a war of tariffs, escalated with the goal to make the other side bend.
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TOKYO: Malaysia will continue using Huawei products “as much as possible”, bucking a global trend prompted by security concerns and a US ban on the Chinese firm, the Prime Minister said.
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TOKYO: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said western countries must accept that years of research and development has improved the capability of countries in the East, which no longer imit...
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TOKYO: Malaysia will continue using Huawei products "as much as possible," bucking a global trend prompted by security concerns and a US ban on the Chinese firm, the country's prime minister said Thur...
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TOKYO, May 30 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said western countries must accept that years of research and development has improved the capability of countries in the East, which no longer...
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TOKYO (May 30): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said western countries must accept that years of research and development has improved the capability of countries in the East, which no longer i...
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Japan's government said that high-tech industries will be added to a list of businesses for which foreign ownership of Japanese firms is restricted.
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Japan’s government said on Monday that high-tech industries will be added to a list of businesses for which foreign ownership of Japanese firms is restricted.
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HELSINKI, May 25 — European Central Bank presidential hopeful Olli Rehn spelled out the challenges facing Mario Draghi’s successor in an interview published on Saturday, but declined to comment on...
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Raja Kamarul Bahrin has urged the government to consider formulating new legislation to curb hate speech on social media.
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TOKYO, May 23 — An overwhelming majority of Japanese firms have no plans to use 5G mobile networks by China’s Huawei or other foreign firms, preferring instead to rely on domestic telecom carriers...
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WASHINGTON, May 21 — Sales of existing US homes fell for the second straight month in April as prices increased despite rising supplies of homes for sale, according to an industry survey today.
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Cellphone separation anxiety has become so common, and we don't talk about it much (probably so we can keep glancing at our phones). I was never attached to my phone until recently.
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Remember the Thirty Years’ War?
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It is heralded as an essential step to a brave new world of technology, but in the here and now, super-fast 5G networking is already pitting China against the West.