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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians politicians should emulate their counterparts in Western democracies and unite for the people’s well-being after elections are over, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s ...
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(April 25): Asia's central bankers should consider themselves lucky: Unlike their counterparts in the West — with a few exceptions — they have the scope to combat an economic downturn and low infl...
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BEIJING, April 25 — China aims to make the Belt and Road initiative sustainable and prevent debt risks, finance minister Liu Kun said today, seeking to allay criticism that its infrastructure plan t...
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The United States criticised Myanmar on Wednesday after the Asian country's high court upheld the sentencing of two Reuters journalists, expressing deep concern about freedom of expression and urging ...
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The head of Britain's GCHQ spy agency will call on businesses and the finance sector to work with intelligence officials to help secure the Internet and protect customers online.
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China is expected to promote a recalibrated version of its Belt and Road initiative at a summit of heads of state this week in Beijing, seeking to allay criticism that its flagship infrastructure poli...
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BEIJING, April 24 — China is expected to promote a recalibrated version of its Belt and Road initiative at a summit of heads of state this week in Beijing, seeking to allay criticism that its flagsh...
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PHILOSOPHY is a great way to find meaning in one’s life, explore the deep reaches of the human consciousness, understand what it means to be human and to answer the big questions of life.
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WALLINI (Indonesia): In a rural part of Indonesia’s Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a US$6bil high-speed rail project between the capital Jakarta and the textile hub of Bandung.
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WALLINI • In a rural part of Indonesia's Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a US$6 billion (S$8.1 billion) high-speed rail project betwe...
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BEIJING, April 23 — China's homegrown coffee chain Luckin Coffee has filed to list publicly in the US as the loss-making company battles to dethrone Starbucks in its home market.
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In a rural part of Indonesia's Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a US$6 billion (RM24.76 billion) high-speed rail project between the cap...
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WALLINI (REUTERS) - In a rural part of Indonesia's Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a US$6 billion (S$8.1 billion) high-speed rail proje...
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WALLINI (Reuters): In a rural part of Indonesia's Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a US$6bil (RM24bil) high-speed rail project between the capital Jakarta and the textile hub of Bandung.
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Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about t...
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Huawei will roll out 5G phone network for the first time during this summer's Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt's minister of communications and information technology said on April 21.
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CAIRO, April 21 — Huawei will roll out 5G phone network for the first time during this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt’s minister of communications and information technology said today.
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SHANGHAI: World leaders meeting in Beijing this week for a summit on China's Belt and Road initiative will agree to project financing that respects global debt goals and promotes green growth, according to a draft communique seen by Reuters.
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APRIL 21 — A building in Paris burned down and the whole world seems to be sad.
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Leica draws fire from online commenters and is censored on Chinese social media platform Weibo; spokeswoman says the advert was not an officially sanctioned marketing film commissioned by the company.
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KIEV, April 19 — Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky won a major victory yesterday in his battle with the government over the nationalisation of the country's largest bank after a court ruled the chang...
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(April 19): Stocks in Asia looked set for modest gains after their U.S. counterparts edged higher, ahead of a holiday weekend in many countries.
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Singapore: In a rare retreat for Amazon.com Inc, the e-commerce giant plans to shut down its Chinese marketplace business in July as it shifts its focus to offering mainland consumers overseas products rather than goods from local sellers.
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By NG PAU LING In an age of mass production and fast-paced online purchasing, often a delightful local bookstore filled with an extensive collection of curated books is an oasis to find.
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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, April 17 — Germany's Daimler and some others have stopped dealing with sanctions-hit van maker GAZ, controlled by Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska, he told reporters, adding he wa...
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The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross intended to alleviate a dire economic crisis in Venezuela arrived in the once-prosperous, oil-rich country on Tuesday, a representative of the...
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ZURICH, April 16 — Switzerland will sign an accord backing China’s Belt and Road Initiative when President Ueli Maurer visits China this month, cementing ties with a major trading partner as other...
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CYBERJAYA (April 15): Malaysia has a good talent pool that is flexible and adaptable to be trained for different conditions and operating environments, said Ministry of International Trade and Industr...
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The United States will continue to use all economic and political tools at its disposal to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable for a worsening crisis in his country, US Secretary of S...
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WASHINGTON, April 14 — A group of finance ministers is working on a US$10 billion (RM40 billion) package of trade finance that could be made available to help Venezuela out of its economic and human...
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DUBROVNIK, April 12 — China pledged today to increase trade with Central European countries and provide more financial support for major cross border infrastructure projects to promote regional coop...
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Russian lawmakers have approved a bill that would expand government control over the Internet.
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The top official overseeing 5G technology policies for the European Union (EU) said on Wednesday he’s concerned that Chinese companies are legally bound to share information with the government’s ...
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CARACAS, April 10 — Venezuela removed eight tonnes of gold from the central bank's vaults last week, and the cash-strapped socialist state is expected to sell the bullion abroad as it seeks to raise...
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KUCHING: The St Joseph's School Band will be making their mark on the world stage once again when they take part in the European Open Championship in Germany in June.
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APRIL 8 — As with the caning of two lesbians in Terengganu last September, some have dismissed criticism of Brunei’s new laws as Islamophobic, colonialist, or Orientalist.
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After weeks of power cuts and limited access to water, tens of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Saturday to back opposition leader Juan Guaido and protest against President Nicolas Madu...
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The concept of balance is deep within both Eastern or Western culture.
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One impediment to advancing democracy across Asia is the erroneous, but unfortunately, widespread notion that “Asian values” are somehow opposed to democratic principles.
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PARIS, April 4 — The French government plans to cap executive “golden handshakes” at 30 per cent of their salary, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said today, calling the multi-million-euro exit ...
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SHANGHAI, April 4 — China's commercial capital of Shanghai is still far from its goal of becoming a global financial hub by 2020 due to hurdles such as capital controls and a lack of consistent rule...
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WASHINGTON, April 3 — The United States will not send high-level officials to attend China’s second Belt and Road summit in Beijing this month, a spokesperson for the US State Department said yest...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — Early on a February morning two years ago, a balding man in a grey suit entered Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport, glanced up at the departures board and walked to check in f...
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Weeks before a gunman killed 50 Muslims in Christchurch, a man had threatened to burn copies of the Quran outside New Zealand mosques, in what community leaders said was the latest in a long list of t...
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China has never forced debt upon participants of its new Silk Road project as "prejudiced" critics have suggested, the country's top diplomat said on Saturday.
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MARCH 30 — Due to our overfamiliarity with Hollywood blockbusters, which probably take up more than 60-70 per cent of our cinemas’ screen time, even the most casual of film fans are sometimes bore...
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ISTANBUL, March 29 — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s fiery anti-US rhetoric helped spark a currency collapse in 2018 that plunged his country into recession.
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SHENZEN, March 29 — Chinese telecom giant Huawei said today net profit grew 25 per cent last year and vowed to “shake off outside distractions” amid a global US campaign to blacklist the company...
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Britain publicly chastised China’s Huawei Technologies for failing to fix long-standing security flaws in its mobile network equipment and revealed new “significant technical issues,” increasing...
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India shot down one of its satellites in space with an anti-satellite missile on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, hailing the country’s first test of such technology as a major breakthr...
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Alphabet Inc’s Google plans to announce a memorandum of understanding with Cuban telecoms monopoly ETECSA on Thursday to explore ways of improving connectivity on the Communist-run island, a person familiar with matter told Reuters.
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THE commonly held image of Islam as portrayed by the Western press is one of terrorism, wars, poverty, immigrants, persecutions and internecine wars, especially in the Middle Eastern countries.
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YOURSAY | ‘Raja Bahrin, you’re like water for a thirsty traveller in the desert.’ Christchurch killings: Deputy minister highlights hypocrisy of M'sian politicians David Dass: Housing and Local ...
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PARIS, March 25 — France and China will sign trade deals worth billions of euros today during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping but Paris will also take the opportunity to push back against Be...
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SERDANG: The Ibadah Hospital Academy at the Al-Islam Specialists Hospital will draw up a specific module for hospital volunteers to ensure that they are knowledgeable, complied with the patient visit ...
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PULAU CAREY, March 24 — Putrajaya will consider retaliation if the European Union persists with its campaign against palm oil, the prime minister said when describing the offensive as disingenuous.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the over-reliance of Muslim countries on developed nations has made them fearful of protesting against any wrongful actions by Western countries.He said bec...
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ROME, March 23 — Italy today signed a “non-binding” protocol with China to take part in Beijing’s new “Silk Road” of transport and trade links stretching from Asia to Europe.
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An over-reliance by Islamic countries on developed nations has caused them to be afraid of protesting wrongful actions by Western countries, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Bernama): The over-reliance of Islamic countries on developed nations has made them fearful of protesting against any wrongful actions by Western countries, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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ISLAMABAD, March 23 — The over-reliance of the Islamic countries on the developed nations has caused them to be afraid to protest against any wrongful actions by Western countries, said Tun Dr Mahat...
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If the present neoclassical economic paradigm is more or less broken, what is the new paradigm?
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ROME, March 23 — Chinese President Xi Jinping sought yesterday to allay Western unease over his new Silk Road initiative by emphasising the vast infrastructure project’s two-way nature as he kic...
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YOURSAY | You don't owe him, a foreigner, a duty to tell him how to behave himself in the host country.
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TEHRAN, March 22 — Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei yesterday dismissed a trade mechanism launched by European countries to bypass renewed US sanctions as a “bitter joke” and said Eu...
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BERLIN, March 19 — Germany launches its auction today for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network as a transatlantic dispute rages over security concerns surrounding giant Chinese teleco...
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BERLIN, March 19 — Germany launches its auction today for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network as a transatlantic dispute rages over security concerns surrounding giant Chinese teleco...
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CITIZENS International strongly condemns the brutal killing of over 40 Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, by white supremacist terrorists.
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Citizens International strongly condemns the barbaric killing of 49 Muslims in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, by white supremacist terrorists.
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KUANTAN: The act of confining the use of the word terrorism to a particular religion, mainly Islam, needs to stop, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh (pix).
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Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has lambasted the European Union’s (EU) Delegated Act, under which palm oil is classified as “high risk”, calling the act discriminatory and designed to hu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has lambasted European Union’s (EU) Delegated Act where palm oil is classified as “high risk”, calling the act discriminatory an...
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Rockstar Games released a new showdown mode for its Western-themed multiplayer game Red Dead Online.
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MILAN, March 12 — Italy's ruling League party gave hesitant backing yesterday to government plans to endorse China's “Belt and Road” initiative, saying the venture had to boost local businesses ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 12):  While the stage is set for another  global credit downturn, but the next crisis, if any, is unlikely to be as dramatic as in 2008-2009, according to S&P Global Ratings.
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From Berlin to Hanoi, and from the space race to the nuclear arms race, the US clashed with the Soviet Union during an era known as the Cold War, which stretched from 1947 to 1991.
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(March 11): China has an inflation problem.
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Memory, childhood games and meditations on the nature of art inspire this charming double-bill presented by theatre-makers from Singapore and Malaysia.
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Centre 42 (Singapore) and Five Arts Centre (Kuala Lumpur) Centre 42 Black Box, March 9 SINGAPORE - Memory, childhood games and meditations on the nature of art inspire this charming double-bill presen...
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KOTA KINABALU: The inaugural Woman’s Day rally to promote gender equality and condemn violence drew some 80 marchers, including some from the LGBT community, here today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government would make its own independent decisions on China despite Western suspicions of Beijing’s cyber espionage involvement, according to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahat...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will make its own independent decisions on China despite Western suspicions of Beijing’s cyber espionage involvement, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 8): The Malaysian Government will make its own independent decisions on China despite Western suspicions of Beijing's cyber espionage threat, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 ― Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would side with China over the US if pressed, but purely in terms of the former’s economic resources.
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Malaysia will favour "rich" China over the "unpredictable" US, if forced to take sides in the geopolitical rivalry between the two superpowers, said Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Judgment, or Judge Eyes in Japan, has finally gotten a Western release date.
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For decades, back before the Cold War, universities were fertile hunting grounds for espionage.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's Tourism Minister caused consternation in Germany when he reportedly said there are no gays in Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA: An aide to Mohamaddin Ketapi has defended the minister over his remarks on homosexuality in Berlin, saying the Warisan leader was likely reiterating Putrajaya’s stance that LGBT are n...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad took a swipe at Najib Abdul Razak and the supporters that call him 'bossku' (my boss).He said the word "boss" is the term that was used by African slaves to refer to...
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The US has intensified its hunt for Hamza bin Laden, the son of the former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (pic), who was killed during a secret mission by a US special task force in Abbottabad, Pakis...
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A children’s song with patriotic lyrics praising Huawei Technologies has gone viral, China’s state-run tabloid the Global Times said, although the Chinese company has distanced itself from the video which has been mocked online.
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PETALING JAYA: Former Muslim guerrillas are now governing a conflict-ridden region in the Philippines under a peace deal brokered by Malaysia, AP reports.
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Countries should take an "objective" view of Chinese policy in Xinjiang and stop saying the wrong thing, China's government said after Turkey and Britain voiced concern at its alleged mistreatment of ...
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PUTRAJAYA (Feb 27): The government expects to take about six months to acquire the toll concessions for four main highways — Damansara Puchong Expressway (LDP), Western KL Traffic Dispersal System (...
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BARCELONA, Feb 27 — Facts not fears should decide the future of telecoms network security in Europe, industry leaders and policy chiefs said this week, brushing off US calls for a ban on Chinese ven...
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Facts, not fears, should decide the future of telecoms network security in Europe, industry leaders and policy chiefs said this week, brushing off US calls for a ban on Chinese vendors.
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PUTRAJAYA: The government expects to take about six months to acquire the toll concessions for four main highways — Damansara Puchong Expressway (LDP), Western KL Traffic Dispersal System (SPRINT), ...