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Malaysia says will work diplomatically with India if palm oil imports curbed
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia will work diplomatically with India if it decides to restrict imports of Malaysian palm oil, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (Oct 16), according to ...
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High on ease, low on nutrition: instant-noodle diet harms Asian kids
MANILA: A diet heavy on cheap, modern food like instant noodles that fills bellies but lacks key nutrients has left millions of children unhealthily thin or overweight in southeast Asia, experts say.
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Malaysia offers to increase imports from India after Kashmir row
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is considering raising imports of raw sugar and buffalo meat from India, potentially easing trade tensions after reports New Delhi could restrict Malaysian palm oil imports fol...
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Malaysia offers to increase imports from India after Kashmir row
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia is considering raising imports of raw sugar and buffalo meat from India, potentially easing trade tensions after reports New Delhi could restrict Malaysian palm oil i...
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High on ease, low on nutrition: the instant noodles diet harming Asian kids
JAKARTA: A diet heavy on cheap, modern food like instant noodles that fills bellies but lacks key nutrients has left millions of children unhealthily thin or overweight in Southeast Asia, experts say.
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High on ease, low on nutrition: Instant noodle diet harms Asian kids
MANILA: A diet heavy on cheap, modern food like instant noodles that fills bellies but lacks key nutrients has left millions of children unhealthily thin or overweight in Southeast Asia, experts say.
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MovingForward: Urban space intervention through social integration
As MP for Setiawangsa, I represent an urban Kuala Lumpur constituency.
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No new highways allowed for PJ, says MBPJ councillor refuting mega-project news
PETALING JAYA: The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will not allow for any new highway to run across the city in accordance with the city's local plan, says Petaling Jaya...
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UNHCR welcomes renewed commitment by Malaysia to end statelessness
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes Malaysia’s renewed commitment to reduce and prevent statelessness in the country, in line with the Global ...
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Malaysia has to tread on issue of refugees carefully: Muhyiddin
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has to tread on the issue of refugees carefully so that it does not become a big burden in the future, according to Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pix).
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Home minister: Careful handling of refugees crucial to country's wellbeing
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — Malaysia has to tread on the issue of refugees carefully so that it does not become a big burden in the future, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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#BoycottMalaysia sentiment fades: Saifuddin
PUTRAJAYA: The sentiment of #BoycottMalaysia movement on social media is fading, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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PM: No word yet from India over boycott claims
PUTRAJAYA has not received any feedback from the Indian government despite demands by its nationals to boycott Malaysia over the country’s calls for an amicable solution to resolve the conflict over Jammu and Kashmir.
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PM: Country not affected by #BoycottMalaysia campaign by Indian social media users
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya has not received any feedback from the Indian government despite demands from social media users in the country to boycott...
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Saifuddin shrugs off #BoycottMalaysia move after Dr M’s comment on Kashmir
KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah today shrugged off concerns that bilateral trade with India will be affected by an online push for a boycott of Malaysia following remarks by Dr Mahat...
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Unilever to halve use of new plastic
THE HAGUE, Oct 7 — Anglo-Dutch commercial giant Unilever said today it will cut its use of new plastic by half by 2025 as pressure grows on multinational companies to do more for the environment.
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Workable proposal in UNSC to balance power of veto
PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again brought to global attention the undemocratic veto power of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) – Russia, th...
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Putrajaya ready to review poverty line, says Dr M
KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the government is ready to review the national poverty line in order to provide an accurate picture of the situation after a UN expert disputed claims that pover...
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A prime minister devoid of integrity
LETTER | If there is one thing a nation hopes to have in their prime minister, it is integrity.
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Bangladeshi army accused of gang-raping 12-year-old Rohingya girl
PETALING JAYA: The Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (MERHROM) has accused the Bangladeshi army of gang-raping a 12-year-old...
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No official reaction from India over Mahathir’s remarks on Jammu & Kashmir
PUTRAJAYA: Wisma Putra has not received any official reaction from the Indian government over Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks on the Jammu and Kashmir conflict in his speech at the ...
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No official reaction from India over Dr M's remarks on Jammu and Kashmir
Wisma Putra has not received any official reaction from the Indian government over prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks on the Jammu and Kashmir conflict in his speech at the United Nations ...
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Review disabilities law
THE Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act, 2008, fails to protect and uphold the rights of persons with disabilities.
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Congo mine deploys digital weapons in fight against conflict minerals
In a small shack overlooking muddy pits hewn out of eastern Congo's rolling green hills, a government official puts a barcoded tag on a sack of ore rich in tantalum, a...
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Don't ignore the plights of persons with disabilities!
LETTER | The Persons with Disabilities (PwD) Act, 2008, fails to protect and uphold the rights of persons with disabilities.
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We can’t expect Malaysia to get ahead by keeping our people poor
OCTOBER 2 — I wonder if there is a copy of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged in every ministry official’s desk.
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Twitter abuzz over Mahathir's remarks on Jammu and Kashmir
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 1): A remark by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the United Nations General Assembly last week on Jammu and Kashmir sent Twitter into overdrive today.
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Nga to Najib: Repent, stop spreading fake news
KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming (pix) has urged Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to repent and not use fake news to attack him or the DAP.
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Nga to Najib: Repent, stop spreading fake news
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 — Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming has urged Datuk Seri Najib Razak to repent and not use fake news to attack him or the DAP.
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Why is #BoycottMalaysia trending on Twitter today (Oct 1)?
Numerous tweets from users in India are making the #BoycottMalaysia hashtag trend on Twitter after Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said India and...
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Stupid argument! PSM sees red over Kit Siang's Venezuela comparison
PSM excoriated DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang for stating that if Pakatan Harapan did not win the last general election, Malaysia would have become the Venezuela of Asia.
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Queues as far as the eye can see: New fuel shortage hits Yemen
SANAA, Sept 30 — A fuel shortage is deepening Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, forcing drivers to wait for days in queues that stretch back from some petrol stations as far as the eye can see.
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Children of a lesser god — Rais Hussin
SEPT 29 — At its annual General Assembly Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered an impassioned plea for intervention by the UN in Kashmir, and warned of the consequences of dehumanising an...
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Children of a lesser God
COMMENT | At its annual general assembly, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered an impassioned plea for intervention by the UN in Kashmir, and warned of the consequences of dehumanising an enti...
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Carpe Diem —Rais Hussin
SEPTEMBER 29 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed took the centre stage at the UNGA yesterday with a powerful message for world peace and equality for all people.
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Pakatan Harapan, it's time to seize the day
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took centre stage at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday (Sept 27) with a powerful message for world peace and equality for all people.
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Dr M: Malaysia, Turkey, Pakistan launching TV channel to correct misconceptions about Islam
NEW YORK, Sept 28 — Malaysia, Pakistan and Turkey will set up an English news channel to correct the misconceptions about Islam, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Dr M: Support the UN even though it has failed to banish wars
In his statement at the General Debate of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the UN has failed in protecting the poor from the ...
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Mahathir stresses on peaceful means to end disputes
NEW YORK: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has highlighted the irony of the international community considering themselves civilised when in fact they are still very primitive since they accept killing people ...
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Prepare for climate change, not war, says Dr M
NEW YORK: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the international community, instead of preparing for war, should be paying attention to climate change and natural disasters.
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Chup and play at The Hills this weekend
Storyteller Grace Wong conducts entertaining Mandarin storytelling sessions.
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Freedom of speech: one for Jews, another for Muslims
In October 2018, Dr Mahathir Mohamad addressed the UN’s 73rd General Assembly.
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Jomo calls for measures to counteract global headwinds as UN report highlights...
KUALA LUMPUR: The world economy is heading into troubled waters, with recession in 2020 now a clear and present danger, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (Unctad)...
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Dr M: End the Rohingya crisis now
NEW YORK: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sounded the clarion call for the international community to put the Rohingya crisis squarely on its...
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Sunway University and Star Media Group back UNSDGs
PETALING JAYA: Scores of people, including staff and management of Sunway University and Star Media Group, came together in Bandar Sunway to demonstrate their...
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Let's end the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr Mahathir
NEW YORK (Sept 25): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sounded the clarion call for the international community to put the Rohingya crisis squarely on its radar with a view to resolv...
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Let’s end the Rohingya crisis now, says Malaysia’s Mahathir
NEW YORK: Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sounded the clarion call for the international community to put the Rohingya crisis squarely on its radar with a view to resolving it now...
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Trump says trade deal with China could happen sooner than people think
NEW YORK, Sept 25 — US President Donald Trump said today that a deal to end a nearly 15-month trade war with China could happen sooner than people think.
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Pos Malaysia to minimise potential rates hike with looming US pull out of postal union
PETALING JAYA: As the United States (US) mulls pulling out of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Pos Malaysia says that it will minimise the impact of potentially...
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Rohingya crisis must end now, says Dr M
NEW YORK: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday called for an immediate end to the Rohingya crisis, saying the international community must put the matter squarely on its radar.
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End the Rohingya crisis now, says Dr M tells international community
NEW YORK (Bernama): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sounded the clarion call for the international community to put the Rohingya crisis...
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Let's end the Rohingya crisis now, says Mahathir
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has sounded the clarion call for the international community to put the Rohingya crisis squarely on its radar with a view to resolving it now.
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Let’s end the Rohingya crisis: Mahathir
NEW YORK: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) has sounded the clarion call for the international community to put the Rohingya crisis squarely on its radar with a view to resolving it now.
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Trumps’ China trade rhetoric turns harsh at UN, says won’t take ‘bad deal’
NEW YORK, Sept 25 — US President Donald Trump delivered a stinging rebuke to China’s trade practices yesterday at the United Nations General Assembly, saying he would not accept a “bad deal” i...
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Mahathir arrives in New York for UN General Assembly
Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has arrived in New York to join other world leaders at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The aircraft carrying him landed at ...
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Busy schedule for Dr M at UN general assembly
NEW YORK: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has back-to-back meetings with captains of industries and politicians when he is in town for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
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Mahathir arrives in New York for UN General Assembly
NEW YORK (Sept 25): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has arrived in New York to join other world leaders at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The aircraft...
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Hard-working Mahathir will be in his element at 2019 UNGA
NEW YORK: With a chock-a-block itinerary, it appears that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will hardly be able to catch his breath when he is in town from Sept 24 to 28 for the 74th Session of the United Natio...
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Global postal agency warns of ‘total disruption’ if US pulls out
GENEVA, Sept 24 ­— The UN postal agency warned today of “total disruption” and rising consumer costs if the US delivers on threats to quit the body over complaints about rules Washington claims...
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Hard-working Mahathir will be in his element at 2019 UNGA
NEW YORK (Sept 24): With a chock-a-block itinerary, it appears that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will hardly be able to catch his breath when he is in town from Sept 24 to 28 for the 74th Session of the Un...
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Trump slammed for trolling Greta Thunberg climate speech
US President Donald Trump stirred up fresh outrage on social media Sept 23 with a tweet mocking an impassioned speech made by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg at...
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Hard working Mahathir will be in his element at 2019 UNGA
With a chock-a-block itinerary, it appears that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will hardly be able to catch his breath when he is in New York from Sept 24 to 28 for the 74th Session of the United ...
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UNGA: Mahathir to remind world leaders of respect for international institutions and rules
NEW YORK: With a chock-a-block itinerary, it appears that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) will hardly be able to catch his breath when he is in town from Sept 24 to 28 for the 74th Session of the United...
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At UN assembly, Dr M to remind nations on need to respect global bodies and law
NEW YORK, Sept 24 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to stress on respect for international organisations and international laws in his speech to the 74th Session of the United Nations General As...
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Shipping sector sets course for zero carbon vessels, fuel by 2030
LONDON, Sept 23 — Leading ports, banks, oil and shipping companies today launched an initiative which aims to have ships and marine fuels with zero carbon emissions on the high seas by 2030, in anot...
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Climate change accelerated over 5 years
GENEVA (Sept 23): The pace of climate change has picked up significantly over the past five years, reported Sputnik news agency, quoting a report published Sunday by the World Meteorological Organisat...
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Filipinos give thumbs up to Duterte's 'excellent' drugs war: poll
Philippine citizens are overwhelmingly satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, a survey showed, giving a boost to a government outraged by an international push to investigat...
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CIMB joins 130 banks worldwide on responsible banking
CIMB Group Holdings Bhd today became one of the Founding Signatories of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative UNEP-FI Principles for Responsible Banking.
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Muhyiddin calls for developed countries to help bear refugee management costs
NEW YORK (Bernama): Developed countries should help bear the costs of managing refugees in countries like Malaysia to help ease the burden of the problem.
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Developed countries should help bear cost of managing refugees, says Muhyiddin
NEW YORK: Developed countries should help bear the cost of managing refugees in countries such as Malaysia to help ease the financial burden of doing so.
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Muhyiddin calls for developed countries to help bear refugee management costs
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin NEW YORK: Developed countries should help bear the costs of managing refugees in countries like Malaysia to help ease the burden of the problem.
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Muhyiddin calls for developed countries to help bear refugee management costs
NEW YORK, Sept 22 — Developed countries should help bear the costs of managing refugees in countries like Malaysia to help ease the burden of the problem.
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Singapore and Malaysia choking together
SEPTEMBER 22 — So, it seems Singapore and Malaysia are united again — well, at least in terms of facing a common obstacle.
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Young people are right about climate change: It’s time to listen — Luis Alfonso de Alba
SEPTEMBER 21 — Climate change is not a far-away problem — it is causing huge damage right now in Asia-Pacific and around the world.
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Amazon pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos pledged to make the US technology and retail giant carbon neutral by 2040 and encourage other firms to do likewise.
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Lawyer: US bid to extradite North Korean 'political'
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): The case against a North Korean man facing possible extradition from malaysia to the US on money-laundering charges is "ambiguous" and highly...
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Malaysia used as pawns in US bid to nab North Korean man, says lawyer
Kuala Lumpur: The case against a North Korean man facing possible extradition from Malaysia to the US on money-laundering charges is “ambiguous” and highly politicised, his lawyer said Friday.
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Malaysia will speak the truth at Unga: Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will speak the truth at the United Nations General Assembly (Unga) in New York next week, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said.
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Malaysia will speak the truth at United Nations General Assembly — Dr M
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 19): Malaysia will speak the truth at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next week, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Dr M on UNGA: We’ll criticise and praise when necessary
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who will be attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next week, said he will state the truth and criticise when necessary and also prais...
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Malaysia will speak the truth at United Nations General Assembly next week, says PM
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 — Malaysia will speak the truth at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York next week, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Dr M: Malaysia will speak the truth at UN
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysia will speak the truth at the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Ban harvesting, trade and serving of shark fins in Malaysia
LETTER | We refer to the Malaysiakini article M’sia 2nd largest importer of shark fins in the world - report.
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Govt needs to review national poverty rate: Anwar
KOTA KINABALU: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pix) said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following the UN report which claimed that the national poverty rate is at 15...
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Anwar backs Prof Alston, urges review of poverty rate
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following a United Nations (UN) report...
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Anwar: I see poor in almost every village, settlement
PKR president Anwar Ibrahim said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following the United Nations (UN) report claiming that the national poverty rate is at 15 per cent and not at...
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Malaysia not spared by Trump's trade tantrums
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will head to New York later this month for the United Nations General Assembly, where the Malaysian delegation is also expected to hold various meetings on the side ...
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Govt needs to review national poverty rate, says Anwar
KOTA KINABALU, Sept 18 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the government should review the poverty rate in Malaysia following the United Nations (UN) report claiming that the national pov...
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Compile the relevant facts, warts and all
I REFER to the report “’Orang Asli not part of income survey’” (The Star, Sept 2).
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Protect rights of activist Veronica Koman, UN experts urge Indonesia
Indonesia must protect the rights of human rights defender Veronica Koman (photo) and all others reporting on protests in Papua and West Papua, said a group of UN human rights experts.
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Malaysian opposition parties UMNO and PAS formalise pact
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's two oldest political parties - UMNO and PAS - signed a charter of formal cooperation on Saturday (Sep 14), presenting arguably the largest political platform for the majority ...
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Sime Darby, IOI refute claim of plantations being sealed off
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP) and IOI Corporation Bhd (IOI) have refuted claims by Indonesia that their plantations run by subsidiaries were sealed off due to fires.
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UN, 500 Startups launch accelerator for social enterprises in Indonesia
500 Startups and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Indonesia have launched ImpactAim Indonesia to boost social entrepreneurship in the country.
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Revoke pension scheme in favour of a welfare state
LETTER | The government's decision to consider changes to the pension scheme for civil servants is a timely and positive move.
LETTER | B40 | British | M40 | EPF | UN
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UN group says global trend of enforced disappearances is concerning
PETALING JAYA: A group of United Nations (UN) human rights experts is calling countries around the world to stop enforced disappearances instead of turning a blind eye.
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CAP criticises Putrajaya's oblivious attitude to alarm bells about poverty
The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) today criticised Putrajaya's oblivious attitude despite alarm bells raised by experts about the state of poverty in Malaysia.
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No more burgers and coke? Climate fears hit meat, drink sales
BERLIN, Sept 10 — Consumers worried about the environment are cutting their spending on meat and bottled drinks and trying to reduce plastic waste, and this trend is set to accelerate as climate con...
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Cyber spying firm NSO to follow human rights guidelines
The Israeli-based NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used in a number of government surveillance scandals, said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N...
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The State of the Nation: Getting the poverty measurement right
POVERTY is a subject that touches a raw nerve whenever it is discussed.
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Parliamentary select group to discuss UN report on Malaysia’s poverty rate
SERI KEMBANGAN: The parliamentary select committee on reforms and governance is expected to discuss a United Nations (UN) report on the country’s poverty rate.
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