G20: China and US ready to restart trade talks

OSAKA: The US and China agreed today to restart trade talks and Washington will not levy new tariffs on Chinese exports, China’s foreign ministry said, raising hopes for the world’s two largest economies to resolve their trade war. In their

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Pasir Gudang pollution: The gov’t failed to protect its citizens

The recent Pasir Gudang air pollution that rendered several schoolchildren hospitalised revealed the ugly side of our national environmental protection system. The fact that the ministers made official statement that government could not find the source of pollution after a

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Sea Life Malaysia: Unique, new attraction to draw tourists

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Legoland Malaysia Resort is confident that the opening of Sea Life Malaysia will be a new attraction, contributing to tourist arrivals for Visit Malaysia Year and Visit Johor Year in 2020. Its Sales and Marketing director, Thila Munusamy

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Strong earthquake hits Mariana Island, moderate in Sulawesi

KUALA LUMPUR: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale hit the Mariana Island in the Pacific Ocean last night, while a medium quake with a magnitude of 5.1 was reported in Sulawesi, Indonesia early this

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Batek deaths: Gov’t agencies failed the community

PETALING JAYA: The Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) director general Dr Juli Edo blamed the death of the 15 Batek tribe members in Kampung Kuala Koh to various factors, including the failure of government agencies. “When my wife and I

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Agrobank: Khadijah Iskandar is new covering President, CEO

KUALA LUMPUR: Khadijah Iskandar bas been named as the new covering President and CEO of government-owned Agrobank, effective yesterday. This is following the departure of its incumbent Syed Alwi Mohamed Sultan, whose contract expired on Thursday. Syed Alwi became the

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Why independent committee reports are not made public?

Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) would like to congratulate the appointment of the eight new members of the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam). We are especially very pleased with the appointment of Datuk Seri Hishamudin Md Yunus; the outstanding former Court of

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Declare climate emergency, petitioners tell India

NEW DELHI: More than 450,000 people have signed two petitions demanding that the Indian government declare a climate emergency as severe heatwaves and crippling water shortages grip the country. Inspired by teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old student Aman

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Another Orang Asli patient admitted to Hulu Terengganu Hospital

KUALA TERENGGANU: Another Orang Asli patient was admitted to the Hulu Terengganu Hospital in Kuala Berang yesterday. According to Terengganu health director, Dr Mohd Jusoh, the 50-year-old woman from Kampung Sungai Berua was admitted after she came to the hospital

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Another bottled water from Malaysian manufacturer with bacteria

SINGAPORE: The presence of another consignment of bottled drinking water from a Malaysian manufacturer has been detected with the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common environmental bacterium. In a circular addressed to bottled water importers, Singapore Food Agency (SFA) informed

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