Water crisis – The price of populism

Malaysia’s water industry is in “dire straits”! So says the Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister. The country is expected to see its water resources reduced by 20-25% between 2025 and 2030. The minister added that despite that looming threat,

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Lee Hsien Yang joins opposition against estranged PM brother

SINGAPORE: A former stalwart of Singapore’s ruling party Friday opened the door to the prime minister’s estranged brother joining his new opposition group, amid a bitter feud in the city-state’s first family. Tan Cheng Bock has formed the Progress Singapore

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“Free Hong Kong” converge at airport

HONG KONG: Several hundred protesters calling for democracy and some chanting “free Hong Kong” converged on the Chinese-ruled city’s airport on Friday as neighbouring Singapore advised its citizens to avoid parts of the territory. Airport authorities said operations wouldn’t be

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‘Manifesto, manifesto’ defence for new Seda chair

KUALA LUMPUR: DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang defended the appointment of Public Accounts Committee deputy chairman Wong Kah Woh as Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) on the basis that it did not violate the Pakatan Harapan manifesto. “We follow the

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Pakatan Harapan a political hypocrite government?

KUALA LUMPUR: Reforms and governance parliamentary caucus chief Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who is also PKR president defended the government over alleged political hypocrisy. “I don’t believe so,” he, who is also Port Dickson MP, told a press conference after

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Murder conviction quashed because of police informant – lawyer

SYDNEY: An Australian man’s conviction for a gangland murder has been quashed, after a high-profile scandal where his lawyer was revealed to be a police informant. Faruk Orman was freed on Friday after serving 12 years in jail for the

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Lokman Adam anticipating arrest in Bukit Aman

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Adam who arrived at police headquarters in Bukit Aman is anticipating the police to arrest him though he was there to record his statement. “The D5 Special Investigations Unit has called me

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Repatriating work for IS terrorist wife, Nor Mahmudah, underway

KUALA LUMPUR: The police are working towards repatriating back Nor Mahmudah Ahmad, the widow of Malaysian Islamic State (IS) terrorist Muhammad Wanndy Mohd Jedi, from Syria, confirmed federal counter-terrorism chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay. Nor Mahmudah made the plea

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80,000 tons of recyclables used for Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals

The Tokyo 2020 Medal Project sparked the collection of nearly 80,000 tons of mobile phones and small electronic devices around Japan, which will be used in the crafting of every gold, silver and bronze Olympic and Paralympic medal awarded to

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Echoing Trump, newly minted UK PM says, ‘I’ll make Britain great again’

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised yesterday that Brexit would make Britain the greatest place on Earth, echoing the patriotic rhetoric of US President Donald Trump in his first speech to Parliament as prime minister. Johnson, who was hailed

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