Trump: Kim didn’t violate agreement with missile tests

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said yesterday that North Korea’s recent short-range missile tests did not violate his agreement with supreme leader Kim Jong-un, although they may have breached United Nations Security Council resolutions. Trump’s remark came after North Korea

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US lawmakers urge gov’t to halt sales of crowd-control gear to Hong Kong

WASHINGTON: A bipartisan group of US lawmakers yesterday urged the Trump Administration to suspend future sales of munitions and crowd-control equipment to Hong Kong police which has been accused of using excessive force against anti-government protesters. A Hong Kong democracy

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Yeo: Lynas decision not ideal but better than status quo

SHAH ALAM: The government’s decision to allow Lynas Malaysia to explore a permanent disposal facility (PDF) is not ideal. However, Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Messtec) Minister Yeo Bee Yin said it was a better solution compared to

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Missing resort workers found safe

DUNGUN: The three workers of a resort reported missing while on a boat journey from Jeti Aking, Seberang Pintasan to Pulau Tenggol on Wednesday, have been found safe by Thai fishermen. Dungun deputy police chief DSP Mohamad Zohan Seman said

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Rais: Reject ‘Arabism’, preserve Malay culture

Former minister Tan Sri Rais Yatim urged Malaysians to reject ‘Arabism’ to preserve Malay culture in the country. Based on a report in Free Malaysia Today, Rais said that not many would dare to talk about separating Arabic culture from

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Dr M: Gov’t to nurture culture of entrepreneurship

KUALA LUMPUR: The government aims to create a culture of entrepreneurship to encourage them to become job creators and provide guidance to those working in their respective industries, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said through the National

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China vows retaliation against Trump’s latest tariffs

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China vowed to fight back against US President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to slap 10% tariffs on the remaining US$300 billion in Chinese imports, a move that ended a month-long trade truce. China’s new ambassador to the United Nations,

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India: Pakistan-backed militants targeting Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir

SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: Indian security officials yesterday said they had found evidence of attacks planned by Pakistani military-backed militants on a major Hindu pilgrimage in the disputed Muslim-dominated region of Kashmir. Tension has run high in the mountainous region since a

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No Malaysians affected by earthquake in Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta has confirmed that no Malaysians were affected by the 7.4-magnitude earthquake which struck Banten, Indonesia, yesterday afternoon. “The Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta is still awaiting reports from the local authorities in Indonesia and

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Dr Zakir Naik letter, Kit Siang, fiction writer and Asri

Peace brother and sister Malaysians! Since I wrote my open letter to Brother Zakir Naik, a few interesting reactions took place. But firstly, thank you for the many kind support across the religious, racial and age spectrum from all of

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