China to US: Stop bullying, don’t interfere in others internal affairs

BEIJING: China hit back at remarks from a top US official who warned Beijing and Moscow against supporting the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, and called on Washington to stop “bullying” other countries. The United States is one of more

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Boosting Malaysia – Indonesia relations

KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian President Joko Widodo will hold a two-day official visit to Kuala Lumpur starting today which is expected to further strengthen the already close bilateral relations between Malaysia and Indonesia. According to a statement by the Foreign Ministry,

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Haze, embarrassing to Jokowi

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, said the haze caused by forest fires in Indonesia has been an embarrassment for him to face Malaysia and Singapore as the problem has affected them. “I sometimes feel embarrassed. This

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Malaysia’s international reserves up at US$103.9b

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s gross international reserves rose to US$103.9 billion as at July 31, from US$103.3 billion on July 15, the central bank said on Wednesday. The reserves were sufficient to finance 7.6 months of retained imports, and were 1.2

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Nora Anne was abducted, family insists

PUCHONG: The family of missing Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin is resolved that the 15-year-old was abducted and “increasingly frustrated” with the Malaysian police’s tactics to find her even though the Malaysian police continued to investigate the case as a

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Pro-Anwar faction tried to oust Selangor MB

PUCHONG: The faction aligned to PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim approached Selangor Umno state lawmakers in a bid to oust Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari who is aligned to party deputy president, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. The Malaysian Insight reported

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Third and final attempt to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram fails

PUTRAJAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s third and final attempt to disqualify Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from being the lead prosecutor in three of his cases has failed. The application to oust Gopal was unanimously rejected by

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Azeez’s corruption trial to begin on Sept 25

KUALA LUMPUR: The corruption trial against former Tabung Haji chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim involving RM144.6 million will begin on Sept 25, decided Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi. She also heard from DPP Azlinda Ahad that the prosecution

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New Zealand’s central bank stuns markets with 50-bp rate cut

WELLINGTON: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) stunned markets today by cutting the official cash rate (OCR) by a bigger-than-expected 50 basis points to 1.00%, as it looks to prop-up a cooling economy in the face of intensifying global

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SAR for Nora Anne Quoirin continues

NILAI: It has been 72 hours since the search and rescue (SAR) operations activated to locate Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, a missing Irish teenager. The scope of this SAR operation which entered its fourth day, has been expanded to include

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