Malaysia’s trade surplus expands to RM14.27 bln in July

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded a trade surplus in July 2019 amounting to RM14.27 billion, up 75.6% from the same month of the previous year and marking the 261st consecutive month of trade surplus since November 1997. Exports picked up by

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Najib’s aide received US$800,000; Jho Low deep in 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR: The former special officer of Najib Razak, Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin told the High Court here today that he had received over US$800,000 in a foreign bank account. Amhari in his testimony said that he was shocked to receive

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Green light for MACC to forfeit RM4.9 million from Yayasan Permata

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been given the green light to forfeit RM4.9 million from Yayasan Permata Malaysia in a 1MDB forfeiture suit. The order was made by High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah as Yayasan Genius

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Churchill’s grandson to be axed from Conservative Party for defying Johnson

Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Britain’s World War Two leader Winston Churchill, will be expelled from the Conservative Party after voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Brexit. The move against the Conservative Party grandee marks one of the most

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RM6 billion in losses annually due to illegal fishing

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia loses up to RM6 billion due to illegal fishing annually, according to the director of Landing and Licensing Division in the Department of Fisheries Malaysia (DOF), Wan Muhammad Aznan Abdullah. He said despite tough enforcement measures in

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Sleepy to sleepless? Indonesia’s future capital in the forest

By day, the unforgiving sun glares off the road beside Ipah’s wooden home with blinding brightness as a passing motorcycle stirs a swirl of dust. By night, the beams of an occasional truck carrying coal or palm fruits pierce the

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Withdrawing troops from Afghanistan would risk civil war

The majority of America’s ambassadors to Afghanistan since the removal of the Taliban government have condemned the US approach to negotiating a troop withdrawal, warning it risked a return to “total civil war”. Writing the day after a draft agreement

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KLCI opened higher this morning

KUALA LUMPUR: The KLCI opened higher today due to bargain hunting after a substantial drop yesterday and after the ringgit strengthened. At 9am today, the KLCI opened up 2.34 points or 0.15% at 1,593.86. At 9:07am the index rose 2.63

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Lam: I never offered to quit

On Monday, a recording of a private meeting emerged where she is heard saying: “If I have a choice, the first thing is to quit.” She said yesterday that she had “never tendered any resignation”, but did not deny the

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Eight convictions in human trafficking in first year

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court that promised justice for victims of human trafficking made eight convictions in its inaugural year despite the launch of hundreds of investigations in recent years, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. Malaysia

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