Zimbabwe bids its founder Mugabe farewell

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe was honoured as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral yesterday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37

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HK activist Joshua Wong seeks US support for protests

NEW YORK: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said yesterday he was seeking the support of US lawmakers for the demands of his fellow protesters who have led months of streets demonstrations, including a call for free elections. Wong, who

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Attacks on Saudi oil facilities knock out half the kingdom’s supply

RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON: Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry yesterday, knocking out more than half of the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions

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Malaysia’s economy to be restructured towards progressive direction

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s economy will be restructured in a more progressive direction based on high technology adoption, innovation, and research and development, the Economic Affairs Ministry said. This is in order to achieve the Shared Prosperity Vision goal of

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Haze: Schools, higher institutions in Johor to close

KUALA LUMPUR: The worsening haze has forced 129 schools in Tangkak and 89 schools in Muar, as well as institutions of higher learning including matriculation colleges in Johor to close. A total of 40,000 students will be affected by the

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Cuepacs: Sale of MyKad to foreigners is a betrayal

KOTA BHARU: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has condemned civil servants who were in cahoots with a syndicate selling MyKad to foreigners. Describing it as a form of betrayal of the trust

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DAP: Umno courted PAS because they lost power

SEREMBAN: Umno and PAS would not have established a political partnership if the former had not lost power in the first place, Negeri Sembilan DAP chairman Anthony Loke said yesterday. He said that when Umno was in power, PAS was

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Too early to comment on Umno-PAS pact, says MCA and MIC

KUALA LUMPUR: The signing of Umno-PAS National Consensus Charter received a mixed reaction, including from those who are sceptical of the ‘taawun-siyasi’ or political collaboration between the two parties. One main question is how far the collaboration truly achieved its

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