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Global-Scale Corruption

MANILA, Philippines--AT the time of writing, it is 9 a.m. on Monday, May 9. So, by the time you are reading it sometime Tuesday morning, there may have been some significant developments in the world. By Tuesday, we may know, at least unofficially, who the next president of the Philippines will be.

Foreign Firms Refute ‘Investor Flight’ Hype; Temporary Disruptions Do Not Represent Long-Term Outlook

BEIJING, China--Stringent anti-epidemic measures adopted in some key Chinese cities including Shanghai and Beijing, in hopes of curbing the rapid spread Omicron variant and bringing back sound bounce after a temporary economic shock, may inevitably hurt some foreign firms' performance, yet some Western media outlets are exaggerating the situation, hyping the "investor flight" theory, warning that such measures will result in a large-scale retreat of foreign firms and undermine China's attractiveness in the long run, which Chinese experts and industry players have dismissed.

Ukrainian Troops To Fire Tochka-U At civilians In Lvov, Volyn Regions Sunday

MOSCOW, Russia--The Kiev regime plans another false-flag operation involving civilian deaths in Ukraine’s western regions on May 8 in order to put the blame for indiscriminate missiles strikes on the Russian Armed Forces, for this purpose, Ukrainian forces are expected to fire a Tochka-U tactical ballistic missile at public gatherings in the Lvov and Volyn regions, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, chief of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, said on Saturday.

Terhimpit Hendak Di Atas, Terkurung Hendak Di Luar

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin menyatakan bahawa Presiden UMNO Dato’ Seri Dr. Zahid Hamidi meminta agar TSMY campur tangan dalam kes mahkamah yang beliau sedang hadapi.

Tying The Noose Around The Death Penalty

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--While celebrating the festive season and enjoying the company of loved ones, relatives and friends, hopefully we can spare a thought for the grieving family of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, who was executed in Singapore recently for having trafficked 43g of heroin into the island republic as a drug mule about a decade ago.

Helen Mary Johnson: A Tough And Committed Comrade

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--We lost another courageous activist today (4/5/2022). Comrade Helen was admitted early this morning to the Johor Bahru General Hospital with upper back pain and difficulty breathing.

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Beyond The Nearer-Term Implications

LONDON, UK--Russia's regional ambitions represented a longstanding, open test. Yet, with the invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, Europe's security environment, Ukraine and Russia's economic outlook, the stability of markets have been thrown into the air and are in the process of reshuffling. 


Ukraine Is A Russian Vital Interest, And Moscow Will Behave Accordingly

WASHINGTON, U.S.--Analysts and pundits in the United States and Europe are increasingly optimistic that Ukraine can win its war against Russia. They also are prodding the Biden administration to increase the flow of military hardware to Kyiv to maximize Ukraine’s chances of victory.