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Asia-Pacific Region Eyes Cooperation With Russia Despite Western Pressure

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The system of a unipolar world order finally ceased to exist after Russia’s decisive actions to defend its national interests and protect Russian-speaking citizens in Ukraine, and the adherents of the collapsed world order, among which the countries of the collective West play a key role, began to gradually lose their allies in Asia.
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Socialism 2023: Rise, Resist, Revolt!

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The Socialism conference is back! Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) will be hosting our bi-ennial International conference which will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of December, 2023. This conference acts as an important platform to analyse international politics, imperialism, capitalism, youth struggles, climate change, gender, and much more from a socialist perspective.
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Foreign Relations Is Economic Relations

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: In international relations, foreign policy and economic policy are often intricately related. Good diplomatic relations bring economic benefits and good economic relations usually lead to stronger diplomatic relations between nations.
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Philippine Court Comes Down Hard On Child-Abusing Mom

HONGKONG, SAR: A court in the Philippines has sentenced a 32-year-old mother to four life terms in prison for exploiting her six-year-old son and one-year-old girl for profit in one of the strongest penalties against online sexual abuse of children.
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Reforming The Malaysian Special Branch

BANGKOK, Thailand: Back in 2019, the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) completed a public inquiry which found that Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh were victims of enforced disappearance, perpetrated by members of the Special Branch.  
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Why Are Seafood Prices High And Fishermen Poor?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The key question is - why is it that despite the enormous sum spent on programmes and projects intended to benefit fisheries and the fishing community, the community remains amongst the poorest in the country and fisheries development has been unimpressive?
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China's Gray-Zone Tactics Show The US-Philippine Alliance Is Working

WASHINGTON, US: For the last several months, the Chinese government has steadily ramped up its coercive gray-zone tactics in order to interfere with Philippine civilian resupply missions of troops aboard the BRP Sierra Madre at Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea. In 1999, Manila intentionally ran the World War II-era ship aground on this disputed shoal, establishing a permanent military presence, to demonstrate Philippine sovereignty there. Since then, Philippine resupply missions have consistently faced Chinese harassment. 
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The Sad Decline Of Indonesia’s Anti-Graft Watchdog

HONG KONG, China:Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission, known by its initials KPK, once feared for its feats in bringing criminals to justice, is now becoming famous for the scandals that have befallen its employees and leaders in the wake of the 2019 emasculation of the agency by the House of Representatives, with the acquiescence of President Joko Widodo.
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Indonesia Walks An APEC Tightrope

MELBOURNE, Australia: The US will host the upcoming APEC meeting against the backdrop of rising economic nationalism and growing tensions with China.
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Solidify Joint Security Bond with Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The 10th Singapore-Malaysia Retreat has produced positive outcomes and expectations for greater trust and partnership, but consistent and future driven strategic efforts must be amplified in reinforcing trust and cementing a common framework of strategic deterrence and joint security enhancement.
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How China is driving Malaysia out of the South China Sea

KOTA KINABALU: China’s illegal claims over the South China Sea has put it in a collision course not only with other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) claimants including the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei but the West, which seeks to maintain free and open sea lanes under its “freedom of navigation” doctrine.
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New Power Polarisation And Ripple Effects In Israel-Hamas Crisis

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The deep complexity of the Israel-Palestine conundrum and with the current power rivalry and bloc divide  contribute to the impasse that has divided the world. Initial ground works to stabilize the region and prevent further escalation have been intensifying, but remain polarized by the ongoing power and West-East and North-South polarization.
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Mitsubishi Power Begins Commercial Operation of Sixth M701JAC Gas Turbine for Thailand

SINGAPORE CITY, Singapore: Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has completed installation of the second of four M701JAC units at a natural gas-fired power plant project in Rayong Province, Thailand. Operation commenced on 1 October 2023, and followed the start of operations for the first unit at the end of March.
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How Much Integrity Exists Within The Malaysian Media?

BANGKOK, Thailand: The appointment of prominent media figure and journalist Wong Chun Wai as chairman of the government owned media organization Bernama, has come with some controversy. Wong was seen as a propagandist during his tenure at The Star. 
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