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Merdeka Day Precursor Quadrangular Hash Run

KUALA LUMPUR: Age proved to be no barrier for a buñch of senior citizens to keep themselves fit and healthy through regular fun-walks or runs.

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The Silence Is Deafening!

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--I was not surprised at last Tuesday’s decision and the sideshow that followed on Thursday and Friday.

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Gas Turbine Power Generation: A Force That Cannot Be Ignored

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--“We call on all countries to actively optimise policies in the areas of national policies, industry access, industry chain development and technology sharing, create favourable conditions for the development of the gas turbine power generation industry, and achieve the goal of optimising energy mix and low-carbon development.” 

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LCS, Even Our Nation’s Security Is Pawned!

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Malaysians will only be surprised if there is a lull in breaking news about scams or scandals. I am not talking about the macau, nigerian or love scams, but by those in authority governing the country. 
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Will China Shoot Down Explorers To The Moon?

NEW YORK, U.S.--"This is not the first time that the NASA administrator has lashed out at China in disregard of facts," said Zhao Lijian, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, at his July 4 regular press briefing. "Some U.S. officials have spoken irresponsibly to misrepresent the normal and legitimate space endeavors of China. China firmly rejects such remarks."

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Malaysia Cannot Afford Another ECRL

It has been almost five years since construction on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) began and what we have learnt since August 2017 is not reassuring. While the monetary cost of the project is well known, at just over RM 50 billion, it is the environmental cost that Malaysia will keep paying for decades to come.

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UMNO Nak Pilih Jalan Mana?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Berikutan pendedahan oleh bekas Ahli Majlis Kerja Tertinggi UMNO TYT Dato’ Sri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman. Ramai yang sedang memberi komentar dan spekulasi tentang keadaan dalaman parti UMNO.

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World Environment Day 2022: Towards A Toxic Earth By 2050

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Every 5th of June is dedicated to our environment. This year's theme is Only One Earth. The theme reflects the cold hard truth that there is no other place we can take refuge and we need to buckle up to protect this one earth. 
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Nuclear Iran Not An "Acceptable Risk"

NEW YORK, U.S.--The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), comprising largely former, mostly Democrat administration foreign policy and defense officials, in a new study — "Risk and Responsibility: Managing Future Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction Threats" — tries to sell the notion that Iran armed with nuclear, biological and chemical offensive weapons will be an acceptable risk. 

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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.

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Uncertain Attitude On Trade With China Consumes US Economy

BEIJING, China--The US Trade Representative's office said on Tuesday that it had begun a statutory process regarding a review of US tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of Chinese products ahead of their expiration in July. 

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Kurdish Children Killed, No Consequences

NEW YORK, U.S.--On September 11, 2019, a five-year-old Kurdish child, Efe Tektekin, was killed crossing the street when a Turkish police officer hit him with his armored vehicle in Diyarbakir. 

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Sheraton Coup Two Years Later: UMNO As The Source Of Instability

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia--Two years ago today, a renegade faction in PKR led by Datuk Seri Azmin Ali collaborated with Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to stage a parliamentary coup at Sheraton Hotel with UMNO, PAS, and GPS.

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Biden Administration Lays Out Its Asia Strategy

SACRAMENTO, U.S.--The Biden White House has issued its strategy outline for the Asia-Pacific Region. But while the paper is long on platitudes about re-engagement, it is short on specifics and addresses one element – strengthening the Association of Southeast Asian Nations – which seems pure fantasy.

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The Crisis In Ukraine Is Not About Ukraine. It's About Germany

SANTA CLARA, U.S.--The Ukrainian crisis has nothing to do with Ukraine. It’s about Germany and, in particular, a pipeline that connects Germany to Russia called Nord Stream 2. Washington sees the pipeline as a threat to its primacy in Europe and has tried to sabotage the project at every turn. 

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What Will China Do If Russia Escalates In Ukraine?

WASHINGTON, U.S.--There’s been a “quantum shift” in the relationship between the world’s two largest authoritarian powers, said former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

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Is Socialism An Option For Malaysia?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Recently, a former senior research fellow at the University of Malaya, Shahruddin Maaruf, said socialism could be an option for Malaysia.

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Malaysia's GE15: Who Will win?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Talk of a general election within this year has been picking up steam even as clashes occur at the state and federal level between the unlikely coalition that includes Bersatu, PAS and UMNO heat up.

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Xi Jinping Targets Big Tech

SACRAMENTO, U.S.--As the year begins, China’s nine-year-old anti-corruption campaign is not slackening, instead turning to new targets that President Xi Jinping has identified as a threat to the nation’s economic and financial security – likely fintech companies Wechat Pay and Alipay.

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