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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Lim Kok Thay Resigns As Chairman, CEO Of Genting HK

MACAU, China--Casino cruise ship operator Genting Hong Kong Ltd says its chairman and chief executive, Lim Kok Thay (pictured in a file photo), has resigned with effect on Friday, January 21. Mr Lim is the current head of the Genting group’s founding dynasty.

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GE15: What PKR Needs To Do

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--PKR and Pakatan Harapan can win the next general election. The GE15 is going to happen sooner or later - the party has to be prepared regardless of Umno’s machinations.

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Macam Dijangkakan

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Keputusan Suruhanjaya Sekuriti (SC) dalam "siatan" kes pemilikan saham Ketua Pesuruhjaya, Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM), tidak menghairankan malah telah dijangkakan.

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One Billion More people Could Join Ranks Of Those Unable To Afford Healthy Diet

NEW YORK, U.S.--Approximately three billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, cannot afford a healthy diet and another one billion people could join their ranks should further unpredictable events reduce incomes by one-third, the UN food agency said, launching a new report on Tuesday.

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Do not dogmatise TIMAH

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--In response to the recent argument and controversy over the topic of Timah whiskey, the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) urges the public not to dogmatise the issue of this local whiskey brand, and hastily misinterpret and link it to religious matters.

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MyCC Publishes Findings Of Market Review On Transportation Sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) published its 7th Market Review titled, “Market Review under the Competition Act 2010 for Selected Transportation Sectors in Malaysia (Port Logistics Ecosystem and Motor Vehicles Warranty)” earlier today.

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