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Tanking Think Tank

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Since the 14th General Election (GE14), Malaysia has witnessed a whirlwind of transformative changes, with the nation eagerly anticipating the fulfillment of Pakatan Harapan’s ambitious election promises.
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Haiti’s Health System Pushed To Breaking Point: UNICEF

NEW YORK, US: Haiti’s health system is now “on the verge of collapse” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Haiti Bruno Maes warned on Wednesday, amidst an alarming decrease in the number of hospitals still functioning in the violence-wracked Caribbean nation.
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Taliban’s Mistreatment Of Women Has Global Ramifications

WASHINGTON, US: The Taliban’s well-documented oppression is more than just a problem for the women and girls of Afghanistan. The country’s misrule is a signal to the world that gender-based discrimination can be ignored—even condoned. This perpetuates impunity and poses a grave risk of normalizing extremists. It’s time for those who built the international human rights system to step up and defend it.
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Promoting Sustainable Land Management For A Greener Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: March marks the International Day of Forests, shedding light on one of our planet’s most critical ecosystems. Despite this, Southeast Asia has witnessed alarming forest loss, with Malaysia being one of the countries experiencing significant depletion. In 2010, Malaysia boasted 20.3 million hectares of natural forest, covering 87 percent of its land area. However, by 2022, it had lost 118,000 hectares of natural forest, equivalent to 83.9 million tons of CO₂ emissions. Human activities, particularly logging and clear-cutting for food production and agriculture, are primary contributors to this forest loss. 
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19 Fatalities, 20 Maimed In Crocodile Attacks On Lake Victoria's Shores, Tanzania Reports

HONG KONG, SAR: In a startling revelation from Mwanza, Tanzania, crocodile attacks have claimed 19 lives and resulted in 20 individuals losing limbs over the past five years along the southern shores of Lake Victoria. This alarming trend highlights the escalating human-wildlife conflict in the region, prompting urgent actions from local authorities and wildlife conservationists.
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Will Egypt Suspend The Camp David Accords?

WASHINGTON, US: Since October, Egypt has joined most of the international community in calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. With Egypt being the only Arab country to border Gaza, Cairo’s stakes are high. The longer Israel’s war on the besieged enclave continues, the threats to Egypt’s economy, national security, and political stability will become more serious.
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The Prime Minister’s Maverick Economic Advisor

The damage caused by senior politicians like Tun Mahathir & Tun Daim would have not been possible without the help of able & willing civil senior servants. These government officials were at the beck and call of the political apparatus.
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Pakistan Deporting Afghans Who Seek Asylum From Taliban

NEW YORK, US:Pakistan has started the mass deportation of "unregistered" Afghans in the country. The move sends back hundreds of thousands of people who fled the Taliban when they took over in 2021 after American troops withdrew, and violates principles of refugee non-refoulement. If forcibly returned, these refugees are at risk of persecution.
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The Fallacies Of ‘Green Energy’

BANGKOK, Thailand:Climate change will be at the top of the media agenda over the next couple of weeks with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), which started in Dubai on Nov 30.
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Yaroslav Hunka, Politico And The Rehabilitation Of Nazi War Crimes

MICHIGAN, US:Two weeks after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, German Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser and the entire Canadian Parliament honored Ukrainian Waffen-SS veteran Yaroslav Hunka with a standing ovation, it is increasingly obvious that this was not a misunderstanding. Rather, it was a deliberate provocation.

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Africa: Carving The Golden Goose

NEW YORK, US: "Reset!" That was the magic word often used during US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's first visit to Africa, with the message that "years of neglect" under the Trump administration were over and that the Biden presidency would see a new golden dawn in US relations with the turbulent continent. At the time, few people remembered that Hillary Clinton had used the "reset" cliché about US-Russia relations during the first Obama administration.

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Bangladesh Promises Minority Panel Ahead Of National Poll

HONG KONG, China: The Bangladesh government has agreed to establish a commission to protect the interests of its religious minorities -- Buddhists, Christians and Hindus -- two days after the country's largest forum of religious minorities launched a hunger strike.
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