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IMO Condemns “Illegal, Unjustifiable” Attacks On Ships In Red Sea

ATHENS, Greece: Member States of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the UN agency that regulates global shipping – have called for an immediate end to ongoing attacks on ships and seafarers transiting through the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
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Malaysia's Call To Preserve Mangroves: Leveraging Technology For Sustainable Conservation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Amidst persistent floods and an ongoing climate crisis, one undeniable reality emerges: the fate of mangrove trees extends beyond environmental concerns; it represents a collective responsibility and a crucial lifeline for humanity. Take, for example, the recurring challenges posed by floods. According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, in 2022, floods resulted in significant losses, amounting to a staggering 622.4 million ringgit. Notably, all 14 states in Malaysia faced flood-related issues in 2022, marking an increase from the 12 states affected the previous year.
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Beijing's Dangerous Flirtation With Hard Power Intimidation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The  2023 China Standard Map issued by the country's Ministry of Natural Resources  has raised the ire of many countries including India and Malaysia is not a new playbook by Beijing, as this has been ongoing for years.
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Malaysia Must Not Decouple Its South China Sea Interests From Its Economic Ones

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia-Even as it faces threats over its claims in the South China Sea and an increasing dependency on cheap capital and loss of control over vital sectors, Malaysia still seems on the path of appeasement vis-a-vis China, putting its sovereignty and future at risk, according to an analyst.

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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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Get Out Of The Rot: Think System

JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia--To move forward in turbulent times, Malaysia needs to end silos and band-aid, piecemeal solutions in our reform efforts. We have to think about the system. It means getting all the acts together.  

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China Versus The AUKUS Effect

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Western analysts wonder if China is constructing a rival alliance system in its search for new allies to counter the United States.

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Tampering with the Shah Alam Local Plan 2035?

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia--This story is about how a suspected tampering of the draft Shah Alam Local Plan 2035 may lead to the destruction of a large intact natural green lung situated right in the centre of Shah Alam.

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COVID19 Crisis : Questions and Motives

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The significant increase in Covid 19 infections in our country in the last one week has  prompted concerned Malaysians to ask the authorities to re-strategize their approach  towards the fight against the spread of the virus. A total lockdown, some feel, where most  movements are severely curbed is not the solution. 
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UNCLOS: Key to safeguarding rights of ASEAN in South China Sea

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The recent intrusion into Malaysian airspace by 16 strategic transport aircraft over the Luconia Shoals in the South China Sea (SCS), on June 1 followed by another by a Chinese Coast Guard ship on June 4, is a serious reminder on the importance of international conventions in regulating maritime borders.

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