A shared vision of prosperity for Malaysia

Over 2000 attendees were present at Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s unveiling of his Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV 2030) last Saturday (Oct 5).The...

Endangered elephant shot 70 times, tusks removed

Malaysian officials on Monday said an endangered Borneo pygmy elephant was found dead in the state of Sabah last week with about 70 gunshot...

Malaysia’s Armed Forces Fund Board declares lowest-ever dividend of 2%

The Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) of Malaysia has yesterday announced its lowest-ever dividend of 2%, compared with a minimum of 6% paid over...

Malaysia opens anti-monopoly probe into Grab

Malaysia has opened an anti-monopoly investigation into the Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab, amid calls for greater competition.The Malaysia Competition Commission’s CEO, Iskandar Ismail, said...
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Malaysia maintains policy rate

Backed by a resilient economy, Malaysia’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a second straight meeting, even as other central banks...

Malaysia bans open-burning to reduce effects of harmful haze

MALAYSIAN authorities on Wednesday moved to ban all forms of open burning as part of efforts to cut the harmful effects of the haze.Norlin...

RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

Malaysia hopeful of US-China trade deal amid heating tensions

Malaysia is hoping for a positive outcome on the United States and China’s year-long trade rift, saying further spat would negatively affect global economies...

As haze worsens, Malaysia looking into cloud seeding

Malaysia is studying the feasibility of cloud seeding to induce rain in areas that are currently affected by the haze.Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri...

Key ASEAN cities feeling the heat of climate change

Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta face the risk of suffering ‘unprecedented climate change’ by the year 2050.In a study conducted among 520 cities,...

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