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Action at last on Hepatitis C?

The decision to issue a government-use licence to make a generic drug available is a breakthrough in the fight to cure 500,000 Hepatitis C patients in Malaysia.

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Spotlight remains on trade issues

The US triggers a trade weapon on China and a meeting to decide if the TPP has a future will be held this week.

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On the brink of a new trade war?

The world is on the edge of trade conflicts as President Donald Trump decides on actions to take against countries he calls ‘trade cheaters’. Malaysia may be affected.

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Urgent action needed on Hepatitis C

It’s not acceptable that 500,000 M’sians are infected with the disease but cannot afford treatment, when a total cure is available.

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Get ready for next crisis

THE Asian financial crisis started 20 years ago, and the global financial crisis and recession nine years back. Is the time ripe for a new crisis?

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The Asian financial crisis – 20 years later

IT’S been 20 years since the Asian financial crisis struck in July 1997. Since then, there has been an even bigger global financial crisis, starting in 2008. Will there be another crisis?

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Britain facing an uncertain future

A horrific fire razes an apartment block in London just as the country barely recovered from its shock election results, while politicians seem unprepared for the all-important Brexit talks this week.

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Continuing the climate battle, without the US

With President Trump pulling out from the Paris agreement, the US has lost membership of the community of nations that subscribe to humanity’s fight for survival against climate change.

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Trump trouble in US and China trumpets

It was a week of contrasts. While Trump faced serious political setbacks in Washington last week, Xi launched his major Belt and Road initiative in Beijing.

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Global climate policy in state of flux

The world waits for the United States to decide if it will leave or remain in the Paris Agreement. Either way, global cooperation on climate change is likely to be adversely affected.

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Assessing President Trump at 100 days

Donald Trump will mark his first 100 days in office this week. It’s time to gauge his impact on the world, especially the developing countries.

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Reflections on World Health Day

There is nothing as precious as good health, the basis of life itself. But the goal of providing healthcare for all is still elusive.

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