Joseph Sipalan

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31 Jan 2019 | 5:22 PM

China offered heavy discount on ECRL, but then came the contradictory remarks by our ministers

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): China offered to nearly halve the cost of a US$20bil (RM81bil) rail project to save the centrepiece of its infrastructure push in South-East Asia, two sources said on Thursday (Jan 31), but contradictory remarks by Malaysian ministers leave the outcome uncertain.

4 Dec 2018 | 4:24 PM

In 'New Malaysia', race continues to cast a long shadow

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Just months after a stunning election victory, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has had to step in to mollify the country's majority Malay Muslims in recent weeks, underlining a weighty challenge confronting his multi-ethnic, reformist coalition: race.

15 Jul 2018 | 1:57 PM

Revived Pacquiao stuns Matthysse to claim welterweight crown

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao put on a dominant display to stun defending champion Lucas Matthysse with a seventh-round knockout and claim the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

20 Jun 2018 | 10:35 PM

Najib explains why he had so many luxury handbags, cash and valuables

LANGKAWI: Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak says he shouldn't be blamed for the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, and declares he knows nothing about money from the state fund appearing in his personal account.

A file picture of Najib at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya, May 24, 2018. - AP
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28 Feb 2017 | 8:48 PM

South Korea suggests North's suspension from U.N. over airport killing

GENEVA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - South Korea called for "collective measures" to punish North Korea for using chemical weapons to kill the estranged half-brother of its leader Kim Jong Un, as Malaysia said on Tuesday it would charge two women with murder over the airport attack.

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15 Feb 2017 | 3:35 PM

South Korea believes half-brother of North Korean leader was murdered

SEOUL/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - South Korea's spy agency suspects two female North Korean agents assassinated the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia, lawmakers in Seoul said on Wednesday, as Malaysian medical authorities sought a cause of death.

18 Jan 2017 | 11:46 AM

OIC envoy calls for U.N. intervention to avoid genocide of Rohingya Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The United Nations should intervene in Myanmar's Rakhine State to stop further escalation of violence against Rohingya Muslims and avoid another genocide like in Cambodia and Rwanda, said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's special envoy to Myanmar.

9 Jun 2016 | 10:17 AM

British paedophile exploited stigma of abuse in vulnerable communities

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - In the shadows of Kuala Lumpur's gleaming high-rises, a non-governmental organisation has started holding workshops on sexual abuse for children of a poor Indian community, once a haunt of convicted British paedophile Richard Huckle.

22 Apr 2016 | 9:57 PM

In China's shadow, Southeast Asia looks to replace ageing fighter jets

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - With an eye on China's more muscular stance in the South China Sea, Southeast Asian governments are stepping up efforts to replace ageing fighter aircraft fleets, paving the way for multi-billion dollar deals in a boon for warplane makers.

19 Jul 2013 | 6:29 PM

Felcra to hand out dividends totalling RM105mil, says Shafie Apdal

PUTRAJAYA: Felcra Berhad will be handing out dividends totalling RM105mil to participants of its various plantation schemes nationwide, said Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

Shafie Apdal hands over the mock cheque to chairman of Koperasi Peserta FELCRA Berhad Arifin Husain (left) during the announcement of FELCRA divided in Putrajaya.