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Fierce-fully Rafidah

TAN SRI Rafidah Aziz makes no apologies for being a fierce person and a slave driver as some people would describe her. If you are on the receiving end, you will just have to bear with it. But behind that steely persona, Rafidah is a very warm person.

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No time for a honeymoon

CALL it nervousness or excitement, but even a seasoned politician like Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim must have felt overwhelmed by the atmosphere in the Balairong Seri at Istana Negara under the watchful gaze of Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’aya-tuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.

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When foreign matters take a temporary backseat

TWO important summits are taking place back to back in the region this week: the Asean summit in Phnom Penh and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) in Bangkok. Malaysia is a member of these two groupings.

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Batu Puteh: National interest or political interest?

More importantly, will this issue of sovereignty resonate with voters?

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What is next for Batu Puteh?

The public has the right to know if the government’s move to review the judgement that handed Batu Puteh to Singapore is helpful for Malaysia to reclaim its sovereignty after a 10-year lapse.

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The ultimate world stage

THE United Nations General Assembly (Unga) in New York City is an annual gathering of world leaders held every September.

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Treating them right

Malaysian envoys have been described as the country’s frontliners abroad – but is their wellbeing being looked after?

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Mind your language

Any words uttered by the Prime Minister, including on foreign issues, must be carefully crafted or they risk being misunderstood by domestic and global audiences.

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Rivalry of the ‘superheroes’

The intense tension between China and the US is unlikely to ease any time soon.

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Justice, the Myanmar way

AND just like that, Myanmar executed four activists, an act which the ruling military described as justice for the people. These executions were the first in Myanmar in over thirty years.

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In a spot over envoy nominee

When consideration of bilateral ties is more important than political reward.

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Making global ripples

Joko Widodo is showing leadership to help bring peace between Ukraine and Russia. Whether he will succeed or not, the Indonesian president deserves to be applauded for his efforts.

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