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New CPTPP much like old TPP

THE Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) seemed to have died when President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement early last year.

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Behind the stock market turmoil

THE global stock market turmoil last week has sparked concerns that the relatively good economic times of the past couple of years could be ending.

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Absorb new ways to prevent floods

China’s ‘sponge city’ projects may be worthwhile examples for Malaysia.

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Make environment our 2018 priority

Impact of forest cutting and climate change is worsening. More must be done to tackle this crisis.

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Critical trends to watch in 2018

There are many issues on a fast or slow boil and some of them could reach a tipping point in the new year.

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Goodbye to year dominated by Trump

The president reigned over 2017 using the US’ clout to change many aspects of global relations, and not always for the better.

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Can we preserve modern medicine?

THE next time you have a bad cold and reach for the antibiotics left over from your last visit to the doctor, think again.

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Refugees facing terrible ordeal

Their suffering is sometimes unimaginably cruel. More should be done to help them, including in Malaysia.

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Hills, landslides and floods: What to do?

THE news has been full of the rela­ted issues of hill cutting, logging, landslides and floods. The environmental crisis is back in the public consciousness, and we should seize the moment to find solutions and act on them.

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Trump affecting US image

The US President seems to regularly attract controversy. This might be entertaining, but his words and actions have serious consequences.

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An argument worth talking about

A distinguished diplomat exposes how Western interventions in developing states are causing political chaos, unravelling of societies, and the worsening of terrorism and insecurity in the world.

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Cold reception to Trump Doctrine at United Nations

THERE was a big contrast when two leaders made their maiden speeches at the United Nations last week.

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