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Counting down to climate meeting

Much is expected of the important Paris conference, but so many huge differences remain among the countries and time is running out.

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Debate on TPPA will continue

Although the TPPA negotiations have concluded, the text is not yet made public, and the debate on its effects and implications will go on.

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Trapped by haze – how long more?

Vulnerable groups are frustrated that their health is being compromised, thus top political priority should now be given to stop this annual crisis.

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When so many lives are at stake

A drug that can cure Hepatitis C could cost a Malaysian patient RM385,000 for a course, while a similar treatment costs less than RM4,000 in India. Can anything be done about this?

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Economy facing its greatest test

TODAY marks the completion of 58 years of Merdeka. On the economy, there is much to be proud of, with nearly six decades of generally good growth.

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Need to tackle economic woes

The ringgit’s slide is a symptom of weaknesses in the Malaysian economy. Policy actions must now be taken to address the serious problems.

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Decide soon on the TPPA signing

IT’S been a very long race, but the finishing line is now fast approaching. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations are coming to an end, with the Ministers meeting in Hawaii last week to wrap up outstanding issues.

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New chapter in Greek tragedy

When a country mismanages its debt, it can lose its sovereignty and dignity – a lesson imposed on Greece again.

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‘The new normal’ economy and policies of China

The “new normal” is indeed an apt way to describe or analyse several things taking place in China. The ?new normal’ is indeed an apt way to describe or analyse several things taking place in China.

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Much ado over TPPA and Greece

This week will see the resolution for two important issues – the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the Greek debt crisis – both of which will affect Malaysia.

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On the rocky road to Paris

A new climate change agreement is to be adopted in France in December, but there are big differences on how to reach a fair deal, and the negotiations are tough.

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Upping the fight against bacteria

This week, the World Health Assembly will adopt a global plan to address antibiotic resistance and other forms of antimicrobial resistance. But will it be implemented?

Life Inspired has a chic new look

2020 is all about change, and Life Inspired did just that with a fresh makeover!

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