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EARLY yesterday Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali tweeted “Minggu yang penuh dengan peristiwa. Namun, penjawat awam terus melaksanakan tanggungjawab seperti biasa (An eventful week. But civil servants continue to carry out their responsibilities as usual)”.
BANGKOK: As doubts are emerging that Asean and its six trade partners are unable to conclude their negotiations for a regional deal at the 35th Asean summit in the Thai capital, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted that negotiations in any multilateral deal are never easy.
IT isn’t the way things are done, at least not the Asean way. With negotiations on the Regional Compre-hensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the final stretch, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking sent a letter to all Asean economic ministers, changing Malaysia’s stance on the trade deal at the last minute.
IT is always easy to point fingers at the media. Journalists are blamed when they don’t ask questions pertaining only to the event that is being graced by a VIP. And it is even worse for the organisers, since the event itself hardly gets the coverage they think it deserves.