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A new Asean post 2025?

A vision is being prepared for the region which is expected to last for 20 years, and which will be launched in 2025 under Malaysia’s chairmanship.

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Ramping up the pressure

Malaysia speaks up at an important international meeting on the Middle East war, calling for Israel to be held accountable for its actions.

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A royal treat to remember

The King and Queen invited the media to lunch, and pleasantly surprised us with more than we expected.

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Starting with a clean slate

His time at Mindef was a short one year but Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan left his mark on the Defence Ministry. As Tok Mat, as he’s popularly known, begins his Foreign Affairs assignment, different challenges await. Our Sunday Star columnist sends him a congratulatory note.

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The Anwar factor in foreign policy

There needs to be clarity in charting policies to foster better diplomacy and trust.

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Keeping the issue alive

The Israeli regime’s war against Gaza is currently on pause – only for four days – but the Palestinian struggle for justice and nationhood must continue to be highlighted. Malaysia can play a role in this that goes beyond high level diplomatic meetings.

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When engagement is seen as a threat

Sending a diplomatic notice to another country is normal and is not necessarily bad, and opens the door to formal engagement.

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A war against oppression

How many of us fully understand the gravity of the situation in Palestine and the history behind this ongoing violence that is taking place now? Or even where the conflict area is to begin with?

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Greeted with love

Their encounter with their Majesties may have been fleeting but Sabahans and Sarawakians put up the best unscripted welcome for the Royal Family during the Kembara Kenali Borneo tour.

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Clearing the air over matters of the sea

The Malaysian government needs to engage more with stakeholders on maritime delimitation negotiations with Indonesia.

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Reopening Malaysian embassies may come at too high a cost

The government is looking at possibility of reopening Malaysian embassies but further research must be conducted on the risks and real cost of doing so.

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The search is on

Several senior civil servants and one state secretary are in the fray to fill Malaysia’s top civil service post should it become vacant next month.

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