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Flooding evidence of human activities

A letter from AMIR ABDUL NASIR SHAARI, Kuala Kangsar.

Are natural disasters man-made?

AFTER two Category 5 hurricanes (Harvey and Irma) hit the US in October, followed by Maria hitting Puerto Rico, no one can deny that natural disasters are devastating.

Expert’s insightful talk at British varsity

THE University of Bristol held its president’s reception for its alumni in Kuala Lumpur recently.

It’s one for the album as Prof Brady poses for the camera with Sheng after the event.

Searching for new development model

AS we go through the fog of modernity, confused by threats of war, toxic politics, terrorism, tech-led job disruption, natural and human disasters, what is the right development model going forward?

Feeling dumb about AI

THERE has been so much hype about AI that rock star historian turned futurist Yuval Noah Harari thinks that man (homo sapiens) will evolve into homo deus – almost god-like through technology and science conquering famine, war and possibly even death (Vintage Books, 2015).

Smart phone: A couple take a selfie beneath cherry blossoms on Yeouido island in Seoul. The smartphone is today the ‘one device to rule them all’. — AFP

Breakfast briefing: Tuesday, October 3 (Update)

Breakfast briefing: Tuesday, October 3

Asean economy poised to grow 6% annually in next five years

KUALA LUMPUR: The Asean economy has bright prospects and has the potential to grow at 6% per cent annually in the next five years, inspite of the global geopolitical issues, said Khazanah Nasional Bhd board member Tan Sri Andrew Sheng.

Khazanah Nasional Bhd board member Tan Sri Andrew Sheng said the Asean economic growth was discussed in a special session at the Khazanah Megatrends Forum 2017 held here yesterday, adding the digital economy was one way to advance the development in the region.

Asean economy poised to grow 6% in next five years

KUALA LUMPUR: The Asean economy has bright prospects and has the potential to grow at 6.0% annually in the next five years, in spite of the global geopolitical issues, said Khazanah Nasional Bhd board member, Tan Sri Andrew Sheng.

Sheng says the digital economy is one way to advance the development in the region.

Beating the drums of war

IN the last fortnight, the world was treated to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump calling each other names from rocket man to dotard.

Fate of humanity: Kim making a statement regarding Trump’s speech at the UN general assembly. The fate of humanity rests today on 33-year-old Kim and 71-year-old Trump. — Reuters

Living at the edge of chaos

THIS month, two Category 4 hurricanes hit the United States within 17 days of each other. In Asia, North Korea is threatening nuclear Armageddon, and floods and famine are putting thousands of lives at risk from Bangladesh to Yemen. How can one survive in this chaotic era?

Nature’s fury: A car dealership is covered by Hurricane Harvey floodwaters near Houston, Texas. The chaos caused by the hurricane proves that climate change is not fake science. — Reuters

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