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World 04 Nov 2015 | 10:35 AM Premium

China lobbying to drop South China Sea from defence forum statement: U.S.

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - China is lobbying Southeast Asian nations to drop any reference to concerns over the South China Sea in a statement to be issued after regional defence talks in Malaysia, a diplomatic push that reflects growing tension over China's man-made islands.China's push could cast into doubt a signing ceremony traditionally held with ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) set for Wednesday afternoon, a senior U.S. defence official said. "The reason is because the Chinese lobbied to keep any reference to the South China Sea out of the final joint declaration," the senior U.S. defence official said early on Wednesday, on condition of anonymity.

So Aunty, So What? 04 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Confessions of an ahjumma

REMEMBER our Look East Policy? It was 34 years ago when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wanted us to literally look to the East, to Japan, to learn from its culture, management style and work ethics.

Community 04 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Budget lacks environmental focus, says NGO

KUCHING: WWF-Malaysia has expressed concern about the lack of an environmental focus in Budget 2016.

World 03 Nov 2015 | 11:50 PM Premium

Exclusive - Vatican inspectors suspect key office was used for money laundering

VATICAN CITY(Reuters) - Vatican financial investigators suspect a department of the Holy See which oversees real estate and investments was used in the past for possible money laundering, insider trading and market manipulation, according to a report seen by Reuters.

World 03 Nov 2015 | 1:00 PM Premium

South Korea to publish history textbooks in bid 'to correct bias'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's government on Tuesday said it would publish history textbooks for use in schools from 2017, taking a step necessary to strip current teaching of its "ideological bias".

Football 03 Nov 2015 | 8:32 AM Premium

Proposed FIFA reforms, including term limits, face rejection

MIAMI (Reuters) - A leading member of FIFA's reform committee, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, says up to 40 percent of the reform proposals made by ethics and compliance chief Domenico Scala could be rejected, including plans for term limits for top executives.

Nation 03 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Eight charged with kidnap and murder

JOHOR BARU: Eight people, in-­­­­­clu­­ding a woman, have been charged at a magistrate’s court here with kidnapping and causing the death of a 22-year-old businessman.

Letters 03 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Liberate our science

From DR AHMAD IBRAHIM, Fellow Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Professor UCSI University.

World 02 Nov 2015 | 1:20 PM Premium

Former China diplomat pins blame for refugee crisis on West

BEIJING (Reuters) - The West is to blame for the refugee crisis confronting Europe after it interfered in the affairs of Middle Eastern countries to try and push its own values, such as democracy, but only caused chaos, a former senior Chinese diplomat has said.

Nation 02 Nov 2015 | 10:09 AM Premium

Najib: Proactive steps are why programmes benefiting rakyat can continue

PUTRAJAYA: Despite a weak global economy, the Government can still proceed with its programmes to benefit and prosper the people, including the country’s 1.6 million civil servants.