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AseanPlus News 23 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

North Korea to release abductees

North Korea agreed on Saturday to release the family members of Japanese citizens kidnapped by Northern agents in exchange for food and humanitarian aid, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said after meeting with the North's leader.

Nation 13 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Simpler application process to attract foreign experts

The application process for passes for expatriates will be simplified to encourage foreign experts to work in the country as Malaysia makes its move into the global stage.

Nation 11 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

KL, Jakarta sign MoU on workers

After protracted discussions and debates, Malaysia and Indonesia finally sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that provides a comprehensive mechanism in ensuring proper recruitment of foreign workers from Indonesia.

AseanPlus News 26 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Thousands nabbed in crackdown on stowaways

B>BEIJING:/BChinese border police have arrested more than 5,000 stowaways and 400 human traffickers in a five-month crackdown on illegal immigrants, the official I>China Daily/Isaid yesterday.

Business 18 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tokyo stocks up Thursday, US$ down against yen

Tokyo stocks closed higher Thursday amid hopes for a Japanese economic recovery.

AseanPlus News 19 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Koizumi says Japan must share dangers of rebuilding Iraq

Japan must face its share of the dangers of rebuilding Iraq, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Monday while opening a new session of Parliament and asking the nation to back his plans to send troops there on an aid mission.

Nation 18 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

More perks to woo back experts

The Government will introduce additional incentives under its 'brain gain' programme to woo back more Malaysian experts and scientists working abroad to contribute their expertise.

Business 13 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Japan companies at their most upbeat since 1997

B>TOKYO: /B>Big Japanese firms now feel more confident about business conditions than at any time in the past six years, thanks to robust exports, but are cautious about whether the recovery can be sustained, a key survey showed yesterday.

Business 08 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sime in Singapore power deal

SIME Darby Bhd's wholly-owned subsidiary Sime Energy Holdings Pte Ltd has bought 50% equity interest in Island Power Holdings Pte Ltd (IPH) from IG Island Power B.V. as part of the conglomerate's efforts to expand its power business portfolio in the region.

AseanPlus News 18 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bush starts tour with summit

B>TOKYO:/BUS President George W. Bush arrived in Japan yesterday for talks at which Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is expected to offer to send troops to Iraq, following a promise by Tokyo of US$1.5bil (RM5.7bil) towards reconstructing the war-hit country.