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Hungary rejects rule-of-law criteria for EU funding -minister

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's new justice minister warned Budapest will resist any European Commission effort to condition EU development funding to rule-of-law standards, which Brussels sees as being undermined by the nationalist Hungarian authorities.

Trading frenzy grips China’s new market

SHANGHAI: They propelled a little-known semiconductor manufacturer to a 521% surge, traded a mid-sized railway company 13 times more feverishly than the world’s largest bank and valued a chipmaking-gear producer at an eye-watering 730 times earnings.

Wee: Youngsters should be allowed to form own political views

PUTRAJAYA: Parents may be influential in the development of their children’s political views but they should not be too worried over if there is any difference of opinion, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Wee: Right methods needed to teach kids about politics

PUTRAJAYA: While parents and teachers play an influential role in raising their children's political awareness, they must be careful so as to allow youngsters to make their own decisions, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

MGO on the cards for Media Prima

PETALING JAYA: A mandatory general offer (MGO) at Media Prima Bhd seems more likely now, as Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary further tightened his grip on the media company with an additional 55 million shares or a 4.96% stake last Thursday.

Trump may face more court battles over giving citizenship data to states

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's order that all federal agencies provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department could open a new legal front over whether states can redraw their voting maps based on citizenship status.

A pleasant US$10bil surprise for Walmart

WHEN Walmart Inc paid US$16bil (RM65bil) for control of India’s e-commerce pioneer Flipkart Online Services Pvt last year, the American retail giant got a little-noticed digital payments subsidiary as part of the deal. Now the business is emerging as one of the country’s top startups, a surprise benefit for Walmart from its largest-ever acquisition.

Country needs well-informed electorate

FROM MOHAMED GHOUSE NASURUDDIN Centre for Policy Research and International Studies Universiti Sains Malaysia Penang

Trump drops census citizenship question, vows to get data from government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump retreated on Thursday from adding a contentious question on citizenship to the 2020 census, but insisted he was not giving up his fight to count how many non-citizens are in the country and ordered government agencies to mine their databases.

DAP Youth wing mulls lowering membership age limit from 35 to 30

PETALING JAYA: DAP's Youth wing (Dapsy) is in discussions to lower its membership age limit from 35 to 30, following Putrajaya's new definition of youth as being from the ages of 15 to 30.