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World 01 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

South Africa denies links to Saddam oil kickbacks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's government has denied any links to a tainted Iraq oil-for-food programme and dismissed a U.N. report's suggestion that domestic companies may have paid bribes for oil.

Letters 24 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Blame game after setback in talks

The World Trade Organisation talks suffered a setback last week when a meeting of five powerful ministers closed abruptly when deep divisions became evident. A 'blame game' isnow being played, as the WTO Ministerial meeting in December looks less likely to succeed.

Nation 11 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian and other Asean parliamentarians discuss Myanmar

Southeast Asian parliamentarians urged the United Nations to launch a new initiative to unite the European Union, the United States, China and other key nations behind a programme leading to democracy in military-ruled Myanmar.

World 26 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iran hopes to present new nuclear plan in a month

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran said on Friday it hoped to present within a month a plan to head off EU preparations to refer it to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions, but diplomats interpreted the move as stalling.

World 19 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Conservation and culture to clash at whaling forum

SEOUL (Reuters) - Culture and conservation will clash during the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission when it starts on Monday, with some nations pushing for more whales to be caught, while others are firmly opposed.

Letters 05 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

The region drifts in hope

The 19th Asia-Pacific Roundtable, in an annual series initiated by ISIS Malaysia and now hosted by the Asean-ISIS network of thinktanks, was held during the week in Kuala Lumpur. Like the regional events the conference reflected, results have been mixed.

Business 01 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Workers’ remittances not a long-term boon

DESPITE the hype about globalisation, the international labour movement remains tightly controlled. It is widely considered free trade's last frontier. No country or multilateral organisation can bring the barriers down, a problem which lends itself to illegal migration.

Nation 01 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Leaders proud of public response to tragedy

Malaysians have once again shown their deep compassion for others through their response in helping the tsunami victims, said MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Nation 03 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Johor set to record surplus next year

Johor is budgeting for a surplus next year with revenue estimated at RM613.04mil and expenditure at RM601.92mil, said Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman.

Letters 14 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Thai hegemony goes south

Thailand's domination of weaker neighbouring territory is not new, but in a period of bushwhacking marginalised peoples, crude methods have proven controversial.Ironically in a democratic era, the dispossessed are no longer prepared to suffer the imperial forays of democratic states.