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A surplus of rice with acute malnutrition

Till very recent times, the gI>oviya/I(padi farmer) was venerated and even described in terms of a king. Ancient folklore about the gI>oviya /I>clad only in his loin cloth and daubed in mud, if taken out of his field and washed, being fit to be placed on a throne, was often recalled particularly by politicians.


Malaysia, Thailand expected to sustain investor interests

While China will remain the prime location for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Asia over the medium term, Malaysia and Thailand are expected to sustain investor interests, said a report issued here Saturday.


Malaysia offers to host IMF, World Bank meetings

MALAYSIA is offering to host the World Bank's Board of Governors and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meeting in 2012, I>Utusan Malaysia/Ireported yesterday.


Dr M: I will continue in local politics after retirement

Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad will continue to play an active role in local politics as well as the international arena after he retires in November. The Prime Minister said in New York that his role, however, would not include determining policy but in garnering support from the people.

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Summit on East Asian economy opens in Singapore

The International Monetary Fund said Sunday it did not believe China was keeping its currency seriously undervalued, but urged Beijing to begin liberalising its exchange rate policy.


US lambasted over trade policies

USING its perceived position as a superpower, the United States is bent on not only bringing weak nations to their knees through military might but, given half the chance, the US wants to also cause economic turmoil in these countries, said I>Berita Harian/I>.


Thank you for your legacy, Dr Mahathir

From professors to preschoolers, the education community pays tribute to retiring Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed in this I>StarEducation/Ispecial.


Zeti: Nation will always be indebted to Dr M

Malaysia will never be able to repay Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad for steering the country out of the 1997/98 financial crisis, Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akthar Aziz said.


RM760b flowed from the poor to rich

Last week, the United Nations convened a dialogue to review the financing situation of developing countries as a follow-up to the Financing for Development Summit of 2002. The findings were sombre. Funds are moving out from developing countries, and their debt and trade conditions have not improved. Only a change in political will can improve matters writes MARTIN KHOR.


Policy makers warn against protectionism

US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan and top International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy-maker Anne Krueger, fearing that decades of trade liberalisation are being reversed, have sounded stern warnings against signs of creeping protectionism.