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World 07 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Asia needs to invest more to feed population - FAO

MANILA (Reuters) - Asian countries need to increase investment in food production by 50 percent to $120 billion a year to ensure they can afford to feed their large and growing populations, a United Nations' body said on Wednesday.

Nation 16 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Masing: Cut subsidies smartly

KUCHING: Subsidy cuts are necessary but it must be done 'gradually and smartly,' said Land Deve­lopment Minister Datuk Seri Dr James Masing.

World 13 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Top British military officials to step down

LONDON (Reuters) - Two of Britain's top defence officials will step down later this year, the government said on Sunday, but denied they were being blamed for mistakes in Afghanistan or for wasteful military spending.

World 13 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Top British military officials to step down

LONDON (Reuters) - Two of Britain's top defence officials will step down later this year, the government said on Sunday, but denied they were being blamed for mistakes in Afghanistan or for wasteful military spending.

Nation 10 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Govt may withdraw subsidies for highways with alternative routes

KULIM: The Government may withdraw subsidies given to highway concession holders that operate on road stretches with alternative toll-free roads, said Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor.

Nation 03 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

No let-up in war against graft

PETALING JAYA: The proposed subsidy reduction will not deter the Government from fighting corruption, removing wastage and curbing inefficiencies.

Nation 01 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Too dramatic to say we’ll go broke, says economist

KUALA LUMPUR: To say that Malaysia will go bankrupt by 2019 if subsidies are not withdrawn is a 'terribly dramatic and inappropriate way' to justify the end of subsidies, said an economist and Umno supreme council member.

Nation 31 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

No hike in petrol, sugar and oil prices

TEMERLOH: The price of petrol, sugar and oil will not be increased soon but people should offer their opinions on how to tackle subsidy dependence to overcome the country's financial burden in the future.

Nation 29 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Channel savings to the lower income group, says MCA

KLUANG: MCA supports the Government's efforts in reducing subsidy but noted that it should be introduced gradually with savings channelled directly to the lower income group.

Nation 28 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Idris: RM103b can be saved, Government debt growing by 12% yearly

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will save RM103bil over the next five years if it slashes its subsidy bill now.