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World 04 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Obama's climate pessimism dims U.N., G20 outlook

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's pessimism about passing U.S. climate legislation also dims chances for action to slow global warming both in U.N. talks and in other groups such as the G20, experts say.

Nation 04 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Innovation needed at workplace, says Idris Jala

PETALING JAYA: Innovation must take place in the workplace for Malaysia's economic growth to achieve the desired progress, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala.

Nation 04 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tee Yong: Give the young leadership roles

KUALA LUMPUR: The young can take up leadership roles if the people are willing to give them opportunities and guide them, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Deputy Minister Chua Tee Yong.

Nation 04 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Koh: PAC can probe any topic raised in A-G’s report

KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has the authority to investigate any wrongdoing exposed in the Auditor-General's 2009 Report, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

World 04 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Arab world faces worsening water crisis - report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Arab world, one of the driest regions on the planet, will tip into severe water scarcity as early as 2015, a report issued on Thursday predicts.

Nation 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

DPM: Don’t misinterpret must-pass History decision

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision to make History a must-pass subject for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) is not politically motivated, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

World 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. says open to fair criticism at U.N. rights forum

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States is open to fair criticism of its human rights record, including racial discrimination and counterterrorism policies, when it is under U.N. scrutiny this week, a U.S. envoy said on Wednesday.

Nation 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chua: Liberalise more policies to bring in FDIs

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to liberalise more policies and open up further to foreign investors to draw in the millions.

Nation 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Najib: Chinese play a vital role

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will face a bleak future without the Chinese community's support, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Nation 03 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chinese economic forum explores New Silk Road

KUALA LUMPUR: About 500 business leaders from 20 countries are taking part in the Second World Chinese Economic Forum.