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World 20 Jan 2018 | 5:41 AM

Costa Rica's first gay marriage suffers bureaucratic hitch

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognise it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with the president.

World 20 Jan 2018 | 1:04 AM

Thousands of students protest in Hungary for education reforms

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Thousands of Hungarian schoolchildren and university students protested outside parliament on Friday to demand reform of an education system they say fails to prepare them for life in the 21st century.

Business 20 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

A very oily problem

Palm oil industry’s worst fear comes true

Banking 20 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

SC and Bank Negara caution over unauthorised ICO activities

KUALA LUMPUR: Hot on the heels of Singapore-registered CopyCash Foundation ceasing its planned initial coin offering (ICO) in Malaysia, the Securities Commission (SC) and Bank Negara have jointly cautioned the public about ICO schemes which may involve activities that are subject to laws administered by both regulators.

Nation 20 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Experts: Constitution needs to evolve

PETALING JAYA: Amendments to the Federal Constitution are needed to keep up with the times.

Business 20 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Why are we blind to inequality?

Think Asian by Andrew Sheng
THE concept that human beings should be equal is very old. It was the fight against injustice and inequality between the French royalty and the citizens that drove the 18th century intellectual Jean-Jacques Rousseau to write “Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.”

Business 20 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Click and mortar

BUY online and pick up in-store. Lots of retailers are now offering this option in the US and elsewhere in more developed markets. Malls in Malaysia are already looking into it in the face of growing competition from e-commerce sales. In the future, instead of brick-and-mortar, Malaysian malls and retailers will be offering click-and-mortar services too.

World 19 Jan 2018 | 9:45 PM

Pope's visit to Peru spotlights devastation in rainforest region

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (Reuters) - Two decades ago, Swiss priest Xavier Arbex started sounding alarms about a looming environmental disaster in the remote Amazonian region of Peru where he had settled.

World 19 Jan 2018 | 3:55 PM

Philippine senators seek inquiry into navy's $310 million frigate deal

MANILA (Reuters) - A group of Philippine opposition senators has sought a public inquiry into the navy's 15.7 billion peso ($310 million) acquisition of a frigate from a South Korean firm, after media said the president's closest aide had meddled in the deal.

TECH 19 Jan 2018 | 12:22 PM

IRB: Cryptocurrency not regulated but traders still subject to Malaysian income tax law

The Inland Revenue Board’s investigation into Luno was to determine whether the cryptocurrency company has complied with the statutory requirement under the Income Tax Act 1967.