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Ong: BN has done a good job

Presidential address by MCA President Datuk Ong Ka Ting at the 50th General Assembly at Wisma MCA on Sunday.


FEATURE - French exception: experts ponder high birth rate

PARIS (Reuters) - Beatrice Riobe has played her part in giving France the second highest birth rate in Europe.


ANALYSIS - New Japan govt has problems with chain of command

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's outspoken banking regulator, Shizuka Kamei, known for his anti-market rhetoric, is proving a serious thorn in the side of new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's government just three weeks after it took power.


Get rid of siege mentality, Khairy urges Malays

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin urged the Malays to get rid of their 'siege mentality' and take on the mantle of true leadership, one which includes all the races of Malaysia while not neglecting the plight of the Malays.


Japan PM says to stay despite pressure to quit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said on Tuesday he would stay on as leader, despite pressure from within his own party to resign as his approval ratings sink ahead of an election likely next month.


ANALYSIS - Japan voters' yen for change could hurt PM's party

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters longing for change propelled the Democratic Party to power for the first time in a historic election last year. Now, that same desire could deprive the party of the decisive win needed to avoid policy deadlock.


SPECIAL REPORT - In Africa, can Brazil be the anti-China?

NIMBA-BUCHANAN RAILWAY, Liberia (Reuters) - In the muggy forest of central Liberia, a gang of workers is inching its way along a railway track, cut long and straight through an otherwise impenetrable mesh of trees and vines. The drone of insects is interrupted by a high-pitched drill and the clang of hammers as workers put the finishing touches to the perfectly aligned steel tracks.


Momentum builds for Japan coalition, but road rocky

TOKYO (Reuters) - Momentum is building for a


ANALYSIS - Next Japan PM: bold leadership a long shot

TOKYO (Reuters) - Who will become Japan's sixth premier in five years is anyone's guess, but one bet looks safe: he's unlikely to provide the bold leadership that voters and investors in the troubled economy crave.


Book your way up the social ladder

Education is the key to determining one's career options as well as social mobility, but are there enough policies to make