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As we usher in the new year, it is always filled with hope and aspirations that our nation’s leaders will take heed of the signals that have been sent to them to correct what is wrong, to drive the nation forward, to work together for the betterment of all Malaysians
Fires in Indonesia that spread a smoky haze over Southeast Asia this year burned at least 1.6 million hectares of mostly degraded land and carbon-rich peatlands, data from a respected research group showed on Monday.
Over the past 25 years, developing nations have made huge gains in the fight against poverty.
In a move to regain its status as an Asian Tiger economy, Malaysia is working towards strengthening its economy and fiscal status by 2021.
With falling exports and economic growth dipping, the once fast-growing Asian Tigers of South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are now limping.
TOKYO: Most emerging Asian currencies advanced on Friday, led by the Malaysian ringgit which was buoyed by a series of central bank measures to deepen onshore markets.
JAKARTA: Indonesia has sealed parts of palm oil and timber concessions owned by 10 companies on Borneo island after a spate of forest fires, authorities said on Thursday, warning those involved in forest burning would be severely punished.
VISITING a new country brings a degree of caution: regardless of how much research you do beforehand, nothing really prepares you for the actual sounds, sights and smells that await, ready to overturn assumptions. It’s particularly disorienting if a youthful imagination has taken hold before arriving: when I first visited London as a child, I was expecting to see streets paved with gold, so taken was I by the story of Dick Whittington and his cat.
TOKYO: As Japan enters the busiest period of its annual general meeting season, shareholders will submit a record number of proposals to companies amid signs activist efforts to instigate change among conservative corporates are bearing fruit.