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August 17, 2018 8:50 AM Three MoUs on palm oil and rubber to be signed in China

PETALING JAYA: Three agreements on palm oil and rubber will be signed during a trade mission to promote Malaysia’s palm oil, rubber and timber in China, said the Primary Industries Ministry. The first memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Tsinghua University is on promotion of Malaysian biofuel in the republic while 3

August 17, 2018 2:47 AM Ringgit opens flat against US dollar

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit was traded unchanged against the greenback from yesterday's close as investors awaited the announcement of the country's second-quarter economic growth report by the central bank. At 9am, the local note was traded at 4.1030/1070 against the US dollar. A dealer said traders were also holding back as Washington will be resuming 4

August 13, 2018 2:46 PM Malaysia-China relations have hit rock bottom, and Mahathir knows it

Dr Mahathir Mohamad has issued a stern warning to China against further militarising the South China Sea (see news item below). Speaking to The Associated Press days ahead of his visit to Beijing, the Prime Minister announced that he would seek to cancel multibillion-dollar infrastructure projects that his predecessor, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, signed 7

August 7, 2018 11:40 PM Voice 370 wants government to share all available data

KUALA LUMPUR: A lobby group made up of families of victims of the MH370 tragedy wants the Government of Malaysia to share all available data with independent experts for a thorough peer review and analysis. Voice370 in a statement here today said the group believed that now that more than fours years have passed since MH370 disappeared, there was no reason 7

July 31, 2018 3:37 AM Australia, US, Japan in Indo-Pacific infrastructure push

SYDNEY: Australia, the United States and Japan will jointly invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific, officials announced Tuesday, in an attempt to counter China's efforts to court influence in the region. Beijing has loaned countries across Asia billions of dollars as part of its "Belt and Road" development strategy, including to island 7

July 27, 2018 6:12 AM Air China Paris-Beijing flight turns back over false terror alarm

PARIS: An Air China flight from Paris to Beijing turned back 30 minutes after take-off on Thursday due to a terrorism threat that subsequently turned out to be a false alarm, the French authorities said. Air China had said earlier that flight CA876 returned to Paris after the airline "received suspected terrorist information," giving no further information 22

July 25, 2018 6:28 AM Hong Kong's Cathay lists Taiwan as part of China

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's flag carrier Cathay Pacific became the latest airline to list Taiwan as part of China on its website Wednesday after a request from mainland authorities. The Chinese Civil Aviation Administration sent a notice to dozens of airlines in April asking them to comply with Beijing's standards. Taiwan is a self-ruling democracy but Beijing 13

July 24, 2018 12:21 PM Families of MH370 victims files judicial review to declassify documents

KUALA LUMPUR: The next-of-kin of the passengers of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have filed a judicial review application, naming the Transport Minister, Department of Civil Aviation and the Malaysian government as respondents. Four Malaysians and a Taiwanese are seeking to have documents and the flight transcript declassified from the Official 6

July 21, 2018 2:30 AM Tun M to discuss contracts during visit to China

KUALA LUMPUR: Contracts involving projects between Malaysia and China will be the main agenda during Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's visit to Beijing next month. "My visit, basically is to follow up on what Tun Daim Zainuddin has done. "He has brought up certain subjects with regards to the contract given out and the fact that Malaysia does not have the money 5

July 20, 2018 6:38 AM Next-of-kin to be presented full report on MH370 on July 30: Transport Minister

PUTRAJAYA: A full report on the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be presented to the families of the victims at a closed-door meeting on July 30, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. He said the presentation would be made by Datuk Kok Soo Chon, the head of the Malaysian International Civil Aviation Organisation 13