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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 16, 2018 6:48 AM Ringgit decline in line with fall in global currencies: Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR: The decline in the value of the ringgit against the US dollar is in line with the fall in other global currencies, caused by the global economic uncertainties, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix). He said among these uncertainties was the trade war between the United States (US) and China. "The currencies of many countries 4

August 16, 2018 5:09 AM Dr M: Need to establish jet was bought with stolen money

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to establish if the jet belonging to fugitive Low Taek Jho was bought using money stolen from Malaysia. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed said the government needs to establish if it was indeed about with "stolen money". "We will try to get the jet. We need to establish that the jet was bought with stolen money. If he did steal 3

August 15, 2018 9:49 AM PHEB considering expanding beyond Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) is mooting the establishment of similar institutions in other states to look into the welfare of the Indian community. Deputy Chief Minister II Prof P. Ramasamy, who is also PHEB chairman, said the establishment of such institutions requires for legislation to be passed in Parliament. Speaking to reporters 5

August 14, 2018 8:14 AM Minimum wage increases to be implemented gradually: PM

KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation of the RM1,500 minimum wage will be carried out gradually to allow a recovery in the country's economy, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He added that if Malaysia starts spending money which it does not have, it would not be good for the country in the long run. "If we push for higher minimum wages, cost of production 3

August 14, 2018 7:56 AM Mahathir’s water-war with Singapore

More than 30 years ago, back in the mid-1980s, a Malaysian friend who lives in Singapore told me that if Malaysia ever cuts off the water supply to Singapore, Singaporeans will not go thirsty (like in 1941 when the Japanese did that). Singapore has enough water although they may have to ban garden hoses and the washing of cars. The reason this Malaysian-Singaporean 4

August 14, 2018 6:40 AM Govt yet to finalise terms, conditions of Tan's appointment as special envoy to China

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has yet to finalise the terms and conditions of the appointment of DAP national chairman Tan Kok Wai (pix) as the special envoy to China, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the terms and conditions would only be decided upon at the coming Pakatan Harapan 5

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 6

August 13, 2018 8:40 AM Jho Low has to be accountable if yacht obtained through illegal means: Najib

KUALA LUMPUR: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, should be held accountable if it is proven that he had obtained the superyacht Equanimity through illegal means, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said today. "If it was done illegally, if the yacht was paid for in an illegal manner, in a sense that money that is not due to him (Jho Low) as alleged 8

August 13, 2018 7:46 AM Support federal government efforts to address debt issue: Mohd Khalil

MALACCA: Malacca Yang Dipertua Negri Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob today urged the people of Malacca to support the federal governments efforts to address the huge national debt. He said he had confidence in the capability of the federal government to solve the debt issue based on its corporate experience and expertise to raise the economic status of the country 9