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What, Obama back again? So fast, ah? Not content with a trip to Malaysia last year and a golfing rendezvous with Najib over the last Christmas break, Obama is visiting us again for Asean and related summits on 18-22...
The revolt in the Arab world is not just about getting rid of authoritarian leaders and dictators. It is also about ending economic injustice and exploitation. http://www.youtube.com/v/IL-n_mpG_Ys The media would have us believe that the popular discontent is solely due to...
Now this has largely slipped below the media radar. The US Friends of the Earth has filed a Freedom of Information Act request demanding the quick release of all communications by the US State Department relating to the controversial...
While most of us were focussed on the massive 1MDB scandal, we were nearly hit by the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Do-or-die TPP negotiations were almost concluded, but thankfully, they were stalled at the last minute by some sticky...
When people think of the World Bank, the image they often see in their minds is one of a global financial institution that provides loans to developing nations to raise their standard of living. That is basically the picture...
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t watch Najib’s Budget 2016 speech. I thought it would be too painful to listen to. Not just because of the bad news but because of the thought of what could/might have...
A patient at the KL General Hospital (HKL) shares his experience: I am a patient of our Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and visit two specialist clinics regularly. It used to be four. I was warded in two different wards for...
They invested RM22 billion in the hope of hitting a 'gold mine'. And now they have almost zero production. That's the fate of the Malaysian biodiesel industry players, which have an installed capacity of 2.6 million tonnes. Read The...
Finding it tough to keep your head financially above water? Read this if you want to know where Malaysia stands in Asia in terms of income inequality and some of the factors driving this inequality. Malaysia has a Gini...
This is Najib speaking at the UN general assembly, where he delivered an impassioned speech about the need to oppose extremism. (Check out 2:45 in the video to see the other Malaysians at the UN.) All well and good,...

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