Tag: Future

1MDB, SRC debts: With RM44.54b outstanding, here’s how much Putrajaya will have to pay next year

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 26 -- Putrajaya has to repay RM3.272 billion in 2021 in loan installments and interest on debts, out of a combined outstanding amount of RM44.5 billion of government-guaranteed debts owed by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and its former subsidiary SRC International...

Canadian MPs urge Justin Trudeau government to toughen stand on Chinese ‘intimidation’, Huawei’s role

India, Nov. 19 -- Canadian lawmakers have passed a motion urging the government to decide whether to permit participation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the country's 5G network while also seeking a plan of action against intimidation of Canadians by China. The motion was...

Umany apologises and withdraws Facebook posting on Agong

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 12 -- The University of Malaya Association of New Youth (Umany) has withdrawn a Facebook post deemed critical of the Agong and issued an apology. In a statement today, Umany said it had reached the decision after discussions with several constitutional experts. The...

Identity politics’ appeal dwindles as unemployment grows

Kuala Lampur, Nov. 5 -- February's euphoric rhetoric about the restoring of "Malay rule" has somewhat died over these past months. Some might wonder where it went. After all, what was drummed up for two years since the general election cascaded into a public relations nightmare...

FGV expands palm oil seed market in India, targeting to sell 1.5 million seeds by 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 4 -- FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) is expanding its presence in India's oil palm seed market by targeting to sell another 1.5 million seeds by 2021 following growing market demand for premium oil palm seeds in the country. The group said to...

Meet Kurt, world’s first successfully cloned Przewalski’s horse. Watch

India -- A post shared by San Diago Zoo on Instagram about a horse has now left people surprised, as well as, happy. The post, containing a video and an image, shows Kurt - world's first successfully cloned Przewalski's horse. Kurt was born On August...

Abdul Aziz Bari reiterates DAP not a threat to Malay community

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 22 -- Perak DAP deputy president Abdul Aziz Bari has reiterated once again that his party does not pose a threat to the Malay community. He told Malay daily Utusan Malaysia, in response to a reader's letter, that the accusation was questionablesince...

Translation tools, air purifiers: face masks go high-tech

by Catherine Lai / with Harumi Ozawa in Tokyo From monitoring vital signs to filtering filthy air and even translating speech into other languages, the coronavirus-fuelled boom in mask-wearing has spawned an unusual range of high-tech face coverings. As masks become the norm worldwide, tech companies...

Why Beijing may want to keep Trump in the White House

by Patrick BAERT Donald Trump has frustrated and enraged China during a tumultuous first term, but Beijing may welcome his re-election as it scans the horizon for the decline of its superpower rival. Relations are as icy as at any time since formal ties were established...

Twitter alters policy on hacked content after blocked Biden story

Twitter has altered its policy on hacked content after its decision to block a news report critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden provoked Republican fury. The social media behemoth — used by hundreds of millions worldwide — said late Thursday it would in future...