KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which is in the process of approval by each of the 12 negotiating countries, is a balanced deal that took into account everybody’s benefit, says United States (US) President Barack Obama. Addressing the concerns by several quarters on the TPPA,
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – In the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris, United States President Barack Obama today called on youths of Southeast Asia to set an example by standing up together against violence and extremism. In facing the challenge, he said, young people in the region should hold
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – Within hours of flying in to this Malaysian capital from Manila where he attended the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, United States President Barack Obama held talks Friday with Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Najib-Obama meeting was held at the
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – The United States is seeking to deepen its engagement with Southeast Asian countries as Washington views the region as a key element in its foreign policy, said President Barack Obama. As such, he said, the US would strive to deepen its engagement with the people and
General And Political Questions Can you provide a progress update on Malaysia’s preparations to host the 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits? We are ready. Over the past few months, a tremendous amount of work has gone towards preparing for the ASEAN Summit and Related Summits. I have been personally
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – ASEAN ministers gathered in Kuala Lumpur are engaged in a series of meetings preceding the 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits under Malaysia’s 2015 chairmanship of the grouping. The meetings taking place today include the 13th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council meeting chaired by Malaysian Foreign Minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) is looking at creating the right framework for the development of the region’s games industry. MDeC Creative Multimedia Division Director Hasnul Hadi Samsudin said the framework could spur collaborations among ASEAN games developers, given its huge potential moving forward. “We’re looking
BAMAKO, Nov 20 – Gunmen have launched an attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in the centre of Mali’s capital, Bamako, witnesses say. A security source told the reporters that the apparently it’s an attempt to take hostages. It reported that the police are there and are sealing off the area.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Malaysia on Friday on the final leg of a series of summits aimed at furthering Washington’s bid to rebalance ties towards Asia and challenge China’s increasingly assertive posture in the region. In the meantime, the security was unusually tight in
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Friday to Monday. On top of his agenda will be promoting cooperation between China and the ten ASEAN members towards a community with common destiny, hoping to boost regional economic growth and maintain financial stability. Premier
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – A compilation of P.Ramlee’s famous tracks, Getaran Jiwa, Kwek Mambo and Menceceh Bujang Lapok, have been personally picked by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for the Gala Dinner to honour ASEAN leaders and delegates in Malaysia’s capital this Saturday. National Culture and Arts Department (JKKN)
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 20 – The Penang State Government will not fire PAS Assemblyman, Datuk Salleh Man Mat Aji due to its openness expressed which to support for the leadership of the Pakatan Harapan. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Penang government never severed ties with PAS but only broke with the
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – Several highways and major roads in Kuala Lumpur are expected to be closed for the progressively from 3pm to 7pm today to make way for US President Barack Obama to visit in Malaysia. He is expected to be arrive in the late afternoon for the 27th Asean Summit.
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting will no longer hold press conferences at Parliament House. PAC chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin said the decision was made following the ‘saya pun cari makan’ (I too need to make a living) remark he had made which was wrongly reported by
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – Against the backdrop of rising threats from global terrorism, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today voiced his determination to defeat militant groups and their extremist ideology emerging in this region. The Prime Minister stressed that there was no place for extremism in society. “Many countries across
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – The Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan said that the Education Ministry has never neglected the importance of mastering the English language among students and teachers, but is constantly striving to improve usage of the language. “Ministry’s efforts could be seen through the Empowering Bahasa Melayu and
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 20 – The Higher Education Ministry will be conducting a study from the health and social aspects before making a decision to ban electronic cigarettes or vape in universities. Its Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the study needed to be done to get views from different perspectives to
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – The hearing of the defamation suit filed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak against Harakah and Harakahdaily pertaining to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will begin on March 16 next year. High Court judge Datuk Hue Siew Kheng fixed the date in her chambers on Thursday
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 – PAS declared to be an opposition in Penang following the action of the state government which sacked 300 members of the Community Development and Security Committee (JKKK) from among members of PAS in the state. “PAS have no choice and must take the action to act
GEORGE TOWN, Nov 20 – Penang’s water supply authority asserted that it had the right to raw the water from within the state boundaries and will continue to take the water from Sungai Muda on a daily basis, free of charge. Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA) Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Ir.