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The Plight Of A Working-Class Journalist

This matter has been dwelling in my head for a good part of this year – whether I should or not, but in the end the interests of a profession rather than how a few individuals may react
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UMNO Grabbing From Minorities! Is There No End To Greed?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: It is so unsettling and upsetting to read of the proposal to grab 20 percent of leasehold land belonging to the ethnic minorities upon the expiry of lease terms. The immediate question that comes to mind is: is there no end to UMNO’s greed?
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A Month Of New Power Flexing

Regional moves to expand power influence and friendshoring efforts have been intensifying
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The Deplorable Situation Of Migrant Workers In Malaysia

Parti Sosialis Malaysia is somewhat bemused with the jubilation in Madani Government circles following the recent upgrade of Malaysia from Tier 2 Watch List on Trafficking in Persons assessment to Tier 2 by the US Department of State.
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Malaysia's Bid For BRICS Membership Signals Major Policy Failure For US

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia: Recent disturbing developments are putting the Malaysia-US relationship in the harshest possible light, undermining security and diplomatic efforts in keeping the South China Sea (SCS) an area of free navigation while solidifying China's control in what was formerly a key US ally in the region.
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Is BRICS Resilient And Powerful Enough?

BRICS is an intergovernmental organization established in 2006 comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, originally slated to foster deeper economic ties and political dialogue among the member countries. It was set up primarily as an alternative bloc as a rival to the Western led order of the then Group of 8 (G8) and the established Western led institutions of IMF and the World Bank, in providing a new movement led by Russia and China. 
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Inadequate Consultation To Assess CPTTA's Broad Impact

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: PSM is disappointed with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for its lackadaisical attitude in carrying out its Public Consultation on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) General Review 2024. The CPTPP, morphed version of the US-led Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was a contentious trade agreement signed by 11 countries in 2018 and ratified by Malaysia in November 2022.
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De-dollarisation, Economic Diversification Attract Malaysia to BRICS

NEW DELHI, India: Malaysia would soon begin the process of joining the BRICS grouping, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim told a Chinese publication Guancha this week. Earlier, Thailand also expressed a formal interest in joining the Global South grouping.
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Indonesian President In Damage Control Over New Capital

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Indonesia's president is rushing to reassure investors and bureaucrats about his $32 billion new capital city in a malaria-prone pocket of Borneo, after the resignations of two officials overseeing the plan raised fresh doubts about its future.
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Malaysia Must Prepare For An Economic Slowdown

BANGKOK, Thailand: With the latest World Bank’s forecast warning that most economies will grow much slower in 2024 and 2025, Malaysia must be very cautious as the local economy is directly exposed to global events.
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