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BRICS: Kuasa Baharu Atau Potensi Merudum?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: BRICS ialah organisasi antara kerajaan (intergovernmental organisation) yang ditubuhkan pada 2006 yang terdiri daripada Brazil, Rusia, India, China dan Afrika Selatan, yang pada asalnya dijadualkan untuk memupuk hubungan ekonomi dan dialog politik yang lebih mendalam di kalangan negara anggota.
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BRICS Is Not The Same As The Non-Aligned Movement

Recent developments are casting a stark light on the Malaysia-US relationship, threatening to undermine security and diplomatic efforts aimed at maintaining free navigation in the South China Sea, while simultaneously solidifying China's influence over what was once 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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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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BRICS And De-Dollarization, How Far Can It Go?

WASHINGTON, US: As the current chair of BRICS, Russia is pursuing a rather extensive agenda related to finance that includes enhancing the role of member countries in the international monetary and financial system and developing interbank cooperation and settlements in national currencies.
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Southeast Asia: World’s Dumping Ground For Plastic Waste

HONG KONG, SAR: In the wake of China’s 2018 ban on plastics recycling, criminal organizations have been illegally shipping waste to Southeast Asia, passing through “multiple transit countries” to camouflage the origins of the shipments, according to Interpol, with “significant use of counterfeit documents and fraudulent waste registrations.” Some plastic waste reaches Asia from Italy by way of its neighbor Slovenia.
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Malaysia Urged To Consider Licensing Takeda Dengue Vaccine

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Virologist Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Lam Sai Kit has urged the Malaysian government to look into giving access to a new dengue vaccine that is suitable for individuals who have been previously infected with dengue or not.
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Global Warming And 'Big Bad Oil'

NEW YORK, US: Even before it started, it was evident that the COP28 jamboree to "save the planet" would not satisfy the high expectations, some of them contradictory, of the 198 nations and dozens of non-governmental organizations attending the event with different agendas, including some hidden ones.
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COP28: The Climate Crisis Is Also A Health Crisis

NEW YORK, US: Health has made it onto the agenda of a UN climate conference, and health advocates at COP28 in Dubai on Sunday said the topic was long overdue for discussion as climate inaction is costing lives and impacting health every single day.
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Malaysia's Missed Opportunity At The UN

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The participation of Malaysia in the recently concluded UN General Assembly, while laden with high hopes and expectations on the returns on the country’s economic and soft power revival, remains a missed opportunity for a bigger showcase of the country’s global return in role, impact and influence.

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Can The US Compete With China's Belt & Road Initiative?

WASHINGTON, US:Ten years after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Kazakhstan and Indonesia, a new connectivity initiative was unveiled with great fanfare by the United States, India, and the Arab Gulf and European countries during the G20 meeting in New Delhi earlier this month.

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Russian Foreign Minister Hits Out At West’s ‘Empire Of Lies’

NEW YORK, US: Russia’s Foreign Minister told the UN General Assembly on Saturday that a new world order is being born through a struggle between a neocolonial minority and a “global majority” seeking to end decades of Western domination.

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BRICS Expansion Could Reshape Global Energy Markets

LONDON, UK: From August 22nd to 24th, BRICS leaders are set to convene in South Africa, marking a pivotal moment for this loosely knit coalition of major non-Western nations including Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. 

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BRICS Members Share 'More Common Interests Than Differences'

BEIJING, China:With the 2023 BRICS summit set to be held in South Africa later this month, there have recently been some voices from Western media attempting to hype that divergences among members will impact the unity and development of the organization in the future, but these noises have been refuted by the relevant countries.

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WHO Hails Mauritius, Netherlands For Tobacco Control Measures But Global Risks Remain

NEW YORK, US: Despite the welcome news that more than seven in 10 people on the planet – 5.6 billion -  are now protected by measures to curb the dangers of tobacco smoke, 8.7 million people still die from tobacco-related diseases every year, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.  

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Turkey’s Elections: What’s At Stake?

WASHINGTON, U.S.:Few can predict the outcome of this Sunday’s critical presidential elections in Turkey. Polls suggest considerable voter dissatisfaction within the country after over two decades of domination by the AK party of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan — a figure who has dominated the Turkish political order for so long that, for some, change seems almost inconceivable and unsettling.

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World Order Without Twisting Arms And UN Protection

NEW YORK, U.S.-The current crisis in the world signals that the US hegemony has come to an end and there is a chance to switch to a fair and democratic multipolar world order, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday at the general debate during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
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Paraquat, The Deadliest Chemical In US Agriculture, Goes On Trial

SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.-The herbicide paraquat was sold to farmers as revolutionary. Its introduction into the marketplace in 1962 coincided with a growing awareness of overplowing soil, year after year, until it degrades. Looking to avoid another Dust Bowl, farmers were eager for ways to keep their soil intact. 

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