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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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Semikonduktor Malaysia Sandaran Kelebihan Geopolitik

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Strategi Semikonduktor Nasional (NSS) Malaysia dalam membangunkan industri semikonduktor, yang diumumkan oleh Perdana Menteri  merupakan satu langkah yang strategik dan kritikal dalam melonjak kepentingan sektor penting ini bagi pulangan berangkai kepada negara.
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LNG New-buildings Take Center Stage

ATHENS, Greece: Demand for LNG newbuildings rose last week, with more orders being reported. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Banchero Costa said that it was a “very busy week for LNGs with the third phase of the Qatar Energy building program. 
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Tokyo's Trust Model Is Malaysia's Missing Link

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysia’s new elevation of ties with Japan to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership is long overdue, and while it has been late in the game, future joint defence prospects remain critical. Both face shifting threat settings, and are in need of one another’s relative strength and advantage.
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ASEAN’S China Dilemma

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The 43rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Jakarta are again a manifestation of distinct power plays, denting any aspired efficacy of the scramble to elevate conflict prevention mechanisms.

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Beijing's Dangerous Flirtation With Hard Power Intimidation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The  2023 China Standard Map issued by the country's Ministry of Natural Resources  has raised the ire of many countries including India and Malaysia is not a new playbook by Beijing, as this has been ongoing for years.
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Environmental Coalition Commends Government For Considering "Manifesto Rakyat" on DOE Appointing EIA Consultants

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-B•E•A•CC•H•, the environmental cluster of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Platform for Reform in Malaysia, commends the government’s move to consider its 2022 Manifesto Rakyat proposal to have the Department of Environment’s appointed independent consultants conduct Environmental Impact Assessments on development projects.

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CPTPP Restricts New Government From Having Maximum Policy Space To Protect Public Welfare

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Gabungan Kedaulatan Negara, a platform of civil society organisations, economists and labour groups would like to respond to the statements of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) dated 29 November and the Malaysian Consortium of Mid-Tier Companies (MCMTC) dated 4 December with regard to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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CPTPPA Ratification – Azmin Ali’s Latest Betrayal ?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--PSM condemns the underhanded tactic by the ex-Minister of International Trade and Industry, (MITI) Azmin Ali to have quietly sneaked out a letter to New Zealand, the CPTPPA Depositary, as an instrument for Malaysia to officially ratify the CPTPPA.  

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CAP Shocked Over CPTPP Ratification

GEORGETOWN, Malaysia--CAP is shocked that the Cabinet had decided to ratify the controversial Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) even as parliamentarians prepared to debate this in the ongoing Dewan Rakyat sitting.

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Calling Upon The Perak MB To Call Off The Lanthanide Mining Project

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--B•E•A•CC•H•, the environment cluster of the CSO Platform for Reform, along with 21 civil society organisations (CSOs), call upon the Perak Menteri Besar to retract his inaccurate remarks concerning the lanthanide mining project in northern Perak and gazette the entire site in question as a forest reserve.    

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Wan Junaidi: A steady hand and unsung reformist

Law minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has been in the news a lot recently but unlike many other politicians who are the subject of media coverage

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Security Threat: China's Interest In US Agriculture

NEW YORK, U.S.--The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) recently warned that China's interest in the agriculture of the United States poses both a serious economic challenge and a security risk to the United States.

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The Sulu Arbitration Scam

BANGKOK, Thailand--Can you imagine what would be the consequences if a rogue freelance lawyer misused the good offices of the Malaysian courts and awarded USD 15 billion against Spain or France in an arbitration hearing, without either country participating?

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Selama Berminggu-Minggu Berzikir Soal Subsidi

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Bila Kerajaan tunjukkan bahawa subsidi dan bantuan kewangan sebenarnya pada tahap paling tinggi dalam sejarah - tiba-tiba cakap "kenapa bergantung kepada subsidi?"

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