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Ringgit slides for 11th week amid slowing Chinese growth

Ringgit slides for 11th week amid slowing Chinese growth

September 4, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 ― Malaysia’s ringgit fell for an 11th week in its longest stretch of losses since 1993 as lower energy prices weigh on the oil exporter’s earnings and capital flows out of emerging markets amid slowing Chinese growth. The nation’s foreign-exchange reserves have fallen 19 per cent this year, fueling speculation the central bank bought the ringgit to stem declines in Asia’s worst-performing currency. Data for the last two weeks of August are due after markets close... Read more

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Look to Indonesia as model for democracy, Malaysia told amid political crisis

Look to Indonesia as model for democracy, Malaysia told amid political crisis KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 ― As the region’s most advanced democracy, Indonesia can act as a role model for Malaysia amid political turmoil, a political analyst from the republic’s The Habibie... Read more

Too much ‘anonymity’ online, Nazri says in backing internet regulation

BY SHAZWAN MUSTAFA KAMAL

Too much ‘anonymity’ online, Nazri says in backing internet regulation KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 ― Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has backed the government's plans to regulate the internet, saying it is necessary to avoid people from irresponsibly posting lies and slander... Read more

‘Hypocrites’, Nazri says of Umno leaders calling for Muhyiddin’s removal as deputy president

BY SHAZWAN MUSTAFA KAMAL

‘Hypocrites’, Nazri says of Umno leaders calling for Muhyiddin’s removal as deputy president KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 ― Umno division leaders demanding for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's removal as party deputy president are “hypocrites” who have failed to realise that he cannot be... Read more

Abdul Rahman: Bersih 4 organisers should take responsibilty of paying the cleaning cost

Abdul Rahman: Bersih 4 organisers should take responsibilty of paying the cleaning cost BATU KAWAN, Sept 4 ― The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) workers had to toil for 36 hours to clean up piles of garbage left by the illegal Bersih 4 rally participants in the capital city last... Read more



No end in sight for TPP negotiations, minister says

No end in sight for TPP negotiations, minister says KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will not be concluded anytime soon as Malaysia is not alone in wanting to address concerns, according to... Read more

Claim a space and make it green in conjunction with Penang’s first Park(ing) Day

Claim a space and make it green in conjunction with Penang’s first Park(ing) Day GEORGE TOWN, Sept 4 ― Penang will celebrate its first Park(ing) Day this September 19 and it is now open for participants to apply and claim a space to turn it green for that day. The... Read more

Anti-Bersih group leader denies organising Sept 16 rally but confirms participation

Anti-Bersih group leader denies organising Sept 16 rally but confirms participation KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — Sungai Besar Umno division chief Datuk Jamal Md Yunos have denied being the mastermind of the “Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu” rally on September 16, saying that it is being... Read more

Activist: Joint action needed on link between human trafficking, corruption

Activist: Joint action needed on link between human trafficking, corruption PUTRAJAYA, Sept 4 ― The international fight against corruption must work in tandem with efforts to root out modern slavery since corruption is a key driver of human trafficking, the head of... Read more


Wan Junaidi to hammer out deal with Indonesia

By Loghun Kumaran

Wan Junaidi to hammer out deal with Indonesia RINGLET, Sept 4 — Even as the haze continues to cloud the skies, National Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar is preparing to meet his Indonesian... Read more

Haze worsens, more areas hit

By Vanessa Ee-Lyn Gomes

Haze worsens, more areas hit PETALING JAYA, Sept 4 — Several areas in Peninsular Malaysia breached the unhealthy levels of the Air Pollutant Index (API) yesterday. Fourteen areas recorded API readings of more than... Read more

Four charged with having 324kg drugs

By S. Arulldas

Four charged with having 324kg drugs BUKIT MERTAJAM, Sept 4 — Four people, including two Iranians, were charged with having 324kg of drugs, at the Sessions Court yesterday. No plea was recorded as judge Norhayati Mohamad... Read more

Money-minting machine seized after car chase

By Ushar Daniele

Money-minting machine seized after car chase KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 — Police found a money-minting machine in a car they had chased for 5km yesterday, with the drama ending in two shots fired and the arrest of three men. They also... Read more


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Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a symposium titled ‘The Rise of a Nation’ in Amman, Jordan. Picture released September 4, 2015. ― Reuters pic

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a symposium titled ‘The Rise of a Nation’ in Amman, Jordan. Picture released September 4, 2015. ― Reuters pic