Anwar non committal on possibility of talks with Dr M

PETALING JAYA, Feb 27 (NNN-BERNAMA) — “No. That doesn’t arise”. That was the short reply from PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim when asked whether he would approach interim Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in finding a solution to the current political impasse facing the country. Pressed further whether that meant PH has burnt bridges…

Updated: Malaysian parliament to hold special sitting March 2 to elect new PM

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 27 (NNN-BERNAMA) — A special sitting of the Malaysian Parliament will be held on March 2 to determine the candidate who commands majority support to be the next prime minister, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The interim Prime Minister said if the House fails to arrive at a…

Dr M announces RM20 bln economic stimulus package

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 27 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Malaysia’s interim Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad today announced a RM20 billion economic stimulus package aimed at reducing the impact of Covid-19 on the country’s economy. From tax incentives to measures to put more money in the pockets of Malaysians, the three-pronged package has…

Updated: Malaysia’s Political Crisis: Dr M leaves palace after audience with King

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 (NNN-BERNAMA) — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was spotted leaving Istana Negara (national palace) at around noon Thursday after having an audience with the Malaysian King Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah. The interim prime minister arrived at the palace at 10.57 am. Bernama is still…

Egypt Committed To Nile Dam Talks In Washington Despite Ethiopia’s Retreat: Ministry

CAIRO, Feb 27 (NNN-MENA) – Egypt is committed to the course of negotiations, sponsored by the United States and the World Bank, regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), despite Ethiopia’s announced non-participation, the Egyptian foreign ministry said. “Egypt’s two ministers of foreign affairs and water resources and irrigation, will…

Najib’s SRC Trial: Jho Low referred to ex PM as boss court told

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 (NNN-BERNAMA) — The group managing director of Putrajaya Perdana Bhd (PPB) told the High Court here Thursday that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, referred to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak as his “boss”. Rosman Abdullah, 53, said this happened when Jho Low asked to be informed after the RM27 million…

Lebanese President Vows To Protect Lebanon’s Oil, Gas Wealth Ahead Of First Well Drilling

BEIRUT, Feb 27 (NNN-NNA) – Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, vowed to protect Lebanon’s oil and gas wealth in its territories, according to a statement. “We will protect this wealth with all our strength and power, and we will never give up on it. We will defend every inch of our…

Jordan Launches Major Project To Provide Sustainable Water Resources

AMMAN, Feb 27 (NNN-PETRA) – Jordan on Wednesday, launched the Aqaba-Amman Water Desalination and Conveyance National Project, the largest water project in the country. The first phase of the project will annually generate 130 million cubic metres of water, while the project’s maximum annual capacity will be 350 million cubic…

When the fundamentals speak, listen

By M.Saraswathi & Aishah Mohmad Afandi KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (NNN-BERNAMA) — There are the normal blue skies, warm weather and traffic congestion. And, Malaysians are at work and play, as usual, unperturbed by the political goings-on since Sunday. The attempt to bring about a realignment in the political landscape…

Vietnam Culls Hundreds Of Thousands Of Poultry Amid Bird Flu Spread

HANOI, Feb 26 (NNN-VNA) – More than 100,000 poultry have been culled in 10 provinces and cities of Vietnam, where A/H5N6 and A/H5N1 bird flu broke out, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported today (Wednesday). The Ministry said, between early Jan and Feb 24, Vietnam had 34…
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