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Central Banks’ Interest In Gold Remains Strong – WGC Survey

KUALA LUMPUR — Central banks continue to show strong interest in gold, with roughly the same number of them likely to buy the precious metal this year, said the World Gold Council (WGC).In its 2021 Central Bank Gold Reserves Survey, 52 per cent of the …

Several More Party Leaders Granted Audience By Malaysian King

KUALA LUMPUR — Several more leaders of political parties were granted separate audiences by Malaysian King Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara (national palace) here Thursday.PAS deputy presiden…

Senegal A Strategic Gateway To Halal Industry In West Africa – HDC

KUALA LUMPUR— African countries, especially Senegal, offer immense business opportunities to exporters from various sectors as the continent grapples to meet the rising needs of an emerging economy.As such, it is the right time for Malaysian companies …

Africa Parliament Scuffle Upends Leadership Talks

A well-aimed kick. A strong shove, body checks, shouting and a fight for dominance.This isn’t a rowdy football (soccer) match. This is the latest session of the Pan African Parliament.The continental body brings together African legislators to impleme…

World Bank Pauses Mali Payments After Coup as Leader Warns Against Sanctions

The World Bank said on Friday it had temporarily paused payments to operations in Mali following a military coup, while the man expected to become the new prime minister warned sanctions would only complicate the country’s crisis.The World Bank’s actio…

Malaysia’s Trade Performance A Bright Spot Among Southeast Asian Economies

KUALA LUMPUR— Malaysia’s burgeoning trade performance has been a bright spot among Southeast Asian (SEA) economies, Moody’s Analytics associate economist Sonia Zhu said.She said exports surged 63 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y), but the strong growth rat…

General News

Mystery Over Claim World’s 1st ‘Decuplets’ Born in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa has been gripped by the mystery of whether a woman has, as has been claimed, actually given birth to 10 babies, in what would then be the world’s first recorded case of decuplets.Gosiame Thamara Sithole from the Tembisa town…

National Shooting Association Of Msia Get Wildcard Slot For Tokyo Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia have been confirmed a wildcard slot for shooting at next month’s Tokyo Olympics, with experienced shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi the most likely to be picked.National Shooting Association of Malaysia (NSAM) executive secretar…

Matrade, Amazon Team Up To Help Local SMEs Expand Globally

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is collaborating with e-commerce giant Amazon Global Selling to jointly promote Malaysian-made products to a global audience.In a statement Thursday, MATRADE chief executive offic…

Human Rights News

Humanitarian Support, Coherent Global Action Still Needed 100 Days After Deadly Military Takeover in Myanmar, Secretary-General Says

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: One hundred days since the Myanmar military takeover that has left hundreds of…

Germany’s Merkel Presses Chinese Prime Minister on Human Rights

During a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a return to discussions on human rights, saying such consultations in the…

UN Human Rights Group ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over China’s Treatment of Uyghurs

A group of U.N. human rights experts says it is “deeply concerned” about allegations regarding China’s treatment of its Muslim Uyghur minority. The Working Group on Business…

Thai Court Conditionally Approves Constitutional Amendment

• BANGKOK, Mar 12 (NNN-TNA) – Thai’s Constitutional Court, yesterday endorsed constitutional amendment bids, launched by Members of Parliament, on condition that public referendums be held twice.• The court delivered the judgment that, legislators in b…