Category Archives: Politics

Malaysia will continue supporting Palestinian struggle – PM Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — Malaysia will continue giving its support to the struggle of the Palestinians and has called on the world community, especially the United Nations (UN), to immediately find the best solution to the controversial peace plan in the region. “Let’s pray that all the problems and hostilities in the conflict-stricken region

PM proud of Malaysians’ SOP compliance, cooperation in COVID-19 Fight

KUALA LUMPUR, July 2 — The Prime Minister said he was proud of all Malaysians for their cooperation in complying with standard operating procedures (SOPs) that resulted in the country reporting only one new COVID-19 case and zero local transmission yesterday. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, in a posting on his official Facebook account, titled ‘TAHNIAH

Party Chiefs Pledge Support for PM Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — Heads of parties and other leaders supporting the Perikatan Nasional government held a meeting in Putrajaya today and pledged support for Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. According to a posting on the Muhyiddin Yassin Facebook page, the leaders also agreed to strengthen understanding and cooperation for the sake of

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Taliban Deputy Mullah Baradar

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met via video conference yesterday with Taliban Deputy and chief negotiator Mullah Baradar to discuss implementation of the U.S.-Taliban Agreement. The Secretary made clear the expectation for the Taliban to live up to their commitments, which include not attacking Americans.  

On Beijing’s Imposition of National Security Legislation on Hong Kong

The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to impose draconian national security legislation on Hong Kong destroys the territory’s autonomy and one of China’s greatest achievements. Hong Kong demonstrated to the world what a free Chinese people could achieve – one of the most successful economies and vibrant societies in the world. But Beijing’s paranoia and fear

PM discusses efforts to empower varsity student welfare with MPPK

KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today held a meeting with 10 top leaders of the National Student Consultative Council (MPPK) from 2020/2021 session of local institutions of higher learning to discuss efforts to empower university students as well as matters relating to their welfare. In his Facebook posting, Muhyiddin

Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s Live Skype Interview on CNBC Asia’s Squawk Box Asia, 29 June 2020

Presenter (Sri Jegarajah): Joining us today for a CNBC exclusive interview is Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.  Minister thank you very much indeed for your time this morning.   Minister: Good morning.  Great to see both of you.   Sri Jegarajah: Good morning to you sir.  Is a second wave a risk for Singapore?   Minister: A second wave