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    1MDB investigators file charges against wanted Malaysian Jho Low

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police on Friday filed criminal charges against fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, who is wanted in connection with a multi-billion-dollar money laundering scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Low, popularly known as Jho Low, is regarded as having been close to former prime minister Najib Razak and has been identified…

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    82 people killed as massive earthquake hits Indonesia – India Today

    India Today 82 people killed as massive earthquake hits IndonesiaIndia TodayPatients outside a hospital following a strong earthquake on nearby Lombok island, at a government hospital near Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: Reuters). HIGHLIGHTS. The quake struck off the north coast of Lombok island. It prompted a tsunami …Indonesia quake kills at least 37, injures dozens: officialBusiness…

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    Forced Labor Is the Backbone of the World’s Electronics Industry

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia bills itself as “heaven for foreign companies.” Since the 1970s, the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 5,000 foreign firms from more than 40 countries to set up facilities in parts of the country specially set aside for business development. The electronics industry—the country’s largest manufacturing sector, which makes everything from semiconductors to…

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    China might start a ‘limited war’ with India

    According to an article published in China’s state newspaper Global Times, China is preparing to start a ‘limited war’ in order to drive the Indian soldiers out of the troubled Doklam region. There has been a strain in relationship between China and India since June when the Indian soldiers entered Doklam area which is situated in…

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    Senate panel to discuss ‘work from home’ bill

    MANILA, Philippines – The Senate committee on labor and employment is set to conduct a hearing on the bill encouraging companies to adopt the “work from home” policy to address the traffic crisis in Metro Manila. Senator Joel Villanueva, committee chair, will hear Senate Bill 1233 on Wednesday, January 25.  The …

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    Senators pounce on Duterte martial law warning vs drugs

    “All freedom-loving Filipinos should start preparing to fight another dictator,” Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Monday after President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to declare martial law “to protect the Filipino people” and “to preserve my nation.” “Soldiers should also start reviewing their constitutional mandate,” Trillanes, Duterte’s vocal critic, said in a statement. READ: Martial law…

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    300 tons of oil spills after Malaysia ship collision

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Almost 300 tons of oil spilled into Malaysian and Singaporean waters after two container ships collided in a Malaysian port, officials said Wednesday, January 4.     ‘The oil spill has been contained,’ a local maritime official told the Agence France-Presse after Tuesday’s accident in the …

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