KL-Singapore HSR agreement on track: Najib16 November 2016 @ 5:19 PM
TOKYO: Malaysia and Singapore are on track to sign an agreement on the high-speed rail (HSR) project by early next month, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.
Najib, who earlier held talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe here, said the international tender to supply the HSR trains could be called by the fourth quarter of next year.
Speaking to the media alongside Abe after their talks, Najib said most issues relating to the mammoth project have been “more or less” resolved.
Japan expected to 'aggressively court' KL-Singapore high-speed rail project14 November 2016 @ 6:42 PM
TOKYO: The Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project is expected to be high on the agenda when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak meets his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday.
Japan is expected to aggressively court the project - which at RM60 billion and RM65 billion - is set to be Malaysia's largest ever infrastructure endeavour.
Japan, which is competing with China, South Korea and several European suppliers, is offering its iconic Shinkansen bullet train system for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR link.
PM Najib allays German concerns over palm oil practices27 September 2016 @ 9:37 PM
BERLIN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak used his rare visit to Germany to assuage concerns of the German government and the industry over the environmental impact of Malaysia's palm oil cultivation.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel had earlier raised the issue over the sustainability of palm oil plantations during their bilateral talks at the Federal chancellery here.
At the joint press conference, Najib said he welcomed the visit of German lawmakers to Malaysia to see for themslves how Malaysia manages its palm oil industry.
PM Najib: Malaysia, EU may resume free-trade talks by end-201627 September 2016 @ 4:17 PM
BERLIN: Malaysia and the European Union may resume the stalled free trade talks by the end of this year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today.
Najib, on the second-day of his three-day official visit to Germany, said Malaysia and the European Commission had preliminary discussions recently about re-starting the trade talks.
He told German business leaders at a dialogue session here that the free trade pact would boost trade ties between the EU and Malaysia and ensure mutual economic benefits.
Why Sunnylands summit matters14 February 2016 @ 8:00 AM
LOS ANGELES: Tomorrow and on Tuesday, US President Barack Obama will host 10 Asean leaders, as well as the Asean secretary-general at a landmark summit at the historic Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, California.
Dubbed the “Camp David” of the west coast of the US, Sunnylands is a venue for national and foreign leaders to gather for summit meetings and retreats.
Malaysia, US practise open dialogue, says envoy13 February 2016 @ 8:00 AM
LOS ANGELES: Bilateral ties between Malaysia and the United States are at their best but that will not stop the country from speaking up on Palestinian rights and other issues of interest to Putrajaya, says Malaysia’s ambassador to Washington.
“We enjoy warm and cordial relations. It is a happy relationship,” Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin, envoy since 2014, told the Malaysian media as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak arrived here for a six-day working visit to the US.
Elevating Asean-US ties to a 'strategic partnership'12 February 2016 @ 8:00 AM
SUNNYLANDS is often dubbed the “Camp David” of the west coast of the United States — a place where national and foreign leaders gather for summit meetings and retreats in a relaxed setting.
US President Barack Obama used the site to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, a meeting now hailed as the “shirtsleeves summit”.
And, in a rare gesture, Obama will welcome 10 Asean leaders for an unprecedented Asean-US Leaders’ Summit at the 200-acre estate on Feb 15 and 16 to mark the upgrading of Asean-US ties to a “strategic partnership”.
Two key thrusts expected in recalibated 2016 Budget today28 January 2016 @ 9:00 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will focus on two major thrusts when he unveils a recalibrated 2016 Budget today.
In a televised address at noon, Najib will outline strategies to “optimise” government spending to help the nation cushion the challenging global economic scenario and slumping oil and commodity prices.
Let Aylan not die in vain6 September 2015 @ 10:00 AM
THREE-YEAR-OLD Aylan Kurdi was just another faceless refugee until the heartbreaking image of his lifeless body washed up on a beach went viral, underlining the shocking reality of Europe’s migrant crisis.
The photo of the Syrian toddler, drowned off the coast of Turkey in a desperate bid to flee his war-torn home, has put more pressure on Europe in addressing the region’s worst refugee crisis since World War 2.
Who are the conspirators?2 August 2015 @ 10:00 AM
ON the day British Prime Minister David Cameron was in town for an official visit, United Kingdom-based blog Sarawak Report chose to pull a fast one by publishing a purported draft charge sheet against Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
It was another cheap political stunt by the left-wing blog, fronted by former journalist Clare Rewcastle-Brown, to deceive ordinary Malaysians and smear the prime minister. Even pro-opposition news portal Malaysia Chronicle fell into the trap by publishing the crap.