Tuesday, January 25, 2022


Sri Lanka president asks China to restructure debt repayments

Sri Lanka has to repay about US$4.5 billion in debt this year starting with a US$500 million International Sovereign Bond maturing on Jan 18.

Thai farmers fear loss of land to mega industrial zone

Chachoengsao is one of three provinces covered by the Eastern Economic Corridor project that includes a high-speed railway line, an airport and upgrades to two deep-sea ports in an area of about 1.3 million hectares.

Lives and livelihoods at stake amid Camerons landslides

Villagers fear that the increasing frequency of landslides in the area will soon have a direct effect on their lives.

The pandemic good and bad for child development

While parents may be more aware of their children's conditions, health measures have also had an adverse impact.

Stir in Selangor assembly over RM700 million PKNS losses, handover of project to ‘bankrupt’ firm

Gombak Setia assemblyman Hilman Idham says the losses show that PKNS has basic structural issues.

Sarawak thanks Putrajaya for RM4.6 billion development funds in Budget 2022

This, together with the RM7 billion allocation from the Sarawak government, will be enough to develop the state, says Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg.

India counters China in Sri Lanka with US$700 million port deal

The terminal will revert to Sri Lanka ownership after 35 years of operation.

Tackle development based on regions, Sarawak CM urges Putrajaya

He says Sarawak is large and its economic structure is different from that of the peninsula.

Sabah, Sarawak to continue receiving up to 18% of total development allocation

A significant portion of this will be channelled to the economic sectors in both states to contribute towards improving infrastructure and basic facilities.

Govt priority on rebuilding economy, says minister Mustapa

Mustapa Mohamed says the challenges of the past 18 months have presented an opportunity for the government to revisit its policies and strategies.

Green coalition slams Selangor, calls for boycott of development on forest clearings

It criticises Selangor for 'taking a step backwards' by converting forests into developments.

Some concerns about the proposed Kulim airport

It has huge potential to cause massive negative effects on the surrounding environment, if not properly planned, sited and executed.

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