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King and PM congratulate Obama

WASHINGTON, DC, 22 Jan 2009: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah congratulated Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th US president. “We are confident that the warm and mutually beneficial relations that happily exist between our two countries will develop further and flourish under your new administration,” said […]

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PM anticipates new US attitude towards Muslims

DOHA, 21 Jan 2009: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today he hoped that the United States administration under new president Barack Obama would pave the way towards a new US attitude when addressing problems faced by the Muslim world. “I welcome his inaugural speech and I am sure there will be […]

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US-M’sia FTA talks to resume

US-M’sia FTA talks to resume

US ambadassor to Malaysia, James R Keith, at the Obama Inauguration Day Party, 21 Jan 2009  (all pics by Cindy Tham) KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Jan 2009: The US will prioritise continuing free trade agreement (FTA) talks with Malaysia now that President Barack Obama has taken office, said its ambassador to Malaysia James R Keith. He […]

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M’sia hopes for changes in US foreign policy

PUTRAJAYA, 20 Jan 2009: Malaysia hopes that the new United States president, Barack Obama, will be able to bring about changes to the super power’s foreign policies and give less emphasis to unilateralism. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the US should take an inclusive approach in dealing with global issues. “The US […]

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Ringgit opens higher against USD

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Jan 2009: The ringgit was higher against the US dollar in early trading today as investors liquidate their greenback positions ahead of the weekend break, dealers said. Hence, the US dollar was under pressure in the early morning, a dealer said. At 9.00am, the ringgit was traded at 3.3300/3333 against the US […]

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US wanted FTA talks postponed

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Jan 2009: The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between Malaysia and the US have been postponed because of a request from Washington, DC, International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. “This is not the ministry’s decision. Fact is the talks have been temporarily stopped on the request made by […]

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