Category : Politics

Politics / Politics - 2 months ago

Weight loss app aims to trick brain

A phone app developed at the University of Exeter is helping people lose weight by teaching their brain to shun unhealthy snacks. The 'FoodT' program aims to reduce the brain's reward and motor response to unhealthy foods, say researchers. (2 min, 09...

Politics / Politics - 2 months ago

A new age of interest rates synchronization?

Markets Today's Luqman Hariz explores one key themes this year, synchronized global recovery. Maybank IB Research expects the world to break away from the "divergence" narrative of the last few years, which saw the rest of the world facing sluggish...

Politics / Politics - 2 months ago

Should we invest in Maybank?

The country's largest bank, Maybank has just announced their 2016 earnings. While it looked impressive, is it still worthwhile to dabble into some shares in this mega mammoth company? Ibrahim Sani looks to answer this rather interesting question. Als...

Politics / Politics - 2 months ago

Malaysian lawyers debate the hudud bill

The proposed changes to Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355) or RUU 355 that seeks to enhance the Syariah Court punishment has brought about strong public reactions in the country. A public debate, hosted by NGO group, BEBAS on F...

Politics / Politics - 2 months ago

Wanted suspects in Kim Jong-Nam's murder

Police are poised to make more arrests, including those of an "important suspect", over the murder of Kim Jong-nam. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, however, declined to divulge further details on the impending arrests, adding o...

Politics / Politics - 2 months ago

Is UK the next arms dealer giant?

BAE Systems is one of the world's largest arms dealer. They are heading to LIMA for the Langkawi International Aerospace and Maritime Exhibition. Luqman Hariz speaks to John Brosnan, the CEO of BAE Systems Malaysia on the next course of action for wh...

Politics / Politics - 2 months ago

Rex Tillerson first vidit to China

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear programme, trade and South China Sea territorial disputes. He met with Chinese Foreig...

Politics / Politics - 2 months ago

Syrian opposition fighters evacuate Homs

Syrian opposition fighters and their families have begun leaving the last rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs as part of a Russian-backed evacuation deal signed earlier this week. A group of journalists, including an Associated Pres...