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Parliament: M’sia to ratify RCEP treaty by this year, says Azmin



KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia aims to ratify the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of this year, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (pic).

"We have given our commitment to complete the ratification process by mid-December of this year," he told Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (GPS-Bintulu) in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday (Sept 21).

Azmin noted that time was needed to complete the process as the government must make amendments to the Patent Act, Trademark Act and Copyright Act for the move.

He said that the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is currently working with the Attorney General's Chambers to finalise the amendments for them to be tabled in Parliment by Decem

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Evergrande says six execs redeemed investment products in advance



BEIJING: Six executives of China's heavily indebted Evergrande had redeemed some of the company's investment products in advance earlier this year, the property group said on Saturday.

Between May 1 and Sept. 7, the six executives made early redemptions of 12 investment products, Evergrande said in a statement on its website, without identifying the executives or giving details on the nature of the products.

"Regarding the early redemption of Evergrande wealth investment products by some managers, the group company views the matter seriously," the company said.

Evergrande said it had requested that all the funds redeemed by the six managers in advance be returned within a certain time frame.

Severe penalties would also be imposed, it said. Read More »

Indonesia may reopen to tourists from some countries in October



JAKARTA: Indonesia may allow foreign tourists to start returning to the popular resort island of Bali and other parts of the country by October after a sharp slide in COVID-19 cases, senior minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Friday.

The Southeast Asian nation intends to move cautiously to reopen its borders following a devastating second virus wave, driven by the Delta variant.

Luhut, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs, said the addition of confirmed cases of COVID-19 had dropped by 94.5% since a peak in mid-July.

"We are happy today that the reproduction rate is below 1... It is the lowest during the pandemic and is indicating the pandemic is under control," Luhut told a news conference.

Other positive signs includ

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SEPTEMBER: SELANGOR: ASEAN Songket Weaving Exhibition

ASEAN Songket Weaving Exhibition This Exhibition will highlight the artustry, intricacy, traditional production methods and exclusive value of songket Date: 15th September- 31st December 2016 Venue: National Textile Museum Organiser: National Textile Museum Phone: +603 2694 3457 / 3461 Website: http://www.muziumtekstilnegara.gov.my/   Source by: www.malaysia.travel

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