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PM gave me wide powers with NRC chairman role, says Muhyiddin

PETALING JAYA: The role of National Recovery Council (NRC) chairman comes with a wide scope of power, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic), adding that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob told him to "do as he used to before".

The former prime minister and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president said he met Ismail Sabri last week to seek clarification on his field of authority as NRC chairman.

Muhyiddin said there was now a difference in his role as NRC chairman compared to when he chaired it as prime minister.

"There is a difference in the perspective of power, authority and so on. But the good thing is that the Prime Minister told me "buat macam dulu" (do as you used to).

"This means that if there are any decisi

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Current Covid-19 stats disprove claims of Internet trolls, says Muhyiddin

PETALING JAYA: The government's success in managing the Covid-19 situation, with just 1% or 2% of severe cases in categories four and five, disproves claims made by those trying to discredit the previous govt administration says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The former prime minister, who is now the National Recovery Council (NRC) chairman, quipped that the #KerajaanGagal hashtag was a move by "trolls" but said that the Perikatan Nasional government was not a failed one as Malaysia is now seeing rapid vaccination rates and a drop in severe cases, although new cases remain high.

He also said that the government was now able to implement a Covid-19 vaccine booster dose programme for high-risk groups as well as a mass immunisation drive for adolescents because he

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UK energy firms locked in emergency talks with government

Energy companies and the UK government will hold a third day of crisis talks as a surge in gas and electricity prices threatens to put more suppliers out of business and squeeze consumers.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng warned Sunday that with suppliers under pressure, the government has a plan to put a special administrator in place in the event of companies’ failure. He’s convened a discussion with the energy industry on Monday to chart a path forward.

The meeting comes after talks over the weekend with companies including Centrica Plc, Britain’s biggest supplier, and EDF Energy, as well as two gatherings with UK energy regulator Ofgem.

Rising energy bills are giving rise to concerns about inflation as well as potential hardship for milli

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China defends tech crackdown in meeting with Wall Street chiefs

BEIJING: China’s top regulators defended their market-roiling crackdown on various industries in a meeting with Wall Street executives, while reassuring them the stricter rules aren’t aimed at stifling technology companies or the private sector.

China Securities Regulatory Commission Vice Chairman Fang Xinghai said recent actions were to strengthen regulations for companies with consumer-facing platforms, and improve data privacy and national security, according to a person familiar with the talks, who asked to not be identified because the meeting was private. Fang defended the moves such as those aimed at the education and gaming industries as meant to reduce social anxiety.

Global investors have been unnerved by the regulatory onslaught from Beijing

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MCMC: Government seeking public feedback on ‘National Super App’

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is inviting public feedback on the development of a National Mobile Application or super app.

MCMC in a statement today (Sept 17) said the National Mobile Application is being planned by the government as a one-stop centre for users to access online services from both the digital government and selected private sectors.

It explained that the app would potentially allow the public to pay bills, settle traffic summonses, renew driving licences and road tax, book a doctor’s appointment, access e-healthcare services, and register births and marriages online, among o

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China’s cyberspace watchdog presses Internet platforms to vet their online content as crackdown deepens

China’s top cyberspace watchdog has ordered internet platforms to weed out and censor “unhealthy” content in its latest squeeze on Big Tech.

Guidelines issued by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on Wednesday emphasised that online platforms are responsible for managing their content, and told them to enhance both their self-censorship and the censorship of content generated by their legions of users.

It is pa

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Proton-Geely partnership gives local vendors opportunity to penetrate global market

Thursday, 27 July 2017 KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd’s strategic partnership with China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group would provide an opportunity for local car parts vendors to penetrate the global market, said Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the partnership would allow local car …

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