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PNG police, soldiers storm parliament over unpaid Apec bonuses

The impoverished Pacific nation had rolled out the red carpet for visiting world leaders during the two-day conference.

APEC’s future in doubt after costly summit failure

The two-day gathering in Papua New Guinea was almost five years in the making, cost untold millions of US dollars and required the deployment of at least one battleship and three cruise liners.

Cruising for a bruising: What we learned from the Apec summit

Here's what we learned from the gathering held for the first time in Port Moresby.

Outflanking China, Western allies pledge to provide electricity to PNG

The United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand unveiled a plan to provide electricity and internet to much of PNG.

Pence-Xi showdown at Apec shows US-China divide only widening

Neither country appears to be giving ground in an escalating trade war.

After ‘nap-gate’, Duterte skips APEC summit dinner

Duterte sends his trade minister instead.

Dr M: Malaysia terus perjuang perdagangan adil, lindungi negara membangun

Negara maju mahu 'dunia globalisasi' diteruskan kerana idea itu datang daripada mereka dan dipengaruhi syarikat multinasional.

Pence slams China, says US offers countries `better option’

Pence is representing Donald Trump after the president opted not to attend the Asian conferences.

Apec nations fracture over future of free trade

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad warned that globalisation was leaving some people behind and fuelling inequality.r

Globalisation needs fixing, says Dr M

Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there must be a more level playing field on trade between rich nations and the developing world.

APEC summit: the Xi show by the sea shore

US President Donald Trump's decision to skip the summit in Papua New Guinea has allowed the Chinese leader to take centre stage.

Pacific trade pact to start at end-2018 after 6 members ratify

The original 12-member deal was thrown into limbo early last year when President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement to prioritise protecting US jobs.

Anger as poverty-hit PNG buys 40 Maseratis for APEC

The cars - which retail for about US$150,000 each - arrive at a time when diseases such as polio and TB have re-emerged in PNG.

Mengapa Dr M gagal teruskan EAEC pada 1997

Pakatan ekonomi itu gagal dilaksanakan kerana Jepun enggan menyertai pakatan itu kerana ditentang Amerika Syarikat.

Why Mahathir failed to proceed with EAEC in 1997

The economic pact failed to take off due to Japan refusing to join the pact as the United States had strongly opposed it.

Gala glitz masks Asia’s tensions as Trump winds up tour

Hours earlier, during a bilateral visit to Vietnam, Trump offered to mediate in the dispute over the South China Sea, where four Southeast Asian countries and Taiwan contest China’s sweeping claims to the busy waterway.

Najib arrives in Manila for Asean Summit

The prime minister is leading the Malaysian delegation, which includes Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed.

Najib: Apec leaders’ summit ends on optimistic note

PM says sentiment bolstered by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, who said global economic recovery had been better than expected.

Apec leaders agree to address ‘unfair trade practices’

21 Apec countries urgently call for the removal of market-distorting subsidies and other types of support by governments and related entities.

Najib: TPP talk not collapsing

Prime Minister Najib Razak says there is still no agreement from talks so far but 11 remaining countries will continue to pursue trade pact.

Why is Zahid defending Zamihan?

How can Zamihan Mat Zin, who has extremist views and has uttered allegedly seditious statements, be effective in the de-radicalisation of IS militants?

Najib concerned over anti-globalisation sentiment in Apec

The prime minister says globalisation is not a choice, nor something that the country can stay on the sideline without the risk of being marginalised.

Trump defiant on trade, vows to put ‘America First’

Malaysian premier Najib Razak, whose country is among the so-called TPP-11 nations, lamented the wider change of "tone" towards globalisation.

Mustapa: TPPA talks may see conclusion in November

He says Malaysia remains open to proposals raised by other participating countries on the TPPA.