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KL wants scandal-hit firm to repay $83m loan

KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian government is seeking the repayment of a loan of more than RM250 million (S$83 million) to private company National Feedlot Corp (NFC), Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said yesterday. His statement recalled a scandal in 2011, when Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) was in power, that …

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The 14 women who could take over the EU

If you’re hoping for a post-election Brussels elite that is less pale and male, don’t hold your breath. Last week, European Council President Donald Tusk promised to strive for geographic, demographic, political and gender balance among candidates for the EU’s top jobs. But gender parity among the most senior EU …

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Watch: Children in Iran schools are laughing and dancing but the education minister does not like it

#Iran’s education minister has vowed to punish whoever started a “devious” challenge that has children laughing and dancing in schools around the country https://t.co/XVUJDEOpPz. Here’s who he’s trying to stop. pic.twitter.com/sQL1iNLpNC — IranHumanRights.org (@ICHRI) May 9, 2019 In response to a new challenge spreading across Iran, schoolchildren everywhere are dancing …

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From Rahul to Lalu to Milind: Family’s first for taking loans

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has taken it from his mother, Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from his son and outspoken actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha from his daughter — family loans seems quite common among the politicians too. In his Lok Sabha election affidavit, Rahul Gandhi has disclosed a “personal loan” …

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Group faults education minister, NBS report on Akwa Ibom

– A socio-political organisation in Akwa Ibom has faulted claims made by the minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu – The minister had said Akwa Ibom state was second among states with the highest number of out-of-school children – The group also picked holes in the report by the National …

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Minister says spending review will ease pressure on schools

Headteachers in England have been told to endure “the darkest hour” until the Treasury’s spending plans for future school funding are revealed, by an education minister. Nick Gibb, the schools minister for England, hinted in an interview with The House magazine that school leaders should see the benefits of an …

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