Sam Reeves

News editor for Malaysia and Singapore at AFP

China plastic waste ban throws global recycling into chaos

In mainland China, imports of plastic waste have dropped from 600 000 tonnes per month in 2016 to about 30 000 a month in 2018

Sports-loving sultan picked as Malaysian king after shock abdication

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah was elected as the new king during a special meeting of Malaysia's royalty

New Malaysian king to be picked this month after shock abdication

The king stepped aside on Sunday following intense speculation about his future

Malaysia’s king abdicates in historic first

Sultan Muhammad V's decision marks the first time a king has abdicated in the country since it gained independence from Britain in 1957

Malaysia’s Mahathir, 92, eyes comeback in the opposition he once crushed

He will be the world's oldest leader if the coalition backing him wins a general election in August, although analysts believe this is unlikely.

Bubble or brave new world? Bitcoin breaks $10,000 barrier

​Bitcoin broke through the $10,000 barrier for the first time which has delighted investors but sparked fears of a bubble

Face scanners, robot cleaners to make flying a breeze

Biometric technology has the potential of transforming the experience of airport travel

Irate Murdoch dismisses ‘mafia boss’ accusation

James Murdoch has denied misleading British lawmakers about the extent of his knowledge of phone-hacking at the <em>News of the World</em>.

Tension high as student protesters march in London

Thousands of students have marched through London against cuts to university funding, facing off against police armed with rubber bullets.

News Corp’s Brooks feels ‘deep sense of responsibility’

Rebekah Brooks, CEO of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper wing, has said she felt a "deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt".

British link to Sweden bombing

British police were searching an address in Southern England on Monday in connection with weekend bombings in Sweden.

Honeymoon murder husband surrenders

Shrien Dewani has surrendered himself to authorities in England and been detained by police in connection with his wife's murder in South Africa.

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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