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"As a person involved in the U.S. affairs, I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the U.S. vice- president," North Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui said.
"The right sort of peace deal could weaken the U.S. alliance with South Korea, reduce the threat of conflict and refugee flows on Chinese borders, and ultimately lead to the withdrawal of American troops from South Korea," said one expert.
"Diplomatic ties with Singapore may not be as warm as they were under Najib but will only become strained if Mahathir cancels the rail link," said Peter Mumford of Eurasia Group.
Now that the White House is reaching out to Kim Jong Un, New Delhi likely wants to follow suit.
The fiscal deficit could increase to 4.3 percent of GDP next year, from 3 percent last year, according to Hamish Pepper of Barclays.
North Korea on Wednesday injected further uncertainty over a highly anticipated summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
Wednesday "is going to be our happy Mandela moment," said Wong Chen, a member of Malaysia's parliament for the constituency of Subang.
"It's not a step that will bring peace to Palestine or the Middle East," the former head of the Kingdom's intelligence agency told CNBC on Monday.
Tony Fernandes said on Sunday that he made "a grave error of judgement" by appearing in a May 6 video in which he thanked ousted leader Najib Razak for AirAsia's growth.