Malaysia

1MDB’s Jho Low charged over Obama donation

United States (US) prosecutors brought additional charges against Jho Low, the Malaysian national accused of looting the 1MDB wealth fund, for campaign-finance violations related to President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election effort.

12 May 2019
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Malaysian Dutch Business Council gets accredited

The Malaysian Dutch Business Council (MDBC) recently became the second Dutch chamber in the world to join the NLinBusiness network and receive worldwide recognition for its efforts to promote Dutch businesses in Malaysia.

11 May 2019
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Ex-Goldman banker pleads not guilty in New York

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Roger Ng is in plea talks to avoid a United States (US) trial on charges that he broke American anti-bribery laws and conspired to launder money embezzled from Malaysia’s state investment fund, 1MDB.

7 May 2019
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7 Sports That Are Unique to Southeast Asia

Whether we want to admit it or not, most of the popular sports played around the world are the products of Western civilisation. But what did we do to break some sweat before the Europeans brought football and badminton to Southeast Asia? Pretty sure it wasn’t just congkak (mancala games) and wau (kite-flying).

6 May 2019
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Malaysia to mine tin again?  

Several challenges lie ahead for Malaysia if the former global tin leader is to revive the industry. Speaking to local media last week, Malaysia’s Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Dr Xavier Jayakumar, said the country is looking to restart the industry as prices have now rebounded to US$20,000 per metric tonne. 

However, it is not as simple as that. 

5 May 2019
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The murder that gripped the world

A balding man with a backpack slung over his right shoulder walks across a crowded airport concourse, stopping to look up at the departure board to find his flight to Macau.

As he stands in front of an automatic check in machine, he is grabbed from behind and something is put over his face. The incident lasts just over two seconds.

4 May 2019
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Malaysia’s medical tourism on a high

The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is targeting several new ASEAN markets and the Middle East as it continues to establish Malaysia as a leading global destination for healthcare.

3 May 2019
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Malaysia: ASEAN’s e-commerce gateway to China

As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution and practically everything is moving online, the importance of e-commerce is heightened now more than ever before. E-commerce, in fact, is quickly becoming the primary mode of business and trade around the world - ASEAN included

2 May 2019
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Kids in Malaysia are watching porn

Late in March, a Malaysian non-governmental organisation called Malaysians Against Pornography (MAP) made a startling discovery regarding pornography consumption among children in Malaysia. While pornography is typically meant for those aged 18 and above, MAP’s survey found that in 2018, 80 percent of Malaysian children aged 10 to 17 years have watched pornography intentionally.

30 April 2019
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Bandar Malaysia back online

The Malaysian government’s decision to revisit the US$34 billion Bandar Malaysia project earlier this month after a two-year stall is the latest infrastructure project to be renegotiated or revived with an eye on appeasing China.

29 April 2019
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Malaysia to groom world class start-ups

Malaysia’s tech start-up community now has a home to call its own with the launch of the HLX on Thursday, an integrated innovation centre for start-ups to collaborate with corporates to get access, coaching, funding and mentoring in one space.

28 April 2019
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