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ASEAN Must Change Or Face Irrelevance

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia:The 42nd ASEAN Summit and related meetings in Indonesia earlier this month (May 10-11) took place at the most critical crossroads...

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Malaysia Reaches 45th Position Out Of 88 On New International Trade Barrier Index

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia:Malaysia ranks 45th out of 88 countries in the International Trade Barrier Index (TBI) 2023, released by the Tholos Foundation in Washington D.C. The Center for Market Education (CME) is the Malaysian partner for the Tholos Foundation and hosted the Innovation Summit Southeast Asia 2023 where the new Index was released – for the first time in the world – at the Asia School of Business.

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Penang South Islands (PSI) Project Shows Ineptitude Of National Planning

BANGKOK, Thailand-The controversial Penang South Island (PSI) project exposes some of the weaknesses of the national economic and infrastructure planning framework. Instead of conceptualizing and developing projects that directly benefit communities, those in charge of the national planning processes are pushing projects that end up benefiting corporations, over communities.

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Young Talent Track and Field Selangor Launch and Run

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-The Young Talent Track and Field Selangor Launch and Run event was organized by Young Talent Track and Field (YTTF) Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Kelab PJ. This event was also supported by Malaysian Hash Council and PJ Club Hash House Harriers. Sponsors for the event included redOne and Decathlon.

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Critical Shifts Needed In Malaysia’s Economic Thinking

GEORGETOWN, Malaysia-Labour is finite, especially in the context of Malaysia which has not had a demographic dividend since two decades ago. Malaysian employers and policy makers need a paradigm shift to invest in productivity and to be willing to pay for skills.

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Eid al-Fitr A Celebration Of Unity And Mutual Respect

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-During this time every year, over a billion Muslims all over the world who are in good health wake up before dawn for Sahur, a morning meal, before prayers and fasting for the rest of the day.

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Malaysia Must Not Decouple Its South China Sea Interests From Its Economic Ones

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia-Even as it faces threats over its claims in the South China Sea and an increasing dependency on cheap capital and loss of control over vital sectors, Malaysia still seems on the path of appeasement vis-a-vis China, putting its sovereignty and future at risk, according to an analyst.

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CME Welcomes Proposal For Special Committee To Monitor Incoming Investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-The Center for Market Education (CME) welcomes former second finance minister Dato Johari Abdul Ghani’s proposal to set up a special committee under the international trade and industry ministry (MITI) to monitor investments in the country.

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Open Letter To Anwar On China

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-Malaysia will need more strategic long term calculations on its future economic and geopolitical interests, and start to implement steps to pivot away from overreliance on one economic superpower in safeguarding its short term needs.

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Is Giving Immunity To Syed Mokhtar In The Public Interest?

BANGKOK, Thailand-When former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin was hauled to court on charges involving bribery, money laundering, and abuse of power, many were perplexed that there was no co-accused in the case. If Muhyiddin had received bribes, then the person or people who gave the bribes should also be charged.

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An Open Letter To Michelle Yeoh

SACRAMENTO, U.S.-Malaysia is naturally, and rightly, ecstatic at the fact that compatriot and daughter, Ipoh-born Michelle Yeoh, received the Best Actress award at this year’s Oscars in Hollywood, becoming the first Asian to do so. There is special pride in Hong Kong too where she began her movie career despite rusty Cantonese.
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Has Anwar Begun His Own Version Of Ops Lalang?

BANGKOK, Thailand-Since the Anwar administration came to power, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been extremely busy since the chief commissioner Azam Baki made a visit to Anwar’s office with a bunch of files, soon after Anwar was sworn in as PM.

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ASEAN States Must Close Ranks Against China’s SCS Moves

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia: Aggressive moves by China in the hotly disputed South China Sea (SCS) has raised tensions between it and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) states with claims in the sea, potentially leading to serious blowback against China’s designs in the area.

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Revamp Pernama To Better Attract Soldiers And Veterans

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-The business module of Perwira Niaga Malaysia (Pernama) has to be aggressively revamped, to attract more Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families to patronise its retail outlets.


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