ASEAN chiefs fear rising protectionism

22 September, 2014

Originally published in Financial Times, 8 September 2014 The chief executives of some of the biggest companies in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have warned that efforts to create a liberalised economic

On the cusp of change

15 September, 2014
By China Daily- Asia Weekly

Scion of prominent malaysian political family set CIMB group on track to become leading financial services firm in Asia Nazir Razak’s office has one of the most beautiful and serene views of Kuala Lumpur.

SEA businessmen positive about economy: poll

28 November, 2013
By Asia News Network | Source: The Straits Times

Confidence levels of Southeast Asian businessmen regarding the economic outlook at home and worldwide have hit a two- year high, a new poll has found. Many more of them are upbeat over the improving

Either GST, or M’sia faces bankruptcy: Najib

25 November, 2013
By Asia News Network | Source: The Star

The Malaysian prime minister said implementing the tax to increase government revenue was necessary to avoid the country borrowing more money Malaysia has a stark choice of either increasing government revenue via the goods

M’sia braces itself for onset of floods, storm

21 November, 2013
By Asia News Network

While the Philippines and Vietnam are recovering from the devastation of super typhoon Haiyan, Malaysia is bracing itself for the onset of the annual year-end floods and storms. About 57,000 personnel from the Fire

Big changes in Malaysia media landscape

2 July, 2013
By News Desk | Source: The Straits Times

Major changes are taking place in the Malaysian media landscape. The Star, Malaysia’s biggest English-language newspaper, yesterday re-launched its new website which, for the first time, will include opposition columnists. There have also been

Over US$126m spent on M’sia’s 13th general election

2 July, 2013
By The Star | Source: News Desk

A total of 204.1 million ringgit (US$64 million) was used to pay election workers during Malaysia’s 13th general election (GE13), says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Shahidan Kassim. He added that the Finance