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  1. Book critical of Mahathir set for sale in Malaysia

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... in Malaysia after it was widely expected to be banned. Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times by Barry Wain, a former editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal, in part alleges ... Mahathir over the M$100 billion in funds that were 'lost', which refers to allegedly poor decisions he made while in office that caused Malaysia financial losses. The government of Prime ...

  2. Najib to unveil overhaul of Malaysia's economic model

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Malaysia will next week unveil an overhaul of the country's economic model, with a new blueprint striving to increase growth and investment, according to Prime Minister ... central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, has anticipated. 'I am pushing harder for growth by introducing policies and reform,' Najib said outside a Credit Suisse-sponsored Asian investment ...

  3. Malaysia's opposition needs to be heard

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A strong opposition keeps a government honest. An administration that faces no credible resistance can do what it likes without fear of being voted out of power. Malaysia's ruling ... the president of his People's Justice Party, and three other party members, face investigation and possible charges. Times have changed in Malaysia. Mr Abdullah and his government must wake up ...

  4. Rise in violent crimes shocks Malaysia

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... to Malaysia.' Dr Mahathir was taking a dig at Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, who had earlier caused a ruckus by warning Singaporeans visiting Malaysia to watch out for 'murderous thugs'. The audience laughed, but Dr Mahathir's words are coming home to roost as cases of rapes and murders in Malaysia rise relentlessly. On Sunday a body was found in a ditch minus a leg ...

  5. Malaysia Quiz

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 How long is Malaysia's coastline? 2 Sir Stamford Raffles is well-known as the founder of Singapore, but what in Malaysia is named after him? 3 Which famous shoe designer was born in Malaysia? 4 What religion is still followed by some indigenous Malaysians? 5 What was the title of American author Paul Theroux's book set in Malaysia and Singapore? 6 Sabah is home to which ...

  6. Minority groups seek a voice in Malaysia

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... with a saffron turban. 'It is a shame to call us anything but Sikhs.' He was referring to Malaysia's official lumping together of about a dozen small ethnic groups, including Sikhs, ... for government funding for projects. Mr Kayveas said: 'The communities might be small and diverse but they are all part of the melting pot that is Malaysia. The government wants to help ...

  7. Malaysia's answer to Zhu Rongji

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm This year marks a threshold for both China and Malaysia. In March, premier Zhu Rongji, who guided China through the Asian financial crisis, retired. Last week, Malaysia's prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, followed suit. The tough, uncompromising policies of both men led their respective countries through the financial crises to emerge more robust than ...

  8. Malaysia's rival parties strike rare compromise

    Posted Jun 28th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur A rare deal struck between the dominant Umno party and its rival, the Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) is being hailed as a victory for the conciliatory ... aid to flow to Kelantan state on the border with Thailand. The state is entirely Muslim and ruled by PAS, but is one of Malaysia's poorest. PAS suffered badly in the March election. ...

  9. Fertile 'silicon valley' leads modernisation

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... to the works of writers such as Somerset Maugham or Anthony Burgess, today's Malaysia has buried all preconceptions of it lagging behind the rest of the world. Indeed no country in the region has ... starry-eyed Pacific Century optimist. The mothership that has taken Malaysia soaring into the future is MSC Malaysia- the nation's Multimedia Super Corridor, which was established 12 years ago ...

  10. Malaysian exchange targets firms from mainland

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amy Gu Bursa Malaysia, the operator of Southeast Asia's second-largest stock exchange, is making a special appeal to Chinese commodity companies as it seeks to increase its mainland listings. Its chief executive Yusli Mahamed Yusoff said the exchange, which changed its rules in June to make it easier for foreign companies to list in Malaysia, particularly wanted to attract ...




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