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  1. Malaysia recruits Mando-pop singer for tourism campaign launch

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. It's no longer Malaysia Truly Asia. The new slogan is a more personal Truly My Moment, as revealed by the Tourism Malaysia Board on Thursday at a press conference. Invited along was one of the country's top exports, singer Michael Wong Kong Leong (pictured with Tourism Malaysia director Zaliha Zainuddin)- ...

  2. Malaysia quiz

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Test your general knowledge. The answers are below. 1Of what is Malaysia the world's primary exporter? 2Which Malaysian driver drove 18 races for the Minardi Formula1 team in 2001-2002? 3Famous for its rancid smell, the world's largest flower can be found in the rainforests of Malaysia; what is it called? 4In 1997, what did Frenchman Alain 'Spider-Man' ...

  3. Malaysia's hospitality sector lures HK players

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ($320.74million), M$40million and M$65million respectively. Zerin Properties, a property consultancy in Malaysia and the exclusive agency for the tender, attributed the growing interest from Hong Kong ... of whom had flown in to inspect the properties,' said Mr Previndran. He did not identify the potential buyers. Malaysia has seen a tourism boom in recent years. Between 2000 and last year, ...

  4. Vibrant campaign puts Malaysia on map

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Red Door News It is one of the most successful advertising slogans of modern times. Succinct, smart and insanely catchy, it captures Malaysia's unique appeal and probably ranks as the cleverest piece of tourism marketing Asia has seen. The 'Malaysia Truly Asia' campaign was launched in 1997 and, while Hong Kong and other destinations undergo seemingly endless ...

  5. Malaysia's stage arts to be censored

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Artists decry measures that allow officials to scrutinise shows that cause 'unease' Malaysia's small but influential performing arts community is calling for widespread ... with an increasing conservatism that frowns on shows they view as un-Islamic. Censorship based on Islamic values is already in force in the two states ruled by the fundamentalist Parti Islam se-Malaysia ...

  6. Malaysia allocates $617m in contract to boost English

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... with a consortium of five foreign universities to prepare prospective school teachers for teaching English as a foreign language across the nation. Malaysia is rapidly expanding the teaching of English ... that have twinning arrangements with Malaysia's International Languages Teacher Training Institute in Kuala Lumpur. The others are the universities of Auckland and Victoria in New Zealand ...

  7. Island lifestyle oozes appeal

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The upcoming residential seafront development, Andaman at Quayside, on Malaysia's Penang island has raised the benchmark of high-quality living in Asia. 'Quayside is known ... the multicultural Seri Tanjung Pinang community, comprising Malaysians and more than 13 nationalities. Buyers will also have the advantage of being able to apply for the Malaysia My Second Home Scheme, ...

  8. Malaysia's crackdown on illegals is no solution

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... these conditions, as was also done in 2002, means the cycle will simply repeat itself. Within Southeast Asia, Malaysia is relatively more prosperous than many of its neighbours. As economic conditions ... There are about a million legal foreign workers in Malaysia, most of them from neighbouring Indonesia and another large segment from the Philippines. Until the latest illegal worker sweep was announced ...

  9. Malaysia fears terrorists may be among arriving Pakistani workers

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... and uncomplaining workforce willing to slog hard for low wages and save to send home.' Malaysia is facing a severe labour shortage after a crackdown on illegal workers. An estimated 800,000 illegal workers, mostly Indonesians, left the country during a three-month amnesty that ended on February 28. A plan to allow them to return to work legally in Malaysia is being held up largely because ...

  10. Central bank blueprint maps out regional growth

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by DISCOVERY REPORTS

    ... Central bank blueprint maps out regional growth As the nation's central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is responsible for promoting monetary and financial stability conducive ... foreign-owned banks in Malaysia, accounting for around 27 per cent of total banking system assets. Malaysia's approach to further liberalisation of the financial sector will continue, accompanied ...




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