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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. Maths prodigy's life as prostitute rocks Malaysia

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Ten years ago, mathematics prodigy Sufiah Yusof was the toast of Malaysia after she was accepted to study at Oxford University aged just 13. Feted ... news in my life, I simply can't believe it. What do teachers tell their students now? 'She was so gifted there was no place in Malaysia for her. 'When she entered Oxford we all ...

  3. Malaysia: Government measures help boost sector

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... recuperation holiday itineraries in Malaysia based on the type of medical treatment patients have had. Singapore's ParkwayHealth, which owns and manages 10 hospitals in Malaysia, said its ... butlers also heighten the country's appeal for general surgery. Though Malaysia offers similar health care services to Singapore, its reputation for medical breakthroughs still lags its ...

  4. 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' ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Romance blooms between Beijing and Malaysia

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Baradan Kuppasamy in Kuala Lumpur A raft of high-level visits helps promote already healthy trade and relations Malaysia is engaged in a love affair with all things Chinese. Starting with the prime minister and moving down through business tycoons, community leaders, tradesmen's guilds and even school clubs, everyone in Malaysia, it seems, is extolling the virtues of mainland ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. SLICK cities

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mukul Munish Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand- the economic powerhouses of Southeast Asia- have enjoyed significant growth in the past decade, mainly through adopting an open-door policy. ... companies, especially carmakers, to open factories, creating jobs for thousands of Thais. Malaysia soon followed suit and its own home-grown companies attracted many well-educated expatriates. ...




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