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Will Najib Get Voters’ Support in the June 2018 General Election?

Will Najib Get Voters’ Support in the June 2018 General Election?

The 14th Malaysian General Election will be held any time before June 2018, as recently announced by Prime Minister Najib Razak. Right now, the buzz around the country surrounds netizen’s comments on the General Election through social media platforms. Comments and hot criticism of the government and opposing factions came in gradually as political leaders […]

Three Hotel Associations Signed an Agreement Allowing Muslim Employees to Wear Scarves

Three Hotel Associations Signed an Agreement Allowing Muslim Employees to Wear Scarves

Following the pronouncement of Malaysia as an Islamic state almost three decades ago, many things changed within the national community: from lifestyles, cultures, and right up to an increasing awareness towards Islamic values. Such values included the wearing of traditional headdresses (scarves or long dresses that cover the body from head to toe) by women, […]

Will Dr. Mahathir succeed in the 14th General Election?

Will Dr. Mahathir succeed in the 14th General Election?

For the first time in Malaysia’s history since its independence in 1957, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) being the dominant party in the Barisan Nasional (BN) government today, will be challenged by its former president who is also the former Prime Minister (PM) of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, in the 14th General Election (GE) that […]

Penang floods: Human mistakes or nature’s fault?

Penang floods: Human mistakes or nature’s fault?

The beautiful island of Penang, northwest of peninsular Malaysia, had become the focal point on October 21st when 11 workers were buried under a landslide that occurred at a housing project in Tanjung Bungah. The massive construction sites located on the slopes of hills and near the lower parts of some highland areas in the […]

Constitutional Monarchy’s Duet with Parliamentary Democracy

Constitutional Monarchy’s Duet with Parliamentary Democracy

The Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, 47, is now the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King of Malaysia) and will serve for a five year term under the country’s unique rotational monarchy system. The announcement was made by the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad in a statement on October […]

Brexit: Less impact to Malaysian traders in short term

Brexit: Less impact to Malaysian traders in short term

The Brexit or the British exit from the European Union (EU) in a historic referendum on 23 June 2016 has affected the money market (shares, bonds, debentures, derivatives) goods and services, property market/assets and labour market. The market shocks in the United Kingdom (UK) begin in the money market and it is very much influenced […]

Pyongyang’s acts increase tensions in the region

Pyongyang’s acts increase tensions in the region

The international community was disturbed and taken aback by North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test in early January this year. The test was not only threatening the security and the peace of the Korean Peninsula but also the region and world at large. Malaysia is very concerned about this international issue even though it is not […]

Samsung Fulfilled its Promises

Samsung Fulfilled its Promises

SAMSUNG, the largest phone maker in South Korea, is also the third largest in the world. This impressed me and other journalists from 50 countries, when we visited one of its Research and Development (R&D) Centres in 2009. A high ranking official at the press briefing then said, Samsung would be launching a hand phone […]

Malaysia’s commitment to support nuclear safety globally

Malaysia’s commitment to support nuclear safety globally

Malaysia has gained much exposure from the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), which was held in the United States of America (USA) recently even though the country has not much expertise and are not active in the field. The presence of the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at that important summit, held on […]

Youth lifestyles shape the “halal industry”

Youth lifestyles shape the “halal industry”

MALAYSIA is doing well in the halal industry as there are more than 5,500 halal certified companies with 92% are small medium entrepreneurs, thus showing the robustness of this sector. In Arabic, halal is defined as permissable to use or engage according to Islamic law. In 2011, the industry created 97,000 jobs and now this […]

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