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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 […]

IS uses “jihad” to fulfill their agendas

IS uses “jihad” to fulfill their agendas

Even though the civil war in Syria is regarded by many people as an internal conflict, it involves the intervention of two big powers in support of the two parties in the power struggle. The Islamic State (IS) has taken advantage of the war in Syria and managed to use the political instability in the […]

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