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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 […]

Bangladesh Faces Terror

Bangladesh Faces Terror

While the people of Bangladesh are in the grip of panic and anxiety following the gruesome terrorist attack in the capital city Dhaka, the government has tightened security measures all over the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities of all the 64 districts of the country to form committees everywhere to trace […]

World peace forum Seven days in magic Korea

World peace forum Seven days in magic Korea

A total of 80 journalists from 60 countries have attended the Journalist Forum for World Peace (JFWP), held in Seoul, South Korea from 17- 23 of April 2016. The forum was hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) under the theme, “Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and the Role of Journalism for World Peace.” […]

From Confucius to Gandhi

From Confucius to Gandhi

What makes the South Korean industry and economy robust? Hard work…sincerity…honesty or simply the righteous character of each and every citizen? The first thing that strikes a visitor is the calm demeanor and smiling face of the host. Aggression of any kind is missing…in the body language of a common Korean walking on the street […]

When an Economy Becomes Creative

When an Economy Becomes Creative

The World Forum for Peace, organised by the Journalists Association of Korea in April 2016, was a great entry point to South Korea. In a roller-coaster schedule across the country, we visited several provinces and were hosted by governors and mayors in each province, some being potential Presidential candidates. The journey was a phenomenal peep […]

What! Not going down to ground zero at Panmunjong?

What! Not going down to ground zero at Panmunjong?

This was the sensitive spot where North and South Korean soldiers can be seen standing eye-ball to eye-ball, separated only by an imaginary line representing the 38th parallel that demarcates the two sides at the end of the Korean War (1950-1953). Instead of a potentially tense tour, we were ushered to the touristic DMZ Observation […]

War, Peace and Cartoons on the Korean Peninsula

War, Peace and Cartoons on the Korean Peninsula

One of the weapons of Cold War is, humiliating the enemy with and through different forms of expression and media. Satire in caricatures is the most effective one in this respect. A cartoonist could spoil any image by repeating the comic insults continuously in various frames. Nowadays, one of the world famous “victims” of political […]

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 […]

Peace of Korean peninsula: The current state and challenges

Peace of Korean peninsula:  The current state  and challenges

A divided Korean peninsula is one of the last remaining geopolitical problems of the twentieth century, with two countries technically still at war. The countries, of course, are the two Koreas – one dynamic and modern, the other closed, impoverished, and belligerent. The peninsula they share represents one of the most vexing challenges facing the […]

Remembering history for a better future

Remembering history for a better future

The development of transportation systems has accomplished so much more today than in the past half century. The Internet has developed to such fast speeds, giving us a highway of information about other cultures and different peoples. Counterevidence to this development, however, is the proliferation of IS and terrorism, which has affected everyone worldwide. Why […]

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