Malaysia’s leader-in-waiting says his country remains open to China

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim, who is expected to take over from PM Mahathir Mohamad, says his country still wants Chinese capital despite having suspended some existing deals. Watch the video on SOURCE: CNBC   (13)

Chinese investments and outcomes in Malaysia

By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Participants in the Malaysia-China Smart Silk Road Forum Cum Business Match & Meet 2018 at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on 17 August 2018 were given a preview of the Assessment Report of Chinese Investment in Malaysia by Dr. Edmund Terence Gomez and Mr. Lau Zheng Zhou who […]

MYIX: Country’s Internet Traffic Growth at 52% CAGR

Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) shared that its monthly Internet traffic peak point has increased at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (“CAGR”) of about 52 per centIn  terms of 6 years (since 2012). MyIX says that the CAGR of 52 per cent is a very good indication of how massively the country’s Internet landscape is speedily developing. […]

M’sian halal products focus area for blockchain tech

By Saunthra Thambyrajah & TT Lee Blockchain’s tamper-proof technology brings ‘traceability-based trust” and authentication to electronic record keeping and it has tremendous use potential in the Malaysian halal products certification business. During his keynote address at Oracle’s Blockchain Roundtable meeting, Datuk Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, president and CEO of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High […]

Opportunities and challenges of the China – ASEAN Silk Road

By Charles F Moreira, Editor The new normal today for Asia, including ASEAN countries, is uncertainty and unpredictability due to erratic presidents, tariff barriers, trade wars and so forth, and the New Silk Road offers a very significant alternative to overcome this new normal, Josephine Lee Mei Li, Head of Business Development, Insight Think Tank […]

Marriage of art and blockchain

Blockchain might be the new kid on the block but it’s coming of age.  There are local businesses who are using it in innovative ways.  Malaysian interdisciplinary artist and humanitarian, Poesy Liang, is one of them. She is a painter, sculptor, jewellery designer, music composer and author; you might have come across her Harry Putter […]

Belt and Road initiatives in other Asian countries

Image: Shanghai Maglev – courtesy Wikipedia Part 4 of 4 By Charles F. Moreira, Editor To recap, China’s Belt and Road initiative is a latter day revival of the ancient Silk Road land and sea trade routes during China’s Han Dynasty period from 207 BC to 220 CE. That ancient Silk Road connected China, Korea […]

Belt and Road initiatives in other Asian countries

Image: EEC-targetted industries – courtesy Royal Thai Embassy – Washington DC Part 3 of 4 By Charles F. Moreira, Editor Whilst Malaysia is in the process of reviewing or renegotiating the cost and terms of major Belt & Road related infrastructure projects such as the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High-Speed […]

Pros and cons for  keeping the ECRL

This is part two of the earlier article Belt and Road initiatives in Asian countries – The rail connection By Charles F. Moreira, Editor The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) has its detractors who say that it will turn out to be a ‘white elephant’ or will be ‘economically not viable’. However, they forget the lessons […]

iPay88 Shares ‘Payment Dream’ that rides on IoT

iPay88 Holding Sdn Bhd (formerly “iPay88 Sdn Bhd”) (iPay88), an NTT Data company and a Malaysian-based provider of online payment solutions in ASEAN, shared its aspirations towards its ‘Payment Dream’ – which the company estimates will conceptualize into a reality as early as Year 2023. Executive Director of iPay88, Chan Kok Long described this ‘Payment […]


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