Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

MALAYSIA: LANGKAWI ISLAND TARGETS RM9 BLN REVENUE FROM TOURISM

LANGKAWI, Malaysia --Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) is targeting a revenue of RM9 billion from tourism by 2020. Its chief executive officer Azizan Noordin said the projection was based on the expected five million tourist arrival this year, an i...

50th ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEETING AND RELATED MEETINGS 2-8 AUGUST 2017

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Anifah Aman, will lead Malaysia's delegation to the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (50th AMM) and Related Meetings from 2 to 8 August 2017 in Metro Manila, Philippines. Besides

World Islamic Body Tells Myanmar to Protect Rights of Rohingya Minority

DHAKA, BANGLADESH � Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, the chief of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Thursday, urging the government to work with neighboring Muslim-majority countries to tackle a refugee crisis.

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CHINA EXPECTS TRADE TO SURPASS US$2.5 TLN WITH BRI, SAYS HSBC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --China expects its annual trade with countries along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to surpass US$2.5 trillion (US$1 = RM4.29) in the next decade, says HSBC. HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd, Head of International Subsidiary Business,...

MALAYSIA: AIRASIA PASSENGER TRAFFIC UP 14 PCT Y-O-Y IN 2Q17

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- AirAsia Bhd's passenger traffic increased to 15.81 million in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), a 14 per cent increase year-on year (y-o-y), from 13.91 million in the same quarter last year. In a statement on

PLAY GREATER ROLE TO EXPLOIT REGIONS’ UNTAPPED POTENTIALS, PRIVATE SECTORS TOLD

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The private sectors in ASEAN and India need to play a greater role to exploit the regions' huge untapped potentials, said Malaysia's International Trade and Industry Minister, Mustapa Mohamad. "India has done very well, growing at ...

MALAYSIA: CALLS TO SEVERE TIES WITH MYANMAR UNJUSTIFIED

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The calls to severe diplomatic relations with Myanmar is unjustified, as it will only marginalise that country, and narrowing the chances of Malaysia and other ASEAN countries to stop the oppression of the Rohingya Muslims in