One year after PCA ruling, China must abide by the law

One year ago, on July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) announced that the South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal had issued a unanimous award in favour of the Philippines in the South China Sea (SCS) conflict. The legally binding award has demolished China’s expansive historical claims in the SCS and pointed out that […]

Kazi Mahmood: Influencers are the Future of News

This is an interview of founder Kazi Mahmood by a Public Relations agency in Malaysia, the Supernewsroom. This week, we have a quick chat with Kazi Mahmood – Business Editor at the Malay Mail. During his career span as a journalist, Kazi was previously News Editor at the Malay Reserve, Chief Editor at OIC […]

IPIC-1MDB talks apparently broke down. Whats next?

Malaysia’s 1MDB fund, which is the subject of investigations in six countries, and is of great concern to the ruling political leaders of the Southeast Asian nation, found it harder to deal with the Abu Dhabi sovereign-wealth fund International Petroleum Investment Co, over claims of lost billions. IPIC said 1MDB owes it some US$6.5 billion, […]

TPP dead: What it really means for Malaysia

AFTER the shock waves and the knee-jerk reactions his election as the latest US president, we should expect Donald Trump’s to do list to include the revision of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a trade and investment deal that is dear to many countries, including Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. Analysts are saying that Donald Trump’s […]

TN50 – Hot Ticket for Umno Poster Boy Khairy Jamaluddin

The “TN50” or National Transformation Plan 2050 is another calculated move by embattled PM Najib Razak to steer Barisan Nasional clear of all association to former leader Tun Mahathir Mohammad. The most interesting thing here is the fact that Youth Minister Khairy Jamaluddin will lead the program. TN50 is Khairy’s biggest assignment. Najib knows Khairy […]

Bukit Bintang restaurant owner deported for ISIS links

A 37-year-old Bangladeshi, owner of a restaurant in Bukit Bintang, the popular tourist spot in Kuala Lumpur, was arrested and deported for suspected involvement in smuggling weapons for terrorist groups. Police Inspector-General Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement, which did not reveal the name of the suspect, the Bangladeshi expatriate who they arrested last […]

IACSP ASEAN security symposium needed to fight terror

KUALA LUMPUR —  The IACSP ASEAN Security Symposium & Awards: Trends; Forecasts – Non-Traditional Security Threats Conference organized by IACSP and co-organized by Fleming was helpful in creating a network of agencies to combat terrorism.   Public-private partnerships between government, military and the private sector really have to happen through organizations like this one,” said […]

1MDB and Malay Nationalism With WorldfutureTV Comments

Prime Minister Najib Razak is currently the most powerful PM Malaysia has ever had with his absolute control of the party apparatus, which gives him total control of the government levers. The incredible loyalty of the security forces, the party members and the news medias in general towards the party and the man himself, is admirable. […]