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Mitsubishi Power Completes Mega 2,650 MW GTCC Power Plant in Thailand


BANGKOK, Thailand--Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has commenced operation of the fourth and final M701JAC unit at an ultra-large-scale natural gas-fired power plant in Chonburi Province, Thailand, on 1 October 2022. The plant is owned by a joint venture of Gulf Energy Development PCL, one of the largest independent power producers in Thailand, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

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"Assessing And Addressing Urban Poverty In Malaysia" Provides Practical Poverty Alleviation Policy Approaches


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--This morning, during a ceremony officiated at the Belgium’s House in Kuala Lumpur, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Malaysia, the Center for Market Education (CME) and Bait Al-Amanah launched the book Assessing and Addressing Urban Poverty in Malaysia – Social Mobility Through Entrepreneurship (Monolateral, 2022), authored by Benedict Weerasena (Research Director at Bait Al Amanah) and Dr Carmelo Ferlito (CEO of the Center for Market Education).

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Global Woes Cast Shadow Over ASEAN+3 Growth


SINGAPORE CITY, Singapore--he ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) today revised downwards its short-term growth forecast for the ASEAN+3 region.

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Could Malaysia Field Multiracial Political Parties?

BANGKOK, Thailand--The train of events that put Malaysia’s most influential political figure behind bars for 12 years – although the disgraced former Prime Minister Najib Razak has been wriggling mightily at finding ways to get out – has raised profound questions about race-based politics, the political equation that has governed the country since its independence.

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Heritage Grave Demolished: Dereliction Of Duty?


GEORGETOWN, Malaysia--Which of these two is a real treasure worth preserving for its history and educational value, as a tourist attraction, and most of all, as an irreplaceable legacy of the Pearl of the Orient, Penang?

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KLSICCI Holds Courtesy Meeting With Egyptian Ambassador

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSICCI) had a courtesy meeting earlier today with the Ambassador of Egypt,  His Excellency Mr Ragai Nasr . Mr Hany Ezat Abdelfattah , the Counselor , Head of the Commercial Office from the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt also joined the courtesy meeting .

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PNB must justify miserable dividends from ASNB

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia--Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB), the wholly-owned unit trust company of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), has declared an income distribution of RM882.49mil for Amanah Saham Malaysia 2 - Wawasan (ASM 2 Wawasan) for the financial year ended Aug 31, 2022.

 

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Political Earthquake: Can A New Malaysia Emerge?


BANGKOK, Thailand--The recent imprisonment of former Prime Minister Najib Razak when his conviction was upheld by the Federal Court, and the subsequent conviction of his wife Rosmah Mansor on corruption charges has likely triggered a tipping point in Malaysian politics.

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Keppel To Develop Singapore’s First Hydrogen-Ready Power Plant

SINGAPORE CITY,Singapore – Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Limited (Keppel Infrastructure), through its wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Energy, has reached final investment decision (FID) to develop a 600MW state-of-the-art, advanced combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant, and has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to a consortium comprising Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific and Jurong Engineering for the construction of the plant. 

 

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Health White Paper Needs To Also Address The Issue Of Unintended Pregnancies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The issue of unintended pregnancies is an essential component that also needs to be addressed in the Health White Paper which is expected to be tabled in November this year. This is one area we feel that has been largely neglected in the country. 

 
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Malaysia’s Government System Under Pressure In Wake Of Najib Verdict


SACRAMENTO, U.S.--Malaysia’s legal system is under severe challenge from followers of former Prime Minister Najib, who want him freed via royal pardon from a sentence of 12 years in prison on seven counts of abuse of power, money laundering, and criminal breach of trust for steering millions of dollars into his own pockets from an offshoot of the failed 1Malaysia Development Bhd. investment fund, which collapsed in 2016 from mismanagement and corruption.

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Stop Restricting Student Participation In Politics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has recently drafted a guideline under the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA) with the purpose of regulating student involvement in politics on and off campus.

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APEC Ministers: Regenerate Tourism Markets

BANGKOK, Thailand--Tourism Ministers from APEC member economies are coordinating their policies to revive the tourism and travel industry in the region so that it is safe, sustainable, responsible and more inclusive.

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The Graves Of Wang Kelian And Anna Jenkins

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Many graves were found in Wang Kelian. In the jungles, on the hills. The graves held bodies of trafficked persons, faces pointed towards Mecca. One burial is known to have been conducted by an Ustaz (religious teacher) who was also a trafficking agent.

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The Sulu Arbitration Scam

BANGKOK, Thailand--Can you imagine what would be the consequences if a rogue freelance lawyer misused the good offices of the Malaysian courts and awarded USD 15 billion against Spain or France in an arbitration hearing, without either country participating?

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