FMM Calls For Ratification Of The TPPA

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 – The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) has asked the government to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), as it provides access to a huge duty free market. Under the TPPA, tariffs will be removed on 85 per cent of Malaysia’s trade with its new FTA partners, namely

Taiwan Elects Its First Female President In Tsai Ing-Wen

TAIPEI, Jan 16 – Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan’s main opposition party, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), will become the island’s first female president after the ruling Kuomintang conceded defeat in polls today, as voters turned their backs on closer China ties. “I’m sorry, we’ve lost. The KMT has suffered an election defeat.

Mustapa: Malaysia Risks Losing Out If It Rejects TPP

KUCHING, Jan 16 – Malaysia risks being left behind other countries such as Vietnam if it were to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad said. He said Malaysia risked losing its attraction as a choice investment destination of manufacturers and service providers for the

Pro-China Party Likely To Lose In Taiwan’s Election

TAIPEI, Jan 16 – Taiwanese turned out to vote for a new president Saturday, with the China-friendly Nationalist Party likely to lose power to the pro-independence opposition amid concerns that the island’s economy is under threat from China and broad opposition to Beijing’s demands for political unification. The Democratic Progressive

The Suspect Of ISIS Militant Been Arrested In KL

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 – Malaysian police had arrested a suspected militant with weapons and documents related to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group at a train station in the capital Kuala Lumpur on Friday, said Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar in his tweet. He said the man was

Penang Bridge International Marathon Rescheduled On Nov 27

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 16 – Penang Bridge International Marathon yesterday announced on it Facebook page (Penang Bridge International Marathon) that the ASICS Penang Bridge International Marathon will be rescheduled from Nov 20 to Nov 27, 2016.  In the meantime, Penang Bridge International Marathon Facebook page has also attracted enthusiastic response which 156 times share in Facebook

20 Reported Killed In Burkina Faso Hotel Attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 16 – Gunfire and explosions have erupted in Burkina Faso’s capital as security forces battled militant fighters who were holding hostages at one of Ouagadougou’s most prominent hotels. There were reports that 20 people had been killed. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for the ongoing

Voting Has Begun In Taiwan’s Presidential Election

TAIPEI, Jan 16 – Voting began Saturday in Taiwan’s presidential election in which the island’s China-friendly Nationalist Party appears likely to lose power to the pro-independence opposition, amid concerns that the island’s economy is under threat from China and broad opposition among voters to Beijing’s demands for political unification. The Democratic

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