Nationalism in Malaysia is a peculiar thing. And, at the end of the day, it’s more about being Malay, Muslim and from Peninsula Malaysia as opposed to any of the other religious or many ethnic groups who have called this country home for centuries.
The West Malay Islamic influence permeates across the country, often reinventing history with its own spin. Anybody who questions this is to be cast aside with the Christians, Shiites, Buddhist and Hindus who struggle to believe Malaysia is a secular country.
In recent weeks, two people have emerged from the back rows of history to help recount that past.
The first was pushed to the fore by PAS Deputy President Mohamad Sabu, or Mat Sabu as he’s better known, who stirred up a hornet’s nest by portraying Mat Indera as some type of original freedom fighter. It is, of course, nonsense. But PAS remains the voice of hard-line Muslim … Read More…
Malaysia, Thailand banks to join the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework
Banking institutions from Thailand and Malaysia are invited to join the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework and indicate their interest to become a Qualified ASEAN Bank (QAB) in Malaysia and Thailand.
Pursuant to the bilateral arrangement under the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework (ABIF) between Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) which was concluded in April 2019, banking institutions from Thailand and Malaysia are invited to indicate their interest to be a Qualified ASEAN Bank (QAB) in Malaysia and Thailand.(more…)
Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) to organize Southern Trade Fair
The event will provide a platform for business negotiations and stimulate the economy, trade and investment in the three southern border provinces.
BANGKOK, 18 April 2019 (NNT) – The Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) will organize a Southern Border Trade Fair to provide knowledge to entrepreneurs in preparation for accessing the Malaysian market.(more…)
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