Could Southeast Asia be Islamic State’s new frontline?

With the declining influence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the threat of transnational terrorism erupting in the SEA region has grown significantly over the past year.

Ports acting as a catalyst for development in Malaysia’s southern Johor state

At the southernmost tip of Peninsular Malaysia lies the state of Johor. Wrapping around the island nation of Singapore, Johor is an economic powerhouse unto itself.

US Exit from Trans-Pacific Partnership Represents Lost Opportunity for Asia

The TPP deal went far beyond existing free trade agreements (FTAs), by setting standards in areas including intellectual property rights, government procurement, environmental and labor conditions, and corruption prevention, in addition to reducing or eliminating tariffs.

Malaysia’s Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), on raising Malaysia’s profile in the world

Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed is Malaysia’s Minister of International Trade & Industry (MITI). He spoke with The Prospect Group about promoting investment in Malaysia, supporting the Islamic economy, and reaching the country’s 2020 goals.

Pitching the concept of Islamic banking to a global audience

Raja Teh Maimunah is the CEO of Hong Leong Islamic Bank, part of the Hong Leong Financial Group. She spoke with The Prospect Group about bringing the concept and principles of Islamic banking to a mainstream global audience.

BiotechCorp CEO Mohd Nazlee Kamal on Malaysia’s biotech industry

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Nazlee Kamal is the CEO of the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp), an organization tasked with driving the country’s biotech industry. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Malaysia’s biotech industry, opportunities and initiatives in the Halal and Islamic economy.

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on ASEAN trade, and the future of Proton

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is a politician, businessman, and was Malaysia’s longest serving Prime Minister. He currently chairs Malaysian car manufacturer Proton.