Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Jan 23, 2016

Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Thousands of Malaysians protested against plans to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Saturday, just days before parliament is due to open a debate on the free trade pact. Many of the demonstrators congregated in central Kuala Lumpur were from the opposition Parti ...

Jan 19, 2016

Japan to promote convenience stores abroad under TPP deal

Japanese authorities will help convenience store operators and other retailers tap into overseas markets under a newly agreed Pacific free trade pact, participants of a government-business council meeting said Monday. The Trans-Pacific Partnership accord will deregulate rules in the convenience store business in some ...

Dec 28, 2015

Malaysia to learn from Japan's disaster experiences

To strengthen its preparedness for natural disasters, Malaysia will start a project to use the expertise Japan has accumulated over the years. The Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), a Kuala Lumpur-based college that provides Japanese-style engineering education with assistance from Japanese universities, including ...

Dec 17, 2015

EU adopts new plane tracking rules, to prevent repeat of MH370

The European Union on Wednesday adopted new rules on plane tracking, which could prove key to preventing a repeat of the disappearance of flight MH370 in March 2014. “The new rules will improve the tracking of European aircraft and the location of an aircraft ...

Dec 11, 2015

Paging owners of abandoned jets: Malaysia wants them out

Attention owners of three jumbo jets parked at Malaysia’s main airport: If you do not remove your aircraft immediately, the airport will. Malaysia’s airport operator took the unusual step of posting photos in two major newspapers of the three Boeing 747-200s that have been ...

Dec 5, 2015

Malaysia's anti-graft agency questions Najib over multimillion-dollar deposits

Malaysian anti-corruption officials questioned Prime Minister Najib Razak on Saturday in an investigation into deposits of funds totalling 2.6 billion ringgit ($615.53 million) into his bank accounts that have prompted calls for his resignation. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said in a statement that ...