Archive for the ‘Malaysia’ Category

Malaysia’s Bold Plan To Turn Its Economy Around, Starting With Elon Musk

Via Fortune Magazine, an interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on his bold plan to rid his country of corruption and turn its economy around, starting with Elon Musk: For Anwar Ibrahim, the 25-year path to becoming Malaysia’s prime minister was at times “torture.” His ascent initially seemed as if it would be swift when […]

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Malaysia’s (Mostly) Empty $100B City Rising From The Sea

Courtesy of Bloomberg, a report on Malaysia’s controversial Forest City which now faces questions over the financial health of its developer, the Chinese giant Country Garden: To get to the strange city just off the coast of southern Malaysia, a visitor drives a road slithering through palm tree plantations and suburban sprawl. Eventually it becomes […]

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Pipe Dreams: Turning an Interconnected ASEAN Gas Market Into a Reality

Via The Lowy Institute, commentary on the benefits of potentially expanding an interconnected ASEAN gas market (which currently features 13 bilateral gas line connections between six ASEAN member states) as the answer for energy demand into the future: The development began in the 1960s when the Southeast Asian natural gas sector grew significantly after discoveries […]

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New Kids in The Block: BRICS, MINT, and Now D-8

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on the Developing-8 (D8) group of countries that comprise Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Türkiye. Cooperation is a fundamental resource for populous countries on the way to rapid economic and industrial development: for this reason, the case of D-8 is worthy of attention. Globalization unravelled enormous economic opportunities but also opened […]

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Malaysia: Plans To Become ‘Regional Renewable Powerhouse’

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, an article detailing Malaysia’s renewable energy ambitions: Malaysia has launched programs to promote renewable energy in a country that has relied heavily on fossil fuels, hoping to lead Southeast Asia in transition to a greener economy. But the ambitious targets, such as having renewables supply 70% of the total energy supply […]

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From Bangkok to Manila, Southeast Asian Metro Rail Expands Rapidly

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia, a look at how metro rail networks across southeast Asia will grow 20% through 2024, helping to ease congestion: Metropolitan rail networks in Southeast Asia are on track to expand 20% by the end of next year, a Nikkei analysis shows, the growth fueled by the need to ease congestion and […]

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