Sunday, Mar 26, 2017
MALAYSIA NEWS

Halal Food

Industry savors global growth


A halal food cart in midtown Manhattan, New York City.

The Shariah-compliant food industry is expanding at an annual rate of 10%, helped in part by the increasing trade among Islamic nations. Issues of certification... Apr 26, 2016

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


INCEIF

INCEIF takes islamic finance education to a global level


An interview with Daud Vicary Abdullah, CEO of the Global University for Islamic Finance

Daud Vicary Abdullah is a British converted Muslim who since 2011 has been President and CEO of INCEIF, the International Centre for Islamic Finance. Also... Apr 24, 2016

Education | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


Islamic finance

Islamic finance takes flight


Born in Egypt and Malaysia in the 1970s, Islamic finance has demonstrated that applying ethical principles to financial markets can provide a safeguard from the kinds of abuses that led to the current crisis.

Ethical investing proves its worth and broadens its appeal. Apr 17, 2016

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Africa | Europe | Turkey | Egypt | Malaysia


Economy and finance

Against the odds, a global leader in Islamic economy and finance


The Kuala Lumpur skyline at dusk

A Muslim-majority country with a population of just over 30 million, which has successfully integrated its Hindu and Chinese minorities, Malaysia may not... Apr 12, 2016

Finance | Government | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


The Islamic economies

Growth of the Islamic economies helped propel the global recovery


Nighttime view of Kuala Lumpur with the Petronas Towers, a modern Islamic design, at the center.

An ancient Sudanese proverb says that one should share food like brothers, but settle accounts as merchants. The proverb cautions people to deal with friendship... Apr 06, 2016

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


World Islamic Economic Forum

WIEF encourages SME growth and resilience


Chairman of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation, Tun Musa Hitam

Launch of the ‘SME Business Pavilion’ at the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) underlines importance for small and medium enterprises to... Mar 31, 2016

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


World Exchange Congress 2016: Navigating a volatile financial landscape

This year’s meeting of the World Exchange Congress (WEC) on March 22-23 takes place...


Malaysia: The gateway to Asean


British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, welcomes Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to 10 Downing Street

Malaysia’s selection as the Asean chair in 2015 will see it take on a leading role in the landmark roll-out of Asia’s new trade and investment bloc,... Sep 10, 2014

Others | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


Tech cities incubate innovation


Asia Aerospace City (AAC) will be built 12 miles west of Kuala Lumpur in Subang by UK-based WS Atkins plc and will create a smart city for the aeronautics industry, complete with cutting-edge R&D facilities, integrated office suites, campuses, a conventio

From Cyberjaya’s groundbreaking MaGIC project to the planned Asia Aerospace City, Malaysia is showing intrepidness in stepping up technology to become... Sep 10, 2014

Science & Technology | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


ICT drives socioeconomic inclusion nationwide


The ICT sector has been expanding at an average of 10 percent over the past five years and is having a positive impact on people’s lives in both urban and rural areas.

ICT is flourishing with global players like Telekom Malaysia and Axiata providing economy changing results and life-changing technology. Sep 10, 2014

Telecoms & ICT | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


Sabah’s packed with potential


Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. Mohd Yaakub Hj. Johari, Chief Executive/President of SEDIA

The Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) looks to transform Malaysia’s resource-rich state into an investment and tourism hub, as well as change the lives... Sep 10, 2014

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


Industry-focused training gives students a hands-on advantage


The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation’s institutions reinvest all profits in enhancing their facilities and in the disbursement of scholarships

In a time when the world sees increasing numbers of students struggling to find work, Malaysia aims to maximize the productivity of its human resources... Sep 10, 2014

Education | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


The Islamic finance superpower




Asia’s leader in Islamic finance, Malaysia has the base to partner with the UK to tap global markets further with Islamic finance products Sep 10, 2014

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Malaysia


Building bridges through common goals

Mr. Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak
Secretary General of the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation

We speak with Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak the Secretary General of the World Islamic... May 07, 2015


Cagamas - Housing the nation

Mr. Chung Chee Leong
President/Chief Executive Officer of Cagamas

Mr. Chung Chee Leong, President/Chief Executive Officer spoke to The Worldfolio and discussed... Apr 22, 2015


An award winning Islamic banking institution

Syed Abdull Aziz Jailani bin Syed Kechik
CEO of OCBC Al-Amin

World Report spoke to Syed Abdull Aziz Jailani bin Syed Kechik, CEO of OCBC Al-Amin, to... Apr 14, 2015


Malaysia: A booming market for real estate development

Mr. Martin R Haeger
Director of HL Design Group Sdn Bhd

As the West has fewer opportunities for real estate development, some developers are looking... Dec 09, 2014


Malaysia a regional hub and headquarters for MNCs

Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Ninian Mogan Lourdenadin
Group CEO MBf Holdings

As an advanced country in its region, Malaysia has the potential to become a regional hub... Dec 09, 2014


MARA helps transform Malaysia’s workforce to a knowledge-based human capital

Y.B Dato’ Seri Hj. Shafie Hj Apdal
Minister of Rural and Regional Development

PM Communications talks to Y.B Dato’ Seri Hj. Shafie Hj Apdal, Minister of Rural and Regional... Sep 16, 2014


A major mind-set change in Kedah

Dato' Seri Mukhriz bin Tun Dr. Mahathir
Chief Minister of the State of Kedah

Dato' Seri Mukhriz bin Tun Dr. Mahathir, Chief Minister of the State of Kedah, met with PM... Jul 22, 2014


PETRONAS: Reimagining energy

Tan Sri Dato’ Shamsul Azhar Abbas,
CEO and President of Petronas

Since establishing in the early 1970’s, Petronas – Malaysia’s state owned oil and gas... Jul 11, 2014


Engineering the world can rely on

Mr. Naguib Mohd Nor
Managing Director of Strand Aerospace Malaysia

With a depth of capabilities and a reputation for technical, Strand Aerospace Malaysia is involved... Jun 27, 2014


Developing human capital in Islamic finance

Daud Vicary Abdullah
President and CEO of INCEIF

INCEIF was established by Bank Negara Malaysia as the only university in the world dedicated... Jun 27, 2014


INCEIF takes islamic finance education to a global level

Daud Vicary Abdullah is a British converted Muslim who since 2011 has been President and... Apr 24, 2016


Realising Cyberjaya’s aspirations as a global technology hub

Mr. Faris Yahaya
Managing Director of Cyberview

Mandated by the government to spearhead the development of Cyberjaya, Cyberview Sdn Bhd is... Jun 20, 2014


Malaysia’s rapid advancement in ICT

Dato Mohd Sharil Tarmizi
Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

Dato Mohd Sharil Tarmizi, Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission,... Jun 13, 2014


“Education key to building knowledge-based economy”

Helen Bartlett
Pro Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University

The Malaysia campus of Australian Monash University is an exemplar of transnational education.... Jun 05, 2014


TH grows “hand in hand with the nation”

Dato Sri Abdul Azeez Bin Abdul Rahim
Chairman of Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH)

Islamic finance and its subsectors are considered a National Key Economic Area for Malaysia.... Jun 05, 2014


Malaysia investing in human capital

Johan Mahmood Merican
CEO of TalentCorp

TalentCorp was established in 2011 under the Prime Minister’s Department to formulate and... May 26, 2014


“We believe knowledge is power”

Dato Sri Zaleha Kamaruddin
Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) aims to become a leading international... May 21, 2014


IRB promotes investment through tax incentives

Tan Sri Dato Dr. Mohd Shukor Mahfar
CEO of the Board

The Inland Revenue Board Malaysia (IRB) provides services in assessing, administering, collecting... May 21, 2014


Defence one of the “key sectors” in Malaysia’s economic vision

Mr. John Brosnan
Managing Director of BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced... May 20, 2014


ASEAN a ‘world centre’ of palm oil production

Makhdzir Mardan
CEO of Malaysian Palm Oil Association

The Malaysian Palm Oil Association’s mission is to ensure the long term profitability and... May 19, 2014


Bringing world-class education to Malaysia

Wan Ahmad Saifuddin Wan Ahmad Radzi, CEO of Unitar
CEO of Unitar

UNITAR International University was established in 1997, and represents as one of the first... May 16, 2014


Innovative solutions for the maritime and defense industry

Tan Sri Ahmad Ramli
Managing Director of Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation

Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation is a maritime, engineering and defence-related service... May 12, 2014



LOCATION:   

Southeastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam

 

AREA:   

total: 329,847 sq km

country comparison to the world: 67

land: 328,657 sq km

water: 1,190 sq km

 

AREA - comparative:   

slightly larger than New Mexico

 

CLIMATE:   

tropical; annual southwest update paises set descripcion = April to October) and northeast update paises set descripcion = October to February) monsoons

 

NATURAL RESOURCES:   

tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite

 

GEOGRAPHY - note:   

strategic location along Strait of Malacca and southern South China Sea

 

RELIGIONS:   

Muslim update paises set descripcion = or Islam - official) 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%, none 0.8% update paises set descripcion = 2000 census)

 

LANGUAGES:   

Bahasa Malaysia update paises set descripcion = official; English, Chinese update paises set descripcion = Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow; Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai

note: in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan

 

POPULATION:   

28,728,607 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

country comparison to the world: 43 

 

GOVERNMENT TYPE:   

constitutional monarchy

 

CAPITAL:   

name: Kuala Lumpur

 

INDEPENDENCE:   

31 August 1957 update paises set descripcion = from the UK)

 

AGRICULTURE - products:   

Peninsular Malaysia - rubber, palm oil, cocoa, rice; Sabah - subsistence crops, coconuts, rice; rubber, timber; Sarawak - rubber, timber; pepper

 

INDUSTRIES:   

Peninsular Malaysia - rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, electronics, tin mining and smelting, logging, timber processing; Sabah - logging, petroleum production; Sarawak - agriculture processing, petroleum production and refining, logging

 

EXPORTS:   

$210.3 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 23

$163.2 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)

 

IMPORTS:   

$156.6 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

country comparison to the world: 28

$117.4 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



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