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Hailing from the island of Penang, Zi Liang studied political economy at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a BA in 2014. He went on to earn the Master of Economic Management from Universiti Sains Malaysia. As a proud disciple of Daisaku Ikeda, Zi Liang firmly believes in the critical role of ASEAN and other multilateral organizations in advancing world peace and prosperity.

Malaysia maintains policy rate

Bank Negara Malaysia
Backed by a resilient economy, Malaysia’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a second straight meeting. By contrast, other central banks in the ASEAN region have been slashing their key rates recently. The central bank of Malaysia maintained the overnight policy rate (OPR)...

As haze worsens, Malaysia looking into cloud seeding

Malaysia is studying the feasibility of cloud seeding to induce rain in areas that are currently affected by the haze. Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail underscored on Saturday (Sep 7) that the Meteorology Department (MetMalaysia) would have to consider the atmospheric condition...

Singapore revamps its digital banking industry

Singapore is about to overhaul its banking industry for the first time in two decades as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently launched the application process for digital bank licenses. The highly-anticipated move finally came two months after MAS chairman and Senior Minister Tharman...

Airlines seeking compensation from Malaysian airport operator

Airlines will be seeking compensation from airport operator Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) after more than four days of delays and disruptions due to a network failure at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The technical glitch at the airport has resulted in tens of...

Malaysian police ban controversial preacher Zakir Naik from speaking on all media

The Royal Malaysia Police have barred Muslim preacher, Dr. Zakir Naik, from speaking on all media, citing national security concerns. The Head of Corporate Communications of the police force Asmawati Ahmad said the order was issued as programs involving Zakir may jeopardize the harmony of...

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