Amidst the gloom and doom, there were many Malaysians that rose to the occasion and showed that adversity brought out the best in them.
Islamic Mutual Fund Asset Differences Emerge from Pandemic Fitch Ratings-London/Dubai-27 May 2020: The coronavirus pandemic has had materially different effects on Saudi Arabian and Malaysian Islamic fund assets under management (AUM), says Fitch Ratings. AUM in Malaysian Islamic funds decreased by around 15% due to the effects of the pandemic. Conversely, AUM in Saudi Arabian funds increased, making
Reducing dependency on migrant labour has brought opportunities for Arab women in the Gulf and the Middle East but are they ready and prepared to leave the comfort they lived in for generations?
SOMEONE who was in the corridors of national power recently intimated while we discussed national politics that it is time the nation moved from both Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and “prime minister-in-waiting”, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. While that summation neatly captures what animates much of the political goings-on of the moment, there is
The writer says Saudi needs a partnership with US that would “stabilize global energy markets, as Saudi Arabia and the US cooperated to keep energy supplies safe and secure.”
Travel providers are offering all kinds of deals for Valentine’s Day, from discounted fares to Australia (25% off) to two-for-one train tickets on Amtrak. Of course they are promoting love, but they have a simple ulterior motive as well—to sell twice as many tickets, two by two by two like boarding Noah’s Ark. Air New
In his quest for absolute control and to prolong his stay in power, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has turned the country into a de facto one-party state and prepared his eldest son for a dynastic succession. This quest has been pursued at the cost of his people’s political and civil rights. And in light
The worries of the Long War Journal is understandable but has it not been like that for decades that is the Taliban is there in open fights when they want to?
How’s this for a nice little nightmare? Imagine that Iran responds to another Qassem Soleimani-style provocation with a missile barrage that sinks a $40-billion aircraft carrier with 6,000 personnel on board. The US response is ferocious. But then comes the unexpected: a nuclear-tipped SLBM, or submarine-launched ballistic missile, that scores a direct hit on central
In parts of Syria dubbed “de-escalation zones” by the government, what could yet prove a new regional conflict is escalating fast. Its protagonists, Turkey on one side and the Syrian government with its Russian backers on the other, had only a few months ago looked open to forging a new alliance. Instead, they are now