Monthly Archives: June 2007

EU says Malaysia’s ethnic policies a barrier to trade

A European Union envoy Thursday said Malaysia’s racial quota policy favouring the majority ethnic Malays is detrimental to the country and could hinder a free-trade agreement. EU ambassador to Malaysia, Thierry Rommel said Malaysia’s attractiveness to foreign investors has weakened

Posted in bernas, NEP, [s]Thierry Rommel on Malaysia's NEP

Inefficient Puspakom hikes fees

Commercial vehicle owners are not happy with Puspakom‘s fee hike saying its service had been poor and inefficient. »Sometimes, we have to wait a whole day to get our vehicles inspected« ER SUI SEE Pan Malaysian Lorry Owners Association president

Posted in BN government, jijik

EU’s envoy blasts Malaysia’s privileges to majority Malays

Europe’s top envoy to Malaysia Thursday urged the government to roll back its affirmative action policy for majority Malays, saying it is discriminatory and amounts to protectionism against foreign companies. In unusually frank comments that ignored diplomatic niceties, Thierry Rommel

Posted in bernas, NEP, [s]Thierry Rommel on Malaysia's NEP

Experts cautious on Malaysian oil pipeline

Oil industry players have given only cautious approval to Malaysia’s multi-billion-dollar northern pipeline project, citing slowing oil demand in the Asian region and cost concerns. The owner of the project has said it will cost $7 billion dollars over seven

Posted in Uncategorized

Nazri’s exemplary Parliamentary language

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz was speaking about Malaysia’s poor ratings on the Transparency International corruption index when Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang stood up and accused the Government of not doing anything about corruption. 

Posted in jijik, nazri

Nazri says Malaysia’s image not affected by ‘bocor’ remarks

THE Cabinet acted correctly in handling the “bocor” remarks made by two MPs in Parliament.  Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said Malaysia’s image was also not affected as the case was not one of systematic

Posted in khayal, kosong, nazri

‘Bocor’ remark hurts Malaysia

I would wish to convey a “third party” opinion, prodded by internal discussions on the possible effect of sexist remarks, such as the bocor remark, by prominent Malaysian citizens on Malaysia’s international reputation. The short answer to this pertinent question

Posted in bernas
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