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Abdul Malik Omar

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Founder and Editor of AMO Times, Brunei's Online media publication start-up. He is a 20 year old entrepreneur who aims to make his nation, Brunei Darussalam stand out in the Southeast Asian region. He is currently taking BSc International Enterprise and Business Development in University of Essex, and an active article contributor to Brunei Times and Investvine.
ASEAN students discuss Myanmar’s future role

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In light of Myanmar's recent historic elections, the newly formed London School of Economics Student's Union (LSESU) ASEAN Society screened the movie "The Lady"...

Call to create a national entrepreneurship policy programme in Brunei

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A few years ago, I sat down and talked to a local lady in Brunei. We managed to discuss the entrepreneurial scenery in the...

Brunei Enterprise organises first-ever entrepreneurship conference in London

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Bruneian local students in the UK got a chance to present their ideas in Google Campus London in the first ever Bruneian-held Entrepreneurship Conference...

Taxi business needs more competition in Brunei

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After reading about a taxi driver pleading to have the government curb “illegal” taxi drivers in this local article, I am tempted to say...

International firms rush to cash in on Brunei’s PMB project

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International companies such as Korea's Pyunghwa Engineering Consultant Ltd (PEC) and Singapore's Global Maritime And Port Services Ltd are snatching up lucrative contracts in...

Brunei’s brain drain revised

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The debate on Brunei’s brain drain has again hit a feverish pitch since Hardware Zone published a post entitled “Very severe brain drain as...

Realising Brunei’s economic potential

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Brunei Darussalam, the country situated in the very center of Southeast Asia, has so much to give to the region. Not so much of...

Is capitalism the answer to Brunei’s economic woes?

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With Brunei posting a dismal GDP growth of 1.5 per cent in 2012, it is often easy to point fingers at the government authorities...

Bruneians set to gain from TPPA

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The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which Brunei Darussalam signed in 2005, has sparked new questions among a relatively small circle of Bruneians. The...

Brunei and Taiwan forging closer ties

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Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) last week met with the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in Taiwan and agreed to strengthen bilateral trade...

Message to Bruneian banks: Shape up your customer service

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As years pass, many new banking services have been rolled out to enhance consumer experience in Brunei. Internet banking, ATM debit cards, branches cropping...

“Apple market cap touches $600 billion!” Is Brunei being left out?

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“Apple market cap touches $600 billion!” news reported by the Wall Street Journal on April 10, 2012 speaks volumes about our national economic standing....

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As I cross the city streets and desert dunes of Dubai, I cannot help but wonder how this nation could attain such greatness. Having...

ASEAN and how it matters to the Bruneian youths

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With 70 per cent of the Bruneian current population being youths, there are this massive opportunities to scale their enterprise, trade and influence in ASEAN, writes Abdul Malik Omar, editor of The AMO Times.

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The Samalaju Industrial Park and Tanjung Manis Halal Hub are the two central zones in the SCORE initiative. The two regions are leading the...

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The Sarawak State Planning Unit is responsible for planning socio-economic development programmes that are of benefit to the state. Its flagship long-term plan, SCORE...

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The State Planning Unit of Sarawak is the Sarawak State government Central Agency charged with mapping out the state’s future direction in terms of...

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Business startups are increasing much faster in Malaysia than in most major economies, according to UHY, an international accounting and consultancy firm. The research data...