Voices

Voices

Interviews, opinions, fresh insights and commentary

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The Bakun Dam in Sarawak is the centre point for the state’s power demands as it feeds heavy industries that need massive amounts of...

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Sarawak Energy Berhad, with Norwegian Torstein Dale Sjotveit at the helm, is poised to become a key player in the provision of hydro and coal power to satisfy the state’s never-ending need for cheap and efficient energy.

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YB Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan is Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management and Minister of Public Utilities, with both agencies...

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Only 20 years ago, a small percentage of Sarawak’s population had access to electricity. Now, with the state on the verge of an economic...

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Middle East investors need not look farther than Sarawak for their investment requirements, with Malaysia’s largest state offering plenty of natural resources, an ideal...

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Forged and shaped in Malaysia, Press Metal has blazed a trail for home-bred companies by investing in Sarawak’s key industrial zone. Its founder talks...

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Consumers are steadily gaining more confidence in Islamic investments with the takaful sector, in particular, exceeding expectations in terms of performance compared with conventional...

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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...

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The Thai government has committed itself to develop the country’s infrastructure with new road and rail networks and the expansion of air and seaports....

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Datuk Amar Wilson, CEO of the agency responsible for managing SCORE, brings 37 solid years of civil service experience to the job as he...

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Before true British colonialism, Sarawak was governed by a dynasty of rulers from Britain, known as the ‘White Rajahs’. James Brooke was the first...

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Sarawak has been ruled for decades by the Barisan Nasional party, which recently won a fresh mandate during state elections. The government believes political...

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The largest state in Malaysia has a colourful history that encompasses the ‘White Rajahs’, colonial rule and finally, integration into Malaysia. It is also...

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After 30 years of steering Sarawak through choppy waters, the real work has only just begun for Chief Minister Taib, who is firmly at...

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1. You started out as a cement manufacturer and diversified into a range of sectors. Does this put you in an ideal position to meet...

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The business ties between Thailand and the Middle East are capable of development, says Anirut Smuthkochorn, Secretary to the Thailand Trade Representative and also...

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Diamrusa Ltd, a Bangkok-based producer of fine jewelry, says Thailand is a “great place” to set up a business in the sector to reach...