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Japanese banks open to extending yen credit to Malaysia

  • Jun 18, 2018
Japanese ambassador to Malaysia Dr Makio Miyagawa says Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) is also considering the proposal. PUTRAJAYA: Several Japanese banking institutions are receptive towards extending yen credit in the form of soft loans to Malaysia, said Japanese ambassador to Malaysia Dr Makio Miyagawa.He said the Japanese prime minister sent a “clear-cut” message that the government and private sector should consider the request by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.Ma
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PM hopes Japanese universities will open branches in M'sia

  • Jun 12, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed his hope that Japanese universities will open their branches in Malaysia although there are constraints in their policy and funding.He said the cost of opening a university branch is much lower and Malaysians could avail themselves of Japanese education.At the same time, Mahathir said poor countries from Africa and Asia could send their students to Malaysia without having to go to Japan."We pointed out to them that now we have four British universitie
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Malaysia asking for yen credit to help with national debt, says Dr Mahathir

  • Jun 12, 2018
MALAYSIA is asking Japan for credit as part of efforts to resolve its debt problem, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.Speaking at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Dr Mahathir said he was told Japan was considering the request.“I have explained the financial problem faced by Malaysia, and towards solving this financial problem, I have requested for yen credit from Japan and Mr Abe, the prime minister, will study this request,” Dr Mahathir said.He d
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Experts: Dr M’s Japan visit reduces dependency on China

  • Jun 8, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is likely to take the opportunity in his upcoming trip to Japan drum up foreign investment and reduce Malaysia’s dependency on China, according to several foreign policy experts.One of them, Universiti Malaysia Sabah associate professor of politics and international relations, Lai Yew Meng, said there may be a need for Malaysia to reduce its trade dependency on China, though a drastic change is not expected since Mahathir had assured China is not a threat.He
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Japan looking forward to revive Look East policy with M'sia

  • Jun 7, 2018
The Japanese government is looking forward to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's plan to revive the Look East policy that he first introduced back in the 1980s.Its ambassador to Malaysia, Makio Miyagawa, said the Japanese government is honoured to host Mahathir as a speaker at the 24th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo."This is going to be a very good opportunity for us to hear from him the fundamental policies of the new administration."We will certainly welcome the retu
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With Japan trip, Dr M expected to Look East again

  • Jun 2, 2018
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad plans to reignite the Look East policy that he introduced in the 1980s when he speaks at the 24th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Japan, to be held on June 11 and 12 this year.Confirming to the media here that he would be going to Japan for the annual conference organised by Nikkei-Shimbun, he hoped his proposed trip would also strengthen relationship between Malaysia and Japan.“I go to Japan every year to (attend the forum and) talk on the
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Dr M to visit Japan next month

  • May 24, 2018
Dr Mahathir Mohamed was today congratulated on his appointment as Prime Minister and the formation of the new government by his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. According to the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement, Abe called Mahathir at 11.45 am and both talked about strengthening bilateral ties. They also discussed the impending visit by Mahathir to Japan next month for the annual Nikkei Conference. Mahathir also expressed his appreciation over Japan’s assistance in Malaysia
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Which Government Is The Most Transparent In Asia?

  • Apr 5, 2018
Japan has the most open government system in Asia, according to the recently released World Justice Project.The report measures whether country’s basic laws and information on legal rights are publicly available, presented in simple language and if there is civic participation and complaint mechanisms. It also measures if the processes by which the laws are enacted and administered are accessible, fair, and efficient.According to the World Justice Project none of the Asian countries figure in
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