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          Updated:  January 23, 2015

• Q1 rice exports to reach 900,000 tonnes 2015
Rice exporters are expected to ship 900,000 tonnes of the grain abroad in the first quarter of this year.

• Najib arrives in Zurich to attend 45th World Economic Forum
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, arrived here late Wednesday to attend the 45th World Economic

• Myanmar's military says will not unilaterally stage a coup
Myanmar's military commander-in-chief gave the assurance on Wednesday (Jan 21) that the military would not unilaterally stage a coup. However

• Local company eyes deployment of human transporters
Brunei: LOCAL security and electronics company Oregon Systems is seeking to create a market for personal transporters, which have been adopted

• EU's Portugal opens doors to Pinoy investors
In a quest to rediscover its Philippines ties, Portugal is opening its doors to Filipino investors as gateway to the European Union.

          Updated 23 January, 2015

Singapore
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +41.21 points higher or +1.22% to 3411.5, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.38%.

Malaysia
The FBM KLCI index gained 21.33 points or 1.20% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.69% to 15676.29 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.37% to 1310.5 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.14% to 7932.09 points. The market traded within a range of 20.55 points between an intra-day high of 1809.33 and a low of 1788.78 during the session. More

     
Updated: January 23, 2015

Najib’s Political Battles Pose a Challenge to his Foreign Policy Agenda
Challenges at home suggest Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak could face an uphill battle in pursuing his foreign policy goals in the year ahead. The long-simmering battle between Najib and former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has erupted into a public spat that must have Najib looking over his shoulder given Mahathir’s role in ousting his predecessor, Abdullah Badawi.

As a result Najib finds himself flanked on the right by Perkasa, the equivalent of the Tea Party within his ruling United Malays National Organization (UMNO), and on the left by the opposition coalition led by former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim. No move Najib makes will please all Malaysians, and perhaps not even many, in this constrained environment. More
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    Updated:January 23, 2015

Biweekly Update

Indonesia

Jokowi delays National Police chief appointment amid outcry. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on January 16 indefinitely delayed his appointment of Budi Gunawan as Indonesia’s next National Police chief in the face of widespread criticism. The Corruption Eradication Commission on January 12 said it is investigating Budi for corruption over irregularities in his bank account. Jokowi has nevertheless refused to withdraw Budi’s nomination for the position, and the House of Representatives approved his appointment two days after the commission’s announcement. More













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