Author: Diana Jablonski

MALAYSIA: NEW TECH IMPROVEMENTS SUPPORTED BY PRIME MINISTER NAJIB RAZAK COULD IMPACT COMING ELECTION

DIANA JABLONSKI WRITES – Malaysia’s government believes that providing children in schools with debit card systems and smart boards will prepare them for a brighter future in the advanced digital world. Recent news has proven that the K-12 school system has been improving over time, mainly due to technology, such as the debit card system and the use of smart boards. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid wants to provide debit cards to students to buy food and supplies instead of cash. He has stated that, “We must educate students to be ready for the digital world which is...

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MALAYSIA: PM RACES TO PUT THE BRAKES ON FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX

DIANA JABLONSKI WRITES – For the past 19 years, Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit has hosted the annual Formula One Grand Prix race. This particular race hs consistently attracted one of the largest crowds that Malaysia has ever seen. The race debuted in Malaysia in 1999, and has been part of the nation’s recent history ever since. Prime Minister Najib Razqk commented: “We have hosted this for 19 years and I think we have seen some thrilling events.” Even so, the Malaysian government officially announced that it will no longer host the F1 Grand Prix planned for next April, due...

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MALAYSIA: MAHATHIR MOHAMAD MAKES SURE NAJIB RAZAK IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR RECENT SCANDALS

DIANA JABLONSKI WRITES – The government of Malaysia has been under close observation due to reports of corruption against current Prime Minister Najib Razak. Mahathir Mohamad, the longest serving former Prime Minister in Malaysia, has taken advantage of Razak’s vulnerable state by convincing the Malaysian people that Razak is unfit to lead the country. Mohamad focused on targeting Razak’s actions pertaining to the recent financial scandal involving 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Razak was accused of setting up the 1MDB fund for fraud and money laundering purposes, which was said to have resulted in an amount equivalent to more...

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