ASEAN BUSINESS

Lockdowns in Malaysia 'will affect sentiment more than business'

THE two-week partial lockdown that is now in effect in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, the administrative capital Putrajaya and the states of Sabah and Selangor is not likely to have a significant impact on the economy, according to analysts at MIDF Research.

ASEAN BUSINESS

Sino-Malaysia ties 'on track despite Belt & Road project renegotiation'

THE Malaysian government's recent announcement to reroute and reassess the cost and schedule of the massive US$10.6 billion rail project under China's "Belt and Road" trade initiative strikes a positive tone for Sino-Malaysia relations.