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Interview with Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati On the Line
2017-01-15
  • Interview with Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati

    Interview with Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati

    Kiribati (Photo taken from Office of the President of Kiribati)
  • Interview with Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati

    Interview with Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati

    Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati
  • Interview with Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati

    Interview with Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati

    Kiribati (photo taken from Office of the President of Kiribati)
  • Interview with Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati

    Interview with Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati

    Amb.Teekoa Iuta, the Ambassador of Kiribati

The Ambassador of Kiribati, Amb.Teekoa Iuta said apart from climate change,  Kiribati faces population growth and diseases. Overpopulation is due to the uneven distribution of the population in urban areas such as South Tarawa, the capital city, with a population density of over 3,000 per square km.

 

The government has been thinking about the redistribution of the population but it has to do with the economic situation in the rural areas. According to Amb.Teekoa Iuta, Taiwan’s technical mission has been assisting with the agricultural and technical support to encourage more young people to move to the rural areas. The government has also been working with churches in the field of birth control as Kiribati is predominantly Roman Catholic which is opposed to artificial contraception.

 

Datuk Adeline Leong says she hopes to promote more Taiwan-Malaysia exchanges

Datuk Adeline Leong says she hopes to promote more Taiwan-Malaysia exchanges

Datuk Adeline Leong says she hopes to promote more Taiwan-Malaysia exchanges

2016-08-07 01:00:00

Datuk Adeline Leong, the representative of Malaysia said she hopes the bilateral trade and investment between Taiwan and Malaysia can be further enhanced. More than 1,750 Taiwanese companies have invested in Malaysia. And there have been 40 cases of Malaysian investment in Taiwan up to May with a total amount of USD$12.7 million.

 

Datuk Adeline Leong, the representative of Malaysia said a leading real estate company from Taiwan has set up branches in Malaysia to promote the sale of high-end properties in Malaysia to Taiwanese. Around 100 Taiwanese have participated in Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) program where most of them had purchased properties in Malaysia. MM2H is an international residency program enacted by the Malaysian government to allow foreigners to live in Malaysia on a long-stay visa.

 

Asked what the Malaysian representative office in Taiwan hopes to achieve in the near future, Datuk Adeline Leong said she hopes to promote more people-to-people contact and hopes there will be a sister city relationship between the two capital cities of Taipei and Kuala Lumpur. As a member of the Rotary Club International, she already witnessed the close contact between clubs in Taiwan and Malaysia.

 

To find out more, let’s hear from Datuk Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC), Ms.Jamaliah Jamaludin (JJ), director of MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation), Ms.Nurullydia Ahmad, director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Mr.Ahmad Faisal Mohamed, director of Malaysia Tourism Board and Ms.Daphne Chou, project manager of MATRADE.

 

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Song of the Wagons

Du Fu -- Song of the Wagons

Du Fu -- Song of the Wagons

2016-08-02 15:19:15

On this week's Book of Odes, another poem from the great Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu tells of the heartache of conscript soldiers being sent from their villages to guard the western frontiers of the empire.

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Datuk Adeline Leong says people to people contact between Taiwan and Malaysia has increased

Datuk Adeline Leong says people to people contact between Taiwan and Malaysia has increased

Datuk Adeline Leong says people to people contact between Taiwan and Malaysia has increased

2016-07-31 01:00:00

Datuk Adeline Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC) said people to people contact between Taiwan and Malaysia has increased over the years.

 

In March this year, Taiwan’s budget airline launched its flight to Sabah, a popular destination for Taiwanese because of its scenic beauty. Ahmad Faisal Mohamed, the director of Malaysia Tourism Board said in 2015, around 283,000 Taiwanese visited Malaysia, an increase of 34% over the five-year period with a total number of 211,000 Taiwanese arrivals in 2011.

 

In the area of trade and investment, Taiwan has become 10 top approved investment source of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) into Malaysia with approved investment of 1.3 billion MYR (around USD$329 million). Between January and May this year, there were 40 cases of Malaysian investment in Taiwan with a total amount of USD$12.7 million.

 

To find out more, let’s hear from Datuk Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC), Ms.Jamaliah Jamaludin (JJ), director of MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation), Ms.Nurullydia Ahmad, director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Mr.Ahmad Faisal Mohamed, director of Malaysia Tourism Board and Ms.Daphne Chou, project manager of MATRADE.

 

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MFTC says Taiwan-Malaysia relationship is strong

MFTC says Taiwan-Malaysia relationship is strong

MFTC says Taiwan-Malaysia relationship is strong

2016-07-24 01:00:00

Datuk Adeline Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC) said MFTC functions as the Malaysian representative office in Taiwan with offices including the visa and consular office, the trade division, the investment division, the tourism office and the general affairs office. MFTC promotes bilateral exchanges between Taiwan and Malaysia and looks after the interests of some 5,000 Malaysian citizens living and working in Taiwan and 16,000 Malaysian students studying here. 

 

In 2015, the bilateral trade was US$ 15.44 billion, a slight decrease over 2014 with the total amount of US$18 billion. Jamaliah Jamaludin (JJ), the director of MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation) said the bilateral trade in the first four months of this year increased by 1.6%. 

  

Our guests today are Datuk Leong, the representative of Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre (MFTC), Ms.Jamaliah Jamaludin (JJ), director of MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation), Ms.Nurullydia Ahmad, director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Mr.Ahmad Faisal Mohamed, director of Malaysia Tourism Board and Ms.Daphne Chou, project manager of MATRADE.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDjVuC_QPM4

 

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