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Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy On the Line
2017-03-19
  • Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong presents schoolbags for school children from the lower income group (Photo by Datuk Yong Soo Heong)
  • Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong (Photo by Datuk Yong Soo Heong)
  • Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong, represented Bernama when he was Chief Executive (Photo by Datuk Yong Soo Heong)
  • Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong (Photo by Datuk Yong Soo Heong)
  • Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong talks about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy

    Datuk Yong Soo Heong,a Trustee of Yayasan SALAM Malaysia, presents a cheque to the needy (Photo by Datuk Yong Soo Heong)

Datuk Yong Soo Heong was invited by Taiwan’s foreign ministry in late 2016 to witness what the government has been doing to promote the New Southbound Policy. In January this year, he submitted articles to his former company, Bernama, Malaysian national agency and the Edge Financial Daily, the most prestigious business and investment weekly in Malaysia. In his article, he talked about Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in the areas of education and investment. 

 

In the area of education, Datuk Yong Soo Heong said apart from Taiwanese government’s decision to increase the quota of scholarships from 20 to 30 Malaysian students, he said the educational institutions and the Taiwanese government should also hold education fairs in ASEAN countries and provide workshops as well as training to local institution to attract more non-ethnic Chinese to pursue higher education in Taiwan. Currently, around 15,000 Malaysian students, mostly Malaysian Chinese, are studying in Taiwan.

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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Prof.Denys Springer says Taiwan-Saint Lucia relations will grow stronger

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The United Workers Party (UWP) of Saint Lucia won the general election in June 2016 and Prof.Denys Springer, a research fellow at Academia Sinica, the national academy of Taiwan and former director of Government Information Service of Saint Lucia said he believes the relations between Taiwan and Saint Lucia will continue to grow stronger.

 

Prof.Denys Springer said Saint Lucia has benefited a lot from Taiwan in a vast majority of areas including in agriculture, food processing, aquaculture, public health and infrastructure. Prof.Denys Springer stated that Saint Lucia mainly depends on revenue from tourism and banana production, adding that Saint Lucia should transform itself into a high-tech island like Taiwan. Taiwan has helped fight black sigatoka, a banana leaf spot disease and Saint Lucia used to be an important exporter of bananas to Europe.

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Prof.Denys Springer, a research fellow at Academia Sinica, the national academy of Taiwan and former director of Government Information Service of Saint Lucia believes the new administration in Saint Lucia will work closer with the new government of Taiwan.

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Nauru Ambassador Ludwig Keke and Mme Ann Keke share experiences of living in Taiwan

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Mme Ann Keke said the memories they are going to take back to Nauru include the friendliness of the people, the food, the safety of the city and the convenience of multi-purpose convenience stores in Taiwan where you can pick up your laundry or products purchased on line, buy tickets, apart from the normal functions of convenience stores in other countries.

 

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Ambassador Keke is a senior politician and diplomat. He is also the most senior member of Nauru’s Parliament and served as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker once. He was also the envoy of Nauru to Fiji. Ambassador Keke went to Queensland University majoring in dentistry. He was a dentist in Brisbane, Australia before going back to Nauru to serve as a dentist and a politician in 1967. Madame Ann Keke, an Australian of Dutch origin was in Nauru when she met Ambassador Ludwig Keke. They have been happily married for almost fifty years with two sons.

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