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Foxconn and RIM plan investments in Malaysia

16 August, 2011 | Written by Patchay at 12:49 AM in ,

Foxconn and Research In Motion have expressed interest to invest in Malaysia

Foxconn Technology Group, world famous for making iPhones and iPads for Apple Inc has been rumoured to have received an investment license to operate in Kulai, a town in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, according to news reports in Taiwan.

The Taiwanese company is the world's largest maker of electronic components including printed circuit boards. It is the largest exporter and largest private employer in Mainland China.

Meanwhile, Canada's Research In Motion Limited, the company behind BlackBerry smartphones are planning to invest in setting up its own manufacturing plant either in Penang, Malaysia or in Indonesia.

In the meantime, since July 2011, the company has begun its Malaysian production via a third party plant owned by Flextronics in Penang.

Singapore-headquartered Flextronics International is one of RIM's largest supplier partner. Flextronics has at least 6 plants in Malaysia.

Despite the gloomy global economy, Asia will lead growth with China, Indonesia and India leading other Asian trading nations.

Malaysia alone aims to achieve US$10 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows this year. If achieved, it will be the highest ever recorded topping last year's US$9.1 billion.

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Starbucks Coffee Copycats

09 August, 2011 | Written by Patchay at 10:37 PM in ,

According to some bloggers, "Star Fucks Coffe" was spotted in the city of Liuzhou, Guangxi Province in the P.R. of China.

As you can see, the logo stated "Porn Queen". Is that a humor or insult?

This is really a true Chinese creation.

Bucks mean dollars, so by re-arranging the words, you actually mean "coffee that will bring you money."

And now this is the local version:

In the most rural highlands of Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo, there is actually a demand for Starbucks Coffee.

(Kopi means coffee in Malay/Indonesian)

United States-based engineering and architectural firm, AECOM, has been picked to carry out the River of Life (RoL) project costing about RM1 billion which includes the beautification of a 10.7km stretch of the Klang and Gombak River Corridor.

Once ready, the area will offer visitors nice views and feature amenities such as pedestrian and bicycle walkways, retail outlets, eateries and other attractions.

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