A Dash of Silk, Spice and Everything Nice

As the owner of the Mayasilk Group, Datuk Ajay Ubrani is no stranger in the retail fashion scene. Being at the helm of this fashion franchise for over 25 years, his expertise lies in the business of silks, fabrics and fineries. It makes one wonder – where his personal style and passion for his work meets.

World in Brief

Aung San Suu Kyi promises that job creation remains at the heart of their development plan. Economy  Myanmar Bigger Economic Zone, Bigger Returns Following the success of the Thilawa project, which was jointly developed with Japan, Myanmar State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi has proposed the development of a new special economic zone in the […]


Malaysia is a country blessed by abundant natural resources. But instead of flowing with milk and honey, the Klang River has been soiled, landfills have been ever-expanding, and public waste continues to be incinerated en masse. However, Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI) Selangor CEO, Raja Shahreen Raja Othman, has a new vision for Selangor to lead […]


FAMA takes a shine to Agrobazaar online The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA)’s online marketing platform Agrobazaar Online is making its way to becoming a permanent asset after what was meant to be temporary during the COVID-19 Movement Control Order. According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry YB Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah, as […]

Future Proofing Selangor

Whether it is being the single largest contributor to the national GDP, accounting for a quarter of the country’s revenue, or producing the highest number of graduates and creating the most employment opportunities, there are many reasons why Selangor deserves its moniker as “Malaysia’s Golden State”. Having already reached the pinnacle of the nation, Selangor […]

The Klang River Flowing Economic Development Into Selangor

In the world of fast-paced travel by land, rail and air, it is easy to forget the importance that rivers play in socio-economic development. Many great cities and civilisations were built on the back of rivers – the Ancient Romans and the Tiber, the Ancient Egyptians and the Nile, London and the Thames, Paris and […]

Revolutionising Business Process Outsourcing

To paraphrase the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, outsource”. For many companies, business process outsourcing (BPO) allows them to contract certain back-office and front-office functions – such as customer relations, HR management and even accounting – to third-party solutions providers. This in turn frees up resources which can […]


In order to secure the buy-in of stakeholders and educate potential partners on the role SMARTSEL plays in transforming Selangor into a Smart State; it, together with The IBR Asia Group, organised SelTalks – a series of discussions to highlight the efforts being taken to bridge the digital divide in Selangor. Mohamad Suhaimi Mohamad Tahir, […]

IBR Outlook 2019 – The Hurdles Ahead

In 2018, the World Bank revealed that Malaysia’s economy will grow by 4.7 percent, from the previously forecast 4.9 percent. This year, it was revealed by RHB Research Institute that Malaysia’s economy grew by 4.6 percent in 2018, and it will maintain this rate for 2019. The research house compared this to the country’s growth […]

Keeping your Child Nourished

At birth, children with congenital heart diseases such as hole in the heart, tend to have lower birth weights. As the heart has to work harder to pump adequate blood for the body metabolism, children with this condition lack the energy to consume food properly and face nutritional issues such as inadequate calorie intake and […]

The Future is Now

From being curiosities used only by a handful of people, computers are now found in all walks of life. In fact, no business can survive, let alone thrive, without embracing ICT, as Ts Dr-Ing Lau Sian Lun, Associate Professor at Sunway University’s School of Science and Technology, explains in an exclusive article penned for International […]