Overseas Investment Projects Open, Australia Ready For More Malaysian Investors

Overseas Investment Projects Open, Australia Ready For More Malaysian Investors

Overseas Investment Projects Open, Australia Ready For More Malaysian Investors

Australia has been a migrating destination most sought after by Malaysian investors for many years.

Driven by the country’s economic and political stability that offers diversity of opportunities, education and human rights protection, Australia is ranked by UNDP (United Nations Human Development) as the second-best country in the world for quality life following their “Human Development Index” statistics assessment.
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Australia one of the most medically-advanced country

Australia is also in the top 10 of most medically-advanced countries in the world with over US$5.5 billion invested in their medical research, which ensures better medical assurance and treatment quality. [2]

Better and more trusted law equity

One of the top reasons that makes Australia one of the best choices for migration is their better and more trusted law equity. Australia is best known as a country that spends every dollar of its tax-payers money on the well-being of its citizens.

4th best country for education

Education has been one of the primary factors taken into consideration when choosing a country to migrate for the family. With Australia ranked as 4th best country in the world for education [3] many have made it one of their top migrating destinations for the betterment of their children’s education.

Though national standards were implemented in 2014, each state is tasked in managing their own education system to ensure its quality education is up-to- par with their high Human Development Index.

One of the best countries for Business and Investment

In Australia, the state government has zero interference over the conduct of private businesses, another plus point for business migrants choosing Australia as their preferred investment destination.

With its strong, sustained economic growth, Australia has opened up more projects that target overseas investors, intending to expand their business and migrate to Australia.

Migration into Australia is made even more appealing by its cultural diverse and beautiful natural environment, its world-class sporting facilities as well as an enviable lifestyle.

Australia also tops a one of the best countries for retirement [4] showing an increasing numbers of migration by successful investor opting to settle down and retire in Australia.

The Australian Migration Agents Pty Ltd (AMA) invites qualifying business owners and investors to a cost-free seminar. This seminar will allow you to understand and strategize your business and investment as a gateway to obtaining Australian Permanent Residency in Australia.

There will be discussions on the latest Commonwealth government migration regulations, eligibility rules and policies on State Nomination, types of visas and details on projects available for overseas investors.

Eligible investors will be expedited for a meeting with State Nomination Body to discuss their intentions.

Presenting at the seminar is a prominent Australian Migration agent with over 27 years of practice hands-on experience, CEO of Australian Migration Agents Mr. Robert Chelliah.

Exclusively made available for seminar participants is a question-and-answer session with Western Australia Investment and Business Specialist Mr. Hermann Steeger.

Through AMA they will assist you in your business strategizing and expansion into Australia, providing a one stop platform, step by step guidance and assistance to the applicant and their family from beginning to Post Arrival Support Services (Final and settlement stage for successful applicants.)

Australia is hoping to attract more overseas investors with the availability of projects in the selected fields such as Ecotourism, Food & Beverage, Hospitality Industries, Property Ownership and Development, Agro cultivation and Commercial Horticulture.

AMA has hundreds of proven and outstanding winning records in facilitating investors with their business expansion and investment plans into Australia.

Chelliah is an expert in legislative migration and handling complex cases, he is a skilled strategist and also a well known media commentator.

With a 100% success track record, Chelliah has over 40 years of working experience with the Australian Commonwealth government Immigration Department making AMA one of the longest serving migration agents in Australia.

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Chelliah added,

“Now appears to be the best time for investors to truly ride on these investment opportunities before the Australian Department of Immigration again revamps their migration legislatives.”

Take part in the benefit of their excellent education system that is made available and affordable by the Australian Government Department of Education, in an effort to ensure they retain their 99% literacy rate while working towards a 100% literacy rate. [5]

Australia is confident of seeing an increase in overseas investors with the amount of investment projects offered by its financial institutions and government bonds. It is through these investments, applicants have a better opportunity to migrate and experience living in Australia.

Register now to secure seats at a seminar near you!

Kuala Lumpur

Venue:Hilton Hotel,PJ
Date:Sunday, 23rd July 2017
Time:02:00 – 06:00 PM

Penang

Venue:Bayview Hotel, Penang
Date:Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Time:02:00 – 06:00 PM

Johor Bahru

Venue:KSL Hotel, JB
Date:Friday, 21st July 2017
Time:02:00 – 06:00 PM

Speak to Robert: +60123482961

*Admission is strictly by pre-registration ONLY owing to limited seats.

Details of available projects:

  • W.A seafood and honey – Export Stock Ownership >AU$500,000
  • Supermarket – Grocers – Investment Value >AU$500,000
  • Property Development – Apartment, townhouse project – Land ownership >AU$1Million
  • Commercial Warehouse – Poultry and food produce – Ownership > AU$1Million
  • Manufacturing – Business Ownership AU$1.2Million
  • Property Development – Luxury villas project >AU$1.5Million
  • By the end of the settlement process, investors will obtain partial refund of their professional fees upon the confirmation of their consignment with the available proposed projects.

    Types of business visas and financial requirements:

    VISA 132 – Business Talent; Stream A – Business History. (Permanent Visa)

  • Business owners with businesses annual turnover of at least AU$3 million
  • Business ownership with 30% business equity
  • At least AU$400,000 business equity value
  • Personal and business assets of at least AU$1.5 million
  • 2. VISA 188 – Business Innovation Stream. (Provisional Visa)

  • Business owners with businesses annual turnover of at least AU$500,000 over 2 years
  • Personal and business assets of at least AU$800,000
  • Business ownership with 30% business equity
  • 65 score points assessment
  • 3. VISA 188 – Business Investor Stream. (Provisional Visa)

  • Business and personal assets of at least AU$2.25 million
  • Interest bearing capital guaranteed investment of at least AU$1.5 million
  • Business ownership with 30% business equity
  • 65 score points assessment
  • 4. VISA 188C – Significant Investor Visa (SIV)

  • Total assets of AU$5 million in managed funds
  • Points test exemption, no age and language proficiency requirements
  • No Australian residence tax obligations
  • Complete 160 days of residency in 4 years
  • *Other business visa categories available
    *Private counselling available post seminar

    Other business and investment fields open to investors:

  • Commercial and domestic property development
  • Eco tourism
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Food and Beverage
  • Agro cultivation and Commercial Horticulture
  • Retail Outlets
  • Many other areas
  • Attend the seminar and discover how you can make your migration plans a reality.

    AMA is an Australian migration agency established in 1994 that practices with the highest integrity and ethics complying with their mission statement of:

    “WE DO ONLY ONE THING & WE DO IT BEST!”

    Malaysia’s 14th General Election: THE BIG ISSUES

    Malaysia’s 14th General Election: THE BIG ISSUES

    Malaysia’s 14th General Election: THE BIG ISSUES

    ANNOUNCING NEW BOOK!

    The book is yours for FREE if you subscribe or renew your Malaysiakini subscription for 2 years at RM288 from July 1 to July 31.

    *Terms & Conditions Apply

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    Malaysia’s 14th general election will no doubt be fought between a Barisan Nasional coalition that boasts its sixty years of “stable rule” and a Pakatan Rakyat coalition calling on the electorate to “save Malaysia” from the BN’s kleptocracy. Malaysian voters will likely be treated to tirades about current scandals including 1MDB, as well as past scandals, now that the former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir has joined the Opposition. But what are the big issues of this election?

    This book, a compilation of the author’s recent writings, discusses the important issues confronting Malaysian society today. If any sustainable democratic progress is to be made in this country, it is crucial that voters are informed and demand that candidates and their parties clarify their stand on these issues well before Election Day. The author, Kua Kia Soong concludes with an alternative programme for Malaysia that is both inclusive and progressive – ‘Manifesto of the 99%’ by The Left Coalition, to transcend the years of corruption, neo-liberal capitalism and lack of democracy. Failure to learn the lessons of the last sixty years of BN rule will condemn the country to a further dysfunctional future for the vast majority of Malaysians.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Dr. Kua Kia Soong is a director of SUARAM. He was arrested under the Internal Security Act during “Operation Lalang” in 1987 and detained for 445 days without trial. Upon his release in 1989, he helped to found SUARAM (Suara Rakyat Malaysia), the leading human rights organization in Malaysia.

    Together with other civil rights activists, he joined the Opposition Front in 1990 and was elected Opposition Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya from 1990 to 1995. He was prisoner of conscience for a second time in 1996 when he spent seven days in prison with other activists for organizing the Second Asia Pacific Conference on East Timor which was disrupted by a mob from the ruling coalition.

    He was the Principle of the New Era College, a non-profit tertiary-level institution run by the Chinese education movement (2000-2008); Director of Huazi Research Center set up by the Malaysian Chinese community (1985-90) and Academic Adviser to the Independent Chinese Secondary Schools (1983-85).

    Kua received his BA Econ (1975), MA Econ (1976) and PhD in Sociology (1981) from Manchester University, UK. He was a lecturer in sociology at the National University of Singapore in 1978-79.

    CONTENTS

    Part 1: Questioning Pakatan Harapan

    • Saving Malaysia: From Reformism To Opportunism
    • Is the Anti-Najib Coalition A United Front?
    • Do Harapan Politicians Speak For All ISA Detainees?
    • Pakatan’s Unacceptable Tolerance Of Corruption
    • Policyless ‘Pakatun’ Parties
    • Mahathir’s ‘Bumi-Only’ Party Neither Civil Nor Hopeful
    • The Chief Minister’s Blame Frame
    • Time to Limit Terms For All Elected Officials
    • Voting According To One’s Conscience
    • Never Lose Your Dignity, Anwar Ibrahim
    • I Would Prefer Kit Siang As Attorney-General
    • Kak Wan: Eternal Interim Whatever
    • Najib Merely Modeling Mahathir on Foreign Investments
    • Those Were The Days of Hope

    Part 2: Questioning Barisan Nasional

    • Aye To RCI’s On 1MDB, Forex Losses And BMF Scandals
    • Malaysia Transforming into A Police State
    • Does A Critical Thinking Society Ban A Course On Marxism?
    • The Malaysian State’s Assorted Phobias
    • Have Non-Malays Always Shunned The Security Forces?
    • Time To Ditch Narrow National Cultural Policy
    • What’s UEC Recognition Got To Do With Sovereignty?
    • Making Sense Of Rather Petrifying Raja Petra
    • Tribunal Findings On 1965 Indonesian Genocide
    • Is NCC2 A Step Forward For Our Nation?
    • Lay Off Malaysiakini & BERSIH
    • How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria With SOSMA?
    • Ineffectual Enforcement & Selective Prosecutions
    • Is BRIM Corruption Or Crass Populism?
    • Keep The Constitution Secular And Inclusive
    • What Are Malaysia’s Defence Priorities?

    Conclusion: Manifesto Of The 99%* By The Left Coalition

    What The Readers Say

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    Dr Ariffin Omar, Former lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia

    “This timely book by Dr. Kua Kia Soong will not only stand the test of time but will remain a classic reference for years to come… It will be a hard struggle for Malaysians to take back the country from the hands of corrupt and indifferent politicians. Yet we must fight on and Kua has given clear pointers of the issues that we must confront and resolve.”

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    Fuad Rahmat, Business FM

    “Finally, an honest and critical look into what Malaysians can expect for the next general elections. Kua writes with verve and profundity, raising difficult questions but always in the end grounded on the conviction that a better world is possible. He speaks truth to power. Look no further for the right balance of academic inquiry and accessibility.”

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    Gayathry Venkiteswaran - Centre for Independent Journalism

    “Kua’s book is a must read for his critical and valuable analysis of the political, economic and social landscapes shaping Malaysia. He challenges the neo-liberal framework that has defined the policies of both the ruling government and opposition political parties, and offers a very much needed inspiration for the way forward.”

    The book is yours for FREE if you subscribe or renew your Malaysiakini subscription for 2 years at RM288 from July 1 to July 31.

    *Terms & Conditions Apply

    Appeal for lighting up a Ranau village

    Appeal for lighting up a Ranau village

    Appeal for lighting up a Ranau village

    Public Appeal

    To raise fund for a hydro project that can bring light to a remote village in the interior of Sabah, Kg Pakolen, Ranau-some 5 hours drive from the state capital Kota Kinabalu. The hydro project is aimed at generating 7.5kw to cater for 20 houses in the marginalised village. Since most urbanites will complain loudly even if we suffer black out for a few minutes we hope that you can feel for the deprivation of these villagers who have to live with it for decades!

    Villagers’ Effort

    Some of the villagers had tried to design and install their own hydro -but failed to go beyond providing for a few houses and for limited time of the day. They therefore request outside help-which we responded. up to 1/3 of Borneo’s villagers live without lighting from main grid electric supply.

    Progress of Project

    We have conducted 2 recce trips to collect data on the water source and the villagers so far. We have come out with a design, a budget-and now it is time to raise the fund so we can purchase the material needed, fabricate the hydro machine, and pay for logistics to send material to the village. We call upon all caring Malaysians to help us bring light to these dark villages around the country-so, in the long term, all citizens are able to access this very basic amenity!

    How you can help:

    1. Donation

    The budget for the project is RM45k. It will only take 500 donors to chip in Rm90.00 each to reach the target! Let’s start from today! To donate please bank into our official account:

    Lightup Borneo PLT; Public Bank, Account number: 3182753709

    We will update readers of the collection daily to keep you updated on our progress!

    2. Volunteer

    You are welcome to volunteer for the full 4 day installation or part of it to join villagers in:

  • Providing labor(installing pipes, wiring), villagers will not be enough to handle the job by themselves;
  • Provide logistic support. eg transport, cooking etc;
  • Do documentation etc.
  • We can pick up volunteers who fly in at KKIA airport. We will transport volunteers from KK or Ranau to go to the village and return.
    Accommodation will be at a small community hall, a couple of villagers’ house and camping.
    Meals will be provided to volunteers – but volunteers need to take turn to cook or form a cooking team.
    What to bring for volunteers: sleeping bag, raincoat, warm cloth, tracking shoes, insect repellent, torch light, power banks/batteries.

    3. Promotion

    Feel free to repost/share/forward this appeal to all your friends/social media so that we can beat the deadline to raise the fund needed to purchase the material/pay logistics for the project!We hope that Malaysians can come together to further our campaign to bring light to dark communities around the country.

    Light for all! All for light!

    Enq. lightupborneo2013@gmail.com

    Blueair unveils revamped product range

    Blueair unveils revamped product range

    Blueair unveils revamped new classic product range, better performing, sleeker and with clean air intelligence inside.

    First unveiled during the IFA Berlin2015 tech show the much anticipated revamped Classic range is now available in Malaysia since April 2017.

    Complete with a new built-in intelligent air monitoring system called ‘Aware’, a more convenient user interface, improved clean air delivery rates, and new design features enabling improved airflow and quieter operation to ensure that your home is safe from pollutants.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that Europe’s air pollution cost in 2010 alone is a staggering 1.6 trillion US dollars, as a result of the approximately 600,000 deaths and diseases it caused.

    “Blueair’s new technology puts people in control of the air they breathe and makes healthy living and improved well being as effortless as having a robot vacuum cleaner. The Blueair Classic minimizes triggers for people who suffer from allergies and asthma by cleaning indoor air from 99.97 percent of all pollutants, which is great news for our customers and those they care for,”

    said Karin Kruse, Global Product Marketing Manager

    In a report, the WHO estimated that about 7 million people worldwide died as a result of air pollution exposure in 2012 alone. South-East Asia and the Western Pacific areas are the regions in which health is most affected by air pollution, with approximately 3.3 million deaths linked to indoor air pollution and 2.6 million to outdoor air pollution.

    Concentrations of many samples of air contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are also consistently higher indoors than outdoors. An EPA study covering six communities in various parts of the US found indoor VOC levels up to 10 times higher than outdoors, even in locations with significant outdoor air pollution sources, such as petrochemical plants.

    The Blueair Classic air purifier has been designed to protect you and your family from deadly pollutants inside your home.

    The enhanced features of the new Classic also includes a more energy-efficient motor as well as a user-friendly interface under a top lid that flips open to reveal the electronic display indicating when a filter needs changing, a WiFi indicator, operating speed indicator and indicators showing levels of PM2.5 dust and VOCs (volatile organic chemicals) in the indoor air.

    “The new edition of the Blueair Classic reflects our commitment in leveraging connected home opportunities to make it easier for homeowners and businesses alike to benefit from cleaner, healthier air as they move through their day,”

    said Karin Kruse.

    She said the enhancements and benefits offered by Blueair’s latest iteration of its Classic product line reflects customer insight that air purifiers should be mobile, non-intrusive and capable of working while a person sleeps, jogs, eats, works, prepares food or reads a magazine while commuting.

    In a nutshell, Blueair’s Classic air purifiers are easy to configure, easy to maintain, and perform excellently. It is a no-brainer choice for air purifiers currently offered in the market. Blueair offers a literal plug and play solution that is essential for all homes and indoor spaces. The New Classic product line now comes with 6 different models to match all space requirements and easily available throughout nation via 43 different locations.

    Visit Blueair to learn more how to breath better

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    The Malaysian Education Dilemma

    The Malaysian Education Dilemma

    The Malaysian Education Dilemma

    Malaysian teaching methods have changed little since the establishment of the Penang Free school in 1816, with students still sitting in classrooms with pencils and pads of paper, writing what teachers tell them to.

    The stagnation of our teaching methods has led to the lack of innovation amongst students and teachers in the country.

    The turn of the millennium has led to countless technological innovations. In the past 10 years, social, transportational, industrial, and administrative technologies have grown by leaps and bounds.

    But for some reason, there has been no significant technological change in the teaching methods of Malaysian education in the past century. Education, seen to be one of the most important foundations of a developing country, has effectively been put on hold.

    Studies have shown that technology and media can enhance early childhood practice when integrated into the environment, curriculum, and daily routines.

    This is because the use of technology contributes to the stimulation of the brain during early childhood, making information easily understandable and entertaining.

    The same study also found that technology is an effective tool for dual language learners because it provides features that allow students to practice secondary languages which they would otherwise not be able to do outside their classrooms. Useful in a bi-lingual society such as Malaysia.

    The lack of development of the local education system becomes apparent when we compare ourselves to the advanced teaching technology that some Western European and Asian countries have been using for years.

    Countries such as the Netherlands, have incorporated technology into their education system and since been ranked one of the top ten performing countries in science, math and reading scores.

    South Korea, another country that topped the lists, incorporates projectors and electronic flashcards into all their public schools. Singapore, our neighbour and the country that took first place in the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) rankings, provides laptops for public school students.

    Malaysia on the other hand, came in at a dismal 52 out of 76 ranked countries on the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s education quality list.

    Another study focusing on mathematics and science showed Malaysia scoring 465 in mathematics and 471 in science. Other nations worldwide have scored an average of 500 points.

    There have, of course, been attempts by the Malaysian government to bring local public schools into the 21st century, such as 1Bestari Net which aimed to provide 4G connectivity to 10,000 schools. However, the government contract, slated to run up a cost of RM4.077 billion over the course of 15 years, has since been described by the Public Accounts Committee to be “failed”.

    Since then, private companies have been taking matters into their own hands and crafted their own education models designed for early childhood development. One of these companies is Eduspec.

    In an age where digital literacy has become a mandatory job skill, Eduspec emphasizes on guiding early childhood educators and students in the use, integration, and evaluation of technology.

    Eduspec has launched three main courses in Malaysia so far, computational thinking, robotics and coding for primary schoolers. The programs have been crafted with the consultation of experts on early childhood education from Carnegie Mellon University.

    Has the Malaysian education system come to a point where we must rely on private companies to bring it into the future?

    Huawei improves on the perfect with the P10

    Huawei improves on the perfect with the P10

    Huawei improves on the perfect with the P10

    The P10 defies the odds by improving on what was already great in the P9

    Huawei’s P10 has managed to surpass its predecessor by improving on what was already one of the best smartphones on the market.

    Huawei’s trademark spin in their smartphone designs comes by adding their own touch to the technology that already exists in mobile engineering landscape, for example, Huawei does not only implement android technology like some other smartphone makers do, but incorporates their EMUI 5.1 software that features machine learning. Huawei also makes their own chipsets from scratch and was the first smartphone maker to seriously consider incorporating dual lens photography at a high-performance level.

    The new P10 now builds on that existing technology by upgrading the monochrome sensor on the rear camera from the original 12MP to the current 20MP on the P10. Huawei’s newest flagship product will also be the first smartphone to feature the company’s lossless zoom, a technology developed by Huawei that enables digital zoom without loss of quality.

    A huge advancement for the device is Huawei’s implementation of optical image stabilisation (OIS) which will prevent blurry pictures caused by shakiness by compensating for the movement of the device.

    The P9’s Leica engineered dual lens was a pioneering idea that has since been mimicked by the likes of its competitors such as Apple in its iPhone 7 plus and Samsung, who has also reportedly experimented with implementing the technology into their new S8 model during its prototyping stages, but opted not to install it in its final design.

    The front camera has also undergone an upgrade and now features a Leica co-engineered 8 MP front facing lens. The device also features “portrait mode” which automatically adjusts the lighting to ensure high quality selfies. The P10’s new “adaptive selfie” feature on the front camera also automatically detects when there is more than one person in the shot. It will then change the camera’s settings to take a wide angled picture if the phone feels that it needs to.

    Despite the main selling point of the P10 being its camera, the device does not lose out to its competitors in other departments. The P10 plus packs a large 3750 mAh battery while the P10 packs a 3200 mAh batter, both support supercharge that enables fast charging. Compared to another similar device on the market, the S8 only measures to 3000mAh, the same size as Huawei’s 2016 P9.

    Battery Capacity (mAH), Higher is batter

    Android 7.0 Nougat

    The Android 7.0 Nougat runs alongside Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 which has implemented machine learning into the smartphone’s software. According to Huawei, EMUI 5.1 will be able to gauge how its user operates the device and adapt to him or her, increasing its overall operating efficiency. Because of this, Huawei says that the P10 will run faster a year after purchase than if it were fresh out of the box.  

    New Processor

    The P10 also packs Huawei’s newest processor, the octa-core Kirin 960 CPU. The Huawei made chipset slaps around its competitors in multi-core efficiency tests scoring above the likes of Samsung, Qualcomm and the iPhone’s A10 chip.

    Huawei’s P10 has also improved its display and increased the pixel density of the device, measuring at 432 PPto 424 PPI on the Huawei P9. It’s also improved on its screen’s durability with its Gorilla Glass 5 screeI compared n instead of the old third generation Gorilla screens on the P9.

    Putting another cherry on top of this device is the hyper diamond cut finishing that’s anti- fingerprint, anti-scratch and anti- slip.

    The Huawei P10 is currently available in black and gold. Two new coloured models, blue and green, will be released on the 5th of May

    *Pantone coloured P10, blue and green are available on 5th May.
    Pantone coloured P10 Plus will be available within this month.

    The newest generation of Huawei’s flagship line has surpassed all expectations of the company and if this is the benchmark with which we can set as an outlook to the company’s future products, the world of mobile phones looks brighter than ever.

    For more information , visit our website.

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