Malaysia has amended its Patent Act to ensure that its patent protection laws are in line with international standards. The amendments incorporate Malaysia’s commitments to various international treaties, such as the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement … [Read more...] about Malaysia Makes Amendments to its Patent Act: Key Highlights
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It has been nearly a week and many of us have probably heard that Feng Tianwei is no longer with Team Singapore's table tennis. This was after the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) announced on Oct. 25 that they would drop the world's No. 6 women's player from the national set-up, because she "does not fit into the STTA’s current plans for rejuvenation". It must … [Read more...] about 3 ways Table Tennis Association can afford to show a bit more class dealing with world-class Feng Tianwei
Beijing is expanding its range of tactics to lure Taiwan into its orbit. New policies On Feb. 28, its Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) announced 31 new policies designed to encourage greater integration between Taiwan and the mainland. Despite mixed reactions at first, Taiwanese would find it hard to resist the sophisticated range of sweeteners, especially with a … [Read more...] about Beijing luring Taiwan into her orbit with sweet deals
PHUKET: Thailand’s leading think tank has proposed a “survival strategy” for the nation: an exit from the current economic and political distress by transforming the country into a “welfare state” that would help bridge wealth and income disparity. The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), led by its chairman, Dr Nipon Poapongsakorn, says the group’s research has … [Read more...] about OPINION: Is Phuket ready for welfarism?