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On Friday everything revolves around the Jum’a prayers. The MC in the conference I am attending announces¬†at the opening that this being Friday, the morning proceedings would come to a halt at 11:45 AM sharp to allow Muslim delegates to prepare for the ¬†Jum’a prayers. A bus would arrive at 12:00 Noon to take delegates…

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Scanning the newspapers I pick up an interesting item: ‘Malaysia’s own fast-food franchiser, Marrybrown Fried Chicken…… Sdn Bhd, will be opening its first franchised outlet in Tehran, Iran, next month. Managing director, Nancy Liew said the 464 sq-m stand-alone outlet would be the first fast food restaurant allowed to open in the country. Liew said…

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I am yet again embarked on the trip to Malaysia. As is my habit as soon as I reach the airline lounges, I start to scan recent issues of local newspapers…. … to get a passing familiarity with the issues dominating the news in the region. This time I pick up the usual political tittle…