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Harrod’s in Malaysia

August 3, 2012

Qatar Holding LLC, the Doha-based fund which owns Harrods, is to build a $634m branded hotel in Kuala Lumpur’s Bukit Bintang shopping district. The Harrods hotel, the construction of which is due to start next year, will have about 300 rooms and will be the group’s first in Asia. The project is part of a


Consumerism in Jakarta

By: Southeast Asia Globe - August 3, 2012

Six months: The length of the waiting list in Jakarta for Lamborghini sports cars, a clear sign that confidence is high in Indonesia, according to experts. Despite the global slowdown, Southeast Asia’s largest economy is expected to grow at over 6% this year. The Indonesian consumer confidence index has been consistently high in recent months,


“They said they were led there by spirits but then they’ve gone a step further and started killing people and decided to eat their body parts”

By: Southeast Asia Globe - August 2, 2012

Provincial police commander Anthony Wagambie Jr speaks about cult members arrested during raids in Madang province, Papua New Guinea. Twelve of the 29 people caught are accused of murdering seven people they believed were practicing black magic. All of those arrested, including a 13-year-old boy, allegedly cannibalised their victims.


July: the Good, the Bad, the Peculiar

By: Southeast Asia Globe - July 24, 2012

  Bad: The ‘El Nino’ weather pattern could strike the region later this year, resulting in drought conditions that could cause mass palm oil plantation and rice crop failure across parts of Southeast Asia, according to the Climate Prediction Centre. Peculiar: Male Sumatran orangutans have been found to have a unique ability to hold back puberty for


Finding the right path: the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party

By: Southeast Asia Globe - July 24, 2012

Hadi Awang, president of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (Pas), speaks during a rally to promote the party manifesto ahead of Malaysia’s parliamentary elections later this year or next. Pas is the Muslim-majority state’s second-largest political party with close to a million members. Once viewed as a promoter of fundamentalist Islam in politics, results from last