Author: A. Asohan

Week in Review: Of funding, courtship and zombies
The funding floodgates haven’t opened for the Malaysian startup ecosystem and we haven’t seen the ‘silly deals’ we expected, writes DNA executive editor A. Asohan, who believes it’s time for the corporate world to step up.
11th Malaysia Plan: Broadband gets some love
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced six key thrusts under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) to ensure the country hits its target of becoming a developed nation by 2020, and also announced further moves to expand high-speed broadband (HSBB) availability in the country.
FazWaz out to differentiate itself from Thailand’s property portals
Newcomer FazWaz believes it can differentiate itself from the other property portal plays in Thailand with its data-driven and consumer-first approach.
China-based group using new tactic to plant backdoors: FireEye
FireEye Inc and technology giant Microsoft Corp have revealed details of a China-based threat group which has been embedding hidden code in public websites and online forums to plant backdoors on their targets.
Week in Review: Malaysia a second-tier hub, Singapore first?
Singapore has just about arrived as a global startup hub, while Malaysia is still struggling to become a regional one. Is there a role that Malaysia can still play? DNA executive editor A. Asohan thinks so.
Malaysia: The velvet glove comes off the iron fist
Malaysia’s ruling coalition, the Barisan Nasional, bulldozed and bullied its way into passing a raft of legislations last week, sending a very clear message to the people it is supposedly sworn to protect and serve: Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Arrests of journalists: Najib goes one better than Dr M
The arrest of three TMI editors sets a mark: Malaysia now has one of the most repressive regimes in South-East Asia, writes A. Asohan.
Google investigating AdWords allegations in Malaysia, Singapore
Google Inc is investigating a complaint from a small Kuala Lumpur-based digital advertising agency which is alleging that the US tech giant’s employees in Malaysia and Singapore had tampered with its AdWords account and gone behind its back to directly deal with its client.
Malaysians need their MPs to be on the ball come Oct
A major announcement was made last week in Parliament that would have probably slipped the notice of most Malaysians, but which may have dire repercussions for freedom of expression on the Internet, writes A. Asohan.
Global Startup Youth is back, this time with Asean focus
StartupMalaysia.org has officially announced the Asean edition of its Global Startup Youth (GSY) event, aiming to bring 300 young leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs from the 10 Asean countries to come together for three days to work on some of the problems that are unique to the region.
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