Esther Ng

Recent and archived articles by Esther Ng

28 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

A tsunami of cultural opportunity

THE Korean Wave was the topic of the day at the Asean-Korea Media Forum held in Seoul recently, with experts saying that it has, in fact, enhanced cultural exchanges between the republic and the region.

Trailblazing drama:  Winter Sonata was the first Korean drama to be shown on national television here, and quickly became popular among Asean viewers.
26 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Seoul ready to facilitate third Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL: Senior editors of Asia News Network (ANN) met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who revealed that the republic is ready to facilitate a third Trump-Kim summit and ensure its success.

Set to go: South Korean president Moon (second from right) speaking to senior editors of ANN on the eve of the network’s 20th anniversary in Seoul. — Asia News Network.
11 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Give Dr M the time and space’

EXCLUSIVE: KUALA LUMPUR: Give Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad time and space to govern effectively and steer the country back on track, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Catching up: Anwar sharing a light moment with (from left) The Star assistant editor Razak Ahmad and The Star Media Group Chief Content Officer Esther Ng, who are joined by Sinar Harian executive editorial adviser Datuk Abdul Jalil Ali and the tabloid’s executive editor Azmi Tarmizi.
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10 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Anwar: The law is for everyone

EXCLUSIVE: Non-Muslims in Malaysia have every right to take part in any debate on laws, inclu­ding those that affect them indi­rect­ly, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Keeping a level head: Anwar urged the public to study more closely PKR’s stand on the Bill to amend Act 355.
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15 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Face to face with Mona Fandey

Watching ‘Dukun’ 23 years after the bomoh’s conviction transported the writer back to one of the most unforgettable murder trials in the country, and of course, the enigmatic killer and her chilling house.

18 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM

Slow and steady ambition

China will need time to tackle the challenges of reviving its much talked-about Silk Road, now to be known as the One Belt, One Road Initiative, but experts think it can be done.

19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM

European leaders acknowledge country as an important trading partner

MILAN may not be as visually stunning as other Italian “super cities” but it is home to the world-famous The Last Supper painting by renowned artist Leonardo da Vinci.

18 Oct 2014 | 12:54 PM

Cabinet to proceed with talks over FTA with EU

MILAN (Italy): The Cabinet will discuss ways to proceed with talks over the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) concerning Malaysia and European Union (EU), says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib (right) in discussion with Orban on scholarships for 50 Malaysian students to further their studies in Hungary.
18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia plans to make region attractive to European investors

MALAYSIA – the 2015 Asean chairman – will position itself to make the regional grouping “very attractive” to European investors.

Photo op: Najib taking a selfie with his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi after a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asem Summit in Milan. — Bernama
17 Oct 2014 | 10:58 PM

Malaysia to work towards reviving Asean-EU FTA talks, says Najib

MILAN (Italy): Malaysia will work on restarting negotiations on the stalled Asean-EU (European Union) Free Trade Agreement when it takes up the chairmanship of Asean next year.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak speaks at the closing press conference of the ASEM summit in Milan, northern Italy – EPA