“We need a modern, comprehensive and progressive taxation system to tax revenue from the digital economy.” 

T Subromaniam, 

director-general of Malaysia’s Customs Department. Online streaming services are expected to be taxed under proposed amendments to the country’s Goods and Services Tax.


“While these shifts will disrupt existing business models, they also present significant new opportunities.”

S Iswaran, 

Singapore’s minister for trade and industry. As aging populations and technological advances change the focus of healthcare, the city-state is investing in the sector with programs to enable mid-career professionals to retrain.


“The cost of financial crimes and terrorism financing are staggering.”

Muhammad Ibrahim, 

governor of Malaysia’s central bank, on the country’s efforts to punish companies and individuals for noncompliance with financial regulations.


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