Tesla has officially launched its Model Y mid-sized SUV in Malaysia, with three variants available. Potential buyers can inspect the models at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur until October 31. The first deliveries to customers will start in early 2024. Tesla will establish its headquarters in Cyberjaya, Sepang, and plans to set up experience centers, service centers, and supercharging stations in the country.
Swatch Malaysia’s bid for a judicial review against the government’s seizure of 172 watches, including the Pride Collection series, will be heard by Malaysia’s apex court on 23 August. Swatch claims the seizure is illegal as the watches are not defined as a form of “publication” under the Printing Presses and Publication Act. They seek damages and the return of the watches, alleging that the government’s actions were politically motivated. This comes ahead of crucial regional polls, with tensions rising over LGBT rights in the country.
In a polarizing climate ahead of key state-level elections in Malaysia, simmering tensions surrounding race, religion, and royalty are reignited. The nation is caught between self-serving political factions and a growing populist trend. However, as Simone Galimberti’s interview with Dr. Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani reveals, the solution may lie in fostering deliberative democracy, a system promoting public discussion on contentious issues and reform.