Google opens office in Malaysia

Posted on Wednesday, January 26th 2011 4:37 pm by menj in Internet, Search Engines

I never thought this day would come, but it has. Google has officially announced their setting up of an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to reports, Google will also tailor current products such as Google Maps, Google News and Google Translate for local markets.

Google Southeast Asia chief Julian Persaud said Malaysia has one of the “highest percentages of usage of Google’s Web browser, Chrome, in Asia Pacific” together with 17 million Internet users from a population of 27 million.

“The online environment in Malaysia is growing rapidly, with significant developments in both broadband Internet access and e-commerce activities,” he told reporters.

“We are pleased to establish our newest operations in Kuala Lumpur, where we can draw from the highest quality local talent to further help users find the information they’re looking for,” he added.

Is this a sign that Google AdSense will eventually have Bahasa Melayu language support? I sure hope it does. It will empower a significant number of blogs in Malaysia, most of which are by bloggers writing in Bahasa Melayu and a fast-growing niche. I am sure a lot of Malaysians are eagerly waiting for the day to arrive.

Hat-tip: Amanz

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    • Mark M says:

      November 16th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      I just found a story now going around on facebook. I searched via google to try and find the author/original and was unable to do so due to so many people reposting it all over the internet. No one seems to really be listing or knowledgeable of where this came from.
      Here is the story…(what would fit)

      “When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

      Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

      I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!

      With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

      The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

      In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

      This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

      I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

      My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

      On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

      On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

      She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

      Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

      Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life.

    • Scott Bull says:

      November 20th, 2012 at 2:46 am

      i am a student…since the MAC coming out with its product from microsoft that is microsoft office…..it finally make me a reason why i need buy MAC. i’m from Malaysia ….about 90% people use PC. from big companny to home user. No i taking engineering course . i use a lot of presentation. on my opinion, i surfing internet a lot and graphic design .and not really play games a lot. for past few years .i kind a reject of using MAC. but since i follow up the MACWORLD… i think it is more that what i aspected. so My question is about the microsoft office for MAC/MAC OS 10 . is it same funtion from the Windows ? can i save files from the MAC then i open it like usual in PC ? thats all….if this is possible I SWITCH …yahoooo…

    • toast says:

      November 23rd, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      It’s from eBay

      Dear Applicant,

      I am looking for someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time.

      Someone who can offer me these services: Mail services, Receive my mails and drop them off at Ups, Shop for Gifts, Art works, pay my bills on my behalf or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.

      It does not matter where you are located as long as you reside in the united states, let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all of these services.

      I would have love to meet up with you to talk about this job but i am currently away for a business purpose.

      I am in Malaysia so there will be no interview, i will prepay you in advance for the services.

      When you get my mails/packages, you are required to mail them to me or my customers, you don’t have to put money out of your pocket,  all you have to do is have packages shipped to my customers, you are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content, the content of the packages are computer and electronics, art works, antiques business and personal letters.. 

      I will pay $450.00 weekly, That is not a bad offer is it?  I need your service because i am always out of town. I work in a real estate and i own an Art Gallery in Malaysia.

      I will return to USA by June so this process will be on going till then.

      If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.

      Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position, hope to hear from you.

      I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for me  or send out to my customers when i am ready.

      No heavy packages is involved you can do the shopping at any nearest stores and ship to my customers to the address i would be providing you.
       
      I will provide you with my personal UPS account number for Shipping,  all you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account.

      I will provide clear set of inst
      will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need to be be done as well as the funds to cover them.

      If I were to mail you a pay check to do  my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the pay check?

      Kindly provide me with the following details below

      Full Name: 
      Full Address:
      (NO P.O.BOX)
      City:
      State:
      Country:
      Zip Code:
      Phone Number:
      Age:
      Sex:
      Marital Status:

      (IT WAS AN AD ON CRAIGS LIST WHICH I REPLIED TO)

    • sarah w says:

      November 23rd, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      Ok well I have been online dating with this person and now he wants me to get his stuff from the Malaysia Airport and I need to pay 850.34 this is the email

      Good day Madam Mylene,

      We are here to Inform you that your package has reached ( MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) transit and right now,Your Items is on hold for Airport TAX . You need to pay some Certain commissions Which is for Airport Taxes. This must be paid Immediately through us, Which is for the clearance of your package immediately.This in Accordance to the mode of operations in the sector for the Courier and parcel delivery. we have already Taken order number for this package. A commission of the total sum of (850.34 UDS ) has been charged for this package for the Airport Tax clearance, after then your package Shall Be Released and Delivered to your destination within 24 hours. to your given home address.

      Anticipating your urgent response and usual co-operation in this regard.

      Tel. No: MAL +60162249109

      TABLE CHARGES:

      Administrative
      USD 200.34

      Custom Clearance
      USD 650.00

      TOTAL

      ONE DAY DELIVERY

      USD 850.34
      …………………

      Please make your payment through Western Union Money Transfer to Our Branch Office In Malaysia to the below information :

      First Name :HAMMOND

      Last Name : FRED

      City : Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.

      Country : Malaysia.

      Code : 51200 .

      Please send us the MTCN No. and the name of the SENDER’S NAME after you must have made your payment for us to begin in earnest to deliver your package to the above address once your payment is confirmed.

      We are glad to be of service to you Open 7days-24hrs-365 days a year Celebrations and Happy from the jat delivery services Int’l

      KINDLY GET BACK TO OUR EMAIL.
      THANK YOU.

      Admin

      Just wondering if it might be a scam? they say my phone doesn’t work but it does and they even have the zipcode wrong…

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