Malaysia News

Malaysia: Hundreds take to the streets in anti-government protest

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Hundreds of Malaysians staged an anti-government protest on Saturday in defiance of a ban on public gatherings under coronavirus curbs, piling pressure on the embattled prime minister to resign. The protesters, wearing masks and keeping distance from one another, waved banners reading “failed government” as well as black flags. It was the first sizeable demonstration […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Umno continues to call for PM to resign

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says his party remains consistent in its decision to continue supporting Perikatan Nasional, but demands that prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin resign. “This matter has been used as propaganda by an anti-Umno cyber team, even though it is nothing new,” he said in a Facebook post. Although the prime minister did […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia extends emergency rule in Sarawak state to stop polls

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia extended a state of emergency in the eastern state of Sarawak until February 2022 to suspend regional elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state news agency Bernama reported on Saturday. Malaysia is under emergency rule nationally to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but that is set to expire on Sunday. The emergency in Sarawak, however, […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia’s special parliamentary meeting next Monday postponed due to COVID-19 cases in lower house

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s special parliamentary meeting next Monday (August 2) will be postponed to a future date due to COVID-19 cases being detected in parliament, said the secretary of the House of Representatives. In a statement issued on Saturday, Nisam Mydin Bacha Mydin said the notice to postpone the meeting was issued by prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Unhealthy state of affairs that led to doctors’ strike

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>If a pail is overflowing with water, the natural thing to do is to turn off the tap. But in the case of the supply of doctors, the tap had been left on for more than a decade. No government not the Barisan Nasional (BN), Pakatan Harapan (PH) nor Perikatan Nasional (PN) had been serious […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Bursa Malaysia expected to trade in cautious mode with upside bias

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Bursa Malaysia is expected to trade in cautious mode with an upside bias, with the benchmark index hovering within a range of between 1,500 and 1,520 points next week, a dealer said. Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd economist Adam Mohamed Rahim said investors are expected to remain cautious amid heightened uncertainties surrounding the political scene as […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Palace source denies Agong to meet Anwar today

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR sources have said they expected the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong to meet with Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim today but a palace source says otherwise. The palace source disputed claims that a meeting will take place today but did not elaborate. The PKR sources had said they expected the meeting to happen at 2.30pm today at […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit holds syndication session to address Malaysia’s p-hailing issues

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (Teraju) held a two-day online syndication session with stakeholders to address issues in the parcel-hailing (p-hailing) services sector. P-hailing refers to food, beverage and parcel delivery services using motorcycles. In a statement today, it said that 43 stakeholders comprising various ministries, statutory bodies and selected agencies, platform operators, operators, vendors […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

‘Keep calm’: IGP assures all under control amid tensions between govt, palace

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Police have called for calm and assured the public that all is well, amid rising political tensions with the government at odds with the monarchy. “Police would like to assure that national security and public order is under control. “The public should not worry because police will ensure security remains under control while (we are) […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysians stage anti-govt protest despite Covid curbs

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Hundreds of black-clad Malaysians staged an anti-government protest Saturday in defiance of a ban on public gatherings under coronavirus curbs, piling pressure on the embattled prime minister to resign. The mostly young protesters, wearing masks and keeping a distance from one another, waved banners reading “failed government” as well as black flags. It was the […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force: Two vaccination centres in Labuan to close beginning Monday

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Two vaccination centres (PPVs) here, at Dewan Foo Chow in Kg Sg Keling and Dewan Taman Perumahan Mutiara Blok L, will be closed beginning Monday (August 2). Labuan Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) chair Rithuan Ismail said they decided to close the two centres as almost all of those eligible for vaccination in Labuan under […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia reports record 17,786 coronavirus cases

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s health ministry reported 17,786 coronavirus cases on Saturday, a record number of infections. The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic rose to 1,113,272. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/malaysia-reports-record-17786-coronavirus-cases-2021-07-31/</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Sabah, Sarawak govts playing safe amid constitutional crisis, say analysts

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A political analyst says the Sabah and Sarawak governments are playing it safe by not speaking up over the revocation of the emergency ordinances by the Perikatan Nasional-led (PN) government. National Council of Professors fellow Jeniri Amir believed both state governments should make their stance clear over the move, which parliamentarians from both sides of […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

State of Emergency in Sarawak extended until February 2022

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Emergency Proclamation which is set to end tomorrow will instead be continued in Sarawak until February 2, 2022. Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah gave his consent to a new proclamation on Thursday, which was published in the government gazette yesterday. However, the proclamation will first be discussed in Parliament, per […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Police to question #Lawan protest organisers for holding rally during MCO

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The police are to investigate the organisers of today’s #Lawan rally at the Kuala Lumpur city centre for organising a rally during the current movement control order (MCO). Dang Wangi police chief Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the organisers, Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR), were not allowed to have a rally when the pandemic is still rife. […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Muhyiddin may use Takiyuddin as sacrificial lamb, says analyst

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Facing the wrath of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong over the repeal of emergency ordinances, prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin may have to offer up a sacrificial lamb to weather the storm, according to political analyst Azmi Hassan. Speaking to FMT, Azmi said the honourable thing would be for Muhyiddin to step down after the royal rebuke, […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Home minister accuses #Lawan activists of trying to split public, create uneasiness

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Home minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin has hit out at parties who are willing to hold mass gathering and violate the standard operating procedure (SOP) when the country is facing the spread of the Delta variant Covid-19 outbreak now. He said these people should not resort to gathering at public places and deliberately breaching Op […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Agriculture Ministry introduces freshwater prawn farming to boost paddy farmers’ income

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Seberang Perak Integrated Agricultural Development Area (IADA) has become the first location for the implementation of the paddy and udang galah (freshwater prawn) integration pilot project with private companies, to increase farmers’ income. Agriculture and Food Industries minister, Datuk Seri Ronald Kiandee, said that the project, involving more than one hectare of land, in […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Domestic trade ministry: Illegal subsidised LPG decanting syndicate in N.Sembilan crippled, six arrested

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Activities to siphon subsidised liquid petroleum gas (LPG) were busted after two stores in Negri Sembilan were raided by a Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) enforcement team yesterday. KPDNHEP enforcement director Azman Adam said six men, comprising two locals and four Myanmars, aged from 20 to 30, were arrested during the raids […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

MACC: Najib’s ex-PR man to surrender RM7.1m as settlement

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Najib Abdul Razak’s former PR man Paul Geoffrey Stadlen has reached a settlement with MACC to surrender RM7.1 million. The anti-graft watchdog said this followed on the heels of a settlement reached involving not just Stadlen (above) but also Umno’s legal adviser Mohd Hafarisam Harun. Earlier this morning at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court, Hafarisam […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Monday’s Parliament sitting postponed following PM’s instruction on Dr Noor Hisham’s advice

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The final date of the special parliamentary sitting slated on Monday will be postponed to a later date following the instruction of the prime minister, MPs have confirmed. The MPs today received a copy of an email from the Dewan Rakyat Secretary-General Nisam Mydin Bacha Mydin announcing the matter, saying he was instructed by deputy […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Umno lawyer acquitted in RM15m money laundering case

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Umno’s legal adviser Mohd Hafarisam Harun today walked free from an RM15 million money laundering case after the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court discharged and acquitted the senior lawyer over the three money laundering charges. The accused’s counsel Amin Othman confirmed that judge Suzana Hussin granted the acquittal order. Earlier during the proceedings, the prosecution had […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Harapan calls for PM and his ‘arrogant’ cabinet to step down

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Pakatan Harapan has called for the immediate resignation of prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) “arrogant” cabinet after the premier’s office defended his decision not to revoke the emergency ordinances through a vote in Parliament. The Harapan presidential council expressed regret that the prime minister’s Office (PMO) last night said Muhyiddin had, contrary […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

Current crisis unnecessary as PM is clearly in the wrong, says Guan Eng

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The current constitutional crisis is unnecessary as prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin is clearly in the wrong and fails to accept the supremacy of Parliament, says DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. “Revoking the emergency ordinances without royal assent and refusing to put them up for debate and a vote in Parliament initially to approve and then […]</p>

2 August 2021 | 12:02 am

#Lawan organiser says five activists called in for questioning, disappointed Dataran Merdeka closed

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Over 2,000 youths were estimated to have gathered for the #Lawan rally heading to Dataran Merdeka earlier today, its organiser Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) claimed today. It estimated that with the social distancing observed by the participants, a three-kilometre line was formed. “Over 2,000 youths took to the streets to push for [prime minister Tan […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 3:17 pm

Malaysian youth converge on Dataran Merdeka for #Lawan protest

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Hundreds of people consisting mainly of Malaysian youth gathered in the heart of Kuala Lumpur today to take part in the #Lawan protest. In the morning, the crowd, which was sparse initially, grew significantly by 10.45am, and by 11am, the entire length of Jalan Tun Perak below the Masjid Jamed LRT Station was packed. As […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 3:10 pm

Health Ministry: Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases near 18,000 mark today

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia saw a new all-time high for the most Covid-19 daily infections in 24 hours, with the Health Ministry recording 17,786 cases today. Its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 1,113,272 since the start of the pandemic. The previous record was […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 3:03 pm

Malaysia regulator takes enforcement action against Binance

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia has taken enforcement action against cryptocurrency platform Binance to stop it operating in the country, the Securities Commission said on Friday. The Commission said it had issued a public reprimand against Binance Holdings Limited, its CEO Zhao Changpeng and three other entities registered in the United Kingdom, Lithuania and Singapore, for continuing to operate […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 3:02 pm

Malaysia suspends parliament session citing risk of COVID infection

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s special parliamentary sitting will be cut short after the detection of COVID-19 infections in the building, the legislative body said on Saturday, potentially providing relief for embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Muhyiddin faced calls to resign this week after Malaysia’s king issued a rare rebuke of the government’s revocation of ordinances – issued under […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 2:57 pm

Malaysia extends emergency rule in Sarawak state to stop polls

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia extended a state of emergency in the eastern state of Sarawak until February 2022 to suspend regional elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state news agency Bernama reported on Saturday. Malaysia is under emergency rule nationally to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but that is set to expire on Sunday. The emergency in Sarawak, however, […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 2:56 pm

Malaysia’s daily new Covid cases per million people is now one of the highest globally

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Covid-19 outbreak in Malaysia has become one of the worst globally. On a seven-day moving average basis, Malaysia recorded 483.72 confirmed Covid infections per million people on Wednesday the eighth highest globally and top in Asia, according to the latest data compiled by online repository Our World in Data. Meanwhile, the country’s daily reported […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Stats Dept: Malaysia facing challenges in maintaining economic recovery momentum amid Covid-19 pandemic

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s economy is expected to face challenges in maintaining its recovery momentum amidst the continuous Covid-19 outbreak, said the Department of the Statistics (DOSM) today. Chief statistician Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin said it has been an uphill battle for Malaysia to curb the spread of the Covid-19 due to the onslaught of a more […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 12:02 am

11 COVID-19 cases reported in Malaysia parliament

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Eleven COVID-19 cases were detected on Thursday (July 29) at a special sitting of Malaysia’s Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of parliament. Ten of these cases were detected using antigen saliva test kits, health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement on Friday. The remaining case was detected through a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysian PM urged to quit after rare royal rebuke

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s embattled leader was accused of treason and urged to quit Thursday after the king denounced his crisis-hit government for misleading parliament, a rare public rebuke from the revered monarch. Prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin leads a scandal-plagued coalition that seized power last year without an election, but his government is on the verge of collapse […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia reports 16,840 new Covid-19 cases on July 30; Klang Valley’s daily infections fall 11.5pct

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s daily new confirmed Covid-19 cases fell to 16,840 after two consecutive days at above 17,000, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). The latest cases were detected from the screening of 158,557 individuals in the past 24 hours, indicating a 10.62 percent positivity rate. Today was the 18th straight day that the number of […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Former 1MDB CEO, ex-SRC chairperson dropped from lawsuit

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>SRC International has withdrawn its civil action against its former chairperson Ismee Ismail and 1MDB’s former CEO Shahrol Azral Ibrahim Halmi. The former subsidiary of 1MDB filed the Notices of Discontinuance at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur on July 26. According to copies of the two notices sighted by Malaysiakini, SRC withdrew the suit […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Umno lawyer acquitted in RM15m money laundering case

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Umno’s legal adviser Mohd Hafarisam Harun today walked free from an RM15 million money laundering case after the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court discharged and acquitted the senior lawyer over the three money laundering charges. The accused’s counsel Amin Othman confirmed that judge Suzana Hussin granted the acquittal order. Earlier during the proceedings, the prosecution had […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 12:02 am

More than 17,000 new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia for second straight day, ICU numbers hit another high

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia reported more than 17,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second straight day on Thursday (July 29), with the number of critically ill patients also reaching a new high. The 17,170 new infections the country’s second highest daily tally to date comes one day after a record 17,405 cases were announced on Wednesday. The Klang […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Actions to revoke COVID-19 emergency laws were in line with Malaysia’s laws and Constitution: PMO

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Actions taken by the Malaysian government in revoking COVID-19 emergency ordinances were in line with the country’s laws and Constitution, said the prime minister’s Office (PMO) after the palace issued a statement indicating that the king did not give consent to the decision. The PMO said the Cabinet had already advised King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin […]</p>

31 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysian premier faces calls to resign after palace rebuke

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin faced calls to resign on Thursday from the opposition and the biggest bloc in the ruling coalition, after a rare rebuke by the king over the government’s handling of emergency ordinances. Muhyiddin’s government said earlier this week that on July 21 it had revoked all ordinances that had come into […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 6:01 am

CGS-CIMB expects opr to increase by 75 bps by end-2022

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>CGS-CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd expects the overnight policy rate (OPR) to increase by 75 basis points (bps) by the end of 2022. In its Shariah Research Reports Scheme for the second half of 2021 released today, it said the expectations were driven by improvements in Malaysia’s economic outlook in 2021, with the first OPR hike […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 12:02 am

In Terengganu, family loses father, sister to Covid-19 within a week

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Losing their beloved father and sister to Covid-19 in a span of a week is such a great ordeal for Azenira Ali and her family. Azenira, 37, from Felda Neram 2, Cheneh in Kemaman said all this while, she only read about and watched other people’s bitter experiences but it never crossed her mind that […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Medac: RM40.7b losses in 2020 were biggest ever for MSME sector

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The total of RM40.7 billion losses last year from the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector as a result of a nationwide strict lockdown order imposed by the government to tackle the Covid-19 issue were by far the biggest ever losses incurred by the sector. Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia’s King says he did not consent to revoke emergency laws, regrets govt conduct

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah on Thursday (July 29) revealed that he had not consented to revoke the country’s emergency ordinances, and criticised the government for announcing a revocation without following constitutional procedure. In a statement issued by the Comptroller of the Royal Household Indera Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, Sultan Abdullah said he had consented […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Parliament sitting delayed for second time today following Agong’s remarks

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Today’s Parliament sitting, which was intended to discuss the efforts and initiatives taken by the Ministry of Finance, has been delayed twice following a statement from Istana Negara earlier today. At 2.30pm, deputy Speaker Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said addressed the Lower House and offered a brief statement before taking her leave of the floor. […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Anwar files no-confidence motion, Zahid urges Muhyiddin to resign after Malaysian king remarks on emergency laws

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has filed a motion of no confidence at the parliament, while the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) called for prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin to resign. The latest development came as the king reprimanded the government for revoking the emergency ordinances without his consent on Thursday (July 29). Anwar’s motion read: […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia breaks another Covid-19 record with 1,043 patients in ICU

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation grew more dire today as the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced 1,043 Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care units (ICU) nationwide. The latest figure overtakes record 1,023 ICU patients set just two days ago, on July 27. Of today’s 1,043 ICU patients, the MoH said 531 need ventilators to breathe. The […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia’s Anwar wants more days for special sitting of Parliament

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s special Parliament sitting should be extended beyond five days so that MPs can discuss important issues about the Covid-19 pandemic, opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday (July 29). He said he understood that there were restrictions in the amount of time lawmakers can gather because of the ongoing health crisis. “I understand the […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 12:02 am

56 Covid-19 cases detected in Parliament, says Noor Hisham

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A total of 56 Covid-19 cases were detected in Parliament as of yesterday, according to health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. In a statement today, Noor Hisham said the cases involved two MPs, six escort officers and 48 officials from various government agencies. Of these 56 cases, 39 (69.6%) comprised those who have not been […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 12:02 am

Singapore got Pfiser earlier likely due to Temasek stake in BioNTech: Khairy in justifying Malaysia’s vaccine approach

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Khairy Jamaluddin said among the reasons why Singapore was ahead of Malaysia in securing access to COVID-19 vaccines could be due to Temasek Holdings having a stake in a company that developed the Pfiser-BioNTech vaccine. Speaking at the special meeting of the Malaysian parliament on Wednesday (July 28), Khairy, […]</p>

30 July 2021 | 12:02 am

General : Lower toll rate from midnight tonight

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 -- Millions of motorists using all PLUS Malaysia Berhad-operated highways will enjoy toll rate reduction of 18 per cent from midnight tonight.</p>

General : Coronavirus: "Don't worry, we are okay", say Malaysian students in Wuhan

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 -- "Families and friends in Malaysia, don't worry. We are okay and safe here," said Yeong Kai Yi, 26, a Malaysian student at the Central China Normal University in Wuhan, China, when contacted by Bernama today.</p>

General : Wan Azizah expresses condolences over Uma Sambanthan's passing

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Jan -- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has conveyed her condolences to the family of Toh Puan Uma Sambanthan, wife of late Tun V.T Sambanthan, who passed away at about 1.30 pm today. </p>

General : IOW programme is 'very appropriate' - Deputy minister

<p>SEPANG, Jan 31  -- The filling of the ‘Info on Wheels’ (IOW) programme which focuses on issues related to the 2019 novel coronavirus is very appropriate as they have become the focus of the public, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin.</p>

Business : Ambank Research: PPI may turn positive this year

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 -- The Producer Price Index (PPI) could turn positive this year with the full-year average hovering around 0.3 per cent to 0.5 per cent, AmBank Research said.</p>

Business : Penang to check with AirAsia on planned Chengdu service

<p>GEORGE TOWN, Jan 31 -- The Penang state government will follow up with AirAsia on the airline's plan to operate a new route between Penang and Chengdu, China in view of the current novel coronavirus situation.</p>

General : Digital broadcaster MYTV undertakes frequency readjustment to upgrade services

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31-- MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd (MYTV) will undertake a readjustment of frequency on Feb 4 and 6 to upgrade its digital broadcasting services.</p>

General : 30,000 masks for Stampin’s primary schools - Chong

<p>KUCHING, Jan 31  -- Some 30,000 face masks will be distributed to all primary schools in the Stampin parliamentary constituency in the effort to curb the spread of the respiratory infection, 2019 novel onavirus (2019nCov).</p>

General : Haj cost for Muassasah pilgrims remains at RM9,980 - Mujahid

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 -- The cost for each Muassasah haj pilgrim to perform the haj this year will remain at only RM9,980 from the actual cost of RM22,900, Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.</p>

World : UK confirms first 2 coronavirus cases

<p>LONDON, Jan 31  -- Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, the first such cases seen, British health authorities said Friday. </p>