Malaysia News

Kedah cops seeking man who allegedly tried to steal donations from police HQ mosque

ALOR SETAR: Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to steal from the donation box in a mosque located at the state police contingent headquarters here.

10 September 2017 | 2:08 pm

Hafizh gets podium finish at San Marino Grand Prix

PETALING JAYA: National Moto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah of Petronas Raceline Malaysia has claimed the second podium finish of his career by coming in third at the San Marino Grand Prix.

10 September 2017 | 1:50 pm

Smoking is unhealthy but teens don’t know how to quit

10 September 2017 | 1:01 pm

Hurricane Irma's fierce winds blast into Florida

Miami (AFP) - Hurricane Irma regained strength Sunday as it began pummeling Florida, lashing its southern island chain with hurricane-force wind gusts and threatening landfall within hours.

10 September 2017 | 12:06 pm

Video of man being beaten goes viral on social media

PETALING JAYA: A video of the brutal beating of a middle-aged man has gone viral on social media.

10 September 2017 | 10:14 am

Vietnam floating market struggles to stay above water

Can Tho (Vietnam) (AFP) - Fixing weighing scales used to be good business on Vietnam's floating Cai Rang market, but the last repairman on the river now makes just a few dollars a month as modernity pushes traders to land.

10 September 2017 | 8:44 am

Five luxury cars believed to be splashed with acid

ALOR SETAR: At least five luxury cars were splashed with liquid believed to be acid at a shopping mall and nearby areas here.

10 September 2017 | 8:30 am

Jake Gyllenhaal finally plays superhero in 'Stronger'

Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - A man who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings inspired moviegoers Saturday, walking the red carpet at the Toronto film festival for the premiere of "Stronger."

10 September 2017 | 7:48 am

Teenager lives in fear over alleged sexual trysts

PETALING JAYA: After having sex almost nine times allegedly with at least five different men, a 17-year-old student now lives in fear.

10 September 2017 | 6:09 am

Small fire at Sultanah Aminah Hospital's operation theatre

JOHOR BARU: A sealer machine caught fire at a packing room of an operation theatre at Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) here on Saturday.

10 September 2017 | 4:56 am

Turkish court rules to keep two Greek soldiers in custody - newspaper

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court has ruled to keep in custody two Greek soldiers who were detained in Turkey in March, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Tuesday, in a case which has escalated tensions between the two neighbouring NATO allies.

17 July 2018 | 12:37 pm

Iraqi police use batons to disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tuesday as unrest across southern cities over poor basic services gathered pace.

17 July 2018 | 12:37 pm

Hong Kong men looking for sex on WeChat, scammed out of HK$10mil in six months

Fraudsters increasingly turning to bitcoin as a way of getting money from victims, and avoiding detection, according to sources

17 July 2018 | 12:34 pm

Clamp and surgical gauze left inside two surgery patients in Hong Kong hospital

Department of Health wants explanation for why it was not promptly notified about incidents as required by code of practice

17 July 2018 | 12:34 pm

Company apologises for supplying Hong Kong secondary school uniforms containing toxic chemicals

Company says it did not know about substance and that it bought material from registered shop about 12 years ago

17 July 2018 | 12:33 pm

Homeless man finds his way back to family after 16 years living on the streets of southern China

A volunteer from a Guangdong charity helps brothers reunite

17 July 2018 | 12:31 pm

28 Uber drivers become largest group convicted in Hong Kong, hit with fines of up to HK$4,500

Ride-hailing service remains illegal in the city and a number of drivers have been successfully prosecuted

17 July 2018 | 12:30 pm

Russian establishment chalks up Trump summit as a win for Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's political and media establishment heralded talks between the Russian and U.S. leaders in Helsinki as a victory for Vladimir Putin in breaking down Western resolve to treat Russia as a pariah.

17 July 2018 | 12:28 pm

South Korean military helicopter crash kills five, injures one

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean military helicopter crashed during a test flight on Tuesday in the southeastern city of Pohang, killing five people and injuring one, the Marine Corps said.

17 July 2018 | 12:24 pm

Syrians approach Israeli frontier as Assad assault closes in

GOLAN HEIGHTS (Reuters) - Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli frontier on the Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian army offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israeli forces.

17 July 2018 | 12:23 pm

Najib yanks lawsuit against AG, MACC and CCID chiefs

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has discontinued his legal action against three senior government officials leading investigations into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption scandal. Senior federal counsel Alice Loke Yee Ching confirmed the withdrawal, but said no reason was given for the move. “They have withdrawn the suit with liberty to file […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Anwar could win PKR presidency uncontested, says Saifuddin

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail believes there is a strong possibility that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will win the party’s presidency uncontested in the upcoming party polls in August. He said this was based on the level of support expressed for him by the grassroots ever since Anwar announced his decision to gun for […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Najib blames Umno’s defeat on turncoat leaders, calls them cowards and disloyal

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>After losing power, Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed those with positions in Umno were among those disloyal and have been found to have betrayed him. The embattled former prime minister and Umno president reportedly blamed his party’s shock defeat in the 14th general election on turncoats, many of whom also held posts. “We only think […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Letter for appointment of Speaker was prepared earlier, not backdatedDr M

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the federal government submitted its list of candidates for the post of Dewan Rakyat Speaker on July 2. Dr Mahathir refuted claims that the appointment letter was signed much later and backdated to July 2, the last day to propose the candidates for Dewan Rakyat Speaker. “It […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Now, Anwar says will contest PKR presidency

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced today that he will run for PKR presidency in its upcoming internal polls, in what he said was to preserve “continuity” within the party. Anwar’s announcement, made on Twitter this morning, would likely come as a surprise to the party since many believed that he would be sitting out of […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Anwar’s health not an obstacle for him to vie for PKR’s top post: Lembah Pantai MP

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s health is not a problem for him to contest for PKR presidential post in the coming party elections. Lembah Pantai MP Ahmad Fahmi Mohamed Fadzil said the PKR de facto leader was currently recovering from a surgery in Turkey. “His health condition is not a problem… he is now recovering, and […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Najib: For some Umno leaders, loyalty was proclaimed only when we were in power

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed that there are members in Umno who had turned their backs on the party after the fall of a leader, most likely referring to himself following his resignation as party president. In a report by Sinar Harian, Najib said some of those who were only loud in […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

After walkout over Speaker, Opposition MPs return to be sworn in

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Despite protesting the appointment of Datuk Mohd Ariff Yusof as Speaker and staging a walkout, Opposition lawmakers still returned to the Dewan Rakyat to take their oaths of office. Led by Umno president and federal Opposition leader Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Bagan Datuk), the Opposition MPs were sworn in at 11.45am, after members of […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Want to keep track of Cabinet ministers’ promises? There’s an app for that

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Imagine if you can keep tabs of every government leader’s policy pledge. Yes, imagine you are able at the tip of your fingers to recall (and hold elected representatives accountable) every promise made, so much so that their failure to deliver may no longer be an option. That’s exactly what a self-taught programmer, 25-year-old Nazreen […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

FedEx Malaysia adds Boeing 767 freighter to enhance delivery operation

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has upgraded its aircraft fleet with the introduction of the Boeing 767-300 Freighter (B767F) in Malaysia. The express transportation company said the cargo freighter will further strengthen its delivery capabilities in and out of Malaysia, providing over-night connections to 20 major cities in Asia, while facilitating two-business-day […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Malaysians take a dig at Khairy as other Umno MPs stage walkout

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The sight of Khairy Jamaluddin pursing his lips while surrounded by vacant chairs quickly spread on the internet on the first day of the 14th Parliament today. Within minutes, Malaysians had turned that super brief video clip of the lonely Rembau MP glancing around while his Opposition colleagues staged a walkout from the Dewan Rakyat […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Solar panel corruption probe: Najib’s ex-officer released on bail

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>An ex-special officer of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, held on remand in a corruption probe into the installation of solar power panels in Sarawak schools, was released on bail by the magistrate’s court here today. Magistrate Chyfica Mohamed Zamri allowed the 44-year-old, who has the title of ‘Datuk,’ bail of RM16,000 in […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

From PM to backbencher, Najib now lost in the crowd

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A tall man, Datuk Seri Najib Razak was hardly noticed when he attended the first sitting of the 14th Parliament today. The former prime minister whose presence, and absence, from the Dewan Rakyat used to be closely followed by MPs and media alike seemed to have become a wallflower after the 14th general election that […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Malaysian lawmakers take oath, including indicted ex-leader

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian lawmakers took their oath in Parliament on Monday, including former prime minister Najib Razak, who has been charged in a massive corruption scandal that led to his coalition’s electoral defeat. The swearing-in ceremony of 221 lawmakers opened the first Parliament session after Najib’s long-ruling coalition was ousted in May 9 elections, ushering in Malaysia’s […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Malaysian PM Mahathir on Pacquiao fight: It’s a historic day for Malaysia

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad deemed the victory of Manny Pacquiao against Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse as a “historic day” for Malaysia. “This is a historical day for Malaysia when we have a Filipino champion fighting in Malaysia witnessed by the leaders of both countries. And of course this is part of our boxing diplomacy, […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Stop blaming me for everything, says Najib on Dewan Rakyat Speaker issue

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak lambasted Pakatan Harapan (PH) for dragging him into the issue of the delay in the appointment of Dewan Rakyat Speaker. In response to Human Resources minister M. Kulasegaran’s statement today that those raising the matter were merely trying to divert from issues surrounding the former prime minister, Najib told PH to […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Najib withdraws lawsuit against AG, MACC and CCID chiefs

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has withdrawn his lawsuit against three individuals leading the investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case. The three individuals are Attorney-General Tommy Thomas, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull and Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

The 14th Parliament: What to expect with Pakatan in charge

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Anticipation is high for a lively two-party debate in this 14th Parliament, where for the first time, Barisan Nasional lawmakers will occupy the Opposition bench in the Dewan Rakyat from today. With the Pakatan Harapan coalition in power now, there will be intense scrutiny to see how their MPs deal with being in government and […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Refrain from posting photos of ailing children online to avoid abuse, parents urged

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Parents with children suffering from chronic illnesses have been advised not to share photos of their ailing children on social media as the images could be abused by irresponsible parties. Parents Group and Cancer Child Support (KIDS) advisor Dr Nor Azisah Mohd Taib said photographs of a child in a chronic condition should not be […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Russia must ‘account for role’ in MH17 tragedy: G7

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Russia must “account for its role” in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and cooperate with efforts to establish truth and justice, foreign ministers of the world’s industrial democracies said on Sunday. The statement by the G7 ministers came on the eve of a summit between US President Donald Trump and […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Niosh to aid health ministry strengthen mental health development

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is prepared to assist the health ministry in improving various aspects of workers’ health, including those in the health industry. Its chair Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said in a meeting with Health minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad recently, several matters were discussed. He said this was […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Pacquiao donates training camp equipment to Malaysia

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The newly crowned World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao, is donating the training camp equipment he used for his “Fight of the Champions” to the government of Malaysia. During his post-fight press conference after knocking out Argentinian Lucas Matthysse at the Axiata Arena, the 39-year-old Philippine senator said the reason behind his gesture […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Malaysia PM Mahathir confirms ex-judge Mohamad Ariff to be nominated as Parliament Speaker

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday (July 15) confirmed that former Court of Appeal judge Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof would be nominated to be Parliament Speaker when the first session of the country’s new Parliament convenes on Monday (July 16). The opening of the country’s 14th Parliament will be a historic moment because for […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Tian Chua still coy on candidacy in PKR polls

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Veteran PKR leader Tian Chua said today he will announce his decision whether to defend or relinquish his position as party vice-president soon. “I will announce my decision in the near future. Many (other PKR leaders) have not announced (their candidacies),” he told the New Straits Times Press when contacted today. Asked whether there is […]</p>

17 July 2018 | 1:32 am

Commentary: Does the Malaysian public need to know what assets the prime minister holds?

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The new Pakatan Harapan government must move towards a rules-based system that returns power to the people to check their leaders, says one observer from C4 Centre. This week, prime minister Mahathir Mohamad announced that all Parliamentarians from the Pakatan Harapan coalition, including himself, would have to declare their assets, in a bid to clean […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

IN MAHATHIR’S MALAYSIA, NO GAY RIGHTS AND NO FREE SPEECH

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>As Malaysia’s new government prepares for Monday’s parliament sitting the first since the historic May 9 election prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and his reform-oriented allies are facing sharp questions about whether they will renege on vows to improve the country’s dismal human rights record. Even before the start of the first legislative session, rights activists […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia likely headed for more turmoil

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Najib Razak affair will pit his friends against his foes, echoing Thailand’s political division The corruption case against Malaysian former prime minister Najib Razak may be just the beginning, even though his troubles started last year with a popular uprising against him. Until a massive embezzlement scandal rocked his rule, he was enjoying considerably […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Russians used server in Malaysia to hack into US convention

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>US indictments against a dozen Russian intelligence officers on Friday provided detailed technical evidence to back up allegations of Russian hacking and leaking of information to influence the 2016 US presidential election. By tracing control of email and social media accounts and a tool for remote internet connections, the 29-page indictment document for the first […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

UEC recognition will not threaten BM, says Anwar

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Recognising the United Examination Certificate (UEC) will not undermine the position of Bahasa Malaysia as the national language, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The Star reported the PKR de facto leader as saying that key individuals in the Chinese-language education field agreed Bahasa Malaysia would not be threatened. “We cannot neglect the position of Bahasa […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Solar panel project: Najib’s ex-aide remanded for another two days

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The remand order against Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s former special officer has been extended for another two days until Sunday. The 44-year-old, who carries the title ‘Datuk’, was detained on Monday to assist in a probe over alleged false claims relating to a solar panel project for schools in Sarawak. The extended remand order was […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Stop sanctioning rape: Muslim dad starts online petition to ban child marriage

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A Muslim father has started an online petition calling for the federal government to stop sanctioning the “rape of children” by banning child marriage. Umran Kadir, a father of three residing in the United Kingdom, explained that he was infuriated by the government’s response to the recent marriage of an 11-year-old Thai girl to a […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Anwar successfully undergoes surgery in Istanbul

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Pakatan Harapan de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, has safely undergone two surgeries including an operation on his right shoulder rotator cuff. During the operation carried out at the Medipol Mega University Hospital, Anwar also undergone a micro surgery to treat his chronic back pain which was caused by a slipped disc. Anwar’s personal […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

NSTP bags 6 awards at MPI-Petronas Malaysian Journalism Awards 2017

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad (NSTP) group bagged six awards at the MPI-Petronas Malaysian Journalism Awards 2017 tonight. New Straits Times (NST) journalist Alisa Shah and NST Special Probes Editor Farrah Naz Karim won in the Best Investigative Report category. They took home RM10,000 cash, a certificate and a trophy. NST Associate Editor, […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Report: India says sent Malaysia extradition request for Zakir Naik

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Indian government confirmed that it formally requested Malaysia last January to extradite Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik back to his home country. Indian Ministry of External Affairs told news portal Malaysiakini that the Indian government has been in regular contact with their Malaysian counterparts on Dr Zakir, who is a Malaysian permanent resident under […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia’s new light rail project to proceed at half the cost: Finance minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT 3) project will proceed at RM16.6 billion (US$4 billion), which is nearly half the earlier projected cost of RM31.6 billion, Finance minister Lim Guan Eng announced on Thursday (July 12). Lim had reportedly said that the initial cost of the LRT 3 that was projected by local public transport […]</p>

16 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Latest wave of homophobia may worsen abuse against LGBT, watchdog warns Putrajaya

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>An international human rights watchdog today urged Putrajaya to take steps to protect the rights and safety of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, following a rising wave of homophobia and transphobia. Amnesty International said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration must prevent threats and attacks against the community, and probe such attacks if […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Dr M acting Home minister as Muhyiddin recovers from surgery

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will temporarily take over the home ministry portfolio as Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin recuperates from surgery. Muhyiddin underwent surgery to remove an early-stage growth in his pancreas and will be on medical leave for a month, according to a statement released by the ministry today. “He will be on […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Despite scrapping of GST, government says millions to be saved from review of mega projects

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Pakatan Harapan government is confident in maintaining balanced accounts despite the populist pledges resulting in increased expenditure and lowered overall revenue, according to the Straits Times (ST). Citing government sources, ST reported the government could stand to lose up to RM21 billion after the scrapping of the goods and services (GST) tax, albeit it […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Despite academic achievement, Malaysia-born stateless scholar feels ‘unwanted’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>It took a few months but STPM top scorer Roisah Abdullah has finally been able to attend classes at the Tun Abdul Razak University (UniRazak) here. The hold-up is because the 21-year-old UniRazak freshman is not considered to be a Malaysian citizen in the eyes of the law, despite being born here, and despite promises […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Dr M acting Home minister as Muhyiddin recovers from surgery

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will temporarily take over the home ministry portfolio as Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin recuperates from surgery. Muhyiddin underwent surgery to remove an early-stage growth in his pancreas and will be on medical leave for a month, according to a statement released by the ministry today. “He will be on […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia’s new light rail project to proceed at half the cost: Finance minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT 3) project will proceed at RM16.6 billion (US$4 billion), which is nearly half the earlier projected cost of RM31.6 billion, Finance minister Lim Guan Eng announced on Thursday (July 12). Lim had reportedly said that the initial cost of the LRT 3 that was projected by local public transport […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

‘Legal welfare’ of Muslims under threat with non-Muslims in charge, PAS claims

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The legal rights of Muslims are now under threat following the appointments of non-Muslims into top legal positions in the country, PAS has said. PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan questioned the Pakatan Harapan government’s rationale in appointing non-Muslims for the posts of the Attorney general, Chief Justice, and minister in the prime minister’s office in […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia Airlines set to transport over 15,000 Malaysian pilgrims for 2018 Haj season

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) is set to transport over 15,000 Malaysian pilgrims for this year’s Haj season with the first flight scheduled to depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for Jeddah and Madinah on July 14. Its chief executive officer Captain Izham Ismail said the national carrier was honoured to be selected by Tabung Haji […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Donations to Tabung Harapan Malaysia can be made via Pos Malaysia

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysians looking to donate to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia can now do so via Pos Malaysia. Communications and Multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo said 340 post offices will serve as Maybank agents to receive donations from the public. “This is Pos Malaysia’s initiative to ease the rakyat’s efforts and wish to contribute to the country. […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Singapore and Malaysia conduct joint chemical spill exercise at sea

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>What if a collision at sea spills 500 tonnes of benzene into the waters off Singapore? A chemical spill on such a scale in the East Johor Strait is one of the scenarios Singapore and Malaysia authorities were preparing for in a joint exercise conducted on Thursday (July 12). Seven vessels and 50 officers from […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysian kicked out of Australia for ‘extreme depravity’ videos

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A Malaysian tourist was kicked out of Australia Friday after videos showing “extreme sexual depravity and horrific violence” were found on his phone during a routine baggage check at Perth airport. The 43-year-old man, who was not named, arrived on a flight from Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday when the shocking material was discovered. He was […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia Airlines set to transport over 15,000 Malaysian pilgrims for 2018 Haj season

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) is set to transport over 15,000 Malaysian pilgrims for this year’s Haj season with the first flight scheduled to depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for Jeddah and Madinah on July 14. Its chief executive officer Captain Izham Ismail said the national carrier was honoured to be selected by Tabung Haji […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

‘Anwar turned down Dr M’s offer to become senator’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had offered Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim a senatorship on May 13, three days before the latter received full pardon and release over his sodomy conviction. The senatorship would have paved the way for Anwar to join the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration. Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution revealed that […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

In birthday wish, Marina says Dr Siti Hasmah ‘strong, steady hand’ behind Dr M

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir wished her mother Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali a happy birthday today, two days after the birthday of her father Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In a short Facebook post, Marina said the 92-year-old woman is the “strong steady (and often funny) hand” behind her family, but especially the prime minister. […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

Pressing need for a Centre of Japanese Studies in Malaysia

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia appears set to revive its Look-East Policy in order to deepen its collaboration and strengthen business competitiveness between both Malaysia and Japan following Pakatan Harapan’s victory in the recently concluded 14th general elections. Malaysia’s pivot to the east was the brainchild of our present prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir when he had first held […]</p>

14 July 2018 | 1:02 am

World : 'Makkah Road' provides maximum comfort for Malaysian Haj pilgrims

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- The pre-clearance system launched by the Saudi Arabian government recently can provide maximum comfort for Malaysian haj pilgrims, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

General : Zaharah Ibrahim second woman to hold Chief Judge Of Malaya post

PUTRAJAYA, July 17 (Bernama) -- Tan Sri Zaharah Ibrahim was sworn in as the new Chief Judge of Malaya here today.

General : MH17: Malaysia resolute in pursuit to seek justice for victims

PUTRAJAYA, July 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is resolute in its pursuit to seek justice for the victims of the MH17 tragedy, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today.

General : Members of Parliament free to raise any issue in Dewan Rakyat - Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) --All Members of Parliament have the freedom to raise any issue in the Dewan Rakyat, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Business : Retail sector growth revised higher to 5.3 per cent post-GE 14

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's retail sector is estimated to chalk up a growth of 5.3 per cent after the 14th General Election and revised from an earlier estimate of 4.7 per cent, said Retail Group Malaysia (RGM) Sdn Bhd Managing Director Tan Hai Hsin.

Business : Public consultation vital for policies, regulations

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- Public consultation and approval are vital to gather political support for any policies and regulations, said Ministry of International Trade and Industry Deputy Secretary General, Datuk Norazman Ayob.

General : King praises new government for upholding transparency

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, today opened the first meeting of the first session of the 14th Parliament, and praised the new government for upholding transparency.

General : Leave nobody behind in journey to mature democracy, advises Sultan Nazrin Shah

IPOH, July 17 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah, said today nobody should be left behind in the country's journey to make Malaysia a mature democracy to join the rest of the community of nations already in the premier league of democracies.

General : King draws cheers with witty remark before royal address

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, drew applause and cheers from the MPs from both sides in the Dewan Rakyat when he jokingly advised everyone to remain in their seats and not leave as he prepared to deliver his royal address.

General : Agong opens first session of 14th Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 (Bernama) -- The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today opened the first meeting of the first session of the 14th Parliament, marking a significant point in history as Malaysia is being led by the new Pakatan Harapan Government.