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

Turkey talks Khashoggi with U.N. chief, no inquiry request - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu did not request a U.N. inquiry into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he met with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, a U.N. spokesman said, though they did discuss the case.

19 November 2018 | 6:54 pm

French universities to offer more courses in English to attract foreign students

PARIS (Reuters) - France wants to boost the number of foreign students at its universities by more than half over the next decade and will offer more courses taught in English to attract them.

19 November 2018 | 6:49 pm

Syrian army says Islamic State cleared from southeastern desert

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army said on Monday Islamic State militants had been cleared from a rugged area in southeastern Syria, where they had been holding out for months against a campaign to defeat them.

19 November 2018 | 6:40 pm

U.S. senator urges report from spy agencies on Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Ron Wyden on Monday called on U.S. intelligence officials to publicly release a summary of their findings on the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Wyden said in a statement to Reuters.

19 November 2018 | 6:39 pm

Russian arms exporter is lowest bidder for India's $3 billion air defence tender

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Russia's state-owned arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, has emerged as the lowest bidder for India's $3 billion (2.33 billion pounds) tender to source short-range air defence missile systems, the Indian army said on Monday.

19 November 2018 | 6:16 pm

Watchdog opposes Romanian minister's push to sack prosecutor general

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - An independent Romanian watchdog objected on Monday to a government attempt to sack prosecutor general Augustin Lazar, the last major figure in an anti-corruption drive still in office.

19 November 2018 | 6:07 pm

U.S. sanctions South African for helping North Korea acquire oil

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday sanctioned a South African man for helping North Korea acquire oil, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control said.

19 November 2018 | 5:43 pm

Greece eyes pot of gold as medicinal cannabis licensed

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece on Monday issued the first licences to private companies for growing medicinal cannabis in the country, part of an attempt to tap a burgeoning market worth billions.

19 November 2018 | 5:38 pm

Congo spy agency informant, army colonel deny role in U.N. experts' killing

DAKAR (Reuters) - An informant for Congo's intelligence service and an army colonel on Monday denied involvement in the killing of two U.N. sanctions monitors last year, the prosecutor in the case said.

19 November 2018 | 5:29 pm

Finns respond to Trump by raking country great again

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Puzzled Finns have taken to Twitter to post pictures of themselves raking the forest after U.S. President Donald Trump said California should learn a lesson from the Nordic country about how to protect itself against wildfires.

19 November 2018 | 5:29 pm

Amid oil price scare, minister says Malaysia not too dependent on crude revenue

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng insisted today that Putrajaya’s finances will not be affected if oil prices drop. This comes amid concerns over the commodity’s near-term prospects as uncertainties dog the global economic outlook for next year. Oil accounts for up to 14 per cent of next year’s Budget revenue projection but Malaysia had […]</p>

19 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Wanita PKR rep moots making 20 the minimum age to marry

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A Wanita PKR delegate suggested the government go beyond standardising the minimum marriageable age at 18 for all creeds and genders, saying this should be set at 20 to encourage more scholarly pursuits. Selangor delegate Ermeemarianna Saadon said even 18 was too soon for girls to begin raising children and families, adding that they should […]</p>

19 November 2018 | 12:00 am

At Apec, Dr M highlights dark side of the ‘age of disruption’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned business leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) 2018 Summit here today that technological disruptions, normally viewed positively in business, should not widen inequality. He highlighted the effects of disruptive technology in Malaysia and other countries, like ride-sharing apps that replaced taxis, sparking protests, as well as […]</p>

19 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Malaysian Aids Council president on tackling HIV head on

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>It has almost been three years since Bakhtiar Talhah took the helm of the Malaysian Aids Council (MAC). Since then, the MAC president said things were moving in the right direction despite the constant battle to overcome stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV in the country. Bakhtiar, who is also chief operating officer of an international […]</p>

19 November 2018 | 12:00 am

US-China divisions dominate Apec summit

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting. Speaking in the Papua New Guinean capital, US vice President Mike Pence said there would be no […]</p>

19 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Dr M: Apec risks irrelevance if technological ‘disruption’ not dealt with

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) bloc today to deal with the “age of disruption” or risk becoming irrelevant. He said what was worrying was not the strategy, but the speed of needed interventions to handle such technological disruptions, as ride-sharing and home-sharing platforms disrupt conventional taxi and […]</p>

19 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Family support vital for effective diabetes management, says Diabetes Malaysia president

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>When British medical journal The Lancet in 2014 crowned Malaysia the most obese country in Asia, many Malaysians expressed their agreement over social media. That study also said this affected almost half the population and that the condition has been on the rise in the continent for the past few years. So, when in late […]</p>

19 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Fugitive Jho Low withdraws claims on luxury New York Park Lane Hotel

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho has agreed to withdraw claims on the luxury New York Park Lane Hotel, therefore allowing its sale to Mubadala Development Company to take place. According to a press statement issued by Low’s spokesman, the sale to the Abu Dhabi government owned company is part of a US forfeiture lawsuit. Low’s […]</p>

19 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Australia’s treasurer attacks Malaysian PM Mahathir for ‘antisemitic’ comments

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Australia’s treasurer has hit back at Mahathir Mohamad’s warning that Australia moving its embassy in Israel could encourage terrorism by citing a history of antisemitic remarks by the Malaysian prime minister. The deputy Liberal leader, Josh Frydenberg, accused Mahatir of having form in making “derogatory comments” about Jews in the past, including calling them “hook-nosed”, […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Amid oil price scare, minister says Malaysia not too dependent on crude revenue

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng insisted today that Putrajaya’s finances will not be affected if oil prices drop. This comes amid concerns over the commodity’s near-term prospects as uncertainties dog the global economic outlook for next year. The Bagan MP said the fact that Malaysia was unscathed by the six-month oil and gas supply […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

One in 10 Malaysian men, one in nine women at risk of getting cancer

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>One in 10 Malaysian men and one in nine women are at risk of getting cancer, according to the most recent Malaysia National Cancer Registry report. As part of its efforts to encourage early screening, the Ministry of Health is allocating RM20 million to protect women’s health next year. The recent Budget will benefit 70,000 […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Too soon for a Cabinet reshuffle, says Dr M

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has ended speculation about any immediate Federal Cabinet reshuffle, making it clear he has no intention to do so. “As far as I’m concerned, we are only a six-month old Cabinet. It’s difficult to assess the performance (of ministers) within such a short time. “I don’t want to be […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

I stand united with Anwar, ready to work with Rafizi: Azmin

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has affirmed his support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who was elected as the incoming PKR president by party members. “Well, certainly he is our new party president (who was chosen) based on consensus and full support of party members without any contest. “That shows that his leadership is well accepted […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Ahead of Apec meet, Saifuddin reveals accolades for Dr M over Asean Summit showing

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Foreign minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said today several of his counterparts conveyed their congratulations to Malaysia on prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s actions at the recent Asean summit. Saifuddin also highlighted a bilateral meeting at the 33rd Asean Summit in Singapore, which concluded yesterday, where officials from the unspecified country told him their prime […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Malaysian deputy PM, who is also the Women’s minister, calls female genital mutilation ‘cultural’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Following criticism from local activist groups, as well as members of the international community at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review, regarding Malaysia’s continued practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), the country’s deputy prime minister, Wan Azisah Wan Ismail, has said that the practice is part of our country’s culture. We’d like to remind you […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Dr M: Not easy, but Putrajaya will ratify conventions like ICERD

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Amid backlash by some Malay-Muslims, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad conceded that it is not easy for Malaysia to ratify international human rights conventions such as the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The prime minister said he expected Putrajaya’s pledge to ratify them to face some opposition, and the […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Police analysing weakness of e-Visa applicationdeputy IGP

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Police are in the midst of gathering information and analysing the weaknesses in the Immigration Department’s e-Visa system which had resulted in those blacklisted and having criminal records being allowed to enter the country. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the weaknesses could pose a major threat to the country and […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Ku Nan’s RM3m corruption charges: Ties to KL land, property developers

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was today charged with corruptly receiving a total of RM3 million from property developers during his time in power, with his case also linked to a project in Kuala Lumpur. Tengku Adnan was federal territories minister from May 2013 to May 2018 under then-Barisan Nasional (BN) administration, a position […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Can Malaysia afford government pensions as it becomes an ageing nation?

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia is heading towards becoming an aged nation by 2040 with more and more Malaysians falling under the elderly category. This then leads to the question of whether the country can keep up with pensions for government retirees. Here’s a quick look at the numbers, based on the Ministry of Finance’s past annual Economic Reports […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Report: Goldman’s new CEO says ‘personally outraged’ over 1MDB fiasco

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon told the US investment bank’s 40,000 employees that he was “personally outraged” by the “reprehensible” actions of a few individual former staff charged with fraud over 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Bloomberg reported today. Solomon, who last month took over the reins from Lloyd Blankfein who has been incriminated in the […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

‘Too little, too late, too paltry’, Kit Siang says of new Goldman CEO’s remarks after 1MDB

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>David Solomon’s widely reported voice message to Goldman Sachs employees is insufficient after the US investment bank was incriminated in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said today. The Iskandar Puteri MP noted that Solomon’s message emerged only after the United States’ Department of Justice (DoJ) had clearly indicated complicity […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

MACC nabs cops for allegedly receiving bribes

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Two rank-and-file police personnel have been arrested and detained by the Johor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today for allegedly requesting and receiving bribes. The two suspects, a male and female aged 29 and 52 respectively, are identified as a corporal and a lance corporal attached with the Permas Jaya police station. According to a MACC […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Aussie official, commentator fire back at ‘bigot’ Dr M over Israel embassy criticism

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Australia Treasurer Josh Frydenberg rejected Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s criticism of his country’s plan to shift its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying the latter’s remarks were motivated by his anti-Semitism. The prime minister of Malaysia told the media in Singapore yesterday that he chastised Australia’s leaders at the Asean Summit over their country’s proposal […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Malaysia Q3 GDP growth slips for a 4th straight quarter to 4.4 pct

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s economy grew at its slowest pace in two years in the July-September quarter as the country grappled with weak external demand and what the central bank called “supply shocks” for liquefied natural gas and palm oil. The fourth straight quarter of slowing growth presents a challenge for the administration of prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Australia, Malaysia at loggerheads over possible Jerusalem embassy

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Australia’s treasurer on Friday said Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad had a history of anti-Jewish statements, in an escalating war of words over the possibility Australia might move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Australian prime minister Scott Morrison proposed the embassy move during a local election campaign last month, sparking concern from Indonesia and Malaysia. […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Utusan tells govt not to rush death penalty repeal, moots Islamic approach

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The editors of Utusan Malaysia today urged Putrajaya not to be hasty with ending the mandatory death sentence for 33 crimes, including murder. At the same time, they also said that the civil courts could follow the Islamic approach that consults the family of the victim on the appropriate punishment, instead of simply giving judges […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Malaysia Q3 current account surplus narrows to 3.8 billion ringgit

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s current account surplus narrowed to 3.8 billion ringgit in the third quarter from 3.9 billion ringgit in the previous three months, the government said on Friday. Portfolio investment saw a net inflow of 0.6 billion ringgit ($143.20 million), compared with an outflow of 38.3 billion ringgit in the second quarter of 2018. ($1 = […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Malaysia improves ranking in global gender gap report

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia is now ranked 70th out of 144 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report 2017, up five rungs from the previous year. Department of Statistics Malaysia’s chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the rank was achieved after taking into account the Malaysian Gender Gap Index (MGGI) which showed the average scores […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Goldman CEO ‘personally outraged’ by Malaysia’s 1MDB corruption scandal

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Officer David Solomon has told employees he is “personally outraged” that any of the bank’s officials would take the actions laid out in US government charges of fraud involving Malaysia’s state controlled investment bank, 1MDB. Solomon made the comments in a voicemail sent to employees on Wednesday, weeks after […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

DPM insists Malaysian female circumcision not mutilation, says it’s ‘cultural’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail today maintained the assertion of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry she heads that female circumcision is a cultural practice in Malaysia. She rejected comparisons with female circumcision as practised elsewhere, especially those in African nations that have been globally condemned as female genital mutilation (FGM). “That […]</p>

17 November 2018 | 12:00 am

FT Ministry plans multi-level parking system for PPR residents

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Federal Territories minister Khalid Samad said today the ministry is planning to develop a multi-level parking system for People’s Housing Project (PPR) residents soon. “This is still in the early stages. Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) needs to conduct thorough research on a few related matters first such as the budget. “We can’t afford to […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Minister: Plastic waste a RM30b industry, can’t be ignored

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Putrajaya cannot afford to alienate or completely ban the plastic waste processing sector despite mounting pollutions concerns as it is a RM30 billion industry, said Zuraida Kamaruddin. The housing and local government minister also told Parliament during Question Time that she has no plans on changing the government’s policies regarding plastic waste, but will tighten […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Malaysia’s former first lady to face more chargesanti-graft agency

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia will file additional charges against the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, the anti-graft agency said on Wednesday, as authorities step up investigations into the former first couple. Najib and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, who was for years criticised for her extravagant lifestyle, are at the centre of a wide-ranging graft investigation launched […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

10pct pay cut for ministers to continue for now

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The government has not fixed a time frame on how long the 10 percent pay cut for ministers will continue. Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said it “is something not up to me to decide.” He also denied the 10 percent pay cut taken by the ministers goes to Tabung Harapan fund. “From what I […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

DPM insists Malaysian female circumcision not mutilation, says it’s ‘cultural’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail today maintained the assertion of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry she heads that female circumcision is a cultural practice in Malaysia. She rejected comparisons with female circumcision as practised elsewhere, especially those in African nations that have been globally condemned as female genital mutilation (FGM). “That […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Two out of 10 working Malaysians unable to save in last six months, survey shows

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) today revealed that two out of 10 Malaysian working adults were unable to save a single sen in the last six months. Nearly three out of 10 had to borrow money just to buy essential items. That’s 28 per cent out of 3,540 people between the ages […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Minister: RM5b spent to compensate toll concessionaires since 1990

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The government paid out RM5.109 billion in compensation to toll concessionaires from 1990 to 2017, said Baru Bian. The works minister was replying to a query by Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir (PH Johor Baru) during Question Time in Parliament today. “The amount of compensation paid (to concessionaires) from 1990 to 2017 is RM5.109 billion and […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Report: Jho Low’s legal team spent RM4.6m to burnish image post-1MDB scandal

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Two high-powered US law firms acting for fugitive financier Low Taek Jho spent more than $1.1 million (RM4.6 million) in a global publicity exercise to brighten his tarnished reputation as the alleged mastermind of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial heist scandal, the New York Times reported. Citing legal filings to the US Department of […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Malaysia warns embassy move increases risk of terrorism

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia has warned Australia that moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will “add to the cause of terrorism”. Prime minister Mahathir Mohamad raised the issue during a meeting with Scott Morrison in Singapore on Thursday. “I pointed out that in dealing with terrorism, one has to know the causes,” Dr Mahathir told reporters. “Adding […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Replace death penalty with commensurate form of punishment

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) wants a proportionate form of law that could replace the death penalty if it is to be abolished for drug offences. Nada director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah said the onus was on the government to seriously study about penalties that could commensurate with the existing death penalty. He said that […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Against convention to reshuffle cabinet within months of formation: Najib

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said it was against convention to reshuffle the cabinet within months of its formation. He also said that if anyone was dropped at this juncture it meant that they were not performing. “A cabinet reshuffle usually takes some time. It only happens about one and a half years […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Rosmah claims trial to soliciting RM187.5m bribe, receiving RM1.5m

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The wife of former prime minister, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor today claimed trial to soliciting a bribe worth RM187.5 million and receiving a bribe of RM1.5 million. The charges were read out in the Sessions Court here before judge Azman Ahmad. Rosmah nodded to confirm she understood the charges against her when asked. The offences […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

DPM: Child marriage amendments only next year

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Putrajaya plans to amend two laws next year to tighten requirements for child marriages in order to protect minors who enter such matrimony, said deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail. During Parliament’s Question Time today, Dr Wan Azisah who is also the women, family and community minister, told the Lower House […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

IMF wants to learn from Malaysia’s anti-corruption drive

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is looking to take pointers from Putrajaya’s experience in tackling corruption, said its chair and managing director Christine Lagarde. In a tweet yesterday, Lagarde posted a photo of herself with prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during her courtesy call at the sidelines of the 33rd Asean Summit here. “We […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Malaysia to allow child marriages to go on, but tighter enforcement

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Laws to better protect the interest of those involved in child marriages will be tabled in Parliament by the middle of next year, says deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail. The amendments will cover both civil and Islamic marriages and make it a requirement for reports from relevant agencies to be […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Minister: In RCEP summit, Malaysia objected lopsided trade deals

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Putrajaya brought up the issue of advanced economies’ refusal to cut tariffs against Malaysia at the 2nd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit today during the 33rd Asean Summit here. Foreign Affairs minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said that part of prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s intervention at the summit was to highlight that Malaysia’s […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Najib escorts Rosmah to face fresh charges as brother Risal trails

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak accompanied his wife Datin Seri Rosmah to the court complex here where she will be charged with corruption in relation to a Sarawak solar project. The couple stepped out of a black Proton Perdana at 2.05pm, with Najib leading his wife in and smiling at reporters and photographers. […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Real estate developer charged with bribing former FT minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Real estate developer Datuk Tan Eng Boon was today charged with bribing former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor with RM1 million. Tan claimed trial to the charge under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 which was read out to him in Mandarin by the court interpreter. An alternative charge for the […]</p>

16 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Malaysia PM says US DOJ will help return money Goldman Sachs charged for 1MDB dealings

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday US prosecutors had promised to help return money that Goldman Sachs charged for its dealings with troubled Malaysian state fund 1MDB. The US investment bank has been under scrutiny for its role in helping raise funds through bond offerings for 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) , which is […]</p>

15 November 2018 | 12:00 am

Need for Asean to walk the talk when it comes to cooperation

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Ahead of the opening of the Asean Summit in Singapore, prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stressed that cooperation among member nations is key to unlocking the grouping’s potential. In an interview with Singapore’s Straits Times today, he said, “We must stress greater cooperation, and the cooperation must be real. It’s not good just to […]</p>

15 November 2018 | 12:00 am

General : Flash floods: four relief centres opened in Melaka

<p>MELAKA, Nov 19 (Bernama) – Four flood relief centres were opened in the Alor Gajah district here following heavy rain since 1.30 am today which also caused some areas in the state to be hit by flash floods.</p>

Sport : DPM congratulates Jin Wei for winning World Junior Championships

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 (Bernama)  – National shuttler Goh Jin Wei’s success in winning the World Junior Championships for the second time in Canada on Sunday has caught the attention of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who said she was proud of the achievement.</p>

General : Remand extended again for suspect in 11-month-old Muazara's death

<p>KAJANG, Nov 19  (Bernama) — The Magistrate’s Court here today extended for another week the remand order against a  barber to facilitate police investigation into the death of  11-month-old Nur Muazara Ulfa Mohammad Zainal, who was allegedly sexually and physically abused two weeks ago.</p>

Business : Of free trade & digital economy, Tun marks return to APEC

<p>PORT MORESBY (Papua New Guinea), Nov 19 (Bernama) -- The extraordinary comeback of Tun Dr Mahathir as Malaysian seventh Prime Minister and as an elder statesman who champions less developed and developing economies at the multilateral level is telling.</p>

General : Gov't, developers to find middle ground for KL projects

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- The 74 development projects in Kuala Lumpur that are currently being probed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) One Stop Centre will proceed after the government and developers come to a middle ground.</p>

General : Najib gives statement at MACC office for almost four hours

<p>PUTRAJAYA, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters for almost four hours today to give a statement, believed to be on the case of alleged irregularities in the installation of solar power panels in Sarawak schools.</p>

General : No plan for casino in Pulau Tioman

<p>KUANTAN, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- The Pahang government has never considered offering a licence for the operation of a casino in Pulau Tioman, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said today.</p>

General : Statistical community needs to embrace digital revolution - Azmin

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has called on the statistical community to embrace the potential of the digital revolution and fully-utilised opportunities to further strengthen and enhance the national statistical system.</p>

General : No ceiling sale price for special vehicle registration numbers

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 (Bernama) -- The government will not set a ceiling sale price for special vehicle registration numbers, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.</p>

Sport : Jin Wei wins World Junior Championships, Canada

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 (Bernama) – National female shuttler Goh Jin Wei brought glory to Malaysia when she won the World Junior Championships held in Markham, Canada on Sunday (Monday in Malaysia).</p> <p> </p>