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

European advisory body calls on Hungary not to adopt 'Stop Soros' bill yet

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary should not pass legislation making people or organisations providing help to illegal immigrants liable to jail, before the Council of Europe's advisory body gives its opinion on the bill on Friday, it said on Monday.

18 June 2018 | 7:20 pm

Spain's government to remove Franco's remains from mausoleum

MADRID (Reuters) - The remains of fascist dictator Francisco Franco could soon be removed from a state-funded mausoleum under a plan by Spain's new socialist government to transform the monument into a place to remember the civil war rather than glorify the dictatorship.

18 June 2018 | 7:03 pm

Norway tests tiny electric plane, sees passenger flights by 2025

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway tested a two-seater electric plane on Monday and predicted a start to passenger flights by 2025 if new aviation technologies match a green shift that has made Norwegians the world's top buyers of electric cars.

18 June 2018 | 6:59 pm

The Macedonia effect? Deal may boost Greek debt relief hopes

ATHENS (Reuters) - With a brief formulation of words, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may have boosted his chances of persuading foreign creditors to free his nation from years of financial humiliation on better terms than a few days ago.

18 June 2018 | 6:37 pm

EU executive 'confident' of migration deal but many beg to differ

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Monday it was confident that EU leaders could agree at a summit next week on handling migrants and refugees, but some diplomats were much less optimistic.

18 June 2018 | 6:37 pm

Macron scolds teen for asking 'How's it going, Manu?'

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron upbraided a French teenager on Monday after the boy addressed the president informally as "Manu" and sang the socialist anthem in front of him.

18 June 2018 | 6:22 pm

Motorists in crime-ridden Caracas seek safety through 'Buddy' app

CARACAS (Reuters) - Two men on motor-bikes approached a broken-down vehicle in Caracas one day earlier this month in what could have been a nightmare scenario in one of the world's most dangerous cities where roadside robberies and murders are an everyday occurrence.

18 June 2018 | 6:17 pm

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An estimated 18 people were rescued and one was confirmed dead from among about 80 passengers aboard a ferry that sank on Monday in Lake Toba in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, a disaster agency official said.

18 June 2018 | 5:55 pm

Turkey's Erdogan says Kurdish groups leaving Manbij area

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Syrian Kurdish militia fighters were leaving northern Syria's Manbij area.

18 June 2018 | 5:55 pm

Bavarians put Merkel on notice to win EU migrants deal

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Bavarian allies agreed to give her a two-week breathing space on Monday to find a European solution to a row over immigration that threatens to scupper her three-month-old coalition government.

18 June 2018 | 5:54 pm

ExclusiveMalaysia’s Najib may face charges of money laundering, misappropriation of property: source

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian authorities investigating scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) are considering charging former prime minister Najib Razak with money laundering and misappropriation of property, a source familiar with the matter said. Najib, who founded 1MDB in 2009, is the subject of a money laundering and corruption probe, after reports that millions of dollars made […]</p>

18 June 2018 | 2:12 am

Govt needs private sector backing for new car project, says finance minister

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The new national car project mooted by prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must be backed by the private sector following a shortage of public funds, says Finance minister Lim Guan Eng. In an interview with the Channel NewsAsia’s Conversation With yesterday, Lim said he had discussed the proposed project with Dr Mahathir and it […]</p>

18 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia’s PM rejects Jho Low deal for immunity: Report

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has rejected an offer by Low Taek Jho to drop his claim to assets frozen by US authorities in return for immunity from prosecution over the 1MDB scandal, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, citing sources. According to the WSJ, Tun Dr Mahathir turned down the offer through an intermediary. […]</p>

18 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Guan Eng: China and Singapore understand Malaysia’s review of ECRL, HSR

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>China and Singapore will understand why Malaysia had to review the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) projects, Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said. Lim told Singapore broadcaster Channel News Asia that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has to deal with a debt problem of more than $251 […]</p>

18 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia to seek return of 1MDB money from banks, political parties

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia intends to recover all funds illicitly taken from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), and determine whether there are grounds for claims against companies, including Goldman Sachs , that profited from dealing with the beleaguered state fund. Finance minister Lim Guan Eng told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that a plan was “on the table” […]</p>

18 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Anwar says no regrets working with changed Dr M

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said his reconciliation with former nemesis Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was a difficult and painful decision, but one he did not regret making. In an interview with British state broadcaster BBC, Anwar said when Dr Mahathir first approached him in September 2016 to propose working together, many […]</p>

18 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia Starts to Count the Cost of Corruption

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, who heads Malaysia’s reform coalition Pakatan Harapan, has lost no time in knuckling down to work. A week after he assumed office in the wake of the political earthquake of the country’s May 9 general election, he terminated the contracts of 17,000 political appointees as a drain on public expenditure. The […]</p>

18 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Time to heal old wounds and move on, says Najib

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has said that he hopes the rivalry between the opposition and the government will remain “healthy” and under control. Although he is no longer the nation’s leader, Najib urged Malaysians to forge ahead with understanding during the festive period. Najib voiced his view on Facebook today, calling for […]</p>

18 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Minister hints at Malaysia’s first woman as Parliament Speaker

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia could soon have its first-ever female Speaker in Parliament, Human Resources minister M. Kulasegaran has hinted. Kulasegaran reportedly said the naming of the new Speaker will be in late June and the choice will prove surprising, according to local daily The Borneo Post. The Borneo Post cited its sister publication Oriental Daily’s Thursday interview […]</p>

18 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Exclusive: Malaysia’s Najib may face charges of money laundering, misappropriation of property – source

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian authorities investigating scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) are considering charging former prime minister Najib Razak with money laundering and misappropriation of property, a source familiar with the matter said. Najib, who founded 1MDB in 2009, is the subject of a money laundering and corruption probe, after reports that millions of dollars made […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 2:29 am

Govt needs private sector backing for new car project, says finance minister

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The new national car project mooted by prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must be backed by the private sector following a shortage of public funds, says Finance minister Lim Guan Eng. In an interview with the Channel NewsAsia’s Conversation With yesterday, Lim said he had discussed the proposed project with Dr Mahathir and it […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Private member’s bill on prison reform to be tabled in parliament

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A private member’s bill on the institutional reform for prisons will be tabled at the upcoming parliament session. Permatang Pauh lawmaker Nurul Izzah Anwar said the country’s prisons and lock-up facilities were six decades behind other countries. Izzah, who is PKR vice-president, said she could collect the relevant information on the matter before tabling the […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia hit as EU decides to phase out palm oil from transport fuel

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>EU negotiators on Thursday agreed to phase out the use of palm oil in transport fuels from 2030, setting up a clash with producer countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia. A text of the deal, seen by Reuters, leaves the wording on details of curbs on palm oil “yet to be agreed”, with EU sources […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Report: Sarawak schools face power cuts and water shortage amid low diesel supply

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Some 40 primary and secondary schools in Sarawak may face severe electricity cuts and water shortages as their diesel contractor has fallen behind schedule. The Borneo Post reported that for more than 10 days, schools in Miri and Limbang had been suffering from a shortage of diesel that powers the generator set for the school’s […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

News Analysis: Malaysia faces growth pressure amid fiscal reform

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>It has been a month since the Pakatan Harapan coalition led by Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad came into power. While the new administration has ambitious plans to fix up the country’s economy, it may not be an easy task as it needs to balance its growth and fiscal budget. In the past one month, […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Regent flies to Malaysia to retrieve body of migrant worker

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Jember regent Faida flew to Malaysia on Monday night to retrieve the body of a deceased Indonesian migrant worker, identified as Amintyas Wahyudi, from Kuala Lumpur Hospital. “All the outstanding hospital fees have been paid for,” she said as reported by tribunnews.com. The deceased allegedly owed RM7,000 (US$1,755) in medical bills to the hospital. The […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Muslims in Malaysia to celebrate Aidilfitri tomorrow

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Muslims in Malaysia will celebrate Aidilfitri tomorrow, the Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal, Tan Sri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, announced tonight. “In adherence to the command of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the consent of the Rulers, I hereby declare that the date for Hari Raya Puasa (Aidilfitri) for the states in Malaysia is Friday […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Anwar talks jail and 1MDB with ex-UK PM David Cameron in London meet

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>After catching up with old friend, former US vice-president Al Gore in London, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today met with former British prime minister David Cameron. The PKR de facto leader took to Twitter to share their meeting, saying he was able to express his gratitude to Cameron for speaking up about his treatment in […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Agong reminds Malaysians on importance of monarchy

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s constitutional monarchy is crucial during times of crises and must not be disparaged or mocked, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V said in his pre-Aidilfitri address tonight. In a televised speech, the Agong said Malaysians must also not adopt what he described as the Western practice of ridiculing others without regard of the outcome. […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Putrajaya offices left in shameful state after GE14, says Dr M

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government leaders were horrified to find offices in Putrajaya littered with oversized garbage bags full of shredded documents, loose paper on the floor and even unfinished food after the May 9 general election. In an interview with the New York Times (NYT) published today, prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Guan Eng: I’m having nightmares every day

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Finance minister Lim Guan Eng has expressed alarm over the depth of alleged corruption in Malaysia beyond 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Lim told US paper The New York Times (NYT) that the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government was “just robbing the country blind”. “I’m having nightmares practically every day, wondering what land mines will I […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Chinese businessperson gives out Hari Raya goodies to the homeless

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A businessperson’s annual programme of helping the homeless in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri continued here last night. More than 600 homeless people including those from a neighbouring country who were begging around Muhammadi mosque near Padang Bank received donations from Datuk Seri Sunny Ung. Ung said he decided to help the group after realising […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia to seek return of 1MDB money from banks, political parties

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia intends to recover all funds illicitly taken from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), and determine whether there are grounds for claims against companies, including Goldman Sachs , that profited from dealing with the beleaguered state fund. Finance minister Lim Guan Eng told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that a plan was “on the table” […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Dr M: Pakatan not seeking revenge, obvious Najib stole money

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed that the government has gathered enough evidence to prosecute his predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor for corruption. In an interview with US paper The New York Times (NYT), Dr Mahathir said the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration was not “seeking revenge”, but it […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

China, Singapore can help Malaysia cope with debt, says Finance minister Lim Guan Eng

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s Finance minister Lim Guan Eng believes countries like China and Singapore understand why it has had to review mega projects such as the China-backed East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR). Lim told Channel NewsAsia’s Conversation With that his new government is still dealing with the more than […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Goldman Sachs Made Millions in Malaysia. Now Malaysia Wants Some Money Back.

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Goldman Sachs once made a lot of money in Malaysia. Now Malaysia wants some of it back. The Malaysian government intends to seek restitution from Goldman Sachs, its new finance minister said this week, as it moves to resolve a huge scandal that led to the disappearance of billions of dollars and helped put the […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Terrorism: The new Cabinet must acknowledge risk

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Congratulations, Malaysia. You have voted for a new government, and you have received it. IMAN Research (IMAN) is now hard at work analysing and finalising a report on the recent general elections, which we will share once it is completed. However, we would like to share some concerns. While Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s appointment of […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia needs to restore investors’ confidence

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Royal Malaysia Police’s investigation into the seizure of valuable items from a luxury condominium in Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe is still ongoing. Amar Singh, the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director, said the police are still in the midst of identifying, authenticating and […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia welcomes UN resolution on greater protection for Palestinians

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia has welcomed the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations general Assembly (UNGA) calling for greater protection for Palestinians. The resolution, adopted at an emergency special session yesterday, also deplores any use of “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” force by the Israeli military against Palestinian civilians, particularly in the Gaza Strip. The resolution was […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Investigation into luxury items seized in 1MDB probe still ongoing: Malaysia police

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Royal Malaysia Police’s investigation into the seizure of valuable items from a luxury condominium in Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) probe is still ongoing. Amar Singh, the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director, said the police are still in the midst of identifying, authenticating and […]</p>

16 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Report: Malaysians borrow RM37.5m for Raya

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The number of Malaysians seeking the services of licensed moneylenders has increased from 20 per cent to 30 per cent this Hari Raya Aidilfitri, with the collective loans amounting to a whopping RM37.5 million, Kosmo! reported today. The Malay daily reported that its survey showed most of the loans were generally used to purchase goods […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Guan Eng: Najib wasting his time denying national debt is RM1 trillion

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is wasting his time denying the true state of the nation’s finances. Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said there were many debts which the previous government had guaranteed which now had to be borne by the present leadership. “Najib is always stressing on the direct debt which stands […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Pakatan’s RM1t ‘debt’ claim refuted by Moody’s, Najib insists

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today called on the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to adhere to international standards, and keep politics out when it comes to financial reporting. He cited top international credit rating agency Moody’s through its Investors Service as having independently assessed the PH government’s claims of the RM1 trillion “debt” and debt-to-GDP […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

1MDB coverage by foreign media coloured by personal agenda, study says

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Foreign media’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) coverage particularly US’ Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Singapore’s Straits Times (ST) were heavily influenced by the politics in their respective countries, an observer has claimed. Ngan Sue Ven, a researcher with INGO Political Studies for Change (KPRU), in her study argued that the reporting on 1MDB by both […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

AirAsia’s applications rejected for fear of overcapacity, says Mavcom

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) rejected AirAsia’s application for more Kuala Lumpur-Haikou and Kota Kinabalu-Sandakan flights upon the consideration of an extensive number of factors. The reasons the applications were rejected, it said in a statement, was due to the risk of overcapacity, where the supply of seats far exceeds passenger demand. Mavcom said the […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

‘No truth, just speculations’: More Pakatan leaders scoff at Cabinet rumours

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Several other Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders who were rumoured to be in the running for Cabinet posts, have rubbished a report on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s alleged final line-up earlier today. While some of them named in the line-up were mum when asked for confirmation, some had labelled the report as either speculation to downright […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

No issue with rice supply in Malaysia

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia is not facing any issue with regards its rice supply, assured Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry’s Padi and Rice Industry Division secretary Shamsuddin Ismail. He said the country produced 73 per cent of local rice and the rest was imported, based on a long-term contract. “However, to ensure Malaysia’s food security remains intact, the government […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

‘Cabinet ministers’ deny being on ‘list’

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Teresa Kok took to social media to slam a news report quoting sources on the highly anticipated full Cabinet list. The DAP deputy secretary-general denied the report and dismissed it as fake news in a posting on Facebook. “Another fake cabinet list published sigh! I know nothing about the appointment,” she said while quoting the […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Sarawak CM: After GE14, formation of GPS is what Malaysians want

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Sarawak Chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today defended the move by the four state ruling parties to exit Barisan Nasional (BN) and to form Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). He said that the move is in accordance with the aspirations and wishes of the people. Abang Johari said the state government, under a new […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Najib: Moody’s found RM1 trillion debt claim to be untrue

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>International credit rating agency, Moody’s had independently assessed the Pakatan Harapan government’s claims of RM1 trillion debt and self-declared debt-to-GDP (gross domestic product) ratio of 80.3 per cent and had found it to be untrue said Datuk Seri Najib Razak. “Moody’s have found those claims to be untrue and have maintained our debt ratio to […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Oversupply reason for rejecting AirAsia requests, Mavcom clarifies

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has cited the risk of oversupply as the reason it had rejected AirAsia’s requests for additional routes to East Malaysia and Southern China. In a statement to Malay Mail, the commission said it had considered consumer welfare and sustainable growth of the aviation industry in making its decision. “The allocation […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysia’s king says he’ll take a 10pct pay cut as citizens crowdfund $15 million to help pay off the nation’s staggering debt

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s king has offered to take a pay cut as the country grapples with a surprise national debt of $251 billion. Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV Sultan Muhammad V said he will take a 10 percent cut to his salary and emoluments through until the end of his reign in 2021 in response to an outpouring […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

UK ready to help Msia recover its assets, rebuild finances Treadell

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The United Kingdom (UK) has expressed its willingness to assist Malaysia to recover its illegal assets in the country, said High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell. Treadell, who met with Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chair Tun Daim Zainuddin today, said the UK would support the Malaysian government in rebuilding its finances. “If any money […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

UK will assist Malaysia in recovering its assets, rebuild finances, Treadell

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The United Kingdom (UK) has expressed its willingness to assist Malaysia to recover its illegal assets in the country, said High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell. Treadell, who met with Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chair Tun Daim Zainuddin today, said the UK would support the Malaysian government in rebuilding its finances. “If any money […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Envoy says UK will support 1MDB asset repatriation

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The United Kingdom is lending its full support to help the new Malaysian government manage its finances better. British High Commissioner to Malaysia Vicki Treadell said this includes repatriation of assets linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) investigations there. “We want to support the new government manage its finances and if the due process […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Sabah lawyers: Judges’ exit avoids potential ‘embarrassment’ with peer ruling

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The resignation of the country’s two top judges amid lawsuits challenging their appointments is a “pragmatic” move that could prevent the potential “embarrassment” of their peers ruling on the validity of their positions, the Sabah Law Society (SLS) said today. SLS president Brenndon Keith Soh said the professional body which represents all Sabah lawyers “respects […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Syahredzan: After GE14, doesn’t Najib understand that people hate him?

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s recent public statements show that he is oblivious to the people’s rejection of his leadership and Barisan Nasional (BN), Syahredzan Johan said today. In a series of tweets, Syahredzan, who is Gelang Patah MP Lim Kit Siang’s political secretary, accused the former prime minister of showing no remorse and even trying […]</p>

15 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Invited to China, Dr M says will go when free

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that he wants to go to China and will visit the country when he is able to. Dr Mahathir, the author of the “Look East” policy visited Japan in his first official trip abroad after returning to office as the seventh prime minister 15 years after retirement. He […]</p>

14 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Government to boost national food productivity in next 3 years: Salahuddin

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The government will focus on increasing food productivity and security, as well as minimising bureaucracy over the next three years, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry minister Salahuddin Ayub. He said the government was committed to mobilise appropriate initiatives in ensuring adequate food supply in the country, as well as to ensure the national food safety […]</p>

14 June 2018 | 1:02 am

Malaysian officials quit as new government cleans house

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s top two judges and its election chief are resigning, officials said Wednesday, the latest senior public servants to leave their posts since the former government lost power. Chief Justice Raus Sharif and appeals court president Zulkefli Ahmad Makinudin are to step down on July 31, while election chief Mohamad Hashim Abdullah will end his […]</p>

14 June 2018 | 1:02 am

General : Bersatu Youth Chief wants MACC, police probe into so-called Ramadan bazaar scandal

PUTRAJAYA, June 18 (Bernama) -- Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the so-called Ramadan Bazaar scandal in Kuala Lumpur and called for MACC and police investigations into the matter.

General : Sabah Ministry to improve its rural women's economy

KOTA BELUD, June 18 (Bernama) -- The Sabah Rural Development Ministry will focus on improving the economy of rural women and mothers, other than providing the rural areas with roads, electricity and water supply.

General : Sabah Ministry to improve its rural women's economy

KOTA BELUD, June 18 (Bernama) -- The Sabah Rural Development Ministry will focus on improving the economy of rural women and mothers, other than providing the rural areas with roads, electricity and water supply.

Business : FMM hopeful govt will maintain current electricity tariff

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) -- The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is hopeful that the Pakatan Harapan government would maintain the current electricity tariff rates in Peninsular Malaysia for Jan 1, 2018 up to Dec 31, 2020 period.

General : Malaysia, Japan keen to expand collaboration in various areas - Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, June 18 (Bernama) -- Malaysia and Japan are keen to expand collaboration in various areas including disaster management and social protection policies, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.

General : Woman slashes young son to death

KUANTAN, June 18 (Bernama) -- The police have arrested a woman for murder after she allegedly slashed the neck of her young son with a knife in what is believed to be a state of hallucination, at the Jengka Felda scheme in Maran near here yesterday.

General : Mahathir says had good exchange of ideas with Jack Ma

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he had a good exchange of ideas on various subjects with Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman Jack Ma at their meeting in Putrajaya today.

General : Diesel leaks into river after tanker lorry accident

SEREMBAN, June 18 (Bernama) -- Diesel has leaked into a small river near Kuala Pilah after a tanker lorry with 20,000 litres of the fuel overturned into a three-metre-deep ravine following an accident with a car along Jalan Pelangai Hilir today.

General : Smooth traffic flow along major highways at 9.30 Am

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) -- Traffic was reported to be moving smoothly along major highways as at 9.30 am today, but the volume is expected to increase in the evening as people begin to return to the cities.

General : Woman slashes young son to death

KUANTAN, June 18 (Bernama) -- The police have arrested a woman for murder after she allegedly slashed the neck of her young son with a knife in what is believed to be a state of hallucination, at the Jengka Felda scheme in Maran near here yesterday.