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

Austrian Social Democratic provincial governor ends cooperation with Freedom Party

VIENNA (Reuters) - The Social Democratic governor of Austria's Burgenland province ended cooperation with the Freedom Party on Sunday and called early elections, in the latest political turmoil unleashed by a scandal at the far right party over state contracts.

19 May 2019 | 6:53 pm

Rebels say Syrian army fails to retake Latakia mountain

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels held onto a commanding position in a mountain range in the coastal province of Latakia, the ancestral home of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, after government forces were forced to withdraw.

19 May 2019 | 6:26 pm

White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democrats with U.S. military experience who are vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday, criticizing Republican President Donald Trump for escalating tensions with Iran that could lead to war.

19 May 2019 | 5:52 pm

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it wanted to avert war in the region but stood ready to respond with "all strength" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, telling Iran that the ball was now in its court.

19 May 2019 | 5:39 pm

Violence flares in West Bengal as voting in Indian election ends

KOLKATA (Reuters) - Violent clashes broke out in India's eastern state of West Bengal again on Sunday in the final phase of the staggered election that will decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term.

19 May 2019 | 5:14 pm

Curious foreigners get rare chance to sample Emirati culture

DUBAI (Reuters) - No question was off limits for curious tourists and foreign residents of Dubai wanting to learn more about Emirati culture and the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

19 May 2019 | 5:00 pm

Blast injures South African tourists near Egypt's Giza pyramids - security sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people on Sunday, mostly South African tourists, near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt, two security sources said.

19 May 2019 | 4:52 pm

Venezuela oil minister says economy, oil industry under U.S. siege

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Sunday his country's economy and oil industry was under economic and financial siege by the U.S. government.

19 May 2019 | 4:34 pm

Woman praised for caring for two abandoned dogs

PETALING JAYA: A video of a woman feeding two abandoned dogs in her housing area in Puchong has gone viral on Twitter.

19 May 2019 | 4:33 pm

First session of Afghan parliament ends in brawl over new speaker

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which was sitting for the first time since chaotic elections last year.

19 May 2019 | 4:21 pm

Malaysia arrests suspected militants over IS plots

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Three militants inspired by the Islamic State group have been arrested in Malaysia, accused of planning attacks on non-Muslim places of worship in the country and neighbouring Indonesia, police said Thursday. The suspects are thought to have links to a wider IS-inspired cell, some of whose members were detained last week in Malaysia. Malaysia and […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

UN confirms Malaysia’s withdrawal from Rome Statute, says Wisma Putra

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The United Nations secretary-general has confirmed Malaysia’s withdrawal as a signatory of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a statement, Wisma Putra said the withdrawal as a member nation of the treaty took effect on April 29, which was the date the Malaysian government submitted a withdrawal letter to the secretary-general. […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia just below UAE, Albania in ‘Islamicity’ index, but New Zealand beat them all

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia is ranked the third highest-ranking Muslim-majority country in this year’s global Islamicity Index which measures a society’s adherence to Quranic teachings and Prophet Muhammad’s practices. The country’s performance however slid to 47th out of 153 nations worldwide in 2018 compared to 43rd place in the year before. Malaysia ranked just below the United Arab […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s ‘miracle mushrooms’ maker explores sale that could value it at $1.37b

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>DXN Holdings Bhd’s owners are exploring a sale of the Malaysian health supplement producer, in a deal that could value the firm at as much as $1 billion (S$1.37 billion) including debt, people with knowledge of the matter said. Shareholders of DXN, including South-east Asian private equity firm KV Asia Capital, are working with an […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysian poultry firm Leong Hup rises on debut, signals firm demand

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Shares of poultry producer Leong Hup International rose as much as 8.2 percent on its market debut on Thursday, signalling firm appetite for Malaysia’s largest IPO in almost two years. The shares hit a high of 1.19 ringgit in the first few minutes of trade after the initial public offering (IPO) was priced at 1.10 […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia mulls law amendment to tackle cyberbullying in wake of teen suicide

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Putrajaya may amend laws governing Internet usage so as to tackle cyberbullying, said Communications and Multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo on Wednesday (May 15). This came after a 16-year-old girl from Sarawak had run a poll on photo-sharing app Instagram with the question “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L”, hours before jumping off the roof […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Azmin: Malaysia to boost investment via Bandar Malaysia, ECRL

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysian government will focus on encouraging investments from the private sector and also boosting investments through major projects including Bandar Malaysia and the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), Economic Affairs minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said today. Azmin noted that Malaysia’s economic growth is expected to be affected by factors such as the […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

PM confirms Raya bonus for civil service but mum on size

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad assured civil servants today that they should expect a bonus payment in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri. He said the federal government will announce the size of the bonus soon. “Yes, there is a bonus, we will announce it soon,” he told reporters briefly without elaborating. Several state governments […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s Israel obsession must be addressed

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia is 4,700 miles away from the Middle East, yet the leadership of this Muslim-majority country in Asia long ago chose sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Malaysia has recognised the “State of Palestine” and hosts a Palestinian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, but refuses to recognise the State of Israel. Establishing Malaysia’s bona fides as staunch […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

IGP: Three remaining members of IS-linked Ramadan terror group arrested

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Police here have arrested the three remaining members of a terror group linked to the Islamic State (IS), believed to be planning attacks and assassinations in Malaysia to avenge the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim. Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said that the counter-terrorism division arrested two Malaysians and one […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

In scaled-down Taman Rimba Kiara project, 100 free affordable homes for original longhouse residents

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>As many as 100 affordable home units will be provided for free to the original longhouse residents in Taman Rimba Kiara, while its second generation can purchase a home for half the estimated market price value, Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan chief executive officer (CEO) Zaisalnisam Zainun said today. Zaisalnisam was referring to residents who settled in […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia Debates Future of Race-Based Admission

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Moves by the Malaysian government to continue with a controversial affirmative action policy for its preuniversity programme have reignited a debate over the fairest ways of admitting students to higher education. The education minister, Maszlee Malik, announced last month that the number of places on the government matriculation, or preuniversity, programme would increase by 60 […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Monthly bond issuance a normal process to manage fiscal deficit, don’t you know this? Pua asks Najib

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Finance minister’s political secretary Tony Pua today rubbished Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claims that the government’s RM4 billion bond issuance directly increases the national debt. In a statement today, the Damansara MP said that the bond issuance is part of the government’s normal and transparent operations to manage the fiscal deficit stemming from government expenditures. […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Sarawak govt hopes better road infrastructures will improve economy, says DCM

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Deputy Chief minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing today said that the state government is committed to improving road infrastructures in order to generate opportunities for economic growth. He said this is the reason why the state government had decided to embark on the construction of the Coastal Road Network (CRN) and the Second Trunk […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Putrajaya to give out RM855m to civil servants, retirees for Hari Raya

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The government said today it has allocated a total of RM855 million in the form of special financial assistance to some 1.5 million civil servants and 800,000 retirees for this year’s Hari Raya celebration. In a statement, the prime minister’s office said that RM450 will be given out to almost 1.5 million civil servants who […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Anwar warns of new ‘racist’ narrative among Malaysians

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today there is a new narrative on racism that needs to be addressed before Malaysia can move forward. He said the narrative does not only exist within the Malay community, but also in the Indian and Chinese community. “Some have the perception that racist tool is only within […]</p>

18 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Gas Malaysia’s Q1 net profit rises to RM41.17 mil

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Gas Malaysia Bhd’s net profit increased 2.39 per cent to RM41.17 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 from RM40.21 million a year ago. In an exchange filing today, Gas Malaysia said the increase earnings was attributed to higher operating income, share of profit of joint ventures and lower operating expenses. Its revenue […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

SRC trial: Ihsan Perdana a shelf company buyout, rebranding to handle 1MDB’s CSR projects

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd, the entity appointed to undertake all 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, was a shelf company that was renamed and rebranded following the mandate of 1MDB’s board of directors, the High Court heard today. Ihsan Perdana director Datuk Dr Shamsul Anwar Sulaiman, the 37th prosecution witness in Datuk […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Dr M to Malaysian youth: Equip yourself with skills and knowledge to face challenging world

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said that it is now necessary to hold on to the principle that one is never too young to shoulder responsibilities, especially to the country. “We must find the best combination among both the old and young, in developing the country. Committed and energetic youths along with experienced […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Deal to send Malaysian workers to Japan not finalised yet

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The memorandum of cooperation for Malaysia to send semi-skilled workers to Japan has not been finalised, Human Resource minister M Kulasegaran said today. “The MOC with Japan is still being drafted and is not finalised at the moment,” he said in a statement. Kulasegaran, in response to critics, said it was unfair to deny Malaysians […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Sacrifice key to victory, Dr M tells disappointed PPBM members who did not get Cabinet posts

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today told his party members here that he cannot award Cabinet positions solely to them, despite the party playing a crucial role in securing Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) win in the general election. However, Dr Mahathir assured his partymen that the current government leaders will ensure development and prosperity for […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Cheat sheet: Catch up on 17 days of Najib’s RM42m SRC trial at a glance

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>It’s Day 18 of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s criminal trial today, but what if you have not kept track of all the goings-on in court or are just simply overwhelmed by all the shocking revelations? We at Malay Mail think you will find this condensed summary useful. Here are some quick facts before we dive […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Anwar urges bipartisan support for MPs’ asset disclosure, pushes for new law

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Lawmakers across the political divide should support prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s proposal for all MPs to declare their assets if they are serious about transparency, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today. And to make the initiative clearer, the PKR president said a law should be introduced as well. “The suggestion should be accepted […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

LGBT culture against Islamic principles but Malaysia doesn’t kill gays, deputy minister tells George Clooney

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Deputy Foreign minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya today sought to correct the viewpoints of popular Hollywood actor George Clooney, pointing out that Malaysia does not kill, and will not resort to killing sexual minorities. He said that though such lifestyles deviate from Islam, the government would not impose such a punishment on the group. “No, I […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Rapper, fugitive and lobbyists in new 1MDB twist

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia scandal turns as US indicts financier Jho Low and American rapper Prakazrel Michel for illegal foreign funding in 2012 US presidential election The United States’ Department of Justice (DoJ) has leveled election conspiracy charges against a fugitive Malaysian financier and an American rapper, the latest twist in the globe-spanning multi billion dollar 1Malaysia Development […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

RM42m moved from Ihsan Perdana into Najib bank accounts under ‘CSR programmes’, firm’s ex-executive says in SRC trial

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Three fund transfers totalling RM42 million from Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd (IPSB) into Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts between December 2014 and February 2015 were recorded as “funds for CSR programmes”, the High Court was told today. The 36th prosecution witness and former Ihsan Perdana senior account executive Aishah Ghazali testified that the […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia just below UAE, Albania in ‘Islamicity’ index, but New Zealand beat them all

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia is ranked the third highest-ranking Muslim-majority country in this year’s global Islamicity Index which measures a society’s adherence to Quranic teachings and Prophet Muhammad’s practices. The country’s performance however slid to 47th out of 153 nations worldwide in 2018 compared to 43rd place in the year before. Malaysia ranked just below the United Arab […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

China-based Sany Group to train locals on IBS, tech transfer

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>China-based heavy equipment manufacturer Sany Group has pledged to give Industrialised Building System (IBS) training and technology transfer to local players. In a press statement today, local housing developer LBS Bina Group Berhad said the promise was made to Housing and Local government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin as a result of her recent visit to China […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Finance minister: Debt Management Office formed to manage govt debt, liabilities

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Debt Management Office (DMO) chaired by the finance minister has been established in order to strengthen the government’s fiscal position. In a press statement today, Finance minister Lim Guan Eng made the announcement, saying that the office will oversee the issuance and propose the structure of debt incurred by Putrajaya as well as its […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Anwar Ibrahim: When I become PM, Mahathir will continue to play vital role as statesman

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad will still play a vital role as a statesman even after a change of leadership, says Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim. “Even if I take over the leadership, Dr Mahathir will still play a role as a statesman who has contributed a lot to the country. Therefore, I […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

1MDB: Goldman Sachs seeks dismissal of shareholder suit

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s board of directors are seeking a US federal court dismissal of a shareholder derivative suit filed in relation to the bank’s alleged links to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal. According to legal news site Law360, the February suit by a pension fund from Georgia pertains to the bank’s role in three bond […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s air passenger traffic to grow up to 106.7 mil this year

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s air passenger traffic is expected to grow to between 105.5 million and 106.7 million, a range of 2.9 per cent to 4.1 per cent growth, this year. The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) said the forecast was due to greater uncertainty ahead as global and local economic growth was anticipated to grow marginally. MAVCOM said […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s population increased to 32.66m in Q1

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s total population for the first quarter of 2019 rose by 1.1 percent to 32.66 million from 32.29 million while males outnumbered females by 107 to 100. Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said on Wednesday the 32.66 million comprised of 29.31 million citizens and 3.35 million non-citizens. Of the total population, he […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Singapore, Malaysia committee on maritime boundaries delimitation held first meeting

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Singapore and Malaysia had “constructive discussions” on the delimitation of their maritime boundaries, following a dispute that flared up last year. A committee set up to resolve the issue met for the first time here on Monday (May 13), a spokesman for Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Wednesday. The dispute over the […]</p>

17 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Dr M promises legal action over Defence Ministry land swap scandal

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Legal action will be taken against any civil servant or former Cabinet member incriminated in the ongoing investigation into several plots of land involving the Defence Ministry, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The prime minister said his government will go all out in its bid to stamp out corruption, and act even if those […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s first-quarter GDP growth seen cooling on weak demand, exports: Reuters poll

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s economic growth pace likely slowed in the first quarter, due to tepid consumption and softer global demand as a result of the US-China trade war, a Reuters poll showed. The poll of 13 economists predicted the economy will grow at a median rate of 4.3 percent in January-March, slower than the 4.7 percent pace […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia can generate more electricity if all roofs use solar panels, says Yeo

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia can generate 1.4 times more electricity if all the roofs in Peninsular Malaysia are fitted with solar panels, compared with the conventional electricity generation of fossil fuel burning. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change minister Yeo Bee Yin said there are over 4.12 million buildings with solar rooftop potential in the peninsula. If […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

LGBT culture against Islamic principles but Malaysia doesn’t kill gays, deputy minister tells George Clooney

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Deputy Foreign minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya today sought to correct the viewpoints of popular Hollywood actor George Clooney, pointing out that Malaysia does not kill, and will not resort to killing sexual minorities. He said that though such lifestyles deviate from Islam, the government would not impose such a punishment on the group. “No, I […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Islamic State could exploit local issues to advance ideology in Malaysia, says analyst

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Islamic State (IS) may be using local controversies as platforms for its extremist ideology, said an International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) lecturer. Commenting on the arrest of four IS cell suspects who allegedly planned revenge attacks on non-Muslims for the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim injured during the Seafield temple riots, Ahmad […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

No official request to declassify May 13 report, says Home minister

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Home minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said that the government has not received any formal requests to declassify official documents on the May 13, 1969 riots Malaysiakini reported that Muhyiddin was not in favour of such requests and stressed that the government is looking towards the future. “That (May 13 incident) was the past. […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

All MPs must declare their assets, says Dr M

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>All federal lawmakers must declare the worth of assets in their possession as well as those owned by their family members to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), the prime minister said today. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said there will be no exception to the rule, not for members of his Cabinet nor for the […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Kit Siang: Never forget lesson of 1MDB in order to become ‘nation of integrity’

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysians must never forget the lesson of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal even as the country tries to claw its way out of its kleptocratic image and earn itself a new reputation, said DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang. Lim said that Malaysia has been working hard to shed its image as a nation of […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Yayasan Hasanah to train Malaysians to better deal with mental health matters

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Mental health programmes and special needs students are some of the highlights of Yayasan Hasanah, a foundation of government investment arm, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, in the area of education. Its head of education Nur Anuar Abdul Muthalib said the foundation has provided means to train school counsellors and administrators to cater to mental health cases […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

AirAsia challenges Mavcom in court over KLIA2 service, passenger service charge

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>AirAsia Berhad and its sister company AirAsia X Berhad have taken legal action to compel the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) to adjudicate a dispute over the passenger service charge (PSC) and reportedly poor level of service at KLIA2. Malay Mail understands the budget airline giant and its long-distance arm filed a judicial review today challenging […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

SRC trial recap: Najib’s cheque recipients

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>As we end Day 17 of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s RM42 million SRC International Sdn Bhd trial, here’s a quick recap on the cheques issued from one of his personal bank accounts amounting to over RM7.2 million (or RM7,276,514) to 14 recipients between January and February 2015. Najib is currently on trial over seven charges, […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Rethink curbs on ministers campaigning during work hours, Dr M urges EC

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will ask the Election Commission (EC) to reconsider its “unfair” directive barring ministers and politicians with government posts from election campaigns during office hours. In a press conference today, the prime minister argued that such officeholders typically work beyond nine-to-five hours daily. He further contended that the Opposition faced no such […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Najib-Irwan Serigar RM6.6b CBT trial to start January 2020

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah’s joint trial over six criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges involving RM6.64 billion will begin in January next year. High Court judge Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali set the dates for the 48 days of the trial this morning, running from January […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Dr M admits he’s not very gadget savvy, can’t fully use his handphone

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has always urged Malaysians to embrace technological advancements, but admits that many of today’s gadgets are beyond him. The 93-year-old related that a 10-year-old had tried to teach him to use a function on a computer but said he found it difficult to remember the process, he was reported […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysia foils terrorist plot to ‘avenge’ fireman’s death

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Four nabbed for alleged plan to attack temples, churches and kill VIPs over Muslim fireman hurt at Hindu temple Malaysian police have arrested four men who they said were planning to attack temples and churches, and kill high-profile individuals, to avenge the death of a Malay-Muslim fireman who died from injuries sustained at the carpark […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

Malaysian teen took own life after Instagram poll

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A Malaysian teenager who posted an Instagram poll asking if she should live or die took her own life after a majority of respondents voted for the latter, sparking calls for an investigation. The unidentified 16-year-old from Kuching in eastern Sarawak state died after posting the poll Monday on the Facebook-owned picture-sharing platform. Police have […]</p>

16 May 2019 | 1:00 am

General : Former Penanti state assemblyman dies

<p>Former Penanti state assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Saad died at a private hospital here early this morning from old age.</p>

General : Harmonious Wesak Day celebration nationwide

<p>The Wesak Day is celebrated by Buddhists across the country today in peaceful and harmonious atmosphere, in line with the practice of religious freedom that symbolises the unity of the country’s pluralistic society.</p>

General : Suspect who burnt Perlis Mufti's car detained, five more sought - Perlis Police Chief

<p>Police have detained the suspect who was believed to have set the official car of Perlis Mufti Datuk Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin on fire on March 22.</p>

General : PeKa B40: 6,000 patients have undergone health screening

<p>Nearly 6,000 patients who are eligible for the healthcare protection scheme for the low-income B40 group, known as Skim Peduli Kesihatan untuk Kumpulan B40 (PeKa B40) had conducted health screening at participating clinics, said  Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.</p>

General : Agong, Permaisuri Agong wish Malaysian Buddhists Happy Wesak Day.

<p>Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah today wished Malaysian Buddhists Happy Wesak Day.</p>

General : Pahang seeks federal govt to reconsider oil royalty payment to state

<p>The Pahang government wants the federal government to re-consider the payment of oil royalty or “wang ihsan” (compassionate money) to the state.</p>

General : Three die in accident in Semanggol

<p>Three Myanmar nationals were killed, while seven seriously injured and four others sustained minor injuries when the SUV vehicle they were travelling in skidded and crashed into a guardrail at KM190.6 North-South Expressway southbound near Semanggol early today.</p>

General : 39 Malaysians detained in Syria want to come home - police

<p>Thirty-nine of the 65 Malaysians detained in Syria on suspicion of being involved in terrorism activities have contacted the police saying they want to come home.</p>

Business : Insurance Associations to raise awareness of Perlindungan Tenang

<p>KOTA KINABALU, May 18 (Bernama) -- The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) is collaborating with Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) and the General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) to raise public awareness of Perlindungan Tenang.</p>

General : Dnars founder in Pattani to give donation to tahfiz school

<p>TUMPAT, May 18  (Bernama) -- Founder of Dnars skincare product, Faziani Rohban Ahmad, 39, who died in a road crash in Pattani, Thailand, today, went there to give donation to a tahfiz (religious) school.</p>