Malaysia News

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases rise to 6,440, puts Phase Two of recovery plan further away

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The nation recorded 6,440 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the first time Malaysia has gone above the 6,000-case level since June 11. The increase also meant the country was further away from Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan, which required daily cases to fall below 4,000. According to data Health director-general […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia must be careful when using the term ‘herd immunity’ as COVID-19 may become endemic: Khairy

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia must be careful when using the term “herd immunity” as COVID-19 is likely to stay even after a large portion of the population is vaccinated, national coordinating minister for immunisation Khairy Jamaluddin said on Wednesday (July 16). Khairy, who was speaking at an online forum organised by the Oxford &amp; Cambridge Alumni Network Malaysia, […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Agong’s call to reopen Parliament in line with government efforts, says PAS

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PAS considered the government’s “commitment” to reopen Parliament to be consistent with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah’s call to do so, said Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. In a statement today, the PAS deputy president said the party also upheld the Agong’s views on matters such as the need to […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

N. Sembilan to seek King’s consent to convene state assembly, says MB

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Negri Sembilan government will seek the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah through the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Almarhum Tuanku Munawir to convene the State Legislative Assembly. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said a discussion was held yesterday with State Assembly Speaker Datuk […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

‘Must be as soon as possible’: Istana Negara reiterates Agong’s view on reopening Parliament, on social media

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Istana Negara issued an excerpt today of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s views for the government to reconvene the Parliament as soon as possible. Istana Negara re-posted a poster of this on its official Facebook and Instagram pages without additional comment, after previously deleting a similar post which had emphasized the phrase “Parliament must happen as […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Public Investment upgrades Sime Darby Property rating to ‘outperform’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Public Investment Bank Bhd has upgraded its rating for Sime Darby Property Bhd (SDPR) to ‘outperform’ with an unchanged target price of 79 sen as it is seen on track to surpass its financial year 2021 (FY2021) sales target. In a note, the investment bank said after the kitchen-sinking exercise of writing off more than […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Statistics Dept: FDI into Malaysia plunged nearly 55pc to RM14.6b in 2020, lowest since 2009

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Malaysia recorded a net inflow of RM14.6 billion in 2020, down 54.8 per cent from RM32.4 billion in 2019, the lowest since 2009. However, as of end-2020, the FDI position registered a higher value of RM698.8 billion, the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM) said in a statement on the country’s […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Govt to review existing measures, introduce more assistance for affected groups, says finance minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The government is reviewing all existing measures and is prepared to introduce additional assistance to support the affected people and businesses in weathering the economic challenges in the coming months. Finance minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said the government was also taking into consideration economic sectors that would not be allowed to operate […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Speaker denies backing govt’s proposed Parliament meet in Sept, says merely spelling out PM’s reasoning

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azisan @ Harun has denied defending the government’s plan to only do so in September as acceptable and not too late, saying his quotes have been misconstrued. “I had merely expressed that the prime minister had made a commitment to reconvene Parliament in September or October 2021 and that he […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination programme: Over 5,000 Kunak town residents receive first dose of vaccine

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A total of 5,670 residents of Kunak town received their first dose of the Pfiser-BioNTech vaccine through the walk-in vaccination programme implemented by the Kunak District Health Office from June 8 until yesterday. Kunak District Health officer Dr Isaidi Salman Yazid said the number almost reached the target of vaccinating 6,000 out of 12,142 residents […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Cops confirm probe after report lodged against Takiyuddin for alleged incitement with remarks on Agong

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) today has confirmed that an investigation has been launched after a police report was lodged against Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan for alleged incitement with his remarks on the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. In a statement today, Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani confirmed the report against the de facto law minister, […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Anwar: It should be clear that Agong wants Parliament to resume immediately

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has said that it should be clear that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong intends for Parliament to resume immediately. During a live stream today, Anwar referred to a statement by the Comptroller of the Royal Household Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, which yesterday stated that the Agong is of the view […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Hearing of 1MDB-linked forfeiture suit against Najib, 17 others vacated due to MCO 3.0

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The initially scheduled hearing of the government’s 1MDB-linked forfeiture suit against Najib Abdul Razak and 17 others today has been vacated due to the ongoing movement control order (MCO 3.0). The former prime minister’s counsel Nur Syahirah Hanapiah said the hearing initially scheduled before the Kuala Lumpur High Court has been vacated. “The court hearing […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia’s real estate industry may see slower recovery in 2H-CBRE Research

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The recovery of the country’s real estate industry in the second half of this year may be dampened by issues in the construction sector, which is facing raw materials supply pressure. CBRE Research Asia Pacific (APAC) executive director Ada Choi said the rental market in Malaysia, however, is expected to be flat as the research […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Sarawak govt endorses Petros award of oil exploration to Petra Energy

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The state government has endorsed the conditional award by state-owned Petroleum Sarawak Berhad (Petros) for Sarawak onshore block SK 433 to Petra Energy Development Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petra Energy, and its joint venture partner, Uzma Engineering Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uzma Berhad. In a statement today, the Chief minister’s Office […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

JKJAV says gave out 221,706 Covid-19 shots yesterday

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Health workers administered 221,706 Covid-19 vaccinations yesterday to give the country a total of 5.3 million doses to date, according to data released by the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Supply (JKJAV). The committee said 177,876 people were given their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 43,830 others completed their second dose […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Mixing vaccines could be winning formula, say experts

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>While the government is studying the possibility of using different vaccines for first and second doses to boost resilience to Covid 19 virus variants, health experts are already backing such a move locally after results abroad have shown promise. During an online talk hosted by the Oxford and Cambridge Society Malaysia, vaccine minister Khairy Jamaluddin […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia aims to vaccinate half the population of four key economic hubs by Sept

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia aims to vaccinate by September half of the eligible population in the country’s four main economic hubs in its race to boost national inoculation rates. The government aims to get a 50 per cent Covid-19 vaccination rate in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor by July, and the same rate for Johor and Penang by September, […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Penang expects RM5b investments for 2021, eyes a busy second half of 2022

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Penang is hoping to record total investments of RM5 billion for 2021 after its outstanding investment performances in the last two years, according to Invest Penang. Invest Penang Executive director Datuk Seri Lee Kah Choon said Penang recorded a total investment of RM14.1 billion in 2020 and a record high RM16.9 billion in 2019. For […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Creditors can’t sue AirAsia X for another 9 months, says Malaysia court

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysian high court has granted AirAsia X Bhd (AIRX.KL) a nine-month extension on a restraining order which prevents creditors from filing any legal proceedings against it, the airline said in a stock exchange filing. The filing on Thursday said the extension runs nine months from the day of the announcement. The court had granted […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Demand for refined sugar stable despite MCO, lockdown measures, says MSM

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Demand for refined sugar remains stable despite the imposition of the third Movement Control Order (MCO 3.0) and the extension of the nationwide lockdown, said MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd group chief executive officer Syed Feisal Syed Mohammad. However, he noted that the demand for refined sugar would only increase concurrently with the national vaccination programme. […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases rise to 6,440, puts Phase Two of recovery plan further away

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The nation recorded 6,440 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the first time Malaysia has gone above the 6,000-case level since June 11. The increase also meant the country was further away from Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan, which required daily cases to fall below 4,0000. According to data Health director-general […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

CITF approves Covid-19 vaccination for exam-year students, says education minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) has agreed to the Education Ministry’s (MOE) proposal that students sitting for major examinations this year be given the priority to be vaccinated. Senior Education minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said this was due to the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency’s (NPRA) approval of the use of the Pfiser-BioNTech […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Hajiji slammed over proposal to extend emergency

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Chief minister Hajiji Noor did little to endear Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) to the people after talking about a six-month extension to the state of emergency, analysts said. Socio-political analyst Awang Azman Pawi said Hajiji’s recent proposal will affect the coalition’s image as it goes against the public sentiments of wanting the emergency to end […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Umno’s Zahid urges respect for Agong’s decree for Parliament to reconvene ASAP

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today called on the government to heed the recent proclamation by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Malay Rulers to reconvene Parliament “as soon as possible”. In a statement, Zahid acknowledged that the phrase “as soon as possible” stated by the King could be subjective in nature, but […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

PM Muhyiddin: Malaysia, Egypt discuss efforts to revive bilateral ties

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Efforts to revive Malaysia-Egypt bilateral relations and cooperation, especially in the political and economic context, were discussed by prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi yesterday. Muhyiddin said, the discussion, which was held for the first time via a video conference, also touched on issues of mutual interest, especially […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Ignoring Rulers’ advice to convene Parliament, state assemblies could trigger constitutional crisis, Putrajaya told

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The government’s failure to act on the Conference of Malay Rulers’ advice to reopen federal and state legislatures could cause the country to descend into a constitutional crisis, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang asserted today. Commenting on the prime minister’s Office statement yesterday, Lim noted that it did not contain any commitment to reconvene Parliament or […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Ringgit slips further against US dollar

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The ringgit opened at a multiple-week low against the US dollar on Friday, as traders continued to offload emerging currencies on the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) hawkish stance on its monetary policy. At 9am, the local note slipped further to 4.1415/1440 versus the greenback from 4.1390/1400 at Thursday’s close. This was the lowest level last […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Home minister: Almost 91pct of ministry frontliners have received Covid-19 vaccination

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Almost 91 per cent or 150, 934 Home Ministry frontliners have received their Covid-19 vaccination doses, said Home minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin. The vaccination exercise includes 108,595 Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) personnel, Immigration Department (11,738), Prisons Department (15,411), People’s Volunteer Corp (11,328) and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (3,862), he said. Of the total, 133,781 […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

FGV to pick auditor to assess forced labour accusation

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s FGV Holdings Bhd will appoint an independent auditor to assess its operations for signs of forced labour on the advice of US Customs, the company told the stock exchange on Friday, with a report expected eight months later. In September, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) banned imports from the world’s largest producer […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Bank Negara, Bank of Thailand team up on cross-border QR payment

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) have launched a cross-border QR payment linkage between Malaysia and Thailand to enable consumers and merchants in both countries to make and receive instant cross-border QR code payments. In a joint statement, the central banks said the project, which commenced in June 2020, will be […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia’s FGV to pick auditor to assess forced labour accusation

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s FGV Holdings Bhd (FGVH.KL) will appoint an independent auditor to assess its operations for signs of forced labour on the advice of US Customs, the company told the stock exchange on Friday, with a report expected eight months later. In September, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) banned imports from the world’s largest […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Johor Umno Youth chief: Allow Parliament to reconvene as decreed by Agong

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Johor Umno Youth chief Mohd Hairi Mad Shah today criticised the federal government’s lack of resolve in handling the Emergency that eventually saw the need for a special meeting involving the Agong and the Conference of Rulers. He said Umno youth agrees that there is no need to continue the Emergency after August 1, as […]</p>

19 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Grab’s RM86.77m fine judicial review: MyCC seeks leave to appeal against Court of Appeal’s decision

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has filed an application to seek leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s ruling to allow Grab Holdings Inc and its subsidiaries to commence a judicial review to challenge the Commission’s proposed imposition of RM86.77 million fine on them. The application for leave to appeal to the Federal Court […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysian PM forced to use real name on official documents after court order signed under common name

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s government has issued a directive ordering all civil servants to use the legal spelling of the prime minister’s name, after a court earlier squashed a detention order that was signed by the leader using his more widely known unofficial spelling. Prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s office told all civil servants in a circular earlier this […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

My Say: Malaysia’s defence reforms are long overdue

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s long overdue defence reforms can no longer be put on the backburner. For more than three decades since December 1989, when the government inked a peace treaty with the Communist Party of Malaya, Malaysians have lived in an age of innocence when it comes to the question of external threats facing the country. In […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Farmers can transport produce under current lockdown, says Malaysia transport minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The transportation of vegetables from areas under the enhanced movement control order such as Cameron Highlands to other parts of Malaysia is allowed, Transport minister Wee Ka Siong clarified on Wednesday (June 16). Datuk Seri Dr Wee said the Cabinet agreed that agricultural workers such as farmers can continue tending to their produce and transporting […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Failure to convene Parliament an affront to Malay Rulers, says Umno deputy president

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Any attempt to delay reopening Parliament following the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s remarks yesterday would be an insult to the Malay Rulers, said Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan. The Umno deputy president said it was no longer tenable to only convene Parliament in Phase Three of the National Recovery Plan as this provided no certainty on when […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia rulers say no need for state of emergency beyond August 1; call for political temperature to be cooled down

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The rulers of Malaysia said there is no need to extend a state of emergency beyond August 1, while calling for the political temperature to be cooled down. Keeper of the Rulers’ Seal Syed Danial Syed Ahmad said in a statement on Wednesday (Jun 16) that the rulers have noted the high number of daily […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Harapan: PM should resign if king is not advised to reopen Parliament soon

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin should resign if he does not advise the king to reopen Parliament soon, said the Pakatan Harapan presidential council. Delaying the reopening of Parliament also makes Muhyiddin look weak, the council added. “If the prime minister continues to dally or give excuses to delay Parliament reconvening, it does not only mean […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

No need for Malaysia to extend emergency beyond August 1, rulers say

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s council of rulers said on Wednesday they were of the view that there was no need for a state of emergency imposed since January to be extended beyond August 1. Their statement came after a meeting on Wednesday of the council, made up of the country’s nine sultans including the King, to discuss efforts […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Undi18: KL court’s decision today a step forward for 1.2 million Malaysian youths’ right to vote from age 18 onwards

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Undi18 movement today expressed gratitude to the High Court in Kuala Lumpur for agreeing to hear its lawsuit, which seeks to challenge the Election Commission’s decision to delay lowering the minimum voting age in Malaysia by more than a year. In thanking the High Court for allowing the youths to proceed with their judicial […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

MCO 3.0 SOPs: Get police approval before performing loading and unloading activities, transport minister tells exporters, importers and warehouse operators

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Exporters, importers, and warehouse operators must obtain police approval with their cargo-related documents as proof to perform their loading or unloading of non-essential goods activities, said Transport minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong. He said the list of workers involved in performing the activities must also be attached as the number of workers allowed was […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Sarawak DCM moots strict SOPs, extended voting for looming state election

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Deputy Chief minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing today called on the Ministry of Health (MoH) to enforce strict health guidelines for use during the Sarawak state election that must be held within 60 days once the state of Covid-19 Emergency is lifted on August 1. He said the enforcement agencies such as the Election […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Will Malaysians Be Able To Travel Again In October 2021?

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia has gone through multiple lockdowns in the past year that, unfortunately, only provided temporary positive outcomes. The announcement of the National Recovery Plan has certainly brought about a mix of feelings amongst us Malaysians. On the one hand, there’s a feeling of renewed hope that in a few months, things will be better and […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia’s Sunway to apply for digital banking licence

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian conglomerate Sunway Bhd on Thursday said it plans to apply for an online-only banking licence with undisclosed partners to expand in the financial technology (fintech) sector. The group, in an email to Reuters, said it aims to build a fintech ecosystem for individuals as well as for micro, small and mid-sized enterprises, and that […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Penang asks Agong to allow its state legislative assembly to convene

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Penang government will be obtaining an approval from its governor to write to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to allow the state legislative assembly to convene. Penang Chief minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state government feels that the state legislative assembly too needs to convene as the Emergency Ordinance and Malaysia’s Covid-19 recovery plan […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

‘Catalyst for change’: Malaysian swimmer opens up about abuse

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A former Malaysian national team swimmer says she hopes to become a “catalyst for change” after her taboo-breaking decision to open up about alleged sexual assault by a coach. Cindy Ong’s story is the latest to cast a harsh spotlight on physical and sexual abuse in sport, and follows a litany of complaints from fellow […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Malaysia will make step-wise progress on green agenda: Mustapa

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, minister in the prime minister’s Department (Economy), answers email questions from The Edge on the implications of the European Green Deal for the Malaysian economy The Edge: What measures are the Malaysian government taking to facilitate the response of Malaysian businesses to the climate goals of its trading partners, including under […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

Undi18 gets leave in legal bid to lower voting age in M’sia

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Eighteen youths today obtained court leave to proceed with a legal bid to compel the government to lower the voting age in Malaysia by next month. Kuala Lumpur High Court Judge Ahmad Kamal Md Shahid allowed the judicial review leave application by the Young Voters Association (Undi18) to compel the government to carry out the […]</p>

18 June 2021 | 12:02 am

General : Lower toll rate from midnight tonight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Business : Ambank Research: PPI may turn positive this year

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

Business : Penang to check with AirAsia on planned Chengdu service

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

General : Digital broadcaster MYTV undertakes frequency readjustment to upgrade services

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

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

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

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

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

World : UK confirms first 2 coronavirus cases

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