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

Azmin snubs invite to speak at PKR retreat

PORT DICKSON: PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali did not show up to deliver his speech at the party retreat here on Saturday night (July 20).

20 July 2019 | 3:36 pm

Iran's Tasnim news agency posts video of detained British-flagged tanker

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency posted a video of the detained British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero on Saturday.

20 July 2019 | 3:35 pm

Turkish foreign minister discusses defence, Syria with Pompeo

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has discussed by telephone with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the Russian S-400 missile defence system and the U.S. F-35 fighter jet programme, a foreign ministry source said on Saturday.

20 July 2019 | 2:56 pm

Hisham: I did not back Najib for Barisan post just because we're cousins

MELAKA: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has dismissed the suggestion that he supported the appointment of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak as the Barisan Nasional Advisory Board chairman because they are cousins.

20 July 2019 | 2:47 pm

Vatican opens ossuaries in search for missing bodies

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Forensic experts extracted bones from two ossuaries within the walls of the Vatican on Saturday as part of an investigation aimed at resolving the case of a girl who vanished in 1983.

20 July 2019 | 2:26 pm

Thousands in pro-police rally as Hong Kong braces for another mass protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to voice support for the police and call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill triggered clashes between police and activists and plunged the city into crisis.

20 July 2019 | 2:25 pm

Bosnia buries 86 victims of 1992-95 war recovered from grisly ravine

HAMBARINE, Bosnia (Reuters) - Thousands of relatives from Bosnia and across Europe gathered in the village of Hambarine for the burial of 86 Bosniak Muslims on Saturday, 27 years after they were killed and dumped in a ravine in one of the most gruesome incidents of the Bosnian war.

20 July 2019 | 2:07 pm

Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK fears 'dangerous path'

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, but Britain's foreign minister said he feared Tehran was taking "a dangerous path" and other major European powers expressed alarm.

20 July 2019 | 1:41 pm

What Cabinet reshuffle? Dr M refutes rumours

SERDANG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has refuted rumours of a Cabinet reshuffle following a viral photograph of the full Cabinet taken on Friday (July 19) before a meeting in Putrajaya.

20 July 2019 | 1:34 pm

Spain's Socialists confident of reaching government deal with Podemos

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Socialists said on Saturday they were confident of reaching a government agreement with the far-left Podemos party that would pave the way for acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to be sworn in by parliament next week.

20 July 2019 | 1:15 pm

1MDB scandal: Malaysia court grants US$11.6 million seizure of fugitive Jho Low’s father’s assets

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A Malaysian court on Friday allowed the forfeiture of 48 million ringgit (US$11.6 million) in assets from the father of fugitive businessman Jho Low, signalling authorities are stepping up efforts to catch the alleged mastermind of the multibillion 1MDB financial scandal. Local media reports said the court order was the first domestic forfeiture of assets […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 3:03 am

Anwar-Azmin tiff might lead to Pakatan imploding, says Ku Li

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Veteran Umno lawmaker Tan Sri Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah today said there is a possibility of Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition imploding in light of the tense relations between PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his number two Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. Speaking to the press at the outskirts of the Dewan Rakyat today, the Gua […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Malaysian King abdicated shortly after marrying Russian Beauty Queen one year later they’re reportedly divorcing

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Six months after stepping down from the throne, a former Malaysian king has reportedly divorced his Russian beauty queen wife after a year-long marriage. According to social media posts, the pair welcomed a son just eight weeks ago. But a regional official urged the public not to speculate before an official announcement is made. The […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Declare assets or politics not for you, MACC chief tells asset declaration critics

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya has directed strong words against politicians and lawmakers who remain defiant against declaring their assets. Latheefa, previously an outspoken human rights lawyer, pointed out that declaring assets is the first step towards becoming a more transparent government, and would avoid potential corruption or accusation of corruption. “Politicians, […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Ex-PKR leader launches anti-Anwar campaign after sacking

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A disgruntled ex-PKR leader today vowed to campaign against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s leadership, after the former was sacked from the party. P. Ganapathy, who was sacked from the party this week, said the “Asalkan bukan Anwar Ibrahim” slogan he created was aimed at showing how unsuited Anwar was for the role of prime minister. […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

UTM denies news report claiming it spent RM2.7m on AirAsia livery

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has rejected as “fake news” a local magazine’s report claiming it spent RM2.7 million to put its logo on AirAsia’s planes. Vice-Chancellor Datuk Wahid Omar took to Facebook to clarify that the public university did not spend money on the livery, which was a joint venture with the popular budget airlines. […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Petrol subsidy for eligible Malaysians: Domestic trade ministry decides on cash format

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Pakatan Harapan administration is likely to give cash to lower income households already enlisted for the cost of living aid (BSH) scheme as petrol subsidy, according to officials with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP). The decision to use a cash handout format similar to the current BSH programme was reached […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

High Court warns Najib on making further Facebook posting over ongoing trial

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The High Court today warned Datuk Seri Najib Razak that any additional social media postings pertaining to his ongoing corruption trial would constitute contempt, as a verdict on the matter would only be decided next week. Earlier today prosecutors had demanded that Najib apologise to the court for posting Facebook comments earlier this week about […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

In rare show of support, MTUC calls survey on Tun M’s tenure as PM ‘inhumane’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), the country’s biggest coalition of workers groups, criticised today the pollster behind a survey to gauge public expectation of how long prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should remain in office, calling it “inhumane” and disruptive to progress. The union’s secretary-general J. Solomon said the survey by think tank […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Govt to amend law to give auditor-general more freedom and bite, says PM

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today disclosed that his government is studying amending the Audit Act 1957 to provide more independence to the National Audit Department and the auditor-general (A-G). The prime minister said the previous government had abused the law to tell government auditors, who are under the supervision of prime minister’s Department, what to […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Now Azmin can return to fixing economy, Dr M loyalist says, after police findings on sex videos

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Police findings of a political ploy to take down Datuk Seri Azmin Ali puts the economic affairs minister in the clear of the sex video clips that have shadowed him since May, Amanah politician Datuk Khairuddin Abu Hassan said today. Khairuddin, the Amanah parliamentary coordinator for Jasin and a known staunch supporter of prime minister […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

1MDB scandal: Malaysia court grants $11.6 million seizure of fugitive Jho Low’s father’s assets

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A Malaysian court on Friday allowed the forfeiture of 48 million ringgit (US$11.6 million) in assets from the father of fugitive businessperson Jho Low, signalling authorities are stepping up efforts to catch the alleged mastermind of the multibillion 1MDB financial scandal. Local media reports said the court order was the first domestic forfeiture of assets […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

No need to fine Bersih 2.0 as leaked information nothing new, law minister says

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>De-facto Law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong today said that there is no reason to punish Bersih 2.0 for breaking Parliament’s embargo on the Sabah delineation report. He said the matters contained in the report was already debated in the Dewan Undangan Negeri Sabah in 2016. “The information in the leaked report was neither a […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

High Court allows govt to seize RM48m from Jho Low’s dad, no contest in forfeiture bid

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The High Court today ruled that the federal government can proceed immediately with full forfeiture of RM48 million belonging to Tan Sri Larry Low Hock Peng, the elusive father of fugitive financier Low Taek Jho who is better known as Jho Low. Judge Mohamed Zaini Mazlan made the order after no one turned up during […]</p>

20 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Parliament passes Bill to add 13 more state seats to Sabah

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Sabah has obtained 13 more state seats with the passing of the Bill on redelineation recommendations for Parliamentary and state constituencies in Sabah in the Dewan Rakyat today. At the end of the debate today, Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof said there 158 members of the Lower House who voted for supporting the Bill […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

High Court warns Najib on making further FB posting over ongoing trial

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The High Court today warned Datuk Seri Najib Razak that any additional social media postings pertaining to his ongoing corruption trial would constitute contempt, as a verdict on the matter would only be decided next week. Earlier today prosecutors had demanded that Najib apologise to the court for posting Facebook comments earlier this week about […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Malaysia’s Anwar says he has support to become PM, decries sex tape ‘gutter politics’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim, jailed twice for what he says were trumped-up sodomy charges, said on Thursday he has the support needed to become prime minister and denied calling for a potential challenger to resign over a new gay sex scandal. Indications of divisions in Anwar’s People’s Justice Party (PKR) surfaced after a series of videos […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Syed Saddiq: Sex video scandal ‘stealing’ nation’s time, productivity

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Youth and Sports minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman expressed young Malaysians’ “disgust” with the prolonged sex video scandal encompassing PKR members, saying attention spent on the episode could be put to better use. He urged the nation’s youth to turn away from the escalating scandal and political gossip, saying they should redirect their focus to […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Najib gloats as Anwar, Azmin openly quarrel

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Barisan Nasional adviser Datuk Seri Najib Razak mercilessly mocked the public hostilities that broke out between PKR’s top two leaders yesterday and invited the public to guess which will come out on top. After PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali told Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to “look in the mirror” for suggesting the former […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Confirming rift in PKR, Zuraida says onus on Anwar to heal party

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin admitted today to factionalism within her party and said it was up to president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to bring the rival groups together. A brewing sex scandal has led to public bickering between senior party leaders that effectively confirmed previous suspicions that the largest ruling party is divided into factions. […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

‘The crime here is pact to bring down Azmin’, Dr M says after calls for minister to quit

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has suggested today that the sex videos attacking Economic Affairs minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was purely meant to besmirch the latter’s reputation. Despite calls from various parties including members from Azmin’s own party such as PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and other PKR lawmakers for him […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Health minister: Malaysians must be able to talk about mental health openly

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad encouraged Malaysians to voice their views on mental illness in a healthy discourse and not view the matter as a stigma. The health minister told the Dewan Rakyat today that the government was concerned over increasing mental health issues especially among youths who could be suffering in silence. “The challenges faced […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

‘Justice for the dead’ sought five years after MH17 crash

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Families of the victims of flight MH17 on Wednesday marked five years since the crash, with calls for justice for those killed when the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine. The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur came less than a month after international investigators charged three Russians and […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

High Court refuses to postpone Najib’s 1MDB trial start

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The High Court today dismissed the prosecution’s formal bid to postpone the start of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s main 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption trial. High Court Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah said in his judgment that he found insufficient grounds to justify delaying the hearings. “I do not find the reasons presented constitutes reasonable cause […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Anwar’s aide Farhash Wafa remanded four days for sex video probe

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Perak PKR chief Farhash Wafa Salvador Risal Mubarak has been remanded together with another man for the police investigation on a sex video scandal targetting Economic Affairs minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. Bukit Aman’s Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Huzir Mohamed said his agency successfully applied for an order to further detain the two including […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

PKR turmoil grows as central committee members rail on Anwar for saying Azmin should resign

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Twenty-three members of the PKR central committee jointly rebuked president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today for suggesting his deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, needed to resign as minister over an ongoing sex scandal. Led by vice-presidents Zuraida Kamaruddin, Chua Tian Chang and Ali Biju, the group said Anwar’s public comments about Azmin were inappropriate and […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Don’t divert attention away on GST issue, DAP Youth leader tells BN after attacks on Guan Eng

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs are embarrassing themselves by attacking Finance minister Lim Guan Eng, DAP Youth vice-chief Shakeer Amir said today. He said BN’s persistence in dragging Lim to the Parliamentary Privileges Committee for misleading the house on the matter of the goods and services tax (GST) funds was nothing but diversionary tactics and a […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Court rules AirAsia owes MAHB unit RM40.6m in unpaid passenger service charges

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Budget airline giant AirAsia Group Berhad was today ordered by the High Court to pay Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB) at least RM40.6 million owed in arrears of the passenger service charges (PSC). AirAsia also lost its application to strike out the suit when High Court judge Azimah Omar allowed a summary judgement by […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

IGP says sex videos check out but can’t say who’s in them

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The sex videos allegedly implicating a federal minister have been authenticated, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador said. During an interview with RTM yesterday, the inspector-general of police (IGP) disclosed that Cybersecurity Malaysia conducted the verification after the police provided the agency with the videos. However, he said the agency was also not able to positively […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Anwar says unfazed by rumours Azmin may stand between him and PM’s post

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dismissed speculation that his deputy could be an obstacle to him becoming prime minister, saying he has the necessary backing from Pakatan Harapan to succeed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Commenting on talk that the ongoing sex video scandal implicating Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was part of a larger conspiracy […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Almost RM1b of 1MDB-related funds retrieved by Putrajaya, PSC report shows

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The federal government has managed to retrieve nearly RM1 billion in sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)-related funds including in interests and bank grants, as at May 27. The Special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Budget has revealed that a total of RM918.92 million has been sourced, including in other currencies such as the […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Najib gloats as Anwar, Azmin openly quarrel

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Barisan Nasional adviser Datuk Seri Najib Razak mercilessly mocked the public hostilities that broke out between PKR’s top two leaders yesterday and invited the public to guess which will come out on top. After PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali told Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to “look in the mirror” for suggesting the former […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Najib: Chanel Hawaii buy during Obama golf meet, RM3.3m gift recipient a ‘queen’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said a 2014 bill worth around half a million ringgit at luxury brand Chanel’s store in Honolulu, Hawaii was during his trip to play golf with then US president Barack Obama. Najib took to his Facebook account again to explain himself over big expenses allegedly linked to him, just a […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

As Lynas issue lingers, government pinpoints new spots with high rare earth promise

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The government has identified several areas in peninsular Malaysia and one in Sarawak that are potentially suitable for rare earth mining and development, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Water, Land and Natural Resources minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar said in his reply to Datuk Seri Edmund Santhara (PH-Segamat) that Putrajaya is studying policies and legislation […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Dr M steers clear of Anwar-Azmin spat, says has ‘lots of other things to do’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he has “lots of other things to do” and declined further comment on the public quarrel between a member of his Cabinet Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and the next designated Pakatan Harapan (PH) prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The 94-year-old prime minister was asked if the public spats […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Dr M loyalist lodges police report against videos implicating Anwar, in bid to ‘defend’ him

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Khairuddin Hassan has lodged a police report today urging the police to investigate the authenticity of the sex videos that PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was allegedly implicated in years ago. Khairuddin, the Parti Amanah Negara parliamentary coordinator for Jasin, made the report at 4.56pm at Dang Wangi police station today, after […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

After PM’s push for English in Maths and Science, Chinese education groups say no

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The government should not revive the scrapped policy of teaching of science and mathematics in English (PPSMI), two Chinese-language education groups under the collective name of Dong Jiao Zong said. In a statement, Dong Jiao Zong expressed its dissatisfaction over prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remarks in Parliament that the government is studying the […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Witness: Najib’s bank account provided with special code name following Jho Low’s query to ensure confidentiality

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s current account in Ambank was provided a special code name after fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho had requested for it to be dealt with the strictest confidence, a witness told the High Court today. Former AmBank managing director Cheah Tek Kuang, said the “AmPrivate Banking-MR” code name was reserved for Najib’s […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Anwar: Azmin should quit as economic affairs minister if cops find sex video real

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Azmin Ali should resign from his Cabinet post immediately if he is indeed found to be the other man in the viral sex video said to feature PKR’s former Santubong Youth chief, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today. Anwar who is PKR president said he did not think it necessary for his party […]</p>

19 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Don’t execute Malaysians on death row based on clemency rejection, law minister tells Singapore

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Putrajaya will have to urge the Singapore government to consider commuting the sentence of four Malaysians facing death row in the republic for drug offences, de facto Law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today. However, Liew said he has yet to receive any official documentation on the case but has communicated with several concerned […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Malaysian MPs back lowering voting age to 18

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s parliament Tuesday backed lowering the voting age from 21 to 18, a change that would add millions of people to the electoral roll and was pushed by the country’s reformist government. The Southeast Asian nation is one of a handful of countries around the world that limits voting to those aged over 21, and […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

$800,000 spent at jeweller in one day on Najib Razak’s credit cards, court hears

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Platinum cards of former Malaysian prime minister used for spree at jeweller in Italy, say prosecutors Credit cards belonging to the disgraced former prime minister of Malaysia were used to spend more than $800,000 at a jeweller in Italy in a single day, a court in Kuala Lumpur has heard during his corruption trial. The […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Guan Eng: Seizure of Chinese firm’s RM1b not an attack on China

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s forfeiture of RM1.1 billion belonging to a Chinese pipeline firm is not indicative of Putrajaya’s stance on Beijing, Finance minister Lim Guan Eng (PH-Bagan) emphasized today. Instead, the minister told Parliament that it was a purely law enforcement matter directed at China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Ltd (CPP) over two dubious pipeline projects in East […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Umno MPs briefly abandon Parliament after Speaker won’t haul up Guan Eng over ‘robbery’ remark

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (BN-Bera) led a group of Umno lawmakers in a walkout from Parliament to protest the Speaker’s refusal to cite Finance minister Lim Guan Eng for allegedly misleading the House. Ismail previously submitted a motion to refer Lim to the Rights and Privileges Committee after the Public Accounts Committee […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Education Ministry studying replicating best lessons in science, maths for every class

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Maszlee Malik today affirmed the Education Ministry is conducting a detailed study on how it can replicate the best lessons in teaching Science and Mathematics in English at all schools nationwide. The minister said it is collecting views from across the country and looking into both the strategies and the take-up rate if such lessons […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

What does it take to govern Malaysia? Acceptance of ‘nasty things’ said, says Dr M

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today revealed his key criterion to governing Malaysia the ability to tolerate diverse views. The prime minister a second time around said the ability to put up with many things is especially true of “all the nasty things said” about one’s self. “You have to be able to withstand all the […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

KL drops three spots in Dell’s female entrepreneur-friendly cities list

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Kuala Lumpur has dropped three spots to emerge at 44th place in a top 50 global list of Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities), or cities that are able to foster growth of its women-owned businesses. KL came ahead of the other major cities in the region which include Shanghai, Delhi and Jakarta. In addition, it […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Five years since MH17 tragedy, Putrajaya vows relentless pursuit of justice

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysian government will not rest until those responsible for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 are brought to justice, the transport ministry said today. In a message on the fifth anniversary of the tragedy, the ministry said the passage of time has not weakened Putrajaya’s resolve to seek fairness and resolution for the families […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Witness: Najib said WSJ report on RM42m transfer into his personal account was damaging to his career

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The High Court was told today that Datuk Seri Najib Razak was “very annoyed” by the Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) report alleging the transfer of RM42 million into his personal bank account from SRC International Sdn Bhd between 2014 and 2015. Former Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia (YR1M) chief executive Ung Su Ling who was testifying in […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

PM says open to talks with Beijing over RM1b seizure from Chinese firm

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Putrajaya is willing to discuss with Beijing the Malaysian government’s forfeiture of RM1 billion from a state-linked Chinese pipeline firm, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. “We are ready to talk to China all the time,” the prime minister said following the launch of the Beyond Paradigm Summit 2019 at MITEC. On Monday, Dr Mahathir […]</p>

18 July 2019 | 1:02 am

Sport : Rafiq wins Hong Kong Open title

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) – The Malaysian bowling squad secured three podium finishes as national kegler Rafiq Ismail clinched the 45th Hong Kong International Open title at the SCAA Bowling Centre today.</p>

General : Negligence found to be cause of pesticide poisoning

<p>PORT DICKSON, July 20 (Bernama) -- An investigation by the authorities found that negligence was the cause of 24 pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Linggi falling sick after inhaling pesticide fumes from a nearby chilli farm, on Thursday.</p>

General : Oil-based waste source of water treatment plants pollution

<p>SHAH ALAM, July 20 (Bernama) - The disposal of oil-based waste is suspected to be the cause of the odour pollution which forced the total shut down of Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plants; Sungai Selangor Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 Water Treatment plants as well as the Rantau Panjang Treatment plant downstream.</p>

General : Petronas spent more than RM3 billion on PESP since 1975

<p>SERI ISKANDAR, July 20 (Bernama) -- Petronas has sponsored about 36,000 outstanding Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) achievers to pursue studies locally and abroad, involving an allocation of RM3.3 billion under its Petronas Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP) since 1975, according to a senior Petronas official.</p>

General : 339 individuals from seven areas in Tambunan receive land titles

<p>TAMBUNAN, July 20 (Bernama) -- Residents of seven areas in the district finally got legal ownership of land as Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal handed out Native Titles to 339 individuals over 1227.42 acres of land.</p>

General : Submission for the Kinabalu Press Awards 2019 is now open until Aug 2

<p>KOTA KINABALU, July 20 (Bernama) -- Journalists, photographers and producers from the print, electronic and online media in Sabah and Labuan can now submit entries for the 2019 Kinabalu Press Awards (KPA) starting yesterday until Aug 2.</p>

General : Dr Mahathir needs to serve full term - Tengku Razaleigh

<p>GUA MUSANG, July 20 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad needs to lead the country for the full term to fulfil the promises made by Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the last general election, said Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.</p>

General : MPSO incentive application deadline extended to year-end - Kok

<p>JEMPOL, July 20 (Bernama) -- The government has agreed to extend the deadline for Sustainable Palm Oil Certification (MPSO) incentive application to Dec 31, 2019, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok.</p>

General : Flasher arrested after exposing himself to school girls

<p>LAHAD DATU, July 20 (Bernama) -- An unemployed man, believed to be an illegal immigrant, was arrested by police yesterday afternoon for allegedly exposing his genitals to school girls on three separate occasions.</p>

General : Tourism Malaysia harnessing power of digital marketing for VM2020

<p>KUCHING, July 20 (Bernama) – Tourism Malaysia is harnessing the power of digital marketing to help it achieve its target of 30 million tourist arrivals for Visit Malaysia 2020 next year.</p>