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

Chile court hears appeal of case seeking damages from Church over abuse claims

(Reuters) - Three men, who have accused Chilean priest Fernando Karadima of sexual abuse, asked a court in Santiago on Thursday to find the Roman Catholic Church in Chile responsible for "moral damages," claiming the Church had covered up abuse, and to pay them a total of 450 million pesos ($650,000).

18 October 2018 | 11:39 pm

Turkish police search forest, coastal city for journalist's remains - sources

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul and a city near the Sea of Marmara for remains of a Saudi dissident journalist who disappeared two weeks ago after entering the Saudi consulate, two Turkish officials said.

18 October 2018 | 11:31 pm

Tribe of slain Libya rebel commander protests at eastern oil port

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the appointment of a government minister, a leading member of the tribe said.

18 October 2018 | 10:59 pm

Trump says too early to assign blame in Khashoggi's apparent killing - New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed confidence in intelligence reports that suggest a high-level Saudi role in the suspected killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

18 October 2018 | 10:50 pm

Judge orders U.S. to review asylum for separated migrant families

(Reuters) - A federal judge ordered the U.S. government on Thursday to begin processing asylum claims for dozens of migrant parents and children that had been separated at the southern border under the Trump Administration's zero tolerance immigration policy.

18 October 2018 | 10:40 pm

Goldman Sachs says executives will not attend Saudi conference

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc <GS.N> will not send any of its executives to a Saudi investment conference next week, Chief Executive Officer David Solomon said in an interview with CNBC on Thursday.

18 October 2018 | 10:18 pm

Fox Business Network pulls out as sponsor of Saudi conference

(Reuters) - Fox Business Network <FOXA.O> said on Thursday it is withdrawing as a sponsor of the Future Investment Initiative Summit to be held in Saudi Arabia next week, joining a host of media companies to drop out after the disappearance of a Saudi journalist.

18 October 2018 | 10:18 pm

Trump says it &#39;certainly looks&#39; like journalist Khashoggi is dead

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it "certainly looks" U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead.

18 October 2018 | 10:17 pm

In toothy prequel, piranha-like fish menaced Jurassic seas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You can call it a prehistoric prequel.

18 October 2018 | 10:12 pm

German defence ministry orders reforms, inquiry into use of consultants

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Defence Ministry, under fire for its use of outside consultants, said on Thursday it is investigating possible misconduct by ministry officials and will shortly publish strict new guidelines for hiring external advisers.

18 October 2018 | 10:11 pm

Malaysia’s economic growth to slow to 4.7pct this year

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The German-based insurer and asset management company forecast the gross domestic product (GDP) of Malaysia would decelerate further to 4.6 percent in 2019 amid a challenging external environment and fiscal consolidation initiatives by the government. Despite the slower GDP growth, Allianz chief economist Michael Heise said the numbers were still considered strong. “We see Malaysia’s […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Health Ministry cracks down on eight offenders as Parliament smoking ban kicks in

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A blanket ban against smoking, electronic cigarettes and vaping in Parliament and its grounds is now in force. Health minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said his ministry has issued eight offence notices since the ban came into effective yesterday. He added that one of the offenders was an MP, but did not disclose the lawmaker’s […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia to enact scrap import tax and restrictions

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Scrap plastic shipments to Malaysia will be subject to new restrictions in the coming weeks, as the country follows through on its vow to get a handle on skyrocketing imports. However, it remains unclear exactly what impact the move will make. One Asia-based industry professional said the proposed tax is too low to affect the […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib summoned again by MACC on new case related to 1MDB

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been summoned again by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to give his statement this morning. MACC sources said Najib was summoned to the agency’s headquarters, here to assist in a probe into a new case related to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Najib, who is also the […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib undergoes six hours of questioning at MACC

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was summoned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for another round of questioning on Tuesday. Sources told the NSTP that Najib’s presence was needed to assist in a probe following the discovery of a new lead in the investigation into matters related to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). Sources […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib called to MACC HQ again today over 1MDB

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been summoned to turn up at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) Putrajaya headquarters again, a source said. An MACC source confirmed to Malay Mail that the former prime minister has been called to appear at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 10am. MACC deputy chief commissioner in charge of operations […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia and Asean not dumping ground for advanced countries

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The government has frozen permits for local operators to import plastic waste for recycling in the country. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change minister Yeo Bee Yin said the permits to setup plastic-recycling factories had also been suspended until a further decision is made from a special committee involving five ministries. “The committee will […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Report: Malaysia among 21 countries tarred by OECD for enabling tax dodgers

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has flagged Malaysia as among 21 nations offering easy citizenship or residency that allegedly fuelled the global tax evasion menace. In a report published by the Paris-based body yesterday, Malaysia landed on the list due to its My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, which the intergovernmental group categorised […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib says Singapore prefers Causeway, Malaysia may face challenge for ‘crooked bridge’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government may have a tough time convincing Singapore to agree to its “crooked bridge” idea to connect the two countries, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. The Pekan MP said Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong expressed a preference to retain the Johor-Singapore Causeway as the bridge was still good for […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Under-fire Singapore daily defends 1MDB reports

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Accused of “persistent misreporting”, Straits Times (ST) editor Warren Fernandez said today the Singapore paper stands by its two articles on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal authored by its regional correspondent Leslie Lopez. In an article on its website, Fernandez said the two articles published on October 7 and 14 under the headlines […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysian Bar: Ensure jail time proportional to crime when commuting death sentence

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian Bar president George Varughese today said that all existing death sentences should not be automatically replaced with life imprisonment. George said the government must ensure that the jail time given, in lieu of the death sentence, is proportionate to the gravity of the offences committed. “The government must take into consideration mitigating factors and […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Anwar: Money politics allegation in PKR polls to be discussed tonight

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The issue of alleged money politics being practised in PKR party elections will be discussed during a party meeting tonight, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The incoming party president and recently elected Port Dickson MP was tight-lipped when asked to comment on the allegations of corruption raised by incumbent vice-president Rafizi Ramli. “We will discuss […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia to be the second country in Southeast Asia to introduce the Digital Tax

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The rationale of the tax is aimed level the playing field between international and local businesses in the digital sector The upcoming Budget 2019 slated to be announced on 2 November is exceptionally important to provide direction for the country. More importantly, in the direction and support on the growth of the digital sector in […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia to raise cigarette prices, minimum age to buy alcohol

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia will increase cigarette prices by the end of this month, said Health minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad on Tuesday (October 16). He said the prices of tobacco products including cigarettes had to be raised due to an increase in taxes under Regulation 8A of the Tobacco Revenue Control Regulations 2004. “The recent implementation of the […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Fire and Rescue Dept officer detained for alleged bribery

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has detained an officer from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) for an alleged bribery involving RM1,000. Sources said the 58-year-old man was detained at 7.35pm yesterday in Kapar here. The sources also said initial investigation found the suspect asking for RM1,000 from a plastic factory owner as a […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysian Bar: Ensure jail time proportional to crime when commuting death sentence

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian Bar president George Varughese today said that all existing death sentences should not be automatically replaced with life imprisonment. George said the government must ensure that the jail time given, in lieu of the death sentence, is proportionate to the gravity of the offences committed. “The government must take into consideration mitigating factors and […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysian Aids Foundation announces award, aims to raise RM2.5m

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Malaysian Aids Foundation (MAF)’s fundraising event is back after a six-year absence and hopes to raise RM2.5 million towards helping people living and affected by HIV/ Aids in Malaysia. The Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award Gala Dinner 2018, previously known as the Red Ribbon Gala, will also see the Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia, Singapore contractors may move on bridge plan report

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia and Singapore construction stocks may move after a media report that Johor state government will hold a meeting with Singapore officials later this month to discuss reviving the “crooked bridge” project linking the two nations. * Singapore’s construction-related companies include: Yongnam Holdings, Wee Hur, Lum Chang, Pan-United, Koh Brothers * Malaysia stocks that could […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysian mule convicted of role in syndicate scamming Singaporeans

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A Malaysian man was convicted in Singapore of being a member of an international syndicate that defrauded Singaporean victims of over S$750,000 (RM2.26 million) Channel NewsAsia reported 24-year-old Tan Kim Hui’s role as collecting and transferring money for the syndicate. Syndicate members would pose as police officers when contacting victims to inform them they were […]</p>

18 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Govt shutters 30 illegal plastic recycling plants as Malaysia draws waste from abroad

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>In its efforts to ensure that Malaysia does not end up as the “developed nations’ plastic trash bin” the government has shut down more than 30 illegal plastic recycling factories. Energy, Green Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment minister Yeo Bee Yin told Dewan Rakyat today that she was aware of the public complaints and […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Death penalty still in effect until abolished, says Dr M

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Tun Dr Mahathir says the death penalty in Malaysia is still in effect and will remain until it is officially abolished. The prime minister said the necessary legislation has yet to be put in place to abolish the death penalty. “(Saying that the death penalty will be abolished) does not mean that it has already […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Anwar has no interest in govt role, only wants to effect parliamentary reforms

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has reiterated that he has no interest in securing a government role following his return to Parliament. The PKR president-elect, fresh off his win in the Port Dickson by-election which secured his member of parliament status, said he is only interested in assisting the government in pushing for parliamentary reforms. “No, […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

MALAYSIAN PM-IN-WAITING ANWAR IBRAHIM INSISTS NO TIMELINE ON TAKING POWER AS HE MAKES OFFICIAL RETURN TO POLITICS

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Democracy icon sworn in as lawmaker after sweeping by-election victory, wants current prime minister Mahathir Mohamad to “continue unaffected by constraints of time or pressure” Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim, jailed twice since 1998 in politically charged prosecutions, cemented his return to frontline politics on Monday when he was sworn in as a lawmaker, fresh […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Dr M: Govt has not abolished death penalty yet

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the abolition of the death penalty has yet to be finalised, and that the necessary legislation is still being drafted. “We have not asked the legislation required in order to abolish [the death penalty]. Just saying it doesn’t mean that the punishment has been abolished. “It’s not […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Court should consider seriousness of offence before commuting death penalty, says Varghese

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The court should consider the seriousness of the offence committed before substituting the death penalty with life imprisonment. Malaysian Bar president George Varghese said only then will the punishment be both just and effective. Varughese said death sentences should be commuted to imprisonment sentences that are proportionate to the gravity of the offences. “The court […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Foreign workers are not stealing your jobs or suppressing wages, says report

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Migrant workers tend to enter low-skilled jobs while Malaysians generally go into skilled and semi-skilled ones, a Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) report said. The research outfit’s “State of Households 2018: Different Realities” noted that although there was a large increase of foreign workers in semi-skilled jobs, this represented less than 20 per cent of semi-skilled […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Unity panel moots law reform body

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A panel on national unity has proposed the formation of a law reform commission to enhance social integration. The suggestions formulated by the National Unity Consultative Council’s (NUCC) Law and Policy Committee said the proposed law reform commission would not only help with streamlining other law reform departments, but also formulate new laws to meet […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Government will apply to strike out Umno’ suit over RM116.7 million seized

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The government and police will apply to strike out Umno’s suit to reclaim the RM116.7 million seized in police’s raids at properties linked to the party’s former president Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Federal counsel Mohammad Sallehuddin Md Ali, who acted for the government, said the reason for the application was based on the issue of […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Anwar’s return to parliament gets positive reaction from cabinet members

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The return of PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to Parliament received a heartfelt welcome from members of the Cabinet. His wife deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail thanked God for the return of Anwar to Parliament today since 2015, back when he was the Opposition leader. “Alhamdulillah, I am happy […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Deputy minister says Pua’s statement on asset sales just personal view

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Damansara MP Tony Pua’s remarks on the sale of state assets do not represent the government’s position, said deputy Economic Affairs minister Senator Mohd Radzi Md Jidin. Mohd Radzi was answering Pendang MP Awang Hashim (PAS) who asked if Pua’s statements on the sale of non-core assets held by PNB or Khazanah Nasional reflected official […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Anwar says relishing freedom, not keen to lead just yet

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Fresh from taking his oath as Port Dickson MP today, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he prefers to play a supporting role within the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition for the time being. The incoming PKR president said taking a leading role would crimp his freedom at this point. “The parliamentary whip, that is a different […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Duo get 3 years’ jail for aiding organised crime group members enter Malaysia illegally

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Two men were sentenced to three years’ jail by the High Court for assisting the notorious ‘Gang Latino Dago’ members to illegally enter the country two years ago. Judge Datuk Mohd Sofian Abd Razak handed down the sentence to Abdul Rahman Mahiddin, 49, and Mohd Risal Md Sahak, 43, after the duo changed their plea […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Pua flays Singapore daily over ‘persistent misreporting’ on 1MDB

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>DAP’s Tony Pua today criticised Singapore’s Straits Times (ST) over what he claimed has been a “persistent misreporting” on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). This follows after ST published stories quoting senior government officials, alleging that the Pakatan Harapan government is facing difficulties in paying a $50.3million (RM209 million) interest payment incurred by the 1Malaysia Development […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia PM Mahathir says Uighurs not sent back to China, released because they did nothing wrong

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the South-east Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak last year because they did nothing wrong there, Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday (October 15). Reuters, citing the men’s lawyer, reported last week that Malaysia had released the 11 from detention and sent them to […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia to be the second country in Southeast Asia to introduce the Digital Tax

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The rationale of the tax is aimed level the playing field between international and local businesses in the digital sector The upcoming Budget 2019 slated to be announced on 2 November is exceptionally important to provide direction for the country. More importantly, in the direction and support on the growth of the digital sector in […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

2.2 million foreigners sought greener pastures in Malaysia in 2017: Report

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia was home to around 2.2 million foreign workers in 2017, with most of them hired in the agriculture and construction sectors, according to a report. ‘The State of Households 2018: Different Realities’ report published by Khazanah Research Institute noted that last year the two sectors employed 40.5 per cent of all foreign workers, although […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

M’sia will take neutral stand on all international conflicts: PM

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia will take a neutral stand on any international conflict, including the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. “Malaysia, under the Pakatan Harapan administration, will not interfere in any sort of war,” prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in Parliament today. “We will continue to maintain good relations with the United […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Wan Azisah urges pregnant teenagers to seek help without being afraid

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail today urged any pregnant teenagers to not be afraid of seeking help to deal with their predicament. She said there are many people and agencies that are willing to assist them such as school counsellors. “This is not the end of the world. “We all […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Only those aged 21 and above can buy liquor from now, health minister announces

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>After raising the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 two years ago, the government has finally standardised the legal liquor buying age. Health minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages takes effect from today, following amendments done to the Food Regulations 1985 Act. The amendment to Rule 361 […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Schoolbag too heavy? Education Ministry tells you how to lighten the load

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Education Ministry (MoE) has provided tips and guidelines to help take the weight off Malaysian students who are being burdened with heavy schoolbags, with “too many books” identified as one of the culprits. In a circular last month to the directors of all state education departments, the ministry gave a four-part guideline to the […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Mahathir says happy over Anwar’s return to parliament

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is happy with the return of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to the Dewan Rakyat after winning the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election on Saturday. “We expected him to come back. We knew he was going to win. Of course, I’m happy. He’s from the same party,” he told […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s Mahathir says Uighurs released because they did nothing wrong

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the Southeast Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak last year because they did nothing wrong there, Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday. Reuters, citing the men’s lawyer, reported last week that Malaysia had released the 11 from detention and sent them to Turkey, disregarding […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Survey: SST, debt revelation dampened Malaysian optimism over economy

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian confidence in the country’s economic prospects took a dip in the last quarter as Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) lustre started to wear off, the Malay Economic Action Council’s (MTEM) Economic Confidence Score (MECS) survey has shown. The survey done with research house Kajidata Research showed that the general economic confidence of Malaysians dropped to 36.6 […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Anifah schools his successor on finer points of Malaysia’s foreign policies

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (IndependentKimanis) today schooled his successor Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah on the finer points of being a Foreign minister and the preparatory work that is required to carry out the task. He took to task the minister over his lack of preparedness when tabling a Parliamentary motion related to Malaysia’s foreign policy in […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Despite chiding, DAP veep insists no ban against accepting ‘Datukship’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The DAP does not have a formal policy barring its members from accepting federal or state awards that confer titles on its recipients, the party’s vice-chair Datuk Teng Chang Khim said. Teng, who himself received the Datukship title from the Selangor Sultan in 2010, said his party does not have a policy on this issue […]</p>

17 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Setting up MA63 panels a waste of time, says activist

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Sabah rights activist Zainnal Ajamain has poured scorn on Putrajaya’s decision to appoint three committees to study ways of complying with the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). Speaking to FMT, he said the effort would be a “big waste of time” because the decision makers had yet to settle the question of whether the Borneo states […]</p>

16 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Anwar officially sworn in as PD MP, two days after winning seat with overwhelming majority

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was officially sworn in today as the Port Dickson MP at the second meeting of the first session of the 14th Parliament. His swearing-in ceremony was the first agenda in the Dewan Rakyat and was witnessed by prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and MPs from both divides. The inauguration comes […]</p>

16 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia Parliament to convene with Anwar’s return to politics, Pakatan Harapan’s 2019 Budget

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The second sitting of Malaysia’s Parliament begins on Monday (October 15), ahead of the tabling of the 2019 Budget, the first national budget prepared by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government after winning the May 9 polls. Finance minister Lim Guan Eng will table the budget, which is scheduled for November 2. Lim had earlier said […]</p>

16 October 2018 | 1:00 am

Malay wins most votes in Perak DAP state leadership polls

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Perak state executive councillor Abdul Aziz Bari won a total of 890 votes at the state DAP party election today, topping a list of 24 candidates. The Tebing Tinggi assemblyman joined the DAP in August 2015 and broke the party record for being the first Malay to have the highest number of votes. “We hope […]</p>

16 October 2018 | 1:00 am

The road ahead for Ombudsman Malaysia

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Last month, prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced plans to establish an Ombudsman Malaysia. An Ombudsman is an independent, impartial and free body which examines citizens’ complaints usually associated with unfair and unjust treatment by the government. Often described as a “government overseer”, it is a legislative commissioner for investigating bureaucratic abuse. The staff in […]</p>

16 October 2018 | 1:00 am

General : SEDA Hosts Renewable Energy Certificate Workshop

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia and APX Inc today hosted a workshop to create awareness and introduce opportunities in the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) market.</p>

General : Zahid appears at MACC hq for sixth time

<p>PUTRAJAYA, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- UMNO president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters to assist in the investigation into the alleged misappropriation of funds at a foundation.</p>

Business : Govt pays RM208.8 mln in interest on 1MDB energy Langat bond

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) – The government today paid RM208.8 million (US$50.31 million) in  interest, arising from bonds issued by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) Energy (Langat) Ltd, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced here today.</p>

General : Najib gives statement to MACC again

<p>PUTRAJAYA, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was called up again today by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to give a statement, apparently in relation to the probe into the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case.</p>

General : Several roads in Alor Setar closed tomorrow and Saturday

<p>ALOR SETAR, Oct 18 ( Bernama) -- Several main roads here will be closed beginning tomorrow and Saturday for the parade and guard-of-honour ceremony to be held in conjunction with the installation of the 29th Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah.</p>

General : Defence white paper to be tabled at Parliament next year

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- A Defence White Paper which will outline the country's defence principles and strategies, as well as the latest development plan for the Malaysian Armed Forces' (MAF) capabilities, will be tabled in Parliament next year.</p>

General : No fed govt compensation over forests - Xavier Jayakumar

<p> KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- The federal government has no intention to pay compensation to state governments which gazette forests as permanent forest reserves and are unable to generate revenue from forest products, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.</p>

General : Federal Court decides three judges of previous panel to deliver verdict in "Bin Abdullah"

<p>PUTRAJAYA, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- The remaining three judges from the earlier Federal Court five-man bench will deliver its verdict on whether a Muslim child conceived out of wedlock could bear his or her father's surname, instead of "Abdullah".</p>

General : Toll: govt studying alternative to reduce people's burden

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) — The government is studying to find the best alternative to reduce the people’s burden, especially on the toll issue, now that the move to abolish the toll has been shelved, said Works Minister Baru Bian.</p>

Business : First national solar photovoltaic monitoring system by SEDA

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia today launched the first national solar photovoltaic monitoring system (PVMS).</p>