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

Over 100 illegal foreigners caught in warehouse owned by supermarket chain

PETALING JAYA: Over 100 foreigners were nabbed in an Immigration Department raid at a warehouse on Jalan Kebun, Klang.

21 October 2017 | 2:35 am

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21 October 2017 | 2:23 am

Researchers raise doubts over cause of Chilean poet Neruda's death

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - International researchers investigating the death of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda raised doubts on Friday as to whether he died of cancer 44 years ago as previously presumed, and did not rule out foul play.

21 October 2017 | 2:17 am

Venezuela Maduro warns of repeat elections in states won by opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan state elections may be repeated in the five states won by the opposition if the governors-elect continue to refuse to be sworn in by a controversial pro-government legislative superbody, President Nicolas Maduro warned on Friday.

21 October 2017 | 1:47 am

Brother identifies body of missing Argentine protester

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The brother of a young protester who went missing in Argentina nearly three months ago identified his body on Friday, speaking to journalists after leaving the morgue.

21 October 2017 | 12:49 am

Cuba unveils Jose Marti statue, a gift from Trump's hometown

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba unveiled a replica of a New York statue of independence hero Jose Marti on Friday, putting a gift from the hometown of U.S. President Donald Trump on public display at a time of heightened U.S.-Cuba tensions.

21 October 2017 | 12:48 am

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Shi'ite mosque in Kabul -statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on the Imam Zaman mosque in the Kabul's western Dasht-e-Barchi district, which killed at least 39 people, the group said in a statement on Saturday.

21 October 2017 | 12:48 am

Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea - officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China's president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so.

21 October 2017 | 12:47 am

Canada's Liberals look to economy to guide them past ethics scandal

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has been badly shaken by a conflict-of-interest controversy about his finance minister, but the Liberal government's upcoming fiscal update offers an opportunity to reset the public focus on Canada's strong economy, political observers say.

21 October 2017 | 12:39 am

At least 30 police die in clash in Egypt's Western desert - security sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Armed militants killed at least 30 policemen in a shootout during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert, security sources said on Friday.

21 October 2017 | 12:22 am

Duterte confirms Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist Mahmud Ahmad dead: Reports

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed on Thursday (October 19) that Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad, once tipped to become Islamic State’s point man in Southeast Asia, was killed by the military, according to local news reports. The Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted Duterte as saying in a speech in Manila that “there were three”: “Hapilon, Omar, at iyong [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

MH370 hunt is BACK ON as Malaysia chooses US firm to find missing plane… and won’t pay up until it’s found

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Reports have claimed seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity offered to look for the missing Boeing 777 aircraft on a no-find, no-fee basis THE hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 appears to be back on after a US seabed exploration firm offered to help find the doomed jet. The Malaysian government notified the families of [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s September inflation rate picks up to 4.3 pct y/y, meets forecast

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s consumer price index in September rose 4.3 percent from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, gaining in pace for the second straight month. The annual inflation rate was in line with the median forecast in a Reuters poll, and up from the 3.7 percent posted in August. Headline inflation reached an eight-year [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia negotiating with US firm to resume MH370 hunt

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia is negotiating with a US firm to resume the hunt for missing flight MH370, a minister said Thursday, in news welcomed by the widow of one of those who had been on board. The American company, Ocean Infinity as well as Dutch outfit Fugro, which had been involved in the original search, and an [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s c.bank reserves rise to $101.4 billion as of October 13

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s gross international reserves rose to $101.4 billion as of October 13, from $101.2 billion on September 29, the central bank said on Friday. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said the reserves were sufficient to finance 7.5 months of retained imports and were 1.1 times the short-term external debt. The central bank released the following international [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Surge in Malaysia’s Islamic State-linked arrests; official explains anti-terror strategy

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>With the number of Islamic State-linked arrests in Malaysia this year already 20 times higher than what it was in 2013, the country has relied on building up its human intelligence base as well as monitoring online communications to crackdown on militants. Malaysia arrested only four Islamic State-linked militants in 2013 but that number jumped [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

MH370: Malaysia in deal with private search firm to find missing plane

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>‘No find, no fee’ search to be undertaken by US-based seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity Malaysia has entered into a “no find, no fee” arrangement with a private search company, Ocean Infinity, in a bid to recover the missing MH370 plane and discover the fate of the 239 people on board. Late on Thursday, Australia’s [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Najib unveils Malaysia’s digital ‘to-do list’ to propel digital initiatives implementation

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today unveiled the nation’s ‘to-do list’ which will further boost Malaysia’s digital initiatives implementation as well as its economy. One of the initiatives is the introduction of the “Cloud First” Strategy to the national agenda, beginning with the public sector. The prime minister said adoption of cloud technology has [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia urges D-8 to assist Rohingya community

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia has called on the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation (D-8) member countries to assist the Rohingya community “in whatever way possible”. In making the call, Foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman also urged D-8 to address the community’s socio-economic plight. He said the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State had, in its final report, identified [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia sets up task force to monitor probe against anti-graft chief

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has set up a task force over reports made against the country’s anti-graft chief. In a statement on Thursday (October 19), Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali said the task force was formed on Monday. “In view of the seriousness of the allegation that can affect the integrity of the chief commissioner of [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia in talks with US firm Ocean Infinity to resume MH370 search

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A woman leaves a message of support and hope for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 in central Kuala Lumpur March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File photo Malaysia is negotiating with US-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines MH370, which vanished three years ago in the southern Indian [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Oops! Duterte says he has just ‘finished the war in Malaysia’

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Eschewing soaring rhetoric, President Rodrigo Duterte last night tried one of his homespun “straight-from-the-heart” talks on senior government leaders from different Asean (Association of Southeast Asia Nations) countries who were gathered at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City. He ended up with a slip of the tongue or two. Speaking before the a high-level “Forum [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Tuareg rock rebels Tinariwen brings their Sahara sound to Malaysia

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Listen to the music from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali as Tuareg musicians from the Grammy-winning group Tinariwen perform at their maiden concert in Malaysia this November. Formed in late 70s, the band started to gain a following outside the Sahara region in early 2000s, but their popularity rose internationally with the release [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

MH17 investigators appeal for information about Buk photo

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>An international team investigating the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine appealed Thursday for information about a photograph which prosecutors believe features the Buk rocket that blew the passenger jet out of the sky, killing all 298 on board. The photo of the missile, which investigators believe was likely taken in the [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Ex-ally of Malaysian PM Najib held in graft probesource

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A senior Malaysian opposition leader was detained by anti-corruption authorities on Thursday, a source said, as part of a nationwide campaign against graft launched by prime minister Najib Razak. Hundreds of people including many high-profile figures have been arrested this year by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), at a time when a multi billion [...]</p>

21 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Outgoing Malaysia Airlines chief explains Ryanair move

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Outgoing Malaysia Airlines chief executive Peter Bellew has released a statement to the media, explaining his unexpected departure from the airline to take up the role of chief operating officer at Ryanair. “Love for my country is pulling me back to Ireland. I got a call from Ryanair late evening two weeks ago to be [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

IS eyeing Malaysia to strengthen position in Southeast Asia

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Islamic State (IS) is eyeing Malaysia to strengthen its position in Southeast Asia and to recruit more followers. Deputy Home minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the focus was on Malaysia, since it is among the Muslim majority countries which are still safe and peaceful. “Many terrorists see Malaysia as a place for them [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Mistry cuts Malaysia palm oil production forecast, sees prices climbing

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Palm oil production in the world’s top growers may not live up to estimates after all, according to industry veteran Dorab Mistry. After boosting Malaysian output estimates this year to between 19.8 million and 20 million metric tonnes in September, Mistry on Wednesday cut his forecast for the world’s second-biggest grower to 19.1 million to [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s YTL Group founder Yeoh Tiong Lay dies aged 88

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>One of Malaysia’s richest men, Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay, has died aged 88, his family announced on Wednesday (October 18). Tan Sri Yeoh was the founder of the YTL Group of companies, growing it from a construction company in Kuala Selangor in 1955 into an integrated infrastructure developer with businesses ranging from power generation [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysian militant believed among fighters killed in Marawi

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A top Malaysian militant is believed to be among 13 Islamic State group-linked militants killed in fighting overnight in Marawi city in the southern Philippines, a military spokesman said Thursday, though his body hasn’t been recovered yet. Sporadic fighting continued even after President Rodrigo Duterte visited the battle-scarred Islamic city on Tuesday and announced its [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia Inflation Likely Picked Up to 4.2pct in September Poll

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>-Malaysia’s inflation likely accelerated for a second month in September due to higher costs for transport and food. The consumer-price index, the country’s main inflation gauge, is expected to have risen 4.2 percent in September from a year earlier, according to the median forecast from a Wall Street Journal poll of 10 economists. The CPI [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia Airlines outgoing CEO says Ryanair needs his help

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia Airlines outgoing CEO Peter Bellew said Wednesday that he decided to return to Ryanair as a form of national service because the Irish budget airline needed his help. He is the second CEO to quit the Malaysian flag carrier in less than two years. Bellew, who was previously Ryanair’s director of flight operations, joined [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysian actor Benjy jailed for 11 years over Indonesian drug smuggling

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A Malaysian actor was sentenced to 11 years in prison Wednesday for trying to smuggle crystal methamphetamine hidden in his rectum into the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Khaeryll Benjamin Ibrahim was arrested with 4.5 grams of the narcotics in April at Kualanamu International Airport. In addition to the jail time, the 38-year-old was ordered to [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysians come together to celebrate Deepavali

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>More than 3,000 visitors joined in the Deepavali celebration hosted by state Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) at the Sports Complex today. Visitor Shania Justin, 20, said that she has been attending the celebration since she married three years ago. “I never thought I will celebrate Deepavali as I am a Dusun. “Although my husband, Rajani [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysian medical personnel on standby to serve at field hospital for Rohingya

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The government will send up to 60 Malaysian medical personnel to a newly-proposed field hospital in Bangladesh in an effort to assist the Rohingya community stranded at the refugee camp there. Health minister Datuk Seri S Subramaniam said the medical personnel will be stationed there for as long as required. “Maybe there will be a [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

PM Najib joins Deepavali celebration at MyPPP open house

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak joined the Deepavali festivities at the MyPPP open house in Little India, Brickfields here. Najib was all smiles as he was greeted by the hosts and guests on his arrival before making his way to the main stage, accompanied by Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s anti-graft chief addresses affair claims

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s anti-graft chief Dzulkifli Ahmad has for the first time addressed rumours of his alleged extramarital affair, linking the claims to “dirty and disgusting attacks” by unnamed people. But he did not directly confirm or deny the alleged affair with a woman who was then married. Tan Sri Dzulkifli, chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Maybank gifts new bicycles to Carey Island students for Deepavali

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Festival of Lights came early for some 125 children in Carey Island as they received new bicycles to help make their journey to school a breeze. The high-performing pupils of Tadika Pulau Carey (south), SJK (T) Pulau Carey (east, west and south) were feted to a Deepavali celebration at Menara Maybank last Wednesday. On [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia Airlines’ CEO to return to Ryanair to help fix pilot problems

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew is leaving after just over a year in charge to return to Ryanair as chief operations officer to tackle the pilot shortages that has resulted in it cancelling more than 20,000 flights over the winter season. The move means that Malaysia will have to appoint a third chief executive in [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia Airlines says announcement of CEO move to Ryanair ‘unexpected’

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Ryanair’s announcement on Tuesday that it had hired Malaysia Airline Chief Executive Peter Bellew was “unexpected” the Asian carrier said in a statement, adding that its board would meet to discuss the move. Ryanair said in a statement that Bellew would take over as its chief operations officer on December 1. [L8N1MS2OH] “At a press [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Missing pastor taken away like in ‘police operation’, Suhakam inquiry told

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A witness testifying in a public inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh described the latter’s alleged abduction as resembling a police operation. Roeshan Celestine Gomez told the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) panel into the case that a police investigating officer had made the remark while recording the witness statement at the [...]</p>

20 October 2017 | 1:00 am

IS eyeing Malaysia to strengthen position in Southeast Asia

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Islamic State (IS) is eyeing Malaysia to strengthen its position in Southeast Asia and to recruit more followers. Deputy Home minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the focus was on Malaysia, since it is among the Muslim majority countries which are still safe and peaceful. “Many terrorists see Malaysia as a place for them [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia Airlines CEO quits to move to Ryanair

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia Airlines CEO quit Tuesday to take a job at Ryanair, a fresh blow to the troubled Malaysian carrier which is still struggling to recover from twin disasters in 2014. Peter Bellew has been appointed chief operations officer at the Irish airline, where he used to work, following a recent crisis that led to the [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Three arrested in Malaysia for suspected beer festival bomb plot

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian police arrested three people, including a teenager, suspected of planning to detonate a bomb at an annual beer festival in the capital, the police chief said on Tuesday. The two-day “Better Beer Festival” was cancelled last month following objections from an Islamist party, which said the event could lead to rape and other crime [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia Airlines just lost another CEO

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Yet another Malaysia Airlines CEO is leaving. Peter Bellew is exiting the embattled airlinewhich is trying to recover from the devastating loss of two passenger jets in 2014after barely a year on the job. He’s the third CEO to step down in less than three years. Bellew is returning to Ryanair (RYAAY) as chief operations [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Ahead of Budget 2018, economists call for fair taxation

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Economists are calling for the government to repeal the Goods and Services Tax and carry out broader tax reform that include imposing higher levy on the rich and corporations in the run up to Budget 2018, which will be tabled Friday next week. Panellists at an iMoney forum discussing Budget 2018 forum earlier this afternoon [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysian palm oil prices fall back on weak demand, profit-taking

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian palm oil futures prices fell on Tuesday after a run of daily gains, on slowing demand and profit-taking ahead of a public holiday on Wednesday. The benchmark palm oil contract for January delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 0.8 percent to 2,741 ringgit a tonne on Tuesday evening, its first fall in [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia Airlines’ CEO to return to Ryanair to help fix pilot problems

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew is leaving after just over a year in charge to return to Ryanair as chief operations officer to tackle the pilot shortages that has resulted in it cancelling more than 20,000 flights over the winter season. The move means that Malaysia will have to appoint a third chief executive in [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Where is MH370? New Search Proposals May Help Malaysia Finally Find Out

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia is evaluating proposals from three companies that want to tryagainto solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Transport minister Liow Tiong Lai told reporters Tuesday that the Dutch company Fugro, the US business Ocean Infinity and one other group have put in bids to run private searches for the plane that vanished [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Not possible to make Malaysia an Islamic state, Sarawak BN tells Umno

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) said today it is not possible to make Malaysia a full-fledged Islamic state, refuting remarks made by an Umno leader. The Barisan Nasional component party’s secretary general Datuk Sebastian Ting said that such a change will require radical amendments to many provisions of the Federal Constitution such as two-thirds [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia has no intention to interfere in Burma’s affairs despite voicing concern over the welfare of Rohingya

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>While Malaysia has repeatedly spoken out on the plight of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, it was never Putrajaya’s intention to interfere in the internal affairs of another country, Malaysian deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Tuesday (October 17). He also announced that Malaysia will station an attache at its High Commission in [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

KL-SG HSR HSR a ‘key catalyst’ to drive economy, says Najib

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today declared the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) project a “key catalyst” in seamless connectivity to drive the economy of both countries into the future. The bilateral nature of the project, he said, will see connectivity revolutionised on many fronts, highlighted by the agreement between the two [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia Airlines says announcement of CEO move to Ryanair ‘unexpected’

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Ryanair’s announcement on Tuesday that it had hired Malaysia Airline Chief Executive Peter Bellew was “unexpected” the Asian carrier said in a statement, adding that its board would meet to discuss the move. Ryanair said in a statement that Bellew would take over as its chief operations officer on December 1. [L8N1MS2OH] “At a press [...]</p>

19 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia says no decision yet on new offers to search for missing MH370

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia said on Tuesday it has received proposals from three companies offering to continue the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which has been missing since 2014, but no decision has been made yet. MH370 vanished three years ago somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people [...]</p>

18 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysian teacher seen as new ‘emir’ of pro-IS militants

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as the militant group’s new regional “emir”, experts and officials say. Intelligence officials describe Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad as a financier and recruiter, who helped put together the coalition [...]</p>

18 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Malaysia is set to resume the search for missing aircraft MH370

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>MALAYSIA says it is in no rush to kickstart the abandoned search for MH370 despite three companies offering to continue to look for the missing plane. THREE companies have offered to continue the abandoned search for MH370, but Malaysia says no decision has been made on whether they will be given the go ahead. The [...]</p>

18 October 2017 | 1:00 am

4 foreign fishing trawlers detained for encroaching into Malaysian waters

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>State Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) enforcement team detained four foreign fishing trawlers for encroaching the Malaysian waters on Sunday. The team which was patrolling the sea under ‘Ops Perkasa Timur and Ops Marikh’ spotted the Vietnamese trawlers about between 28 and 32 nautical miles from Kuala Terengganu estuary at noon. State MMEA Department director [...]</p>

18 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Zahid: Malaysia to call for UN resolution on Rohingya refugees

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The deputy prime minister said this safe zone would also need to be monitored by UN observers or security officials. This was among several measures Malaysia is taking to help Rohingya refugees currently taking shelter at camps in Bangladesh. Dr Ahmad Zahid said there are fears that the Rohingya refugee issue will become a prolonged [...]</p>

18 October 2017 | 1:00 am

MH370: three companies approach Malaysia over restarting search for plane

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Proposals will be presented to China and Australia before a decision is made taken about opening a new search, which was halted in January Malaysia has received proposals from three companies offering to continue the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which has been missing since 2014, but no decision has been made yet. MH370 [...]</p>

18 October 2017 | 1:00 am

Newsmaker: Malaysian teacher seen as new ‘emir’ of pro-Islamic State militants

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as the militant group’s new regional “emir”, experts and officials say. Intelligence officials describe Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad as a financier and recruiter, who helped put together the coalition [...]</p>

18 October 2017 | 1:00 am

General : UTP's Stuning Rise Up The QS Asia University Rankings

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) leaps 26 places in the QS Asia University Rankings (QS AUR) 2018 and is now ranked Top 101.

Sport : Khairy To Review Bid For 2022 Commonwealth Games

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said he will review the bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and discuss the matter with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

General : Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Wreak Havoc In Labuan

LABUAN, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- Torrential rain fuelled by strong winds continue to wreak havoc on the duty-free-island, with dozens of villages inundated by water and experiencing power cut for hours since last Friday.

General : Cabinet Approves Statistics Department's Proposal To Obtain Data From Government Agencies

BANGI, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The Cabinet has approved a proposal paper that government departments and agencies share data with the Malaysian Statistics Department for the preparation of statistics and compilation of socio-economic indicators.

Business : Kota Kinabalu's Free WiFi Service To Spur Sabah's Digital Economy

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The introduction of free broadband or WiFi service in Kota Kinabalu will help promote the development of Sabah's digital economy and tourism industry, Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman said.

General : Cabinet Approves Statistics Department's Proposal To Obtain Data From Government Agencies

BANGI, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The Cabinet has approved a proposal paper that government departments and agencies share data with the Malaysian Statistics Department for the preparation of statistics and compilation of socio-economic indicators.

General : Number Of Kota Belud Flood Victims Rises To 453

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The number of flood victims sheltered at two flood relief centres in the Kota Belud district as of this morning has risen to 453 from 170 families.

General : Bernama, Grab Media Sdn Bhd Sign MoA On Talk Show With Farah Fauzana

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) and advertising company Grab Media Sdn Bhd today signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to produce a television talk show programme with celebrity Farah Fauzana as the host.

General : Government Always Strives To Find Way To Raise People's Income - Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The government is always finding for ways to raise the income of the people, especially the lower and middle income groups in line with efforts to make Malaysia a high income nation.

General : Ahmad Zahid's Visit To Rohingya Camp Proves Malaysia's Commitment

<b>From Kamarul Ariffin Md Yassin</b> COX'S BAZAR (Bangladesh), (Bernama) -- During Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's visit to the Rohingya refugee camp on Monday, he was surrounded by a large number of journalists, a scenario that caught this writer by surprise.