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

Penang DAP member detained for sedition released on police bail

GEORGE TOWN: Penang DAP's Jeffrey Chew, who was detained under the Sedition Act for sharing a video clip which allegedly tarnished the image of Pakatan Harapan, has been released on police bail.

26 April 2018 | 9:05 am

Pahang Barisan unveils GE14 line-up

KUANTAN: Pahang Barisan Nasional has announced its line-up for all 14 parliamentary seats in GE14.

26 April 2018 | 9:01 am

Najib’s new prime ministerial directive: No Avengers spoilers please!

PETALING JAYA: In a break from election fever, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has repeated a light-hearted “demand” from Thanos, the villain in the new Avengers movie, not to post spoilers for the Hollywood blockbuster.

26 April 2018 | 8:54 am

Sabah Barisan parties field new faces in bid to reclaim lost seats

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah MCA, Sabah Gerakan, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) have all fielded new faces in a bid to reclaim the Sabah seats that Barisan Nasional lost in GE13.

26 April 2018 | 8:33 am

Flashes of past paradise as Philippines' Boracay empties for makeover

BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) - Volunteers combed near-empty beaches and workers boarded up shops on the island of Boracay on Thursday, as the Philippines' top tourist hotspot closed for a six-month makeover aimed at rescuing it from ruin.

26 April 2018 | 8:28 am

North Korea's pledge to dismantle nuclear site sounds good, but verification will be tough

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's pledge to dismantle its Punggye-ri nuclear test site sounds like a big step forward but verifying whether that will actually happen will be difficult, underlining the complexities of any deal it may strike with the United States.

26 April 2018 | 8:28 am

Adam Rosly jailed six months over fake documents submitted to MACC

KUALA LUMPUR: Ampang PKR Youth chief Adam Rosly Abdullah has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment for furnishing false statements and documents to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) during a probe into his wealth last year.

26 April 2018 | 8:15 am

GE14: Over 2,600 police personnel deployed for nomination day

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 2,600 police personnel will be on duty in the city during nomination day for GE14 on Saturday (April 28) to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

26 April 2018 | 8:12 am

Pairin, the Lion of Tambunan in Sabah, will roar one last time

KOTA KINABALU: The Lion of Tambunan, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, will roar one last time.

26 April 2018 | 8:09 am

Dear relatives, can you please claim this three-month old dead body?

PETALING JAYA: Police are seeking the next of kin to claim the body of a man who died of a heart attack in January.

26 April 2018 | 8:07 am

Women have welcomed BN manifesto initiatives dealing with their issues

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Women, as a whole, have welcomed the 25 initiatives specifically touching on women outline in the Barisan Nasional election manifesto. Political researcher Noor Aisyah Rahmad, 25, said the initiatives which call for greater involvement of women in decision making was proof that the government believed in the importance of women. “Malaysia has many great women [...]</p>

26 April 2018 | 1:00 am

A China-US Trade War Would See Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea And Brazil Suffer

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin may soon visit Beijing to help settle a ballooning trade dispute, Chinese officials and their media said Monday. New import tariffs, as the plans are drawn now, would hit 1,333 Chinese goods headed to the United States and at least 106 high-value items from the United States destined for China. [...]</p>

26 April 2018 | 1:00 am

It’s Nawawi vs Dr M as Kedah BN unveils GE14 candidate list

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Kedah Barisan Nasional (BN) today announced its candidate list for GE14, with 15 new names for the 36 state seats and five new names for the 15 federal seats. Today’s announcement means that Umno’s incumbent Langkawi MP, Datuk Nawawi Ahmad, will defend his seat and face Pakatan Harapan (PH) chair Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on [...]</p>

26 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia finds motorbike allegedly used in Palestinian killing

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian police have found the motorbike allegedly used in the drive-by shooting of a Palestinian scientist in Kuala Lumpur, the national police chief said Tuesday. Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, 35, was killed in a hail of bullets by two attackers Saturday as he walked to a mosque for dawn prayers. The family of Batsh, a member [...]</p>

26 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Shahrisat: Only BN can realise hopes, dreams of nation’s women

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Only Barisan Nasional can realise the hopes and dreams of the nation’s women who make up 51 per cent of the electorate for the impending general election. Wanita BN chair Tan Sri Shahrisat Abdul Jalil said there were 364 initiatives in the BN election manifesto, and 25 of these were exclusively for women. This, she [...]</p>

26 April 2018 | 1:00 am

13-year-old rape victim exempted from paying hospital bill

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Hospital Serdang clarified that the 13-year-old rape victim has been exempted from paying the hospital bill after the victim reported the matter to the New Straits Times. The hospital director Dr Rohana Johan in a statement said the victim’s guardian was informed that they need not pay the bill. “The claim letter is charged for [...]</p>

26 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Quality healthcare facilities for the people

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today vowed that the Barisan Nasional-led government will continue to provide quality healthcare facilities for the people. He said the increase in the health ministry’s budget for 2018 at about RM27 billion from RM26 billion in 2017 reflected the BN government’s commitment in the aspect of healthcare. “Our [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

‘Economists heap praise on Malaysian economy’ Najib

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Economists have praised the Malaysian economy for its resilience moving forward, thus proving untrue the allegations by the opposition that the nation will go bankrupt, says prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said Pakatan Harapan was the only organisation which said that Malaysia would go bankrupt. “All economists say that our economy is [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Conservative Islamic party strives to be kingmaker in upcoming Malaysian election

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The outcome of next month’s election in Malaysia may hinge on the performance of a party that has strived for decades to turn the country into an Islamic state and enforce harsher penalties on Muslims for adultery, theft and drinking alcohol. Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) is hopeful that it can win 40 of parliament’s 222 [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib cautions Malaysia Chinese community against ‘Malay tsunami’ ruse

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today cautioned the Chinese community against falling for the DAP ruse of a so-called ‘Malay tsunami’ swing of Malay votes to the opposition in the 14th general election. “I can assure you there will be no Malay tsunami against the government. That strategy, if it works, will only [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib says DAP’s ‘cut-throat tactics’ will be detrimental to Chinese community

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Barisan Nasional Chair Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said DAP’s “cut-throat” move to contest directly against MCA and Gerakan party leadership would be detrimental to the Chinese community. Najib said the only reason DAP is confident with the move is because they believe that an overwhelming number of Malay voters would go against the government. [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Syrian refugee stuck in Malaysia airport for nearly 50 days

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Remember the 2004 movie “The Terminal” that starred Tom Hanks as an immigrant from eastern Europe who became stranded at New York’s JFK airport? Hassan Al Kontar has a lot in common with Hanks’ fictional character. The 36-year-old Syrian refugee has been stuck in the transit zone of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia for [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s Petronas delivers LNG to Korea’s S-Oil

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian state-owned oil company Petroliam Nasional Berhad, better known as Petronas, on Tuesday said it had delivered its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to South Korea’s No.3 refiner S-Oil Corp. The April 22 delivery, via subsidiary Petronas LNG Ltd, marks the beginning of a 15-year supply contract. Petronas is committed to delivering up to [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia says foreign agents may have entered country using passports of another country

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia has detected foreign agents who entered the country to carry out “certain missions” by abusing the passports of countries with diplomatic ties with Malaysia, said deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. They included agents of a country in the Middle East which had a network all over the world, specifically to carry out secret [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

A second opportunity for some in Selangor as BN names GE14 candidate list

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Several politicians who lost in the previous general election in Selangor have been given a second chance and will contest the 14th general election (GE14). They were chosen again because they had shown that they were capable of working for the party and the people, even though they had lost. One of these is MIC’s [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s KWAP sees slower asset growth, may up exposure to alternatives, stocks

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP), Malaysia’s second largest pension fund, expects its asset growth to decelerate sharply this year, partly due to global market volatility, and will likely raise its exposure to alternatives and equities, according to Chief Executive Officer Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad. He says assets under management (AUM) of the pension fund for civil [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

13-year-old rape victim shocked when told to pay RM430 for 3-day treatment at government hospital

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A rape victim was shocked when she had to pay RM430 for a three-day treatment at a government hospital. The 13-year-old girl who wants to remain anonymous was taken to the hospital in January by a police investigator after a report was lodged. After an examination the victim was told to get admitted to the [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib expresses condolences to Ahmad Maslan

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has conveyed his condolences to deputy International Trade and Industry minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and family on the demise of his mother at about 2.30 pm today. “Condolences to Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and family on the passing of his beloved mother. May her soul be blessed by [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

DAP’s strategy will harm Chinese community, says Najib

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>DAP’s strategy of wiping out MCA and Gerakan candidates in the upcoming 14th general Election (GE14) will be detrimental to the Chinese community as they will have lesser representatives in the government. Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said this in relation to DAP’s plan of fielding its top guns at parliamentary seats currently held [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia elections: Mahathir’s party can operate as usual for now, after court grants stay order

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The political party of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad can operate as usual for now after it was granted on Monday (April 23) a stay by the Kuala Lumpur High Court, against a temporary deregistration order by the Registrar of Societies (ROS). The court also granted leave to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) to challenge ROS’ [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s Election and Southeast Asia: Issues and Implications

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>As a leading member of Asean, Malaysia’s foreign policy in Southeast Asia will have implications for GE14 and vice versa. The upcoming Malaysian GE14 on May 9, 2018, has been dubbed as the most unpredictable and competitive general election in the history of the nation. The Barisan Nasional (BN) government, helmed by prime minister Najib [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s 10 year bond yield highest in 16 months

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The yield on Malaysia’s November 2027 debt climbed 10 basis points to 4.167 percent after 10-year Treasury yield rose 5bps on Friday. That would be the biggest increase in Malaysia’s 10-year yields since December 2016 on a closing basis, based on central bank data Liquidity was thin based on Electronic Trading Platform data, says Lawrence [...]</p>

25 April 2018 | 1:00 am

BN’s all about enhancing people’s wellbeing, says Najib

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Najib Razak has assured that more focus will be given to enhance the people’s wellbeing if Barisan Nasional (BN) is given a stronger mandate this 14th general Election (GE14). He said BN is committed to distribute more wealth to the people, as part of its policy to strengthen the economy and ensure that [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia election: All immigration counters in Johor to open on polling day, official says

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s Immigration Department will open all its counters in Johor for three days from May 8 to facilitate traffic flow, so that Malaysians could come home to vote and then turn back to Singapore, a senior official said on Sunday (April 22). Malaysia’s polling day is on Wednesday, May 9. Deputy Home minister Nur Jazlan [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia election: Internal dissent heats up as both BN and PH name polls candidates

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) political coalitions face turmoil in the ranks in the last few days as they began to name candidates for the general election. Some of the troubles seem to have been caused by deflated egos of candidates who were dropped or told to run in wards that they [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Hamas Engineer Killed in Malaysia ‘Was Not a Saint’, Israeli Defense Chief Says

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Avigdor Lieberman tells Israeli media that he heard about the engineer’s death on the news. ‘There’s a tradition at this point among terrorist organisations of blaming Israel for every settling of accounts’ Defense minister Avigdor Lieberman suggested on Sunday that the assassination at close range of Hamas engineer Fadi al-Batash in the Malaysian capital, Kuala [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Islamic party aims to hold the key in Malaysia’s election

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The outcome of next month’s election in Malaysia may hinge on the performance of a party that has strived for decades to turn the country into an Islamic state and enforce harsher penalties on Muslims for adultery, theft and drinking alcohol. Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) is hopeful that it can win 40 of parliament’s 222 [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia election: Ex-finance minister Daim criticises GST relief for China firm in rail project

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former Malaysian finance minister Daim Zainuddin has criticised the government’s decision to waive the goods and services tax (GST) for a big China company which is building a controversial RM55 billion (S$18.6 billion) East Coast Rail Link (ECRL). Tun Daim’s public comments made him the third former veteran ex-minister who had sounded out in recent [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Square and Stripe investor Sumitomo Mitsui Card Co. invests in Malaysian fintech firm Soft Space

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Soft Space also operates the Digital Payment Hub in Taiwan, a payment platform consisting of blockchain technologies, mPoS and mobile wallet Kazunori Okuyama, Senior MD of Sumitomo Mitsui Card, and Joel Tay, CEO of Soft Space (R) Soft Space, a Kuala Lumpur-headquartered digital payments company, today announced that it has secured an undisclosed amount in [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia releases images of suspects in murder of Palestinian

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian police on Monday released computer generated photographs of two men suspected of gunning down a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur, adding that alerts have been put out for them at all the country’s exit points. Two men on a motorcycle fired at least 14 shots at Fadi al-Batsh, an engineering lecturer, in Kuala Lumpur [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Israel dismisses suggestions it killed Palestinian in Malaysia

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Israel’s defence minister said on Sunday a Palestinian scientist shot dead in Malaysia was a rocket expert and “no saint”, but dismissed suggestions by Hamas that Israel’s Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Two men on a motorcycle fired 10 shots at Fadi al-Batsh, an engineering lecturer, in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, killing him on the [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysian police zoom in on escape paths taken by Palestinian lecturer’s suspected killers

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian police have released photo-fits of two men believed to have gunned down Palestinian lecturer Fadi al-Batsh in a Kuala Lumpur suburb, and identified their possible escape routes. Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said on Monday (April 23) that the killers probably fled via Jalan Genting Klang, Jalan Gombak, Jalan Ibu Kota, Jalan Langkawi [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib slams opposition for spreading fake news on VEP

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has lambasted the opposition for spreading fake news about the implementation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) for foreign vehicles entering Malaysia. He said the spread of the fake news was a malicious act aimed at instigating hate against the government. “How long do they want to lie to [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Clash in opposition’s ideologies will destroy the opposition: Najib Razak

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has reiterated that the clash of ideologies among the opposition pact will only disrupt the government administration and put pressure on the country’s economy and the people, if they come into power. Najib said this was evident when the top leader in the opposition group claimed an interview with [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

BN’s all about enhancing people’s wellbeing, says Najib

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Najib Razak has assured that more focus will be given to enhance the people’s wellbeing if Barisan Nasional (BN) is given a stronger mandate this 14th general Election (GE14). He said BN is committed to distribute more wealth to the people, as part of its policy to strengthen the economy and ensure that [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia aims to double its urban farming communities to 20,000 by 2020

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The government aims to create 20,000 urban farming communities around the country by the year 2020. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said to date there are around 11,000 urban farming communities around the country. “Urban farming is a government initiative programme to ensure a complete food supply chain and beef [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia says will look into bot activity on Twitter, upon complaints

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian regulators will look into the activity of automated accounts on Twitter, known as bots, in the run-up to a general election if they get complaints about them, the communications and multimedia minister said. Reuters reported on Friday that bots were flooding Twitter with tens of thousands of pro-government and anti-opposition messages, just weeks before [...]</p>

24 April 2018 | 1:00 am

After misfires, Johor PPBM finally names candidates

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) officially announced president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin last night as its candidate for the Pagoh parliamentary seat and Gambir state seat. PPBM chair Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced this at a Pakatan Harapan (PH) event in Kampung Sri Tanjung in Panchor-Gerisek here. Muhyiddin, who is a former deputy prime minister [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Recent RM2b foreign inflow proof of investor confidence, says Najib

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak has claimed today that the over RM2 billion worth of foreign inflow into the local equity market last month was a sign of investor confidence in his leadership. The caretaker prime minister said the numbers also allegedly debunked the Opposition’s allegation that the country’s economy is poorly managed. “I just received [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia election: 16 members want court to suspend Umno for breaching party’s Constitution

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Sixteen members of Umno on Friday (April 20) filed court papers to have Malaysia’s biggest political party suspend its activities, for allegedly breaching the party’s Constitution. Their move followed comments by two former Malaysian cabinet ministers asking if the United Malays National Organisation (Umno) could take part in the May 9 general election, as the [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Anifah Aman to continue fighting for Sabah rights if re-nominated as GE14 candidate

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman will continue to make the rights and interests of Sabah as a main priority of his struggle if he is re-nominated as a candidate in the 14th general Election (GE14). The incumbent for the Kimanis parliamentary constituency said these included Sabah rights as contained in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia election: Financial markets have not priced in possible surprises ahead

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s financial markets have been “very calm” as the country enters election season, with investors apparently concluding that nothing much will change on the political front. But there could be surprises ahead which the markets have not priced in, said Selena Ling, head of treasury research and strategy at OCBC Bank. “Financial markets are very [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

High-impact projects to raise people’s living standard – Najib

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The government implemented high-impact projects to spur the economy to raise the people’s living standard, not like the opposition who want to cancel these projects just to suit their political agenda. Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the opposition did not think about the effects on the nation’s economy and the people’s interests if [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysian palm oil price edges up on stronger crude oil, profit taking

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The benchmark palm oil contract for July delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange rose 0.5 percent to 2,414 ringgit ($619.77) a tonne at the close of trade. The market is also up 0.6 percent for the week, charting a second week of gains in three. Malaysian palm oil futures made gains on Friday evening, [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib, in Twitter post, slams DAP members for calling Seng Giaw a traitor

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today slammed opposition DAP members for calling DAP loyalist and veteran leader Dr Tan Seng Giaw a traitor and ‘running dog’. In his latest post on Twitter, Najib quoted an article in the New Straits Times and said it was “very sad to see a veteran, principled politician being [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib expresses sadness over death of ex-press secretary

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressed sadness over the death of Datuk Mochtar Mahmud Baginda who was his press secretary when he was the Pahang Menteri Besar. The prime minister tweeted that Mochtar had played a significant role in the talks between the government and Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) that ultimately led to the agreement [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia to be clinical research hub, says Health DG

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The health ministry aims to develop Malaysia into a major centre for clinical research, including genomics. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this commitment was reflected in Clinical Research Malaysia’s (CRM) strategic partnerships with Hematogenix Laboratory Services (Hematogenix), a global leader in integrated laboratory services, and Novotech, Australia’s largest independent contract research [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Ahead of Malaysian polls, bots flood Twitter with pro-government messages

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Just weeks before Malaysia goes to the polls, automated accounts known as bots are flooding Twitter with tens of thousands of pro-government and anti-opposition messages, according to a review of the tweets by Reuters and a US digital media research institute. Asked about the matter, San Francisco-based Twitter Inc said it was focused on identifying [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

M’sian shutterbug wins major prize at Sony World Photography Awards in London

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Striking images of struggle and desperation helped Malaysian photographer Mohd Samsul Mohd Said win a major prize at this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. A freelance photographer from Kuala Lumpur, Samsul, who specialises in international news, won the top prize in the Professional Current Affairs & News category. He was recognised for his series Life [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

Robust economy spurred AirAsia to hit record numbers – Fernandes

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s robust economy has helped low-cost carrier AirAsia hit record numbers, its Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said. He said tourism would be the future growth driver for Malaysia. “Economy in Malaysia is robust. Helping @AirAsia hit record numbers. Ringgit holding value. Still feel it should be (RM)3.50 (versus the US Dollar). [...]</p>

23 April 2018 | 1:00 am

General : Automotive industry transformation will continue if BN gets mandate - Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 (Bernama) -- The government under the administration of Barisan Nasional (BN) will continue to support the transformation of the automotive industry to achieve future mobility needs if given the mandate to helm the government administration, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Business : NAP 2018 to support automotive industry's transformation towards future mobility -- PM

SERDANG, April 26 (Bernama) -- The National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2018 will continue to support the transformation of the automotive industry towards future mobility, and subsequently, become a driver of Malaysia's economy to a higher level, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

General : BN needs mandate to continue rural development - Najib

I sit in Putrajaya but I am aware that it is due to people here in Lipis. This is our political base, and the No.1 rule in politics is to look after your political base.

General : Mohd Puad Zarkashi resigns as JASA Chief

JOHOR BAHRU, April 25 (Bernama) -- Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi confirmed today that he has resigned as the director-general of the Special Affairs Department (JASA), ending speculation that he would quit if he was not nominated as a Barisan Nasional candidate for a seat in Johor in the 14th general election on May 9.

Business : PNB's success is BN's success, says Zahid

BATU PAHAT, April 25 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has described Permodalan Nasional Bhd's (PNB) success today, 40 years after its establishment, as the success of Barisan Nasional (BN).

General : Teacher arrested on suspicion of molesting standard two pupil

MIRI, April 25 (Bernama) -- The police have detained a teacher at a primary school in Batu Niah in connection with the molest of an eight-year-old schoolgirl yesterday.

General : Sound national development depends on quality human capital - Salleh

KOTA BELUD, April 25 (Bernama) -- Sound national development depends on the success of producing quality human capital that meets the needs of the 21st century, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

Business : Islamic equity class should explore solutions to stay competitive - Sultan Nazrin

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 (Bernama) -- The Islamic equity asset class needs to explore solutions to the challenge of scale, with the aim of achieving critical mass volume in order to remain competitive, said the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah.

General : Dr Fadi's murder suspects still in the country - Fuzi

KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) believe the main suspects in the murder of Palestinian imam and lecturer Dr Fadi Mohammed Al Batsh in Setapak last Saturday are still in the country, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

General : MPN study proves Sabah's rapid growth under Najib's leadership era - Salleh

KOTA BELUD, April 25 (Bernama) -- The study undertaken by the National Council of Professors (MPN) proves that Sabah is rapidly developing under the leadership era of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.