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

Australia weakens commitment to climate accord after government fractures

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday stripped requirements for reducing greenhouse emissions from his centrepiece energy policy in the face of political opposition, although the country remains a signatory to the Paris Agreement.

20 August 2018 | 8:07 am

Four Thai nationals involved in Langkawi robbery-hijacking remanded

ALOR SETAR: The four Thai nationals involved in the robbery and hijacking of two fishing boats off Langkawi on Saturday (Aug 19) have been remanded for seven days at the magistrate's court here.

20 August 2018 | 7:38 am

Yemen's Houthi group says it fired missile at Saudi Arabia's Najran province

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi group fired a Badr-1 missile at the Saudi Arabian province of Najran, the Houthis' Masirah TV said in a tweet on Monday.

20 August 2018 | 7:37 am

Deputy Home Minister: No need to panic over missing radioactive device

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no need for the public to panic over the 23kg Radioactive Dispersal Device (RDD) that has been missing since Aug 10, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman.

20 August 2018 | 7:32 am

Shots fired at U.S. embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties - police

ANKARA (Reuters) - Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday, hitting a window in a security cabin but causing no casualties, police and broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

20 August 2018 | 7:24 am

Loke: Unpaid AES summonses would not have benefited Government

PUTRAJAYA: The RM435mil in unpaid Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses would not have benefited the government,as the collection would have gone to two concessionaires instead, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke.

20 August 2018 | 7:23 am

Doc who raped patient tethered to machines escapes jail time

HOUSTON, United States (AP): A former Houston doctor convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was tethered to machines and receiving treatment for asthma won’t serve any prison time and will instead serve 10 years’ probation.

20 August 2018 | 7:19 am

Father charged with murder for killing five-year-old son with machete

PETALING JAYA: A 36-year-old father has been charged with the murder of his five-year-old son at a magistrate's court here Monday.

20 August 2018 | 6:54 am

Thailand's Queen Mother admitted to hospital

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's 86-year-old Queen Mother Sirikit is being treated for influenza at a Bangkok hospital, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement on Monday in a rare statement on her health.

20 August 2018 | 6:20 am

At China’s biggest gaming convention, the showgirl culture isn’t going to die so easily

Showgirls are still a major appeal at gaming conventions, where firms like Tencent and NetEase deploy an army of young women to entertain the mainly male attendees

20 August 2018 | 6:19 am

Anwar tells MPs to brush up on Bahasa Malaysia

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim have criticised MPs, telling them to buck up when it comes to using Bahasa Malaysia, especially in the Parliament. The PKR incoming president said he received comments and feedback on some MPs’ weak mastery of the national language, following a meeting with national laureates and academics today. “I received some comments […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s prime minister, a vocal critic of Chinese investment, heads to Beijing

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>As Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad a critic of Chinese investment in his home country visits the world’s second-largest economy, he’s expected to renegotiate a number of Beijing-backed deals that were signed before he entered office. The 93-year-old leader, who marks his first 100 days in office this weekend, has repeatedly criticised Chinese ventures for […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Anwar says ‘not a lackey’, free to air own views

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>PKR incoming president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim assured the public today prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has his full support in leading the country. Despite that, Anwar insisted that as one of the leaders of Pakatan Harapan (PH), he is free to air his personal views on matters of the state. “I give my […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Dr Mahathir arrives in Hangzhou to begin five-day China visit

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrived here today to begin his five-day official visit to China, aimed at further strengthening the 44-year ties between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Hangzhou is the first leg of the visit that will also take him to China’s capital, Beijing. The aircraft carrying the Malaysian leader landed at […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

US denies role in Indonesia’s transfer of Equanimity to Malaysia

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The US government said it was not involved in the transfer of luxury yacht Equanimity from Indonesia to Malaysia. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) which is seeking custody of the vessel allegedly belonging to fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low told a California court yesterday that it had merely retained […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

WSJ just trying to sell books, Jho Low’s spokesman says following new report

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Fugitive billionaire Low Taek Jho’s spokesman has accused financial paper Wall Street Journal of “gross breach of journalistic ethics” for continuing to report on him, despite having a financial interest in a particular narrative. The representative of the broker known as Jho Low claimed the United States daily only believes in sources who advance its […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

PM tours Alibaba’s HQ in China; says keen to tap its technology

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia is keen to tap leading e-commerce group Alibaba’s technology for the benefit of Malaysians, said prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. He said Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has made full use of modern technology for the benefit of the people. “We’d like to tap your idea of modern technology so that it can […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia registers net liabilities of RM79.9b as at end-June

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s net international investment position registered net liabilities of RM79.9bil as at the end of the second quarter of the year, according to the National Statistics Department. Malaysia’s financial liabilities position in this quarter increased to RM1.762 trillion as against RM1.741 trillion in the preceding quarter while total assets was RM1.683 trillion from RM1.670 trillion. […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Police launch new crime prevention patrol utilising Pulapol trainees

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Police today launched a special programme utilising trainees from the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) which will see them go on crime prevention patrols around the vicinities of KLCC. Inspector general of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, who launched the programme, said this was part of the force’s objective in engaging with the public in […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

After Jho Low’s jab, WSJ says 1MDB issues subject to scrutiny

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Financial daily Wall Street Journal (WSJ) defended today its coverage of on-the-run broker Low Taek Jho and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), following accusation that it was aimed at promoting its own book on the topic. “The Wall Street Journal has a longstanding tradition of tough, ethical and fair journalism with high standards that have been […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysians, new leaders hailed over peaceful transition of power

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The peaceful transition of power in Malaysia after the May 9 general election speaks volumes of the wisdom and the indomitable spirit of the country’s new leaders and the people of Malaysia, said Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon. “On behalf of the government and the Republic of Singapore, I would like to […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

LGBT community lodges police report to kickstart probe on hate crimes

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Fifteen individuals from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have lodged a police report today to initiate a probe against hate crimes towards them. The group, led by Pertubuhan Kesihatan dan Kebajikan Malaysia (PKKUM) founder Elisha Kor Krishnan, said it is concerned about their safety and security following a barrage of anti-LGBT remarks […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Businesses positive about Pakatan’s 100 days, but want clearer policy

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Businesses and economists are generally satisfied with Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) performance in its first 100 days as government, but called for more coherent policies and a friendlier business environment. Asian Development Bank lead economist Jayant Menon praised the maiden PH government’s work in ensuring long-term sustainable economic growth by trading off short-term gains, such as […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysian financier wanted in 1MDB probe says he will not surrender

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A Malaysian financier wanted for his role in the multi billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB has said he does not expect to get a fair hearing anywhere and will not present himself to any country where his guilt has been predetermined. Low Taek Jho has been identified by investigators in Malaysia and the United […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s PM Mahathir Mohamad in China for bilateral talks

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Mahathir Mohamad is in Beijing on his first trip to China since winning May’s election. Malaysia’s prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is in Beijing on his first trip to China, since winning May’s election. He recently said he wants to cancel or renegotiate some of the deals struck between his predecessor and the Chinese government. Al […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Jho Low says he will not surrender

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A Malaysian financier wanted for his role in the multi billion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB has said he does not expect to get a fair hearing anywhere and will not present himself to any country where his guilt has been predetermined. Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, has been identified by investigators […]</p>

20 August 2018 | 1:00 am

Not easy to fulfil election pledges within 100 days: Malaysia DPM Wan Azisah

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s deputy prime minister Wan Azisah Ismail on Thursday (August 16) said it was “not easy” to deliver all the pledges in the Pakatan Harapan election manifesto within 100 days. “It’s a work in progress and it’s not easy because when we took over, we did not have enough information to find out how deep […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Dewan Rakyat gives greenlight to reopen 1MDB probe

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Dewan Rakyat passed unanimously a motion to reopen investigation into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. The lower house of Parliament also gave the green light for the findings of the probe to be made public. Finance minister Lim Guan Eng tabled the motion which calls upon the Auditor-General’s Department and the Dewan Rakyat’s […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Malaysia’s prime minister, a vocal critic of Chinese investment, heads to Beijing

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>* Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has criticised Chinese ventures in his home country for being too expensive and has suspended three China-backed projects worth around $22 billion that were signed under the previous administration. * As he begins a five-day visit to the world’s second-largest economy on Friday, Mahathir is expected to try and […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Palm oil threatens indigenous life in Malaysia

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Growing demand for palm oil is depleting forests as the Orang Asli tribe fights for its rights. Dendi Johari is an Orang Asli fighting for his tribe’s rights in Malaysia’s eastern state of Kelantan. As an indigenous activist, Dendi makes trips from his village in the deep forest of Gua Musang to the state’s capital […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Malaysian parliament throws out law against fake news

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s parliament on Thursday repealed a law against ‘fake news’ introduced this year by the administration of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Najib’s government secured a simple majority in April to pass the Anti-Fake News 2018 bill, which set out fines of up to RM500,000 (US$123,000) and jail of up to six years. […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Govt checking to see if Jho Low bought jet using 1MDB money: Dr M

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia will need to establish if the private jet owned by controversial businessperson, Low Taek Jho or Jho Low, was bought using 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) money. Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the same method used to bring back another of Jho Low’s property, super yacht Equinimity, will be utilised to secure the […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Haze descends on large parts of Malaysia, raising alarm

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The much-dreaded haze began creeping across the country today, with several states recording unhealthy Air Pollution Index (API) readings as of 6pm. A check with the Department of Environment’s website revealed that Alor Star recorded the highest reading of 145, followed by Kangar at 137 and Mukah, Sarawak at 134. In the Klang Valley, Klang […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Parliament approves motion to reopen 1MDB probe

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The motion to reopen investigations into the scandal and misappropriations surrounding the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and reveal the findings publicly has been passed in the Dewan Rakyat today. The debate took over two hours as MPs from both sides traded barbs with one another, following Finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s opening speech for the […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Malaysia’s new leaders have found their first 100 days tough

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>IT IS about 100 days since the leadership of Malaysia changed hands after 61 years of rule by one party. The electoral victory in May of Pakatan Harapan (PH), a coalition of parties, startled many people in Malaysia and beyond. The upset also surprised PH itself. Most members of the cabinet are still struggling to […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Malaysia to first prove Jho Low jet in Singapore bought with stolen 1MDB money: PM Mahathir

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia will have to first prove that the private jet owned by businessperson Low Taek Jho, known as Jho Low, was bought with money stolen from the country before it can be brought back from Singapore, prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday (August 16). “We have to establish that the jet was bought with […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Anti-Fake News Act repealed despite fierce resistance

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The controversial Anti-Fake News Act 2018 was finally repealed today, despite resistance from Opposition members, just over four months after it was first passed. Throughout the six-hour debate in the Dewan Rakyat, Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS MPs had strongly argued that the Act be retained. This is in stark contrast to their unusually subdued […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Anwar won his freedom in 100 days, but is he losing the fight?

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Like something out of a movie, the narrative seems pretty straightforward: Our protagonist, having been made to suffer years of injustice or torment at the hands of his captors, defies all odds and breaks free. He then topples the regime and kicks out the corrupt leaders who imprisoned him, and is voted in as the […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Malaysian PM heading to China with mega-projects in focus

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad begins a visit to China Friday, seeking to renegotiate or even cancel major Beijing-backed projects signed under the country’s scandal-plagued, former regime. The 93-year-old leader, who returned for a second stint as premier following a shock election win in May, has railed against a series of deals struck with Chinese […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Malaysia ministers, deputy ministers must avoid making negative statements: Adviser

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Ministers and deputy ministers in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government must avoid issuing statements that can have a negative impact on the nation, government and people, said the special adviser on media and communication to the prime minister, A Kadir Jasin on Thursday (August 16). Without referring to anyone, Kadir said they must think very […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Malaysia repeals controversial fake news law

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s parliament repealed a controversial law on Thursday that punished spreading “fake news” with up to six years in jail and which critics said was aimed at stifling dissent. The legislation was pushed through in April by the former, scandal-tainted regime in the run-up to a hotly contested general election, sparking a storm of anger. […]</p>

18 August 2018 | 1:14 am

Malaysians told to brave hot spell in August and Sept

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Several states in the peninsula, Sarawak as well as western parts of Sabah are expected to receive less than average levels of rainfall from August to September due to the current hot weather. Besides Sabah and Sarawak, the other affected states are Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan Melaka as well as Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. In […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Malaysia judiciary still reeling from 1988 crisis but on road to full recovery, says law expert

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Even after 30 years, Malaysia’s judiciary has yet to fully recover from 1988 judiciary crisis, constitutional law expert Prof Datuk Shad Saleem Faruqi said today. But Shad noted that the country is definitely experiencing more judicial activism today than three decades ago. “On the positive side we have more judicial activism today than in the […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Health Ministry denies doctor in LGBT controversy transferred

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The health ministry today denied that a doctor who penned a letter on lesbian, gay and transgender (LGBT) issues had been transferred to Putrajaya’s Public Service Department. In a tweet, health ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed that Dr Nur Ilyani Mohamed Nawawi was not restricted from reporting for duty at Raja Perempuan […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Malaysia human rights group denounces caning sentence on 2 women for attempting lesbian sex

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has denounced the Terengganu Syariah Court’s decision on August 12 to sentence two women to six strokes of caning each for attempted lesbian relations because such punishment is humiliating and demeaning. “Such punishment is humiliating, demeaning and an attempt to publicly embarrass the women and their families, which […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

M’sia’s fertility rate drops to lowest level ever recorded

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The national fertility rate this year is expected to decline to the lowest level recorded since the formation of Malaysia in 1963, with 15.8 births per 1,000 people compared to 16.1 in 2017. According to the 2018 Malaysia’s Selected Demographic Indicator, the overall fertility rate of Malaysian women aged 15 to 49 is estimated at […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Unfair to treat Najib like a liability: Tajuddin

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said former party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak should distance himself from Umno if he was found guilty of graft charges levelled against him. For now, Tajuddin said it is unfair for Najib to be treated as a liability to the party as the court has […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

‘Delusional’ of Najib to think nothing wrong with 1MDB, Kit Siang says

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak is delusional if he believes there is nothing wrong with how 1MDB funds were handled, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said today. The Gelang Patah MP pointed out that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Attorney-General have described the 1MDB scandal as “kleptocracy at its worst.” The Finance […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

In survey, Malays divided over support for Guan Eng, Tommy Thomas

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Finance minister Lim Guan Eng and Attorney-General Tommy Thomas are currently proving to be highly-divisive choices for the Malay community in terms of approval for their performance, a survey has shown as Pakatan Harapan nears its 100th day in power. In independent pollster Merdeka Centre’s latest survey, Malay voters were almost equally split when asked […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Ministry of Health halts programme providing new drugs for free

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Ministry of Health has suspended a scheme by pharmaceutical companies that provides expensive new medications, which are unavailable in public hospitals here, for free. The move will potentially affect thousands of patients suffering from cancer and rare diseases. The health ministry’s Pharmaceutical Services Programme website announced last Monday the temporary suspension of the Patient […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Malaysia court to deliver key ruling in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A Malaysian judge will Thursday deliver a key ruling in the trial of two women accused of the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, with their families optimistic they will be cleared. The court will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to support a murder charge against Siti Aisyah from Indonesia and Doan […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

1MDB probe motion to be tabled today

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A motion for the auditor general and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to reopen their probes into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal is expected to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat today. The motion will be tabled by Finance minister Lim Guan Eng, who is also calling for all related information to be made public. […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Kim Jong-nam murder trial: Will suspects be acquitted?

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>TWO women, one from Indonesia and another from Vietnam, will know today whether they will walk free or be required to enter their defence over the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Shah Alam High Court judge Datuk Azmi Ariffin’s decision on Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong will […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

China-linked cyberattacks likely as Malaysia reviews projectsSecurity firm

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Chinese state-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. said on Wednesday. Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who took power after an election win in May, will be in China on […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Independent MP denies offered to vacate seat for Anwar

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former Umno member-turned-independent MP Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali has denied offering his seat to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The Bagan Serai MP, who left Umno after defending his seat in GE14, also denied having a meeting with the PKR de facto leader, or being contacted by him. “I haven’t met him (Anwar); I haven’t […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

For Malaysians, main concern still economy but racial, religious concerns growing

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysian voters’ top concern after about 100 days of Pakatan Harapan (PH) in government is still the economy, but worries over race and religious matters have almost doubled, a survey has shown. Independent pollster Merdeka centre said 64 per cent of the 1,160 voters polled said the state of the economy was their “topmost concern”, […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Dr M approval rating at 71pct but concern over race, religion seen growing: Merdeka Centre

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysians have given prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a 71 percent approval rating, but concern about ethnic and religious issues has risen since his election in May, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. The survey conducted in August by the independent pollster Merdeka centre is the first since Dr Mahathir won a stunning election […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Malaysian court to rule on women accused of killing brother of N. Korean leader

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, or acquit them. Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese, could face the death penalty on charges of murdering Kim Jong Nam […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Dr Wan Azisah most popular leader in poll of seven ministers

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s first female deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail currently enjoys the highest approval rating among Malaysians when compared against six other ministers. In independent pollster Merdeka Centre’s latest survey, 75 per cent of 1,160 Malaysian voters polled said they were “satisfied” with Dr Wan Azisah’s performance. Only 16 per cent […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

Azmin denies CEP extension means Cabinet is weak

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The prime minister’s decision to retain the Council of Eminent Persons is not indication that his ministers were ineffectual, said Datuk Seri Azmin Ali. The economic affairs minister said it was simply Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s prerogative to keep the quasi-official advisory council beyond the previously stated 100 days. Azmin argued instead that the present […]</p>

17 August 2018 | 1:27 am

General : EC meets next week over Seri Setia by-election

EC was officially notified today by Selangor Legislative Assembly Speaker Ng Suee Lim of the vacant seat following the death yesterday of the assemblyman Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin.

Business : Investors need to set sights on commodity downstream sector - Teresa Kok

<b>By Aishah Mohmad Afandi</b> KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 (Bernama) -- The government has asked investors to set their sights on the downstream sector of the plantation commodity industry to help increase the prices of the commodities.

General : Popular TV personality Mahadzir Lokman dies

The death could have been the result of illness he may have been suffering from. There was no criminal element. Nevertheless, we are conducting an investigation.

General : Malaysia looking forward to a clear cut code of conduct deal in South China Sea

The fact that we have arrived at a single text on COC, to me, it is an important step forward and of course we are still discussing. I am happy to say that the discussion is going on very well.

General : Have no taboo about food, Singapore PM Lee advises Muhyiddin

I shared with him my own doctor's advice when I was ill - eat in moderation, but no need for any 'pantang' (taboo) about food. I remember even enjoying durians!

General : HFMD forces closure of preschool in Seremban

SEREMBAN, Aug 3 (Bernama) -- A preschool in Negeri Sembilan has been ordered to close in view of the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD), raising to five the number of educational institutions shut down as of today in the state.

World : Saifuddin-Pompeo to co-chair ASEAN-US ministerial meeting

<b>From Massita Ahmad</b> SINGAPORE, Aug 3 (Bernama) -- Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State are expected to co-chair the ASEAN-US Ministerial Meeting Friday.

General : Three flood-affected primary schools in Miri closed

MIRI, Aug 3 (Bernama) -- A total of 195 pupils from three primary schools in Subis, Miri could not continue their schooling session today due to floods.

General : US Secretary of State Pompeo calls on Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 3 (Bernama) -- United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here this morning for talks as he concluded his two-day inaugural visit to Malaysia.

General : Loyalty, love for Bernama makes dedicated, sincere employees - CEO Zulkefli

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Bernama) -- Bernama chief executive officer Datuk Zulkefli Salleh today urged all staff of the national news agency to be loyal to and love the organisation so as to become dedicated, committed and sincere employees.