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

Father said he was willing to replace missing handphone, Vasantha's brother tells court

GEORGE TOWN: The 16-year-old brother of M. Vasantha Piriya, who hanged herself after being accused of stealing her teacher's handphone, said that his father was willing to replace the missing phone if it couldn't be found, the Coroner's Court heard.

25 May 2018 | 8:40 am

Two men set off bomb in restaurant in Canada; 15 wounded

TORONTO (Reuters) - Two unidentified men walked into a restaurant on Thursday in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing, local police said.

25 May 2018 | 8:34 am

Indonesia toughens up anti-terror laws days after worst attack in years

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's parliament approved on Friday tougher anti-terrorism laws as it seeks to combat a surge in homegrown Islamist militancy, days after suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State killed more than 30 people in the city of Surabaya.

25 May 2018 | 8:07 am

Philippines president to visit South Korea in June, South Korea says

SEOUL (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will make his first visit to South Korea from June 3 to 5, South Korea's presidential office said on Friday.

25 May 2018 | 7:54 am

North Korea says still open to talks after Trump-Kim summit cancelled

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea responded on Friday with measured tones to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to call off a historic summit with leader Kim Jong Un scheduled for next month, saying Pyongyang hoped for a "Trump formula" to resolve the standoff over its nuclear weapons programme.

25 May 2018 | 7:54 am

Malaysia resolves to seek justice for MH17 victims

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia said it is determined to seek justice for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot down on July 17, 2014.

25 May 2018 | 7:53 am

CEP meets ex-MACC boss Abu Kassim, Azmin Ali, TM chairman and FGV top brass

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohammed has met with the Council of Eminent Persons.

25 May 2018 | 7:53 am

Diva AA: No forgiveness for those who mock me, none for Azmin either

PETALING JAYA: Popular celebrity Azwan Ali says he will not forgive individuals who mock him on social media.

25 May 2018 | 7:48 am

Bintulu kindergarten closed for a week after measles outbreak

KUCHING: A kindergarten in Bintulu was forced to close for seven days last week amid a measles outbreak that has infected 48 people since April 13.

25 May 2018 | 7:32 am

IGP: No grounds yet to reopen Altantuya murder investigation

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman has not reopened the Altantuya Shariibuu murder case as there were no grounds to do so, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

25 May 2018 | 7:13 am

Malaysia to review seven ‘unsuitable’ national security laws: Muhyiddin

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Malaysian Home Ministry will review seven laws relating to national security that are no longer suitable in today’s landscape, said Muhyiddin Yassin at his first press conference as the new Home minister on Tuesday (May 22). The laws are: Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, Sedition Act 1948, Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, Prevention of [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

AirAsia X reports four-fold first quarter profit jump, record high revenue

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X Bhd logged a four-fold jump in quarterly profit on Tuesday, courtesy of higher passenger volume and shrinking costs. Net profit for the January-March quarter rose to 41.5 million ringgit (7.8 million pounds) from 10.3 million a year earlier while revenue rose 7.2 percent to a record 1.3 billion. AirAsia [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

UMNO respects Malaysia’s anti-graft investigation into former PM Najib: Party leaders

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The ongoing investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) into former prime minister Najib Razak’s alleged involvement in the 1MDB corruption scandal is respected by his party members. Acting president of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this on Tuesday (May 22), after chairing the party’s first Supreme Council meeting since [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Finance minister confirms Malaysia’s debt is more than RM1 trillion

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Finance minister Lim Guan Eng confirms that Malaysia’s debt has surpassed RM1 trillion, contributed by the 1Malaysia Development Bhd financial scandal and mega projects by the previous government. “Based on the information consolidated from various ministries, so far I am able to confirm the country’s debt is above RM1 trillion,” Lim said. “It is much [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

After cynicism, MoF confirms Malaysian debt exceeded RM1t

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Finance minister Lim Guan Eng has confirmed that Malaysia has crossed the RM1 trillion debt threshold, as announced by prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday. Speaking to a press conference after his first day on the job, Lim said the estimated figure of RM1 trillion debt will be reviewed during the Ministry of Finance [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Ousted Malaysian government accused of covering up scandal at state fund

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The government of ousted Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak deceived parliament over the finances of state fund 1MDB and suppressed an investigation by intimidating and purging anti-corruption agents, officials said on Tuesday. “It is clear that the previous government has conducted an exercise of deception to the public about certain hot-button items, especially 1MDB, and [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Cabinet holds first meeting since being sworn in

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Cabinet ministers began arriving at the Perdana Putra Complex here as early as 8.20am today for their first official meeting since being sworn in. The meeting’s chair prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrived at about 8.25am. It will be the Cabinet’s first meeting since Pakatan Harapan (PH) won the 14th general election on May [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Stunning fall of Malaysia’s Najib ushers in hopes of reform

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Two weeks ago, Malaysia’s Najib Razak was supremely confident of being elected prime minister for a third term. Instead, in a dizzying political drama, he lost an unlosable election and spiralled into ever-deepening disgrace while Malaysians are being feted for advancing democratic values against their global retreat. In a series of humiliations, the patrician and [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia police to look into threats against new MACC chief

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s police chief said on Tuesday (May 22) that he will look into allegations by the current chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) that he was tailed in the United States at the height of the 1MDB scandal. “I’m not aware of what happened as it was before my time but I’ll look into [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib’s government deceived parliament over Malaysia’s financesminister

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s previous government deceived the public and parliament over the country’s financial situation and state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the new government’s finance minister said on Tuesday. The previous government led by Najib Razak has been bailing out debt-burdened 1MDB since April 2017, paying a total of 6.98 billion ringgit ($1.8 billion) so far, [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysian Cabinet starts work, plans to review programmes

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Wan Azisah sets up task force to fulfil PH’s promises; ministers announce goals and tasks Malaysia’s new Cabinet ministers began their first day of work yesterday with plans to review various projects and schemes, even as they vowed to continue implementing existing programmes that work. Deputy prime minister Wan Azisah Wan Ismail, who is also [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s Najib quizzed over scandal, graft fighter reveals threats

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities Tuesday after his shock election loss, as the top graft fighter revealed he faced threats and a bullet in the post when the old regime suppressed a probe into a massive financial scandal. Najib’s coalition suffered a defeat at the May 9 poll, beaten by [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Dr M cuts ministers’ pay

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s first official policy move was to reduce Cabinet members’ pay by 10 per cent, replicating a similar step he took in 1981. The paycut appeared designed to reinforce his previous revelation that Malaysia was over RM1 trillion in debt due to the excesses and abuses of the defeated Barisan [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Now that Malaysia has a new government, the real work begins reforming the country

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The euphoria over the change of government in Malaysia is unlikely to die down soon. In fact, the honeymoon period for prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and his new government will probably last until the end of the year. Malaysians are keen to give the new administration some time to get itself organised. After all, the [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia PM Mahathir says will review MH370 search contract

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>A private search by a US firm for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing in 2014 in one of the world’s biggest aviation mysteries, will end on Tuesday, Malaysian Transport minister Anthony Loke said on Wednesday. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. Malaysia [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib again quits mansion, returns soon after

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak left his Taman Duta mansion here in a three-vehicle convoy whose destination is not immediately known, even as the multi-agency investigation into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (Bhd) accelerates. His signature white Toyota Vellfire luxury MPV was seen leaving the compound with two police escorts and two cars around 9.50am today. Najib’s departure [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysians show a soft centre for police in #chocs4cops mockery of deposed leader

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysians have swung behind a social media campaign to hand chocolates to police in a rebuke of ousted leader Najib Razak, who complained officers combing his family’s properties for evidence of corruption helped themselves to their sweets. Najib ruled Malaysia for nearly 10 years and is accused of siphoning millions of dollars from the country’s [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

The key reform promises of Malaysia’s new government

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Ministers in Malaysia’s new government began their first day at work on Tuesday (May 22), having promised a slew of economic and financial reforms in the lead up to a stunning election win over an alliance that had led the country for the six decades since independence. Prime minister Mahathir Mohamad’s government has vowed to [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s Mahathir seeks to cut national debt of 65pct of GDP

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia will try to cut its national debt of 1 trillion ringgit ($251.67 billion) by aborting some projects, reconsidering others and cutting ministers’ salaries, prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday. Mahathir, 92, led an opposition coalition to a shock victory in elections this month after campaigning on rising living costs and a promise to [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s April inflation rate at 1.4 pct, below forecast

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s consumer price index in April rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier, slightly below expectations, as steady fuel prices offset higher food costs, government data showed on Wednesday. April’s annual inflation rate was slightly higher than the 1.3 percent recorded in March, the slowest pace in nearly two years, but was below the 1.6 [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Australia investigators defend MH370 out-of-control scenario

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Australian investigators Tuesday defended their findings that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was out of control when it plunged into the ocean, despite renewed theories that a rogue pilot ditched the plane. The Boeing 777which vanished in March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing carrying 239 passengershas not been found despite an extensive [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib’s government deceived public over Malaysia’s finances, was servicing 1MDB debt: Lim Guan Eng

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s new Finance minister Lim Guan Eng has said that the previous government deceived the public “about certain hot-button issues, especially 1MDB”. “It is clear that the previous government conducted an exercise of deception to the public… and even misrepresented the financial situation to Parliament,” Lim said on Tuesday (May 22) in his first statement [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Police nab ‘Red Shirt’ Jamal for brandishing firearm in public

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Red Shirt movement leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos has been taken into custody by police for brandishing a weapon in public space after several viral photos were circulated on social media. Selangor police chief Datuk Pahlawan Mazlan Mansor said a police team from the contingent’s Criminal Investigations Department made the arrest at the Ampang Puteri [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

At Najib’s home, son and lawyer’s cars spotted

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Ousted prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s eldest son Datuk Mohd Nisar Najib’s car was spotted at his parents’ private residence in Taman Duta here tonight. A black Toyota Vellfire with the CDR 11 number plate was seen entering Jalan Langgak Duta at about 10.30pm. The number is registered to the 40-year-old. The car left [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Former AG to key 1MDB investigators: Less talk, more work

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman told officials leading investigations into 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and others to concentrate on their tasks and avoid public exposes. He was responding to reporters seeking his comment about new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Chief Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull’s shocking claims in a tell-all press conference yesterday. “My [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s new education minister to focus on tech-based learning, multilingual skills

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Technology-based learning and developing multilingual students will be among the main areas of focus of the Malaysia’s education ministry, it’s new minister Dr Maszlee Malik said on Monday (May 21) In an interview with national news agency Bernama, he said that in line with the aspirations highlighted in the current education blueprint, more efforts would [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

No need for Anti-Fake News Act, says Malaysian Press Institute

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>There is no need for a specific law to tackle the spread of fake news as it can be sufficiently addressed by improving the existing laws, said Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Chamil Wariya. Chamil, who supports the proposal to abolish the Anti-Fake News Act 2018, said this is to encourage [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Kit Siang: Why are PAS, Hadi still defending Najib?

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>PAS and its president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang appear to be Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s last remaining apologists, said DAP’s Lim Kit Siang when noting that even Umno leaders have stopped defending their former president. The Iskandar Puteri MP pointedly asked why the Islamist party and Hadi continued doing so, noting that Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission [...]</p>

24 May 2018 | 1:00 am

PM greenlights special 1MDB investigation team

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has agreed to form a special investigation team to thoroughly probe into the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) case. Aside from investigating the case, the team is also tasked to track down and seize assets as well as prosecute people who had committed any criminal activities relating to the management [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s Anti-Fake News Act will be repealed as soon as possible: minister

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia’s controversial Anti-Fake News Act will be repealed, the country’s new Communications and Multimedia minister Gobind Singh Deo said on Monday (May 21). He said the proposal to repeal the Act, which was officially gazetted in April, would be brought to prime minister Mahathir Mohamad so that this could be done as soon as possible. [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Wan Azisah leads swearing-in of 13 Cabinet ministers

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail led a line-up of 13 Cabinet ministers in taking their oath of office, loyalty and secrecy before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V at Istana Negara here today. The swearing-in, which took place at the Singgahsana Kecil (Minor Throne Room) of the palace, was witnessed [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Abuses pushed Malaysia’s debt over 1 trillion ringgit says Mahathir

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia is saddled with over 1 trillion ringgit ($251.70 billion) in debt, prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday, blaming the previous government led by former protege Najib Razak who now faces domestic graft investigations. Mahathir, 92, led an opposition coalition to a spectacular win over Najib’s previously undefeated ruling alliance in a general election [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia in suspense ahead of Najib’s visit to anti-graft agency

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Amid mounting suspense in Malaysia, former leader Najib Razak is expected to give a statement to an anti-graft agency on Tuesday explaining what he knew about $10.6 million transferred into his bank account from a unit of a state fund he founded. The remorseless humiliation of Najib since his unexpected election defeat on May 9 [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

1MDB special probe team meets Council of Eminent Persons

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The special task force investigating the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal is likely having its first meeting with the Council of Eminent Persons right now. Details of the meeting are yet to be known but former Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Gani Patail was seen entering Ilham Tower at 2pm earlier. His arrival was followed by [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia anti-graft chief was ‘sent a bullet’ for investigating scandal

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The head of Malaysia’s anti-graft agency gave an explosive account on Tuesday of how witnesses disappeared and officers were purged and intimidated after they tried in 2015 to charge ex-premier Najib Razak for siphoning funds from a state fund. Describing the lengths taken to suppress the earlier investigation, Mohd Shukri Abdull, who was restored to [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia sets up new 1MDB criminal taskforce

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia has set up a special taskforce that will look into possible criminal conduct of individuals involved in the management of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the prime minister’s office said on Monday. The taskforce, which will include the anti-graft agency, police and the central bank, will also be responsible for identifying and seizing [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia makes history as first female deputy PM Wan Azisah sworn in

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail was sworn in as deputy prime minister today, making her the first woman ever in the country to hold the prestigious post. The PKR president, who was also named as the women’s affairs minister, led 12 other ministers to be sworn in by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Graft-busting journalist returns to new Malaysia

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Clare Rewcastle Brown was harassed and vilified for years for waging a quixotic campaign to expose Malaysian corruption that helped topple the country’s long-ruling regime. The British investigative journalist is now back in the country of her birth after being blacklisted for years, and being treated as a celebrity in a sign of the whirlwind [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Pos Malaysia introduces 3D hologram Hari Raya greeting cards

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Pos Malaysia Bhd (Pos Malaysia) has unveiled its latest innovation, the 3D Hologram Raya Greeting Card, which combined both technology and tradition in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration. Its chief operating officer (Mail Operations) Helmi Hashim said the latest product was introduced following the success of last year’s animated Raya postcard featuring [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Anwar flown to Johor tonight on Sultan’s private jet

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is currently in Johor where he will be meeting Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, just days after receiving a royal pardon and being released from prison. Malay Mail understands that Anwar just arrived moments ago at the Senai International Airport on the Johor ruler’s private jet. “We just arrived at Senai Airport. Tuanku [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Reforms committee opens door to written submissions, says must reach by May 28

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Pakatan Harapan government-appointed Committee for Institutional Reforms said today it is open to further public alert on structural defects and other complaints and suggestions on governance. It added that the representations “should be for the purpose of institutional reform and institutional issues and not about any personal grievances or individual misconduct of public officers”. [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia sets up new 1MDB criminal task force

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia has set up a special task force that will look into possible criminal conduct of individuals involved in the management of state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the prime minister’s office said on Monday (May 21). The task force, which will include the anti-corruption agency, police and the central bank, will also be responsible [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Former Malaysian PM Najib questioned by anti-graft agency

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was grilled for more than four hours Tuesday over a corruption scandal that could lead to criminal charges against him, while the country’s new anti-graft chief said investigations into the case were suppressed by intimidation during Najib’s rule. Najib was summoned by Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission nearly two weeks after [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia’s embattled Najib questioned by anti-corruption agency

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Embattled former prime minister Najib Razak arrived at the headquarters of Malaysia’s anti-corruption commission on Tuesday, which has ordered him to explain a suspicious transfer of $10.6 million into his bank account. The sum is just a fraction of billions of dollars allegedly siphoned from state fund 1MDB, a scandal that dogged the last three [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

MCA smells ‘political interference’ in Guan Eng’s plea to drop corruption trial

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Pakatan Harapan government must prove its commitment to uphold the rule of law by allowing the due process to take place with regards to Lim Guan Eng’s corruption trial, Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker said today. The MCA publicity spokesman said the DAP secretary-general’s proposal to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to drop the corruption [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Najib arrives at MACC headquarters for questioning

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Embattled former prime minister Najib Razak arrived at the headquarters of Malaysia’s anti-corruption commission on Tuesday, which has ordered him to explain a suspicious transfer of $10.6 million into his bank account. The sum is just a fraction of billions of dollars allegedly siphoned from state fund 1MDB, a scandal that dogged the last three [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Full review of mega-projects, including those rushed through before GE14, says Azmin

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The newly elected Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will be looking into and reviewing mega-projects awarded by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government, particularly those that were approved just before the 14th general election. Economic Affairs minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali told a press conference today that the reviews will also focus on projects that have [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Tit-for-tat approach to investigations unjustified, says Malaysian Bar

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>The Malaysian Bar has slammed unauthorised travel bans on police investigation targets and leaks of police investigations, calling them ‘breaches of law’. Its president George Varughese expressed the Bar’s concern regarding reports of travel bans imposed on police investigation targets, and leaks of pictures, videos and details of ongoing probes. Varughese stressed that all individuals [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Malaysia ranks in top 10, ahead of US in global Chinese tourist spending

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Malaysia beat the US to rank the ninth largest market for Chinese tourists worldwide, according to transaction records by Alipay, the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform. Despite Alipay being introduced to Malaysia only in May last year, the country made its mark by becoming one of the top 10 countries for transactional volume [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Anwar, Nurul Izzah call on Johor Sultan in closed-door meet

<p><a href="http://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p><p>Pakatan Harapan (PH) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his daughter PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar had an audience with Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar last night. The closed-door event was held at Sultan Ibrahim’s private palace in Istana Pasir Pelangi at Jalan Pasir Pelangi in Johor Baru at 10.50pm. A source with [...]</p>

23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Business : Govt to consider Aidilfitri assistance for civil servants

PUTRAJAYA, May 25 (Bernama) -- The Finance Ministry will propose to the Prime Minister for financial assistance for civil servants in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

General : Bintulu records 48 measles cases since April

KUCHING, May 25 (Bernama) -- Forty-eight cases of measles recorded in Bintulu from April 13 to May 21 this year.

General : Masyati Abang Ibrahim New Chief at RoS

PUTRAJAYA, May 25 (Bernama) -- The Home Ministry today announced the appointment of Masyati Abang Ibrahim as the new director-general of the Registry of Societies (RoS) effective May 23.

General : Malaysia says resolved to seeking justice for MH17 victims

PUTRAJAYA, May 25 (Bernama) -- Malaysia said today it is resolved to seeking justice for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was tragically shot down on July 17, 2014.

Business : Govt guarantees help for Bumiputera contractors

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) --The Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) has given the assurance that Bumiputera contractors will continue to be assisted under the new government, said Malaysian Malay Contractors Association President, Datuk Mokhtar Samad.

Business : Govt recognises FDI which contributes to country's progress-Jomo

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (Bernama) -- The Pakatan Harapan government recognises the importance of foreign direct investments (FDIs) and technology transfers from abroad, said economist Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram.

General : Two-year term limit to ensure better performance - Tengku Abdullah

CAMERON HIGHLANDS, May 24 (Bernama) -- The two-year term limit imposed on the post of Pahang Menteri Besar and state executive councillors is to ensure better work performance, said Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.

General : Mukhriz wants civil servants to help build a 'New Kedah'

ALOR SETAR, May 24 (Bernama) -- Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir has called on civil servants in the state to help him establish a 'New Kedah' in line with the 'New Malaysia' spirit at the federal level.

General : Najib still at MACC HQ as of 12.20 pm today

PUTRAJAYA, May 24 (Bernama) -- As of 12.20 pm today, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was still at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters where he had arrived at 9.45 am to give a statement in relation to a case linked to SRC International Sdn Bhd.

General : Housewives' EPF contribution a priority for Wan Azizah

PUTRAJAYA, May 24 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail signed in for work today as the Minister of Women and Family Development and immediately talked about pushing for Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contribution for housewives.