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

Clashes still raging in last Islamic State enclave - SDF official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Clashes are still ongoing in the final Islamic State enclave at Baghouz and the jihadists are still holding some families as human shields, a media official with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday.

19 March 2019 | 10:32 am

Ex-Sabah CM claims appointment of state Water Dept director unlawful

KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee is seeking a court declaration that the appointment of Sabah Water Department director Amarjit Singh eight months ago was unlawful and that it contravened the Sabah Water Supply Enactment 2003.

19 March 2019 | 10:25 am

‘I’ve never experienced love’: Chinese game Tiny Snow gains popularity after creator’s lovelorn comment

Solitary developer rues his admission and hopes fans will just enjoy his game.

19 March 2019 | 10:24 am

Wisma Putra: No Malaysian casualties in Dutch tram shooting

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): No Malaysians were reported killed in the shooting incident on a tram in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands, says Wisma Putra.

19 March 2019 | 10:20 am

Knife attacker injures four staff at Oslo school - police

OSLO (Reuters) - An attacker armed with a knife injured a teacher and three other staff at a school in Oslo on Tuesday, police said.

19 March 2019 | 10:18 am

Conspiracy allegations not affecting investment, says Perak exco member

IPOH: The allegations by the Opposition over a move to topple the state government will not affect investment in Perak, says Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.

19 March 2019 | 10:16 am

Govt announces seven mega projects for Kedah costing RM3bil

ALOR SETAR (Bernama): The government has announced seven mega projects costing over RM3bil for Kedah for development in the state to bring it on equal footing with more progressive states.

19 March 2019 | 10:15 am

Russia warns of attempts to destabilise situation in Algeria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Russia was concerned by protests in Algeria and saw attempts underway to destabilise the situation in the North African country.

19 March 2019 | 10:09 am

U.S.-backed SDF: Islamic State camp under full control

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized full control of a camp where Islamic State militants have been holed up in Baghouz near the Iraqi border though the operation is not yet over, an SDF media official said on Tuesday.

19 March 2019 | 10:08 am

Noh Omar told to leave after explaining himself in Parliament

KUALA LUMPUR: Parliament Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof gave Tan Sri Noh Omar a chance to explain himself in Parliament, but was told to leave the House after he spoke.

19 March 2019 | 10:04 am

Suhakam disappointed Malaysia refuses to uphold ICERD

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) expressed disappointment today with the government’s decision not to accede to the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The human rights body said the Malaysian government had accepted 184 of 268 recommendations at the recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, where the Human Rights […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysian in New Zealand says received outpouring of support from locals

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A Malaysian travel agent based in Christchurch, New Zealand, said eight non-Muslim locals have apologised to him since Friday’s mosque shootings. According to local daily Harian Metro, Mohd Azrol Ruzali said the New Zealanders told him that “this is not New Zealand’s culture”. Tension caused by the attacks also appeared to be subsiding, he observed. […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Biometric verification introduced for foreign worker health screening in Malaysia

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) said that the foreign worker health screening biometric system, designed to address issues of identity theft, will be fully implemented by April, Malay Mail reports. Fomema was appointed by the government to manage, monitor and supervise a mandatory comprehensive health and medical screening programme for all foreign […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia to summons two Goldman Sachs units ahead of 1MDB case

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian prosecutors on Monday said they would issue summonses to units of US investment bank Goldman Sachs in London and Hong Kong, requiring them to respond by June to criminal charges filed against them last year. Soon after being elected in May, 2018, a new government charged three units of Goldman Sachs for misleading investors […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Syed Saddiq: Dr M to look into cases of those probed for Women’s Day march

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Youth and Sports minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today said prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will personally look into the cases of those who are being investigated for participating in the controversial International Women’s Day march recently. The Muar MP told reporters here today that this was conveyed by Dr Mahathir after the […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia threatens WTO challenge to EU’s move to drop palm biofuel

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia on Saturday threatened to bring a World Trade Organisation (WTO) challenge if the European Union goes ahead with recommendations to phase out palm oil from transport fuel used in the bloc. In a list of criteria published on Wednesday, the European Commission concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

DPM: Malaysians need to be patient, give time to Pakatan govt

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail has called on all Malaysians to be patient and give the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government time to solve all the problems left by the previous Barisan Nasional government. She said the PH government might need one year or three years, or even longer, to repair […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Suhakam: Life a constitutional right, absolutely no to death penalty

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) is adamant that the abolition of the death penalty must be absolute, stressing that the Federal Constitution recognises all life as sacred. Its chair Tan Sri Razali Ismail said the government’s move give the courts the discretion to decide capital punishment was a “good first step”, but added […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Johor INGO demands that Putrajaya upholds Royal Institution

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A Johor-based civil society movement today voiced its concern over Putrajaya’s failure defend the position of the Malay rulers as provided for in the Federal Constitution. Gerakan Setia Johor (GSJ) chair Mohamad Salleheen Muhammad said that apart from Putrajaya’s failure to defend the Malay rulers, the public is also concerned over the unfulfilled election manifesto, […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

IBS for govt affordable homes by 2024, says minister

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Housing and Local government Ministry is aiming for all affordable homes projects under its purview to utilise the Industrialised Building System (IBS) completely by 2024. Its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said her ministry’s adoption of the IBS is around 30 to 40 per cent currently and that it is on track to achieve its target. […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysian charged in Australia for child porn on phone

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A Malaysian man has been arrested and charged in Australia after child exploitation material was allegedly found on his mobile phone. The 36-year-old, who was not identified, was detained in Perth International Airport on Friday by the Australian Border Force (ABF) following a baggage examination after he arrived from Kuala Lumpur. “During the examination of […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Fomema rolls out foreign worker biometric fingerprint verification system

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Foreign Worker Health Screening Biometric System aimed at tackling the issue of identity theft will be fully implemented by April, the Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) said. It said the implementation of the Biometric Fingerprint Verification System by Foreign Workers will start operations in stages in selected panel clinics and X-ray centres […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Six Malaysians missing, one dead after Lombok quake

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Six Malaysians are missing while another Malaysian died after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck east Lombok this afternoon, Wisma Putra said today. The Foreign Ministry said that it had received news of the matter via its embassy in Indonesia. “The deceased and six other Malaysians were reported to be at the Tiu Kelep Senaru Waterfall, North […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Anwar ‘appoints’ 500 people as Rantau by-election machinery

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has today appointed an audience of about 500 people to become the Pakatan Harapan information coordinators for the Rantau by-election. In wrapping up his speech during the event to introduce the PKR Rantau candidate Dr S. Streram here, Anwar claimed that the audience does not need appointment letters for […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Lombok earthquake kills Sin Chew deputy chief editor

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A 5.4-magnitude earthquake on Lombok Island in Indonesia today killed Sin Chew Daily deputy executive editor-in-chief Datin Tai Siew Kim. Media reports said that the earthquake, which occurred at about 2pm local time, caused a landslide at the Tiu Kelep Waterfall in Bayan district and has trapped around 35 foreign and local tourists, including Malaysians. […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

You should not lie, Anwar tells PAS

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told PAS today not to tell lies to cover up their mistakes. Dismissing PAS vice president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah’s claims on a so-called failure of a no-confidence vote against prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Anwar said the Islamist party was out of ideas to distract the […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Prioritise national unity, Guan Eng tells DAP

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>DAP leader Lim Guan Eng urged his party today to build a country they could be proud to pass on to the next generation, as the party celebrates its 53rd anniversary tomorrow. Lim urged party members to focus on national unity; shared prosperity that brings equal opportunities in jobs, education and business; clean governance while […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

MH370: Death of senior official linked to missing parts of doomed Malaysia aircraft

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A PROMINENT figure in the search for the missing MH370 aircraft was killed moments before handing over vital evidence to Malaysian authorities, it has been sensationally claimed. American plane hunter Blaine Gibson believes the death of Honorary Consul of Malaysia, Zahid Raza, on August 24, 2017 was “highly suspicious” after he was gunned down before […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia to bring home 23 Malaysians detained in Syria

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is in the process of bringing home 23 out of 51 Malaysians being detained in Syria for their alleged involvement in terrorism. Bukit Aman Special Branch Anti-Terrorist Division principal assistant director Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said of the 23 people, 11 are adults and the remaining, children. “All of them […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Chilled by Christchurch shootings, Muslim Malaysians find Kiwi warmth again

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>While New Zealand remains on high alert for more terror strikes, a number of Muslim Malaysians living in the land of the long white cloud have been heartened by the show of solidarity and support from Kiwis in the aftermath of the mosque killings. Shazly Khan, a Malaysian motivational speaker living in Hamilton, a town […]</p>

19 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Penang rep confirms Malaysian hurt in New Zealand terror attacks from Bayan Lepas

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Bayan Lepas assemblyman Azrul Mahathir Aziz has confirmed that one of the victims in the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand earlier today is from Penang. He said the victim, Rahimi Ahmad, 39, hails from Kampung Binjai in Bayan Lepas. “I have received information that there are other Malaysians involved in the incident and we will […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Tycoon Robert Kuok still richest man in Malaysia despite drop in wealth: Forbes

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tycoon Robert Kuok retains his No. 1 spot on the 2019 Forbes Malaysia Rich List, with a net worth of $12.8 billion (S$17.4 billion) despite a fall in his wealth by $2 billion. Meanwhile, Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan of Hong Leong (Malaysia) added $2.2 billion to his wealth and remains at No. 2, with […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Lawyers, Human Rights Watch condemn police investigation into Women’s March organisers

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Human Rights Watch has condemned Malaysian authorities’ investigations into the organisers of last weekend’s Women’s March in Kuala Lumpur, in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Hundreds of marchers, from several of Malaysia’s ethnic groups, took to the streets to call for an end to violence based on gender, and sexual orientation, freedom over women’s bodies, […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

RON97 petrol price goes over RM2.50 per litre threshold

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The pump price of RON97 petrol continues to climb, now at RM2.54 per litre for the next week starting midnight. Meanwhile, pump prices for RON95 petrol and diesel continue to peak at the ceiling prices of RM2.08 and RM2.18 per litre, respectively. According to the Ministry of Finance, their prices without government subsidies would have […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

[UPDATE]: Two Malaysians injured in Christchurch terrorist attack

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s High Commission in Wellington has reported that two of our country’s citizens were injured in the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The injured individuals are currently receiving treatment in hospital, and a spokesperson for the High Commission has said that more information is still forthcoming. As reported, there was a […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Family of Malaysian shot in New Zealand mayhem wait for word from doctors

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Rahimi Ahmad was performing his Friday prayers at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch when deafening gunfire shattered the silence. As he tried to escape the 40-year-old Malaysian was shot, and fell to the floor, bleeding from his wounds. His 11-year-old son was playing outside. The boy took cover immediately, as a gunman fired […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

This startup has Maideasy your search for a trained, trustworthy house cleaner in Malaysia

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Maideasy claims to have cleaned over 70K houses in Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley and manage thousands of houses monthly On a fine day in 2015, techie Azrul Rahim found out that miscreants attempted a break-in at his house in Cyberjaya. Investigations led the police to an illegal and part-time foreign house maid that he […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Dr M condemns NZ terror attacks, says govt will ensure safety of Malaysians

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad condemned the shootings today at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which has left 40 people dead. “I regret very much the incident occurring in Christchurch where 40 people were shot dead by gunmen in two mosques while they were performing Friday prayers. “I hope that the New Zealand […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Shafee: Discharge Najib over RM42m and recharge him, or rehear transfer

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak should either be released from his seven charges over RM42 million of an ex-1MDB unit’s funds and be charged again over the same matter, or have the High Court decide again on a dispute involving the procedure for the transfer of his case between courts, his lawyer said today. Najib’s lawyer […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Another Malaysian among Christchurch wounded

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A second Malaysian is among those wounded when gunmen attacked at least one mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Foreign Ministry confirmed today. It added that no Malaysians were among the 40 people confirmed as killed, but added to an earlier confirmation of a Malaysian casualty at the site. “However, two Malaysians are injured in […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Family: Malaysian shot in NZ mosque attack in critical condition

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian Rahimi Ahmad, one of the victims in the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand earlier today, is in critical condition, his wife told his family here in a long distance phone call. Bayan Lepas assemblyman Azrul Mahathir Aziz, who visited Rahimi’s mother at Kampung Binjai here, made a long distance call to Rahimi’s wife, Norazila […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Richest Malaysians saw large dissipation of wealth in 2018

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Last year was not the best of years for Malaysia’s wealthiest tycoons. Data compiled by Forbes showed that of the 50 richest persons in the country, 30 saw their wealth shrink. Only 11 recorded gains. Sugar baron Robert Kuok, who for the past 23 years has held pole position as Malaysia’s richest person, saw the […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Over 2,000 fall ill in Malaysia after toxic waste dumped

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>More than 2,000 people, including many children, have fallen ill after toxic waste was dumped in a Malaysian river and emitted hazardous fumes over a wide area, an official said Friday. About 200 schools and nurseries have been closed in the affected area in southern Johor state after a lorry dumped the waste last week. […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Former classmate claims Malaysian shooting victim was from MCKK

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysian injured in mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand was a former student of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), a person claiming to be a former classmate asserted today. Responding to confirmation from the High Commission there that a Malaysian was among the unverified number of wounded, the person told the New Straits […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

After NZ attacks, Dr M again urges world to identify root causes of terrorism

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged world governments today to understand the reasons behind terrorists committing terror attacks in order to combat them better. According to him, conventional warfare methods can no longer apply as terrorism has no borders, and that governments do not always know where it will strike. “The best way […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

After shooting, some Muslims in NZ ‘hiding’ mosque signs, others rally against violence

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>With 40 Muslims confirmed dead and the number of injured at 20 and rising following shootings at mosques in Christchurch, some Muslims in New Zealand have resorted to taking down or covering up the signs to their place of worship. A Malaysian Muslim based in Nelson, a coastal city on the southern island of New […]</p>

18 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Army deploys chemical experts to assist in Pasir Gudang contamination

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysian Armed Forces deployed its Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) team yesterday, to assist the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management (Hazmat) Unit in clearing the contamination caused by the illegal chemical dumping in Pasir Gudang, which led to toxic fumes spreading in the area. In a statement, today, the team from the Royal […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

One Malaysian injured in New Zealand mosque shooting

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A Malaysian was among those wounded during a shooting at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, Malaysia’s High Commission in New Zealand said on Friday. “So far, one Malaysian is confirmed injured and currently receiving treatment at the hospital,” the commission said on its Twitter account. Multiple fatalities were inflicted when at least one […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

As MA63 review begins, Sabah churches call for complete religious freedom

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>As reviews for the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) begin, the Sabah council of churches (SCC) wants the review committee to also focus on the guarantee of complete religious freedom for Malaysians. This, among others, includes the right to change one’s faith. In a statement issued today by SCC president Bishop James Wong, he welcomed the […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

PM drops Putrajaya event to survey Pasir Gudang contamination

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad scheduled an impromptu visit to Johor today to personally inspect the Pasir Gudang district hit by contamination from illegally dumped chemicals. He postponed a Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia engagement this evening in order to depart for Johor on a 4pm flight and is expected to arrive at the Senai […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

PM: No evacuation, declaration of emergency for Pasir Gudang

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Putrajaya will not declare an emergency or call for an evacuation in Pasir Gudang where hundreds have required medical treatment from inhaling toxic fumes emitted by waste dumped illegally in Sungai Kim Kim last Thursday. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said at the moment, the situation is under control. “We cannot say the worst […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Lawyer: Malaysian-born child declared non-citizen can’t seek citizenship without proving statelessness

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A child who was born in Malaysia and registered by local authorities as a non-citizen has to first prove she is “stateless” before she can use a constitutional provision to be recognised as Malaysian, the High Court here was told. Today was the hearing of the bid for Malaysian citizenship and a Malaysian identity card […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Billions in Guan Eng’s CIMB account? Aide files police report on fake news

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A police report was lodged yesterday after an old video resurfaced on social media alleging that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng had a lot of money stashed in a CIMB account. In a statement today, special officer to the minister, Sadiq Noor Azlan said the video was fabricated to portray Lim as a dishonest person […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Women’s Day march organisers probed for sedition, illegal assembly

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The organisers of the International Women’s Day (IWD) march, which was held in the city on Saturday, said they are being investigated by the police under the Peaceful Assembly Act 9 (5) and Sedition Act 4 (1). In a statement today, the group said they will continue to cooperate with the police despite the use […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia plants hope for palm oil’s future in dwarf trees

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Test tubes holding plants line shelves in a Malaysian laboratory, the heart of a breeding programme for dwarf palm oil trees which scientists hope will cut costs and limit the environmental damage caused by the controversial industry. Palm oil has become a key ingredient in everyday goods from biofuels to chocolate, leading to a production […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysian Bar ‘apolitical’, but here’s why outgoing president happy Pakatan won GE14

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysian Bar is not biased towards any political party, outgoing president George Varughese maintains, but he is delighted that Pakatan Harapan (PH) won the 2018 election. This is because if Barisan Nasional (BN) had retained government, George believes the once long-ruling coalition would have pushed through amendments to the Legal Profession Act 1976 to […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Vietnam suspect gets mental health check after losing release bid

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the North Korean leader’s half-brother was given a mental health check-up Friday, a day after she lost a release bid and broke down in a Malaysian court, her lawyer said. Doan Thi Huong is on trial for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur airport assassination of Kim Jong Nam. Her Indonesian […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Vietnam ‘regrets’ murder suspect not freed in Malaysia

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Hanoi said Thursday it “regrets” the decision by Malaysian prosecutors not to release a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader and called for a fair trial. Doan Thi Huong’s request was rejected in a Malaysian court after her Indonesian co-accused Siti Aisyah was freed earlier this week. The pair were […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

LGBTs are also human, Malaysian Bar tells Putrajaya

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are human beings and Malaysian citizens whose rights must be recognised, the Malaysian Bar said today. Outgoing Malaysian Bar president George Varughese urged the government to repeal “repressive” laws like the Sedition Act 1948 in the current Parliament meeting, even as the police are investigating a women’s […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia, Singapore AGs to continue water agreement talks

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The attorneys general (AG) of Malaysia and Singapore will continue discussions on the 1962 Water Agreement to better understand each country’s positions, said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. In a joint press conference with his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, he said the discussions were to find an amicable way forward. “Despite our different stances […]</p>

16 March 2019 | 12:00 am

General : No Malaysians among casualties in Utrecht tram shooting - Saifuddin

General : Four areas in Pahang and Melaka record unhealthy API readings

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- Four areas in Pahang and Melaka recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 12 noon today.</p>

General : E-sports blueprint ready by April

<p>KUALA LUMPUR,  March 19 (Bernama) -- The blueprint on the development of electronic sports (e-sports) in Malaysia is expected to be ready by April, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman. </p>

General : Govt assures no job cuts with civil service privatisation

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the privatisation of civil service will not result in civil servants losing their jobs.</p>

General : MoH to study wet cupping effectiveness in treating diabetes, CVD

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health (MoH) will carry out a study and produce a health technology report on the effectiveness of wet cupping therapy in treating diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).</p>

General : Parliament: Decision soon for new housing, industrial projects to provide internet access - Gobind

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) --  The Communications and Multimedia Ministry hopes to implement soon the decision requiring all new housing and industrial projects to provide Internet access, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.</p>

Business : Lim tells banks to be more flexible in lending

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- "Be flexible, unless you prefer windfall tax," says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to the banks today.</p>

Business : Malaysia eager to be early mover of IR 4.0

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- Malaysia is eager to be an early mover of the fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0), with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) actively encouraging companies to jump start their digital transformation.</p>

General : 75,352 pensioners to receive RM500 special payment tomorrow

<p>PUTRAJAYA, March 19 (Bernama) -- A total of 75,352 government pensioners will receive a one-off RM500 special payment starting tomorrow (March 20).</p>

Business : Govt looks to list its mature govt entities in the stock market

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- The government is to consider listing its mature government entities in the stock market in the future and reduce the shareholding of some of its government-linked companies (GLCs) in public-listed companies.</p>