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

Umno Youth tells Bersatu to disband; Bersatu says: Umno still relevant?

IPOH: There is no plan to dissolve Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, says Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu after Umno Youth suggested that the party be disbanded after the ouster of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as prime minister.

24 January 2019 | 7:54 am

Manna from heaven? Shares tied to Japan's Nagasaki get Pope visit boost

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese shares linked to the city of Nagasaki got an unlikely boost on Thursday after Pope Francis unveiled a plan to visit Japan, with media reporting Nagasaki, for centuries a centre of Christianity in Japan, would be on his itinerary.

24 January 2019 | 7:54 am

Irish border backstop cannot be time-limited - Barnier

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that the "backstop" provision in the agreement for Britain's withdrawal from the bloc could not be time-limited, since that would defeat its purpose of guaranteeing no hard Irish border.

24 January 2019 | 7:53 am

Sabah marine cops score biggest haul of contraband – on land!

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah marine police took to the land as it scored its largest haul of contraband alchohol, cigarettes and fireworks worth RM8.3mil.

24 January 2019 | 7:50 am

High Court upholds MyCC decision against MyEG

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court of Kuala Lumpur has upheld the decision of the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) against MY E.G. Services Bhd and MYEG Commerce Sdn Bhd (collectively referred to as MyEG) under Section 10(2)(d)(iii) of the Competition Act 2010 for abusing its dominant position.

24 January 2019 | 7:45 am

Former DAP assemblyman charged with making false claims

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Former DAP assemblyman Loh Chee Heng was charged in the Sessions Court here Thursday with two counts of making false claims involving RM33,380 four years ago.

24 January 2019 | 7:38 am

'My world is gone': Actress Jayley Woo pens emotional farewell to boyfriend, actor Aloysius Pang

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Actress Jayley Woo bade an emotional farewell to her boyfriend, actor Aloysius Pang, in a series of heart-rending Instagram posts overnight, shortly after the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) issued a statement on Wednesday night (Jan 23) confirming his death.

24 January 2019 | 7:29 am

Welfare officer charged with abuse of power

SANDAKAN (Bernama): An officer with the Social Welfare Services Department Sandakan branch was charged in the Sessions Court here Thursday with abusing his power in proposing his cousin's company for a food supply contract worth RM45,000 two years ago.

24 January 2019 | 7:28 am

China could gain, U.S. lose from Japan-South Korea feuds - Japan PM adviser

TOKYO (Reuters) - Beijing could gain and Washington lose if feuding persists between U.S. allies Japan and South Korea, a foreign policy adviser to Japan's premier said on Thursday after the latest row involving a Japanese patrol plane and South Korean warship.

24 January 2019 | 7:26 am

U.S. universities unplug from China's Huawei under pressure from Trump

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Top U.S. universities are ditching telecom equipment made by Huawei Technologies[HWT.UL] and other Chinese companies to avoid losing federal funding under a new national security law backed by the Trump administration.

24 January 2019 | 7:17 am

Malaysia not ready for curfew on youngsters, say Sabah activists

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Activists have urged the government to reconsider its plan to impose a curfew on those below 18, saying Malaysia is not ready for a policy meant for developed countries. Human rights and consumer activist Patrick Sindu said the solution was not in banning young people from going out at night but in doing more to […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

If US can build a wall, we can keep out athletes from ‘criminal country’, says Dr M

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia has the right not to allow athletes from a “criminal country” like Israel to enter the country, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. The prime minister said during a press conference here that every country “has a right to accept or refuse entry to people from other nations.” “The Americans are building a high wall […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Daim: Malaysia profited from US-China trade war, but peace between the nations more important

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia, like most Asean nations, has profited from the trade war between the United States and China. However, the country does not want the conflict between the two world superpowers to continue as it would be detrimental in the long run. Tun Daim Zainuddin said the benefits for countries like Malaysia were merely short term, […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Promised jobs in Malaysia, 20,000 Nigerian women held by sex traffickers instead

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>As many as 20,000 women and girls are feared to have been trafficked from Nigeria to Mali where they are stranded after being forced into prostitution, the head of Nigeria’s anti-trafficking agency said yesterday. Julie Okah-Donli, director general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), said a fact-finding team from […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia Airlines issues apology over in-flight mag pork pic (that was actually beef)

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s national carrier, Malaysia Airlines, issued an apology yesterday after much ado about nothing was made of a photo published in their in-flight magazine, Going Places. Advertising a restaurant in one of the carrier’s destinations, the image showcased foods from the establishment. Pretty much the standard fare when you’re showing a restaurant. Faster than you […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Dr M, Austrian chancellor discuss strengthening trade, bilateral ties

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia and Austria can do more both in terms of trade and bilateral ties. Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this today at a joint press conference with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at the Federal Chancellery here. “We had a very good discussion, including on what’s happening in Malaysia now. We focused a lot […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Accused of promoting pork in magazine, MAS says sorry… but it was actually beef

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has apologised after it was accused of publishing an image of a pork dish in its January edition of inflight magazine Going Places. The national carrier said that although it was an international airlines carrying passengers of all backgrounds, it did not mean to offend anyone with the promotion of a restaurant […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Miti: Despite trade war, China to continue being Malaysia’s top investor

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>China will continue to be Malaysia’s top trade partner and investor despite the looming trade war between the former and United States, the Ministry for International Trade and Industry (Miti) has said. In a statement, its deputy minister Ong Kian Ming said the country’s total trade with China has increased by 8.5 per cent in […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Pompeo hails ‘disruption’ in global politics

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday praised a wave of “disruption” in world politics, citing Donald Trump and Brexit but also pointing to elections in France and Malaysia. Addressing the world’s business elite in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, Pompeo renewed Trump’s criticism of international institutions and the US president’s calls for […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Lim Guan Eng asks for patience as government restores Malaysia’s economy

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysians need to be patient while the new government attempts to restore the fiscal position of the country, Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said on Monday (January 21). It would take three years to do so following the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, he added. “When the country’s fiscal position has been restored, we will […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Dr M fund for graft busters to be set up with RM500,000 from Malaysia

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The ‘Dr Mahathir Mohamad Fund’ will be set up with a donation of RM500,000 from Malaysia to help graft busters, the 10th Annual general Assembly of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) here was told today. Its head, Ali Fetais Al-Marri, said the fund will help graft busters who have been sacked or removed […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

China to remain Malaysia’s largest trading partner

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>China will likely remain as Malaysia’s largest trading partner, looking at the current trend, said deputy International Trade and Industry minister Ong Kian Ming. He said even with the spectre of the US-China trade war looming, MalaysiaChina trade continued to grow at a higher rate compared with other trading partners. In a statement today, Ong […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia’s reserves surge by $300m to $101.7b

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Bank Negara Malaysia’s international reserves have risen by $300 million to $101.70 billion as at January 15, 2019, from two weeks earlier. The central bank said in a statement today the reserve position was sufficient to finance 7.3 months of retained imports and was one time the short-term external debt. The ringgit has firmed up […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Dr M: Graft cases on the rise because Malaysians now do not fear reporting them

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The number of corruption cases being reported in Malaysia is increasing because the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has put in place the relevant mechanisms for the rakyat to have no fear to highlight cases of graft at all levels. Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this during his lecture entitled “Fighting Corruption in Malaysia: […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia PM Mahathir cites Trump to defend Israeli athlete ban

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday (January 22) defended Malaysia’s ban on Israeli athletes, likening it to US President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. Malaysia sparked a row with Israel after saying it would not allow Israeli swimmers to compete in a tournament later this year that serves as […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Resolve campaign violations probe before Cameron Highlands votes, Najib tells police, EC

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak today urged the authorities to complete investigation into allegations of electoral violations by Pakatan Harapan (PH) while campaigning in the Cameron Highlands by-election before polling on Saturday. The Pekan MP expressed concern that the election results may be voided again if PH was later proven to be guilty. “We will have […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Budget surplus? finance ministry says Pahang’s federal debt highest at RM3.2b

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Pahang owes Putrajaya RM3.2 billion as at the end of 2018, the highest out of all states, the finance ministry said today in debunking the state Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail’s claim of a budget surplus. The ministry added that the central peninsular state has also been in deficit for at least […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Death penalty opponents have no humanity, says Hadi

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>In his harshest condemnation yet of the move to abolish the death penalty, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang declared that its supporters lack humanity. In a lengthy statement today, he said Islam upheld the practice of Qisas (retaliatory) punishment for crimes, including that of murder. “The priority to preserve human life is a […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

UK government condemns Malaysia’s ‘fundamentally wrong’ ban on Israeli athletes

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office says ‘we do not agree’ with Malaysia’s refusal to allow Israeli competitors into the country The British government has condemned Malaysia’s refusal to allow Israeli athletes into the country for a competition as being “fundamentally wrong”. The Foreign Office criticised the ban after Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson wrote to Foreign […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Guan Eng: RM5.4b rise in non-oil revenue proves Pakatan’s good governance policy

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The RM5.4 billion increase in last year’s tax revenue from non-petroleum sources is proof the Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government has sound governance policies, the finance minister said today. Lim Guan Eng was responding to critics who accused him of trying to claim credit for the rise in the 2018 revenue from taxes. “Yes petroleum […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia’s royals to select new king in unique rotational system

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Sultan of Pahang expected to be chosen as next head of state following the unprecedented departure of Sultan Muhammad V. Malaysia’s Conference of Rulers will meet on Thursday to decide which one of the country’s nine sultans will become its next head of state, known as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, for the next five years following […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Dr M reiterates that Malaysia cannot accept Israeli athletes

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated that Malaysia cannot accept Israeli athletes, as they come from a “criminal” country. The prime minister said people who are undesirable to the country must be kept out, and this included those suspected of being terrorists and the like. “We don’t want to have anything to do with them […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

A look at Malaysia’s monarchy before sultans pick next king

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>After stripping Malaysia’s royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn’t make it to the premiership a second time. Though largely a ceremonial post, Malaysia’s monarch still signs off on most laws and appointments, including the prime minister, and hours after Mahathir and his alliance’s […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Family of slain Mongolian seeks answer as lawsuit begins

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago hopes to find answers with a lawsuit that opened in court this week, their lawyer said Wednesday. Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and blown up with military-grade plastic explosives in a jungle outside Kuala Lumpur in October 2006. Her killing touched off a […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia cancels deal with China company, seeks new contractor for East Coast Rail Link

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia is seeking a new contractor to build the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL), after terminating the original contract awarded to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) on Tuesday (January 22), a source told The Straits Times. It is understood that the government is seeking to halve the estimated project cost of RM81 billion (S$27 billion) […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

After 1MDB, law professor moots ‘odiousness rating’ for govts to tackle bad sovereign debt

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Adopting an “odiousness” rating system for bonds could be the most effective way to deal with bad public debts incurred by corrupt governments, a US law professor said, as the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal continues to send ripples worldwide. Mitu Gulati from Duke University said the idea was first proposed by economists Ricardo Hausmann […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Wrong to say new Sultan cannot be Agong, says constitutional law expert

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Constitutional law expert Abdul Aziz Bari has disputed the notion that if there is a change in the Ruler of a state, that Ruler shall be transferred to the end of the list for the election of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA). He disagreed with Associate Prof Shamrahayu A. Aziz, who was reported to have […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Deputy Speaker threatens lawsuit over claims he represented DPM at event

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon has denied he gave a speech on behalf of deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail at an event earlier today, and threatened to sue its organisers. The Batu Pahat MP said he had been invited to the launch of the […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia’s December inflation rate seen picking up to 0.4pct y-o-y

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s consumer price index (CPI) was expected to rise 0.4 percent in December from a year earlier, a Reuters poll showed, slightly faster than the previous month. According to an estimate of 10 economists, the inflation rate ranged between 0.1 percent and 1.1 percent. Inflation has been mild since the government removed an unpopular consumption […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Promote ‘muhibah’ with open houses for Raya, Deepavali too, commerce group told

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Malaysia (NCCIM) today received a little advice from Lim Guan Eng on how they too could play a role in fostering inclusivity among the country’s different races. The finance minister said the umbrella commerce chamber should throw open houses in celebration of all festivals and not just for […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

‘PLEASE HELP US’ Family of Galway man missing in Malaysia for three weeks ‘extremely worried and concerned for safety and well-being’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Stephen Warde, 31, has not made contact with his family since New Year’s Day THE mother of a Galway man missing in Malaysia for three weeks has issued a heartfelt plea for help stating: ” We are extremely worried and concerned for his safety.” Stephen Warde, 31, has not made contact with his family since […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia in bid to increase rice production by 5pct

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The production rate of local rice will be increased to 75 percent from the current 70 percent as Malaysia looks to reduce dependency on imports, said Datuk Salahuddin Ayub. The Agriculture and Agro-based Industries minister said Malaysia imported 740,000 tonnes of rice last year, which cost about RM1.18bil. “The ministry has set a target to […]</p>

24 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Accused of promoting pork in magazine, MAS says sorry… but it was actually beef

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has apologised after it was accused of publishing an image of a pork dish in its January edition of inflight magazine Going Places. The national carrier said that although it was an international airlines carrying passengers of all backgrounds, it did not mean to offend anyone with the promotion of a restaurant […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Celebrity chef apologises to former Malaysia PM Najib over slapping threat

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Celebrity chef Redzuawan Ismail on Monday (January 21) apologised to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, after a tirade against the senior opposition figure on the troubles faced by the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda). The chef had come under fire for threatening to slap Najib over Felda’s failings, with some social media users threatening […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Guan Eng : 2018 direct tax collection based on current year assessment

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Finance minister Lim Guan Eng clarified today that the Inland Revenue Board Of Malaysia’s 2018 direct tax collection was based on taxation on income received during the year. In a statement today, Lim said that based on the current year assessment system, tax payable by a company in a certain year is based on the […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Dr M: Graft cases on the rise because Malaysians now do not fear reporting them

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The number of corruption cases being reported in Malaysia is increasing because the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government has put in place the relevant mechanisms for the rakyat to have no fear to highlight cases of graft at all levels. Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this during his lecture entitled “Fighting Corruption in Malaysia: […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Guan Eng: RM137b taxes collected last year, new milestone for IRB

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chalked up a direct tax collection of RM137.035 billion last year, the largest amount yet, the Finance minister Lim Guan Eng announced today. “Direct taxes collected in 2018 increased by 11.13 per cent or RM13.723 billion compared to the amount collected in 2017, creating a new record in direct tax […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Dr M, Austrian chancellor discuss strengthening trade, bilateral ties

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia and Austria can do more both in terms of trade and bilateral ties. Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this today at a joint press conference with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at the Federal Chancellery here. “We had a very good discussion, including on what’s happening in Malaysia now. We focused a lot […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Lawyers slam defence of Sedition Act, says was in place even before constitution

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Lawyer Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman was wrong to suggest that the Sedition Act is a law enacted under Article 10(4) of the Constitution and that it is seditious to call for its repeal, Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh said today. Ramkarpal said Abdul Aziz’s remark was disturbing and could create a fear of engaging in […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Chong Wei urges Malaysian shuttlers to band together

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Former World No 1 Lee Chong Wei has urged all Malaysian shuttlers, both national and professional, to band together and form one big family for the greater good of badminton. According to Chong Wei, the recent impressive showing at the Malaysia Masters should inspire the local shuttlers to strike fear into the rest of the […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia welcomes more FDIs from Austria, says Dr M

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia welcomes more foreign direct investments from Austria, prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. At a joint press conference with Austrian leader, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at the Federal Chancellery, he hoped his visit would help intensify bilateral and economic relations between the two countries. With 860 million-euro worth of Austrian investments per year […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Labour deputy leader urges government to act over Malaysia ban on Israeli athletes

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has called for the government to act over Malaysia’s decision to bar Israeli swimmers from a key Paralympics qualifier. In a letter to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Watson branded Malaysia’s decision “completely unacceptable” and said the “decision to discriminate against Israeli athletes” also goes against the mission of the International […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia, first Asian country to initiate Alibaba Netpreneur training programme

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia will be the first Asian country, outside China, to initiate the Alibaba Netpreneur Training Programme from March 23, 2019 to April 3, 2019, which will complement the ongoing Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) initiatives in Malaysia. Alibaba group vice-president Brian Wong said the 10-day programme would be hosted at Alibaba’s Headquarters in Hangzhou, China, […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Explainer: New Malaysia king to be decided by five-vote majority this week

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia will get a new king on Thursday (January 24) when the Council of Rulers meet to hold a vote. The election is in line with Malaysia’s constitutional monarchy, where one of the nine Malay rulers or sultans will ascend the federal throne to become the king for a five-year term. It was earlier reported […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Piercings, incense, drumming: Malaysia marks Thaipusam festival

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Hundreds of thousands of Malaysian Hindus, some piercing their skin with hooks and skewers to show their devotion, gathered in temples across the country on Monday to mark Thaipusam. The annual Hindu festival sees believers carry offerings to places of worship to the deity Murugan and marks the day when his motherthe goddess Parvathigave him […]</p>

23 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Guan Eng: RM137b taxes collected last year, new milestone for IRB

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chalked up a direct tax collection of RM137.035 billion last year, the largest amount yet, the Finance minister Lim Guan Eng announced today. “Direct taxes collected in 2018 increased by 11.13 per cent or RM13.723 billion compared to the amount collected in 2017, creating a new record in direct tax […]</p>

22 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Malaysia, first Asian country to initiate Alibaba Netpreneur training programme

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia will be the first Asian country, outside China, to initiate the Alibaba Netpreneur Training Programme from March 23, 2019 to April 3, 2019, which will complement the ongoing Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) initiatives in Malaysia. Alibaba group vice-president Brian Wong said the 10-day programme would be hosted at Alibaba’s Headquarters in Hangzhou, China, […]</p>

22 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Dr M on China: I can’t always be nice, sometimes I say ‘nasty’ things

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he sometimes make “nasty” remarks and cannot always be nice. The prime minister said he had during his past visit to China highlighted the existence of colonialism in other forms now. “I was in China, somebody talks about Chinese wanting to dominate, etc. “Well, they can talk about that, […]</p>

22 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Report: Company to spearhead third national car project to be selected January 28

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Putrajaya will be selecting the company to spearhead prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s vision for a third national car on January 28, alongside its vendors for manufacturing, Berita Harian (BH) reported today. The selection will reportedly be made during the National Development Council, or Majlis Pembangunan Negara (MPN) meeting, to be chaired by Dr […]</p>

22 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Najib has found true calling as ‘king of trolls’, Kit Siang suggests

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang today said former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak may have finally found his calling when he prided himself on becoming the “king of trolls” on social media. Lim said Najib, when campaigning for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the Cameron Highlands by-election on Friday, claimed to have been crowned […]</p>

22 January 2019 | 12:00 am

Business : High Court upholds MyCC decision against MyEG

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) -- The High Court of Kuala Lumpur has upheld the decision of the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) against MY E.G. Services Bhd and MYEG Commerce Sdn Bhd (collectively referred to as MyEG) under section 10(2)(d)(iii) of the Competition Act 2010 for abusing its dominant position.</p>

General : Conference of Rulers conclude meeting to elect new King

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) – The special meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara to elect the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Timbalan (Deputy) Yang di-Pertuan Agong concluded at 12.45 pm.</p>

Business : I'm unaware of CCCC's ECRL contract cancellation - Dr Mahathir

<p>Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was not aware if the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) contract awarded to the China Communication Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) has been terminated.</p>

General : Sultan Mizan of Terengganu chairs meeting to elect new king

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) – The Sultan of Terengganu, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, today chaired the special meeting of the Conference of Rulers at Istana Negara to elect the 16th Yang di-Pertuan  Agong and the Timbalan (Deputy) Yang di-Pertuan Agong.</p>

General : Malay Rulers arrive at Istana Negara for election of new King

<p>The Malay Rulers have arrived at Istana Negara for the special meeting of the Conference of Rulers today to elect the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong to reign for a term of five years.</p>

General : PM Mahathir launches mySalam Scheme

<p>Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today launched the mySalam B40 National Protection Scheme that will provide takaful protection for the bottom  40 per cent household income group (B40) who received the People’s Living Aid (BSHR).</p>

General : New King to be elected today

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) – The Conference of Rulers is convening a special meeting today to elect the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong who will reign for a term of five years according to a system that is unique in the world.</p>

General : Selangor records highest number of emergency calls - JBPM

<p>SHAH ALAM, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- Selangor residents have been urged to equip themselves with fire safety knowledge as the highest number of emergency calls received throughout last year had been from the state.</p>

General : DPM to undertake official visit to Thailand

General : Conference of Rulers to elect new King tomorrow

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 (Bernama) -- The nine Malay Rulers are scheduled to meet tomorrow to elect the new Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Timbalan (Deputy) Yang di-Pertuan Agong to reign for five years.</p>