Malaysia News

Muhyiddin: No such thing as 'back door' citizenship applications

KUCHING: There is no

29 July 2019 | 5:23 am

China warns of long road ahead for deal with US after ice-breaking talks

BEIJING/OSAKA: China and the United States will face a long road before they can reach a deal to end their bitter trade war, with more fights ahead likely, Chinese state media said after the two countries' presidents held ice-breaking talks in Japan.

30 June 2019 | 2:18 am

China's factory outlook dimmed again in June ahead of G-20 truce

BEIJING: The outlook for China’s manufacturing sector continued to deteriorate in June as weakness in the domestic economy combined with new tariffs the U.S. imposed the previous month on Chinese goods

30 June 2019 | 2:11 am

Energy billionaire becomes second-richest Thai as Gulf Energy surges

BANGKOK: Sarath Ratanavadi has vaulted up Thailand’s billionaire list to become the nation’s second-richest man, as his Gulf Energy Development Pcl outpaces most of the world’s power companies.

30 June 2019 | 2:08 am

Shale fight forces Opec to accept lowest market share since 1991

LONDON: For almost three decades, Opec has always pumped at least 30% of the world’s crude oil, creating an informal floor for Saudi Arabia and its allies in the cartel. The level has survived everything from wars and economic crisis to terrorist attacks and diplomatic spats.

30 June 2019 | 1:57 am

An autonomous vehicle took on Chicago's traffic. Here's what happened

Autonomous vehicles conjure visions of futuristic machines that lack steering wheels, but the first driverless cars probably won't actually be driverless.

29 June 2019 | 8:00 pm

Retro gamers, rejoice: The Commodore 64 remake is coming

Time to get nostalgic: The old Commodore 64 console is finally getting a remake.

29 June 2019 | 7:00 pm

Telegram's latest update includes new location-based chats

Messaging service Telegram has released an update that enables users to connect and chat with people nearby, making it easier to add new contacts.

29 June 2019 | 6:00 pm

Rotating camera and lasting battery: The Asus Zenfone 6 reviewed

Asus is typically known for its computers, but for a few years now it has been quietly breaking into the lucrative smartphone market.

29 June 2019 | 5:00 pm

Russia agrees with Saudi to extend Opec deal, says Putin

OSAKA: Russia has agreed with Saudi Arabia to extend by six to nine months a deal with Opec on reducing oil production, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

29 June 2019 | 7:51 am

Huawei lifeline shows Trump prefers business deals over Cold War

WASHINGTON: In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has drawn the ire of security hawks in Congress for suggesting he could trade away his blacklisting of Huawei Technologies Co. to secure a trade deal with China.

29 June 2019 | 7:31 am

Malaysian militant linked to US 9/11 attacks freed but restricted to Ampang

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian authorities released known terrorist Yazid Sufaat yesterday after his detention without trial under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota) expired, according to the police. The Straits Times (ST) reported Bukit Aman counter-terrorism chief Datuk Ayob Khan Pitchay as confirming that the Malaysian militant linked to the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Comscore, SimilarWeb now measurement partners for Malaysian Digital Association to quantify digital advertising value

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysian Digital Association (MDA) has announced the re-appointment of Comscore as their measurement partner for audience currency. It has also appointed SimilarWeb as their measurement partner for market insight. Comscore is a leader in the measurement of digital cross platform data while SimilarWeb provides detailed insights on consumers’ digital footprints to grow a company’s […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

PBB leader says watching PKR ‘crisis’

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) supreme council member Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail today said his party is closely following the “crisis” in PKR. “Though the crisis does not directly link to us, indirectly we are concerned because it affects the administration of the country,” he told reporters after opening the 34th annual general meeting […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Mujahid: To push for all states to ban child marriage, Putrajaya to seek Malay Rulers’ decree

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The federal government will continue to push for child marriage to be banned in all states including reaching out to the Conference of Rulers, minister in the prime minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa has said. He said the federal government has put in place a ban on child marriages, but this is ultimately […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Agreeing with Anwar, Dr M says those aiming to be PM should use proper route

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has echoed Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s remark that those with ambitions to lead the country must do so through legitimate means. Yesterday, Dr Mahathir’s anointed successor said the position of the prime minister must not be won through clandestine measures such as “secretive meetings.” “We agree with him, it […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Dr M says mulling Cabinet reshuffle, but insists no radical changes before Apec 2020

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has admitted today that he will consider a Cabinet reshuffle, after several critics suggested that under-performing ministers led to Pakatan Harapan’s loss in Tanjung Piai. Despite that, he assured the public that there will be no radical changes before Malaysia hosts the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit scheduled […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Alleging underperformance, PAS moots Guan Eng as first to go in Cabinet reshuffle

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>DAP’s Lim Guan Eng should be terminated as finance minister in the event of a Cabinet reshuffle, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man suggested today. The PAS deputy president claimed Lim to be inept in executing his ministerial tasks, holding up Budget 2020 as an example. “For example, Penang received a RM10 billion allocation for development […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Malaysia Airlines offers 50pct on your next Business Class ticket

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>MALAYSIA Airlines will be running a special promotion for Business Class travellers from now to December 1,2019 to enjoy increased savings on their future bookings. For travellers who purchase a Business Class ticket from Malaysia to any domestic, Asean and China destinations, they will be eligible for a 50 percent rebate on their next Business […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

PM confident EPF will professionally manage RM6.5b for Malaysia@Work

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is confident the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will properly manage the RM6.5 billion federal allocation under Budget 2020 to encourage job creation. Speaking at the Social Well-Being Conference 2019 today, the prime minister was among the country’s largest funds and has a proven track record for good governance. “They have invested […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Dr M says Pakatan to deal with MPs’ poor attendance in Parliament

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Pakatan Harapan (PH) will speak to its lawmakers about their low presence in Parliament, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today after the Dewan Rakyat failed to make quorum for the second time in the current meeting. The PH chair told the coalition’s elected representatives that they must attend Parliament if they are to represent the […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

PKR Youth chief plays down deputy’s wing ‘meeting’, calls it a ‘ceramah’

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR Youth chief Akmal Nasir today denied his deputy’s impromptu meeting last night with a select group of members to express support for party deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has been sanctioned by the wing. The Johor Baru MP described Hilman Idham’s get-together in Rumah Pemuda, Shah Alam with several other aligned PKR Youth […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Malaysia in talks with several partners to produce palm oil-based biojet fuel -industry body

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia aims to start producing palm oil-based biojet fuel within five years and is in talks with several potential partners about setting up a plant, the head of the industry’s marketing board said on Wednesday. Malaysia, the world’s second biggest producer of palm oil, is looking for new markets to boost demand for the vegetable […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Putrajaya mulls removing domestic abusers from family homes to protect victims

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Abusive spouses could eventually be barred from their family homes as a way to prevent the victims from being forced into shelters, Hannah Yeoh told Parliament today. The women, family and community development deputy minister said this was among proposals by the Women’s Aid Organisation for possible amendments to the Domestic Violence Act. Yeoh said […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Malaysia’s Mahathir says Cabinet reshuffle on cards after by-election loss

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (November 20) he would consider a Cabinet reshuffle to address growing public discontent over his young government’s handling of the country, days after a stinging by-election loss. His Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition suffered its worst electoral defeat on Saturday since coming to power last May when the […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

MCA chief accuses Salehuddin Ayub of giving out RM1.4b jobs directly

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Ayer Hitam (BN) MP Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong claimed in Parliament today that Agriculture and Agro-based Industry minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub sought to award contracts worth RM1.4 billion directly to the National Farmers Organisation (Nafas). During the Supply Bill debate, the MCA president alleged the contracts to be for rice-related subsidies and imports, […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Putrajaya studying Sosma arrest provisions for possible review

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Putrajaya is examining the arrest provisions from the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) as part of the review of the security law, said Datuk Liew Vui Keong today. Speaking to reporters, the minister in the prime minister’s Department in charge of legal affairs said he was involved in the review committee that included Home […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Malaysian state takes court action against Petronas to recoup tax Bernama

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s state of Sarawak filed a writ summons and statement of claim against national energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd on Thursday to recover taxes owed, according to media reports. National news agency Bernama reported that the company, better known as Petronas, was said to be the only oil and gas company operating in the state […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Aussie intern finally finds postcard for 91-year-old grandfather’s birthday, four weeks later in Melaka

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Turning 91 is a momentous occasion. A week prior to me heading to Melaka (I had arrived in Malaysia four weeks before that for an internship), my own grandpa had turned 91. I had had the bright idea of sending him a postcard from what he believes is the “other side of the world” compared […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Sabah changes law to allow 18-year-olds to run in state elections

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>In a whopping 55-majority decision, the Sabah legislative assembly passed a Bill today to lower the age of election candidates from 21 to 18. State Law and Native Affairs minister Datuk Aidi Mokhtar said the amendment was made to be in line with Parliament’s move to lower the voting age as well as the qualifying […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

National Instruments in RM170m expansion of Penang ops

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>National Instruments (NI) announced a $40 million (RM170 million) expansion of its facility in Penang today. NI chief executive officer Alex Davern said this would include a second building next to its existing plant. “The new expansion will open up 250 new positions,” he said in his speech here. NI Penang was established in 2009 […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Former A-G: 1MDB failed to give documents, delayed audit from five months to a year

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) failure to provide documents to the National Audit Department (NAD) caused the audit to last almost a year instead of the estimated five months, the High Court heard today. Former auditor-general (A-G) Tan Sri Ambrin Buang today testified of the limitations his department had faced when carrying out its 2015 audit […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Mat Sabu: No plans to buying new fighter jets yet

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Defence minister Mohamad Sabu said the government did not plan to purchase new fighter jets and will continue with its existing fleet for the duration of the 12th and 13th Malaysia Plans. Mohamad or Mat Sabu told Dewan Rakyat during Question Time that his ministry only plans on maintaining the US-made F/A-18D Hornet and Russian-made […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Survey finds Malaysians holding off big ticket spending due to dimmer hope for future

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysians are more hesitant to make major purchases like buying a house or a car now compared to half a year ago, according to a recent survey by global market research firm Ipsos. It found the drop in confidence on such big-ticket spending as signifying less optimism for the future, basing its conclusion on its […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

‘What was the purpose of the audit?’ Witness says former A-G grumbled over changes to 1MDB report

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Then auditor-general (A-G) Tan Sri Ambrin Buang appeared disturbed upon leaving a meeting with government and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) officials who sought to alter his audit report of the firm, the High Court heard today. National Audit Department (NAD) director Nor Salwani Muhammad said this as the fifth prosecution witness in former prime minister […]</p>

22 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Najib-Arul Kanda trial: Audio clip reveals Ali Hamsa saying 1MDB audit report changes for national interest, to protect PM’s name

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The voice recording of a February 2016 meeting to discuss changes to the Auditor-General’s (A-G) audit report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) that was played in court today revealed how “national interest” and the protection of then prime minister’s reputation were used to justify such changes. The entire audio clip lasting around two hours and […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Pakatan logos on Education Ministry’s mock cheque raises hackles in Perak assembly

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A quarrel between a Perak state executive councillor and a Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblyman over an Education Ministry mock cheque disrupted briefly disrupted proceedings at the state legislative assembly today. The argument broke out when Kampung Gajah assemblyman Datuk Wan Norashikin Wan Nordin questioned the publication of Pakatan Harapan (PH) party logos on the mock […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

As Malaysia’s voter disenchantment grows, time for Pakatan to get the economy moving

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Yes, it is true the government needs time to fix a lot of structural issues plaguing the country, and yes, it is true that many things cannot change overnight. But if there is one single reason why Tanjung Piai voters voted the way they did last weekend, it is probably because of the state of […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

PM says unsure if Malaysia ready for transition of power

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad explained today that he is not sure if Malaysians are prepared for him to step down as prime minister, even as this was suggested as among the reasons for Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) loss in the Tanjung Piai by-election. “We do not know yet the current situation in the country, whether it […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

From bank to co-working space: Penang’s 87-year-old Standard Chartered building reopens

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The grand colonial-style building here that used to house the Standard Chartered Bank for over 87 years has been converted into a co-working space called Spaces Beach Street. The building, designed by John McNeill and CG Boutcher of Stark &amp; McNeill architects back in 1926, was completed in 1930. Standard Chartered Bank sold the four-storey […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

DPM washes federal government’s hands of child marriage legislation, says states won’t budge

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Child marriage was a hot topic at today’s Dewan Rakyat Question Time session, with deputy prime minister Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail appearing to wash the government’s hands of Pakatan Harapan’s election promise of ending child marriage, telling Parliament that the federal government cannot enforce a ban as seven of Malaysia’s 13 states refuse to […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Ali Hamsa: AGC’s Dzulkifli, who later became MACC chief, advised on removal of Najib’s role in 1MDB audit report

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad who had given his legal advice as an Attorney general’s Chambers (AGC) representative on the removal of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s mention in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report later became the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief, the High Court heard today. Former chief secretary to the government Tan Sri […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Malaysia’s window of opportunity is closing fast: Daniel Moss

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>When a nonagenarian political veteran runs a campaign promising change, it’s only a matter of time before that message comes full circle. For Malaysia’s prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, that means succession planning can’t be delayed any longer. In May 2018, Mahathir pulled off a stunning election victory to lead Malaysia for a second time. In […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Flying car? Drone? Vertical take-off vehicle? minister says semantics not important, only its success

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>What Malaysia’s aspiring aerial mobility vehicle is called is not important as long the government can help make the industry successful, Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof said today. The entrepreneur development minister was responding to Transport minister Anthony Loke’s statement last night when he called Redzuan’s “flying car” a “drone”. “It doesn’t matter. You want […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Lack of quorum in Parliament, again

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Dewan Rakyat proceedings halted temporarily this morning shortly after sitting as there were insufficient MPs in the House. Barisan Nasional lawmaker Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamad (Lipis) raised the matter just before the first question was posed by Tampin (PH) MP Datuk Hasan Baharom during Question Time. “Yang di Pertua, point of order. There’s not enough […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Pakatan to move no-confidence vote against Dr M? Anwar says a bluff, leaders solidly behind PM

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has dismissed rumours that Pakatan Harapan (PH) component leaders are planning to oust Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister after losing in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election. The Port Dickson MP told reporters in Parliament that a vote of no-confidence against the PM had never been raised by any member […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Ruckus in Parliament over ‘flying car’

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof was put on the defensive during Question Time today when Opposition lawmakers besieged him over the “flying car” issue after it was dismissed as a drone by the Transport minister Anthony Loke last night. The entrepreneur development minister was in the midst of replying a question from Sibu MP (PH) […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

1MDB audit tampering trial: Najib and seven others received draft of final audit reports, 53 other copies destroyed

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was among seven people who received the National Audit Department (NAD)’s draft copies of the final audit report on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), while the remaining copies were destroyed, the High Court heard today. National Audit Department director (governance) Nor Salwani Muhammad, the fifth witness to testify in […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

PM: US rewarding violence, murder by backing Israel’s settlements in West Bank

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today chided Washington for backing Israel to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, slamming the move as absurd and which amounts to land grab. The prime minister and vocal critic of Israel said the US’ stance, announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, was a blatant disregard of international […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Malaysia’s October CPI rises 1.1pct y/y, matches September pace

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.1 percent in October from a year earlier, the same pace as the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday. The annual inflation rate was slightly higher than the 1.0 percent increase forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. Malaysia’s CPI grew 1.1 percent in September, slowing from the […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Report: Putrajaya’s proposed new economic corridor could revive HSR project sooner

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The federal government could resume the postponed high-speed rail (HSR) project with Singapore sooner than expected if a new planned development blueprint is passed by the national Economic Action Council (EAC), according to The Straits Times (ST) Citing anonymous government officials, the Singapore daily said the new plan aims to create a network of economic […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Najib agrees Umno reps who met Azmin, including cousin, should face disciplinary squad

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak is in agreement with Umno leaders to refer party lawmakers in a clandestine meeting with political nemeses last night to their disciplinary committee. The former Umno president and ex-prime minister on trial for corruption said his party colleagues should have focused on serving the public and being the alternative choice to […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

World Bank: Malaysia’s agricultural productivity less than half that of high-income countries

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s agricultural productivity is 45 per cent of the average among high-income countries, says a World Bank report on Agricultural Transformation and Inclusive Growth: The Malaysian Experience. This, according to the report launched here today, highlights an urgent need for reforms and expanding the sector’s contribution to the country’s development trajectory. The report says if […]</p>

21 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Malaysian men caned for gay sex under Islamic law

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Four Malaysian men have been caned for having gay sex in violation of Islamic laws, with activists Tuesday condemning “vicious punishments” they said highlighted a crackdown on the LGBT community. Rights group say there is a worsening climate for gays in the Muslim-majority country, where authorities have maintained a colonial-era ban on sodomy and mete […]</p>

20 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Najib agrees Umno reps who met Azmin, including cousin, should face disciplinary squad

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak is in agreement with Umno leaders to refer party lawmakers in a clandestine meeting with political nemeses last night to their disciplinary committee. The former Umno president and ex-prime minister on trial for corruption said his party colleagues should have focused on serving the public and being the alternative choice to […]</p>

20 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Umno supreme councillor says reps who met with Azmin last night ‘stupid’

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Umno’s Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman denounced his party peers who met PKR’s Datuk Seri Azmin Ali at his home in Putrajaya late last night. The Opposition lawmaker said public sentiment is with the bloc now and called the 22 Umno men who went to their political rival’s house “stupid”. “Yeah, we […]</p>

20 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Another Malaysian in Singapore prison to hang on Friday

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Rights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) has spoken against the impending execution of yet another Malaysian on death row in Singapore’s Changi prison, questioning the likelihood that Abd Helmi Ab Halim had received a fair trial. LFL adviser N Surendran said Helmi, 36, had been convicted and sentenced to death for allegedly trafficking 16.56g of […]</p>

20 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Make your ticketing system more user-friendly, transport minister tells KTMB

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Anthony Loke today ordered Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) to revamp its ticketing system to be more user-friendly. The transport minister said there had been many complaints from commuters that the existing system was outdated, making it a hassle for them to buy tickets, especially during the end of the year holidays. “I will order […]</p>

20 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Najib sacked Muhyiddin for questioning 1MDB, Gani Patail for loss of trust, says ex-govt chief sec

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Tan Sri Ali Hamsa told the High Court today that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s removal from the Najib Cabinet in 2015 was likely because then deputy prime minister had asked too many questions about 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The retired chief secretary to the government also disclosed that Datuk Seri Najib Razak ordered Tan Sri […]</p>

20 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Malaysia says palm oil industry challenged to meet green standards by 2020

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysian palm oil industry is facing “significant challenges” in complying with a national green certification standard by next year, with over a third of plantations yet to meet the sustainability standards, officials said on Monday. The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification, which requires growers to meet certain standards on protecting the environment and […]</p>

20 November 2019 | 12:02 am

Minister won’t disclose ‘flying car’ test site

<p><a href="">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Redzuan Yusof declined to say where the test run of Malaysia’s so-called “flying car” would take place this Thursday, calling it closed event by a private firm. Speaking to the press on the sidelines of Parliament today, the entrepreneur development minister also said the event was not open to the press and the […]</p>

20 November 2019 | 12:02 am

General : Negeri Sembilan's consolidated fund recorded surplus - Auditor-General

<p>SEREMBAN,  Nov 22 -- The Negeri Sembilan government’s consolidated fund recorded a current surplus of  RM0.14 million at RM26.45 million in 2018,  compared with RM26.31 million in 2017, said Auditor-General Datuk Nik Azman Nik Abdul Majid.</p>

Features : Kenyir's Hornbills Invaluable For Ecosystem Conservation

<p><strong>By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin</strong></p> <p>KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama) -- Walking on the tarred road under the lush forest canopy near Pengkalan Lawit,  not far from Kenyir Lake, we were startled when some of the branches on the huge tree behind us started shaking vigorously, followed by the sound of flapping wings.</p> <p>We turned back to see what the "commotion" was all about and caught a glimpse of a black-coloured bird whose wingspan was as wide as an adult's outstretched arms. Within five seconds, it disappeared from our sight.</p> <p>"That bird," pointed out Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) lecturer Dr Wong Chee Ho, "is the Black hornbill. We're lucky we got to see it this morning."</p>

General : Yemeni envoy shares touching moments of Perlis Crown prince's cycling entourage

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 -- “It was not just an ordinary bike ride.”</p>

World : 'Mishap' kills two US pilots in Oklahoma

<p>WASHINGTON, Nov 22 -- Two American pilots were killed when two jet trainers were involved in a "mishap" Thursday in the United States (US) state of Oklahoma, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting a statement by the Air Force.</p>

World : Netanyahu slams indictment against him as ‘coup’

<p>JERUSALEM, Nov 22 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Israeli Attorney General's decision Thursday to criminal indict him, calling it an attempted coup, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting Netanyahu's televised speech.</p>

World : Pakistan, Bangladesh vow to stand behind Palestine

<p>ISLAMABAD, Nov 22 -- Pakistan and Bangladesh on Thursday rejected Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank and reaffirmed their full support for Palestine, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting two separate statements by the two countries.</p>

General : A heartening sight at Medan Pasar

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 -- Those passing through Medan Pasar in Kuala Lumpur will be awed by a heart-shaped bamboo rotunda erected behind the Clock Tower.</p>

General : It's been a hectic year for Malaysia's ambassador to Japan

<p><strong>[Exclusive] From Azman Ujang</strong></p> <p>TOKYO, Nov 22 (Bernama) --  It has been quite a hectic stint for Datuk Kennedy Jawan in the almost one year that he has been here as Malaysia's Ambassador to Japan.</p>

Sport : Being dropped from squad a turning point for Safawi Rasid's career

<p><strong>By Ahmad Nazrin Syahmi Mohamad Arif</strong></p> <p>KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 -- This is not the first time Harimau Malaya ace Muhammad Safawi Rasid has been dropped by Under-22 head coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee from his squad.</p>

Sport : Let e-sports be enjoyed all over the country - Syed Saddiq

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 -- The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) wants to ensure the development of electronic sports (e-sports) to be enjoyed at all levels nationwide.</p>