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

How social enterprises can help Malaysia achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Social enterprises can help Malaysia reach its Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, says BFM’S Freda Liu. “Shared prosperity is the hot topic these days and I can see how social enterprises are a great way moving forward,” said Liu, who was speaking at the Workshops of the World Communicate (WOWComm) 2019 conference which was held […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Nine out of 10 Malaysians don’t mind receiving secondhand gifts, survey shows

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>‘Tis the season for Christmas shopping and for some, that might mean burning a giant hole in your pocket. However, a recent survey by Carousell shows that Malaysians may not have to break the bank anymore when it comes to buying gifts for their loved ones. Secondhand gifting is quickly becoming an eco-friendly and cost-effective […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Asset declaration: Mat Sabu reminds PAS, Umno MPs that PH is govt now, policies are for all

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu said while the proposal to make asset declaration a mandatory deed was Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) election pledge, it must be abided by all MPs, as PH is the federal government that enacts policies for all. In a press conference today, the Kota Raja MP reminded that those who […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Cycle of poverty in Malaysia’s Kelantan state amid annual floods

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Putrajaya has pledged to upgrade the infrastructure under a new five-year plan to tackle the flooding. In Zalina Mahmud’s home, clothes hang from a rope tied from one wall to another. She has stopped buying replacement furniture because the annual floods will damage them months later. “I know I need to keep trying for my […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Anwar directs PKR to sack troublemakers at Youth congress

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The PKR disciplinary board is to expel any member involved in disrupting the Youth wing’s national congress in Melaka this morning, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said. The PKR president warned yesterday that those causing trouble at the party’s congress would be dealt with harshly, and said today he would not tolerate such incivility. “Consequently, I’ve […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

MIC approves of Umno and PAS getting closer, fine with hudud, says ‘nothing to do with non-Muslims’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>MIC president Tan Sri Vigneswaran Sanasee today said the Indian-centric party is fine with its Barisan Nasional (BN) partner Umno’s political pact with PAS and sees no problem with a push to carry out stricter Shariah criminal laws in the country. Vigneswaran told reporters at the Umno general assembly here that MIC is not against […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Malaysian survey on HIV and insurance companies shows gaps in knowledge on disease and why coverage is needed

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>In an ideal world, the people who need help the most would receive the assistance they rightly deserve. However, a recent study commissioned by the Malaysian Aids Foundation (MAF) has found that is not the case when it comes to people living with HIV (PLHIV) seeking health insurance. A lack of awareness of affordable and […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Guan Eng: Direct government debt rose RM94b and not over RM200b

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s direct debt increased RM94.1 billion by the middle of the year, Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said to deny claims that this increased by RM245 billion. Following the Debt Management Committee meeting on December 2 to discuss the action plan on the government’s debts and liabilities, he said the government remains committed fiscally responsible […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

English proficiency survey puts Malaysia as ‘high’ but still below Singapore

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia is considered to have “high” non-native command of English, according to a report by international education firm EF Education First. Out of 100 countries and regions rated in the EF English Proficiency Index 2019, the top four were the Netherlands (ranked first, 70.27 score), Sweden (68.74), Norway (67.93), Denmark (67.87). The same index found […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

RON97 down two sen, RON95 and diesel prices unchanged

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The pump price of RON97 petrol will go down two sen from RM2.66 to RM2.64 for a week beginning midnight tonight, said the Ministry of Finance. A statement released by the ministry today added that pump prices RON95 fuel and diesel would be maintained at RM 2.08 and RM2.18 per litre respectively over the same […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Wanita PKR backs proportionate representation, says will boost poll spots for women

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Wanita PKR chief Hanisa Mohamed Talha said expressed support for the proportionate representation system proposal from the Electoral Reform Committee (ERC). Saying the move would increase women’s participation in elections, she noted that the proposal came from PKR that mooted the Party List Proportional Representation and the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) electoral system to the […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Education Ministry investigating video of ‘Negaraku’ sung in Mandarin

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Ministry of Education has launched an investigation against a video posted online seemingly showing primary school students singing the Negaraku in Mandarin. A statement by the ministry acknowledged the existence of the said video that was posted online earlier today and has since been shared at least 200 times. “A thorough investigation into the […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

MIC approves of Umno and PAS getting closer, fine with hudud, says ‘nothing to do with non-Muslims’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>MIC president Tan Sri Vigneswaran Sanasee today said the Indian-centric party is fine with its Barisan Nasional (BN) partner Umno’s political pact with PAS and sees no problem with a push to carry out stricter Shariah criminal laws in the country. Vigneswaran told reporters at the Umno general assembly here that MIC is not against […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Mat Sabu: Hardworking, independent youths welcome to join Amanah

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Certain standards must be met when recruiting new party members, said Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) president Mohamad Sabu today. He said while the party welcomes new members, they should be those who are hardworking, have good qualities and are experts, because, without these, a political party will not be able to survive for long. “We […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

PKR Youth leaders blame each other for ruckus at party congress

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR Youth leaders today blamed each other for the violence that broke out on the street outside the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) here where the party is holding its annual congress. PKR Youth deputy chief Muhammad Hilman Idham blamed congress secretariat director, Ahmad Syukri Razab who is also the party’s youth wing’s secretary for […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Cementing partnership, Umno-PAS pact to set up permanent home in PWTC

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Umno will host the permanent secretariat of its Muafakat Nasional cooperation with PAS at the Malay nationalist party’s home of Putra World Trade Centre here, Tan Sri Annuar Musa announced today. The Umno secretary-general disclosed this in his opening speech for the Umno general Assembly today. “I’d like to announce today the latest developments whereby […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Wanita chief declares peace in PKR after Anwar-Azmin’s meeting

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR’s affairs are back to normal now that president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, have met to discuss their differences, PKR Wanita chief Hanisa Mohamed Talha said today. She said developments since then also support her assertion. “The fact (is evident) that yesterday, last night, he (Azmin) officiated the […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Defending jail sentence, PAS MP says more Muslims skipping Friday prayers

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The prison sentence given to six Muslim men who missed compulsory Friday prayers was correct and a needed deterrent to combat the truancy, a PAS lawmaker claimed. Kuala Terengganu MP Ahmad Amzam Mohamed @ Hashim asserted that more people were now skipping Friday Muslims prayers and urged the authorities to check this. “This offence of […]</p>

7 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Azmin says all problems can be solved after meeting Anwar

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali appears to have mended ties with party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, following a special party Political Bureau meeting today. In a Facebook and Instagram posting, Azmin uploaded a picture of them conversing in detail during the meeting in Parliament. Azmin even captioned the photo saying all problems […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

‘Sodomy politics’ spoiling Malaysia Baharu, says Penang consumer group head

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Penang Consumers’ Association (CAP) president Mohideen Abdul Kader castigated politicians for wasting time and resources on smear campaigns instead of working to improve governance for the public good. The social activist related to former PKR researcher Muhammad Yusoff Rawther believed his brother’s grandson, who accused a prominent political party leader of sexual impropriety, had been […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Umno must undergo ‘a serious radical alignment’ to match current ideologies, says Tok Mat

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Umno deputy president Datuk Ser Mohamad Hassan today said that it is imperative for the party to undergo “a serious radical alignment” with the current aspirations and ideologies of this generation. Mohamad said Umno cannot afford to be trapped itself by relying on outdated political doctrines and thinking that can ruin the party’s future. “This […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Anwar denounces ex-PKR researcher’s claim as slander

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim rejected a former party worker’s allegation against him of inappropriate behaviour. The PKR president said the claim was false and intended to tarnish his reputation as Pakatan Harapan’s next prime minister after Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “I vehemently deny the baseless slander. “On the dates mentioned, I was actively participating in […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

DPM urges Malaysians to speak up against bigots, hatemongers

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysians who are moderates must be bolder and speak up for mutual respect and unity to strengthen democracy in the country, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail said today. The deputy prime minister warned that sectarian politics was growing domestically and the national narrative was in danger of being “hijacked”. “We should not let […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Waytha now demands apology from Tajuddin over Hindu holy ashes remark in Parliament

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Changing his stance, minister in the prime minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy today called for an apology from Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman over the latter’s recent remarks concerning Hindu holy ashes. The minister in charge of national unity said an apology was in order as it was an MP’s responsibility to […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

‘DNA-mum’ to four Malaysian kids, this South African woman connects egg donors with intended parents

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is big business. Globally, the IVF market size is expected to reach $36.2 billion (RM151.44 billion) by 2026, based on a report by Grand View Research. In Malaysia, it is estimated that the country is capable of becoming Asia’s fertility and cardiology treatments hub by next year due to its high quality […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

At Wanita Umno meet, ‘Malu Apa, Bossku’ battlecry resounds in support of Najib

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>He is the former Umno president but the rousing welcome given to Datuk Seri Najib Razak when he walked into Tun Hussein Onn Hall at the Putra World Trade Centre today for the start of the party’s annual congress shows he has lost none of his influence at least among the women delegates. Dressed casually […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Minister says stats do not support claims of ‘Deep State’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today that available data did not show the existence of the so-called “Deep State” or any concerted resistance against Pakatan Harapan (PH) from within the civil service. The minister in the prime minister’s Department said statistics on disciplinary action taken against civil servants disproved the conspiracy theory of an organised […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Tok Mat: Only Malay leaders with strong morals can lead the country to success

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Only Malay leaders with a strong moral compass, sharp acumen and forward-thinking abilities are able to lead the country to success, Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said today. Mohamad stressed that Malaysia cannot afford to be led astray by unqualified Malay leaders who put the country’s future at risk. “Malaysia, ladies and gentlemen, […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Umno must change itself before it can govern again, says Youth delegate

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Umno must be willing to transform into a party worthy of the people’s support before it can set its eyes on Putrajaya again, said a Youth delegate at the youth wing’s annual assembly today. Umno Youth Selangor deputy chief Amin Mohd Shukor said that the reality on the ground behind their historical defeat in the […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Backed by ‘Bossku’ Najib, Wanita Umno says time for wing rep to have a go at deputy presidency

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Wanita Umno chief Datuk Noraini Ahmad said today the wing wants a constitutional change which will allow its representative to become party deputy president. “This isn’t something new. We’ve had discussions and it’s been mentioned previously during other assemblies but this time backed by Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who said we are the backbone of […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

At Umno AGM, Tok Mat asks members to present ‘a new deal’ for Malaysians

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Umno deputy President Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan today urged Umno members to ensure the party remains an open and inclusive platform if it wishes to take over Putrajaya again. Mohamad reminded party members that they should not rely entirely on the shortcomings of the ruling Pakatan Harapan administration to win federal power. Instead, Mohamad more […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Court told of 39 insurance policies worth over RM72,000 to cover 20 cars, bikes for Zahid, family

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A total of 39 insurance policies for 20 motorcycles and cars were purchased at a total value of RM72,209.57 with the beneficiaries named as former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and his family, the High Court heard today. Following her evidence yesterday that showed over RM44,000 worth of insurance policies being bought […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Comms chief denies PKR split in two, says Anwar-Azmin meet shows party united

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s meeting with his estranged deputy, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, yesterday disproved views of rival factions in the party, Fahmi Fadzil asserted today. The two leaders met in the Parliament building yesterday to end weeks of sniping heading into the PKR annual congress this week. “What does exist today is […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Time to move on from BN to ‘new era’ of Muafakat Nasional, says Umno Youth chief

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>It is time Umno and its allies move on from the Barisan Nasional (BN) era of old and embrace the Muafakat Nasional alliance with PAS, Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said today. Speaking at the opening of the Umno Youth wing today, the youth chief said that it was time that the party leadership formally institutionalise […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Ruling out alternate congress, Anwar says any PKR leader who attends will be axed

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>No event will be held here as an alternative to the PKR national congress in Melaka, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said. The PKR president also warned that party leaders who choose to attend any such event, in case one is still held, will be sacked from the party. News of the rival meet emerged at […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Another milestone for women as Rohana set to head Court of Appeal

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Federal Court judge Datuk Rohana Yusuf will be named the next president of the Court of Appeal today, according to The Edge Markets. The portal reported that Rohana will be sworn in today, making her the first woman to reach the second highest position in the judiciary. Her elevation means that the two leaders of […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Anwar concedes he is man at centre of ex-PKR researcher’s sex claim, calls it slander

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has admitted he is the political leader accused of sexual impropriety by a former party worker ahead of PKR’s much anticipated annual congress that kicks off tonight. But the PKR president dismissed the latest scandalous claim as baseless and slander to tarnish his reputation as Pakatan Harapan’s next prime minister after […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Construction of Sungai Nibong Besar Mosque starts today, ahead of schedule

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Construction work to rebuild Sungai Nibong Besar Mosque started today, Penang deputy Chief minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman announced today. He said the contractor cleared the site today to allow access to heavy machinery. “The contractor has started marking the points to construct the beams at the construction site,” he said in a […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Anwar: Pakatan’s openness to criticism sometimes makes it look messy

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Apparent conflict in Pakatan Harapan (PH) is because the coalition does not restrict its members from expressing their opinions, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said. However, he urged would-be internal critics to be constructive in their comments, especially when touching on fellow leaders and allied parties. “It is because of this openness that people […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

At annual meet, Puteri Umno chief bids to paint DAP as master of Pakatan

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>DAP is the true power of Pakatan Harapan, Puteri Umno Chief Datuk Zahida Khan claimed today. Zahida claimed it was apparent Malay political leaders in the coalition were khadam (servants) to DAP. Zahida cited recent incidents such as the entry of dead communist leader Chin Peng’s ashes to Malaysia and the case of fireman Muhammad […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Backed by ‘Bossku’ Najib, Wanita Umno says time for wing rep to have a go at deputy presidency

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Wanita Umno chief Datuk Noraini Ahmad said today the wing wants a constitutional change which will allow its representative to become party deputy president. “This isn’t something new. We’ve had discussions and it’s been mentioned previously during other assemblies but this time backed by Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who said we are the backbone of […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Wanita Umno claims Muafakat Nasional good for all races

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Umno-PAS partnership is superficially Malay-Muslim but champions the interest of all races and religions, Wanita Umno chief Datuk Noraini Ahmad claimed today. She said their Muafakat Nasional partnership simply prioritised restoring recognition for the Malays and Islam as stated in the Federal Constitution. Noraini claimed the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was not committed to […]</p>

6 December 2019 | 12:02 am

SRC Trial: Najib maintains money deposited into personal account between 2011 and 2013 were donations from Saudi’s royal

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 4 — The former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today stood by his claim and testified in the High Court that multiple transactions amounting to RM3.2 billion from 2011 to 2013 were Saudi royal family donations. Najib, testifying as the first defence witness of his RM42 million SRC International corruption trial, […]</p>

5 December 2019 | 12:49 am

Malaysia’s Iskandar revives listing plan, aims to raise up to $1.5 billion in 2020: sources

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian developer Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd (IWH) has revived its ambition to go public two years after shelving a backdoor listing, with a plan to raise $1 billion to $1.5 billion in an IPO next year, people familiar with the deal said. IWH is part of a consortium which bought the Bandar Malaysia transit-oriented […]</p>

5 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Malaysian politician calls for investigation over ‘obscene’ tattoo exhibition photos

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A Malaysian politican has called for an investigation after pictures of a tattoo exhibition showing half-naked attendees went viral. Mohammadin Ketapi the minister for tourism, arts and culture called the event “obscene” and argued that its staging was at odds with Malaysia’s predominantly Muslim culture. Ketapi said that although a permit had been issued to […]</p>

5 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Human rights groups express concerns over delay in tabling IPCMC Bill

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Several civil society organisations are concerned at the sudden announcement by the government yesterday that the second reading of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill would be postponed to next year. The group, in a statement, said they hoped the delay was not due to inordinate pressure against the Bill, especially since […]</p>

5 December 2019 | 12:02 am

RapidKL: Faulty bearing in maintenance vehicle cause of derailment

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Rapid Rail Kelana Jaya line chief operating officer Ismail Abdullah explained that the derailment of a maintenance vehicle along the Kelana Jaya LRT line earlier this morning was caused by one of its bogie bearings becoming stuck. He said this is the first time a maintenance vehicle was derailed from the track, since the line […]</p>

5 December 2019 | 12:02 am

SRC trial: Najib paints Nik Faisal as mastermind

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>SRC International Sdn Bhd chief executive Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil was duplicitous in managing SRC International Sdn Bhd, Datuk Seri Najib Razak testified in his defence at the High Court today. Taking the stand as the first defence witness in his RM42 million SRC International corruption trial, Najib rejected testimony from former SRC International directors […]</p>

5 December 2019 | 12:02 am

At trial, defence lawyer suggests someone else could have paid at least one of Zahid’s credit card bills

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Cheques used to pay Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s extensive AmBank credit card bills may not have been hand signed by the former minister himself, but could have used a signature stamp of its likeness, his lawyer suggested suggested in court yesterday. At the Umno president’s trial on 47 charges of misappropriating RM31 million from […]</p>

5 December 2019 | 12:02 am

SRC trial: Najib denounces ex-minister who claimed to be mere ‘office boy’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Datuk Seri Najib Razak accused former second finance minister Datuk Seri Husni Hanadzlah of carrying a political vendetta when the latter testified he was effectively an “office boy” despite being the second finance minister previously. Testifying in his defence at his own RM42 million SRC International Sdn Bhd corruption trial, the former prime minister said […]</p>

5 December 2019 | 12:02 am

Business : Penang to continue aggressive marketing of local halal products overseas

<p><strong>By Massita Ahmad</strong></p> <p>SINGAPORE, Dec 7 -- The Penang state government will continue its aggressive marketing of halal products by local entrepreneurs in the overseas market, especially in Singapore. </p>

Sport : Prem Kumar gains revenge in Manila

<p><strong>From Syaiful Afiq Ahamidi</strong></p> <p>MANILA, Dec 7 -- S. Prem Kumar gave the Malaysian karate squad their first gold at the 30th SEA Games here when he beat Norman Marz Montalvo of the Philippines in the men’s below 55kg kumite final today.</p>

Politics : Amanah approves constitutional amendments to create VP post for Sabah or Sarawak

<p>SHAH ALAM, Dec 7 -- The 2019 Parti Amanah Negara National Convention today approved a study proposal and proposed amendments to the party’s constitution to allocate a quota for the post of party vice-president (VP) for representatives from Sabah or Sarawak.</p>

General : VMY 2020: State tourism industry players told to be prepared

<p>ARAU, Dec 7 -- In conjunction with the 2020 Visit Malaysia Year campaign, state tourism industry players must diversify their products and not be dependent on existing attractions.</p>

General : Penang's treated water amongst cleanest, safest in Malaysia

<p>GEORGE TOWN, Dec 7 -- Penang's treated water is amongst the cleanest, safest and healthiest in Malaysia, according to Perbadanan Bekalan Air Pulau Pinang Sdn Bhd (PBAPP).</p>

General : Floods: Terengganu recovers, number of victims in Kelantan down

<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 -- The flood situation in two East Coast states, Terengganu and Kelantan has greatly improved when Temporary Relocation Centres (PPS) were closed, with floods subsiding in several areas by 5pm today.</p>

Sport : Gold drought continues to haunt Sim

<p>NEW CLARK CITY (Philippines), Dec 7 -- National elite swimmer Welson Sim Wee Sheng failed to retain the men's 200 metres freestyle title at the 30th SEA Games today, admitting that he had caved in to pressure.</p>

General : 26 foreign nationals held at entertainment outlet in KL

<p>PUTRAJAYA, Dec 7 -- The Immigration Department detained 23 foreign women and three foreign men believed to be involved in immoral activities at an entertainment outlet in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.</p>

General : #MalaysiaKerja initiatives expected to take off in June – Guan Eng

<p>BUTTERWORTH, Dec 7 -- #MalaysiaKerja or the Malaysians@Work initiative aimed at to creating better employment opportunities for Malaysians especially youths and women, is expected to take place next year.</p>

Sport : MGF cries foul over judging, to file protest to world body

<p><strong>From Vikneswaran Raman</strong></p> <p>MANILA, Dec 7 – The Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) will file an official protest to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) on alleged biased judging and unfair treatment of its athletes at the 30th SEA Games here.</p>