Malaysia News

Health Ministry: New Covid-19 cases in Malaysia shoot back up to 3,764

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia recorded a jump of more than 500 new Covid-19 cases today, logging 3,764 new cases as compared to yesterday’s 3,229. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the total number of cases recorded in the country to 2,820,927. “Of today’s 3,764 cases, 522 cases were imported into the country from […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Are contradictory statements issued by govt officials a criminal offence? DAP MP asks AG amid Azam Baki share trade storm

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng today asked the Attorney general to explain publicly if contradictory statements issued by a high ranking government official constituted a criminal offence. The Opposition lawmaker from DAP claimed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Azam Baki had made contradicting statements, one to the media and the other to an […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Unapproved bak kwa, pork floss from Malaysia seized by ICA

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Over the past two weeks, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers have foiled attempts to smuggle bak kwa (barbequed pork) and pork floss from Malaysia into Singapore. In a Facebook post on Thursday (20 January), the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) revealed that 169 cartons and 11 packets of unapproved assorted bak kwa, as well as […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

PM Ismail Sabri: National Security Council directive among three main challenges in flood management requiring improvement

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The government has identified three main challenges in flood management which must be quickly improved, including in the understanding of the National Security Council (MKN) Directive No.20. Prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was because there were weaknesses among the relevant agencies at the national, state and district levels, as well as […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Law minister: Anti-party hopping law to be tabled during Parliament’s Feb-March meeting, PM wanted it fast-tracked

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s proposed new law against switching between political parties is expected to be tabled in Parliament during the February to March meeting, which is much earlier than the initial July timeline given. Minister in the prime minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar today said the federal government and Opposition Pakatan […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

MIDF remains positive on auto sector as launches of new EV models pick up pace

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Since the introduction of duty exemptions for electric vehicles (EVs) in Budget 2022, scheduled launches of new EV models have picked up pace, “which is a positive in building up demand for EVs and the supporting infrastructure,” according to MIDF Research. Within the EV space, the research outfit believes “the opportunities will be mainly in […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

MAA forecasts 17.9pct rise in total industry volume to 600,000 units for 2022

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has forecast a 17.9 per cent growth in total industry volume (TIV) to 600,000 units for 2022 from 508,911 units recorded in 2021. President Datuk Aishah Ahmad said passenger and commercial vehicles are expected to record sales of 540,000 and 60,000 units, respectively, this year. The global economy is expected […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

PM Ismail Sabri: Authorities had a hard time convincing people to evacuate during flood emergency

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Rescue efforts were severely hampered during the December flood emergency that hit eight states in peninsular Malaysia as residents in the affected areas refused to leave their homes, prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today. In explaining the disaster management issues that had plagued rescue efforts during the “once-in-a-century” rainfall, Ismail Sabri said […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Guan Eng: MACC chief’s stock trading saga turning into ‘a hydra of lies’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The conclusion reached by the Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia following its inquiry into the alleged proxy stock trading involving Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Azam Baki and his brother, Nasir Baki, serves to reinforce the impression that the latter “lied” during his January 5 press conference, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. In […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

PM Ismail Sabri: I was on the ground since day one of floods, but many Opposition MPs missing

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob took a swipe at Opposition MPs in Parliament today, claiming many of them were missing during the flood crisis that hit the nation last month. His remarks caused several Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs to stand up to protest the accusation. Ismail Sabri said he was already on the […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Anwar to raise climate crisis demos, MACC issues with PM

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Pakatan Harapan chairperson Anwar Ibrahim has pledged to bring up the climate crisis and anti-corruption issues with the prime minister and Parliament. The opposition leader said he would be doing so alongside Harapan leaders Lim Guan Eng and Mohamad Sabu. Anwar said this at a press conference following demonstrations held by PKR Youth and the […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Better communication, teamwork between agencies crucial in managing future natural disasters, says Malaysia PM Ismail Sabri

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has stressed that better communication and teamwork between agencies are crucial for the country to manage future natural disasters. Ismail Sabri was speaking during a special parliamentary session on Thursday (January 20) for MPs to discuss the flood crisis that hit many states across the country over the last […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia records 13 more Covid-19 deaths, toll now 31,831

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s Covid-19 related deaths returned to double digits today with 13 fatalities after yesterday’s lowest record in the past nine months. According to data from the health ministry’s CovidNow website updated at 5.32am, the cumulative number of lives lost to the deadly disease now stands at 31,831. The latest figures also saw three people who […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia relaxes Chinese New Year COVID-19 rules, permits larger reunion dinners and house visits

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia on Wednesday (January 19) announced more relaxed COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations, including allowing family reunion dinners and house-to-house visits. Unlike last year, when reunion dinners were limited to only 15 family members living within a 10km radius, no limit was specified for this year’s reunion festivities scheduled to take […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Finance Ministry: Flood relief costs could reach up to RM2b

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Ministry of Finance (MoF) today estimated that the cost to repair the damage caused by last month’s catastrophic floods in eight states could reach RM2 billion. Finance minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said RM300 million has been channelled for the East Coast Monsoon floods so far, under the National Disaster Relief […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

PM tells all parties to accept SC’s decision on Azam Baki share trading saga

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision of the Securities Commission (SC) on Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki’s trading account should be accepted by all parties. “The SC has made a decision… (this matter) was left to the SC as it involves the purchase of shares. So […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia CEOs expect stronger global growth in 2022

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian chief executive officers (CEOs) are among those who are the most optimistic over 2022′s global economic outlook compared to their Asia Pacific peers, according to the latest finding by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). PwC’s 25th Annual Global CEO Survey Asia Pacific, which polled 4,446 global CEOs between October November 2021, found that optimism is on the […]</p>

20 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

King consents to setting up of RCI to probe Tabung Haji’s management and operational issues, says law minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The government has obtained the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate Lembaga Tabung Haji’s (TH) management and operational issues from 2014 to 2020. Minister in the prime minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Securities Commission says Azam Baki was in control of account he said his brother used

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Securities Commission clarified today that it found no evidence of proxy trading by Tan Sri Azam Baki as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner was in full control of a share trading account he claimed he let his brother use. The clarification was for its statement yesterday in which it said Azam did not […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Putrajaya to complete risk assessment, SOPs for umrah travel resumption by mid-February

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The health ministry (MoH) and the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac) today pledged to finalise “risk assessment processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs)” for umrah travel by mid-February. In a joint statement, both ministries said that this would be key in outlining a timeline for reopening travel for the minor Muslim pilgrimage that has […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia reports 3,245 new COVID-19 infections, 9 new deaths

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia recorded 3,245 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,813,934, according to its health ministry. The new infections included 274 imported cases and 2,971 local transmissions, showed data released on the health ministry’s website. An additional nine deaths from the […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Immigration Dept says will take immediate action against foreign fishermen without valid temporary work permits

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Immediate enforcement action will be taken against foreign fishermen who have yet to apply for their Temporary Employment Visit Pass (PLKS) after the moratorium ended on December 31 last year. Immigration Department director-general Datuk Seri Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the move was in line with the decision taken by the Joint Committee of the Home […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Content aggregator Newswav raises RM6m in Series A funding, aims to drive content and user growth

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Newswav, Malaysia’s largest content aggregator, has raised RM6 million in its latest Series A funding to further strengthen its market-leader position and drive penetration in key market segments, led by OSK Ventures International Berhad (OSKVI). Newswav CEO and co-founder Swee Wai Hoow said that with the money raised, he hopes the company would revolutionise the […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Guan Eng accuses Securities Commission of covering up for MACC chief

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has tarnished its image over its apparent indecision in establishing if Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Azam Baki committed any wrongdoing in his recent public share ownership controversy, an Opposition leader said today. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the SC gave the impression that it was covering […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Kit Siang suggests Cabinet tell Azam Baki to go on leave until cleared of wrongdoing

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Opposition lawmaker Lim Kit Siang today insisted that Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Azam Baki, who is embroiled in a stock trading controversy, has not been cleared of wrongdoing and as such should take a leave of absence from work. The Iskandar Puteri MP pointed out that while the Securities Commission (SC) may […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Supermax shares fall in early trade after Canada terminates sourcing contract with Malaysian glove maker

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Supermax Corp Bhd fell in the early session today after Canada terminated its sourcing contract for nitrile gloves with the glove producer over allegations of forced labour. As at 10.17am, Supermax shed four sen or 2.96 per cent to RM1.31, with 6.63 million shares done. Canada paused imports of the gloves in November 2021 to […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases down a notch to 3,229

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Ministry of Health (MoH) has logged 3,229 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The latest figure represents a decrease of a mere 19 cases from the 3,245 new infections recorded yesterday. It also brings the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country, since the start of the pandemic, to 2,817,163. Health […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

CovidNow: 41.6pct of Malaysia’s adult population received booster shot

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A total of 127,066 individuals of the adult population in the country received the Covid-19 booster dose yesterday. This brings the cumulative number of booster doses administered as of yesterday to 9,744,147 or to 41.6 per cent of the group. According to the health ministry’s CovidNow portal, a total of 22,909,192 or 97.9 per cent […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

What’s the Cabinet’s stand on SC ‘clearing’ Azam, asks Kit Siang

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Cabinet should make its stance clear on the Securities Commission of Malaysia’s (SC) inability to determine whether top graft buster Azam Baki broke the law over his ownership of shares, said DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang. In a statement today, the Iskandar Puteri MP said the Cabinet should also ask Azam, who heads the […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Umno’s Nur Jazlan says snap polls necessary for Johor, will benefit state politically and economically

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Holding a snap election in Johor would be a necessary move to free the southern state from political uncertainty and bring about stability that will translate to a much-needed economic boost, said a Johor Umno leader. Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said Johor urgently needs a fresh electoral mandate, as this will allow the state to […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Positive indicators show Malaysia’s GDP growth of 5.5-6.5pct in 2022 can be achieved, says finance minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Positive indicators, including the declining jobless rate, have shown that national economic growth of 5.5-6.5 per cent this year can be achieved, said Finance minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz. Although still battling the pandemic, this would be the year of economic recovery, driven by the RM322 billion allocation in Budget 2022, the biggest […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Finance minister: BSN MyRinggit-i Banjir allocation increased to RM150m

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The allocation of the Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) MyRinggit-i Banjir personal financing facility has been increased from RM100 million to RM150 million, Finance minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said. He said the increased allocation was due to the positive response from affected borrowers. “As announced previously by the prime minister, RM100 million was […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia logs nine new Covid-19 deaths, national toll now at 31,818

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Nine more people have died in Malaysia from Covid-19, according to the health ministry’s latest data updated at midnight, putting the country’s overall fatalities at 31,818. None of the latest deaths were recorded as happening before the patients reached hospitals. Terengganu had the highest fatality rate with 21 deaths per one million people. This was […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Canada puts on hold contracts with Malaysia glove maker Supermax

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Canada has put on hold its contract with Malaysian glove maker Supermax Corp (SUPM.KL) as it awaits the results of an audit, weeks after the United States barred the firm over allegations the company uses forced labour. Malaysian factories making everything from medical gloves to palm oil have increasingly come under scrutiny over allegations they […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Raya Airways on expansion spree for promising year

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>With International Air Transport Association estimating demand in 2022 to exceed 2019 levels by 13 per cent with cargo revenue expected to rise to over RM670 billion, Raya Airways Sdn Bhd is ramping up efforts towards a promising future. Raya is committing to invest resources, effort and time in further strengthening its fleet of freighter […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Najib ‘saddened’ as MIT picks Indonesia over Malaysia for new campus

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Former prime minister Najib Razak was saddened that Malaysia has been overlooked by leading universities for the setting up of a university campus locally. In a Facebook post, Najib expressed his disappointment that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (ranked number one in the world) from the US and Tsinghua University (ranked number 17) have […]</p>

19 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

DCM: Sabah hopes to earn upwards of RM2.2b from carbon credit deals

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Sabah aims to earn up to RM5.6 billion annually by leveraging on its forests in carbon credit and other nature monetising deals, said deputy chief minister Datuk Seri Jeffrey Kitingan. The state agriculture and fisheries minister said the state has taken steps to modernise the industry and create a new source of income by monetising […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Perak Forestry Dept: Kledang Saiong forest reserve obtained logging approval in 2018

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Kledang Saiong Forest Reserve, near Kuala Kangsar and classified as a production forest, had obtained approval for logging in an area of 80 hectares by the relevant authority in 2018. Perak Forestry Department (JPNPk) director, Datuk Mohamed Zin Yusop said that based on records, the logging activity was carried out following the issuance of […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia regulator unable to conclude if anti-graft chief broke law

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s securities regulator on Tuesday said it was unable to “conclusively establish” whether the country’s top anti-graft official violated a law on securities trading after conducting a probe. Azam Baki, chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), faced calls this month to explain allegations that he owned millions of shares in two public listed […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Floods: Implementation of Keluarga Malaysia automotive aid improved via unregistered workshop claim, says finance ministry

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The government has improved the implementation of the Keluarga Malaysia Automotive Aid by allowing flood victims to make a cash claim if their vehicles had been repaired in a workshop that is not registered with the automotive aid programme. Applications can be done online from January 19, 2022 through the official portal https://bantuanautomotif.hasil.gov.my. “Physical applications […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia records 3,245 Covid infections, increase of 903 cases from previous day

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia logged 3,245 new Covid-19 infections on Thaipusam today, an increase of 903 cases from the previous day’s figure. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases nationwide to 2,813,934. In his daily statement, Dr Noor Hisham revealed that 183 individuals required intensive care treatment, of […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Floods: 74,285 household heads have received compassionate cash aid payment, according to Nadma

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>A total of 74,285 (64.1 per cent) heads of household (KIR) impacted by the first wave of the north-east monsoon (MTL) floods have received the compassionate cash aid (BWI) to date, while the payment for another 36,639 KIR is still being processed. The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma), in a statement today, announced that RM5.792 […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia regulator unable to conclude if anti-graft official breached law

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s securities regulator on Tuesday said it was unable to “conclusively establish” whether the country’s top anti-graft official violated a law on securities trading after conducting a probe. Azam Baki, chief commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), faced calls this month to explain allegations that he owned millions of shares in two public listed […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Canada ends contract with Malaysia’s Supermax over labour allegations

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Canada has terminated its sourcing contract with Malaysian glove maker Supermax Corp (SUPM.KL) following allegations about forced labour, the country’s public services and procurement department said on Tuesday. Malaysian factories making products ranging from medical gloves to palm oil have increasingly come under scrutiny over allegations they abuse foreign workers, who form a significant part […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

6 illegal immigrants rescued after boat capsizes in Malaysia, 7 still missing

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Six illegal immigrants from Indonesia were rescued after their boat capsized due to strong waves off Pontian on Tuesday (January 18), while seven others are believed to be still missing. Pontian is in the southwest of Johor, facing the Straits of Malacca. Johor’s maritime director First Admiral Nurul Hisam Zakaria said the Johor Bahru Maritime […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysian Hindus hold scaled-down Thaipusam festival due to pandemic

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian Hindus celebrated a scaled-down Thaipusam festival on Tuesday, with limited numbers allowed to take part and with some traditions, such as devotees piercing their cheeks with skewers and carrying altars, banned due to coronavirus curbs. The festival, which commemorates the birth of the deity Lord Murugan, was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Govt allocates RM635m for welfare of senior citizens, says deputy minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The government has taken the first step by putting the welfare and interests of the elderly as a priority by allocating RM635 million this year for welfare assistance, care institutions and the Activity Centre for Older Persons (PAWE) programme, said deputy Women, Family and Community Development minister Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff. This is part […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

DAP: Law against proxy trading broken if SC finds no wrongdoing even with MACC chief’s admission

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Securities Commission’s (SC) failure to find fault with Tan Sri Azam Baki even with his admission of facilitating proxy trading has effectively rendered Section 25(4) of the Securities Industry (Central Depositories) Act 1991 (SICDA) “impotent and broken”, said Lim Guan Eng. In a statement today, the DAP’s secretary-general said the SC’s statement on the […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Thaipusam SOPs: minister says satisfied with public compliance

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>National Unity minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique is satisfied with the level of compliance by the public with the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the Thaipusam celebration this year. She also praised efforts by the management of temples, including the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple in Batu Caves and its chair, Tan Sri R Nadarajah and […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm

Govt will assist Suhakam in promoting human rights based on Malaysian model, says law minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The government has provided assurances that it will assist the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) to promote human rights in the country based on the Federal Constitution and the Malaysian model for the prosperity of its people. Minister in prime minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said in a […]</p>

18 January 2022 | 11:02 pm