Malaysia News

Malaysia PM Anwar eyes targeted subsidies for low-income groups

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia is reviewing its government subsidies programme, aiming to direct money toward low-income groups, prime minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Sunday, prioritising the rising cost of living as he takes office at a time of slowing growth. Government agencies have two weeks to review the implications of narrowing the subsidies, he told a news conference. […]</p>

27 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia’s PAS declines to join Anwar’s government, says will serve as opposition

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) will not join the federal government led by newly anointed prime minister Anwar Ibrahim’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. The party, known for its brand of conservative Islam, will instead act as the opposition, said secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan in a statement on Saturday (November 26). He said the decision was based […]</p>

27 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Sabah bloc to join Malaysia unity government, size of Cabinet will be reduced: PM Anwar

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) has agreed to join the Malaysian unity government, prime minister Anwar Ibrahim said during a press conference on Friday (November 25). “Hajiji (Noor), the chief minister of Sabah, has announced that GRS will officially join the unity government,” he said after beginning his official duties at the prime minister’s office complex. […]</p>

27 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia’s new PM Anwar says first priority is cost of living

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s newly appointed prime minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Friday his primary focus would be on the cost of living as he takes office with a slowing economy and a country deeply split after a close election. Anwar, 75, was sworn in as premier on Thursday, capping a three-decade political journey from a protege of […]</p>

27 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Can Anwar unite Malaysia? He has a small window to do so, say analysts

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Observers are optimistic that Malaysia’s new prime minister Anwar Ibrahim can be a uniting force for the country, where turbulent politics over the past few years has spilled over to its economy. But he has a short window to instill confidence in his government, they said. With deep political polarisation evident from the election results, […]</p>

27 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

No more appointing Cabinet ministers as a reward: Malaysia PM Anwar

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Reiterating that his Cabinet will be downsized, Malaysia’s prime minister Anwar Ibrahim on Sunday (November 27) said he will do away with appointing Cabinet ministers as a form of reward. “I want them to support me based on my policies and my commitment towards good governance, my commitment to anti-corruption drive, and to resuscitate the […]</p>

27 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Soaring ringgit after Anwar’s appointment as Malaysia’s PM ‘not sustainable’: Analyst

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The soaring ringgit, following the appointment of Pakatan Harapan chair Anwar Ibrahim as Malaysia’s new prime minister, is not sustainable, one observer cautioned. The currency had surged by 1.8 per cent right after Anwar’s appointment on Thursday (November 24), the largest single-day gain since March 2016. The ringgit further extended its gains on Friday, rising […]</p>

27 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

PM Lee invites Malaysia’s new leader Anwar to visit Singapore

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke to newly appointed Malaysian prime minister Anwar Ibrahim on Friday (November 25) and invited him to visit Singapore soon. In the phone call, Lee also congratulated Anwar on becoming Malaysia’s 10th prime minister. “I have known Dato’ Seri Anwar for several decades,” Lee in a Facebook post on Friday, […]</p>

27 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Barisan Nasional to support the December 19 vote of confidence for Malaysia PM Anwar

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Barisan Nasional (BN) will support the vote of confidence for Malaysia prime minister Anwar Ibrahim in Parliament on December 19. BN chair Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said in a Facebook post on Sunday (November 27) that this was to ensure the legitimacy of Anwar’s leadership can be finalised and silence those who dispute it. “Although some […]</p>

27 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Analysis: Gains for Malaysia’s hardline Islamist party a challenge for new PM Anwar

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim, will be contending in parliament with a strengthened Islamist party that espouses a stricter interpretation of sharia Islamic law, a challenge to Anwar’s vision of an inclusive society. Anwar will likely face challenges from the Parti Islam Se-Malaysia, or PAS as it is known, which emerged as one of […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 5:58 am

Snap Insight: Anwar finally becomes Malaysia PM his success depends on who he includes in his Cabinet

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Five long days of uncertainty after voters made their choice, the Malaysian king finally made his on Thursday (November 24): Anwar Ibrahim is the 10th prime minister. Many, especially core supporters in urban areas and the Chinese community, will be celebrating what they see as a logical outcome. After all, Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

PM Anwar not considering holding finance minister position ‘at the moment’

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is not considering holding the finance minister position “at the moment” in his Cabinet line-up which is yet to be announced. Anwar, who is also the Tambun Member of Parliament, said he will look at all possibilities before making a final decision. “We will look at all possibilities but […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Why international schools are so popular in Malaysia today

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>In 2020 there were as many as 287 international schools with over 107,000 students, according to research conducted by International Consultancy Group (ISC), a UK based company studying the global international school industry for more than 25 years. In fact, the number of students had doubled from 45,000 in 2014 to over 90,000 by 2020 […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Choice of Anwar as next Malaysian PM will not satisfy everyone due to lack of actual simple majority: Expert

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The decision by Malaysia’s king to appoint Pakatan Harapan (PH) leader Anwar Ibrahim as the country’s 10th prime minister will not satisfy everyone, as he is not taking over with an actual simple majority, said a political observer. This would leave him vulnerable to attacks from political opposition, and safeguards will have to be in […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Malaysia PM Anwar: We have seen a change that has awaited the people of Malaysia

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s new prime minister Anwar Ibrahim said his swearing in was a change that Malaysians have waited for and pledged to keep Islam as the official religion of the country. The 75-year-old longtime opposition leader was sworn in on Thursday, capping a three-decade political journey from a protege of veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad to protest […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

PM Anwar says looks forward to further elevate Malaysia-Philippines ties

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>With long-standing personal and diplomatic interactions, Malaysia’s prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he looked forward to working closely with Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr to further elevate Malaysia-Philippines bilateral ties. In his tweet, Anwar said Malaysia and the Philippines have always enjoyed strong cooperation in bilateral, regional and multilateral forums. Anwar, 75, […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Axiata incurs net loss of RM52.40m in Q3 on forex losses

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Axiata Group Bhd has posted a net loss of RM52.40 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 (Q3 2022) compared with a net profit of RM349.56 million in the same period last year, mainly impacted by significant foreign exchange (forex) losses of RM346.7 million. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, it said the […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

New PM should not make himself finance minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The appointment of Anwar Ibrahim as the nation’s 10th prime minister presents him the opportunity to right many of the recent wrongs which led to the downfall of Najib Razak’s Barisan Nasional government in 2018. Political manoeuvring over the last four years, beginning with the Sheraton Move in March 2020, blighted the outcome of the […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Soaring ringgit after Anwar’s appointment as Malaysia’s PM ‘not sustainable’: Analyst

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The soaring ringgit, following the appointment of Pakatan Harapan chair Anwar Ibrahim as Malaysia’s new prime minister, is not sustainable, one observer cautioned. The currency had surged by 1.8 per cent right after Anwar’s appointment on Thursday (November 24), the largest single-day gain since March 2016. The ringgit further extended its gains on Friday, rising […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Malaysia’s Mahathir congratulates rival Anwar on appointment as prime minister

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s veteran politician and former leader Mahathir Mohamad on Friday (November 25) congratulated his longtime rival Anwar Ibrahim in a message on Twitter on his appointment as prime minister. The pair’s on-off feuds have dominated Malaysian politics for the past two decades. Anwar was appointed as prime minister by Malaysia’s king on Thursday after an […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Anwar Ibrahim: Who is Malaysia’s new prime minister?

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s new prime minister, 75-year-old Anwar Ibrahim, was sworn in on Thursday, bringing to a close his three-decade quest for the job that had eluded him time and again and led to him spending nearly a decade in jail. HOW DID HE RISE TO THE TOP? As opposition leader, Anwar led tens of thousands of […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Election battle won, real test begins for new Malaysian PM

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim has won a hard-fought battle to become Malaysia’s new prime minister. But working with former foes to form a unity government as a polarised nation watches will immediately test his political mettle. There is no honeymoon period for Anwar, 75, who got straight down to work less than 24 hours after […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Can Malaysia’s Anwar fix corruption, inequality and inflation?

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>In his first address as Malaysia’s 10th prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim pledged to prioritise the welfare of “ordinary Malaysians”. To make good on his word, Anwar will have to tackle a host of economic challenges, from the lingering scars of the pandemic and rising living costs to a falling currency and one of Asia’s biggest […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Anwar on top but risks abound for his staying power

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia’s tenth prime minister on Thursday (November 23) after the country’s constitutional monarch appointed him to lead a historic unity government, a remarkable reversal of fortunes for a politician seen as a perennial leader-in-waiting who had repeatedly fallen short of the premiership. After pursuing the top role for three […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Malaysia to see upbeat near-term outlook as political impasse resolves

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Capital flows will likely return in the near term following the positive political catalyst in Malaysia and easing global risk aversion, but downside risks remain from further US Fed rate hikes and greater divergence in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Fed policy rates. Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd said the ringgit is expected to be supported […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Malaysia’s China policy to stay on even keel under Anwar Ibrahim with economy main focus, analysts say

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s China policy will continue to be steady as new leader Anwar Ibrahim seeks to preserve economic ties, while being “low-key” on contentious issues, observers said. Anwar, 75, was sworn in as prime minister of Malaysia on Thursday, after a 25-year quest for the position. His appointment ended days of deadlock and intense negotiations following […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

World leaders congratulate Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim on premiership

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>After Anwar Ibrahim’s swearing in as the 10th prime minister of Malaysia yesterday, world leaders were quick to congratulate him. The 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso was among those who wished the new PM success following his appointment as PM. “I had the pleasure of visiting your beautiful country in 1982, when I was invited […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Situation within BN ‘complicated’ as coalition plays kingmaker following Malaysia’s election: Analyst

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Barisan Nasional (BN) being the kingmakers in deciding which coalition could lead Malaysia is part of the “significant” democratic changes that have swept through the country in recent years, an expert said on Thursday (November 24). “The fact that Barisan Nasional now is the primary negotiating party between Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional, PH and […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Selangor govt tables RM2.45b Budget for 2023

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Selangor state government presented its Budget for 2023 today totalling RM2.45 billion, comprising RM1.25 billion (51 per cent) for operating expenditure and RM1.20 billion for development expenditure (49 per cent). Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the state government has estimated a revenue collection of RM2 billion next year. He said among […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Time to come together and rebuild our nation, state DAP chair tells Sarawakians

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>DAP’s Padungan state assemblyman Chong Chieng Jen today called on fellow Sarawakians to put aside their differences and come together to rebuild the country for the betterment of the people following the formation of the unity government led by prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He said it is his sincere hope that the Gabungan […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Four key questions as Anwar Ibrahim begins as Malaysia’s new PM

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Reformist politician Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Malaysia’s 10th prime minister on Thursday, ending a days-long political impasse after an inconclusive weekend election. The 75-year-old became the country’s fourth leader in as many years amid hopes for political stability, capping a turbulent career that has included jail time on widely criticised sodomy and corruption […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Malaysian PM Anwar needs to pass national budget, in the face of challenge from Muhyiddin: Experts

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Top on new Malaysian prime minister Anwar Ibrahim’s agenda after taking office is to pass the national budget for 2023, which will also help strengthen his legitimacy in his new role, said experts. The passing of the annual national budget is seen as a vote of confidence from the entire parliament, said Singapore Institute of […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Malaysia’s October CPI rises 4pct y/y, above forecast

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 4 percent from a year earlier in October, government data showed on Friday. The rise was slightly faster than the 3.9 percent growth forecast by 20 economists in a Reuters poll. In September, the index had increased 4.5%. https://www.reuters.com/markets/asia/malaysias-october-cpi-rises-4-yy-above-forecast-2022-11-25/</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Anwar to lead unity government comprising PH, BN and GPS; keeps door open for other partners

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysian prime minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday (November 24) that he will lead a unity government comprising the main coalitions of Pakatan Harapan (PH), Barisan Nasional (BN) and Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). However, he left the door open for others such as Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) to join in as […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Petronas Chemicals Q3 net profit slips to RM1.9b, but revenue up 22pc

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PetChem)’s net profit for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 (Q3 2022) slipped to RM1.90 billion from RM1.96 billion in the same quarter last year due to softer margins and lower contributions from joint ventures and associates. However, its revenue rose 22 per cent to RM7.03 billion from RM5.77 billion […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Stats Dept: Malaysia’s inflation eases to 4pct in October 2022

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s inflation rate has eased to 4.0 per cent in October 2022 compared to the 4.5 per cent recorded in September 2022, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM). However, the rate still surpassed the nation’s average inflation for the period of January 2011-October 2022 of 2.0 per cent, DoSM said in a statement today. […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Affin Bank Q3 net profit higher at RM872.m

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Affin Bank Bhd’s net profit jumped to RM872.37 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022 from RM133.20 million a year ago. Revenue for the quarter under review soared to RM1.62 billion against RM552.49 million a year earlier. For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, its net profit rose to RM1.16 billion from […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Sabah govt tables record budget of RM130m, biggest in Sabah history

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The Sabah government today tabled a surplus state Budget of RM130.47 million for 2023, the biggest in the history of Sabah, with a projected revenue of RM5.258 billion. Tabling the Budget themed “Strengthening The Economy For People’s Prosperity” at the state assembly, Sabah Chief minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said that the Budget comprised a […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Malaysia’s Anwar begins work as PM after polarising election

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s newly appointed prime minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Friday his primary focus would be on the cost of living as he takes office with a slowing economy and a country deeply split after a close election. Anwar, 75, was sworn in as premier on Thursday, capping a three-decade political journey from a protege of […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

MYAirline to launch Langkawi, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu routes

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s brand new low-cost carrier, MYAirline Sdn Bhd is set to operate its first three flight routes in December, kicking off with flights from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) to Langkawi, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, offering fares starting from as low as RM48. In a statement today, MYAirline said the direct flights will […]</p>

26 November 2022 | 1:43 am

Malaysia’s new PM Anwar says first priority is cost of living

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s newly appointed prime minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Friday his primary focus would be on the cost of living as he takes office with a slowing economy and a country deeply split after a close election. Anwar, 75, was sworn in as premier on Thursday, capping a three-decade political journey from a protege of […]</p>

25 November 2022 | 6:57 am

Malaysia’s PM Anwar says cabinet of ministers to be smaller

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s new prime minister Anwar Ibrahim on Friday said the cabinet of ministers in his government will be smaller compared to previous administrations. In a news conference, he also said support for his ruling coalition exceeded two-thirds majority in parliament. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/malaysias-pm-anwar-says-cabinet-ministers-be-smaller-2022-11-25/</p>

25 November 2022 | 6:54 am

For Anwar, at last: New Malaysian leader went from prisoner to PM

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>As Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim prepares on Thursday to take over as prime minister, one of his recent comments serves to sum up the persistence that secured him the job he has eyed for three decades. “This you need to learn from Anwar Ibrahim patience, wait a long time, patience,” the opposition leader told reporters outside […]</p>

24 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia’s latest low-cost airline to start flying in December

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>MYAirline, a low-cost airline, has been given permission to launch operations in December. The airline, which is the second low-cost carrier in Malaysia, received its air service licence (ASL) from the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) on November 15. This permits it to operate commercial flight and begin taking reservations for airline tickets. As a further […]</p>

24 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Sime Darby net profit falls 12.3pct to RM207m in Q1

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Sime Darby Bhd’s net profit fell by 12.3 per cent to RM207 million in the first quarter (Q1) ended September 30, 2022 from RM236 million a year ago, mainly due to lower profit from its motors segment, higher finance costs and losses from discontinuing operations. The group’s revenue for Q1, however, was 14.5 per cent […]</p>

24 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

From prisoner to PM, Malaysia’s Anwar had long ride to top

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>More than two decades after his dramatic ouster from government and imprisonment, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim finally has his day. Anwar was named Malaysia’s 10th prime minister by the nation’s king Thursday, trumping a Malay nationalist leader to clinch the top job after divisive general elections led to a hung Parliament. Becoming prime minister […]</p>

24 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia GE15: BN to take part in unity government but not one led by PN, says UMNO

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Barisan Nasional (BN) is ready to support and take part in a unity government as mooted by the king, said the coalition’s lynchpin party United Malays National Organisation (UMNO). However, the party stressed that it will not be part of a unity government led by the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition, which is headed by Muhyiddin […]</p>

24 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malay rulers to hold special meeting on impasse over forming new government

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The king of Malaysia will hold a special meeting with his fellow rulers on Thursday (November 24) to seek their views on the impasse over the formation of a new government. According to a Wednesday statement issued by Comptroller of the Royal Household of Istana Negara Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, the special meeting will be held […]</p>

24 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

FBM KLCI futures end firmer

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives closed firmer today as investors’ took a cue from the bullish performance of the underlying cash market. At the close, November 2022 rose 68.0 points to 1,513.5 and December 2022 advanced 69 points to 1,516.0, while March 2023 and June 2023 increased […]</p>

24 November 2022 | 11:02 pm

Malaysia’s Mahathir says will focus on writing after poll defeat

<p><a href="https://www.intellasia.net/">Intellasia East Asia News</a> </p> <p>Malaysia’s nonagenarian former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, one of the world’s longest-serving politicians, said Wednesday he will focus on writing after he suffered his first electoral defeat in more than half a century. The 97-year-old statesman came fourth in a five-way fight for his long-held constituency on the resort island Langkawi in Saturday’s election. Commenting […]</p>

24 November 2022 | 11:02 pm