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Malaysia’s Petronas sees gloomy industry outlook as second quarter profit slumps

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysian state-owned oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) [PETR.UL] on Monday said low oil prices dragged quarterly profit down 85 percent, and labelled the industry [...]
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Bursa Malaysia ends firmer on improved buying momentum

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Bursa Malaysia closed higher today on improved buying momentum driven by trade/services stocks and selected heavyweights. At 5pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose [...]
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Malaysia’s Bersih movement shows social media can mobilise the masses

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Conversation | 6:00 AM

The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street are not the only media-driven civic movements that have advocated for social or political reform. In Malaysia a civic movement called [...]
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QuickTake Q&A: Oil Steers Path of Malaysian Economy, Currency

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s economy and financial markets are suffering for their close reliance on energy markets. The 57 percent slump in Brent crude from a 2014 peak has forced prime [...]
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Mustapa: Business as usual for Malaysia-Britain ties despite Brexit

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

The dust from Britain’s historic decision to leave the European Union, or Brexit, is settling down and Malaysia remains keen to cement ties. International Trade and [...]
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Malaysia accedes to Madrid Protocol

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Signalling its commitment to address issues of climate change and protection of Antarctic resources, Malaysia deposited the Madrid Protocol accession instrument in Washington [...]
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Profit plunges for Malaysia’s Petronas on low oil prices

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas said Monday profits plunged 85 percent in the second quarter due to low oil prices, adding to concerns about the country’s [...]
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Ideas: Fear of intellectual property rights insulting to Malaysians

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

The climate of apprehension towards intellectual property (IP) rights in Malaysia among critics of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement betrays a lack of confidence [...]
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Petronas confident of resolving Sarawak employment issue ‘soon’

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Petronas expressed confidence today that the issue on the employment of Sarawakians in the company’s projects in the state involving allegations of discrimination will [...]
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Malaysian condemns bomb attack in Turkey

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Malaysia today condemned the bomb attack in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday, which killed 51 people and injured 94 others. The Malaysian government expressed its [...]
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Malaysia’s c.bank reserves rise to $97.5 billion as of August 15

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s central bank said on Monday that reserves rose to $97.5 billion as of August 15. Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said reserves were sufficient to finance 8.1 [...]
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Malaysian rapper is remanded over video allegedly insulting Islam

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Namewee is accused of defiling a place of worship with the intent of insulting a religion in a video to Oh My God, say police A Malaysian rapper has been remanded in custody [...]
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Amnesty: Namewee’s arrest another sign of repression

24-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

The arrest of controversial rapper Namewee (pic) is another sign of repression in Malaysia against artistes, said Amnesty International deputy director Josef Roy Benedict. [...]
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Growing intolerance of LGBTIQ community due to Islamisation, forum told

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Islamisation in Malaysia has contributed to the growing intolerance towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ) community in the [...]
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Singaporean reported missing after entering Malaysia via second link

23-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

A Singaporean has been reported missing after entering the country via the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link in Gelang Patah on August 15. Ow Xie En Nathan, 25, entered the [...]
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