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Malaysia’s election suspense mounts as BN leaders meet Wednesday night

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

A special Barisan Nasional supreme council meeting on Wednesday (January 3) night has triggered predictions that Malaysia’s parliament will soon be dissolved to pave [...]
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Chinese projects to gain further momentum in Malaysia

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has been seen as a key investment destination for Chinese companies. The trend is expected to pick up momentum in the new year. PROJECTS TO WATCH In 2017, several [...]
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MH370: search for Malaysia Airlines plane resumes as ship leaves South Africa

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

US seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity charters Norwegian ship under ‘no find, no fee’ arrangement with Malaysia The search for MH370 has resumed after a [...]
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Malaysia to make announcement on search for missing MH370: official

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is expected to make an announcement related to the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a senior government official said Wednesday. Transport [...]
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High-end hotels in Muslim-majority Malaysia are banning headscarves

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Tribune | 6:00 AM

A number of five-star hotels in Malaysia are disallowing female front desk staff from wearing headscarves, reported Forbes. While the ban also applies to displays of other [...]
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Malaysian man sentenced to 21 months in US federal jail for running brothel

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

A 59-year-old Malaysian man was sentenced to one year and nine months in a federal prison in the United States after being convicted of managing a brothel in Georgia. Chow [...]
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Married couple drops lawsuit against Jawi over khalwat raid

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

A Muslim couple today withdrew their high-profile lawsuit against the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) over a raid and their arrest a year ago for [...]
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Malaysia says unlikely to meet 2020 balanced budget goal

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is unlikely to meet earlier targets it set for a balanced budget by 2020 and will need another two to three years to reach the goal, the country’s second [...]
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Malaysia’s November Export Growth Seen Slowing to 13.9pct Year-On-Year: Reuters Poll

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s exports in November are expected to grow at a slower annual pace than the previous month, a Reuters poll showed, although growth likely remained robust due [...]
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BN’s GE14 manifesto will be the best ever: Najib

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Barisan Nasional’s (BN) 14th general Election (GE14) manifesto will be the best ever in giving priority to the people, said prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun [...]
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Long-time autocratic ruler could be key to ending Malaysia’s one-party rule

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The Globe and Mail | 6:00 AM

Malaysian politics have long featured dramatic, sometimes absurd, twists. This is a country where top government officials are under investigation in the United States [...]
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Malaysia ranked fifth in the list of retirement havens for 2018

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Considering criteria such as cost of living, healthcare and climate, Costa Rica has been named as the ideal destination to retire in for 2018, according to a new Retirement [...]
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Vietnam tycoon held enroute to Malaysia fears for well-being

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese tycoon detained in Singapore has concerns for his well-being because of “internal politics” in his home country, where he says he served as a senior [...]
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Malaysia to become an education hub due to a shift in geopolitical trends

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | The PIE News | 6:00 AM

A competitive global economy coupled with shift in geopolitical trends in the US and Europe have led international students to be in search for alternatives, particularly for [...]
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TN50 not a rejection of Vision 2020, says PM

05-Jan-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The National Transformation 2050 (TN50) vision of propelling Malaysia into the world’s top 20 nations will take on a fundamentally different approach than Vision 2020. [...]
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