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A Self-Inflicted Downgrade for Malaysia?

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Barrons | 6:00 AM

Goldman Sachs is sharing its giant vampire squid with Najib Razak’s government in Malaysia. The investment colossus has found itself at the scene of many a scandal [...]
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Malaysia jails a teenager for insulting royalty on Facebook

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Mashable | 6:00 AM

A 19-year-old Malaysian man was sentenced to a year in prison – the maximum jail time for the offence – for insulting a royal family on Facebook. Muhammad Amirul [...]
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Raids in Germany, Switzerland in MH17 probe

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective had investigated the MH17 air disaster, Dutch officials and [...]
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It isn’t state’s business to regulate manners, says lawyer

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Lawyer Syahredzan Johan says this when commenting on case of youngster jailed a year for insulting Crown Prince of Johor. He said this when responding to the one-year jail [...]
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Maids Unlikely to Reach Malaysia Before 2017

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Cambodiadaily | 6:00 AM

Recruiters say it could be 2017 by the time Cambodia starts sending maids to Malaysia through legal channels again, despite Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s [...]
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Death of DPM’s son-in-law: Police have taken statements from 11 individuals

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Police have recorded statements from 11 individuals in connection with the death of the deputy prime minister’s son-in-law Datuk Syed Alman Zain Syed Alwi, who died [...]
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‘Mosques should organise activities, not just be comfortable and beautiful’

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said mosque committees should organise various activities for the locals on the mosque grounds. He said, while it is [...]
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Do not waste food during Ramadan, reminds Najib

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today reminded Muslims in the country to eat in moderation and not waste food this Ramadan. “In times like these, naturally many will be looking [...]
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In Sungai Besar, ex-Selangor MB seeks to win Chinese vote for PAS

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim today pledged to help PAS’ Sungai Besar hopeful Dr Abdul Rani Osman convince Chinese voters here to back the Islamist party. The former Selangor [...]
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Vital for patients to practice healthy fasting during Ramadan

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Patients who want to fast during Ramadan not only need to eat a balanced diet, but must also pay attention to the intake of foods that are associated with their respective [...]
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Malaysian gets one year in jail for insulting royalty

09-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian was sentenced to a year in prison Tuesday after he admitted 14 charges of insulting one of the country’s royal families, local media reported. Muhammad [...]
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One in three adult Malaysians have hypertension

08-Jun-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Non-communicable diseases are on the rise among adult Malaysians, says Health minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam. He said the results of the National Health and Morbidity [...]
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Reigniting the Islamisation debate in Malaysia – Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman, Aida Arosoaie

08-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

After months of trying, Malaysia’s Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) finally succeeded in tabling the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016, also [...]
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US investigators probe Goldman Sachs over Malaysian fund 1MDB: WSJ report

08-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US law enforcement officials are attempting to identify whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) violated federal law after failing to flag a transaction in Malaysia, the Wall [...]
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Malaysians say harsher sentence needed for UK child rapist

08-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The life prison sentence imposed on British child rapist Richard Huckle was criticised on Tuesday as too light in Malaysia, where he sexually abused scores of children and [...]
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