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Malaysia may raise minimum property prices for foreigners

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s government plans to review and possibly revise its housing policy on foreigners purchasing local properties. The move is meant to safeguard Malaysia’s [...]
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Ministry proposes foreign property buyers pay in US dollars

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local government minister Noh Omar says proposal aimed at protecting interest of local house buyers, and to control property ownership by [...]
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Customs Department to be corporatised soon, says Najib

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight announced that the Customs Department will be corporatised soon. He said this was the government’s way of rewarding those [...]
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Malaysia to Deport 50 N Koreans for Overstaying

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Deputy prime minister Zahid Hamidi says the 50 in Sarawak will be charged and deported but that North Koreans with valid work permits and those living here under the Malaysia [...]
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Malaysia Reacts Coolly to Prospect of Trade Pact Minus US

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Efforts to salvage a blockbuster Pacific trade deal are struggling against waning enthusiasm from participants such as Malaysia before a meeting of officials this week in [...]
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M’sia economy growing at encouraging pace: PM

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Malaysia’s economy is growing at an encouraging pace, with efforts underway to make it even more robust. In his Facebook post [...]
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One month on, Kim’s killing still a mystery, M’sia-N Korea ties strained

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

One month has passed since the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but the world is still as mystified and [...]
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Malaysian streaming provider taps Netflix executive

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysian streaming video provider iflix has tapped Sean Carey, a former Netflix executive, as its new chief content officer, the company said in statement on Monday. Carey [...]
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Malaysia says it will give Kim’s family time to claim body

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s health minister said Monday that the government will give relatives of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother two to three weeks to [...]
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Malaysia says talks on with N Korea for return of nine citizens

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia said talks were underway on Monday for the release of nine citizens stranded in North Korea by a travel ban, while its defense minister tried to ease anxieties among [...]
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Malaysia Arrests Five Filipinos for Suspected Islamic State Links

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Malaysian police said on Monday they had arrested seven people, including five Filipinos, for suspected links to the Islamic State militant group. The Southeast Asian nation [...]
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Malaysia to send new peacekeepers to Mindanao

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Malaysia will replace on Tuesday its peacekeeping contingent in Mindanao with a new batch for a 12-month mission in conflict flashpoint areas. Malaysian Army Gen. Wira [...]
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Malaysians’ waning respect for educators?

14-Mar-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

RECENTLY, the Nibong Tebal magistrate’s court in Penang sentenced a mother of three to six months’ jail and fined her RM2,000 for causing hurt. The mother slapped [...]
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The Madness Of Kim Jong-un: What Pyongyang Hopes To Gain In Standoff With Malaysia

14-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Malaysiandigest | 6:00 AM

It is often said that North Korea is like a hermit, a solitary state seldom glimpsed, sealed in time and wrapped in myth. It is an angry recluse, too, given to periodic [...]
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Bomohs in bid to improve ties with N Korea

14-Mar-2017 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

A video of the rituals by the bomohs to ‘soften the heart’ of supreme leader Kim Jong Un has gone viral on social media. Malaysia’s infamous bomohs are back [...]
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