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Asia exporters not catching typical lift from US recovery as China transformation weighs

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When the United States sneezes, Asia catches an economic cold, but when it recovers it’s a boon for the export-reliant region. That, at least, is how it used to be. [...]
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Malaysia rated world’s top Muslim-friendly holiday spot, says Najib – Bernama

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has been rated as the world’s top Muslim-friendly holiday destination, according to travel consultancy Crescentrating, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The prime [...]
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Sunken Malaysia boat was ‘massively overloaded’

Sunken Malaysia boat was ‘massively overloaded’

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The boat that sank off Malaysia with 97 Indonesian illegal migrants was likely carrying three times more passengers than it could safely transport, authorities said Wednesday [...]
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Robust Trade and Inflow Outlook Supports Indian Rupee Despite Firm Dollar and Crude Rally

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

The Indian rupee on Wednesday held near Tuesday’s 1-1/2-month low against the US dollar with no big surprise expected at the Fed meeting later in the day and investors [...]
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Hong Leong Bank Criticised for Negative Portrayal of Filipino Domestic Workers in ‘Racist’ Ad

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

A commercial for Malaysia’s Hong Leong Bank has been described as “racist” due to its negative depiction of Filipino domestic workers. The commercial for an [...]
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Malaysia Searches for Survivors After Boat Sinks

Malaysia Searches for Survivors After Boat Sinks

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Five people died when an overloaded wooden passenger ship carrying 97 Indonesians back to their home country sank off the west coast of Malaysia early Wednesday, Malaysian [...]
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Malaysia searches for 26 missing after boat sinks

Malaysia searches for 26 missing after boat sinks

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Malaysian rescuers intensified a search Thursday for 26 people who remained missing after an overcrowded wooden boat carrying Indonesians home in a storm sank in choppy seas. [...]
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Immigrants paid RM1,200 to go home for Ramadan, says envoy

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

The immigrants on board the ill-fated boat that sunk near Sungai Air Hitam yesterday had paid between RM1,000 and RM1,200 each to head back to Indonesia for Ramadan, [...]
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Replace MAS with another airline to rid it of unfair contracts, says Guan Eng

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

Close down Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and set up a new national carrier, just like what Japan did in the past, to void out unfair and one-sided contracts given to private [...]
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Sunken Malaysian boat was massively overloaded

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The boat that sank off Malaysia with 97 Indonesian illegal migrants was likely carrying three times more passengers than it could safely transport, authorities said today as [...]
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Defiant Isma chief vows to continue ‘struggle’

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

Hours after being charged for sedition over his statement against the Chinese community, a defiant Abdullah Zaik Abdul Rahman vowed to continue his “struggle” in [...]
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Speaker rejects bid to refer Jamil Khir to Parliament committee

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

A DAP lawmaker’s attempt to refer Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom (pic) to the Rights and Privileges Committee for claiming that Malaysia was not a secular state has [...]
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MEF: Review Act before move to monitor MCs

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Malaysia Employers Federation (MEF) suggested that authorities review the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 if there are plans to carry out the centralised medical [...]
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Mais says has sultan’s consent, insists exco has no right to return Bibles

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Malaysian Insider | 6:00 AM

The Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais) said its stand not to return the Bibles seized from the Bible Society of Malaysia last January has the consent of the Selangor [...]
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Cheapest airlines found in Asia: report

Cheapest airlines found in Asia: report

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

No-frills airline Firefly out of Malaysia has emerged as the cheapest carrier in the world, according to number crunchers at a flight comparison site. After averaging the [...]
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