Archive for December 2nd, 2016

Malaysia Calls on Asean to Review Burma’s Membership Over Rohingya Crisis

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian government has called for a review of Myanmar’s membership in Southeast Asia’s main regional organisation over the “large-scale ethnic [...] » More

Sound agreement with Malaysia on HSR vital: PM Lee

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Given the complexity of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, a sound bilateral agreement that spells out how it will be structured and executed is [...] » More

Review Burma’s Asean membership, says Malaysia minister

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s membership of Asean must be reviewed because of its “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya Muslim minority, a senior Malaysian minister warned [...] » More

Three women hypnotise and rob elderly

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Three women, believed to be Chinese nationals, are suspected to be scamming the elderly of their life savings by ‘hypnotising’ them, police said. Kuala Lumpur [...] » More

Malaysia Airlines says eyeing new airline for pilgrim flights

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia Airlines Berhad is finalising plans to form a new airline, utilising the six A380 aircraft it has, to service the Haj and Umrah market. The national carrier said in [...] » More

Najib sounds war drums, says election ‘soon’

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has sounded the election war drums, telling party stalwarts in his Umno policy speech today that the general election could be imminent [...] » More

Malaysia Airlines plans new airline for pilgrim flights; cautious on 2017 outlook

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia Airlines Berhad on Wednesday said it was finalising plans to form a new airline that will put to use its six A380 superjumbos to fly passengers undertaking the [...] » More

Najib says 14th general Election ‘will come soon’

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak made it clear that the 14th general Election will be held soon, mentioning it twice in his policy speech during the party’s [...] » More

MRA sends RM50,000 in aid to Rohingya camps in Burma

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA) is providing RM50,000 in financial contributions to aid the Rohingya ethnic group in Myanmar. MRA president Datuk Dr Abdul Razak Kechik said [...] » More

Najib, Hadi to share stage and address Rohingya issue this Sunday

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

History will be made this Sunday, when Datuk Seri Najib Razak shares the stage with Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in a mass gathering to voice out the rakyat’s firm [...] » More

Non-Muslims need not fear Syariah court amendments

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Non-Muslims are not subjected in any way to amendments that are being proposed for the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, and the government will make sure [...] » More

Najib pledges government support for Hadi’s Shariah Bill

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Putrajaya will take up PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s private member’s Bill to upgrade Shariah punishments, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. [...] » More

Najib’s speech has given BN clear direction, says Liow

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s speech at the 70th Umno general Assembly has provided a clear direction for the party as well as for Barisan Nasional, said MCA [...] » More

Malaysia’s Najib warns of ‘nightmares’ if ruling party loses power

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Scandal-tainted Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak vowed to fight to the end for Malays and Islam on Thursday, as he called on his ruling party to prepare for elections [...] » More

Worker recalls nightmare moment before bridge collapse

02-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

A witness to the collapse of a building and pedestrian bridge under construction at Abdullah Hukum Apartment in Jalan Bangsar this evening, said the site shook prior to the [...] » More