Archive for December 6th, 2016

Still grieving, French man seeks clues to Flight 370 mystery

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Frenchman whose wife and two of his three children were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 said Sunday that he was still trying to find out what happened [...] » More

Dr M’s accusation 700,000 Chinese nationals will be brought to Forest City absurd: MB

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

The accusation by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that more than 700,000 Chinese nationals will be brought into Forest City does not make sense, said Johor [...] » More

Why new cancer drugs are unavailable in Malaysian public hospitals

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

Lo was diagnosed almost 10 years ago with Stage Four kidney cancer, but the 57-year-old is still alive today and says he can live a normal life as he is on sunitinib, a [...] » More

Najib in Johor for two-day visit, itinerary packed with launching ceremonies and meet-the-people session

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

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has arrived at the Senai International Airport here at 10.35pm on his two-day visit to Johor. He was greeted at the airport by Johor [...] » More

Malaysia hits out at Burma over ‘ethnic cleansing’

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

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has arrived at the Senai International Airport here at 10.35pm on his two-day visit to Johor. He was greeted at the airport by Johor [...] » More

George Town: Malaysia’s first local democracy

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

In conjunction with the 65th Anniversary of the election, Penang Institute organised a George Town Roundtable on Local Democracy, in Penang last Saturday. The roundtable was [...] » More

Economic boost: Lower ringgit prompts tourists to flock to Malaysia

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Weaker currency rate gives tourism in Malaysia a good boost The lower value of the ringgit Malaysia has brought more tourists to the country. Hotel rooms are heavily booked [...] » More

Duelling protests as tensions rise between Burma and Malaysia

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

As Malaysia’s prime minister followed through on a pledge to join a demonstration yesterday against treatment of Muslim Rohingya, Myanmar doubled down on its criticism [...] » More

Wrong to criminalise groups for receiving foreign funding, UN rep says

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

Putrajaya should not criminalise civil society groups for receiving foreign funding when even governments around the world do so as well, a United Nations (UN) representative [...] » More

Malaysia rally against Rohingya ‘genocide’ worsens frictions with Burma

Malaysia rally against Rohingya ‘genocide’ worsens frictions with Burma

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

The Najib Razak-led Umno government in Malaysia is pressing ahead with a rally on Sunday to protest against the alleged ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, [...] » More

UN rep says ‘inspired’ by determination of Malaysians to hold peaceful rallies

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

Malaysians must continue fighting for their right to hold peaceful assemblies, a United Nations (UN) representative said today after last month’s Bersih 5 rally. [...] » More

DAP spends RM20,000 on translation devices at conference

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

The DAP said it spent RM20,000 on devices to translate its national conference proceedings today from Bahasa Malaysia to Mandarin and Tamil. DAP organising secretary Anthony [...] » More

Has Malaysia lost its charm?

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Himalayan Times | 6:00 AM

Just like millions of Nepalis, who dream to go abroad and earn money, Milan Rana went to Malaysia. “It was my first destination of choice because the weather and the [...] » More

MH370 families want investigation to focus more on debris from plane

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

Family members of those lost aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing in 2014 criticised Malaysian investigators yesterday for not doing enough to find debris, [...] » More

Malaysia PM urges world to act against ‘genocide’ of Burma’s Rohingya

06-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Najib Razak tells Kuala Lumpur rally attended by thousands ‘the world cannot sit by and watch genocide taking place’ Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak led a [...] » More