Archive for December 10th, 2016

The Conspiracy to Save Najib

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Asiasentinel | 6:00 AM

Fake news at its best in Malaysia In an extraordinary twist, a new Malaysian website has conflated George Soros, Tony Blair, former US vice President Al Gore, the [...]
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Malaysia Says Southeast Asia Advancing in Cutting Trade Barriers

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is making progress on reducing non-tariff barriers as threats to global trade rise, Malaysia’s trade minister said. Talks on [...]
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Malaysia’s AirAsia in component support deal with Air France maintenance unit

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

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Bhd said on Thursday that it has signed a $105 million component support agreement for its fleet of Airbus A320neo passenger jets with Air [...]
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Najib: Govt policies are good but implementation needs improvement

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

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today acknowledged that while government policies in place were good, its implementation was still weak. Speaking at the closing of the [...]
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Not enough women execs in Malaysia, forum told

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

Female participation in leadership roles both in local public and private sectors were low, a forum on human rights revealed today. Zainah Anwar, director of the Musawah [...]
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Paul Low bestowed Special Human Rights Recognition award by Suhakam

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

Minister in the prime minister’s Department Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan received the Special Human Rights Recognition award here yesterday. Bestowed by the Human Rights [...]
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Malaysian retailers downgraded, 2017 seen ‘challenging’ – Retail Group Malaysia

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Edgemarkets | 6:00 AM

Retail Group Malaysia downgraded Malaysia’s 2016 retail sales growth to 3 percent from 3.5 percent, after third quarter’s on-year 1.9 percent sales rise came in [...]
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Malaysia pledges support for sustainable transport sector development

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysian ports have now taken initial steps towards the development of Green Port Policy, meant to guide port operators into becoming both environmentally-friendly and [...]
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Labour official upbeat on migrants-to-Malaysia restart but no date set

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Mmtimes | 6:00 AM

A suspension on sending migrant workers from Myanmar to Malaysia will be lifted when political conditions in the latter improve and the safety of labourers can be better [...]
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Burma’s move will cause further labour shortage in Malaysia

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s manufacturing sector will suffer if Myanmar presses ahead with stopping its nationals from coming here to work, said the Federation of Malaysian [...]
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Malaysia’s October industrial output higher than forecast

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s industrial production index (IPI) rose 4.2 percent in October 2016, which exceeded economists’ forecast of a 3.4 percent expansion, underpinned by the [...]
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Malaysia not affected if Burma pulls out its workforce, says HR minister

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

The Human Resources Ministry has yet to receive any official notice from the Myanmar government prohibiting its citizens from working in Malaysia. Its minister Datuk Seri [...]
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Malaysia’s Petronas confirms Mexico deepwater blocks award

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

Malaysian state-owned oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd on Friday confirmed that its consortiums have been awarded two blocks in Mexico’s deep water oil and gas blocks [...]
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Najib: Ringgit will recover

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has expressed confidence that the ringgit will recover. “With recent changes and developments, we are confident that the [...]
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MACC: Corruption-free environment for critical sectors by 2020

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

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has set a new goal to achieve a corruption-free environment in country’s critical sectors by the year 2020. Its chief [...]
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