Archive for September 7th, 2018

Malaysia cannot oppose international treaties it ratifies, UN expert tells PAS MPs

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has the obligation to not oppose any international treaties it has ratified, said a former member of the United Nations’ Convention on the Elimination of [...]
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Najib goads government over past allegations of abuse

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak kept up his campaign of mockery against the government today, this time asking what has become of two serious allegations of [...]
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Malaysia, Singapore defer high-speed rail project by two years

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Singapore and financially-strapped Malaysia agreed Wednesday to defer plans to build a high-speed railway between the two countries by two years, ending months of uncertainty [...]
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Anwar: Najib asked me to make a deal but fell silent after I asked him to call Dr M instead

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has revealed how former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had called him on the night Barisan Nasional (BN) lost power to “make an [...]
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Higher minimum wage nationwide from January 1 2019

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Effective January 1 2019, the minimum wage nationwide including Sabah and Sarawak will be RM1,050 per month or RM5.05 per hour, the prime minister’s Office announced [...]
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Government’s financial situation was shocking after BN, says Daim

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Tun Daim Zainuddin said the new administration was shocked to discover the government’s financial situation upon a meeting with Bank Negara officials. During an [...]
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Risks to Malaysia’s fiscal performance have risen S&P

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Edgemarkets | 6:00 AM

S&P Global Ratings sees higher risks to the Malaysian government’s fiscal performance. But, on the other hand, the government’s austerity measures could hurt [...]
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Jho Low tried to discuss 1MDB with me, says Daim

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Tun Daim Zainuddin has revealed how fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho had tried to get in touch with him several times over the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. [...]
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Malaysia never supported UN declarations protecting LGBT, claims activist

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has never signed United Nations (UN) declarations that prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, a conservative Muslim rights [...]
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Inconsistent statements affect trade ties, Malaysia-China business group reminds Cabinet

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) urged ministers to be cautious when issuing statements, saying inconsistencies have severe repercussions for businesses in both [...]
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Malaysia PM denounces caning of women for lesbian sex

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has criticised an Islamic court for caning two women for having lesbian sex Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday [...]
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Meet the couple behind Malaysian ostrich farm that Singaporeans flock to

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

In the dusty, muggy surrounds of the Desaru Ostrich Farm, Colin Teh called out to the reptilian, flightless birds that have been a key part of his life for the past two [...]
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Minimum wage at RM1,050 a month nationwide next year, says Putrajaya

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Cabinet has agreed to raise the minimum wage nationwide to RM1,050 a month or RM5.05 per hour effective January 1, next year, the prime minister’s Office said in a [...]
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Former Malaysian finance minister says Jho Low attempted to contact him

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

Former Malaysian finance minister Daim Zainuddin said on Thursday (Sep 6) that fugitive financier Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, had attempted to contact him several times for [...]
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Malaysian island city in trouble as PM targets China-linked projects

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An ambitious $100 billion island city being built off Malaysia has found itself in troubled waters as the new government takes aim at the development, the latest in a series [...]
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