Archive for January 10th, 2019

After a year that ended with bitter quarrels, Malaysia and Singapore search for a relationship reset

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Singapore and Malaysia sought to steady their bilateral relationship on Tuesday following an unusually frosty year’s end in which the normally friendly neighbours went [...] » More

Cisco Asean says man who made rude comment about Agong no longer with company

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Flooded with critical comments on its Facebook page, tech firm Cisco Asean today announced that the Malaysian man accused of insulting the monarchy is no longer its employee. [...] » More

WSJ report accuses Najib, Jho Low of trying to broker Malaysia’s soul to China

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

Things just keep going from bad to worse for former prime minister Najib Razak. While we knew that it was never quite going to be virgin pina coladas, afternoon walks, and [...] » More

Selangor Umno Youth takes company to task over exit of employee who insulted former King

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Selangor Umno Youth wants Cisco Systems Malaysia to explain if its employee Eric Liew had resigned or was terminated after he came under fire on social media for insulting [...] » More

Najib denies WSJ report on China deal to save 1MDB

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today denied the reports published by US-based newspaper the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) regarding the deal between his [...] » More

Khairy: Cabinet was not aware of China’s 1MDB kickback deals

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin today claimed that the previous Cabinet under former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was left in the dark regarding China deals providing [...] » More

Malaysia wants KFC’s written explanation for price hike

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Malaysian authorities have called for a written explanation from QSR Brands (M) Holdingsthe company that operates Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)on the price increase of the [...] » More

China denies offering 1MDB bailout to further ‘One Belt, One Road’ agenda

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

China has dismissed a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report today which claimed it offered the former Barisan Nasional government a deal to bail out 1Malaysia Development Berhad [...] » More

Singapore, Malaysia take steps to tackle bilateral disputes

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

KL suspends Pasir Gudang restricted area for a month, S’pore does same for Seletar procedures Singapore and Malaysia are taking steps to defuse their air and maritime [...] » More

After WSJ expose, Putrajaya to scrutinise China deals for 1MDB kickbacks

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The government will examine China-linked projects more closely for elements of corruption, Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said today following a report alleging that these [...] » More

Despite jump in ranking, Malaysia still ‘flawed democracy’, says global index

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Free Malaysia Today | 6:00 AM

A global annual index on democracy has maintained Malaysia’s placing under its “flawed democracy” category despite the historic general election last year. [...] » More

Only hell awaits if non-Muslims lead, Hadi says in piece calling for Islamic supremacy

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has delivered a warning to Muslims to place their trust in Muslim leaders regardless of their wickedness, claiming that believers will end up in [...] » More

MACC will review Sarawak’s BN era complaints, says state DAP chief

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Sarawak DAP chair Chong Chieng Jen today said he has been assured that the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will step up its anti-corruption efforts in the [...] » More

July 12 is absolute final date for registration, transport minister tells e-hailing firms

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Companies offering e-hailing services must get their act together and ensure they are licensed to operate by July 12 this year. Putting his foot down, Transport minister [...] » More

Workers face action for insulting Malaysia royalty

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Malaysian consultancy firm Pemandu Associates has suspended an employee who allegedly posted remarks laced with profanity against the monarchy on social media. Pemandu said [...] » More