Archive for January 11th, 2019

1MDB bailout: Pua says ex-ministers’ claim of ignorance ‘utterly lame’

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

DAP lawmaker Tony Pua today slammed former Barisan Nasional (BN) ministers for feigning ignorance over allegations that China offered the previous government projects to bail [...]
» More

February 8 hearing for Najib’s bid to remove Gopal Sri Ram as 1MDB prosecutor

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

The High Court will hear Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s bid to remove Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram as the lead prosecutor in the former prime minister’s 1Malaysia [...]
» More

Malaysia authorities investigating photo of couple bathing in fountain

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

Sabah authorities said on Wednesday (January 9) they would probe a viral photo of two people hugging and bathing in a public fountain, seemingly in the nude. The photo, which [...]
» More

Smoking ban results in a reversal of fortunes for some pubs, night clubs

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

Just over a week has passed since the ban on smoking in eateries was enforced nationwide, and already, several watering holes here are seeing their revenue go up in smoke as [...]
» More

Minister: Can use other laws besides Sedition Act for slurs against royals

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

The Sedition Act 1948 need not be used against three people arrested over online insults against the royalty as there are enough alternative laws, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said. [...]
» More

Future of Pahang sultan may be decided on Friday as Malaysia seeks new king

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

Pahang’s royal council will convene on Friday (January 11) amid talk of the regent succeeding the state’s ailing sultan, and hence becoming eligible to be elected [...]
» More

A rise in pro-monarchy vigilantism follows Agong’s resignation

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

As of today, at least four people have either been sacked, suspended or resigned from their jobs after being accused of insulting Sultan Muhammad V who resigned as Yang [...]
» More

3 arrested for insulting former Malaysian king on social media

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

Two men and one woman have been arrested for allegedly insulting former Malaysian king Sultan Muhammad V in relation to his recent abdication, Inspector-General of Royal [...]
» More

After A S$300K Investment And A Few Close Shaves, This Hair Salon Now Serves Over 200 Clients Weekly

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

* Malaysia-born Sham Adam pursued a hairdressing course in ITE to help him earn a better living and he started working in salons thereafter * Rose through the ranks to become [...]
» More

Doctor who mocked Agong has resigned, says employer

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

A doctor who insulted former Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has tendered his resignation with immediate effect, his employer has confirmed. Mediviron Group of [...]
» More

Najib speaks up for smokers, proposes time-regulated smoking ban

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

From addressing the country’s economic woes to the burdens of consumers, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has now turned his attention to smokers who are feeling the weight of [...]
» More

Malaysia seen as ‘bright spot’ in democracy ranking after May 9, easily ahead of Singapore

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

Malaysia remains a flawed democracy according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Democracy Index 2019 released this week, but improved scores and the historic [...]
» More

US don: Malaysia could lose chance at true democracy

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

Malaysia’s window to cement its democratic progress since the general election is fast closing, a US academic wrote. Joshua Kurlantzick, a senior fellow on the Council [...]
» More

Human rights group slams govt following arrests under Sedition Act

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

A human rights group chided the government for still using the Sedition Act following the arrest of two men and one woman for posting comments on social media deemed [...]
» More

‘Hunt’ for critics of monarchy: So what does the law say about ‘doxing’?

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

Journalist Nor Arlene Tan is no stranger to getting “doxed”. In 2011, she was falsely accused by online trolls from hacktivist group GaySec of being the person [...]
» More