Archive for January 17th, 2019

Delay in Singapore-Malaysia bilateral meeting a blow to Iskandar in Johor

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

The postponement of Monday’s (January 14) bilateral meeting between Singapore and Malaysia on Johor’s most important economic zone comes at an inopportune time [...]
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Malaysian finance minister hopes for ‘boring democracy’ with no financial scandals

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

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said he hopes Malaysia can be a “normal, boring democracy”, without the financial scandals associated with state investment fund [...]
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World Bank: Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remain strong

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remain strong due to its diversified economy, despite the recent downgrade by Nomura Global Markets Research on the Malaysian equity [...]
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Volunteers: The unsung heroes of elections

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

The recent kerfuffle in Cameron Highlands over whether reimbursing party volunteers is legal or not has shone the spotlight on this group of people who generally go unnoticed [...]
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Malaysia says it won’t host any more events involving Israel

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s foreign minister said Wednesday that the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the [...]
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What’s behind the Malaysia-Singapore dispute?

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Asia watchers are used to watching neighbours Singapore and Malaysia lightheartedly lob insults at each other over the provenance of their joint cuisine. But the Southeast [...]
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MACC confirms investigating Fire Department’s procurement of ‘unsafe’ fireproof uniforms

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

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today confirmed investigating the Fire and Rescue Department’s purchase of inferior fireproof uniforms worth RM13.5 [...]
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After 1MDB scandal, finance minister keen for Malaysia to be ‘boring’ democracy

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

Lim Guan Eng hopes Malaysia can be a “normal, boring democracy” under Pakatan Harapan (PH) instead of the turbulent days under the Barisan Nasional (BN) [...]
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Malaysian banking sector to see moderate growth this year

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Free Malaysiatoday | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian banking sector is expected to see moderate growth this year, in line with the slowdown in global gross domestic product (GDP). United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) [...]
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Malaysia to revise textbook after outrage over gender-biased content

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

Malaysia has ordered an immediate revision on a Year Three textbook that critics say told girls they would be ostracised and bring disrepute to their families if they did not [...]
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Defence Ministry: Mat Sabu did not use govt chopper on Cameron Highlands nomination day

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

The Defence Ministry yesterday denied former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s accusation that Defence minister Mohamad Sabu had used a government helicopter to [...]
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Abdul Azeez, brother to be charged for money laundering and corruption tomorrow

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

Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, and his brother Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim has been arrested by the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and will be [...]
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Vietnam’s newest airline Bamboo takes first flight

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

Vietnam’s newest commercial carrier Bamboo Airways took flight Wednesday, officially entering Southeast Asia’s crowded aviation sector where it will face stiff [...]
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Buon Ma Thuot coffee festival to take place from March 9-16

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

The seventh annual Buon Ma Thuot coffee festival will be held in Buon Ma Thuot city, and the districts of Buon Don and Lak in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak from [...]
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Quang Tri builds internationally-certified shrimp farming zones

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

The central province of Quang Tri is building internationally-certified and high-tech shrimp farming zones in order to raise its shrimp value from 550 billion VND (23.9 [...]
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