Archive for February 21st, 2019

Malaysia in ‘last mile’ of discussions for scaled-down ECRL

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Discussions between the prime minister’s advisor Tun Daim Zainuddin and China to reduce the size and cost of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project have reached the [...]
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Shanghai aluminium slips after Malaysia lifts bauxite ban

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Shanghai aluminium prices fell on Tuesday, after Malaysia said it would not extend a moratorium on mining bauxite when it expires on March 31, potentially reducing costs in [...]
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Guan Eng: Japanese investors shunned Malaysia because of 1MDB scandal

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Japanese investors previously avoided Malaysia as they were spooked by the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said today. The Bagan MP [...]
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Malaysia transport minister Anthony Loke defends aide over criticism of national broadcaster

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Malaysia Transport minister Anthony Loke on Tuesday (February 19) defended his aide, who stirred controversy by accusing national broadcaster RTM of sabotaging the federal [...]
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Anwar: I’m OK with not getting the most ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ on social media

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today acknowledged he is less popular on social media than the like of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, but said this will not deter him from carrying out his [...]
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Malaysia a developed nation in 2020 if not because of corruption, says GIACC Dep DG

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Malaysia would have become a developed nation by next year if not for the money the country had lost to corruption in the government, said National Centre for Governance, [...]
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Malaysia property market to see ‘further stagnation’ in 2019 Rahim & Co

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Theedge Markets | 6:00 AM

Property consultant Rahim & Co expects 2019 to be a year of further stagnation for the property market in Malaysia, before any meaningful recovery can be seen in one to [...]
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In Semenyih, leaflets carry smear campaign against Najib

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Leaflets targeting former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak over scandals from his administration have emerged in Semenyih where a by-election will take place on March 2. [...]
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Schools should help stateless students acquire citizenship, says Sarawak welfare minister

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Effort must be made to help stateless students in Sarawak acquire citizenship, state minister of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk [...]
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Najib banking on Pakatan dissolution to escape jail, claims Chin Tong

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak is hoping to avoid incarceration by counting on a break-up of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration mid-term, DAP’s Liew Chin Tong claimed [...]
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Malaysian held over Mongolian model’s grisly murder loses Australian asylum bid

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A fugitive Malaysian policeman convicted of the grisly murder of a Mongolian model has lost a bid for asylum in Australia, where he has been held since 2015, raising the [...]
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Expect more Malaysians working as labourers overseas, say experts

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Free Malaysiatoday | 6:00 AM

Experts warn that more Malaysians may have to work overseas as migrant workers and maids if the economy does not improve, following the detention and release of 47 Malaysians [...]
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What coup? PAS could be lying to cover up RM90m payment issue, Anwar says

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has dismissed PAS’ claims of a purported coup within Pakatan Harapan against prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership, saying [...]
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Malay rights protected for as long as ‘sun and moon exist’, Muhyiddin tells Semenyih

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Pakatan Harapan (PH) deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin assured Semenyih voters yesterday that the Malays’ special rights under the Federal Constitution will be [...]
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Ex-Goldman banker to finish Malaysia legal process before US extradition

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A former Goldman Sachs banker accused of involvement in the multi billion-dollar 1MDB scandal will only be extradited to the United States after legal proceedings against him [...]
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