Archive for February 22nd, 2019

Next-gen still far away but Malaysia’s 4G speeds already straining under congestion

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

Malaysia’s 4G broadband throughput drops to as low 9Mbps during peak traffic periods daily or 36 per cent below average, according to a new network quality survey. The [...]
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Najib’s lawyer likens Gopal Sri Ram to ‘hitman’, claims unfit as 1MDB prosecutor

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

The Criminal High Court was told today that lawyer Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram is unfit to lead the prosecution against Datuk Seri Najib Razak in 1Malaysia Development [...]
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Umno lawyer faces money laundering charges tomorrow

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

A legal adviser to Umno and Barisan Nasional will face money laundering charges tomorrow following his arrest earlier this afternoon. The legal adviser, aged 47, was arrested [...]
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Malaysia aims to have 70pct of babies breastfed by 2025

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

The Malaysian health ministry aims to increase the percentage of babies being exclusively breastfed to 70 per cent by 2025. According to State Health director Zaini Hussin on [...]
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Suspected MRT lift attacker shaved head to avoid detection, Malaysia police say

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

The man who is suspected of attacking and robbing a woman in an MRT lift in Malaysia shaved his head to avoid being detected by authorities, said police on Tuesday (February [...]
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Fitch unit sees Putrajaya, Beijing chasing win-win ECRL outcome

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

Malaysia and China are likely negotiating a mutually beneficial resolution to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), Fitch Solutions Macro Research predicted from the time it has [...]
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Report: Najib’s ex-media adviser Paul Stadlen to be charged in absentia

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

Paul Geoffrey Stadlen, the controversial former media adviser to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, is expected to be slapped with money laundering charges soon, despite not being in [...]
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MARC named Malaysia’s rating agency of the year by The Asset

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

Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC) was today named Malaysia’s Rating Agency of the Year for 2018 by The Asset at the publication’s Triple A Rating Agency of the [...]
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Malaysia’s Defence Ministry lost over $160m from land swop deals, says minister

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Malaysian Defence Ministry lost more than RM500 million (S$166 million) from several land swop deals worth RM4.75 billion, said its minister Mohamad Sabu. Mohamad said his [...]
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Malaysia’s January CPI seen falling for first time since 2009

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

Malaysia’s consumer prices are expected to fall in January, the first decline in nearly a decade, amid a drop in domestic fuel prices, a Reuters poll showed on [...]
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Six dead in Malaysia karaoke fire

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Six people, including three foreigners, were killed when a fire broke out Wednesday (February 20) in a Malaysian karaoke centre, with rescuers describing scenes of chaos as [...]
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Malaysian hitman faces deportation from Australia after losing asylum appeal

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Sirul Azhar Umar, convicted of murder in Altantuya case, will be sent home if Malaysia abolishes death penalty A bodyguard to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has [...]
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Report: ‘Malaysian hitman’ Sirul has Australian asylum bid denied over Altantuya murder

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

Australian media is reporting today that the man convicted of the murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu, Sirul Azhar Umar, has had his bid to stay in their [...]
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Najib, Shafee loses High Court bid to disqualify Gopal Sri Ram as lead prosecutor

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

The application for leave for a judicial review by Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on the appointment of Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram from leading the [...]
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Foreigners shy away from Asian bond markets data from Malaysia and others show

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

Foreign flows into emerging Asian bonds turned negative for the first time in four months in January, data from Malaysia and others showed, suggesting that a shift away from [...]
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