Archive for February 26th, 2019

Malaysia in need of growth story

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Despite being a resilient economy, Malaysia needs to find its growth narrative if it is to continue to move forward, says a leading regional economist. Maybank Kim Eng senior [...] » More

Malaysian who smuggled over six million cigs jailed in Australia

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

For smuggling more than six million cigarettes into Australia, a Malaysian will languish in prison for five years, says the Australian Border Force (ABF). The ABF said the [...] » More

Report: Possible price controls for instant noodles, eggs, diapers

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

The government is mulling adding the top 30 most common groceries to its list of controlled price items alongside rice, sugar and cooking oil. Domestic Trade and Consumer [...] » More

Accused as ‘mastermind’, Anwar tells PAS not to harm Islam’s image with lies

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

Leaders from Islamist party PAS should not lie as it would only hurt Islam’s reputation, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today. Anwar gave the advice as a [...] » More

Malaysia transport minister Anthony Loke’s press secretary apologises over ‘heads must roll’ outburst

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

The Malaysian Transport minister’s press secretary has apologised for saying “heads must roll” after national broadcaster RTM failed to air the [...] » More

Anwar’s party PKR reaffirms support for Malaysian PM Mahathir and succession plan

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

Malaysia’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has reaffirmed its support for prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, amid rumours that parties within the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) [...] » More

Muhyiddin: ‘Bossku’ Najib campaigning hard out of fear of being forgotten

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s constant appearances at various by-election campaigns could be a sign of him trying to remain relevant after being removed from power, Tan Sri [...] » More

Singapore foreign minister appointed acting transport minister for Malaysia talks

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Free Malaysia Today | 6:00 AM

Singapore Foreign Affairs minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has been appointed as acting transport minister in Singapore-Malaysia bilateral negotiations, according to the [...] » More

Malaysia’s GDP to expand 4.9pct this year, no risk of deflation: Finance minister

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

Malaysia’s economy is going strong and the gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to expand a further 4.9 per cent in 2019 even with a decline in inflationary [...] » More

Vietnam relishes role as peace maker as it seeks to balance ties

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

While the leaders of North Korea and the United States debate banishing nuclear bombs from the Korean peninsula, the host of their summit this week, Vietnam, long almost [...] » More

Vietnam train station on lockdown ahead of Kim’s expected arrival

Vietnam train station on lockdown ahead of Kim’s expected arrival

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The train station on the Vietnam-China border where Kim Jong Un is expected to arrive by rail was closed to the public and surrounded by armed guards on Monday, days ahead of [...] » More

Trump due in Vietnam on Tuesday evening ahead of Kim summit ministry

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

US President Donald Trump will arrive in Vietnam on Tuesday evening, Vietnam’s foreign ministry said on Monday, ahead of his second summit with North Korean leader Kim [...] » More

Vietnam participates in Asean-India expo

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese products like handicrafts and farm produce, and tourism and transportation services are being showcased in New Delhi, India, within the framework of the fourth [...] » More

Vietjet to ink $13 billion Boeing deal during Trump-Kim summit

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | VN Express | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese budget airline Vietjet will sign next week a deal to buy 100 narrow-body Boeing aircraft. The signing will take place on the sidelines of the upcoming Trump-Kim [...] » More

LG Display receives customs priority status

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

LG Display Vietnam Hai Phong Ltd Co was recognised as an authorised economic operator (AEO) by the Hai Phong Customs Department on Thursday. Located in the Trang Due [...] » More