Archive for May 1st, 2019

Najib’s RM42m trial: Spider web of money transfers involving his personal accounts

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

A flurry of fund transfers involving Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts were part of a complex money trail that has emerged in the former prime [...] » More

FT: Goldman chief says hasn’t discussed 1MDB settlement with US Justice Dept

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Goldman Sachs has not negotiated a settlement with the US Justice Department (DoJ) over the investment bank’s role in the 1MDB global corruption scandal, its chief [...] » More

Malaysian accent among top 50 sexiest

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian accent was ranked the 39th sexiest accent in the world on a travel website. The results were determined in a survey by Big 7 Travel Media, which purports to [...] » More

The Najib ‘bossku’ hype: Chance on speed or planned campaign?

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Malu apa bossku phenomenon was generated by a public relations machinery, which might have taken advantage of dissatisfaction with the ruling [...] » More

High Court rejects Najib’s bid for seven charges in RM42m SRC case to be ruled defective

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The High Court here today dismissed former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s application to challenge the seven charges he is facing over RM42 million from [...] » More

Malaysian doctor suspended from Australian hospital after vile online comments on Singapore forum come to light

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

Where to begin in this sordid mess? Christopher Kwan Chen Lee, a Malaysian medical doctor until very recently practicing in Australia, first in Tasmania, and later in [...] » More

Malaysian Bar assures Sarawak, Sabah legal bodies of their autonomy

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian Bar today assured its Sabah and Sarawak counterparts that it recognised their rights, amid claims it was pushing for a national law to regulate the legal [...] » More

Malaysian LGBT+ activist accuses authorities of intimidation

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A leading Malaysian LGBT+ activist on Monday accused authorities of intimidation after a statement he read to the UN Human Rights Council led to him being questioned by [...] » More

Report: MACC nabs ex-minister’s former aide over RM1.8m aircraft equipment deal

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today detained a former special officer to a former Cabinet minister on suspicion of being the mastermind behind projects in a [...] » More

Malaysia eyes potential investments worth RM10bil from expo 2020 Dubai

01-May-2019 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:00 AM

Malaysia aims to achieve RM10 billion worth of potential investments and businesses from Expo 2020 Dubai, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change [...] » More

With 45,000 public varsity spots, are STPM grads losing out to 40,000 matriculation students?

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

An average of 45,000 places in public universities were offered for undergraduate study in the past two years, even as the matriculation programme’s intake has just [...] » More

After 1MDB scandal, Goldman Sachs CEO says reflecting on hiring ‘criminal’ Tim Leissner

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The CEO of scandal-riddled Goldman Sachs David Solomon is keen to move on from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) saga and has admitted that the US investment bank needs [...] » More

Indonesia to move capital city, may take 10 years like Malaysia

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has decided to move the capital of Southeast Asia’s largest economy away from the crowded main island of Java, the planning minister [...] » More

Upko says can’t return RM1m from Najib because account frozen

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Upko said today it wanted but was unable to return the RM1 million it received from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak because its account was frozen. Datuk Seri [...] » More

Imperial Pacific Seizes Opportunity on US Saipan to Create an ‘Ocean Miracle’

01-May-2019 Intellasia | 01-MAY-2019 ACN Newswire | Imperial Pacific International Holdings Limited | 6:00 AM

SAIPAN, N. Mariana Islands, May 1, 2019 – (ACN Newswire) – Saipan, the capital of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States in the western [...] » More