Archive for May 6th, 2019

Johor MB, excos visit Dr M amid rumour of renewed tensions with state ruler over RTS project

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

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal and members of the state exco paid a visit to prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his office in Putrajaya earlier today. Dr [...]
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Malaysian climber stranded on Annapurna for over 48 hours succumbs to injuries in Singapore hospital

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

Experienced Malaysian climber, Dr Chin Wui Kin, who spent over 48 hours trapped on Mount Annapurna, one of the world’s most treacherous peaks, tragically succumbed to [...]
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Government will take back Johor-Singapore RTS land from sultan if transfer did occur: Mahathir

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Malaysia prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday (May 3) the government will take back the land meant for the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) project [...]
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Don’t take Dr M’s suggestion to plant paddy at night literally, says agriculture minister

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

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s remark that Malaysians can switch to planting paddy at night was not meant to be taken literally, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub said today. The [...]
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Azmin: Cabinet to focus on graduates’ qualifications, skills mismatch

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

The Cabinet had on Wednesday discussed the graduates’ qualifications and skills mismatch in the job market, Economic Affairs minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said [...]
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Parliamentary Select Committee says to be briefed on CJ’s appointment next Tuesday

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

The Parliamentary Special Select Committee on major public appointments will convene on May 7 to be briefed on the appointment of the newly appointed Chief Justice, Datuk [...]
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US to return $200 million in 1MDB funds to Malaysia: sources

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

US authorities will this month return $200 million stolen from Malaysia’s state fund 1MDB, including money from a stake in a luxury New York hotel and from a Hollywood [...]
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Dr M hopes $7b from 1MDB funds will be returned to Malaysia

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he hopes the Malaysian government will be able to receive a total of $7 billion (RM28 billion) of 1Malaysia Development [...]
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On World Press Freedom Day, Dr M praises Malaysian media over improved index rankings

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad commended the local media industry for improving its ranking in the World Press Freedom index this year. In a post on his Instagram [...]
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Reports: US, Singapore to return to Malaysia nearly RM1b in funds linked to 1MDB scandal

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

United States authorities are working towards returning around $200 million (RM828.4 million) of funds that was said to have been misappropriated from the scandal-plagued [...]
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G25: First female CJ’s appointment shows integrity, professionalism triumph all else

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

Former top civil servants’ group G25 has lauded today the appointment of Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat as the new chief justice (CJ), saying it sends several strong [...]
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Listen to Guan Eng’s original speech before passing judgment, Sabah DAP tells Bersih

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

Bersih 2.0 should listen to Lim Guan Eng’s speech first before comparing him to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, said Sabah DAP secretary Chan Foong Hin. [...]
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Dr M: Putrajaya to demand Bukit Chagar land for RTS, if transfer did occur

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the government will demand that the 4.5-hectare piece of land in Bukit Chagar, Johor be used for the Johor Baru Rapid [...]
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Malaysian palm oil price falls more than 1pct on bearish production outlook

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

: Malaysian palm oil futures reversed earlier gains to close 1 percent down on Friday, falling on bearish production outlooks to chart the biggest weekly drop since early [...]
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As last jailed Kim Jong Nam killing suspect freed, a gripping murder mystery ends with a whimper

06-May-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The second woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been released from a Malaysian prison, bringing one of the world’s [...]
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