Archive for May 16th, 2019

Malaysia’s first-quarter GDP growth seen cooling on weak demand, exports: Reuters poll

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

Malaysia’s economic growth pace likely slowed in the first quarter, due to tepid consumption and softer global demand as a result of the US-China trade war, a Reuters [...]
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Malaysia can generate more electricity if all roofs use solar panels, says Yeo

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

Malaysia can generate 1.4 times more electricity if all the roofs in Peninsular Malaysia are fitted with solar panels, compared with the conventional electricity generation [...]
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Dr M promises legal action over Defence Ministry land swap scandal

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

Legal action will be taken against any civil servant or former Cabinet member incriminated in the ongoing investigation into several plots of land involving the Defence [...]
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Malaysian teen took own life after Instagram poll

16-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian teenager who posted an Instagram poll asking if she should live or die took her own life after a majority of respondents voted for the latter, sparking calls for [...]
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Dr M admits he’s not very gadget savvy, can’t fully use his handphone

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has always urged Malaysians to embrace technological advancements, but admits that many of today’s gadgets are beyond him. The [...]
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Malaysia foils terrorist plot to ‘avenge’ fireman’s death

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Four nabbed for alleged plan to attack temples, churches and kill VIPs over Muslim fireman hurt at Hindu temple Malaysian police have arrested four men who they said were [...]
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Rethink curbs on ministers campaigning during work hours, Dr M urges EC

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

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will ask the Election Commission (EC) to reconsider its “unfair” directive barring ministers and politicians with government posts from [...]
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Najib-Irwan Serigar RM6.6b CBT trial to start January 2020

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak and former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah’s joint trial over six criminal breach of trust (CBT) charges involving [...]
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SRC trial recap: Najib’s cheque recipients

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

As we end Day 17 of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s RM42 million SRC International Sdn Bhd trial, here’s a quick recap on the cheques issued from one of his personal [...]
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AirAsia challenges Mavcom in court over KLIA2 service, passenger service charge

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

AirAsia Berhad and its sister company AirAsia X Berhad have taken legal action to compel the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) to adjudicate a dispute over the passenger [...]
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Yayasan Hasanah to train Malaysians to better deal with mental health matters

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

Mental health programmes and special needs students are some of the highlights of Yayasan Hasanah, a foundation of government investment arm, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, in the [...]
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Kit Siang: Never forget lesson of 1MDB in order to become ‘nation of integrity’

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

Malaysians must never forget the lesson of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal even as the country tries to claw its way out of its kleptocratic image and earn [...]
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All MPs must declare their assets, says Dr M

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

All federal lawmakers must declare the worth of assets in their possession as well as those owned by their family members to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), [...]
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No official request to declassify May 13 report, says Home minister

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

Home minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said that the government has not received any formal requests to declassify official documents on the May 13, 1969 riots [...]
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LGBT culture against Islamic principles but Malaysia doesn’t kill gays, deputy minister tells George Clooney

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

Deputy Foreign minister Datuk Marzuki Yahya today sought to correct the viewpoints of popular Hollywood actor George Clooney, pointing out that Malaysia does not kill, and [...]
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