Archive for August 17th, 2020

Penang hospital closes two days for disinfection

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Freemalaysiatoday | 6:02 AM

The Penang Adventist Hospital has been closed until Monday for cleaning and disinfection after a patient tested positive for Covid-19 infection. Only the accident and [...] » More

Journalists in Malaysia persecuted for exposing treatment of migrant workers

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | WSWS | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian government is continuing its persecution of broadcaster Al Jazeera for producing a short documentary film that exposed the brutal treatment of migrant workers [...] » More

Malaysia bonds blow past peers as rate cuts power rally

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s bonds have been the star performers in emerging Asia this quarter thanks to a succession of interest-rate cuts. Stubborn deflation and a shrinking economy [...] » More

MoH: Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases rise to 20, pushing active cases near 200-mark

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:02 AM

New Covid-19 cases in Malaysia rose slightly to 20 from 15 reported yesterday, pushing the number of active cases close to the 200-mark. Active cases climbed for five [...] » More

Get onboard vaccine initiative, Russia tells Malaysia

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Freemalaysiatoday | 6:02 AM

The Russian Embassy has already sent to the relevant Malaysian authorities an overview of its Sputnik V vaccine, its clinical trial status and production process [...] » More

Bursa decliners near 1,000 as investors weigh Malaysia’s worst quarterly economic performance since 1998

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:02 AM

The number of Bursa Malaysia decliners rose sharply to almost 1,000 today as investors weighed Malaysia’s worst quarterly economic performance since 1998 and as world [...] » More

Despite MCO easing, Heineken Malaysia says not out of the woods yet

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:02 AM

Heineken Malaysia Bhd, which reported yesterday its second-quarter net loss, said today while the brewer’s business has gradually improved due to the easing of the [...] » More

Malaysia’s real-time payment transaction volumes to rise to 1.2 billion in 2024 ACI Worldwide

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s real-time payment transaction volumes are estimated to increase from 7.1 million in 2019 to 1.2 billion in 2024. In a report titled “Prime time for [...] » More

Fundraising for Guan Eng ends with nearly RM4m collected

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:02 AM

The DAP announced it had collected almost RM4 million in its week-long “Solidarity with Lim Guan Eng” fundraising campaign. DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua said [...] » More

Japan, Malaysia may resume travel in early September for expatriates

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:02 AM

Japan and Malaysia agreed Friday they may ease coronavirus-related travel restrictions for expatriates in early September, if they take precautionary measures such as a [...] » More

No ‘red zones’ in Penang, says mayor

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Freemalaysiatoday | 6:02 AM

There are only yellow zones and no red zones in Penang, the mayor of Seberang Perai, Rozali Mahmud, said today after new cases of Covid-19 infections gave rise to numerous [...] » More

Tell Malaysians hard truth about economy, MTUC urges govt

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Freemalaysiatoday | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) wants the government to deliver the hard facts on the struggles the people are facing amid a weak economy and high unemployment [...] » More

Malaysian manufacturing sector pessimistic in projections on business prospects for rest of 2020 FMM

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian manufacturing sector continues to take on a very pessimistic stance in their projections on the prospects of their businesses for the rest of 2020, says the [...] » More

Global tech giants keen to develop Malaysia into regional IT hub PM

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:02 AM

Global technology giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google have shown interest in together developing Malaysia into a regional hub for information technology (IT), says Tan Sri [...] » More

Malaysia current account surplus falls to RM7.6b in 2Q

17-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Theedgemarkets | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s current account surplus fell to RM7.6 billion in the second quarter from RM9.5 billion in the previous three months, the Department of Statistics said on [...] » More