Archive for August 26th, 2020

Indonesian tin production to see 11pct decline in 2020 due to low demand: ITA

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Indonesia, the world’s second-largest tin producer, is expected to see a double-digit decline in refined tin production this year, amid a slump in global demand, [...] » More

In court, Najib’s lawyer grills former Audit Dept director over definition of ‘final report’

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Former National Audit Department (NAD) director Saadatul Nafisah Bashir Ahmad today insisted that the February 2016 audit report of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was [...] » More

Digital payment system taking hold in Malaysia, survey shows

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

Over 75 percent of Malaysian businesses have embraced at least one fintech (financial technology) product or service over the past 12 months, according to global professional [...] » More

How Malaysia’s economy shows even doing the right things after Covid didn’t help

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Despite moving early to launch several measures, Malaysia has seen the steepest collapse of major East Asian economies, with a GDP fall of 17.1 percent from last year. Many [...] » More

China’s Zodiac looking at setting up manufacturing base in Malaysia

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 6:02 AM

Zodiac (China) Applied Science and Technology Research Centre Ltd is looking at an initial investment of as much as RM1.5 billion, as part of a larger plan to set up a [...] » More

Dr Mahathir joins call for finance minister to reveal list of direct negotiations under Pakatan govt

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has today urged Finance minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz to reveal the full details of alleged direct negotiation [...] » More

MOH proposes to increase compound for Infectious Diseases Act violators from RM1,000 to RM10,000

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Ministry of Health (MOH) has proposed to the government to increase the fine for compoundable offences under Act 342 (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988) [...] » More

MACC says has received INGO memorandums on alleged RM6.61b direct negotiation projects under Pakatan

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed it received memorandums from several NGOs over the purported 101 projects worth RM6.61 billion that were [...] » More

Penang airport expansion all set to start, says CM when urging for its resumption

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Penang International Airport (PIA) expansion project was at an advanced stage of readiness when the federal government suspended it for the National Airport Strategy Plan [...] » More

Malaysia looks to reboot economy with travel ‘green zones’

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | ArabNews | 6:02 AM

With the coronavirus pandemic dealing a severe blow to Malaysia’s tourism sector and domestic travellers unable to revive the industry, the country’s tourism [...] » More

Johor PN stability in question after ex-MB spotted with Pejuang in Slim

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

The stability of the Johor Perikatan Nasional (PN) state government has come into question after former menteri besar Osman Sapian was spotted with the Pejuang team on the [...] » More

Malaysia’s Parliament approves raising govt debt ceiling to 60pc

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s Parliament today approved the government’s plan to raise its debt ceiling for the first time in more than a decade, as South-east Asia’s [...] » More

Works minister: Actual cost savings from Pan Borneo Highway’s PDP termination only known once it’s completed

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The actual cost savings from the termination of Pan Borneo Highway’s Project Delivery Partner (PDP) agreement can only be known after the project is completed, said [...] » More

Ex-secretary says Zahid approved use of charity’s cheques to pay credit cards, but told to stop after MACC probe

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had allowed the use of cheques from charitable organisation Yayasan Akalbudi to pay for his personal credit card bills and had also allowed the [...] » More

Malaysia police tell inquest ‘no sign’ French-Irish teen was kidnapped

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Malaysian police insisted Monday there was no indication a French-Irish teenager was kidnapped from a jungle resort, as an inquest began into the girl’s death following [...] » More