Archive for August 26th, 2020

Zafrul: Ex-finance minister approved RM6b in direct negotiation

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

Finance minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz has claimed that 101 projects worth a total of RM6.61 billion were approved by the finance ministry through direct negotiations [...] » More

Melaka plans to create new economic corridor worth RM100b, says CM

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

The Melaka state government is planning to create a new economic corridor to attract high-impact investments, to be known as the Melaka Waterfront Economic Zone or M-Wez [...] » More

Umno will discuss seat allocations with parties, not individuals-Khaled

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

Pandemic pace slows worldwide except for southeast Asia, eastern Mediterranean: WHO The COVID-19 pandemic is still expanding, but the rise in cases and deaths has slowed [...] » More

Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia adds 11 new Covid-19 cases, two imported today

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

The health ministry recorded 11 new Covid-19 infections in the country today, bringing the total active cases to 189 cases. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham [...] » More

Further reduction in face mask price among highlights in Parliament today

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

The question of whether the government will further reduce the price of the three-ply face mask from the current price of RM1 per unit, is among issues to be discussed at the [...] » More

Jewellery firms in Malaysia soar 400pct as retail chases gold rally

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

After helping boost a glove maker to the top of this year’s Asian stock-performance charts, Malaysia investors have recently been driving up the nation’s [...] » More

Nora Quoirin inquest: No evidence vulnerable teenager was abducted from resort before death, Malaysian police say

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

A Malaysian police chief has said there was no sign London teenager Nora Quoirin was abducted before she was found dead on a family holiday. The 15-year-old’s body was [...] » More

Kids fly for free on Malaysia Airlines

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

Kids get to fly for free in Malaysia Airlines’ brand new holiday campaign. Every booking under MHholidays will be entitled to a complimentary flight and accommodation [...] » More

Health D-G says Finance Dept looking into unpaid Covid-19 allowances for Sg Buloh Hospital staff

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

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today said the health ministry is looking into allegations that some medical staff at certain public hospitals, including Sg Buloh Hospital, [...] » More

Azmin: Investors optimistic about Malaysia’s economic prospects

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

The government is confident that local and international investors remain optimistic about maintaining their investments despite the country’s low growth in the second [...] » More

Covid-19 Financing Bill not all-encompassing, says Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers

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

The Temporary Measures for government Financing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Bill 2020 proposes to provide temporary reprieve for businesses against legal disputes and protect [...] » More

China urges Vietnam to build on past agreements in South China Sea

China urges Vietnam to build on past agreements in South China Sea

26-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi has urged Vietnam to come to the negotiating table over their territorial dispute in the South China Sea amid inflamed tensions with the US [...] » More

Coronavirus keeps Rohingya indoors on ‘genocide’ anniversary

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

Almost a million Rohingya refugees stuck in Bangladesh mark three years since escaping from Myanmar on Tuesday, with coronavirus forcing them to hold a day-long “silent [...] » More

Rohingya politicians excluded from Burma election

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

Aspiring politician Abdul Rasheed was born in Myanmar and is one of the very few members of the Rohingya Muslim minority to have Myanmar citizenship. His father was a civil [...] » More

Pandemic pace slows worldwide except for southeast Asia, eastern Mediterranean: WHO

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

The COVID-19 pandemic is still expanding, but the rise in cases and deaths has slowed globally, except for southeast Asia and the eastern Mediterranean regions, the World [...] » More