Archive for October 1st, 2020

As next Covid-19 wave looms, Anwar says not extending loan repayment moratorium would be dereliction on Putrayaja’s part

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The government must urgently reconsider its decision not to extend the loan repayment moratorium as there was a growing threat of yet another wave of Covid-19 infections, [...] » More

Tough for Malaysia to go through another lockdown-World BankMalaysia aims to resume leisure travel with neighbours by 1Q2021

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 6:02 AM

It will be challenging for the Malaysian economy to have another lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, said World Bank Group lead economist Richard Record. Record was [...] » More

Malaysian billionaire steps down to pursue ‘horse currency’ offering

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | CoinTelegraph | 6:02 AM

“I am handing over the public-listed company’s business to the new directors and I will concentrate on cryptocurrencies,” said the 65-year-old. The founder [...] » More

Johor religious department vows crackdown on Islamic hardline movement Hizbut Tahrir’s ideology

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Johor state government has taken serious efforts to fight the ideology brought by hardline Islamist group Hizbut Tahrir as the latter is seen as going against the [...] » More

Rosmah’s money laundering, tax evasion trial to start after completion of graft case

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor’s money laundering and tax evasion trial involving RM7,097,750 will begin after the completion of her ongoing corruption case involving the [...] » More

Fitch Solutions foresees slower economic growth in next 10 years compounded by political uncertainty, Covid-19

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to undergo lower growth in the next decade as compared to the previous one, with political uncertainty and other [...] » More

Umno, PAS and Bersatu to meet over Anwar’s claim of ‘formidable’ parliamentary support

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The three main Malay parties Umno, PAS and Bersatu will meet this week to discuss PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s claims to have “formidable” [...] » More

Malaysian duo among 15 new Covid-19-positive cases in Singapore

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

One of two new Covid-19 cases in the community had gone to work at Changi Airport after the onset of his symptoms. The 26-year-old work permit holder from Malaysia was tested [...] » More

On eve of loan moratorium deadline, Anwar urges govt for review

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:02 AM

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has urged Putrajaya to review the figures for targeted loan moratoriums, claiming that too few borrowers had been surveyed. Anwar said banks [...] » More

Asian-Americans grow louder in their bid for a political voice

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

New York City native Michelle Au is running for Georgia state senator as a Democrat in November, a move that might seem counter-intuitive for the daughter of Hong Kong-born [...] » More

Goldman Sachs names Iain Drayton co-head of investment banking in Asia

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has named Iain Drayton as co-head of its investment banking division across Asia excluding Japan. Drayton will work alongside Todd Leland in [...] » More

UK secures Vietnam backing to join Trans-Pacific trading group, Raab says

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Wednesday Britain had secured Vietnam’s public support for it to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for [...] » More

Burma says militants hampering return of Rohingya refugees

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A top Myanmar official on Tuesday accused a militant group and its supporters of hampering the repatriation of over 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled a military crackdown in [...] » More

Campaigners say Burma students face jail over anti-war pamphlet protest

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Myanmar student representatives said on Tuesday that 14 students had been arrested and charged with offences carrying up to two years in jail after handing out pamphlets [...] » More

Pompeo to visit East Asia next week amid frosty ties with China

Pompeo to visit East Asia next week amid frosty ties with China

01-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Japan, Mongolia and South Korea next week, the State Department announced on Tuesday, a crucial visit to solidify ties with [...] » More