Archive for October 31st, 2020

Exclusive: AirAsia X to revise $15.3 billion debt reform plan to expedite talks with creditors, say sources

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:28 AM

Malaysia’s AirAsia X Bhd AIRX.KL plans to revise its $15.3 billion debt restructuring plan to address concerns raised by a creditor as its cash is running out fast, [...] » More

Malaysian PM’s key ally demands early polls in new snag

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 7:28 AM

The key ally in Malaysian prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s coalition has called for general elections to be held to establish a stable government once the coronavirus [...] » More

Twitter removes tweet by former Malaysian leader for glorifying violence

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Cnet | 7:28 AM

The tweet followed a suspected terror attack in France on Wednesday, in which three people were killed. Twitter removed a tweet from former prime minister of Malaysia [...] » More

Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases cross 30,000-mark even as new infections drop; no deaths for first time in over 20 days

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 7:28 AM

A total of 685 Covid-19 recoveries were reported today, higher than the 649 new cases recorded. Total cases passed the 30,000-mark, at 30,090, while there were no new deaths [...] » More

Umno says its Cabinet members to stay on, vows to not go down emergency road

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:28 AM

After a lengthy Umno Supreme Council meeting tonight, the party said today that its Cabinet members will stay on amid rumours of a reshuffle and the appointment of a deputy [...] » More

Twitter marks Dr Mahathir’s ‘punish French’ post as ‘glorifying violence’ following backlash

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:28 AM

Social media platform Twitter has marked a controversial tweet by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today as “glorifying violence”, following backlash over his remark [...] » More

Najib: Take away Dr Mahathir’s social media account before more damage is done

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:28 AM

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called for calm following public controversy over one of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s tweets on Muslims and France. Also [...] » More

Citing ‘call to murder’, French junior minister urges Twitter to suspend Dr Mahathir’s account

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:28 AM

A junior minister of France has called today for social media platform Twitter to suspend Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s account, following a controversial tweet on Muslims [...] » More

Malaysian woman charged in Singapore after victim scammed out of S$1.5m by ‘China officials’

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Today | 7:28 AM

A 30-year-old Malaysian woman was charged today over her purported involvement in scamming a victim out of more than S$1.5 million (RM4.6 million) in cash. Lee Pey Ying is [...] » More

Dr Mahathir lambasted by Aussie PM, diplomats for controversial tweet on Muslims and France

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:28 AM

The controversial tweet by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad concerning the attack on a cathedral in Nice, France, has since drawn condemnation from Australian [...] » More

Kit Siang: Govt should not expect ‘blank cheque’ on Budget 2021 support

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 7:28 AM

The government should not expect a blank cheque to disregard the legitimate views and needs of the people ahead of Budget 2021, according to DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang. [...] » More

Key party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance calls for election after pandemic

Key party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance calls for election after pandemic

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:28 AM

The biggest party in Malaysia’s ruling alliance has called for an election to be held once the coronavirus pandemic is over, as prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin grapples [...] » More

Robinsons to close remaining stores in Singapore and Malaysia

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle SEA | 7:28 AM

Robinsons has announced the imminent closure of its remaining stores in Singapore and Malaysia, as business is badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The department store chain [...] » More

Malaysian ex-PM tweets that Muslims have ‘right’ to kill French people after deadly Nice attack

Malaysian ex-PM tweets that Muslims have ‘right’ to kill French people after deadly Nice attack

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 7:28 AM

Malaysia’s former leader Mahathir Mohamad tweeted Thursday Muslims had a right “to kill millions of French people” after a deadly attack in Nice, sparking [...] » More

Najib Razak tells world to ‘calm down’ after Twitter deletes Mahathir’s tweet on ‘right to kill’ the French

31-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 7:28 AM

Former prime minister Najib Razak went from showing support for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to now telling people to calm down about his arch nemesis Mahathir Mohamad [...] » More