Archive for April 1st, 2021

Finance minister: Malaysia on track for recovery, to rebound strongly in 2021

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

Malaysia is on the right track for economic recovery and is likely to rebound strongly this year backed by various policy measures, said Finance minister Datuk Seri Tengku [...] » More

Najib claims Malaysia borrowed RM54.5b from January to March 2021, says Parliament should resume to monitor govt’s spending

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

Parliament should reconvene despite the current Emergency to enable MPs to monitor the federal government’s spending, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said [...] » More

Boustead’s net loss narrows to RM550.9m in 2020

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

Boustead Holdings Bhd’s net loss for the financial year ended December 31, 2020 declined to RM550.9 million from RM1.28 billion in the same period a year earlier. [...] » More

Anwar: No need for Emergency laws to allow extra govt spending, Budget 2021 enough for Covid-19 fight

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

There is no need for the federal government to gazette a new law to enable the disbursement or paying out of public funds for additional spending beyond the [...] » More

Survey: Japanese companies in Malaysia maintain expansion trend

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

Japanese companies in Malaysia have maintained an expansion trend, as regards their future investment direction, according to a survey conducted by Japan External Trade [...] » More

PAS, Bersatu say staying together for GE15

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and PAS will maintain their political cooperation through Perikatan Nasional into the 15th general election (GE15), the two parties’ [...] » More

Malaysia pays $76m to Singapore for cancelled high-speed rail project

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Railway | 5:02 AM

Malaysia has paid nearly $76.30m (S$102.8m) to Singapore as a settlement for the cancellation of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project between the two [...] » More

Energy wasted on so many issues

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 5:02 AM

Why do we spend so many kilojoules of energy splitting the nation instead of building it? Instead of putting our energy to good use, we waste it on garbage politics. Energy [...] » More

Muhyiddin: Johor Bersatu has no intention to withdraw support for MB

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

Johor Bersatu has no intention of withdrawing its support for Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad’s leadership, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. The prime minister, who is [...] » More

Coldplay is sponsoring a $$777,000 watercraft to clean up Malaysia’s river

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Malaysia’s rivers need a deep clean and that’s something British rock band Coldplay appears to be aware of as well. Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, [...] » More

Perak MB: No decision yet by state govt on selling water to Penang

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

The Perak government has not decided yet on whether to sell raw water to Penang. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad said the state government was instead giving priority [...] » More

Malaysia permits import of US plastic waste shipment after it passes new UN treaty test

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Malaysia has allowed entry of a container of plastic waste shipped from the United States, reversing previous opposition after finding it held only clean, recyclable [...] » More

After going back up from below 1,000-mark, new Covid-19 cases continue rise to 1,482

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

Malaysia saw an uptick in new Covid-19 infections today, recording 1,482 cases after dipping below the 1,000-mark barely two days ago. Health director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor [...] » More

Najib recounts May 2018 night of shocking defeat, says did not call for Emergency out of love for democracy

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said he did not call for Emergency to be imposed on Malaysia on the night of his coalition’s shocking defeat in the May 2018 elections, [...] » More

Coronavirus: Chinese city closes border bridge with Burma and orders lockdown after new cluster emerges

01-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

China closed the main bridge linking the country with Myanmar on Tuesday and started a one-week lockdown of the border city Ruili after six local Covid-19 infections were [...] » More