Archive for August 4th, 2021

The Week Ahead: Malaysia’s political-constitutional crisis, global PMIs in focus

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 5:02 AM

Malaysia’s long-running political crisis deepened last week when the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah reprimanded the [...] » More

Explainer: Different interpretations over the Malaysian king’s role in revoking emergency ordinances

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

The five-day special parliamentary meeting which began last Monday (July 26) was supposed to allow the Malaysian government to brief lawmakers about its COVID-19 response and [...] » More

Anwar claims PN govt has fallen as Muhyiddin lost majority support

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 5:02 AM

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim claimed today that prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin has lost majority support in Parliament. As Parliament remains suspended, Anwar claimed the [...] » More

SRC suit: Najib, four others told to file defence statements by August 30

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

The High Court here today ordered Datuk Seri Najib Razak and four other defendants to respond to a suit filed by the SRC International Sdn Bhd for alleged breach of trust and [...] » More

Malaysia receives 415,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine contributed by UK

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

Malaysia today received 415,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine contributed by the United Kingdom (UK), which will further boost the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme [...] » More

Malaysia deploys riot police as MPs attempt march to parliament

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 5:02 AM

Opposition members of Malaysia’s parliament were met by riot police and threatened with arrest as they tried to march to the parliament building on Monday amid rising [...] » More

Two days after Emergency ended, Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases rise again to 17,105; Johor and Sabah cross 1,000

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

The health ministry today reported 17,105 new Covid-19 cases, an uptick from yesterday’s 15,764 total. This brings the nations’ cumulative Covid-19 cases to [...] » More

Malaysian, Indonesian central banks expand local currency settlement framework

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 5:02 AM

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Bank Indonesia announced Monday the expansion of the ringgit-rupiah settlement framework. BNM said in a statement that the expanded framework [...] » More

Patriot condemns PM, calls Parliament blockade an ‘offensive injustice’

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 5:02 AM

The Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) has condemned prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s government over the incident this morning where opposition MPs were denied [...] » More

Port of Tanjung Pelepas in Johor records 8.5pct growth for 2020; only Asian port outside China to make world’s best 20 list

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is the only port listed in the world’s 20 best ports that recorded an increase in its ranking for the year 2020. Transport minister [...] » More

Malaysia anticipates cases to peak this month as vaccines start to show effect

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 5:02 AM

Malaysia expects to reach the peak of its record-breaking Covid-19 cases this month before the impact of the mass vaccination programme starts to show. Ahead of the expected [...] » More

MIDF Research maintains Malaysia’s GDP forecast at 4.6pct for 2021

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

MIDF Research has maintained its 2021 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for Malaysia at 4.6 per cent, taking into account both recent developments and the [...] » More

Singapore’s Jadestone new upstream investor in Malaysia

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | BorneoBulletin | 5:02 AM

Singapore-based Jadestone Energy plc is the latest upstream investor in Malaysia after its subsidiary acquired SapuraOMV Upstream (PM) Inc said Petroliam Nasional Bhd [...] » More

Dr M: Thousands dying, but Muhyiddin just wants to cling on as PM

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 5:02 AM

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has blasted his successor Muhyiddin Yassin for wanting to hang on to power at all costs. This is even as thousands of Malaysians [...] » More

Malaysia records new high in Covid-19 ICU patients, says Dr Noor Hisham

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

The number of Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care units nationwide continues to climb, hitting a new record at 1,066 today, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr [...] » More