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KUALA LUMPUR - The Kuala Lumpur High Court has dismissed an application by 16 now-former Umno members who wanted the party to be dissolved for not conducting internal elections for almost five years, the Malaysian media reported on Friday (April 27). High Court (Appellate and Special ...
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - More than 2,600 Malaysian police personnel will be on duty in Kuala Lumpur to ensure everything runs smoothly during Saturday's (April 28) nomination day. City police chief Mazlan Lazim said the number includes 361 officers, 2,303 rank- ... election

If he lost to Matthysse, 35, history would also be made but a little unkind to President Rodrigo Duterte's good friend. We advice both camps to check if there are no scheduled marquee football or badminton matches in the Malaysian capital on D-Day. Doing so would save them a lot of grief, not to mention ...
I was born as the ninth child in a family of eleven siblings in 1964 and grew up in Kampung Tarom, a small village in the southern Malaysian state of Johor. Like many Malays of my time, we were poor. After all, 49.3% of Malaysian households in 1970 were living in poverty. Needless to say, English was ...

A group of Canadians has sent an urgent request to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen asking him to help a Syrian man who has been stuck in Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur airport for 50 days. Hassan Al Kontar, 36, has been living in the transit section of the airport since he was turned away from a ...
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Ruling coalition Barisan Nasional will prevail in Malaysia's upcoming general election despite growing Malay sentiment against it, pollster Merdeka Center revealed in its latest survey. The survey showed that Malay sentiment against BN is likely ... elections
KUALA LUMPUR (April 27): Some 95 new foreign brands have made their debut in the Malaysian retail market since 2017 to date. "Last year and up to recently, we have witnessed the closure of various foreign specialty stores. Among them were the closure of Tous Les Jours Bakery, Nature Republic, ...
In another case, in 2010, Palestinians who had been sent to Malaysia trained in paragliding as a potential tool for attacks, according to a statement from the Israeli secret service. Malaysian officials denied any involvement in such a plot. The United Malays National Organization, or UMNO, the dominant ...
The Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, has insisted there was no wrongdoing in the 1MDB scandal and instead blamed a “problematic business ... Najib did concede that the scandal had caused “some reputational damage” to his own government and Malaysia, but said he was in no doubt that the ...
KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): Facebook today introduced the Marketplace feature in Malaysia and users will be able to discover, buy and sell goods through the social media platform. Director of product management at Facebook, Karandeep Anand said in a statement, “Already 700 million people buy and ...
The crop they harvest is palm oil, one of Malaysia's biggest exports worth $20bn a year. ... If it is approved by the European Commission, the impact on the 650,000 smallholder palm farmers in Malaysia will be devastating. ... With the Malaysian election coming up on 9 May, this is also a pivotal issue.
Jobbie peanut butter hails from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur and got its name from creators Joseph Goh and Debbie Ching. The pair combined their first names to produce Jobbie Homemade Nut Butter, which appears to be all the rage in its home country. Launched in 2015 under the name ...
Malaysia's online environment is the safest in Southeast Asia for display ads, with only 2.2% of online ad impressions flagged being featured alongside content that are a risk to brand safety. According to Integral Ad Science's (IAS) latest Media Quality Report H2 2017, the brand safety risk for all buy types in ...
This even saw Malaysian burger joint myBurgerLab launching the Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang burger ahead of Merdeka Day, following the release of the Nasi Lemak Burger by McDonald's in Singapore. The new burger sparked debate between Malaysians and Singaporeans on social media , with some ...
KUALA LUMPUR: China-based consumer electronics maker Xiaomi plans to open six more Mi Stores in Malaysia next month, bringing the number of its ... Speaking to reporters after launching its latest model, Redmi Note 5, here today, Shi said the Malaysian market remained attractive amid the maturing ...

Timber extractor Priceworth International jumped 10.8% in Malaysia after inking a pact to supply container flooring to China-based Foshan Zhengsen Woodworking Co. Malaysian construction WCT Holdings advanced 6%. AllianceDBS said the company could secure "sizeable jobs" from major shareholder ...
Selangor: Malaysia's deputy opposition leader, Wan Azizah, has predicted a hung parliament after the country's May 9 election, as messages about the alleged corruption of the current Prime Minister Najib Razak start to hit home. In an exclusive ... "It is kind of difficult for the ordinary Malaysian on the street.
... last 28 years. Meanwhile, the federal opposition parties plan to launch attacks on BN-ruled states of Johor, Kedah and Sabah. The Straits Times Foreign Editor Zakir Hussain and Malaysia Bureau Chief Shannon Teoh look at these key battleground states and the issues facing the candidates and voters.
“The body will leave Malaysia tomorrow evening around 7.30pm for Cairo by plane and will then continue by land to Gaza,” Dr Anwar said. “We have received ... Ambassador Anwar said he has full confidence the Malaysian government will thoroughly investigate the killing of al-Batsh. “We hope the killers ...
A MALAYSIAN subsidiary of mainboard-listed Darco Water Technologies has signed an agreement to distribute products made by Danish cleantech firm Aquaporin in Singapore and Malaysia. The deal with the Darco subsidiary - Ness Plus Trading - will see products which contain the Danish company's ...
KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): Malaysian shares and the ringgit may today take cue from higher US government bond yields, which led to a stronger US dollar. Anticipation of Malaysia's 14th General Election (GE14) may also dictate market sentiment. US government bond yields, which neared 3%, led to ...
KUALA LUMPUR (April 13): Malaysia will be among beneficiaries of the United States successfully rejoining a revamped Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), HSBC Global Research said in a report today. This followed US President Donald Trump's tweet on Thursday (April 12) that the US could rejoin the TPP, ...
“I met a foremost Malaysian diplomat recently, Dennis Ignatius, whose 36-year diplomatic service in the country included stints Beijing. “Dennis told me that anyone who accused Mahathir of being anti-China is simply ignorant of history, as Mahathir was the one who really opened up Malaysia-China ...
“This is false, propaganda that is not based on facts and figures but based on malicious intent designed to create a negative perception towards BN. “China's total investments in Malaysia as of 2017 are worth RM65 billion, far less than the RM116.3 billion in Singapore and RM71.6 billion in Japan,” he said.
Hassan al-Kontar, a citizen of war-ravaged Syria, says he's been stranded in a Malaysian airport for almost 40 days. He fled Syria about a decade ago to ... which entered its eighth year in March. He was deported to Malaysia, a country that allows Syrian citizens to enter without a visa for up to 90 days.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and members of the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) have jointly opposed any renegotiations to ... He said while Malaysia welcomed the US' participation, terms and conditions set in the trade deal would remain firm.
DENGKIL (THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A video has been making its rounds on social media showing a trailer truck ramming through a centre divider along the Elite Highway in Malaysia . The 24-second video shows the trailer travelling on the extreme right lane on the highway before it veers into ...
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks to supporters during a launch event for the upcoming general elections in Malaysia. Photo: AP. Barisan Nasional's lavish manifesto unveiled last weekend was packed with pledges squarely aimed at the living costs conundrum. These include a generous ...
This benefit will make it a little easier for them to exercise the right to vote in Malaysia's election. Anyone needing more than one day will be able to apply for annual leave.” Apart from IKEA, bus operator Go-Ahead Singapore will also extend support to its Malaysian staff through careful planning of shift ...
JAKARTA: Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia, Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim has urged an Indonesian newspaper, The Jakarta Post to stop peddling lies on the Malaysian democracy, noting that Malaysia has enjoyed more than 60 years of peace and prosperity under the Westminster system of ...
5. Najib: Dr Mahathir thick skinned for U-turn on BR1M. 6. Johnathan wants to toughen up mentally. 7. Malaysia voting day set for May 9. 8. Driver issued summons for holding smartphone while driving, not because he had Waze opened. 9. Khaled: Youth manifesto on point, different from the opposition. 10.
TORONTO — Scotiabank's deal to sell its Malaysian unit to Cathay Financial Holding Co Ltd. has been called off. The Canadian bank said the deal did not close before a pre-agreed deadline and as a result it will not be moving forward. Scotiabank had reached an agreement to sell the Bank of Nova Scotia ...
It covers reports published in Malaysia or by foreign nationals overseas, as long as they relate to news about Malaysia or a Malaysian citizen, and defines ... Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said the country passed its fake-news law to prevent false information against the government, and to protect ...
KUALA LUMPUR: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia's (MBM) sales for the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18) rose by 13.2 per cent growth to 3,335 vehicles compared with the same quarter last year (1Q17). ... “Mercedes-Benz remains the undisputed leading premium brand in Malaysia with a 2.8 per cent market share.
He told The Malaysian Insight that based on the institute's studies, MCA, Gerakan and MIC “will be wiped out because of the shape and character of the new electoral boundaries”. The issue, according to him, is “will the public accept such a result”? The EC delineation report is wrapped in controversy.
“This benefit will make it a little easier for them to exercise the right to vote in Malaysia's election. Anyone needing more than one day will be able to apply for annual leave.” There are about 80 Malaysians employed by IKEA Singapore, out of hundreds of thousands of Malaysian workers in Singapore.
SINGAPORE: The Malaysian man accused of helping former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han flee Singapore in February was on Thursday (Apr 12) sentenced to six ... Khoo was then a freelance driver who ferried passengers between Singapore and Johor Bahru and other parts of Malaysia.
"The rationale for this is that among less educated and less informed voters this will neutralize some of the Mahathir effect," said Bridget Welsh, a professor of political science at John Cabot University who specializes in Malaysian politics. She added that while it was a "serious blow" to the opposition, it was ...
Officers from the Royal Malaysia Police arrested Bahurudeen less than 12 hours later on Wednesday, and extradited him to Singapore the next day. The police recovered cash of about SGD 24,000 from him, the report said, adding he has been charged with one count of criminal breach of trust. Bahurudeen ...
He said Najib was trying to fish for police and army votes when he reportedly claimed that “certain quarters” wanted to break up the regiment because it was supposedly not in line with the concept of “Malaysian Malaysia”. “He warned that the armed forces and the police may be trimmed in size as 'the other ...
The last sitting of the Malaysian Parliament is on Thursday (April 5). "Someone was telling me, but I can't confirm. You (people) will expect some time next week that Parliament will be dissolved," Mr Abdul Rahman was quoted as saying by Bernama, adding that there would be "nice and surprising" things in ...
BANGKOK (AFP) - A boat carrying dozens of Rohingya refugees trying to reach Malaysia briefly stopped on a Thai island, an official said on Sunday (April 1), as fears grow about overcrowded camps for the stateless minority fleeing violence in Myanmar. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought ...
“Let me urge Chinese youths and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take this golden opportunity to make your own digital transformation a success, and to play the fullest part in making our Transformasi Nasional 2050 a reality,” he said, referring to the government's goal of making Malaysia a top 20 ...
Malaysia to propose that UN agency recognise seaweed as country's superfood. seaweed ... SEMPORNA, Sabah: Malaysia will propose to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) that it recognises the country's seaweed as Malaysian superfood, a minister said on Saturday (Mar 31).
HelloGold is launching 500 vending machines across Malaysia that convert plastic bottles and aluminum cans to investment-grade gold. The Southeast Asian fintech company has teamed up with Malaysia's reverse-vending machine (RVM) company KLEAN to bring about a recycling scheme that offers Malaysians 0.00059 ...
Malaysia's new electoral boundaries, approved last week, have been slammed for favouring the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition as they herd Malay supporters into smaller wards that BN hopes to win, and pack non-Malay voters into opposition strongholds. But analysts say it is not game over yet for ...
Malaysia's newly drafted anti-fake news law, which is proposed to clamp down on fake news, has fuelled concerns among the people on fears of media censorship. With the general elections scheduled to be held in August and a massive financial scandal, plaguing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, ...
More than one hundred walked the streets on the east side, Saturday, March 31, for "Let's March for Malaysia" led by Ten Point Coalition, encouraging an end to gun violence in Indianapolis after 1-year-old Malaysia Robson was fatally shot. Jenna Watson/IndyStar.


 

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