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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is seen as an attractive location in attracting foreign talent as the government's aim of achieving high-income status is well-publicised, along with its foreigner-friendly policies. According to mobility solutions provider ECA International Associate Director for Asia, Mark ...
Author: Bridget Welsh, John Cabot University. Malaysia's government has dissolved the Parliament to make way for the 14th General Election (GE14). The country will go to the polls on 9 May. From afar, this election seems like a repeat of the last election in 2013, when a polarised electorate was ...

After all, 49.3% of Malaysian households in 1970 were living in poverty. Needless to say, English was not my lingua franca in those days. During my primary school examinations, I scored 4As and 1C -- no prizes for guessing what the 'C' was. But I was granted the opportunity to enrol in a government ...
The prime minister also pushed an "anti-fake news" bill that can effectively ban the publication of any news, reports or other forms of information critical of the government. Malaysia's gross domestic product per capita stands at roughly $10,000, bringing the country closer to the ranks of advanced economies ...
KUALA LUMPUR: "Mr Arul, can you please explain why the government's money and the people's money is being used to buy yachts costing US$250 million?" That question, posed by a retired civil servant in her mid-60s, is one of the tougher ones Arul Kanda has had to field in recent weeks. In the lead-up ...

Selangor: Malaysia's deputy opposition leader, Wan Azizah, has predicted a hung parliament after the country's May 9 election, as messages about the ... They criticised Najib's government over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, outlined plans to reduce the cost of living for ordinary ...
If PAS does hold sway over the next government, some political analysts say it could stoke divisions in multi-ethnic, Muslim-majority Malaysia. ... Islamic law is implemented in all Malaysian states but is restricted to family issues like divorce and inheritance, as well as sharia crimes involving Muslims, such ...
Malaysia will hold a general election on May 9 with Najeeb's Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which is dominated by UMNO, locked in a tough battle with former premier Mahathir Mohamad and his opposition alliance. "SAY NO" The tweets included visuals illustrating Malaysian government policies ... Twitter pro-government
He was sacked as a minister three years ago for criticising the government over 1MDB. Alliances are shifting for UMNO too. It is cosying up to the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), which has denounced UMNO as godless for decades. PAS governs the poor, rural state of Kelantan and wants to impose ... Twitter pro-government
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's federal government has declared May 9, polling day, a public holiday. This is to allow all Malaysians to fulfil their responsibilities as voters, said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in a statement on Wednesday (Apr 11). “The declaration on the public holiday is made based on ... Twitter pro-government
THE Malaysian government on Thursday ordered a provisional deregistration of the political party led by opposition leader Dr Mahathir Mohamad, a day before Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to call the elections. The country's Registrar of Societies (RoS) ordered Parti Pribumi Bersatu ...
Malaysia is fighting fake news by introducing a law to make it illegal, but experts say that new law is a dangerous one. Ostensibly to stop ... The Malaysian government has put up advertisements for its new fake news law. ... Malaysia has a history of curtailing freedom of expression and freedom of press.
[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's government Monday pushed a law through parliament that makes "fake news" punishable by a maximum six-year jail term despite an outcry from critics worried it will be used to stifle dissent before elections. The law targets foreign as well as local media, and is seen in part as ...
Malaysia's government has introduced a sweeping “anti-fake news” bill that critics say could stifle criticism of Prime Minister Najib Razak before a national election later this year. The Wall Street Journal reports that the law would ban “any news, information, data and reports which are wholly or partly false, ...
BANGKOK: Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has proposed the setting up of a "hotline" to serve as a direct communication channel for Malaysian and Thailand officials to discuss matters related to security affairs. According to government spokesman Lt Gen Weerachon Sukhondhapatipak, the prime ...
Former minister Rafidah had expressed disbelief that the Malaysian government had failed to locate the yacht wanted by US investigators. She said she had spotted the yacht in Thailand during a snorkelling trip to Phuket last year, and had asked how the yacht had eluded Malaysian authorities when its ...

Malaysia could dissolve its parliament within two to three weeks, paving the way for its 14th general election pitting a 92-year-old ex-prime minister against an incumbent hounded by corruption allegations, a source and media reports said. This is the first time in Malaysia's history that a government has ...
PETALING JAYA: A report published by the BBC yesterday highlighted the vast difference in the way the British and Malaysian governments handled the issue of nerve agent attacks on foreign citizens on its soil. This follows the recent claim by the British government that Russia was behind the attack on a ...
The Swiss campaign led by centre-left politician Carlo Sommaruga and non-governmental organisations wanted to hand back more than US$100 million money forfeited by Swiss banks in the ... "It cannot be claimed by 1MDB or the government of Malaysia as the money does not belong to 1MDB," it said.
The Malaysian authorities have done little to investigate the role of the North Korean government, and have, with one exception, never even suggested that North Korea was responsible. Just why Malaysia should be so reluctant to get to the bottom of a brazen and dangerous political assassination is still ...
Speaking at a press conference on the wrongful denial of citizenship to young Malaysians, he said there were many children who were born in Malaysia but had been denied their fundamental rights by the government, including the National Registration Department (JPN) and the home ministry. “Under the ...
"When the GST was introduced in Malaysia on April 1, 2015, the oil price fell from US$100 per barrel to less than US$40 per barrel and government's revenue fell. We cannot be in a state of uncertainty. We have to pay salaries, manage the state, hospitals, education and they need revenue," he said.
IN Malaysia, where the mere act of caricaturing Prime Minister Najib Razak as a clown could get you thrown in jail, plans for a new law to stamp out “fake news” before a landmark election have set alarm bells ringing among the opposition and free speech proponents. The government for months has been ...
“Coinzer is working closely with the Malaysian Government and the relevant authorities to acknowledge and approve our operation in Malaysia as well as to help them better understand both Coinzer and the industry more broadly: how cryptocurrency platforms like Coinzer work, how Coinzer will help build ...
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the government is mulling over a proposal to increase the minimum wage rate to help those ... The last time the minimum wage rate was reviewed was in 2016 with the minimum salary for peninsular Malaysia was increased from RM900 to RM1,000 ...
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government is determining a date to table a proposal by the Election Commission (EC) on the redrawing of electoral boundaries, said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Saturday (Mar 10). Analysts believe that this move could give the ruling ...
KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Education Ministry is mulling over a move to station police in schools. Minister Mahdzir Khalid said the request would be made only for schools located in hot spot areas. "The police cannot be in all the schools as we have 10,200 ...
A source close to the matter said the company had suspended 500 accounts involved in the messages on the Malaysian election since they involved spam or malicious automation. Twitter bots, accounts which can post, like or resend tweets automatically, are not illegal in Malaysia and seem to be having ...
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government is determining a date to table a proposal by the Election Commission (EC) on the redrawing of electoral boundaries, said Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Saturday (Mar 10). Analysts believe that this move could give the ruling ...
Red Granite Pictures, the producer behind The Wolf of Wall Street, Dumb and Dumber To and other films, has agreed to pay $60 million to the U.S. government in order to settle allegations that it was funded in part by money siphoned from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund called 1 Malaysia Development ...
IN MOST countries a government that allowed $4.5bn to go missing from a state development agency would struggle to win re-election. If some $681m had appeared in the prime minister's personal account around the same time, which he breezily explained away as a gift from an unnamed admirer, the ...
Former ACT public servant Nic Manikis has been caught up in a $1billion property deal saga with the Malaysian government. Photo: Jamila Toderas. An investment proposal written by Ladylaw Securities and signed by Mr Manikis included details of seven target properties for purchase by Malaysia's ...
Following an investigation into corruption involving Malaysia's state fund 1MDB, Swiss authorities have seized a large amount of money – and put it in its ... At the end of last year, 112 Malaysian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) demanded the Swiss government to return the money to the rightful ...
Despite the focus of headlines in the Malaysian media on new acquisitions, Malaysia's military modernisation still faces the problem of inadequate funding from the government. ... KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's military modernisation continues to face the same old problem – a lack of funding. This was once ...
While the perception about rising living costs coupled with stagnant earnings continue to be promoted by those critical of the ruling government's policies, the facts don't lie. According to data sourced from Bank Negara, international financial news channel Bloomberg has reported that wages in Malaysia ...
PETALING JAYA - Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok said on Monday (Feb 26) he would take action against the Malaysia Today news portal and its author over what he said were false allegations claiming he was funding opposition parties and a news portal in a bid to overthrow the government. Mr Kuok's ...
SK Group will collaborate with the Malaysian Government in key areas such as ICT & 5G, Oil & Gas, Green Technology as well as urban development. A second MOU was signed between Cyberview Sdn Bhd and two SK Group subsidiaries for the development of Blue Ocean Smart Cities in Malaysia, ...
“Everyone needs a key, which through government policies, to open opportunities to bigger success,” Najib said in his speech when opening the Central Zone-level of the Open Interview for 1Malaysia Training Scheme (SL1M) at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang yesterday. Political blogger Raja ...
The government last month launched an online news portal called theRakyat.com to canvass for votes and combat "fake news". And Malaysia's Internet regulator, the Malaysian Communications and Media Commission, in March last year launched sebenarnya.my (truthfully.my, in Malay), an online platform ...
Previous notable endeavours to curb the problem include the Penang State government's launch of the “No Free Plastic Bag” campaign in July 2009 and “Everyday is No Free Plastic Bags Day” campaign in Jan 2011. A complete ban on plastic bags took effect in 2011. The policy covers Malaysia's ...
High living costs and poor public transport are just the surface symptoms of Malaysia's malaise, says a government doctor. ... Prashanth at his government hospital in Malaysia. ... But even this part of his identity is somewhat complex: his mother is Chinese-Malaysian, albeit raised by an Indian family.
“For example, the price control scheme during festive seasons, Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia and the 'Sentuhan Rakyat' sales are among government efforts to ensure the welfare of the people continues to be taken care of,” he said after launching the 'Sentuhan Rakyat' sales programme at in Bera today.
An EU decision to curb palm oil imports was the last thing Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak needed ahead of a coming election, with rural voters ... Malaysia's plantations minister Mah Siew Keong told Reuters the government is working on expanding export markets to other non-traditonal palm buyers ...
Malaysian government sorry for using rooster instead of dog for CNY ad ... Dogs have been long considered as “unclean” in the Muslim majority Malaysia. In fact, in 2016 popular pretzel chain Auntie Anne was “recommended” by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department's (JAKIM) to rename its ...
The issue is complicated by a view held by some Malaysian Muslims that dogs are unclean animals. Earlier this month, Reuters reported that Malaysian businesses were ignoring or playing down canine symbols — to avoid offending the Muslim majority. Ethnic Chinese make up about a quarter of the ...
The Malaysian government is facing ridicule after it took out a full-page advert to celebrate the Lunar New Year - featuring a barking rooster. The Year of the Rooster - based on the Chinese zodiac - has just ended, giving way to the Year of the Dog. The trade ministry's advert wished people a prosperous ...
THE Indonesian media has widely quoted Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's statement on Indonesian maids yesterday, saying that ... The Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia, Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, said the Malaysian government would not compromise on any abuse cases, ...
Ong said Asean is a single market where we can venture into 10 countries directly through the free trade agreement which the government had signed in January 2015. “We hope Malaysia could turn into the automotive hub for Asean, where we can export the cars to the Asean market from here. This would ...
Arshad said in a statement today that the “careless and irresponsible” statement by the minister had shocked his members. “Patriot will never ever go against the government. We were once members of government organisations, the Malaysian Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and Royal Malaysian ...


 

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