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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 ...
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 ...
Malaysia has apologised after a government ad in Chinese-language newspapers featuring a picture of a barking rooster to mark the Year of the Dog sparked a flood of mockery. The full-page advert by the domestic trade, co-operatives and consumerism ministry showed a rooster emitting the word "wang", ...
Malaysia's political opposition and an election watchdog group have criticised plans to redraw certain constituency boundaries in the country in the run up to the general election this year. The Election Commission, which is appointed by the government, has been charged with the task of reviewing the ...
U Thein Swe said that from January to November 2017, 4110 Myanmar nationals detained in 11 detention camps in Malaysia were issued CIs and sent back home. When they arrive in Myanmar, they surrender the CIs to the Department of Immigration and reapply for passports or ID cards, he said.
Are those in the government working on a Plan B should Najib's majority narrow? What will Najib be willing to offer PAS - Malaysia's main Islamist party - if he's forced to rely on their support to win the election? Seats in the Cabinet? Control of the Tabung Haji, the fund which Muslim would-be pilgrims put ...
He also said the federal government is aware that Labuan IBFC has become one of the world's fastest growing midshore and financial centres and that it has played an important role in the development of the country and the region, especially as a point of intermediation of trade, finance and investments.
The MMDCEs are part of the Ghana's delegation attending the Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 9) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... climate for investment and asked the host to impress on the Malaysian business community to take a look at Ghana in deciding where to invest their resources.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Bar has urged the government not to send the 11 Uighurs reportedly in custody back to China. Bar president George Varughese said the Government should not repeat the incident of August 2011 when it returned to China 11 Uighurs who were residing in Malaysia, ...
The government, which is widely expected to win elections due before August, drew criticism last year for allowing the opposition Pan Malaysian Islamic Party to put forward a parliamentary bill calling for harsher punishments -- including more flogging - for moral "crimes". Malaysia's nine sultans, the official ...
BDS Malaysia issued a statement today expressing its concern following the Malaysian government's allowing of an Israeli diplomat into the country, which officially does not have ... "BDS Malaysia is appalled and alarmed at the recent visit by Israeli delegates to the ninth World Urban Forum in Malaysia.
Hajia Mahama was speaking at the Ghana Business and Investment Forum, a side event organized at the just ended 2018 Ninth Session of the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the theme: "Ghana's Industrialization Programme: Opportunities and Transformation ...
Defence Ministry watching out for pro-IS militants from Marawi Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the government is keeping an eye out for pro-Islamic State militants who exited The Philippines after government forces retook Marawi city. - The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 9, 2018.
WASHINGTON: the White House has advised US federal government agencies to prepare for a shutdown, an official said Thursday, as Congress hit a stumbling block in its efforts to pass a stopgap spending bill before midnight. The White House Office of Management and Budget "is currently preparing for ...
Malaysia has sufficient laws to combat fake news, says Bar Council Bar Council president George Varughese says the government must consult stakeholders, including lawyers, to get a clearer picture of the new laws it intends to formulate to curb the spread of fake news. - The Malaysian Insight file pic, ...
Human Rights Watch has been unable to obtain any further information from Malaysian or Chinese government sources as to the six men's whereabouts or well-being. Radio Free Asia reported in December 2012 that friends and a relative of 11 Uyghurs deported to China from Malaysia in August 2011 said ...


 

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