Tag: Malaysia

Will Najib see jail time?

Now that the axe has fallen, albeit a little closer on former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, the question is, will he see jail time? The Kuala Lumpur High Court had ruled, this week (Nov 11), that Najib has a case to answer in all...

Exiled leader promises thousands will walk with him in Cambodia through Thailand in a challenge to Hun Sen

Self-exiled Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy had planned to rally with thousands of his supporters to march into Cambodia through the Thai border last Saturday, but his plan faltered after he was barred from flying to Bangkok from Paris. In an interview with Malaysiakini in Putrajaya he repeated...

Malaysia targets hidden properties worth $4.3b siphoned through 1MDB

Anti-graft buster chief Latheefa Koya told reporters Malaysia is working to locate assets worth $4.3 billion which are yet to be accounted for and acquired with stolen money from the sovereign fund 1MDB. The global money-laundering probe extends to at least six countries and Malaysia is working with these countries in an attempt to locate these properties. This...

Suspicion of 1MDB corruption did not stop Goldman Sachs officials lured by cash pile

A class action by shareholders brings new accusations and evidence from senior witnesses within Goldman Sachs who willing to testify that top officeholders knew about the corruption problems at 1MDB. But the top officials pushed the deal because of the money it made for the...

Heart attacks leading cause of death in Malaysia

Heart attack remains the leading cause of death in Malaysia for the 14th year and it was the principal cause of death for males in Malaysia with 12,510 deaths (17.8%) while for females, the principal cause of death was pneumonia with 6,033 deaths (12.8%). This was...

Malaysian couple on trial in Norway for forcing a child to fast for 12 hours

A Malaysian couple living in Norway who lost custody of their children following an investigation by authorities relating to an allegation of abuse involving their child have claimed trial. The couple, Hairi Muhamad, 42, and Norliha Khamis, 42, got into trouble with the local authorities after one of their...

Jho Low granted asylum in a ‘third country’ but is he currently in China or the UAE?

Fugitive businessman and alleged mastermind of the global money-laundering 1MDB case is giving up billions that many say do not belong to him, but he remains elusive and no one from the US or Malaysia seem to be able to lay their hands on...

Malaysia and Vietnam must push for COC completion in South China Sea

Malaysia has opened up in the South China Sea (SCS) conflict, showing growing interest in the defence of its territorial integrity which is taken for granted by China. On Oct 17, Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says Kuala Lumpur’s ability to prevent other countries encroaching...

Another delay in RTS with no decision by the Malaysian government on the project

The Malaysian government is not deciding on the Rapid Transit System Link project, risking a possible hefty compensation payable to Singapore. According to The Star, Malaysia is seeking another six-month extension to review the RM4bil project. This is the third time the Malaysian government is...

Many Malaysian IVF-egg donors are young, well-educated

Singapore—In-vitro fertilization (IVF) has been in the news lately since the recent announcement that the age limit has been lifted for women who wish to pursue assisted reproduction. While women from the ages of 45 and older still need to get clearance from doctors in...