Tag: Malaysia

Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysia scandal

Singapore is returning almost $40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with a massive financial scandal that played a major role in the toppling of the corruption-plagued government of Najib Razak, police said. The city-state is one of several countries that launched probes into allegations...

Malaysia to have a Freedom of Information Act to replace OSA

The government will draw up a Freedom of Information Act to replace the Official Secrets Act 1972, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He says the Special Cabinet Committee on Anti-Corruption, which he chaired, has agreed in principle that sufficient time must be given...

In Reassessing His Role Dr Mahathir must not sacrifice National Unity

The ongoing prosecution and high profile trial of Dato’ Sri Najib Abdul Razak, the former prime minister of Malaysia, and the criminal charges laid against his deputy and other senior officials of his administration is turning out to be a cathartic and convulsive exercise...

Documentary on Malaysian wildlife where social media is used to sell endangered species

Ushar Daniele is a journalist turned producer that recently worked together with a Singaporean production house on a wildlife documentary. The Dark Web documentary series on Channel NewsAsia explores threats to wildlife in the Malaysian episode ‘Wildlife Clickbait.’ The episode 'Wildlife Clickbait' is specific to Malaysia...

MHA: Malaysians are not singled out for capital punishment

Singapore—The country’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) debunked allegations that Malaysian prisoners in particular are being targeted for execution, or capital punishment. MHA underlined that Singapore’s laws are equally applicable to offenders who are local and those who are foreigners. A spokesperson from the...

Malaysian immigration under fire for foreigner abuse

KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysian immigration is under fire with reports of multiple abuse of foreigners in detention and a constant bullying of foreign nationals working in the country. The death of a Nigerian student in custody sparked protests in Kuala Lumpur with 20 Nigerians...

Singaporean fined S$820 for not showing passport at Johor customs

Singapore – A Singaporean manager was fined for not showing his passport when exiting Malaysia and was among four others who were charged for committing different immigration offences. On June 25, at the Sultan Abu Bakar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex at the Second...

The Ubiquitous Unsung Heroes of Malaysia’s Prosperity – the Foreign Worker

Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government which began its fifteenth month in office on July 10 had made a pledge in its election manifesto that it would reduce the number of foreign workers by a third from six to four million. This was a target set...

How to keep truant schoolchildren out of malls and hideouts: Police arrest them!

Students caught skipping school, sent to police stations will have to get their parents to come and bail them out or take them home. This is what a viral video on Twitter says. The Malaysian police raided malls and hideaways where students spend their time instead...

Controversial Indian preacher not on Interpol red notice says Malaysia

The Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says in reply to questions on the extradition request for the preacher by the Indian government. Malaysia faced internal and external pressure to deport the controversial figure who has been roaming the country freely, preaching and holding debates...