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The Real Reasons Behind China's Big Investments In Sri Lanka.

China is setting up outposts in the Indian Ocean as part of BeijingҀ™s broader strategy to secure the passage of Middle East oil through the Strait of Malacca and counter American naval hegemony in the region; and have Sri Lanka pay for it!

- Forbes.com - US

Bumiputera, Malay contractors prove ability with MRT, Pan-Borneo projects.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 25 Mac β€” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressed happiness that the impact of the success of the Mass rapid Transit and the toll-free Pan Borneo Expressway projects proved the ability of bumiputera and Malay...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Police detain man for insulting Sultan of Johor online.

JOHOR BAHRU, March 25 β€” Police today arrested a man believed to be the individual responsible for uploading offensive statement on Facebook against the Sultan of Johor and the Johor royal institution. Johor police chief Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Police deny female tourist raped on Pulau Tioman.

KUANTAN, March 25 β€” Police have denied news reports which went viral on the social media that a female tourist was raped or assaulted by tour guides on Pulau Tioman here. Rompin police chief DSP Azli Mohd Noor said there had been no report on...

- The Malay Mail - MY

At Islamic convention, Mufti Menk offers advice on treating others, black magic.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” Many Malaysians turned up in droves to this year's edition of Islamic mega event The Straight Path Convention today, which will continue until tomorrow with the theme of Divine Rights. This morning, the audience had...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Police detain 537 militants, terrorists over the last 16 years, says IGP.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” The Royal Malaysia Police have detained a total of 537 militants and terrorists from 2001 to 2016 in combatting terrorism and extremism in the country. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Dr M and Nazri face off in Kuala Kangsar… over cendol.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” With their planned debate moved to another date, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz had a chat over cendol in Kuala Kangsar today instead. According to a report by Malaysiakini, the two caught up after...

- The Malay Mail - MY

No debate, so Dr M and Nazri have cendol date.

Nazri catches up with the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia entourage at Dataran Sayong Lembah this afternoon.

- Malaysiakini - MY

MCA, MIC, Gerakan branded 'spineless' for not grilling Cabinet about RUU355.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” DAP's Lim Kit Siang has slammed Barisan Nasional component parties MCA, MICA and Gerakan today for failing to raise the contentious issue of a Shariah Bill in a Cabinet meeting yesterday. The Gelang Patah MP had...

- The Malay Mail - MY

'Superman' Hew out on bail; investigations for insulting PM ongoing.

JOHOR BAHRU, March 25 β€” Former Teluk Intan DAP division chief Hew Kuan Yau who was remanded four days to assist investigations for allegedly insulting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on social media, is already out on RM5,000 police bail....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Nik Aziz's family furious at Amanah for 'peddling' late cleric's name.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” Several family members of Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has lodged a police report today against a Parti Amanah Negara event that is using the late cleric's name. They claimed the move was an insult to Nik Aziz, who...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Najib sedih polis diperkecil, ditohmah cerita palsu

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Mac β€” Datuk Seri Najib Razak berasa sedih dengan tindakan sesetengah pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab cuba memperkecilkan peranan dan sumbangan pasukan Polis Diraja Malaysia terhadap negara. Perdana Menteri berkata...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ex-CJ claims Muslims happy for hudud, not equality

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 -- A controversial former chief justice claimed today that Muslims are happy to comply with the controversial Islamic penal law of hudud if it is implemented. Tun Ahmad Fairuz Abdul Halim suggested that Muslims do not care...

- The Malay Mail - MY

RMP detained 537 militants, terrorists over the last 16 years, says IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” The Royal Malaysia Police have detained a total of 537 militants and terrorists from 2001 to 2016 in combatting terrorism and extremism in the country. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Halt all executions and abolish the death penalty – Malaysian Bar

THE Malaysian Bar has called on the government to halt all pending executions amid a review of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 to remove the mandatory death penalty. The post Halt all executions and abolish the death penalty – Malaysian Bar appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Malaysia Airlines passengers stuck in Auckland with nowhere to stay as Adele fans book out beds

While some Adele fans have been struggling to get into Auckland, one group of passengers is stuck in the city, unable to leave. 

- Stuff - NZ

DSWD helps about 2,000 undocumented Pinoys deported from Sabah

The Department of Social Welfare and Development said they have assisted about 2,000 undocumented Filipinos deported from Sabah, Malaysia.

- GMA News - PH

Hong KongҀ™s future: a bridge from China to Southeast Asia

Hong Kong has long been at the forefront of globalisation, exposed and vulnerable to its disruptive forces; a bellwether city struggling to stay ahead of an ever-changing curve. Yet its importance is too often relegated to a mere footnote in the grand scheme of regional analysis. Take the Asia Development Bank 2050 report, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Why are Chinese moving to Malaysia by the thousands?

Paul Ying Qian, 32, first tried durian when he was 10 years old in his home town of Hunan , China. A family friend had sent his mother the pungent fruit, which the whole family enjoyed. Paul tried durian again when he was studying in Australia, but it was expensive and didn’t match the taste in his memory. Now he ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

M'sian Bar lauds death penalty review in drug cases

'The Malaysian Bar urges the government to act swiftly to abolish the death penalty for all crimes.'

- Malaysiakini - MY

Ringgit to firm against US dollar next week

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” The ringgit is likely to trade firmer against the US dollar next week on an improved Malaysian economy, dealers said. Affin Hwang Investment Bank Vice-President/Head of Retail Research, Datuk Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Marginal rise likely for Bursa towards 1,780 points

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” Bursa Malaysia is likely to trend higher next week, with the benchmark index inching towards the 1,780-level, supported by positive local economic news and the return of calmness after the sharp drop on Wall Street early...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Time to forget courting PAS, pundits tell PPBM

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” Now that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is officially part of Pakatan Harapan, it should completely stop thinking about compelling PAS to join the Opposition, political observers have said. The analysts said...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Tengku Abdullah welcomes Annuar's decision to quit race for FAM presidency

KUANTAN, March 25 β€” The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has welcomed the decision by Tan Sri Annuar Musa to pull out of the race for the FA of Malaysia president's post. The former FAM president said it was a wise move by...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Najib lauds sacrifices made by police for sake of country

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today expressed sadness that some irresponsible groups tried to belittle the role and contribution of the Royal Malaysia Police and tarnished the image of the force with...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Halt all pending executions, Bar says amid Drugs Act reform

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” The Malaysian Bar has urged Putrajaya today to declare and implement a moratorium on all pending executions, amid a review of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 to remove the mandatory death penalty. The Bar also suggested...

- The Malay Mail - MY

It's official, TMJ is new president of FAM

PETALING JAYA, March 25 β€” Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim has been officially confirmed as the new president of the FA of Malaysia. FAM secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin made the announcement at 10.15am today during FAM's 53rd Congress....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kit Siang to contest either Gelang Patah or Alor Setar in GE14

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” DAP's Lim Kit Siang said today he prefers to contest to keep his Gelang Patah parliamentary seat in the next polls, if he continues to be actively involved in politics. However, he conceded that he is also open to...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Γ’Β€Β˜Dismantle the infrastructure of migrant slavery nowҀ™

MP SPEAKS | This follows the Malaysiakini-Tempo expose on a bird’s nest factory in Klang.

- Malaysiakini - MY

NEP turns Malaysia into a dysfunctional society

YOURSAY | ‘When the country has racial policies, how do you expect the people to be united?’

- Malaysiakini - MY

Menteri: Skandal daging Brazil, bekalan import ke Malaysia selamat

KEMAMAN, 25 Mac β€” Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani belum memutuskan untuk menyekat kemasukan bekalan daging lembu dan ayam dari Brazil, kata Menterinya Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Chik. Katanya ini kerana 21 loji yang dikatakan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

PM: Penjawat awam di negeri pembangkang juga layak mohon PPA1M

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Mac β€” Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berkata penjawat awam yang bekerja di negeri pembangkang turut layak memohon untuk Perumahan Penjawat Awam 1Malaysia . Perdana menteri berkata harga rumah PPA1M yang...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Could a permanent national task force resolve Malaysia's stateless problem?

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” The federal government should set up permanent task forces in every state in Malaysia to ensure stateless children with genuine cases are recognised as citizens, a lawyer has proposed. Simon Siah said the federal...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Witness a crime, use VSP

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 β€” Witness a crime or an accident, and you can swiftly alert police through the Volunteer Smartphone Patrol application. Besides providing a first information report, members of the public can also upload pictures...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ball in his court

PETALING JAYA, March 25 β€” Today marks a new era for FA of Malaysia as after more than 30 years of the presidency being locked away in Pahang, Tunku Ismail Ibrahim will assume the throne at its 53rd Congress. The Johor Crown Prince, at...

- The Malay Mail - MY

China’s New Limits on Money Outflows Hit a Would-Be Paradise

Based in Malaysia, Forest City promises clean air and beaches, but China’s efforts to keep money at home leave some buyers struggling to pay what they owe.

- New York Times - US

Civil servants in Opposition states can apply for PPA1M, says Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 β€” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said civil servants in Opposition-ruled states are also eligible to apply for the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing programme. The prime minister said the price of houses...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Indian soyoil futures fall tracking related overseas oils

NEW DELHI, March 24 - Indian soyoil futures fellon Friday, tracking weaker performing related oils overseas. Soybean oil on the Chicago Board of Trade was down1.1 percent, while the September soybean oil contract on theDalian Commodity Exchange fell as much as 1.2 percent. Benchmark palm oil futures for June delivery onthe ...

- Sify - IN

LMS capable of conducting 80pc of missions for LCS, says Navy chief

LANGKAWI, March 24 β€” The Littoral Mission Ship purchased by the Royal Malaysian Navy is capable of conducting 80 per cent of the missions for the Littoral Combat Ship . RMN Chief Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Cabinet approves proposed Child Sexual Crime Bill 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 β€” The Cabinet today approved the proposed Child Sexual Crime Bill 2017, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said. She said the Bill would be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat for the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

PM chairs roundtable discussion to gather input on country's economic issues

PUTRAJAYA, March 24 β€” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today met key industry players and business associations in a roundtable economic dialogue to gather feedback, inputs and ideas on the country's economic issues. Najib, who is also...

- The Malay Mail - MY

In liberalism survey, Malaysians say yes to both free speech and Sedition Act

PETALING JAYA, March 24 ― Despite voicing support for free speech in Malaysia, a majority of Malaysians polled in a nationwide survey also felt that the government should keep the controversial Sedition Act. Over three-quarters or 77 per cent...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysia hasn't stopped Brazil meat imports yet, says Ahmad Shabery

KEMAMAN, March 24 β€” The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry has not made a decision to stop the import of beef and chicken meat from Brazil, said its Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. He said his ministry would continue to...

- The Malay Mail - MY

PM conveys condolences to Siti Rahmah's family

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 β€” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressed his condolences to the family of Umno veteran Datuk Siti Rahmah Kassim who died from old age today. Innalillah. Received the sad news. Datuk Siti Rahmah Kassim passed...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysian caught trying to smuggle 11 puppies into Singapore

SINGAPORE, March 24 β€” Eleven puppies were found smuggled in a Malaysia-registered car, following further inspection upon its arrival at the Woodlands Checkpoint last night. The puppies were found hidden in a modified fuel tank of the car by...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sabah assemblyman Suhaili Said dies

KOTA KINABALU, March 24 β€” Sabah state lawmaker Datuk Mohd Suhaili Said died at a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur today. He was 56. The Tungku assemblyman breathed his last at about 3.10pm, according to assistant minister in the Chief...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Nepali worker falls to death at construction site in Putrajaya

PUTRAJAYA, March 24 β€” A Nepalese worker was killed after falling from a high-rise building onto a makeshift gondola in Precinct 7 here today, and seriously injuring a Bangladeshi co-worker who was in the structure at the time. Bhim Bahadur...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Former independence fighter Siti Rahmah dies

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 β€” Independence fighter Datuk Siti Rahmah Kassim, 91, died of old age today. This was confirmed by her daughter, Prof Puan Sri Dr Rohaty Mohd Majzub. My mother breathed last at my house in Petaling Jaya at 10.55am...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Warga Nepal maut jatuh dari tapak binaan bangunan SPRM

PUTRAJAYA, 24 Mac ― Seorang warga Nepal maut setelah terjatuh di atas gondola sebelum menghempap seorang pekerja warga Bangladesh yang berada di dalamnya di satu tapak pembinaan di Presint 7, di sini hari ini. Warga Nepal berkenaan, Bhim...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Man accused of doing the dirty on Pangrok Sulap denies involvement

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 β€” When Sabah art collective Pangrok Sulap's artwork was removed from an exhibition here two days after its opening, it caused quite a stir in the art community. Although the person allegedly responsible' β€” a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

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