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Slow down this Raya season — MYCAT.

JUNE 23 — The Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations are around the corner. That can only mean that hundreds of thousands of Malaysians will be thronging the roads and highways nationwide. This is part of the 'balik kampung' rush to celebrate...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Gamuda's Q3 pre-tax profit rises to RM221.29m.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Gamuda Bhd's pre-tax profit for the third quarter ended April 30, 2017 rose to RM221.29 million from RM185.8 million in the same period last year. Revenue surged to RM839.49 million from RM467.29 million previously....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bina Darulaman issues RM50m Sukuk Wakalah.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Bina Darulaman Bhd has issued its maiden RM50 million Sukuk Wakalah, the first tranche of its seven-year RM100 million Sukuk Wakalah Programme. In a statement today, the Kedah-based property and construction...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Cops discover cash believed to be extortion money at IPD Ampang Jaya.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 ― Police found an undisclosed amount of cash of what is believed to be extortion money during a raid at the Ampang Jaya district police headquarters traffic room last Tuesday. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri...

- The Malay Mail - MY

PPBM member lodges MACC report against Dr M.

SHAH ALAM, June 23 ― A member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission seeking a probe into the wealth of the family of PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. PPBM Shah...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Traffic along major highways expected to get heavier tonight.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 ― Slow traffic flow was reported at several major highways this evening as more people began to travel back to their respective hometowns for the Aidilfitri celebration expected on Sunday. A PLUS Malaysia Berhad spokesman...

- The Malay Mail - MY

'Israeli' WSJ imposing 'liberal secularist extremist agenda' here, says Umno info chief.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 ― Umno's Tan Sri Annuar Musa has accused New York-based daily Wall Street Journal of trying to impose its own liberal secularist extremist agenda' in the country, while becoming the vehicle of the Opposition....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Keluarga Mahathir kaya-raya, ahli PPBM lapor SPRM.

SHAH ALAM, 23 Jun — Seorang anggota akar umbi Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia hari ini membuat laporan kepada suruhanjaya pencegahan rasuah Malaysia berhubung dakwaan berkaitan isu kekayaan keluarga pengerusi parti itu Tun Dr...

- The Malay Mail - MY

IGP denies former UM lecturer-turned-militant dead in Marawi.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 ― Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has denied a report today claiming that Mahmud Ahmad, dubbed Malaysia's most wanted terrorist, is already dead. Despite a report by Singapore daily The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hindus facing persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh: Report.

In the report, HAF lists Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan as "egregious violators" of human rights of Hindu minorities.  

- Zee News - IN

Foreign ministry's help sought to repatriate students from Malaysia.

The education secretary has written to the foreign secretary yesterday seeking the ministry's support to repatriate 18 Bhutanese students who are stuck in Malaysia on expired visa. Seven of them are females.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Bar: Downplaying of DOJ's serious allegations unacceptable

The Malaysian Bar is also disturbed by the media coverage which appears muted.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

MARAWI, Philippines -- As protesters rallied near the Presidential Palace in Manila in a "Black Friday" protest to mark the first month of the declaration of martial law in the Mindanao region, the Philippine military chief said Friday that the Islamic State group helped fund the month-long siege of the southern city ...

- BangkokPost - TH

Razer makes virtual currency push with $20M investment in Asian payment firm

Razer has invested close to $20 million into Malaysia-based online payment firm MOL Global as part of a push to establish its virtual currency for gamers in Asia. The deal sees Razer subsidiary ZV-Midas buy equity from existing backers MOL Investment and Hotel Resort Enterprise in a deal that values the MOL Global ...

- TechCrunch - US

Philippines: IS funded siege through Malaysian militant

The Philippine military chief says a Malaysian militant who helped lead and finance the siege in southern Marawi city has been killed in one of the setbacks to the uprising by locals aligned with the Islamic State group.

- FOX News - US

Philippines: ISIS funded siege through Malaysian militant

The Islamic State group helped fund the monthlong siege of a southern Philippine city through a Malaysian militant who was reportedly killed by troops, the Philippine military chief said Friday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Luxembourg Fines Private Bank Rothschild 9 Million Euros

Luxembourg watchdogs have fined the local arm of Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild nearly 9 million euros for failing to take proper safeguards against money-laundering, the authorities and the bank said on Thursday, cited by Reuters. A source familiar with the matter confirmed news reports that the case concerned its ...

- Novinite - BG

Geely, DRB-Hicom partnership to take Proton, Lotus to higher level

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Chairman Li Shufu said the partnership with DRB-HICOM Bhd would bring good business opportunities for both companies, while taking the Proton and Lotus brands to a higher level. He...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Komando baru tamat latihan kemalangan, mahu pulang beraya

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Jun — Empat komando yang baru tamat latihan parah selepas terlibat dalam kemalangan pagi tadi. Komander Operasi Balai Bomba dan Penyelamat Jalan Kubu, Melaka berkata kejadian 9.45 pagi itu berlaku di Lebuh Alor Gajah-Melaka...

- The Malay Mail - MY

After buying Proton stake, Chinese billionaire says Lotus car may be made in China

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Chinese billionaire Li Shufu said his Zhejiang Geely Holding Group will consider producing Lotus sports cars in China after agreeing to purchase stakes in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd and its British unit....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Late buying interest lifts Bursa Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Bursa Malaysia finished the week higher today on last-minute buying interest, with consumer stocks leading the top gainers' list. The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia rose by 2.02 points to close at 1,779.45...

- The Malay Mail - MY

DPM cautions against allegations of foreign media

PUTRAJAYA, June 23 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today advised Malaysians to be calm and prudent in evaluating the allegations and slander intentionally planned by the foreign media to undermine the country's image....

- The Malay Mail - MY

MMEA Labuan to beef up sea patrol during this festive season

LABUAN, June 23 ― The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Labuan will strengthen its level of patrolling of the island's waters during the festive season to curb smuggling. Its Labuan chief, Capt Che Adnan Md Isa said MMEA expected...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ringgit closes easier against US dollar on weak oil prices

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — The ringgit closed easier against the US dollar today on lack of buying interest as investors remained wary of the commodity currencies amid weak crude oil prices. At 6pm, the local note was quoted at 4.2865/2895...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kim Swee to select SEA Games starting lineup after Aidilfitri

MELAKA, June 23 ― National Under-22 football squad coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee will begin selecting his starting lineup for the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017, after the Aidilfitri celebration. He said the process will begin after the players...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Palace: End game of PHL, Indonesia, Malaysia cooperation to block extremist bases in SE Asia

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia are determined to head off extremists' plans to establish operational bases in Southeast Asia, amid a report that at least 40 foreign terrorists have entered the country.

- GMA News - PH

Kuala Lumpur named the best city to rent in the world

MALAYSIA's capital has been named on one index as the best city of opportunity for renters in the world above Moscow and Johannesburg. A new study of housing affordability by US-based apartment search website RENTCafé ranked Kuala Lumpur the best city worldwide to live in terms of relative rental costs. Locals in the ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Malaysia: Forex loss probe 'welcome' but have one for 1MDB too - opposition

THE Malaysian government must reopen domestic investigations into the massive 1Malaysia Development Berhad state fund scandal to prove that its latest probe implicating former Prime Minister-turned critic Dr Mahathir Mohamad is not a "diversion", the opposition said. The post Malaysia: Forex loss probe 'welcome' but have ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Geely expects high of Proton and Lotus after acquisition

ZHEJIANG Geely Holding Group announced today that it has signed a final contract with DRB-HICOM of Malaysia, acquiring 49.9 percent shares of Malaysian automaker Proton and 51 percent shares of UK carmaker Lotus. Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said the acquisition is expected to be completed in three months. The company said ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Hindus facing persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh: Report

In the report, HAF lists Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan as "egregious violators" of human rights of Hindu minorities.  

- Zee News - IN

Military looks for Omar Maute among Marawi dead

Government troops are verifying if Omar Maute, one of the leaders of the ISIS-inspired Maute group, and Malaysian terrorist Mahmoud Amad were among those killed in the ongoing operations in Marawi City, GMA News' Joseph Morong reported on Balitanghali on Friday.

- GMA News - PH

Racist view of FDI will leave M'sia impoverished, says Najib

UPDATED 3.30PM | PM vows Malaysia will not lose its sovereignty under his watch at Geely-DRB-Hicom signing ceremony.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia consolidate to thwart IS penetration in SE Asia

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia agree to pool intelligence and tackle militant financing as fears grow that protracted fighting in a southern Philippine city could be the prelude to an Islamic State infiltration of the region.

- ABC News - AU

Most-wanted Malaysian militant who helped finance Marawi siege believed killed in Philippines

Mahmud bin Ahmad, a former university professor, reportedly channelled more than $600,000 from the Isis to acquire firearms and food for the attack.

- - UK

Two foreign inmates who escaped Bali’s Kerobokan prison captured in East Timor

Two foreign inmates who tunnelled their way out of a Bali prison have been captured in East Timor, police said Friday, in the latest prison break case in Indonesia. Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev and Indian Sayed Mohammed Said were caught at a hotel in Dili Thursday morning after arriving on a boat illegally from ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

What Malaysia can learn from the Lee Kuan Yew family feud in Singapore

As the Lee Kuan Yew family feud transfixes Singapore, across the causeway Malaysians are marvelling at the manner in which the Lion City’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has addressed what might appear to some to be a private matter. Lee Hsien Loong, the son of Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, is locked ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Chinese automaker buys stake in Malaysia's Proton

KUALA LUMPUR - The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo cars will inject US$40 million into Malaysia's Proton as part of its purchase of a key stake in the automaker, an executive of the Malaysian company said on Friday.

- BangkokPost - TH

PKR rep's hunger strike lands him in hospital

S Kesavan was protesting outside the EC HQ in Putrajaya, against several issues, including the sudden surge in new voters' registration.

- Malaysiakini - MY

1MDB - The Jewel of Malaysia's Crown

'We have to chart a clear path for stolen assets, goods, and jewels to be returned to this country.'

- Malaysiakini - MY

Man stopped on Thai border with orangutans, tortoises, raccoons

Thai wildlife officers have arrested a Malaysian man attempting to smuggle two baby orangutans, 51 tortoises and six raccoons into the kingdom across its southern border, officials said Thursday. The animals were packed into plastic boxes and suitcases loaded into Ismail Bin Ahmad's car, officials said. The 63-year-old was ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Afghan family stopped from flying to Malaysia due to incomplete documents

Immigration authorities at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Thursday stopped the family The post Afghan family stopped from flying to Malaysia due to incomplete documents appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Cornerstone for Hong Kong prosperity lies in stability: Malaysian scholar

A Malaysian political scholar has highlighted the importance of Hong Kong's stability and rule of law, saying that they form the cornerstone of its continuous development and prosperity. Hong Kong, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of its return to China, enjoys the confidence of international investors due to its ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Sabah seeks Sarawak's input for joint memorandum on tourism tax

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Sabah and Sarawak are expected to prepare a joint memorandum seeking improvement to Putrajaya's tourism tax plan. Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said while the new tax have merits,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Najib: DRM Hicom-Geely partnership will drive Proton to success

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — DRB Hicom today signed the definitive agreement with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to sell 49.9 per cent of Proton Holdings Bhd's equity to the Chinese conglomerate. The deal involves a cash injection by...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Finance ministry opens master developer bidding for Bandar Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Putrajaya is looking for a Fortune 500 company to be the master developer of the multi-billion ringgit Bandar Malaysia project. The Finance Ministry announced starting today it would be issuing a request for proposal...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bursa Malaysia easier at mid-morning

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Bursa Malaysia was in the red at mid-morning today due to weak buying demand and mild profit-taking in heavyweights. At 11.01am, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI was 0.74 of-a-point lower at 1,776.69 from...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Lawyer Siti Kasim released on RM3,000 bail

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23— Lawyer-cum-activist Siti Kasim was today released on RM3,000 bail by the Criminal Magistrate Court here, on a charge of obstructing a civil servant from performing her duty. Magistrate Ahmad Solihin Abd Wahab set the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Luxembourg fines private bank Rothschild €9m, source says

ZURICH, June 23 — Luxembourg watchdogs have fined the local arm of Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild for its handling of funds linked to scandal-hit Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, a source familiar with the matter said yesterday. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Siti Kasim: Stand with me if you're against unlawful arrests and prosecution

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 — Charged with obstructing a religious officer during a raid on transgenders, Siti Kasim urged Malaysians today to join her in speaking out against unjustified arrests and prosecution. Released on bail today, the vocal...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Geely majukan Proton, tiada lagi bantuan kerajaan, kata Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Jun — Perkongsian antara DRB-HICOM Bhd dan Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd, yang bakal menyaksikan Proton menjadi hab pengeluaran global model kereta pemanduan kanan Geely, akan membawa pembuat kereta nasional itu ke tahap...

- The Malay Mail - MY