Malaysia

Two Things Might Put Malaysia's Currency Rally at Risk

Investors taking a bet on the Malaysian ringgit need to first guess when Prime Minister Najib Razak will call a general election.<p>For bulls, Bank …

Economy

Malaysia's Axiata 3Q Net Profit Declines

KUALA LUMPUR – Axiata Group Bhd. (6888.KU), Malaysia's largest mobile-phone network operator by market value, said Thursday that its third quarter net profit declined 7.0% on-year, hurt by lower share of results from associates and joint ventures, and losses in India.<p>Axiata said the Indian mobile …

Markets

Three days until regular train services resume, says KTMB

KUALA LUMPUR: Rail services in the Klang Valley were disrupted after a cargo train derailed at Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd's (KTMB) Bank Negara station …

Kuala Lumpur

Ein Schritt in Richtung Innovation - Alibaba wird Presenting Partner des FIFA Club World Cup

GUANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alibaba Group und FIFA gaben heute Alibaba Cloud - der Cloud-Computing-Zweig der Alibaba Group - als Presenting …

Alibaba Group

Off the beaten path: goodbye packed tours, hello bespoke travel experiences

by Rose-Anne Manns<p>There was a moment during my trip to Kuala Lumpur when I feared I'd booked the wrong tour. Faris Abdul Gani, our 33-year-old guide …

Travel

Johor Sultan tells Malay leaders to quit power struggles, unite for sake of Malays

November 22, 2017 9:27 PM<br>KUALA LUMPUR - The Sultan of Johor has called on Malay leaders to step back from power struggles that "will eventually cause …

Mahathir Mohamad

ISL highlights, FC Pune City vs Delhi Dynamos FC: Delhi edge past Pune 3-2 in thriller

Delhi Dynamos FC made a winning start to their Indian Super League 2017-18 campaign as they defeated FC Pune City 3-2 in Pune on Wednesday. After a …

Soccer

Malaysia and Indonesia will counter discriminative policy by EU on palm oil

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak points out that both Malaysia and Indonesia agree that the import limit imposed by European Union (EU) on palm …

Palm Oil

Yap Ah Loy gets commemorative stamps to mark 180th birthday

KUALA LUMPUR: Yap Ah Loy, who helped turn Kuala Lumpur from a small tin-mining town to a booming commercial centre, has gotten his own set of …

Singapore

Where Is Flight MH370? Final Investigation Report Likely After Ocean Infinity Deal

The release date of the final investigation report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 depends on the negotiation between the …

World News

Black Friday Sale: Up to 60% off Business Class to Asia

From /To<p>Price<p>Class<p>From /To<p>Boston - Hong Kong<p>Price<p>from <b>USD$3,187</b><p>Class<p>Business<p>Select dates<p>From /To<p>Boston - Kuala Lumpur<p>Price<p>from …

Air Travel

Joburg rated one of the world's best expat cities

Apparently, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman are not the only ones to have become disenchanted expats living in Paris. In a new international …

News (South Africa)

Third person remanded over MACC probe into RM2.54 mil Melaka false claims case

MELAKA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today obtained a six-day remand order against a third person over a false claims probe …

Crime

Bottle sculptures showcased to greet Christmas in Malaysia

A Burj Khalifa sculpture made up with drink bottles is seen at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 21, 2017. Seven world famous landmark …

News (China)

JPMorgan mulls helping clients to trade bitcoin

Jamie Dimon said in September that he would fire any JPMorgan employee found trading the cryprocurrency<p>JPMorgan is considering whether to give its …

Jamie Dimon

Decision to release fishermen by Malaysia and Indonesia brought cheers

KUALA LUMPUR: Fishermen caught encroaching in Malaysian and Indonesian waters could go back to earn their livelihood with the key decision made by …

Indonesia

No pressure for army girls

KUALA LUMPUR: Armed Forces coach Azizan Mustafa wants his girls to play without pressure in Friday's semi-final clash against defending champions …

Kuala Lumpur

Vietnamese 'Datuk' charged with offering bribes to MMEA officer

KUALA LUMPUR: A Vietnamese woman with a ‘Datuk’ title cried when she was charged with two counts of offering bribes totalling RM350,000 to a …

Crime

Fuel prices to go down at midnight

KUALA LUMPUR: After weeks of surging prices, fuel prices are set to go down for the coming week.<p>For the period of Nov 23 to 29, RON95 petrol will be …

Kuala Lumpur

Rawang childcare centre caretakers arrested over suspected child abuse

KUALA LUMPUR: Two caretakers of a childcare centre in Rawang have been arrested over the alleged abuse of a 12-year-old boy.<p>The case came to light …

Crime

Business-class option for ETS travelers from next year

KUALA LUMPUR: The Electric Train Service (ETS) will offer business-class coaches starting next year, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz …

Airlines

Four U.S. Citizens Are Among Those Venezuela Detained for Alleged Graft at Citgo

Arrests of top Citgo executives are part of what authorities are calling an anticorruption purge of the state oil industry<p>CARACAS, Venezuela—American citizens were among the executives at Citgo Petroleum Corp. that the Venezuelan intelligence agency arrested here on Tuesday, a development likely to …

Venezuela

Iskandar Puteri officially Johor's second city and Malaysia's 14th

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, today officially proclaimed Iskandar Puteri as Johor’s second city, and …

Cities

Opposition's grand old men search for support among Malaysia's youth

November 22, 2017 2:07 PM<br>Petaling Jaya, SELANGOR - Former premier Mahathir Mohamad and fellow opposition stalwart Lim Kit Siang spent nearly two …

Elections

WeChat ecosystem to open in Malaysia as Tencent becomes world 5th largest company

Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in obtaining an electronics payment license in Malaysia that would allow local users link their bank accounts to …

News (China)

Malaysia: A Rohingya safe haven?

Vital aid provided to Rohingya displaced in Myanmar and Bangladesh, but little done to help refugees inside Malaysia.<p><b>Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -</b> Inside a television studio a small team of four prepare the daily news bulletin featuring horrendous stories of rape, murder, forced exile, and the lack of …

Refugees

Malaysia, Indonesia say EU palm resolution will affect millions

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Millions of people running small-time oil palm plantations will suffer if the European Parliament goes ahead with "unfair" …

Najib Razak

A look at the countries the U.S. accuses of sponsoring terrorism

TOKYO — North Korea is on its way back onto a very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism.<p>The designation, announced by President Donald Trump on Monday, will expand the already substantial array of sanctions the U.S. has imposed on trade with North Korea. It will clamp …

Politics

US, Malaysia Hold Military Exercise Tiger Strike 2017

Over the weekend, the United States and Malaysia kicked off another iteration of a key bilateral exercise focused on amphibious operations. The …

Donald Trump

Cash Sloshes Into Venture Funds, Prompting Fears of Excess

Silicon Valley lures unusual mix of prospectors, despite fears too much money is chasing too few good ideas<p>By<p>Eliot Brown<p>Eliot Brown<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@eliotwb<p>Eliot.Brown@wsj.com<p>PALO ALTO, Calif.—Longtime venture capitalist Greg Sands is no heavyweight in Silicon Valley. His young firm, …

Venture Capital