5 September 2019: HK to withdraw Extradition Bill; Property prices not affected by HK buyers

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says will officially withdraw extradition Bill Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday (Sep 4) said that she will officially withdraw the extradition Bill that triggered months of protests so the Chinese-ruled city can

4 September 2019: Approval is for bike taxi services; RM33b investment to hit energy target

Loke: Approval was for bike taxi services, not Go-jek as sole operator The Transport Ministry today made it clear that the Cabinet has so far only approved e-hailing motorcycle services to be introduced in the country, and not for any

3 September 2019: No affordable housing, no approvals; Retirement at 65?

No affordable housing, no approvals The Selangor state government has decided to withhold the necessary approvals for developers who do not meet its affordable housing quota, in a bid to rein in defiant ones who delay the construction of affordable

30 August 2019: Banks see OPR cut soon; RapidKL minibus trial run

Banks see another 25bps cut in OPR before year end Two Malaysian banking giants, namely Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) and CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, are expecting another 25 basis points (bps) cut in the overnight policy rate (OPR) to 2.75%

29 August 2019: National connectivity plan approved; 6 Malaysian companies in Forbes’ list

Cabinet approves RM21.6bil national connectivity plan The Cabinet has approved the implementation of the RM21.6bil National Fiberisation and Connectivity Plan (NFCP), says the Communications and Multimedia Ministry. Its minister Gobind Singh Deo said the five-year plan starting this year will

28 August 2019: Najib’s biggest 1MDB trial today; South Korea group to invest in Labuan

Najib’s biggest 1MDB trial to begin today Malaysian ex-leader Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s most significant 1MDB trial begins today, centring on allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars linked to the state fund ended up in his bank account. He

Iconic dragon-shaped Pangu Tower in Beijing sold for 5 billion yuan via Taobao online auction

(Source: South China Morning Post) An iconic Beijing office tower in the shape of a dragon’s head has been sold for a discount during an online auction, as bankers and creditors succeeded on their third attempt to dispose of the

27 August 2019: National Digital Identity for Malaysians; Nilai considered for ECRL stop

Cabinet green-lights National Digital Identity The Cabinet has approved the implementation of the National Digital Identity (National Digital ID) initiative, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry announced. The National Digital ID is a government effort to help spur Malaysians’ confidence in

26 August 2019: Amazon forest continues to burn; Malaysia poverty ‘vastly’ undercounted

Brazil warplanes dump water on Amazon as forest continues to burn Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rain

23 August 2019: Toll collection will continue; KLIA systems down

Buying over PLUS will not end toll collection — Dr Mahathir Highway toll collection will continue even if concessionaire PLUS Malaysia Sdn Bhd is taken over by any other entity, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. He said the