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Malaysian minister says no funds for tech to screen for child porn in airports

Zahidi says the Multimedia and Communications Ministry lacks funding for a technology where the devices of visitors can be scanned at airports to detect child porn.

3 Aug 2020 - 4:30PM

Zahidi says the Multimedia and Communications Ministry lacks funding for a technology where the devices of visitors can be scanned at airports to detect child porn.

Malaysian minister says no funds for tech to screen for child porn in airports
Malaysia’s Erica Eng wins prestigious Eisner Award with Fried Rice webcomic

Erica Eng is the first person from Malaysia to win an Eisner, the equivalent of the Oscars for the comic world.

28 Jul 2020 - 3:51PM

Erica Eng is the first person from Malaysia to win an Eisner, the equivalent of the Oscars for the comic world.

Malaysia’s Erica Eng wins prestigious Eisner Award with Fried Rice webcomic
Malaysia’s last living amah searches for her roots, hopes to reunite with family in China

The 105-year-old, who remembers her Cantonese name as Ngan Dou Tai, is in search of her real identity.

9 Jul 2020 - 8:27PM

The 105-year-old, who remembers her Cantonese name as Ngan Dou Tai, is in search of her real identity.

Malaysia’s last living amah searches for her roots, hopes to reunite with family in China
1MDB fugitive Jho Low’s Beverly Hills hotel on sale for US$100 million

The boutique Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills hotel has 116 rooms, a rooftop pool and jet-setting clientele. Interested? Give the US government a bell.

7 Jul 2020 - 2:57PM

The boutique Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills hotel has 116 rooms, a rooftop pool and jet-setting clientele. Interested? Give the US government a bell.

1MDB fugitive Jho Low’s Beverly Hills hotel on sale for US$100 million
Singapore-Malaysia border opening decision ‘in August’

Foreign Minister Hishammuddin also said cross-border travel discussions were ongoing with five countries categorised as Covid-19 green zones.

7 Jul 2020 - 12:53PM

Foreign Minister Hishammuddin also said cross-border travel discussions were ongoing with five countries categorised as Covid-19 green zones.

Singapore-Malaysia border opening decision ‘in August’
Instagram post lands man back in jail for insulting Malaysian king

Factory worker who had already served one jail term for insulting the monarchy on Facebook gets a second sentence after repeating the offence on Instagram.

7 Jul 2020 - 11:41AM

Factory worker who had already served one jail term for insulting the monarchy on Facebook gets a second sentence after repeating the offence on Instagram.

Instagram post lands man back in jail for insulting Malaysian king
Anwar too unpopular with Malays to be prime minister: Mahathir

‘It was only when I joined we managed to win,’ says the veteran politician of the Pakatan Harapan’s election victory in 2018.

1 Jul 2020 - 4:24PM

‘It was only when I joined we managed to win,’ says the veteran politician of the Pakatan Harapan’s election victory in 2018.

Anwar too unpopular with Malays to be prime minister: Mahathir
Man who ignored wife’s ‘premonition’ dies on fishing trip in Malaysia

Man’s wife had warned him to cancel a fishing trip with his friends, but he went anyway and paid the ultimate price when his boat sank, killing him and three others.

1 Jul 2020 - 2:22PM

Man’s wife had warned him to cancel a fishing trip with his friends, but he went anyway and paid the ultimate price when his boat sank, killing him and three others.

Man who ignored wife’s ‘premonition’ dies on fishing trip in Malaysia
Malaysia police hunt Singapore man for smuggling drugs by drone into city state

Mohamad Azli Ahmad Said is accused of launching the drone from Johor Bahru’s main city square one evening. Police said the 40-year-old is also wanted in Singapore on drug offences.

22 Jun 2020 - 6:35PM

Mohamad Azli Ahmad Said is accused of launching the drone from Johor Bahru’s main city square one evening. Police said the 40-year-old is also wanted in Singapore on drug offences.

Malaysia police hunt Singapore man for smuggling drugs by drone into city state
‘Tired of it’: In Malaysia, durian glut sees popular fruit sell for cheap

One villager near the border with Thailand reported selling up to three buckets of the fruit for as little as US$11.

18 Jun 2020 - 4:44PM

One villager near the border with Thailand reported selling up to three buckets of the fruit for as little as US$11.

‘Tired of it’: In Malaysia, durian glut sees popular fruit sell for cheap
Hong Kong will benefit from national security law in long-term: Malaysian billionaire Cheah Cheng Hye

The Value Partners Group co-chairman said the legislation will act as a cornerstone for the region’s progress.

30 May 2020 - 10:45PM

The Value Partners Group co-chairman said the legislation will act as a cornerstone for the region’s progress.

Hong Kong will benefit from national security law in long-term: Malaysian billionaire Cheah Cheng Hye
Coronavirus: visitors entering Malaysia must pay for mandatory quarantine, minister says

Malaysian citizens returning from abroad will have to pay 50 per cent of the US$34 per day cost while non-citizens have to bear the full expense.

21 May 2020 - 12:01PM

Malaysian citizens returning from abroad will have to pay 50 per cent of the US$34 per day cost while non-citizens have to bear the full expense.

Coronavirus: visitors entering Malaysia must pay for mandatory quarantine, minister says
Coronavirus: Malaysian shops reopen but retailers count cost of spoiled merchandise

Shopping centres have been urged to adopt temperature checks and provide hand sanitisers to restore customers’ confidence.

12 May 2020 - 3:00PM

Shopping centres have been urged to adopt temperature checks and provide hand sanitisers to restore customers’ confidence.

Coronavirus: Malaysian shops reopen but retailers count cost of spoiled merchandise
Coronavirus: Daughter of Malaysia’s former deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi fined for flouting lockdown

The daughter and son-in-law of Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi were fined 800 ringgit each for travelling to Putrajaya for a meeting.

5 May 2020 - 9:19PM

The daughter and son-in-law of Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi were fined 800 ringgit each for travelling to Putrajaya for a meeting.

Coronavirus: Daughter of Malaysia’s former deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi fined for flouting lockdown
Malaysia arrests 14 Chinese men who targeted victims from China in cryptocurrency scam

The 14 men targeted victims from the mainland by impersonating successful investors and setting up group chats with them.

19 Apr 2020 - 11:28PM

The 14 men targeted victims from the mainland by impersonating successful investors and setting up group chats with them.

Malaysia arrests 14 Chinese men who targeted victims from China in cryptocurrency scam
Malaysian farmers work to avoid waste during coronavirus lockdown

The country’s restrictions have made it difficult for vegetable growers to transport their produce to market.

16 Apr 2020 - 3:29PM

The country’s restrictions have made it difficult for vegetable growers to transport their produce to market.

Malaysian farmers work to avoid waste during coronavirus lockdown
Coronavirus: Malaysian man walks 120km home to avoid infecting anyone with Covid-19, adopts dog along the way

Alixson Mangundok, who had returned from Japan, feared he might carry the coronavirus and chose not to take any public transport.

8 Apr 2020 - 8:50PM

Alixson Mangundok, who had returned from Japan, feared he might carry the coronavirus and chose not to take any public transport.

Coronavirus: Malaysian man walks 120km home to avoid infecting anyone with Covid-19, adopts dog along the way
Malaysia’s Queen Tunku Azizah cooks for health care workers fighting coronavirus pandemic

Malaysia has reported 1,624 cases of coronavirus and 15 casualties.

25 Mar 2020 - 2:49PM

Malaysia has reported 1,624 cases of coronavirus and 15 casualties.

Malaysia’s Queen Tunku Azizah cooks for health care workers fighting coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus: Malaysia brings in army to enforce partial lockdown amid outbreak

The Malaysian army will be deployed to assist police in ensuring that people stay in their homes.

20 Mar 2020 - 10:11PM

The Malaysian army will be deployed to assist police in ensuring that people stay in their homes.

Coronavirus: Malaysia brings in army to enforce partial lockdown amid outbreak
Coronavirus: former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad in self-quarantine

‘We must self-quarantine at home for 14 days. If we do that, there will be less possibility of the virus spreading to other people,’ Mahathir said.

20 Mar 2020 - 4:34AM

‘We must self-quarantine at home for 14 days. If we do that, there will be less possibility of the virus spreading to other people,’ Mahathir said.

Coronavirus: former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad in self-quarantine
Viral reports that Malaysia’s former PM Najib Razak took ‘second wife’ prompt woman to file police complaint

The Malaysian woman, identified as Noorhaiza Abdullah, claimed a Facebook page had uploaded a picture of her with former PM, alluding they had married.

15 Mar 2020 - 10:51PM

The Malaysian woman, identified as Noorhaiza Abdullah, claimed a Facebook page had uploaded a picture of her with former PM, alluding they had married.

Viral reports that Malaysia’s former PM Najib Razak took ‘second wife’ prompt woman to file police complaint
Coronavirus: Malaysia turns away cruise ship, as cases rise to 93

The 10 new patients are all close contacts of Patient 33, Malaysia’s health director general says.

19 Mar 2020 - 12:35AM

The 10 new patients are all close contacts of Patient 33, Malaysia’s health director general says.

Coronavirus: Malaysia turns away cruise ship, as cases rise to 93
Robert Kuok retains top spot on Malaysia’s rich list with US$11.5 billion, Forbes says

Of the country’s 50 richest people, 22 saw their net worth decline from a year ago. An equal number were modestly better off.

5 Mar 2020 - 10:37PM

Of the country’s 50 richest people, 22 saw their net worth decline from a year ago. An equal number were modestly better off.

Robert Kuok retains top spot on Malaysia’s rich list with US$11.5 billion, Forbes says
Ex-Malaysian PM Najib and wife Rosmah to appear on Netflix documentary about corruption

The pair can be seen on the trailer of the second season of Dirty Money, which premieres on March 11.

28 Feb 2020 - 10:39PM

The pair can be seen on the trailer of the second season of Dirty Money, which premieres on March 11.

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib and wife Rosmah to appear on Netflix documentary about corruption
Coronavirus: food stalls, durian sellers in Malaysia hit hard as Chinese tourists stay away

Food stalls and durian sellers in Malaysia have reported a dramatic fall in business as tourists stay away amid the coronavirus outbreak.

19 Mar 2020 - 12:46AM

Food stalls and durian sellers in Malaysia have reported a dramatic fall in business as tourists stay away amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: food stalls, durian sellers in Malaysia hit hard as Chinese tourists stay away
Coronavirus: Chinese couple among Malaysian cases that have recovered and left hospital

Husband and wife, who were the seventh and eighth cases in Malaysia, were allowed to return home on Tuesday.

19 Mar 2020 - 12:46AM

Husband and wife, who were the seventh and eighth cases in Malaysia, were allowed to return home on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: Chinese couple among Malaysian cases that have recovered and left hospital
Coronavirus: no more Westerdam cruise ship passengers allowed into Malaysia, after US woman tests positive

The government will also bar any cruise ship that has departed from or transited China to enter Malaysia.

19 Mar 2020 - 12:46AM

The government will also bar any cruise ship that has departed from or transited China to enter Malaysia.

Coronavirus: no more Westerdam cruise ship passengers allowed into Malaysia, after US woman tests positive
Malaysia’s Mahathir: ‘I asked Trump to resign to save the US’

Comments made in response to Middle East peace deal were not levelled at the American people, Malaysian prime minister told a dialogue of French firms on Monday.

10 Feb 2020 - 9:23PM

Comments made in response to Middle East peace deal were not levelled at the American people, Malaysian prime minister told a dialogue of French firms on Monday.

Malaysia’s Mahathir: ‘I asked Trump to resign to save the US’
Coronavirus: Malaysians go extra mile to get masks for friends in China

Malaysian nationals Carine Wong and Dr Lim Ze Shun have shipped thousands of masks and loads of medical supplies to China.

19 Mar 2020 - 1:01AM

Malaysian nationals Carine Wong and Dr Lim Ze Shun have shipped thousands of masks and loads of medical supplies to China.

Coronavirus: Malaysians go extra mile to get masks for friends in China
Malaysia reports eighth China coronavirus case, turned away 14 travellers from Wuhan this week

Citizens of the Southeast Asian nation have also been warned against spreading fake news, with action having been taken in eight cases so far.

19 Mar 2020 - 3:53PM

Citizens of the Southeast Asian nation have also been warned against spreading fake news, with action having been taken in eight cases so far.

Malaysia reports eighth China coronavirus case, turned away 14 travellers from Wuhan this week