RCEP—world’s largest free-trade pact—’signed’

Fifteen countries spanning the Asia Pacific region have officially inked the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which promises to create a vast free trade...

Bid to put Malaysia under state of emergency rejected

Malaysian King Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin has rejected a proposal to declare a state of emergency to combat the increasing cases of coronavirus amid strong opposition...

Malaysian king to decide on economic emergency proposal

The King of Malaysia was set to meet with other senior royals to discuss the possibility of declaring a state of emergency as proposed...

Najib Razak’s trial deferred anew

The ongoing trial of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) case has been deferred anew amid the conditional movement control order (CMCO). This...

Malaysia seeks reopening of border with Singapore anew

The Malaysian government was planning to reopen its shared border with Singapore as it sought to generate more revenues for the economy that was...

The pandemic teaches us creativity and to appreciate life in a simpler way

The global pandemic did not just rob people to live life the way it used to be, but it also dampened global economies, shattered...

Malaysia asks Singapore to reopen border

The Malaysian government is asking Singapore to allow its citizens to cross between the two countries daily for work. Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said...

Intensified alert needed to fight online fraud during virus outbreak

Internet penetration has significantly grown over the past six months as a result of the governments’ confinement measures to keep the coronavirus outbreak at...

ASEAN to focus on virus outbreak; set aside visa talks ‘for now’

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are not yet keen on bringing to the table any talks about visa exemptions and...

AirAsia Group retains workforce despite low travel demand

Malaysian carrier AirAsia Group Bhd was poised to retain all its employees in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak that has severely damaged...

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