Malaysia’s Q4 economic growth slowest in a decade

Malaysia’s economy expanded 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier—the slowest pace in a decade.  The slowdown is due to the lower output of...

Indonesia and Malaysia slam EU palm oil limits 

Indonesia and Malaysia, which account for around 85 per cent of global palm oil production, have accused the European Union of unfairly targeting the...

Southeast Asian central banks roll out anti-virus measures

Four central banks in Southeast Asia signaled aggressive policy action this week to curtail the impact of the new coronavirus. The central banks are from Indonesia, the...

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes steps aside

Businessman Tony Fernandes is stepping aside from his post as the chief executive officer of low-cost carrier AirAsia Group amid an ongoing probe over...

AirAsia Group faces probe over alleged corruption

Low-cost airline operator AirAsia Group Berhad is facing a regulatory probe over an alleged bribery from aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The Securities Commission Malaysia said on...

Malaysia to send palm oil delegation to Europe 

Malaysia is sending a delegation to four European countries to argue that the palm oil industry has reformed.  Malaysia’s primary industries minister, Teresa Kok, said...

Malaysia will no longer be the world’s ‘dumping site’

The Southeast Asia country is putting a stop to all illegal importing of plastic waste into the country from wealthier nations.  In fact, those who...

ASEAN-5 growth forecast trimmed as exports slow

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) trimmed its growth forecast for five members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members amid their continued...

MACC reveals audio recordings involving former M’sian premier Najib Razak

Last Wednesday (Jan 8), the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) released nine audio recordings involving the nation’s former premier Najib Razak. MACC Chief Commissioner Latheefa...

Malaysia offers to help fight Australia bushfires

Malaysia has offered to help Australia combat its deadly bushfires, which have killed at least 24 people and a billion animals. Deputy Prime Minister Dr....

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