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Laos, Malaysia and Thailand Agree to Expand a Trilateral Power Deal

Laos, Malaysia and Thailand have agreed to expand a trilateral power deal, under which Lao electricity will be sold to the Malaysians via the Thai grid, Thailand’s minister of energy said Thursday. “Thailand, Laos and Malaysia achieved a new purchase deal, raising the capacity from 100 ...

Record drug haul in Malaysia

Customs officials in Malaysia have seized a record amount of crystal methamphetamine, worth 18 million dollars. It was concealed in a shipment from Myanmar. [] The UN Office on Drugs and Crime recently warned that the production of methamphetamine has reached an alarming level in the ...

How Malaysia is trying to lead the ASEAN data startup ecosystem

DATA driven startups in ASEAN are getting a boost from Malaysia, with the help of the ASEAN Data Startup Accelerator (ADSA). ADSA is a six-month accelerator programme founded by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) in partnership with the Open Data Institute (ODI). Keep reading ...

Tech Wire Asia Reporter

Boat with 70 Rohingya Muslims leaves Myanmar for Malaysia: sources

A boat carrying 70 Rohingya Muslims set out for Malaysia from Myanmar this week, two sources and a rights group said, the latest to embark on a dangerous sea journey. The vessel will be the second to arrive in Malaysia this month as the Rohingya ...

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Thailand to allow Malaysian police to question arrested drug smugglers

Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) is willing to let its Malaysian counterpart interrogate suspected syndicate members caught in this country while trying to smuggle a large amount of drugs into Malaysia. Keep reading ...

Bernama Reporter

Malaysia has lowest poverty rate in S-E Asia - Salleh

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook 2017 has reported that Malaysia’s poverty rate is the lowest among South-East Asian countries, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.He said it was just 3.8% compared to Vietnam and Indonesia (11.3%), Thailand (12.6%) ...

The Star Online Reporter

China helps launch $13bn rail project in Malaysia

China and Malaysia broke ground on Wednesday on a $13 billion rail project linking peninsular Malaysia’s east and west, the largest such project in the country and a major part of Beijing’s Belt and Road infrastructure push. Keep reading ...

Petronas LNG supply in reach

PTT Exploration and Production Plc (PTTEP) is to secure the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by purchasing a 10% stake in an LNG production resource of Malaysia’s national oil firm, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), for US$500 million (16.7 billion baht).Keep reading ...

Malaysia, Indonesia to take EU curbs on palm oil to WTO

Malaysia and Indonesia plan to raise the prospect of European Union curbs on the imports of palm oil with the World Trade Organisation, both countries said in a joint statement on Sunday.Keep reading ...

Malaysian government to ban export of rubberwood from July 1

The government will ban the export of rubberwood effective July 1, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. Dr Wee said on Thursday that the decision was made to address the shortage of raw materials faced by the Malaysian ...

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