Pahang regent likely to succeed ailing sultan, paving way for ascension to Malaysia throne

KUALA LUMPUR – The Pahang royal household will meet this week to discuss the possibility of the regent of Pahang succeeding the state’s ailing sultan, which would pave the way for the regent to become Malaysia’s 16th King, the New Straits Times reported on Wednesday (Jan 9). The report, which cites a royal source, came as Malaysia seeks to elect a new monarch after the abrupt resignation of the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, as the 15th King or Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Sunday. Under Malaysia’s unique five-year rotation system involving…

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Online shopping scam on Facebook.

A report from one of the staff at YourVoice Asia. Our staff member was taken in by a advert for a Drone on Facebook to which he ordered and awaited the delivery. This was the Video which is now been shown by several different companys on the internet. I recieved a email with the follow text the next day. You may contact us by simply replying to this email. Sincerely, Alex Smith Head Customer Support After waiting 3 weeks I called and was told that it would take…

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Maylasia Singapore 

‘Not surprised’ by Malaysia’s move to drop challenges on Pedra Branca: Jayakumar

SINGAPORE: Malaysia’s decision to drop its legal challenges on Pedra Branca’s sovereignty is not a surprise, said Professor S Jayakumar on Thursday (May 31), who added that the latest development has “put the matter to rest amicably”. Professor S Jayakumar is the chair of Singapore’s Pedra Branca International Court of Justice (ICJ) Committee. Alongside Attorney-General Lucien Wong, Professor Tommy Koh and former Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong, they form the core of the country’s legal team for this case. Professor Jayakumar, Professor Koh and Mr Chan were also part of the original…

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Maylasia Singapore 

The Leader Who Wanted a ‘Crooked Bridge’ With Singapore Is Back

The man who once called Singaporeans a “selfish lot” has returned. Nearly 15 years after he stepped down, Mahathir Mohamad is at the age of 92 again in charge in Malaysia, having pulled off a stunning election upset. But has he changed from the leader who defied the world by pegging his country’s currency in the late 1990s, tussled with the International Monetary Fund and was prone to public attacks on everyone from currency traders to Jews? Mahathir Mohamad on May 10. Photographer: Ore Huiying/Bloomberg That question is particularly pertinent…

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The islands of Kota Kinabalu are unique in the way that they form part of a national marine conservation area that is very close to the city. Gaya island, for instance, lies just at 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu and the other four islands that make up the conservation area are between 10 and 15 minutes away. The marine reserve, named after Malaysia’s 1st Prime Minister, is known as the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, or TAR Park for short. It covers a total area of 50km², of which a…

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Maylasia Thailand 

Dual Thai nationality votes being ‘sold’for today’s Malaysian election

Malaysian authorities have tightened the border with Thailand after 200 people with dual nationality allegedly sold their votes in Northern Kelantan to cast ballots in today’s general election. Security officials were seen patrolling the boundary and checkpoints in Kelantan, which is opposite Narathiwat’s Sugnai Kolok district. People are allowed to pass into Malaysia at only two of the eight checkpoints along the border at that location, Thai authorities say. The 200 dual nationals were deported back to Thailand after they were caught taking 50 Ringgit (Bt 400, S$16.82) each for voting,…

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Penang Thailand Visa 

Changes to visa applications at the Thai Consulate-General in Penang

The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Penang has announced changes to its acceptance and delivery of visas. Penang, Malaysia, has been a popular destination for expats and tourists to head to, particularly from Phuket. There is an entire visa-run industry heading out of the island each day heading for Penang with hotels, restaurants and taxis all ready for the daily hordes seeking visas to extend their stay or convert to Non Immigrant visas for a longer stay in the Kingdom. The van trip can take around 10 hours. Just recently Air…

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Minimum wage hike, S$20.3m grants for Malaysian workers if BN wins polls: PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a slew of promises including an immediate hike in minimum wages, mandatory paternity leave and over RM60 million (S$20.3 million) in grants to Malaysia’s 14-million strong labour force if his Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition is returned to power on May 9. Amid reports that support from the Malay Muslim majority is ebbing for his Umno-led alliance, PM Najib also insisted that workers are obliged under Islam to show “wala” (loyalty) to the government. “What more, a government leadership that has put in…

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China Food Maylasia 

Malaysia recalls two products of China tinned sardines found to contain worms

TLC Sardines in Tomato Sauce, one of two products recalled in Malaysia after they were found contaminated with dead worms. (Photo: Malaysia Health Ministry website)  KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s health ministry on Thursday (Apr 19) recalled two products of canned sardines from China after they were found to contain dead worms. In a statement, director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said analysis by the Health Ministry found that the TL Tan Lung Canned Sardines in Tomato Sauce produced by Fujian Yongfa, as well as the TLC Sardines in Tomato Sauce produced by Dongshan Dongyi Foods, were…

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Terror suspect planning Islamic State presence in southern Thailand

Malaysia police are tracking down four men linked to Islamic State, including Awae Wae-Eya, who is second from the right. (Images: Royal Malaysia Police) KUALA LUMPUR: A former member of southern Thailand’s separatist movement, Awae Wae-Eya, 37, is planning to establish an Islamic State (IS) presence in his country with the hope of securing funds from the global terror group to fund his “jihad”, a senior Malaysian security source has told Channel NewsAsia. Southern Thailand’s insurgents have so far eschewed transnational extremist groups, including IS, and its radical teachings as their struggle is…

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