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Chinese poured $32.9 billion into Asia property last year, Thailand top destination

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Mainland Chinese property buyers acquired real estate across Asia for $32.9 billion in 2017, up 352.4 per cent from $7.28 billion in 2016, a...
Malaysia raises minimum wage to 1,050 ringgit per month

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The Malaysian government will raise and standardise the minimum wage for the private sector across the country as of January 1, 2019, fulfilling one...
Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed railway postponed for two years

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Malaysia and Singapore agreed to postpone the development of a high-speed rail service between the two countries by two years, Malaysian business weekly The...
Malaysia’s taxman is back knocking for a share in sales and services

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Malaysia will re-impose a tax of between five per cent and ten per cent on the sale of goods, while services will attract a...
Foreigners banned from buying property in large Chinese project in Malaysia’s Johor

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Foreigners will not be allowed to buy residential units anymore in a huge development in Johor state in southern Peninsular Malaysia backed by Chinese...
Singapore seeks UNESCO status for hawker centers – Malaysians not amused

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his speech at the republic's National Day Rally on August 19 said that the city state will...
Malaysia shelves Belt and Road projects with China

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Malaysia has cancelled two multi-billion dollar projects that were part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road project, with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad saying that...
Dr. M talks tech with Alibaba’s Ma

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, also known as Dr. M, met with the founder of China’s largest e-commerce enterprise Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, at...
Malaysia, Indonesia agree on joint production of new ASEAN car

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Indonesia and Malaysia have reached a deal to set up a joint venture to produce the first fully local-made vehicle for domestic use and...
Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib faces 125 years jail time if found guilty on all 1MDB charges

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Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak could be jailed up to 125 years and fined a total of 210 million ringgit ($51.6 million) if...
Thailand opens “VIP” immigration lanes exclusively for Chinese visitors

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Thailand’s authorities introduced special immigration lanes at five international airports in the country just for Chinese visitors, saying it was for their “ease and...
Indonesia hands over 1MDB-linked luxury yacht amid ongoing investigations

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Indonesia has returned to Malaysia the luxury yacht “Equanimity” linked to the multi-billion dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir...
Malaysia’s aviation chief quits after MH370 report exposes shortcomings

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The head of Malaysia’s civil aviation regulator has resigned after an official report found failings in air traffic control when flight MH370 disappeared. In...
MH370 investigation hits dead end with latest report

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A report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 released on July 30 has highlighted mistakes and protocol guidelines that were not followed,...
Durian crisis in Malaysia: Prices for the fruit fall as low as to RM1

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Durian prices have dropped dramatically in Malaysia due to an oversupply caused by hot weather, vendors say. Reports came in from markets in Kedah...
Malaysian’s don’t want another national car – Dr. M disappointed

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad showed disappointment in a blog post after many Malaysians seem to reject his idea of introducing a new national...
Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam with highest consumer confidence in Southeast Asia

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The Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam, just behind India, rank within the top four in the latest international consumer confidence survey compiled by US-based research...
Malaysia could have to pay over $200 million compensation to Singapore for scrapping railway plan

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Singapore will try to recover costs incurred for a rail project with Malaysia, which have exceeded 250 million Singapore dollars ($184 million) and are...