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Malaysia's Malindo Air confirms passenger data breach

18 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA Malaysia's Malindo Air, a subsidiary of Indonesia's Lion Group, said on Wednesday it was investigating a data breach involving the personal details of its passengers.

Norway's Telenor and Malaysia's Axiata pull plug on Asian telecom tie-up

06 Sep 2019

OSLO/KUALA LUMPUR Telenor and Malaysia's Axiata Group have ended talks to create a telecoms joint venture with nearly 300 million customers across South Asia and Southeast Asia in a blow to the Norwegian group's growth strategy and shares.

Malaysia defends move to extend licence for rare earth firm Lynas

05 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's government said on Wednesday its decision last month to extend a licence for Australia's Lynas Corp for processing rare earth minerals aimed to show investors that the Southeast Asian nation was open for business and preserve 600 jobs.

UPDATE 2-AirAsia cuts Airbus A330neo order plans, shifts to A321XLR

30 Aug 2019

* AirAsiaX CFO resigns 'to pursue personal interests' (Adds details, background)

Malaysia's top banks expect another rate cut, squeezing margins slightly

29 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's top two lenders both said on Thursday that they expect a quarter point cut in interest rates before the end of this year, putting slight pressure on their margins.

Qatar Airways has full confidence in Cathay Pacific, eyes bigger stake

27 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Qatar Airways has full confidence in Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd and will increase its 10% stake in the Hong Kong carrier if it has any opportunity to do so, the Qatari airline's chief executive said on Tuesday.

Palm falls on ringgit strength, overnight soyoil losses

21 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian palm oil futures edged down at the midday break on Wednesday, as a stronger ringgit and overnight losses in U.S. soyoil prices weighed.

People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia's second-home programme

20 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Chinese-ruled city, a government official said.

People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia's second-home program

20 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR A Malaysian program to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Chinese-ruled city, a government official said.

People in protest-hit Hong Kong eye Malaysia's second-home programme

20 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 A Malaysian programme to attract wealthy foreigners to live in the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 251 applications from Hong Kong residents this year, compared with 193 approved last year from the Chinese-ruled city, a government official said.

World News

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.