Malaysia

  • Thailand News

    Thai-Malay twin-city initiative to boost southern economic growth

    The Thai government announced a collaboration with Malaysia to promote a twin-city concept in the Deep South, aiming to stimulate economic growth and bring peace to the region. Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai recently chaired a meeting to review the progress of this initiative, which seeks to transform the longstanding conflict zones into thriving trade hubs through…

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    Malaysia offers gene-ius solution for displaced Thais in Kota Bharu

    The Foreign Affairs Ministry and Justice Ministry in Malaysia have collaborated to provide genetic testing for displaced Thai nationals in Kota Bharu. Supported by the Royal Thai Consulate-General of Kota Bharu, the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC), and Thailand’s Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS), the project aims to confirm Thai nationality for those whose citizenship status was previously…

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    Thai tour buses set to drive cross-border travel surge into Malaysia

    Thailand’s tour buses are now set to roll into Malaysia, promising a surge in cross-border travel. According to Malaysian Minister of Transport Anthony Loke, this exciting development allows Thai buses to bring in tourists, provided they secure temporary permits from the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) beforehand. Speaking to the press yesterday, Loke emphasised that tour bus operators must submit…

  • Business News

    Boardroom balance: Thailand trails in female representation stakes

    Thailand falls slightly short of the Southeast Asian average for women in board positions, with 19% compared to 19.9%, as revealed in the 2023 Women in the Boardroom report by Deloitte Global. This figure also remains behind the global average of 23.3%. Nevertheless, Thailand ranks second in Southeast Asia for female chief executives, equalling Singapore’s 11.9% and sitting just behind…

  • World News

    Amid economic turbulence, Malaysia’s illicit trade crackdown must stay the course

    After an economically disappointing 2023, Malaysia faces further headwinds due to global economic and political uncertainties. New research published in late March has identified the country’s East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) among the Southeast Asian megaprojects affected by a $50 billion gap between China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) commitments and delivery for the region. Reflecting the broader ASEAN growth…

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    Surge in beggars in Malaysia’s Kelantan state during Ramadan

    The streets of Malaysia’s Kelantan state, which shares its borders with Thailand, have witnessed a surge in the number of beggars this year, according to a report by the Kelantan Social Welfare Department. This surge, notably observed during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, includes Thai nationals among other foreign beggars. Kelantan state official, Said Sudip, noted an unprecedented increase…

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    Malaysian Airlines unveils new routes including to Chiang Mai

    Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) announced three new routes to the Maldives, Chiang Mai, and Da Nang. As part of its ambitious expansion strategy aimed at capturing the leisure market, MAB, a key player in the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), is primed to whisk travellers away to exotic destinations with unparalleled ease. From its bustling hub in Kuala Lumpur, MAB is…

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    Malaysian e-hailing driver receives surprise panties gift from Thai woman

    A Malaysian e-hailing driver found himself in for a wild surprise after a recent passenger encounter which ended with him receiving a pair of panties from a Thai woman. Shared on the Facebook group, Drivers and Passengers Chinese Language Platform, the unnamed driver recounted his encounter with a group of lively Thai women. Amidst their banter, the driver found himself…

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    AirAsia launches Takeover Thailand campaign with celeb partner

    AirAsia is doubling down on its commitment to boost regional tourism, unveiling the Takeover Thailand campaign, aimed at thrusting Thailand into the spotlight as the go-to destination for travellers from Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. Strategically aligning forces with Tay Tawan, a distinguished Thai personality appointed as AirAsia’s Route Presenter for Malaysia, the airline is geared up to elevate the travel…

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    Thai woman plunges to death from 23rd floor of condo in Malaysia

    A 32 year old Thai woman met her untimely demise after being allegedly pushed by her boyfriend from the 23rd floor to the seventh floor of a condominium in Setia Alam, Malaysia. Shah Alam OCPD Assistant Commander Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim disclosed that the authorities received a distressing report regarding the incident precisely at 10.02pm local time (9.02pm Thailand time) last…

  • World News

    Beggar with luxury SUV earns thousands at flea market

    A beggar at a flea market was shockingly discovered to be the owner of a luxury SUV, earning more in a few hours than those who gave him money. The incident left officials astonished and opened a dialogue on the issue of beggars. During a routine check at the Sri Jaya night market in the Maran district of Pahang, Malaysia…

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    YouTuber’s false 73.2 million baht mansion purchase exposed

    A prominent YouTuber has been called out by a Malaysian real estate agent for falsely claiming to have purchased a luxurious mansion valued at approximately 73.2 million baht, a report from Sinchew revealed. The property in question, which the YouTuber, with a subscriber base in the millions, claimed to have bought for 9.7 million ringgit (about 73.2 million baht), was…

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    Thai government and BRN to commence peace talks in Malaysia

    The upcoming dialogue between the Barisan Revolusi Nasional Melayu-Patani (BRN) and the Thai government’s peace team is set to start today in Malaysia, as disclosed by a source from the National Security Council (NSC). The two-day negotiation session will be steered by Chatchai Bangchuad, NSC deputy secretary-general, representing the NSC team, and Anas Abdulrahman, a high-ranking BRN official, leading the…

  • World News

    Malaysian garage owner uses forklift on cars blocking his shop (video)

    A Malaysian garage owner took a stand against inconsiderate drivers who persistently parked their vehicles, blocking his property, leading to a viral sensation. Fed up with the obstruction caused by visitors during the Thaipusam festival, he resorted to using a forklift to move the offending vehicles. During the approach to the Thaipusam festival, a surge in visitors to the Batu…

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    Groom honours late bride in solo Malaysian wedding ceremony (video)

    In a poignant ceremony that has resonated across social media, a groom proceeded with his wedding despite the absence of his bride, who had tragically passed away from lymphoma shortly before the event. The groom, identified as Daniel, had originally married his partner, Nofar, in Japan during the Covid-19 pandemic, with plans to hold a traditional ceremony in her native…

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    Thai woman mysteriously dies in Malaysia while travelling with friend

    Thai parents sought help from the Pavena Foundation for Children and Women to investigate the mysterious and tragic death of their daughter who reportedly fell from the 33rd floor of a building in the Kuala Lumpur city in Malaysia and died. A 62 year old Thai woman, Nopparat In-pru and her 63 year old husband, Narongchai Phansanoi, travelled from the…

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    Capital A Malaysia: AirAsia across the globe to merge

    Malaysia’s Capital A Berhad announced plans to sell its aviation business to AirAsia X Bhd. This move aims to unite long and short-haul operations under the AirAsia brand. Capital A Berhad declared its intention to offload its aviation business to AirAsia X Bhd. The ambitious goal is to consolidate both short and long-haul operations under the universally recognised AirAsia banner. Group…

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    Fuelling the flames: Viral video of Thai driver at Malaysian petrol pump ignites subsidy debate

    A video capturing a Thai woman refuelling her sedan at a petrol station in Malaysia went viral, triggering a controversial debate between netizens on the Malay government’s subsidised gasoline 95. The Twitter account, Malaysia Most Viral, posted a video showcasing a petrol station attendant assisting a Thai woman to fill her sedan at the Petronas petrol station in the Selangor…

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    Thailand’s Kra Isthmus Land Bridge promises economic boom for Penang Port

    Thailand is eyeing a colossal infrastructure project, a 90-kilometre land bridge across the Kra Isthmus, set to revolutionise maritime trade and shower economic benefits on ports in northern Peninsular Malaysia. Penang Port Sdn Bhd CEO V Sasedharan envisions this ambitious project as a potential game-changer, akin to the impact the Suez Canal had on Egyptian waterway-adjacent ports. The proposed land…

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    Thailand and Malaysia join forces to boost economy

    Thailand and Malaysia have forged an alliance to supercharge development in the southern Thai region and the northern Malaysian peninsula. Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim reveals this game-changing commitment after a late-night summit with Thai counterpart Srettha Thavisin in Phuket. Anwar took to Facebook to reveal the details. “A special joint committee at the highest level between the two countries will…

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    Malaysia’s economic miracle: 2024 boom predicted with a twist

    RAM Rating Services Berhad reveals Malaysia‘s economic future, promising significant growth next year. RAM Rating Services Berhad said in its Economic Outlook 2024 report to get ready for an economic renaissance. The tantalising revelations point towards a potential external demand turnaround, setting the stage for a dazzling economic performance. The domestic front is gearing up for a resilience revolution, riding…

  • Politics News

    Malaysia PM reshuffles Cabinet: Second finance minister appointed

    Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim orchestrated a Cabinet reshuffle, unveiling a strategic plan to fortify his administration and rebuild public confidence, just one year into his tenure. In a much-anticipated move, Anwar unveiled five new ministerial appointments, expanding the Cabinet’s reach to navigate the challenges of today and confront global shifts, notably the surge of artificial intelligence. The headline change…

  • Business News

    Malaysia and Singapore lure Chinese travellers with visa-free policies

    The Chinese traveller market could see a significant rise to 7 million arrivals next year as Malaysia and Singapore become increasingly attractive due to reciprocal visa-free policies. Thailand, however, has yet to secure such an agreement with China. Following the introduction of a visa exemption for Malaysians, Beijing is speculated to extend a 30-day visa exemption to Singapore in the…

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    Revolutionising borders: Thai and Malaysian prime ministers unveil mega checkpoint for trade and tourism

    Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and his Malaysian counterpart Anwar Ibrahim orchestrated a historic agreement this week, with plans to improve border trade through the new Sadao checkpoint in Songkhla province. The leaders converged at the customs office of the newly minted Sadao border checkpoint on November 27 with both governments pledging to turbocharge road access to the Thai side…

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    Malaysian woman seeks second wife for high-demand husband for 20,000 baht

    A 28 year old Malaysian woman caused quite a stir when she anonymously announced her intentions to find a second wife for her husband. She cited her husband’s high sexual needs due to work stress as the reason for this unconventional arrangement. The woman’s engineer husband, who earns a salary of 18,000 Malaysian Ringgit (136,000 baht), is struggling with high…

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    Sex trade crackdown: Thai woman leaps from hotel window in Malaysia

    A 27 year old Thai woman sparked a frenzy as she leapt from the third floor of a budget hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while attempting to evade the authorities. Suspected of being involved in the sex trade, she was ultimately apprehended by immigration officers. The incident occurred when immigration officers stormed the hotel on a sex trade crackdown mission…

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    Malaysian bride’s feast fiasco: Uninvited ‘wedding crashers’ sneak in for a bite-sized sequel

    A Malaysian bride was left angered by uninvited guests who snuck into her wedding reception for a free meal in what sounds like a sequel to the Hollywood blockbuster the Wedding Crashers. Despite careful planning for each table, the couple received complaints from guests that there were no seats available. Upon investigation, they discovered that unfamiliar faces had infiltrated the…

  • Business News

    Scrapping immigration forms may boost Malaysian tourist influx in Thailand

    Tourism professionals in Songkhla have voiced their desire for the discontinuation of the TM6 immigration paperwork as an additional border checkpoint and the eradication of extra-time service charges, as these measures continue to slow the influx of tourists from Malaysia. The government gave its approval this week to scrap the TM6 forms from November 1 to April 30, 2024, at…

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    Crocodile surprise: Malaysian family discovers predator in home sewer pipe

    A Malaysian family were rocked by a crocodile shock at their residence after hearing unusual noises emanating from their sewer pipe. They decided to urgently inform the authorities, only to discover a large crocodile had made its way into their drainage system. The incident, a close call with a potential predator, could have ended disastrously. The peculiar event unfolded in…

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    Malaysian family steals 600 dishes from restaurant: a 1,250 baht hotpot heist exposed on social media

    A Malaysian restaurant owner took to social media to express his dismay after a family of five ordered and subsequently stole over 600 dishes from his establishment. The incident, which took place on October 8, was discovered after the owner reviewed CCTV footage, revealing the family’s unusual behaviour. The owner of a hotpot restaurant in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, posted on…