Malaysia

The government expects the inflation rate to drop to between 2.5 and 3.5 percent this year from the original forecast of between four and five per cent, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

The prime minister said the projection, which took into account the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), was due to the [...]

The number of flood victims in Kelantan has risen to 93,407 this morning from over 80,000 yesterday, while there is little change in Terengganu, Pahang and Perak.

In KELANTAN, Kota Baharu district has recorded the highest number of flood victims at 42,469 from 9,663 families housed at 62 relief centres.

The flood waters have subsided a little [...]

Malaysia needs to aim to be one of the top 10 countries in the global competitiveness index and global innovation index.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said it was possible to achieve this following the implementation of the Science-to-Action and the National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation 2013-2020 initiative.

“The policy is overseen by [...]

Malaysia is to continue working with other developing nations to prove that climate action towards a greener economy would bring about greater opportunities for the people, rather than costs.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said fast-developing nations, in favour? of ambitious action on climate change, are living proof that the economy and environment can [...]

Malaysia is developing a multi-dimensional poverty index in efforts to eradicate poverty in a holistic manner.

Malaysia’s permanent representative to the United Nations(UN), Datuk Hussein Haniff said the index would include non-income dimensions such as education, health and living standard.

“Poverty is a multi-dimensional phenomenon that extends beyond income poverty. For this reason, Malaysia is developing the [...]

The bond of friendship between Malaysia and China over the past 40 years has been tested by time, and each time both countries passed with flying colours and emerged stronger, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

He said the current snapshot of Malaysia and China relations was one that was closely connected, multi-faceted and [...]

United States President Barack Obama said countries in Southeast Asia as well as America should embrace the can-do spirit of the ‘Malaysia Boleh’ mantra, which loosely translates as ‘Malaysia Can Do It’, in forging closer bonds for a brighter future.

“I’ve have been only in Malaysia for a day but I’ve already picked up a new [...]

Malaysia is the only Asian country to have made the cut in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2014 – Top 10 countries, ranking 10th on the list.

The list published by the travel publication placed Malaysia as one of the countries to visit due to “an array of new attractions”.

“The headline grabbers are the largest bird [...]

THE famous announcement on May 27, 1961 by Tunku Abdul Rahman, then the Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaya, calling for forging closer political and economic cooperation between Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo, Brunei and Sarawak, is generally taken as the starting point for the formation of Malaysia on Sept 16, 1963. The roots [...]

DAVOS (Switzerland) -– Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has boosted confidence in the country and successfully ‘marketed’ Malaysia on the world stage at the World Economic Forum 2013 here.

Najib, satisfied with the hard work to ‘market’ the country at the WEF, told Malaysian journalists he was helped by three ministers to ‘sell’ Malaysia’s success [...]