Malaysia to tax imported services

Last week, Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tabled the country’s 2019 Budget. Being the first budget under a new government led by the Alliance of Hope (Pakatan Harapan), there were obviously numerous key points to look out for.

9 November 2018

Malaysia’s digital tax: A smart move?

The digital economy stands to change the way we look at taxes. In Malaysia, the previous National Front-led government was mulling the decision to raise revenue by taxing the digital economy.

24 October 2018

Malaysia's Anwar returns to politics

Anwar Ibrahim won an overwhelming mandate in a parliamentary by-election Saturday, setting the stage for his return to frontline Malaysian politics and sealing the once-jailed opposition figure's remarkable resurrection.

14 October 2018

Mahathir's new car brand to be ASEAN effort

Malaysia’s third push to build a national car brand may see it sourcing parts from its Southeast Asian neighbours, as the region forges stronger ties to weather out the United States (US)-China trade tensions.

10 October 2018

Wife of ex-Malaysian PM arrested

Rosmah Mansor, the flamboyant wife of Malaysia's former prime minister, was arrested Wednesday by the country's anti-graft agency over a multi-billion-dollar scandal that helped to bring down the last government.

4 October 2018

Food and tech meet in delivery services

Malaysians are said to love food and convenience. This prompted a proliferation of food delivery services in recent years, using the convenience of websites, apps and even Facebook pages to reach customers.

26 September 2018

EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds

Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop.

25 September 2018