KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 2018 (Bernama) -- The government is mulling with the idea of cryptocurrency, especially on the role it might replace, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
"It is her opinion. (But) We are starting it, anyway," he said when asked about International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde's remarks on the possibility of central banks around the world considering issuing digital currency.
Various central banks around the world are seriously...[Continue Reading]
SINGAPORE, Nov 15 2018 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad held a bilateral meeting with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern on the sidelines of the 33th ASEAN Summit here today.
This is their first bilateral meeting although both had shared the platform during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September this year.
Putrajaya and Wellington enjoy 61 years of bilateral relationship and have a Free Trade Agreement that was signed in...[Continue Reading]
SINGAPORE, Nov 15 2018 (Bernama) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had a bilateral meeting today with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit here.
This is the first meeting of the two leaders.
Relations between the two countries were established 45 years ago.
Vietnam is among Malaysia’s important trading partners, with total trade in 2017 amounting to US$11.7 billion (about RM48.97 billion), an increase of...[Continue Reading]
SINGAPORE, Nov 15 2018 (Bernama) – Ships cannot be kept at anchor all the time because they tend to have problems, such as with barnacles, said Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the moving of the seized luxury yacht ‘Equanimity’ from Port Klang to Langkawi.
The yacht, which is linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, arrived in Langkawi Wednesday for temporary docking after sailing from Port Klang a day earlier.
“Ships must...[Continue Reading]
SINGAPORE, Nov 15 (Bernama) -- It can be the world's largest trade pact, but Malaysia will not sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) if it does not constitute a fair deal.
Of course, it is the aspiration of ASEAN countries, including Malaysia, to conclude the pact in 2019, and Putrajaya will continue with negotiations next year.
"But, if Malaysia feels that it is not getting a fair deal, then we cannot possibly agree to sign in 2019," a...[Continue Reading]