The Foreign Ministry of Malaysia on Thursday (13 Jul) confirmed that 10 Malaysian hikers who went missing during the Himachal Pradesh floods in Northern India have been found safe, along with a Chinese national and a British citizen. The group is expected to return to Malaysia if the evacuation plan proceeds smoothly.
Malaysia has called for concept proposals to revive the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project. The Request for Information exercise, initiated by MyHSR Corp, allows local and international firms to submit proposals through a public-private partnership. Malaysian Transport Minister has confirmed strong interest from several companies.
A van driver in Phuket, Thailand, has been charged by provincial police for threatening a Singaporean tourist. The conflict arose when the tourist was informed of an additional fee of 100 Baht (2.87 USD) to be taken to a hotel just 1km away from the drop-off location. The tourist’s refusal to pay and dissatisfaction with the driver’s handling of his luggage further escalated the situation.
A Malaysian minister’s controversial intrusion into KLIA’s international arrival hall on Thursday (29 June) following corruption allegations involving immigration officers has caused a stir. The incident involved the detention of a Chinese tourist who was allegedly demanded to pay RM18,000 (approximately 3,853 USD) for her release, as stated by the minister. The Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed an upcoming meeting with the minister and the Chinese national involved in the case.
A Singaporean shared a video on TikTok, unveiling an alternative route to Johor via ferry. Departing from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, she showcased a spacious and lightly occupied vessel, providing a hassle-free trip to explore Pangerang’s attractions before returning to Singapore at 4pm on the same day.