Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Alfian is a journalist with The Malaysian Insight.

E-mail: [email protected]


2 weeks ago

Malaysia confirms first local coronavirus transmission

Health minister says sister of Malaysian who contracted the virus in Singapore has been infected.

Malaysia confirms first local coronavirus transmission

2 weeks ago

PM uncertain about AirAsia-Airbus deal

PM wades into controversy as budget carrier denies claims European aircraft maker paid execs US$50 million.

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PM uncertain about AirAsia-Airbus deal

2 weeks ago

Dr Mahathir ‘delighted’ with Umno, PAS support

Pakatan Harapan chairman fuels ‘Pakatan Nasional’ rumours with quip.

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Dr Mahathir ‘delighted’ with Umno, PAS support

2 weeks ago

No decision yet on teaching maths, science in English, says Dr Mahathir

Acting education minister says his discussion with ministry officials somehow ‘exposed’.

No decision yet on teaching maths, science in English, says Dr Mahathir

2 weeks ago

Bersatu rolls decided, so branch, division meetings to proceed

Party sec-gen Marzuki Yahya says with so many applications to join, took time to assign new members to correct branches.

Bersatu rolls decided, so branch, division meetings to proceed


2 weeks ago

2 returning Malaysians positive for Wuhan virus

A total of 12 in the country are infected with the new coronavirus.

2 returning Malaysians positive for Wuhan virus

2 weeks ago

Ronnie Liu slams ex-IGP Musa over communist claims

Liu says those comments are unfounded and baseless.

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Ronnie Liu slams ex-IGP Musa over communist claims

3 weeks ago

We know where Indira Gandhi’s ex-husband is, says IGP

Police urge Riduan to come out of hiding as his whereabouts are known to investigators.

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We know where Indira Gandhi’s ex-husband is, says IGP

3 weeks ago

Cabinet okays 200 MPVs for police

Muhyiddin Yassin says force may need drones to monitor Sabah east coast, other ‘sensitive’ areas.

Cabinet okays 200 MPVs for police

3 weeks ago

14 Wuhan tourists denied entry into Malaysia

Immigration following SOP to bar those coming from epicentre of coronavirus outbreak, says home minister.

14 Wuhan tourists denied entry into Malaysia

3 weeks ago

Malaysia well-equipped to detect Wuhan virus carriers, says DPM

Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail says the Finance Ministry has also allocated funds for more equipment.

Malaysia well-equipped to detect Wuhan virus carriers, says DPM

3 weeks ago

Dr Mahathir says no plan to block Chinese nationals from entry

In wake of coronavirus spread to Malaysia, prime minister believes current point-of-entry screening procedures suffice for now.

Dr Mahathir says no plan to block Chinese nationals from entry

4 weeks ago

3 Petaling Jaya cops charged with corruption

They pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.

3 Petaling Jaya cops charged with corruption

4 weeks ago

Ahmad Maslan’s lawyer says charges not linked to 1MDB

Charges specified against Umno man have only to do with his failure to declare his income, says Hamidi Mohd Noh.

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Ahmad Maslan’s lawyer says charges not linked to 1MDB

1 month ago

Shahrir claims trial to RM1 million money-laundering charge

The 71-year-old Umno veteran is charged under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act.

Shahrir claims trial to RM1 million money-laundering charge