Archive for February, 2016

Business Brief February 29

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | No | 3:14 PM

* Hochiminh City Public Lighting Company Limited last week held an initial public offering (IPO) auction to sell over three million shares (10.64 percent) at the starting [...]
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China Televises Christian Rights Lawyer’s ‘Confession’

China Televises Christian Rights Lawyer’s ‘Confession’

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 8:37 AM

A prominent Christian rights lawyer inChinahas become the latest to have his “confession” to alleged crimes aired on state television. The confession comes after [...]
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Minister defends Malaysia’s free speech, as blocked news portal probed

Minister defends Malaysia’s free speech, as blocked news portal probed

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 8:33 AM

Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia minister Salleh Said Keruak has maintained that there is freedom of speech in the country, as authorities carry out further [...]
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Malaysia Ruling Party Suspends deputy Head as Najib Cements Hold

Malaysia Ruling Party Suspends deputy Head as Najib Cements Hold

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 8:31 AM

Malaysia’s ruling party suspended its second-in-command Muhyiddin Yassin for undermining the organisation in his quest to oust prime minister Najib Razak, the latest [...]
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Nation’s positive economic outlook

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | NST | 8:06 AM

AGROWING economy in the midst of a global slowdown cannot but be viewed as positive when the country is as small asMalaysia. Last year, the Malaysian economy grew at five per [...]
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EC chief: Malaysia-wide redelineation before GE14 possible without legal roadblocks

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Themalaymailonline | 8:06 AM

The redelineation of electoral boundaries for the entire country can be completed before the next general election due in 2018 if there are no legal challenges to the [...]
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Malaysia’s UMNO suspends deputy President after Najib criticism

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 8:06 AM

The Supreme Council of Malaysia’s UMNO party unanimously agreed on Friday (February 26) to suspend deputy President Muhyiddin Yassin with immediate effect. The decision [...]
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Relatives of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Victims Denounce government’s Move

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 8:05 AM

An organisation of relatives of passengers and crew members who were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 when it vanished nearly two years ago has accused the Malaysian [...]
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Brexit: Reflections on Asean and Malaysia

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 8:05 AM

BRITAINis in the throes of an intense national debate on whether or not to remain in the European Union (EU), the decision on which will be made in a referendum on June 23. [...]
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MH2 to London turns back after mid-flight engine trouble

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 8:05 AM

A Malaysia Airlines flight en route toLondonhad to turn back and make an emergency landing at theKuala LumpurInternationalAirportwhere it took off earlier, after reportedly [...]
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US Congressman: China’s Worsening Human Rights Record Harms Its World Standing

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Voanews | 7:57 AM

AUSmember of Congress who had been banned from travelling toChinafor his human rights advocacy visitedShanghairecently. He told VOA that in his speech atNew [...]
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Pictorial book detailing 40-year political journey of PM Najib launched today

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | CNS | 7:57 AM

A hardcover 100-page pictorial book entitled ‘Najib Razak: Political Journey, 40 Years and Moving Forward’ was launched at the Putra World Trade Centre here [...]
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US urges China’s Xi to extend non-militarisation pledge to all of South China Sea

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:56 AM

The White House on Friday urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to extend his pledge not to militarise the disputedSpratlyIslandsto encompass all of theSouth China Sea. Dan [...]
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US condemns Zhang Kai ‘confession’ on Chinese state TV

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 7:56 AM

TheUSsays a purported confession from a prominent Chinese lawyer on state television runs counter to the rule of law. Zhang Kai admitted to various crimes including [...]
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Expansionism is not in our DNA: China

29-Feb-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 7:56 AM

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi saved his stoutest defence ofBeijing’s deployment of military hardware in the South China Sea for his last day in theUnited States, [...]
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