Archive for December 1st, 2016

Huge deployment of security forces planned for Jakarta rally

Huge deployment of security forces planned for Jakarta rally

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of Indonesian security forces will be deployed at a rally this week against Jakarta’s Christian governor to prevent a repeat of violence that marred a protest [...] » More

Indonesia needs 3.8 million new skilled workers per year: Govt

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesia needs to produce 3.8 million skilled workers annually to meet its target of becoming the seventh largest economy in 2030, a top official has said. Manpower minister [...] » More

Indonesian group backs West Papuan self-determination

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Radionz | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian group in Jakarta has declared its support for West Papuans to be granted self-determination. The Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua, or FRI West [...] » More

Child labour at Indonesian palm plantations supplying global companies: Amnesty

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Global consumer companies, including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg and Procter & Gamble, have sourced palm oil from Indonesian plantations where labour abuses were uncovered, [...] » More

Magnitude 5.7 quake strikes Maluku in Indonesia

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Shallow undersea quake with magnitude of 5.7 jolted eastern parts of Indonesia on Wednesday, but no tsunami warning is issued, the meteorology and geophysics agency said, [...] » More

Indonesia says not sure OPEC will reach deal on Wednesday

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian Energy minister Ignasius Jonan said he is not sure OPEC will clinch a deal to limit oil output when it meets on Wednesday in Vienna. “I don’t know. [...] » More

Indonesia protests awaken fears for minority Chinese

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The capital of Muslim-majority Indonesia is on edge ahead of what is expected to be a second massive protest by conservative Muslims against its Christian governor and no [...] » More

Malaysia economy could grow above 4pct in 2017

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian economy could grow above four per cent in 2017, despite global economic headwinds, with strong support for domestic spending. ForexTime vice-President for [...] » More

Malaysia ETF in Focus on Ringgit Fall

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s currency has been falling headlong since Donald Trump’s surprise win in the US presidential election on November 8. Even the Malaysian central bank [...] » More

Malaysia wants Burma meet over violence in Rakhine

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s foreign minister has requested an immediate appointment with Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss ongoing violence against Rohingya in [...] » More

Malaysia PM to attend rally condemning Burma violence

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak will take part in a rare rally to protest a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, an official from his office said Tuesday. [...] » More

Najib’s Party Elites Meet in Election Mode

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s ruling elites gather this week in election mode, with prime minister Najib Razak seeking to portray his party as united and ready to take on the opposition [...] » More

Don’t insult Umno even if you no longer love the party, Najib tells leaders, members

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today urged party leaders and members, who no longer love Umno, not to insult the party which has contributed a lot to the Malay community. The party [...] » More

Lawyer: Abusing security laws hurts Malaysia’s image in war against terrorism

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Bar Council member told Putrajaya today that abusing security legislation will cause other countries to doubt Malaysia’s reliability in the global fight against [...] » More

Malaysia targets better maths, science grades

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has made an improvement in mathematics and science and the Education Ministry hopes the upward trend will continue to boost the education system. Education [...] » More