Archive for December 8th, 2016

Iran, Indonesia must boost consultation on terror fight: Rouhani

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Presstv.ir | 6:00 AM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Indonesia must boost their consultations and cooperation to combat terrorism and settle current issues in the Muslim world. [...]
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Indonesia savored its ties to Obama. Now it prepares to say goodbye.

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

When Barack Obama visited Jakarta in 2010, on his first state visit to Indonesia, university students lined up outside the hall starting at 4 a.m., eager to catch a glimpse [...]
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Indonesia Gang Rape Latest in String of Horrifying Cases

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The recent gang rape of a 15-year-old Indonesian girl by six young men in Tangerang, West Java, is the latest in a string of horrifying cases this year that have brought rape [...]
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Indonesia just made a huge move to protect the climate

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

A new decision from the government of Indonesia could be a major boon for both public health and the global climate. On Monday, President Joko Widodo announced a moratorium [...]
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Indonesia’s justice system is opaque and confusing, spelling bad news for Jakarta Governor Ahok

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s justice system is opaque and confusing. Western rules of evidence don’t apply. Judges in sex abuse and murder trials discard expert evidence based on [...]
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Indonesia pledges to protect peatlands to fight climate change, haze

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

Environmental activists hailed on Tuesday Indonesia’s ban on converting peatlands into plantations but said enforcement was critical to reducing annual fires that [...]
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Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia condole Jayalalithaa’s death

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Business-standard | 6:00 AM

Leaders from countries that have a significant Tamil population like Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore, including Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Tuesday condoled J [...]
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Minister: Only Muslim Rohingya should get UNHCR cards

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

Issuing of the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) card to Myanmar nationals needed to be reviewed, said minister in the prime minister’s Department, [...]
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Kachin refugees struggle in Malaysia

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

While eclipsed in number by the large populations displaced by conflict in Kachin State and stranded in camps along the Myanmar-China border, Kachin refugees in Kuala Lumpur, [...]
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Malaysia sees improvement in Pisa scores

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysian students are improving in Mathematics, Reading and Science under the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) 2015. According to the results released [...]
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Jho Low Family Digs in Heels to Stop US-1MDB Asset Seizure

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

Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho’s family is reaching far and wide to stop the US from seizing $650 million in real estate and business investments the government [...]
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Malaysia, Singapore to sign high-speed rail agreement next week: Najib

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

The Malaysia-Singapore High Speed Rail agreement will be signed in Kuala Lumpur next week, prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said. “All is well and good,” he [...]
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Shariah and civil lawyers: What is the difference?

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

The recent proposal to create a separate Bar in order to standardise Shariah legal practice across the country has raised the question of the qualification process and [...]
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Malaysia’s October exports suffer sharpest drop in 18 months

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

Malaysia’s exports in October fell 8.6 percent from a year earlier, the biggest drop since April 2015, government data showed on Wednesday. The government said the drop [...]
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New facial recognition system for airports, ports

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

Three hundred facial recognition devices to scan those entering and exiting the country will be placed at key entry points by the end of next year. Deputy prime minister [...]
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