Archive for December 8th, 2016

Malaysia’s January-October total trade valued at RM1.206t

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

Malaysia’s total trade from January-October 2016 was slightly lower at RM1.206 trillion compared to the RM1.210 trillion posted in the same period of last year. The [...]
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PM Najib destroying Malaysia, stoking racial tensions: Mahathir

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

Malaysian ruling party icon Mahathir Mohamad has accused current leader Najib Razak of “destroying” the country by clinging to power despite a corruption scandal, [...]
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Malaysia to set up tech trade hub in UK next year

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

Malaysia is working to set up a tech trade hub in the UK, its second largest technology investor, by early 2017 to focus on digital businesses. Malaysian officials from the [...]
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Govt cuts flow of migrant workers to Malaysia amid diplomatic spat

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

The Ministry of Labour yesterday suspended the pipeline of workers going abroad to Malaysia amid a diplomatic spat between the two Asean nations over the ongoing violence in [...]
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Family of Malaysia’s Jho Low moves to protect assets in 1MDB probe

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

Relatives of Malaysian businessperson Low Taek Jho plan to take fresh court action in a bid to prevent the US government from seizing assets as part of an investigation into [...]
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Kofi Annan, in Burma, Voices Concern Over Reported Abuses of Rohingya

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

Kofi Annan, the former head of the United Nations, said in Myanmar on Tuesday that he was “deeply concerned” by reports of human rights abuses in the [...]
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PM Najib destroying Malaysia, stoking racial tensions: Mahathir

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

Malaysian ruling party icon Mahathir Mohamad has accused current leader Najib Razak of “destroying” the country by clinging to power despite a corruption scandal, [...]
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Is security the secret key to Malaysia’s ‘Year of the Digital Economy’ 2017?

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Mmis-asia.com | 6:00 AM

National ICT agencies MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation), and CyberSecurity Malaysia recently joined a gathering of security researchers in Kuala Lumpur to focus on [...]
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Malaysia to set up new tech trade hub in the UK to do more business post-Brexit

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

Malaysian officials are in the UK to sign trade deals with technology firms this week and are planning to set up a new trade office focusing on digital businesses, encouraged [...]
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DCA collects debris after families launch MH370 search

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

Malaysian aviation investigators have collected six pieces of suspected MH370 debris in Madagascar, two days after seven family members of victims arrived on the island on [...]
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Muslim Coalition Objects to Malaysia’s Rally to Support Rohingya

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

A coalition of Muslim civil society organisations (CSOs) in Burma objected to a rally led by Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak in support of the Rohingya Muslim minority [...]
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Myanmar, Asia’s new tiger economy, fears currency slide as Fed hike looms

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Chicago Tribune | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s central bank is braced for a deeper slide in the nation’s currency and has little scope to tackle the decline after the kyat fell the most in Asia, [...]
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China denies shooting down Myanmar fighter jet

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

China’s defence ministry has denied reports as “pure fiction” that its missiles shot down a Myanmar warplane near the Sino-Burmese border. A widely [...]
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Asian countries dominate, science teaching criticised in survey

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

Asian countries dominated the top places in a key survey released Tuesday of high-school skills, but the report criticised science teaching in many countries. The PISA survey [...]
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Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia as Rohingya crisis grows

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

Myanmar has banned workers from going to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour between the neighbours over a bloody military crackdown on the Buddhist country’s [...]
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