Archive for December 9th, 2016

Rescuers comb Indonesia earthquake rubble for second day

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

Rescue workers, soldiers and police combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia’s Aceh province Thursday, resuming a search for earthquake survivors [...]
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Nearly 100 killed, hundreds injured in 6.5-magnitude Indonesia earthquake

Nearly 100 killed, hundreds injured in 6.5-magnitude Indonesia earthquake

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AOL | 6:00 AM

Nearly 100 people were killed and hundreds injured in Indonesia on Wednesday when a strong earthquake hit its Aceh province and rescuers used earth movers and bare hands to [...]
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Foreign Ministry: No Malaysians involved in Aceh quake

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

The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that so far, no Malaysians were involved in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck the northern Indonesian province of Aceh this morning. [...]
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Malaysia’s Petronas, Japan’s Hokuriku Electric sign LNG supply deal

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

Malaysian state-owned oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) said it has agreed to supply up to six cargoes of liquefied natural gas a year to Japan’s Hokuriku [...]
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One ship left in MH370 underwater search

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

The official search for MH370 in the Indian Ocean has been reduced to one ship, Australian authorities said Wednesday, as relatives of the missing passengers launch their own [...]
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Malaysian graduates’ employability rate rises to 77.2 per cent

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

The employability rate for Malaysian graduates rose by 1.1 percentage point to 77.2 per cent this year. This marks an improvement from the 76.1 per cent rate recorded last [...]
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Najib launches Menara Kerja Raya, listed as among world’s top 10 best new buildings

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

Heading towards the 2050 National Transformation (TN50), all aspects of development in the country must be sustainable and environmentally-friendly, said prime minister Datuk [...]
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Chinese ship pulls out of MH370 search, leaving lone ship

Chinese ship pulls out of MH370 search, leaving lone ship

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

The seabed search for the missing Malaysian airliner has been left to a single ship, with a Chinese vessel heading home to Shanghai, officials said on Wednesday. A Dutch [...]
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MAS’ Umrah charter service resumes operation today

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

Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) Charter services between Kuala Lumpur and Madinah has commenced operation today with the departure of Flight MH8211D from Prince Mohammad [...]
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2016 in Msia: Human rights takes a beating

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Double standards over foreign funding, detention without trial and wrongdoers getting off scot-free peppered the political scene of 2016 in Malaysia. 2016 was certainly one [...]
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Did the Education Ministry artificially boost Malaysia’s school scores?

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:00 AM

MP SPEAKS When the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) 2015 results were released on December 6, officials from the Education Ministry were quoted in a news [...]
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IS targeting Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei: Duterte

IS targeting Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei: Duterte

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

President Duterte claimed on Wednesday that the extremist Islamic State group would creep into Southeast Asia to establish a four-nation caliphate in the region. The [...]
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Malaysia’s softer approach to radicals reaping rewards

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Mindful of how a hardline approach could backfire and create a new generation of extremists, Malaysia has taken a softer approach towards the deradicalisation of Islamic [...]
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Najib: Malaysia ready to extend aid to quake-hit Aceh

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

Malaysia is ready to extend aid to Indonesians in Pidie Jaya, following a devastating earthquake which struck the Aceh province in northern Sumatra, early this morning. Prime [...]
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Malaysia’s MH370 search under the spotlight after investigation delays

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

‘Remarkable coincidence’ that investigators have only now collected potential debris from Madagascar, say families who started own hunt for missing plane [...]
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