Archive for December 16th, 2016

Rights groups welcome order to shut Thailand gold mine

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

Human rights groups on Wednesday welcomed a decision by Thailand to close the country’s only active gold mine by the end of the year as the mine’s operator said [...]
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China Considers Building Armaments Factory in Thailand: Report

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | China Topix | 6:00 AM

China is favourably considering to establish a factory in Thailand to produce and repair its armaments, welcoming deputy prime minister and Defense minister Prawit [...]
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Thailand looks to China to develop defence production facility

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

China and Thailand have progressed plans to establish a joint defence production facility in the Southeast Asian country. The proposal features China’s development in [...]
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Meditation Steels Harvard-Trained Thailand Central Banker’s Hand

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

A sluggish economy under military rule, market turmoil following the king’s death – and now, Donald Trump. These are on a growing list of risks faced by [...]
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Indonesia and Australia are sleeping ocean superpowers

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Conversation | 6:00 AM

In many ways, Australia and Indonesia represent ocean superpowers. The two neighbouring countries share huge marine resources and opportunities. At the same time both face [...]
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Indonesia minister Says government Not Losing to Radicals

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

A senior Indonesian cabinet minister on Thursday said the government is not losing the fight against radicalism despite the success of hardline Islamic groups in attracting [...]
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Indonesian would-be suicide bomber worked in Singapore as nanny: Report

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian woman who was allegedly planning to carry out a suicide attack on the presidential palace in Jakarta had worked in Singapore as a nanny. Dian Yuli Novi, 27, [...]
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Iran, Indonesia sign 4 cooperation documents

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Mehrnews | 6:00 AM

Iran and Indonesia inked four memoranda of understanding in Tehran on Wed. in the presence of President Rouhani and President Widodo. The agreements include mutual legal [...]
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Indonesia sees jump in October palm oil exports

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

Indonesia saw the exports of its palm oil products, which include crude palm oil (CPO), biodiesel and oleochemical, increase by 34 percent month-on-month to 2.45 million [...]
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Indonesian jails are breeding ground for terrorists: Study

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

Ipac says overcrowded prisons, not enough staff and corruption make radicalisation easy Francis Chan Indonesia Bureau Chief In Jakarta Prisons in Indonesia, notorious for [...]
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Arrested Indonesian woman says IS militant ordered bombing

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Dailystar | 6:00 AM

A female would-be suicide bomber arrested last week one day before her planned attack in Indonesia’s capital said she took orders from Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian with [...]
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Malaysia on the brink: Can it survive and revive its economy?

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Aliran | 6:00 AM

Malaysia desperately needs competent political and economic leaders with integrity to run the country, observes David Yeoh. The recently concluded DAP party national [...]
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Moody’s: Malaysia among Asian countries vulnerable to continued capital outflows

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan rank top in terms of vulnerability to the effects of sustained capital outflows, warned Moody’s Investors [...]
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Malaysia must keep its options open

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Manila Times | 6:00 AM

DURING his much publicised recent visit to Beijing, Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak pledged to take his country’s relationship with China to new heights. In that [...]
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Trump’s policies to impact export-driven Asean including Malaysia

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

The economies of export-driven Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam would be impacted under US President elect Donald Trump’s shift towards lower levels of US [...]
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