Archive for December 20th, 2016

No M’sians affected by bombing in Turkey, says embassy in Ankara

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

The Malaysian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, has confirmed that no Malaysians were affected by the bomb attack in Kayseri yesterday. In a statement earlier, the Foreign Ministry [...]
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PM: M’sia, Brunei, agree to form committee to cut immigration red tape

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

Malaysia and Brunei will form a joint-technical committee to look into ways to reduce immigration procedures for travellers transiting between Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei, [...]
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Malaysia: Cigarettes, beer worth RM870,840 seized at Sarawak customs

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Cigarettes and beer worth RM870,840 were seized by customs officers at The Sarawak Royal Malaysian Customs (JKDM) on 17 December. The goods were shipped from Singapore and [...]
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Malaysia calls for Asean to lead push for end to Rohingya crisis

Malaysia calls for Asean to lead push for end to Rohingya crisis

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

Malaysia said on Monday the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was a regional concern and called for the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) to coordinate [...]
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Vietnam’s HCM City reports more Zika cases

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s HCM City has so far detected 139 Zika patients in 23 out of its 24 districts, including 18 pregnant women, the municipal Preventive Medicine centre said [...]
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Philippines sex stance in focus as Aids cases rise

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

SEX remains the elephant in the bedroom for many Filipino households. And for health officials, avoiding the topic is alarming, amid the growing number of young Filipinos [...]
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Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

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

Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said on Sunday. [...]
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Eighth confirmed Zika case in Malaysia, 67-year-old man from Petaling Jaya infected

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

A 67-year-old man from Petaling Jaya, Selangor is the eighth confirmed Zika case in the country. In a statement today, the Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham [...]
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Pressure on Burma as region holds Rohingya talks

Pressure on Burma as region holds Rohingya talks

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

Myanmar faced growing pressure from its neighbours on Monday over claims its army has carried out a bloody campaign of abuse against its Rohingya minority as ministers held [...]
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Amnesty warns Burma over treatment of Rohingya

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

The actions of Myanmar’s military may constitute crimes against humanity, human rights group Amnesty International has warned, based on accounts of violence against the [...]
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Now, Rohingya insurgency in Burma

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

In what comes as a major worry for India, a report released by Brussels-based International Crisis Group has pointed to the emergence of a new insurgent group, called Harakah [...]
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Malaysia, Vietnam voice concern over Chinese military installations in South China Sea

Malaysia, Vietnam voice concern over Chinese military installations in South China Sea

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

A satellite image released by the Asian Maritime Transparency Initiative at Washington’s centre for Strategic and International Studies shows construction of possible [...]
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Burma army takes outpost from powerful rebel group

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

Myanmar’s army has seized an important outpost from a powerful rebel faction during a bout of intense fighting, state media and insurgents confirmed Sunday, in the [...]
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Tra fish exports forecast at $1.67b this year

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM

Exports of tra (pangasius) fish this year are forecast to rise 6.6 percent year-on-year to $1.67 billion, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. As of [...]
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Vietnam keen to invest in agri, seafood sectors

20-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nation.com.pk | 6:00 AM

Ambassador of Vietnam to Pakistan Nguyen Xuan Luu on Saturday said many Vietnamese companies were keen to invest and provide their expertise in various economic sectors of [...]
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