Archive for December 21st, 2016

Investigators recommend extending search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

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

Investigators searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have recommended extending the search by an additional 25,000 sq km (9,650 sq miles), the Australian [...]
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What Will the Singapore-Malaysia High Speed Rail Project Mean?

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

As the two countries move closer to realising this project, it is worth looking at its potential significance. Slowly but surely, Southeast Asia’s rail connectivity [...]
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Predicting Malaysia’s next election date

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

Will Malaysia’s general election be held in April or May next year? Or will it be held much later in October? That is a question that only prime minister Najib Razak [...]
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World Bank: Malaysia’s economic growth still strong despite global uncertainties

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

Malaysia is still enjoying strong economic growth and has a robust economy even amid an uncertain global environment, a World Bank official said today. World Bank [...]
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Malaysian ringgit at lowest since Asia financial crisis

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

Malaysia’s ringgit hit its lowest level against the dollar since the Asian financial crisis as emerging-market currencies are hammered by a flight of capital fuelled by [...]
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World Bank: Malaysian workers better educated, but bosses have harder time hiring

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

Malaysian workers are more highly educated than their peers in Asean countries, but Malaysian firms also have a harder time finding employees with the right skills compared [...]
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Malaysian man arrested for murder at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian man believed to be connected to the murder of a 54-year-old woman at the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal has been arrested. A statement by the Singapore Police Force [...]
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MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area

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

A team of international investigators hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Tuesday it has concluded the plane is unlikely to be found in a stretch of the [...]
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Experts ‘highly confident’ MH370 not in search zone

Experts ‘highly confident’ MH370 not in search zone

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

Missing flight MH370 is almost certainly not in the current search zone in the remote Indian Ocean and may be further north, new analysis showed Tuesday, but authorities [...]
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M’sia condemns Yemen suicide bombing

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

The Malaysian government has strongly condemned the suicide bombing outside the military base camp in Khor Maksar district, Aden which has killed 52 people and injured 84 [...]
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Journalists allowed to tour conflicted areas in Burma

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Mizzima | 6:00 AM

Myanmar authorities have allowed a group of journalists from local and international media to make a three-day tour from Monday to Maungdaw township in northern Rakhine state [...]
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Asean meeting on Rohingya ‘genocide’ ends with humanitarian access promise

Asean meeting on Rohingya ‘genocide’ ends with humanitarian access promise

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

Myanmar has agreed to grant “necessary humanitarian access” to the troubled Rakhine State, after a rare intervention from South-East Asian countries. Foreign [...]
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Burma faces pressure over Rohingya crisis

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

Malaysia’s top diplomat turned the screws on Aung San Suu Kyi at emergency talks in Myanmar on Monday, warning that an army crackdown on the Rohingya minority could [...]
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Malaysia talks tough on Burma’s treatment of Rohingya

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

Malaysia, the most outspoken of Myanmar’s neighbours over its treatment of its Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority, told a meeting of regional foreign ministers Monday of [...]
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Vinalines to sell shipyard despite losses

21-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VIR | 6:00 AM

Getting rid of a loss-making shipyard member unit is now the top priority of Vinalines, despite the huge potential losses. State-owned Vietnam National Shipping Lines [...]
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