Archive for December 22nd, 2016

Malaysia arrests seven for suspected links to militant groups

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Malaysian police said on Tuesday they have arrested seven people, including four foreigners, for suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group and for planning [...]
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After 2 years, experts say MH370 likely north of search area

After 2 years, experts say MH370 likely north of search area

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

For two years, a handful of ships have diligently combed a remote patch of the Indian Ocean west of Australia in a $160 million bid to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On [...]
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Malaysian turned away in Beijing couldn’t prove citizenship, ambassador says

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

A Malaysian who complained she was not allowed into the country’s embassy in Beijing had not arrived with documents to prove her citizenship, said the ambassador [...]
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Malaysian denied entry to embassy as she had no passport

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

Ambassador to China says Natasha Hussain also had a poor command of Mandarin that the guards on duty could not understand. Wisma Putra has responded to a Malaysian journalist [...]
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Malaysia’s Petronas to cut 2017 oil output by up to 20,000 bpd

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

Malaysia’s state oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd will trim crude output by up to 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2017, down about 3 percent from this year’s [...]
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Malaysia November inflation rate rises to 1.8 pct y/y, highest in 6 months

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

Malaysia’s consumer price index in November rose 1.8 percent from a year earlier, the fastest pace in six months, government data showed on Wednesday. The figure was [...]
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4 million residents in Malaysia’s Klang Valley struggling with water cuts

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

Nearly four million people in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are dealing with cuts to water supplies that are scheduled to last until Christmas eve, drawing sharp criticism from [...]
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Missing Malaysian Aircraft Is Likely Outside The Search Area, Report Finds

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

The wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is probably outside the stretch of ocean that international search ships have scoured for the past two years, a “first [...]
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Foreign students among seven IS militants nabbed in Malaysia

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

Four foreigners, including two students, were among seven people detained over suspected Islamic State (IS) links between November 3 and December 16. Inspector-General of [...]
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Belarus and Malaysia to develop comprehensive cooperation

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Tvr.by | 6:00 AM

Belarus is ready to develop political and economic cooperation with Malaysia without any claims and conditions. Despite the distance of almost 9,000 kilometers, Minsk and [...]
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AirAsia announces additional 84 flights for Chinese New Year 2017

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

Southeast Asia’s largest budget carrier, AirAsia Bhd is increasing the number of flights to selected domestic destinations and Singapore throughout the Chinese New Year [...]
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Chinese farmers bolster bird flu defences as Asia outbreaks, and jitters, spread

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

Chinese chickens are being fed more vitamins and vaccines as jittery farmers ramp up hen-house sterilisation in a bid to protect flocks against a virulent strain of airborne [...]
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Asean should keep engaging Burma on Rohingyas: Experts

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

Those hoping for more concrete initiatives out of Monday’s meeting of Asean foreign ministers over the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine state were duly [...]
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‘Thousands may have fled to China’ due to fighting

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | News agencies | 6:00 AM

As many as 15,000 people have fled across Myanmar’s border into China in the past month as fighting between the army and armed ethnic groups intensifies, the UN says. [...]
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Gasoline prices hit year-high in Vietnam

22-Dec-2016 Intellasia | PetroVietnam | 6:00 AM

This is the 13th time fuel costs have gone up this year, compared to 10 price cuts. Vietnam’s gasoline prices reached a record high for the year on Tuesday after a 5.5 [...]
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