Archive for December 26th, 2016

Indonesia, Philippine groups acquire Chevron’s $3b geothermal assets

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

Philippine property to banking conglomerate Ayala Corp (AC.PS) said on Friday two groups of companies in which its energy unit has stakes will acquire Chevron’s (CVX.N) [...]
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Fonterra invests $4.4m in Malaysian dairy operations

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s largest dairy export company, has recently invested 20 million ringgit ($4.4 million) to improve operating layouts at two [...]
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Is Malaysia overtaking Singapore anytime soon?

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Theindependent | 6:00 AM

A Taiwanese TV station claimed that Malaysia would soon replace Singapore for its geographical advantage, given the fact the world’s strongest countries are now vying [...]
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Malaysia set to pursue FTA with Iran by end-January 2017

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is set to pursue free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Iran by the end of January next year, said Plantation Industries and Commodities minister Datuk Seri [...]
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Over Dozen Reportedly Killed in Malaysia Bus Accident

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Sputniknews | 6:00 AM

The accident occurred in the Muar District of Johor State on Saturday morning, The Star newspaper said citing Johor Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Mohd Yusof Mohd [...]
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‘Zero tolerance’ Nur Jazlan next in charge of ridding Malaysia’s drug habit

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Themalaymailonline | 6:00 AM

Deputy Home minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed has been chosen to be the next Malaysian Drug Prevention Association (Pemadam) president, replacing Datuk Seri Mohd Johari [...]
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Malaysia’s Felda to buy 37 pct stake in Eagle High Plantations for $505.4 million

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

Malaysia’s state-owned Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) has agreed to buy a 37 percent stake in Rajawali Group’s PT Eagle High Plantations Tbk, one of [...]
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Malaysia arrests woman for mocking Muslim call for prayer Azan on Facebook

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

Muslim worshippers pray at a mosque in Pakistan Reuters A woman has been detained by Johor Police after she was suspected of insulting Islam in a post on Facebook. It was [...]
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M’sia’s unemployment rate in October at 3.5pct, up year-on-year

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

Malaysia’s unemployment rate in October 2016 stood at 3.5 per cent, the same as in the previous month, but 0.2 percentage points higher than in October 2015, the [...]
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China reports first two human deaths from bird flu this winter

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

Two people in China’s Anhui province have died from H7N9 bird flu, the first fatalities in China among this winter’s cases, while Macau reported its first human [...]
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World’s Worst Air Has Mongolians Seeing Red, Planning Action

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

If you think air pollution in China has been bad, just look at Mongolia. Levels of particulate matter in the air have risen to almost 80 times the recommended safety level [...]
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Burma farmers reap rewards from 3D printing

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

Whizzing across a blue-lit platform with a whirr and a squeak, liquid plastic emanating from its chrome tip, the 3D printer seems a far cry from the muddy, crop-filled fields [...]
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Muslim man found dead after speaking to media in restive Burma state

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

The headless body of a Muslim villager has been found days after he spoke to reporters on a rare government-guided media tour of restive northern Rakhine State, Myanmar [...]
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Southeast Asia on terror alert after foiled bomb plots

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

Southeast Asian security forces were on alert on Friday ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays after two bomb plots were foiled in Australia and Indonesia and the [...]
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