Archive for December, 2016

Islamic State wants to exploit Indonesia’s natural resources: Indonesia’s military chief

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

The apparent attempt by the Islamic State (IS) militant group to move its base from the Middle East to the Philippines is aimed at seeking entry into Indonesia and taking [...]
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Gas Malaysia revises gas tariffs for non-power sector from January 1

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

Gas Malaysia Bhd, the country’s sole supplier of natural gas except to the power sector, announced revisions in natural gas tariffs in Peninsular Malaysia beginning [...]
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Whither Malaysia – a wish-list for fundamental correction

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is a one of a kind unique and a rare gem of a nation. A melting pot of infinite ingredients and mixed culture. We are a mixture of various races, speaking a plethora [...]
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What price Malaysia’s trust deficit?

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

The lack of excitement over massive infrastructure projects and ringgit’s plunge are signs of market and ground sentiments The last weeks of December have been busy [...]
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Malaysia c.bank: ‘disruptive’ influence from NDF on ringgit has subsided

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

The Malaysian central bank said on Wednesday that the “disruptive influence” from the non-deliverable forward (NDF) market on the ringgit has subsided, making a [...]
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Zulhasnan is new Malaysian ambassador to US

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

Tan Sri Dr Zulhasnan Rafique has been appointed as the new Malaysian ambassador to United States, replacing Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussin. Prior to his appointment, Zulhasnan [...]
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Religious tolerance is cornerstone of a united Malaysia, says Zahid

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

Religious tolerance is the cornerstone of Bangsa Malaysia, says deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said harmony prevails when Malaysians understand not [...]
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Malaysian woman jailed and fined for stealing 10 chocolate bars on Christmas Day

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

A 42-year-old Malaysian woman was jailed for two weeks and fined RM200 (S$65) for stealing 10 pieces of chocolate in India on Christmas Day. Zariyah Salleh, a mother of four, [...]
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Japanese encephalitis cases rise in Tamil Nadu

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

National Vector Borne Disease Control programme data shows that the number of people testing positive for JE, a viral disease, is rising – from 11 cases in 2011 to 53 [...]
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Inside China’s ‘mosquito factory’ fighting Zika and dengue

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Zhiyong Xi is a man on a mission. He wants to rid China – and potentially the world – of mosquitoes, specifically the ones that carry devastating diseases like [...]
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Man jailed 8 months for smuggling 23 puppies into Singapore

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

A Malaysian man was on Wednesday (December 28) sentenced to eight months’ jail for illegally importing 23 puppies, 11 of which later succumbed to illness and died. Yeun [...]
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Who’s Had the Worst Year? How Asian Leaders Fared in 2016

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

In a year dominated by Brexit and Donald Trump’s surprise US election win, Asia felt like a relatively stable part of the world. A closer look shows that the region [...]
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Burma men may face jail for not marrying pregnant women

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

Myanmar’s government is drafting a law that could see men jailed for up to seven years for getting a woman pregnant but not marrying her, a senior official said on [...]
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Through reclusive Wa, China’s reach extends into Suu Kyi’s Burma

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

China is extending its sway over an autonomous enclave run by Myanmar’s most powerful ethnic armed group, sources in the region told Reuters, bolstering Beijing’s [...]
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Vinh foods products to be sold in Spain supermarket

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

Vinh Foods products, a brand of catfish processor Vinh Hoan Corporation, have been put on the shelves of Mercadona, the largest supermarket chain in Spain, from December. [...]
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