Archive for December, 2016

Story of the year: Malaysia bets big on China

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Edgemarkets | 6:00 AM

MALAYSIA-China relations reached a new high this year following prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s official visit to Beijing, where he signed 14 bilateral [...] » More

Envoy moots special card to legalise, protect stateless Rohingya

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

A special immigration card to identify and confer legal status to the stateless Rohingya community should be established, Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) special [...] » More

China should deepen Malaysian cooperation

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

Malaysia, strategically situated in Southeast Asia, serves as a significant point in the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road as well as a bridge in the implementation of the Belt [...] » More

Malaysian crew at risk on troubled airline, warns union

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

In an email sighted by FMT, there were two flights scheduled today for trips from Jeddah to Algeria, and another two from Algeria to Jeddah by Eaglexpress, which was grounded [...] » More

Israeli PM angered by anti-settlement UN vote, submitted by Malaysia and others

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

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday summoned the US ambassador to Israel to discuss the US abstention in a UN Security Council resolution demanding an end to [...] » More

Netanyahu calls in US envoy in fallout over UN vote

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Netanyahu told the weekly cabinet that US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry were behind the “shameful” resolution. Israeli prime minister [...] » More

Malaysia bus crash: Call for mandatory seat belt, night travel ban

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Several proposals have been made following a bus crash along Malaysia’s North-South Highway on Sunday. Fourteen people were killed in the accident at Km137.3 of the [...] » More

Fourteen dead in ‘horrific’ Malaysian bus crash

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

An interstate bus in Malaysia carrying passengers from Singapore and Myanmar careered off a highway early Saturday, killing 14 people and injuring 16 others, officials said. [...] » More

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

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

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbours in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters [...] » More

Rohingya Muslims in Burma are suffering,the world mustn’t look away

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The buildings, lying between trees and set back from dirt roads, number more than 100. In the second set of images, taken in the past two months, the homes have vanished, and [...] » More

Burma’s role along China’s new Silk Road

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Splash247 | 6:00 AM

In September of this year I wrote an article arguing that Myanmar will play a pivotal and key strategic role in China’s One Belt One Road strategy. Since the [...] » More

Mineral law said ‘unrealistic’

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bizhub | 6:00 AM

Experts debated last week whether the Law on Mineral Resources (LoMR) should be amended, with some arguing that several of its articles are unrealistic. In a round-table [...] » More

VN government green lights casino entry

27-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VN Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese citizens may be allowed to enter a new casino at the Van Don Special Administrative-Economic Zone in northern Quang Ninh province on a trial basis. The government [...] » More

Experts bet on mid-, low-end property sector

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

Housing developers in the country especially in HCM City will shift from luxury apartments to the mid- and low-end segments next year, experts have said. In its latest [...] » More

Price of land on the rise in HCM City

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

Land prices in HCM City and neigbouring provinces are increasing, with real estate industry insiders attributing it to high liquidity. Nguyen Quoc Anh, deputy director of Dai [...] » More