Archive for January 5th, 2017

In Thailand Politicians call on junta to live up to election promise

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

This followed indications from lawmakers that the elections could be postponed until mid-2018. Thai politicians across rivalling parties have called on the ruling military [...] » More

Canadian who drowned in Thailand remembered as ‘bright light’

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | CBC News | 6:00 AM

A man from Quebec’s Eastern Townships region who died in Thailand on New Year’s Day is being remembered as a “bright light” by his loved ones. Clinton [...] » More

Indonesia, Australia military cooperation on hold for ‘technical reasons’

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Military cooperation between Australia and Indonesia has been suspended temporarily for “technical reasons”, Indonesia’s military spokesman Major-General [...] » More

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia said Wednesday it has suspended military cooperation with Australia, reportedly due to training materials deemed offensive, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between [...] » More

Survivor tells heroic tale of man who died after giving his life jacket to pregnant woman during deadly tourist boat fire

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Coconuts | 6:00 AM

Jackson Wilhelmus, 39, was one of the 23 people who died after the KM Zahro Express tourist boat, which was ferrying about 250 holidaymakers from mainland Jakarta to the [...] » More

Indonesia to review safety standards for sea transportation after deadly tourist boat fire

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will review safety standards for sea transportation following the fatal ferry accident in Jakarta, after preliminary indications suggested that the ill-fated boat [...] » More

Chinese nationals account for most foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Chinese nationals accounted for the most foreign tourists arrivals in Indonesia between January and November last year, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in [...] » More

Indonesia Project 15 Million Tourists In 2017

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Travellers Today | 6:00 AM

Indonesia beefs up its tourism plan to attract more domestic and foreign visitors for 2017. According to the December conference, the government has specified that the [...] » More

Indonesia ‘less vulnerable to sell-off than in 2013′

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia is better placed to tackle any currency volatility and capital outflows triggered by higher US interest rates than during the taper tantrum in 2013, said Goldman [...] » More

Jakarta governor lambasts hardliner at blasphemy trial

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Jakarta’s Christian governor Tuesday shouted at an Islamic hardliner testifying against him in dramatic scenes at his blasphemy trial, seen as a test of religious [...] » More

Indonesia Ferry Captain Investigated Over Deadly Fire

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police on Tuesday placed under formal investigation the captain of a ferry on which at least 23 people died in a fire Sunday. Evidence gathered will be referred to [...] » More

No stopping racial politics in Malaysia as election nears

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Umno’s playing of the race card will put BN allies in a difficult position and marginalise non-Malay voters, say analysts Since independence from the British in 1957, [...] » More

Rebound Tipped For Malaysia Stock Market

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

The Malaysia stock market on Tuesday snapped the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 25 points or 1.4 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests [...] » More

MACC top gun quits citing ‘failure’ in SRC International probe

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

MACC’s Special Operations Division director Bahri Mohamad Zain feels he has ‘sinned’ against Malaysians for failure to take the case to court despite the [...] » More

Why Are China Submarines Visiting Malaysia?

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

This week, two Chinese submarines paid a visit to Malaysia in the first naval engagement between the two countries in 2017. The CNS Chang Xing Dao and CNS Chang Cheng of the [...] » More