Archive for January 5th, 2017

KFC Is Returning to the Malaysian Stock Exchange

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

Fundraising from Malaysian initial public offerings is poised to rebound from the lowest in 16 years, led by a planned relisting of the local KFC operator, as receding [...] » More

Ramon: Time for Malaysia to cut dependence on cheap foreign labour

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

Malaysia’s economy is having a cold now, but it can turn into full-blown pneumonia if the country does not wean itself off its dependence on foreign workers, said [...] » More

Floods hit Malaysia, thousands evacuated

Floods hit Malaysia, thousands evacuated

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

Emergency services in Malaysia deployed boats and trucks Tuesday as thousands of villagers were stranded after four days of heavy rain caused flooding in east coast states, [...] » More

Towards safer seas in 2017: Malaysian security forces step up vigilance in wake of threats

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

A PHONE call saved three crew members on a tugboat chugging near Pulau Berhala off Sandakan on October 31 last year. One of the crew members saw a speedboat approaching and [...] » More

Malaysia’s ‘modest’ growth a chance for firms to diversify in 2017?

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s job market last year was regarded as nothing short of sluggish, even though recent data from the World Bank showed the country has been growing at 4.2 per [...] » More

Next-of-kin of MH370 passengers conduct own search of Madagascar, Mauritius coast

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

Seven next-of-kin of those onboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 last month organised a self-funded trip to Madagascar and Mauritius. The trip’s mission was to [...] » More

Another H7N9 Bird Flu Case Detected in China

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

Another case of bird flu (H7N9 virus strain) infection has been registered in China, media reported on Tuesday. A 49-year-old man was found to have been infected with the [...] » More

US hails Burma Independence Day

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

The US government has sent its best wishes to Myanmar for its Independence Day on January 4. US Secretary of State John Kerry: “On behalf of President Barack Obama and [...] » More

Burma commission denies abuses against Rohingya

Burma commission denies abuses against Rohingya

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

A commission probing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on Wednesday denied security forces had abused Rohingya, days after a video emerged showing police beating [...] » More

Scratching a living in Burma’s storied ‘land of rubies’

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

Every week Aye Min Htun prays he will find the ruby that changes his life, one of thousands of people scratching a living in Myanmar’s mines set to gain little from the [...] » More

Vietnam’s deportation of Taiwanese suspects to China regrettable: MOFA

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

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday it was regrettable that Vietnam had decided to send four Taiwanese fraud suspects to China instead of back to [...] » More

Japan’s emperor and empress to make their first goodwill visit to Vietnam

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

The emperor and empress of Japan are planning their first goodwill visit to Vietnam this year. According to a source close to the Imperial Household Agency, Emperor Akihito [...] » More

Burma earthquake: 5.1 tremor felt in India and Bangladesh

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

The earthquake, which struck at 1:19 a.m. Myanmar time on Wednesday, was centered about 41 kilometers south of Mawlaik in western Myanmar, or 179 kilometers south of Imphal [...] » More

PM emphasizes key role of EVN in national power

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

Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) should continue promoting its key role as a State-run company in national power supply, prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a conference in [...] » More

VN moves to improve equitisation transparency

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

In a new move, the government has announced the rate of State-ownership in firms that are set to be equitised, instead of fixing the rates by sectors as usual. It has also [...] » More