Archive for May 12th, 2018

Ex-Thailand PM Thaksin congratulates Dr M on Pakatan victory

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Former Thailand prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra took to Twitter today to congratulate Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on his success following Pakatan Harapan’s win over [...]
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Indonesia evacuates residents, shuts airport after Java volcano erupts

Indonesia evacuates residents, shuts airport after Java volcano erupts

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian authorities ordered people living near a volcano to leave their homes on Friday and a major city closed its airport after the 5,500 metre (18,000 ft) peak sent a [...]
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Deadly Uprising by ISIS Followers Shakes Indonesia’s Prison System

12-May-2018 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

A day after Islamic State followers seized part of a high-security terrorist detention centre and killed five guards, the country was left on Thursday with no shortage of [...]
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Foreign Workers Under Fire Ahead of Indonesian Presidential Election

12-May-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Employing foreigners is a topic that divides the nation, making it the perfect campaign issue. “There are no people in the world that want to open their doors to [...]
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Key moments that defined a dramatic day post GE14

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

It was a sleepless night for Malaysians, including the 11.5 million who voted on May 9. Voters came out in huge numbers bright and early to cast their ballots, but polling [...]
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Dr M: We can get 1MDB money back

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will be able to recover most of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) money, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said last night. The seventh prime [...]
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Dr M: No ‘cash is king’ mentality in Pakatan’s new government

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

In his first address as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has pledged to abolish the term “cash king” under the Pakatan Harapan-led [...]
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Agong bound by law to appoint Pakatan PM designate, says Bar rep

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Agong is constitutionally bound to appoint Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the nation’s seventh prime minister, Surendra Ananth, co-chairperson of the Malaysian Bar [...]
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What Mahathir’s Shock Malaysia Win Means for Economy and Markets

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Investors are grappling with Mahathir Mohamad’s surprise election victory in Malaysia’s election. Here’s a look at what it means for the outlook for [...]
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Time running out for Malaysian hitman linked to Najib Razak

12-May-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Sirul Azhar Umar is in detention where he must prove that he did not mastermind the execution of the former lover of the ousted Malaysian PM’s confidant As Najib Razak [...]
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Corruption, money and Malaysia’s election

12-May-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Mahathir Mohamad, 92, has just been sworn in as prime minister of Malaysia. It is hard to overstate what a feat this is. Led by Mahathir, the political alliance called [...]
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Pakatan to invalidate cash-for-votes seats, says Dr M

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will request the Election Commission (EC) to hold fresh elections in seats where candidates are suspected to have paid cash for votes, Tun [...]
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Malaysia’s jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim set to be pardoned

12-May-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s king has agreed to pardon jailed opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim, the newly installed prime minister said Friday, in the latest dramatic development after [...]
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Malaysia’s Mahathir plans lean cabinet, seeks Anwar’s pardon

12-May-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s new prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday he will form a lean cabinet with 10 core ministries and start the process of obtaining an immediate pardon [...]
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MCA leadership to meet today after record low wins in GE14

12-May-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The MCA leadership will meet today to evaluate the party’s performance in the 14th general elections, following its new low of winning only one federal seat and two [...]
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