Archive for September 6th, 2018

Indonesia president says boosting investments, exports would support rupiah

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday that multiple external factors were behind the rupiah’s fall to 20-year lows and the priority was to increase [...]
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Indonesia minister says rupiah depreciation ‘illogical’

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s coordinating minister for economic affairs on Tuesday (Sep 4) called the rupiah’s depreciation since Friday “illogical” and said it did [...]
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Philippines, Indonesia tie for 2nd place in Asean factory growth rankings

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ manufacturing activity registered a “quicker” pace of growth in August, sharing the second place with Indonesia while factory growth in [...]
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Indonesians flee to higher ground in regional tsunami drill

Indonesians flee to higher ground in regional tsunami drill

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Indonesian high school students fled to higher ground as tsunami warning sirens blared Wednesday, launching an evacuation exercise across a region devastated by a 2004 [...]
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AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines cancel Osaka flights due to flooding from Typhoon Jebi

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Homegrown airlines Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia have cancelled its flights to and from Osaka, as a typhoon battered western Japan, causing heavy rains, landslides and severe [...]
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Malaysia Attorney-General not involved in Lim Guan Eng’s acquittal: Prosecutor

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The man who decided not to pursue corruption charges against finance minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon said on Tuesday (Sep 4) that Malaysia’s [...]
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Finance Ministry orders telcos to drop SST on prepaid cards, effective tomorrow

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng today ordered the exemption of all prepaid mobile reload cards from the 6 per cent service tax. In a statement, he said the exemption is made [...]
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Minister says stricter airport VIP rules now as 1MDB funds found smuggled out

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Security screening for very important persons (VIPs) will be enhanced following the discovery that 1MDB money may have been moved through KLIA, said Transport minister [...]
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US man sentenced to hang for strangling ex-wife in Malaysia

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Malaysian court sentenced an American to death by hanging on Tuesday after finding him guilty of murdering his ex-wife, his lawyer said. Gerald Wayne Mickelson, 63, was [...]
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China’s biggest builders are sure that Xi Jinping can help them get Malaysia contracts back on track

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China Communications Construction, the contractor of Malaysia’s largest public works project, said it is confident of getting the Chinese government’s support to [...]
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Foreigners can buy Forest City properties, but no visa, says Dr M again

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated that foreigners can buy properties in Forest City, a mega residential development project in Johor. However, he [...]
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3 activists who met Mahathir ask PM Lee to probe MP Seah Kian Peng’s ‘highly irresponsible’ comments

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Three Singaporean activists who met Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad last week have called on prime minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Select Committee on Deliberate [...]
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DPM Teo on working visit to Malaysia from Sep 4 to 9

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore deputy prime minister is making a working visit to Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu from Sep 4 to Sep 9, the prime minister’s Office said in a [...]
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Why didn’t prosecution ask for postponement? Complainant in Guan Eng’s case asks

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The complainant in Lim Guan Eng’s corruption case questioned today why the prosecution did not request a postponement instead of withdrawing the charges against the [...]
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Najib left Treasury only RM450m for tax refunds, Guan Eng says

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said today that his predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Razak left the Treasury with only RM450 million to pay back a whopping RM11.86 billion owed to [...]
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