Archive for September 18th, 2018

Philippine farmers risk death to save crops from killer typhoon

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

As Typhoon Manghkut hurtled toward the Philippines, those in its firing line had a stark choice: stay or flee. Many chose to remain in order to protect their most precious [...]
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Philippines landslide: Dozens feared buried in Itogon, Benguet

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of houses have been destroyed and at least 36 people are feared buried under thick mud in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Mangkhut triggered a massive landslide [...]
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Malaysian woman fined for illegal entry into Thailand

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

A woman was fined RM625 (5,000 Baht) by the Narathiwat Region Court last week for entering Thailand illegally. Sungai Golok police chief, Pol Colonel Prayut Phongsanti said [...]
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Thai police charge founder of new party over Facebook speech

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

Thai police on Monday charged the founder and two members of a new political party opposed to military rule with violating a computer crime law, an offence that could result [...]
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CapitaLand invests $26m for 70pct stake in Indonesia hotel operator

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

CAPITALAND Limited has invested $25.9 million for a 70 per cent share in Indonesian company Green Oak Hotel Management (GOHM), the real estate developer announced on Monday. [...]
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Economic nationalism is back in Indonesia as election approaches

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Nothing sells like economic nationalism in Indonesia’s election season. Facing a challenge from a self-proclaimed nationalist, President Joko Widodo has used speeches [...]
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Indonesia books $1.02 billion trade deficit in August

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced on Monday that Indonesia recorded a trade deficit of $1.02 billion in August, mostly as a result of oil and gas imports. The August trade [...]
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Accused 1MDB Mastermind Jho Low Proclaims Innocence on New Site

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The man accused of looting billions from Malaysian investment fund 1MDB may be missing from the public eye, but he’s not keeping quiet. Low Taek Jho, wanted in Malaysia [...]
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Umno leaders told to accept verdict of M’sian voters, work to be viable opposition

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin today called on Umno leaders to get to their senses and start to be a viable opposition. Sim said Umno leaders should take the verdict of Malaysian [...]
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No difficulty hiring right people to lead key institutions, says Anwar

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is not facing difficulties hiring the right people to lead key institutions, said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Anwar said this during an interview entitled “In [...]
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Passenger alleges he was victim of syndicate theft on MAS flight from Tokyo

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

Another theft has been reported on board a Malaysia Airlines flight, with a Facebook user posting an extensive detailing of his ordeal flying between Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo [...]
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Fake Malaysian identities being used to enter Australia, claims report

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Free Malaysia Today | 6:00 AM

Syndicates are using counterfeiting networks in the country to smuggle people into Australia, taking advantage of the visa agreement between the two nations, an Australian [...]
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Anwar rubbishes views he is no longer relevant

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has rubbished views from some among the young that he is already old and is no longer relevant as a leader. Anwar, who is 71 now, [...]
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Report: Documents Najib shared not signed by Saudi prince

18-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Several documents revealed by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to confirm that the money he received was indeed a donation from the Saudi royal family were [...]
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Let’s not kill Petronas in oil royalty negotiations, PM says

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

Consideration must be given to Petronas so as not to “kill” the national oil company, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today in response to royalty negotiations [...]
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