Archive for September 25th, 2018

In brief: Amazon Web Services to invest $1b in Indonesia

25-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Straits Times | 6:00 AM

American tech giant Amazon is planning a $1 billion foray into Indonesia, in another major investment in the Southeast Asian digital economy. The investment will be spread [...] » More

Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful campaign

25-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Campaigning for Indonesia’s presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white doves and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer [...] » More

Govt working on improved Child Registry to protect children from abuse

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

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry is working on a Child Registry to protect children from abuse. Its deputy minister Hannah Yeoh said the registry would [...] » More

Guan Eng insists Najib dodging missing funds claim

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

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng is refusing to accept former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s rejection of the claim he left the government with just RM450 million [...] » More

Commentary: The bittersweet return of Anwar Ibrahim to Malaysian politics

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

Prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim might win the by-election for the Port Dickson seat come October 13, but he will have to contest with bigger issues, says one [...] » More

96pct drop in Malaysia’s consolidated accountWhere has all the money gone?

25-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should explain why the consolidated revenue account had dropped by 96 percent or RM11.41bil between December 31, 2017 and [...] » More

Report: MH370 pilot left suggestive comments on twin models’ FB page

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

The pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah had been fixated with the social media profiles of models Lan Qi Min and Lan Qi Hui between [...] » More

Thirty-seven deaths across Malaysia now linked to tainted alcohol

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

Health authorities and police are reporting that the number of deaths due to the consumption of tainted alcohol over the last week has risen, with 37 being the latest figure. [...] » More

Waiting for PTPTN payments to be deferred? Don’t bother, Najib tells borrowers

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

Debtors should pay off their federal student loans as Pakatan Harapan will struggle to defer repayments as pledged, said former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. In a [...] » More

Anwar: Dr M and I both oppose gay marriage

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

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim denied today any differences between him and prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [...] » More

Importers, distributors appeal for fireworks sales regulations to be relaxed

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

Malaysian Licensed Fireworks Importers, Wholesalers and Operators Association (Pierpyro) appealed the Home Ministry to relax regulations on the sales of fireworks among [...] » More

‘Not right to label those yet to repay PTPTN loan as dishonest’

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

It is not right to label borrowers who refuse to repay their National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) loans as dishonest, said Umno information chief Datuk Shamsul [...] » More

Now, PAS VP says party should gift PD win to Anwar

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

Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah differed today with PAS leaders who said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim must be made to slog for victory in the Port Dickson by-election. Umno is [...] » More

Orangutans saved as Malaysia foils high-seas smuggling bid

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

A pair of young orangutans, baby crocodiles and rare birds were among over 400 animals rescued from a boat off Malaysia as they were being smuggled from neighbouring [...] » More

No exclusive townships for foreigners, developers told

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

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said Putrajaya had no issues with foreign ownerships of properties, but warned against real estate development projects solely for foreigners. [...] » More