Archive for September 26th, 2018

Philippines coordinates with Nigeria for release of 7 kidnapped Filipinos

26-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government is closely coordinating with Nigeria to ensure the safe release of seven Filipinos abducted last Saturday by armed men off the coast of the African [...]
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Philippines senator Antonio Trillanes arrested after weeks holed up in Senate

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

A prominent Philippines lawmaker and critic of President Rodrigo Duterte who has been holed up in the country’s Senate has left accompanied by police officers after an [...]
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Thailand: three men arrested over murder of British millionaire and wife

26-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Police found blood stains but no bodies at the home of Alan Hogg, who is from Edinburgh, and his wife Nod Suddaen Police in northern Thailand have arrested three men over the [...]
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Bodies of British businessperson and his Thai wife found after alleged contract killing ordered by woman’s brother

26-Sep-2018 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The bodies of a wealthy British businessperson and his Thai wife have been recovered near their luxury home in northern Thailand after they were allegedly murdered in a [...]
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Indonesian teen survives 49 days at sea on a floating fishing trap

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

* Teenager Aldi Novel Adilang, who worked on a floating device used to catch fish, drifted from Indonesia’s North Sulawesi to waters near Guam, the Jakarta Post and [...]
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EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds for Southeast Asian farmers

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

Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop. Half a world [...]
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‘Whale’ author: Rosmah was Jho Low’s direct line to Putrajaya

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

Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor had given fugitive financier Low Taek Jho complete access to the corridors of power in Putrajaya, journalist Tom Wright asserted in a radio interview [...]
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Townships built exclusively for foreigners not allowed in Malaysia

26-Sep-2018 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s Finance minister Lim Guan Eng clarified that while foreigners are welcome to acquire properties in Malaysia… The Forest City development in Johor was [...]
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No extremism in ‘New Malaysia’, says Anwar

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

The Pakatan Harapan government will not support extreme demands regardless of who makes these, said PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today. Citing the example of [...]
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Constitutional protection based on gender, not sexual orientation: Syarie lawyer

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

The Federal Constitution upholds the rights of Malaysians regardless of faiths, races and gender. However, the definition of gender here denotes men and women, not an [...]
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Malaysia’s CIMB says chair Nazir Razak to step down by end of the year

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

CIMB Group Holdings, Malaysia’s second biggest bank, said on Monday (Sep 24) its chair Nazir Razak would step down by the end of the year. Nazir has been CIMB’s [...]
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SMEs should be more disciplined and pay off loans: Mohd Redzuan

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

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) need to change attitude and be more disciplined to pay off loans to banks, said Entrepreneur Development minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof. He [...]
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Malaysia government to review Australia rare earths plant

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

An ardent critic of an Australian rare earths plant in Malaysia said Tuesday she will head a government review into the controversial site after her political alliance took [...]
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Minister: US-China trade war on Dr M’s mind for UN meet

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to discuss the United States-China trade war during the United Nation meeting this week, including the tariffs imposed on [...]
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Bigotry, harassment of greater concern to M’sian LGBT than same sex marriage: Activist

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

The ongoing heated discussion on the issue of same sex marriage should not overshadow more serious and immediate concerns over bigotry and violence suffered by the lesbian, [...]
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