Archive for September 28th, 2018

1 killed, 11 injured as old pagoda crashes during renovation in Thailand

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Edgeprop | 6:00 AM

One person was killed and 11 injured after an old pagoda collapsed during renovation at Phraya Tham Voraviharn Temple in Bangkok district on Tuesday, Xinhua reported. [...]
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Jail birds: Thailand considers prison for feeding pigeons

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

The Thai capital is considering jailing people who feed pigeons in public to try to eliminate the risk of bird flu and other diseases, officials said on Wednesday. The [...]
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5.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Aceh

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

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s western Aceh province early on Thursday (Sep 27), the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of [...]
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Rare Sumatran tiger found dead in Indonesia

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

A critically endangered Sumatran tiger has died after being caught in a hunter’s trap on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an official said Wednesday. Locals told the [...]
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Indonesia plans to build shelters for jet fighters at Batam’s airport

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

The Indonesian Air Force and the Batam Indonesia Free Trade Zone Authority (BP Batam) agreed on Tuesday (September 25) to build a designated shelter for jet fighters at Hang [...]
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Rescued Indonesian teenager recounts 49 days sojourn at sea

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Premiumtimesng | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian teenager who was rescued after drifting at sea for 49 days recounted being chased by a shark and drinking his own sweat while his travails lasted. Aldi Novel [...]
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Malaysia’s ex-first lady questioned for 13 hours in 1MDB probe

Malaysia’s ex-first lady questioned for 13 hours in 1MDB probe

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

Malaysian anti-graft investigators questioned Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former prime minister Najib Razak, for nearly 13 hours on Wednesday over a corruption investigation [...]
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Average Malaysian’s household assets have risen

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

Malaysian households’ net financial assets grew 12 per cent last year, the fastest increase since 2012, according to Germany-based Allianz Group in its ninth edition of [...]
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Malaysia wants to put major industries on blockchain

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Coingeek | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian government is seeking to utilise blockchain to increase transparency, sustainability and logistical efficiency of its three largest industriesrenewable energy, [...]
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PAC to summon ex-A-G over 1MDB audit

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

The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has summoned former Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang to give his statement over the committee’s inquiry on [...]
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Anwar: Fight ‘arrogant super liberals’, oppose LGBT

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

Islamic democrat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today urged religious people of all faiths to counter the demand by “super liberals” to recognise the lesbian, gay, [...]
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Dr M says exploring unofficial options to get at Jho Low in China

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

Malaysia is resorting to private initiatives to bring back fugitive tycoon Low Taek Jho from China to be prosecuted at home, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The prime minister [...]
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Stock of unsold homes in Malaysia grows amid housing glut

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

The housing glut in Malaysia is worsening as more units remain unsold, with 80 per cent of these priced above RM250,000 (S$82,300), the central bank said in a statement on [...]
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Dr M meets with US companies keen on increasing investments in Malaysia

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

A dozen US corporations have expressed interest in increasing their investments in Malaysia, following a meeting with prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here yesterday. [...]
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Khairy: Malaysia must prepare for post-Tun M, Anwar era

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

Malaysia needs to prepare for challenges in the post-Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim era. Former youth and sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the [...]
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