Archive for November 29th, 2018

Why a reenacted budget is not good news for the Philippines

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

For the first time in nine years, the Philippine government will operate on a reenacted budget next year, which policymakers said could threaten the implementation of the [...] » More

Philippine leader slammed over threat to create ‘Duterte death squad’

Philippine leader slammed over threat to create ‘Duterte death squad’

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine leftists reacted with dismay on Wednesday to a threat by President Rodrigo Duterte to create a “death squad” to hunt what he said were Maoist [...] » More

Thailand gets first port call from Big Pink

Thailand gets first port call from Big Pink

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Freightweek | 6:00 AM

November 27, 2018. The 14,000 TEU vessel One Columba, operated by Ocean Network Express (ONE), has become the largest vessel to make a port call in Thailand when it loaded [...] » More

Hotel Leela zooms 73pct in three days as Thailand’s Minor eyes majority stake

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Business- Standard | 6:00 AM

The stock surged 20 percent to Rs 15.28 on the BSE, gaining 73 percent from Rs 8.85 on Friday. Board of directors of the hotel chain approved an enabling resolution for issue [...] » More

Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal flight, Indonesia says

Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal flight, Indonesia says

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A crashed Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, as details from the new [...] » More

Pilots struggled with flight systems in Indonesia crash

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Indonesian crash investigators say Lion Air, the country’s biggest budget airline, should have grounded plane. The pilots of a Lion Air plane that crashed into the sea [...] » More

Workers are most optimistic about their career prospects in these two Asian countries

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

People in Indonesia and India are more confident about their career prospects than workers in any other major economy in Asia Pacific. That’s according to new research [...] » More

Report faults Indonesian airline’s safety measures in crash

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A report based on black box data from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed last month cites equipment failures and the airline’s safety measures as factors in the [...] » More

INDONESIA’S LION AIR NEEDS ‘IMPROVED’ SAFETY CULTURE: CRASH REPORT

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | EWN | 6:00 AM

Lion Air must take steps ‘to improve the safety culture and to enable the pilot to make (a) proper decision to continue the flight,’ it said in a statement. Lion [...] » More

Indonesian election: with nod to Malaysia’s 1MDB, Prabowo makes corruption pledge

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesian presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto is confident he can bring about the change that citizens desire and run a clean government that will still be [...] » More

Indonesia due to release preliminary Lion Air crash report

Indonesia due to release preliminary Lion Air crash report

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian investigators are expected Wednesday to release a preliminary report into the Lion Air plane crash last month that saw all 189 on board killed when the nearly new [...] » More

Indonesia presidential candidate Prabowo promises a clean government to attract businesses

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has vowed to push reforms for a clean, non-corrupt government to attract businesses. The “rampant and massive [...] » More

Anwar: Goldman must compensate Malaysia beyond $600m

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

US investment banking goliath Goldman Sachs must repay Malaysia “significantly more” than the $600 million (RM2.52 billion) it collected to raise bonds for 1MDB, [...] » More

Disney says ‘no merit’ to Malaysia resort company lawsuit

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Resort developer Genting Malaysia’s lawsuit seeking $1 billion in damages from Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group for alleged breach of contract related to a [...] » More

HR minister says Asean yet to decide on new labour import deal

29-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

South-east Asian governments have yet to decide on the quantum for each member state in importing labour from 2019, Human Resources minister M. Kulasegaran said today, [...] » More