Archive for January 5th, 2019

Tropical Storm Pabuk: Stranded Thailand tourists brace for strong winds and 16 foot waves

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunkered down Friday as Tropical Storm Pabuk edged closer, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing downpours and massive sea [...]
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463 killed in collisions on Thailand’s roads in new year’s week

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Death toll from period police call ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ is close to record A total of 463 people have died due to traffic collisions in Thailand over the past [...]
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Tourists hunker down as Storm Pabuk hurtles towards Thailand

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunkered down Friday as Tropical Storm Pabuk carved its way towards the kingdom, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing [...]
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Indonesia’s string of disasters, DRC’s troubled elections, and Ivanka’s postponed plans: This week in development

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Devex | 6:00 AM

Indonesia suffers its third massive natural disaster in six months, Congo’s elections threaten Ebola response, and Kenya lifts a ban on family planning services. This [...]
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Satellite images show extent of Indonesian volcano’s collapse

Satellite images show extent of Indonesian volcano’s collapse

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

New satellite images show the extent of the changes caused by the collapse of the Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami in late December last year. Photos taken by Planet [...]
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Indonesia freezes Taiwan internship programme after students forced to work in factories, eat pork

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Indonesia suspends Taiwan internship programme after students forced to work in contact lens factory, eat meals with pork After news broke last week that Indonesian college [...]
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Waiter slapped in Malaysia for telling customer to stop smoking

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Malaysian police are searching for a man after he slapped a waiter who tried to stop him from smoking in a Shah Alam restaurant. The 25-year-old waiter, an Indian national, [...]
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Fuel tax profit? Finance minister says Pakatan govt paid RM4.1m subsidy last Nov

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Lim Guan Eng today refuted claims that the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government profited from a furtive tax on fuel prices at the pumps. Instead, the finance minister said the [...]
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Lawyers: New laws to tackle party-hopping may not be best solution

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Malaysia can make new laws to punish lawmakers who switch political parties after being elected, but this may not be the ideal or best solution to end the practice which is [...]
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UK to follow very closely Malaysia’s effort in sustainable palm oil

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

The United Kingdom (UK) will follow very closely Malaysia’s effort in ensuring its palm oil industry is sustainable and not developed at the expense of deforestation [...]
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China confident of accord with Malaysia on ECRL, says ambassador

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian is optimistic that China and Malaysia can come up with a win-win situation on the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, which was [...]
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GMR deal to buy out Malaysia partner from Hyderabad airport JV falls through

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | VCCircle | 6:00 AM

GMR Infrastructure’s proposed deal to buy out its Malaysian partner from a joint venture that operates the Hyderabad airport fell through as the Indian company failed [...]
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Rafizi urges Malaysian media to uphold justice with newfound freedom

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli today urged mainstream media in Malaysia to always uphold freedom and justice so that the public would be able to obtain accurate information [...]
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Ahmad Maslan: Malaysian palm oil sales weak because of strained ties with China

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Former deputy finance minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said that one of the reasons for the reduced price of Malaysian palm oil is the country’s strained bilateral ties [...]
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Kok: No specific laws in Malaysia prohibiting insulting ‘No Palm Oil’ labels

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Primary Industries minister Teresa Kok said there are no specific laws in Malaysia that prohibits importation of food products bearing the ‘No Palm Oil’ labels. [...]
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