Archive for January 10th, 2019

Malaysia GDP growth to slow to 4.6pct in 2020, says World Bank

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Theedge Markets | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth has been estimated to slow to 4.7 percent in 2018 from 5.9 percent in 2017 by the World Bank and forecast to dip [...] » More

After a year that ended with bitter quarrels, Malaysia and Singapore search for a relationship reset

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Singapore and Malaysia sought to steady their bilateral relationship on Tuesday following an unusually frosty year’s end in which the normally friendly neighbours went [...] » More

Minister says Dr M will write to Norway, France on palm oil ban

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be in charge of writing a letter to his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg and French President Emmanuel Macron on their recent [...] » More

New Malaysia King can assume duties immediately after swearing-in on January 31

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The new King will take his oath of office on January 31, allowing him to carry out the duties of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong soon after, says the Keeper of the Rulers’ [...] » More

Jho Low accuses WSJ of trial by media after latest report

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

Wanted fugitive Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, today accused renowned US-based newspaper the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) of continuing Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr [...] » More

Malaysia’s critical role in a failed Muslim world

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Free Malaysia Today | 6:00 AM

Could Malaysia be a credible leader for the Muslim world? This is not a pipe dream. Neither is it an idealistic or unrealistic New Year’s resolution. It is my deep [...] » More

Malaysia to scrutinise China contracts after report of inflated deals struck to cover 1MDB debt

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

The Malaysian government will scrutinise bilateral deals made with China under the previous government, finance minister Lim Guan Eng said on Tuesday (January 8). This comes [...] » More

Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

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

Australia gave its strongest hint yet on Wednesday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman in Bangkok would be granted humanitarian asylum, despite efforts by Riyadh and her family [...] » More

A Rohingya girl’s journey from refugee camps to college

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The first time I met Formin Akter, she wanted to talk about Helen Keller. Formin was 18. She was sitting on a plastic stool in a bamboo shelter at a refugee camp in [...] » More

UN chief in Burma concerned over fighting in Rakhine State

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The head of the United Nations in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation in the western state of Rakhine, where fighting between the military and the [...] » More

Start-up agriculture campaign launched in HCM City

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

A start-up campaign targeting students and youths was launched in HCM City on January 8, as part of the “One Commune, One Product” programme. Speaking at the [...] » More

Bamboo Airways officially gets nod to launch flight

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) today, January 8, awarded the Aircraft Operator Certificate to Bamboo Airways, officially approving the new carrier’s [...] » More

Soc Trang: Organic rice cultivation yields good results

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang have got higher profits since they switched to organic rice cultivation. Lucrative ST24, one of the world’s top three [...] » More

More distribution chains sell secondhand furniture

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Vietnamnet | 6:00 AM

Thu Hang, 28, from Tan Binh district in HCM City, has opened a nostalgic-style cafe with interior decoration of the early 1990s. Since she bought items from second-hand [...] » More

Businesses advised to take better advantage of FTA benefits

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s joining of free trade agreements (FTAs) is quite suitable in the context of trade globalisation. However, to promote the efficiency of boosting exports, a [...] » More