Archive for January 21st, 2019

Duterte’s drug war ‘example to the world’: Sirisena

21-Jan-2019 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has praised his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Dutertes brutal war on drugs, which has taken thousands of lives, calling it an [...]
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Thailand, Czech Republic pursue defence collaboration

21-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

Thailand and the Czech Republic have agreed to establish a working group with a view to setting up joint projects in the defence industry, the Thai Ministry of Defence (MoD) [...]
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Thailand to hold auction for 700-MHz spectrum licences in Dec

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

Thailand plans to hold an auction for seven 700-megahertz (MHz) spectrum licences in December, aiming to roll out 5G services in 2020, the country’s telecoms regulator [...]
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Indonesia presidential candidates trade barbs in first debate

21-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Joko Widodo aims to defeat controversial retired general Prabowo Subianto to win second term in office at April polls. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has traded barbs with [...]
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Radical cleric behind Bali bombing to be freed from prison

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

A radical cleric thought to be the spiritual leader of the Bali bombers will be released from prison on medical grounds, Indonesia’s president said Friday. Abu Bakar [...]
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Indonesia to free radical cleric linked to Bali bombings

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

President confirms early jail release of atrocity’s alleged mastermind Abu Bakar Bashir Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 [...]
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Indonesia’s Rights Struggle: Deciding Which Candidate Is the ‘Lesser Evil’

21-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Atlantic | 6:00 AM

A debate showed that neither candidate in Indonesia’s presidential race has any plans to address human-rights abuses. Standing on a stage in the Hotel Bidakara’s [...]
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Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry denies ‘unofficial blessing’ for Johor Chief minister to visit vessel in Singapore waters

Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry denies ‘unofficial blessing’ for Johor Chief minister to visit vessel in Singapore waters

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

Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday (January 18) denied giving the green light for Johor Chief minister Osman Sapian to visit a Malaysian vessel anchored in Singapore [...]
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Kit Siang: Najib finally admits to 1MDB scandal but blames it on systematic failure

21-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang today said that it was Datuk Seri Najib Razak who approved the “exorbitant fee” for Goldman Sachs after the former prime minister said [...]
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Malaysia and Israel trade barbs over Paralympics

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

A war of words has erupted between Israel and Malaysia, days after the Southeast Asian country stood defiant on its decision to ban Israeli participation in all sporting [...]
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Report: MACC raids warehouse linked to Companies Commission over RM500m project

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

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today raided a warehouse in Semenyih linked to the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) in connection with a RM500 million [...]
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Israel has no right to talk about moral values, Putrajaya says after anti-Semitism label

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

Putrajaya has hit back at the Israeli Foreign Ministry today for accusing prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad of anti-Semitism, pointing out the Jewish state’s [...]
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Malaysia will forget all about the Goldman Sachs 1MDB scandal for the low low price of $7.5 billion

21-Jan-2019 Intellasia | This is Insider | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s finance minister has hinted that the country’s government may consider dropping charges against Goldman Sachs over its alleged role in the 1MDB [...]
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Najib holds Goldman Sachs accountable for 1MDB scandal

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today said US banking giant, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, should take responsibility if it had failed to take care of 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s [...]
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Six MPs’ rep denies plans to ‘U-turn’ back to Umno

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

The six MPs who last month quit Umno have no intentions of returning to the former ruling party, their spokesman has said. Mersing MP Datuk Abdul Latiff Ahmad, who claimed to [...]
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