Archive for January 29th, 2019

Indonesia’s Third-Richest Person Dies At Age 98

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Eka Tjipta Widjaja, the founder of Sinar Mas Group, one of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates, has died. Widjaja passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 98, [...]
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Dengue kills more than 100 people in Indonesia

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

More than 100 people have died of dengue fever this month, with the largest number of fatalities, 41, recorded in East Java, 13 in North Sulawesi and 12 in East Nusa Tenggara [...]
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Aiming to add 4 new startups, Mandiri Capital Indonesia targets insurtech, investment management sectors

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Mandiri Capital Indonesia also prepares follow-up funding round for its existing portfolio Mandiri Capital Indonesia team Mandiri Capital Indonesia (MCI), a subsidiary of [...]
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Malaysia cannot host World Para Swimming Championship after Israeli athlete ban

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

After internal meetings spanning the weekend, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has decided to strip Malaysia of its hosting duties for the 2019 World Para [...]
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Anwar: PKR considering price controls, welfare reforms

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

After Pakatan Harapan (PH) lost the Cameron Highlands by-election, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today that his party was considering efforts to curb the rising [...]
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Securities Commission confirms probing Deloitte, KPMG over 1MDB audits

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

The Securities Commission (SC) has confirmed that investigations are proceeding against Deloitte and KPMG over their roles as auditors of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB). [...]
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Paralympic council says won’t fight Putrajaya’s decision to bar Israelis’ entry

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

The Paralympic Council of Malaysia said it would conform to the federal government’s decision to prevent Israeli athletes from entering, a move which has cost the [...]
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Report: More than half of Malaysia’s workforce without Socso coverage

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

More than half of Malaysia’s 14 million workforce population are not insured by the Social Security Organisation (Socso), according to a news report. Berita Harian [...]
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Irishman reported missing in Malaysia since New Year

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | RTE | 6:00 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is aware of the case of a missing Irish man in Malaysia and is providing consular assistance to his family. It is reported that [...]
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Malaysia is the 26th most innovative country in the world

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Soyacincau | 6:00 AM

Malaysia is the 26th most innovative country in the world according to Bloomberg’s 2019 Innovation Index. Now in its seventh year, the index analyses over 200 countries [...]
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Old habits of patronage die hard in ‘New Malaysia’

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

Less than a year after Malaysia’s landmark elections that saw a new party take power for the first time in more than six decades, the administration has been accused of [...]
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Malaysia won’t budge on Israeli swimmers ban, minister tells IPC after hosting right stripped

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

Putrajaya stands firmly by its decision to ban Israeli athletes from the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships even after Malaysia was stripped of the hosting right, Youth [...]
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Malaysia scraps multi billion dollar China-backed project

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

A multi billion dollar China-backed rail project in Malaysia has been scrapped, government officials said Saturday, adding that the cost of building it was too high. Malaysia [...]
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Malaysia scraps China-backed East Coast Rail Link plan over price

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

Malaysia’s government has decided to cancel a $20 billion rail project being built and financed by China after failed attempts to lower the price, a minister said on [...]
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Kim Jong Nam murder trial adjourned again until March

Kim Jong Nam murder trial adjourned again until March

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

The trial of two women accused of murdering the North Korean leader’s half-brother was adjourned Monday until March, and the case will now drag on until at least [...]
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