Archive for February 12th, 2019

Thai princess bid for PM scuttled as party obeys royal command

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thai Princess Ubolratana’s unprecedented attempt to become the country’s next prime minister was abruptly nixed Saturday after her party agreed to comply with a [...]
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Corrected: Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade him to confess during an [...]
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Indonesian entertainers protest law on ‘pornography’, blasphemy in music

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian entertainers have rallied against a draft law that seeks to ban blasphemous and “pornographic” music content, which critics say could be used to clamp [...]
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In Asia’s high-yield battle, Indonesia grabs upper hand over India

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

In the battle between Asia’s two highest-yielding major bond markets, Indonesia once again appears poised to gain the upper hand over India. Global money managers are [...]
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APAC Realty to buy Indonesian ERA master franchisor for up to $13.9m, ties up for Thai master franchise

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Real estate agency APAC Realty is acquiring the ERA master franchisor for Indonesia for up to $13.85 million in cash and also taking direct ownership of the Thailand ERA [...]
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Scales of justice: Indonesia police probe snake interrogation

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesian authorities on Monday launched an investigation after a police force chief admitted an officer wrapped a live snake around a terrified suspect in a bid to force a [...]
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Picassos, a glass piano and missing billions: scandal of 1MDB reaches court

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

On Tuesday the former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak will go on trial for his alleged role in the 1MDB saga It is known as the “largest kleptocracy case in the [...]
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Finance minister: Don’t be alarmed over Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme from IRB

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng today said that those who have received emails and letters sent out by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) regarding the Special Voluntary [...]
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Malaysia’s Najib in last-ditch bid to delay trial

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Malaysian former premier Najib Razak’s trial over the 1MDB mega-scandal was postponed Monday to allow an appeal to be heard, in the latest blow to slow-moving efforts [...]
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Zuraida: I never said I was an NUS grad

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Local government and Housing minister Zuraida Kamaruddin rejected a report that she claimed to be a National University of Singapore graduate, stating the assertion was made [...]
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How 1MDB finally caught up with Najib Razak

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

On Tuesday, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak will appear in courtfacing years in prison if convicted on corruption charges which seemed impossible less than a year [...]
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After crash, Singapore renews demand for Malaysia to exit disputed waters

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The collision between Greece-registered bulk-carrier Piraeus and Malaysia’s MV Polaris took place within Singaporean waters, the republic’s Foreign Affairs [...]
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Malaysia’s toppled leader to go on trial over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia’s toppled leader to go on trial over 1MDB scandal

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s toppled leader Najib Razak will go on trial this week over an extraordinary financial scandal that contributed to the downfall of his long-ruling coalition [...]
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Khalid Samad: Let Dr M decide on fake degree row

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad should decide the fate of ministers and their deputies with dubious degrees, said Khalid Samad. The Federal Territories minister said it was the prime [...]
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Malaysia’s Najib tones down the bling ahead of 1MDB graft trial

12-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

While he was prime minister, Najib Razak was often accused of being woefully out of touch with ordinary citizens’ lives. But now, out of office and facing dozens of [...]
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