Archive for February 12th, 2019

Pundit: Beyond Malaysia, Najib’s 1MDB trial about those who ‘gamed’ the financial system

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

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s upcoming trial over his role in the alleged misappropriation of billions of ringgit from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad [...]
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MACC nabs former Johor MP over alleged Felda-linked bribe

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

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a former Johor MP over alleged bribes amounting to RM230,000 for a project linked to Federal Land Development [...]
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PM says still undecided on Marzuki

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

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that there is no decision yet about Datuk Marzuki Yahya’s fate over his allegedly dubious credential. “There is no decision yet [...]
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Malaysia’s December factory output up 3.4 pct y/y, above forecast

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

Malaysia’s industrial production index rose faster than expected in December, rising 3.4 percent from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday. Economists [...]
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Malaysia Finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s credentials as an accountant questioned

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

Malaysian Finance minister Lim Guan Eng’s qualification in accounting is the latest to come under scrutiny following a series of alleged false education credentials [...]
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Malaysia, Singapore tensions flare after ship collision

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

The collision of a Malaysian government vessel with a ship in waters disputed by Singapore and Malaysia on Sunday has sparked a fresh flare-up of maritime tensions between [...]
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Why object to AGC memo but not Najib government’s ‘kleptocracy’? Kit Siang asks MCA

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

MCA must state why it continues to defend the previous Barisan Nasional administration under Datuk Seri Najib Razak and take issue to the use of the term [...]
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Frenchman arrested for flying drone over Burma parliament: embassy

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

A French tourist has been arrested for flying a drone near Myanmar’s parliament in the capital Naypyidaw, the French embassy and local police confirmed Monday, under a [...]
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Report: Delegation to meet Cambodian minister for release of 47 Malaysians

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

A Malaysian delegation will meet with Cambodian Justice minister Ang Vong Vathana next week to see the release of 47 Malaysians who were arrested last December, a news report [...]
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US warships again challenge Beijing’s claims in South China Sea

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

The United States sailed two warships close to disputed islands in the South China Sea on Monday (Sunday night, ET), a move that is bound to draw the ire of Beijing. The [...]
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Asian markets rise as US-China trade talks loom

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

Asian stocks saw gains Monday as US and Chinese officials in Beijing geared up for crunch trade talks aimed at averting fresh tariff escalations. Mainland Chinese markets [...]
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Cops block man’s bid to wed 11-year-old Rohingya in Penang

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

Penang police halted a wedding ceremony between an 11-year-old Rohingya girl and a 21-year-old man in Taman Senangin, Butterworth on Wednesday. The agency acted on a report [...]
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FDI firms in Vinh Phuc province recruit more workers

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

Foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises have played an increasingly important role in boosting socio-economic development in the northern province of Vinh Phuc, [...]
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EVN’s borrowings burden Vietnam’s public debt: World Bank

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

the country’s sole power distributor has borrowed billions of dollars from foreign lenders through the Vietnamese government’s guarantees over the past years, [...]
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Appier: Blue skies ahead for AI adoption into business

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

Appier, an artificial intelligence (AI) company that helps marketers make better decisions powered by AI, recently explained the industry trends that will shape marketing in [...]
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