Archive for February 13th, 2019

What the Thai baht is telling us about the country’s political limbo

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

In its largest single-day decline since last October, the Thai baht fell about 1 percent in Friday trade, following the Thai King’s bid to thwart his sister’s [...] » More

Explainer: Princess for PMWhy populists’ royal election bid shook Thailand

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

The political career of Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi lasted only three days, but in that time her declaration that she would be a [...] » More

An Indonesian Elementary School Expelled 14 Children Because They Have HIV

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

A public elementary school in Indonesia expelled 14 HIV/Aids-positive children following backlash from parents, the Jakarta Post reports. Parents at the school in Surakarta, [...] » More

Indonesian entertainers protest law on ‘pornography’, blasphemy in music

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

Indonesian entertainers have rallied against a draft law that seeks to ban “blasphemous” and “pornographic” music content, with critics saying it [...] » More

Indonesia concerned about threat of spreading terrorist fighters

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

With ISIL’s defeat in Syria, Indonesia has observed the shifting to the region, among others, of its propaganda, radicalisation and recruitment, a senior Indonesian [...] » More

Indonesia, Russia to strengthen defence ties

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Defence Connect | 6:00 AM

Following a meeting in Moscow between Russian Defence minister Sergei Shoigu and his Indonesian counterpart Ryamisard Ryacudu, the two countries have committed to strengthen [...] » More

Indonesia’s Tionghoa tensions: Revival of identity politics against Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese

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

Both candidates in Indonesia’s upcoming presidential election, Joko “Jokowi’ Widodo end Prabowo Subianto, seel, the suppcrt of ethnic Chinese Indonesians. [...] » More

Indonesian executioner for IS killed in Syria

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Republic | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian militant shown killing a foreigner in a 2016 Islamic State group video was killed last month in a battle with US-backed forces in Syria, Indonesian police and a [...] » More

PM launches high-powered council to fix the economy

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

The government has formed a council comprising ministers and business leaders to tackle the economy and arrest the rising cost of living. The prime minister’s Office [...] » More

Malaysia needs new economic vision

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

WITH the global economy uncertain and Malaysia’s economy slowing down, yesterday’s announcement of an Economic Action Council is reassuring. The appointed EAC [...] » More

Medical aid group MSF supports Malaysia’s compulsory licensing stance

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has been facing continuous pressure from pharmaceutical companies and their political allies ever since it used compulsory licensing (CL) to gain access to generic [...] » More

Malaysian-Canadian real estate group ordered to pay over RM600,000 to INGO

13-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Free Malaysia Today | 6:00 AM

A Swiss court has ordered a Malaysian-Canadian entrepreneur and her husband to pay RM672,565 in damages to a Basel-based INGO after it failed to obtain an injunction against [...] » More

Najib’s first 1MDB trial won’t start tomorrow after all

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today succeeded in deferring his first trial linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that was due to start tomorrow at the High [...] » More

DAP rep challenges MCA chief to verify Najib’s degree

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

MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong should question Datuk Seri Najib Razak about the latter’s degree as part of his checks on Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders’ [...] » More

Kadir Jasin: New economic council implies PM sees Cabinet as inadequate

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

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s move to convene a new Economic Action Council shows he considers his administration’s machinery ineffectual in handling key issues, said [...] » More