Archive for February 15th, 2019

Indonesia defends palm oil after EU targets 2030 phase-out in road fuel

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

Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer of palm oil, will not accept an EU plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation, and argued that its higher production [...]
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Crocodile mauls Indonesian to death in Malaysia: police

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

An Indonesian man has been mauled to death by a crocodile in Malaysia, with his horrified nephew spotting the victim disappearing into a river during the attack, police said [...]
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Indonesia detained fishing boat in M’sian waters MMEA

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:00 AM

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has pointed out that a local fishing boat was still in Malaysian waters when it was detained by Indonesian authorities [...]
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Restructure spurs protest at Indonesia’s largest research institution

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Nature | 6:00 AM

But supporters of the plan say it will make the Indonesian Institute of Sciences more productive. Hundreds of scientists in Indonesia protested on Friday against a major [...]
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Malaysia’s Q4 GDP pace picks up after 4 quarters of slower growth

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

* Exports will help prop up economy moving forwardcentral bank gov * No signs of sustained economic reboundanalysts * Ringgit eases 1.8 percent vs dollar in 2018 (Adds [...]
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Clad in ‘Bossku’ hoodie, Najib mobbed by Malay fans at Semenyih Tesco

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak was welcomed like a celebrity when he visited hypermarket Tesco in Semenyih tonight, in yet another signal that his newfound popularity may help [...]
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Former Johor MB questions Maszlee’s silence over fake degree controversy

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

Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin today expressed disappointment over Education minister Maszlee Malik’s apparent inaction in relation to the [...]
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Three Malaysia-born stateless kids’ long road to citizenship continues

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

The Federal Court is expected to hear today the citizenship bid by three children who were born in Malaysia, but currently have no nationality as they are stateless. It has [...]
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Malaysia still has a ‘problem’ with N Korea, two years after assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s prime minister reiterated on the eve of the anniversary of the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother that the country still has a [...]
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More cash, less control: New mantra for Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund Khazanah

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

Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional will unveil a plan this month to deliver more cash to the government by pruning its stakes in non-strategic assets and [...]
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Why new economic council is timely (and not necessarily a sign of an inadequate Cabinet)

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

Putrajaya’s formation of a new council comprising ministers and business leaders to tackle the economy and arrest the rising cost of living has predictably been met [...]
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Controversial Saudi crown prince implicated in dissenter’s murder is coming to Malaysia next week

15-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

Flying accusations from sundry members of the global community aren’t going to stop Saudi Arabia’s next-in-line to the throne, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz [...]
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Pakatan to meet earlier to discuss status of seven ex-Umno MPs

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

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council meeting, which is held on a monthly basis, will be convened at an earlier date to discuss whether the coalition will accept the [...]
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Malaysia can post 4.8-4.9pct GDP growth for 2018, says deputy minister

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

Malaysia is capable of achieving gross domestic product (GDP) growth of between 4.8 per cent and 4.9 per cent in 2018 on the back of stronger economic figures recently, says [...]
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Anwar says he expects to take power in Malaysia within two years

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

Malaysia’s would-be prime minister said he expects to take power from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in less than two years but wants to give the current leader enough time to [...]
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