Archive for February 18th, 2019

Malaysia, Indonesia in talks to release fishing boat

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | FMT | 6:00 AM

Wisma Putra is discussing with its Indonesian counterparts for the release of a fishing boat detained by the republic’s authorities yesterday, said deputy Home minister [...]
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Indonesian firms owe $1.3 billion in forest damage fines: Greenpeace

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

Indonesian firms owe at least $1.3 billion in unpaid fines for environmental damage caused by widespread forest clearing and deadly fires linked to tens of thousands of [...]
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Indonesia’s Garuda cuts air ticket prices under govt pressure

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

Indonesia’s national flag carrier Garuda has slashed ticket prices by 20 percent, the company said on Thursday, following a public outcry over high fares and a call by [...]
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Guan Eng says thanks to his Ministry’s detox measures, TRX is now corruption-free

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

A successful “detox” effort by the finance ministry to clear the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) from corruption, after it was allegedly mired in the 1Malaysia [...]
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Dr M: PPBM to enter Sabah

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

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia will establish a chapter in Sabah, chair Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed today. The move comes despite the ruling Sabah coalition’s [...]
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Ex-Goldman Sachs banker charged in 1MDB case will be sent to the United States

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

Roger Ng, a former Goldman Sachs banker charged by the US Justice Department for his role in Malaysia’s multi billion dollar embezzlement scandal, will be sent to the [...]
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Dr M will head to China in April to discuss ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative

Dr M will head to China in April to discuss ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he will be heading to China in April, as part of Malaysia’s efforts to improve ties between the two countries. He said the [...]
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Dr M: China a valuable trading partner to Malaysia

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

China is a valuable trading partner, says prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said that trade ties between China and Malaysia would be maintained as the former was the [...]
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Malaysian court allows ex-Goldman banker Roger Ng to return to US to face 1MDB charges

18-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Roger Ng, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker caught up in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) fraud scandal, will be allowed to return to the United States to face [...]
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Putrajaya’s plan to lower cost of living: More price controls, discount sales

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

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) is considering adding a few more crucial items to the list of controlled goods in order to lower the cost of [...]
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Malaysia’s Axiata accepts offer for Singapore mobile operator M1

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

Malaysia’s Axiata Group the largest shareholder in Singapore mobile operator M1 Ltd has accepted a bid from Singapore investors that valued M1 at S$1.9 billion (US$1.4 [...]
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Zuraida: PPR tenants may use rental payments to support housing loan applications

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

People’s Housing Project (PPR) tenants can soon use records of their monthly rental payments as supporting documents to apply for a housing loan, Housing and Local [...]
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Singapore detains alleged sponsor of Malaysian IS fighter

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

A Singaporean man who gave financial support to a Syria-based Islamic State (IS) militant from Malaysia has been detained under the city-state’s tough internal security [...]
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