Archive for February 21st, 2019

Regional alliance welcomes decision to kick smoking out of Thailand’s airport terminals

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Mation Multimedia | 6:00 AM

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) on Tuesday said it strongly supported Thailand’s move to ban smoking inside the passenger terminals of all its [...] » More

Cryptocurrency scam: $1.34 million scammed from users by CryptoMining.Farm in Thailand

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AMB Crypto | 6:00 AM

The financial industry was overdue for a technological innovation after the financial crisis and Bitcoin came to the rescue. However, with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, [...] » More

Indonesia govt to open new office in Singapore to boost investment

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

The Indonesian government will open a new office in Singapore to attract even more investment from its neighbour and top source of foreign investment, a senior official said. [...] » More

Indonesia, Korea aim to sign trade deal by November

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

Indonesia and South Korea agreed on Tuesday (February 19) to resume talks on a bilateral trade and investment agreement and aim to sign a deal by November. Speaking at a [...] » More

Indonesia to launch Islamic economy masterplan, compulsory halal labeling not ‘postponed’, starts October 17 officials

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Salaam Gateway | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s National Committee for Islamic Finance (KNKS) will launch an Islamic economy masterplan in March to boost development of the country’s real economy [...] » More

Repsol announces big gas discovery in Indonesia

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

Spanish energy giant Repsol announced on Tuesday (February 19) it had made a substantial natural gas discovery in Indonesia along with its partners, Malaysia’s Petronas [...] » More

Hundreds of students flee violence in Indonesia’s Papua

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

Hundreds of students have fled fighting in Indonesia’s restive Papua province, a local INGO said, amid unconfirmed reports of violent military reprisals after a [...] » More

Malaysia to put former Goldman Sachs banker on trial before US extradition

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

Malaysia may postpone the extradition to the United States of a former Goldman Sachs banker wanted over a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, as he has to face [...] » More

Grab Malaysia deeply concerned over agencies’ lack of readiness to regulate industry

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

E-hailing company Grab Malaysia says it is “deeply concerned” by the lack of readiness of certain agencies to facilitate the industry towards compliance. Grab [...] » More

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng must face 1MDB charges in Malaysia before US extradition: minister

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

The extradition of former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng to the United States may be postponed as he has to first face charges in Malaysia, Malaysia’s Home minister [...] » More

Visa launches first mobile concierge app in Malaysia

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

Visa Inc has launched Malaysia’s first concierge mobile app that enables affluent Visa cardholders to access a host of concierge services on their mobile phone which is [...] » More

B40 singles to get RM100 BSH aid in March

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

The government will now expand the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) cash aid to low-income single people by giving them RM100 that will cost the state RM300 million. In a media [...] » More

Mat Sabu: Defence Ministry lost RM500m in land swap deals

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

The Defence Ministry has incurred a startling loss of RM500 million from several land swap deals valued at RM4.75 billion, revealed its minister Mohamad Sabu. In a statement, [...] » More

Singapore, Malaysia met in December for water talks but discussions ‘overshadowed by new issues’: MFA

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

The Attorneys-General of Singapore and Malaysia met in December last year for water talks, but the discussions were “overshadowed” by new maritime and airspace [...] » More

Malaysia to end bauxite mining ban despite environment fears

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

Malaysia will next month lift a ban on bauxite mining that has been in place for three years, a minister said Tuesday (February 19), despite warnings the move may cause [...] » More