Archive for February 25th, 2019

Four ‘tinnie terrorists’ jailed over plot to overthrow Philippines government

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

All six plead guilty for their roles in 2016 plot to sail a fishing boat from Australia to southern Philippines Four men, part of a group dubbed “tinnie [...] » More

The cost of measles outbreak in the Philippines

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

Measles has become a serious health problem in the Philippines. The Department of Health (DOH) has declared outbreaks in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Western [...] » More

Philippines posts wider-than-expected budget deficit in 2018 amid spending boost

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government breached its budget deficit cap in 2018, as disbursement surpassed target and outpaced an increase in revenue generation. Data released by the [...] » More

Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand agree to trim natural rubber exports by up to 300,000 tonnes

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Edgemarkets | 6:00 AM

Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand the three largest natural rubber (NR) producing countries in the world agreed today to carry out the Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS) to [...] » More

Thailand: Trade balance posts worst deficit in six years

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

This could hinder the hitherto strength of the currency (THB) amid rising political uncertainty ahead of elections in March. We maintain our view of the USD/THB rate [...] » More

Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust more than halves Q4 DPU to 0.3 S cent

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

LIPPO Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) slashed its distribution per unit (DPU) for its fourth quarter, under what the manager called “challenging conditions” [...] » More

UKM denies government interference, claims safety concerns over Najib event

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

The Star reported that its deputy vice-chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni) Associate Professor Roslee Rajikan said the reason behind their decision was due to security. [...] » More

Najib shares alleged news coverage guidelines in Opposition states

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak alleged today that official guidelines for news coverage in Opposition states only allowed federal government officers to be featured. The former prime [...] » More

Hishammuddin welcomes probe on all defence ministers since 1997

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

Former Defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today he welcomed an investigation on all the ministers who were in power since 1997 on alleged land swaps that [...] » More

Veterans group suggests Mindef land grab linked to 1MDB

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

Methods used in 16 dubious privatisation schemes involving Armed Forces land were similar to those used for 1MDB’s so-called “debt rationalisation”, the [...] » More

Malaysia doubles the size of Iskandar growth corridor in Johor

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

The Malaysian government has doubled the size of the Iskandar Malaysia growth corridor 13 years after its inception, said prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday (February [...] » More

Anwar says will consider all names for Rantau race

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

PKR will review all nominees for candidates in the Rantau by-election, party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today. Several members of the Rembau Pakatan Harapan (PH) [...] » More

Prosecution appeals against postponement of Najib’s 1MDB-linked trial

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

The prosecution recently appealed against the Court of Appeal’s decision earlier this month to grant a stay on Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial over RM42 million of [...] » More

AG: Najib not entitled to seek 1MDB prosecutor Sri Ram’s appointment letter

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

Local laws do not provide for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s bid for the government letter appointing private lawyer Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram as the prosecutor for 1Malaysia [...] » More

Deflation hits Malaysia for the first time since 2009

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

The economy entered deflation in January for the first time in almost 10 years since November 2009 as consumer prices declined 0.7 per cent from a year ago. UOB Global [...] » More