Archive for February 26th, 2019

PhilRice promotes agricultural drones to farmers

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), together with Davao-based drone firm New Hope Corp, conducted a drone seminar for 60 seed growers from various regions in [...] » More

ISIS followers cling desperately to new leader in Philippines

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Spec | 6:00 AM

Now in his 60s, Sawadjaan is a late bloomer in the terrorism underworld. Unlike many of his slain comrades, the touted new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern [...] » More

Philippines foreign minister under fire over Nazi comments

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Teodoro Locsin Jr says murder of Jews in Germany was a ‘historical fact’, describes Duterte’s comments as a ‘metaphor’. The Philippines’s [...] » More

Race to Become prime minister of Thailand Is a Man’s World

Race to Become prime minister of Thailand Is a Man’s World

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Men dominate the list of candidates for prime minister in Thailand’s first general election since a military coup in 2014, even though women outnumber them in the [...] » More

Indonesia denies rumours of Mary Jane Veloso’s execution

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Global Nation | 6:00 AM

The Attorney general’s Office (AGO) denied rumours in the Philippines that death-row inmate Mary Jane Veloso had been executed in Indonesia. “No, no it’s [...] » More

Indonesian housewives arrested over election video: police

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

Three Indonesian housewives have been arrested over an online video that claimed President Joko Widodo would ban prayer and make gay marriage legal in the Muslim majority [...] » More

Indonesian president vows $30 billion transfer to villages if re-elected

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has pledged to raise the funds the government transfers to villages across the world’s fourth most populous country to nearly $30 [...] » More

Semenyih voter fails court bid to postpone March 2 by-election

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

The High Court today rejected 58-year-old Sabariah Mohd Shariff’s attempt to stop the Election Commission (EC) from proceeding with voting for the Selangor state [...] » More

Health Ministry to recommend making immunisation vaccination compulsory

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

The health ministry will be tabling a proposal and policy to make immunisation vaccination compulsory. National news agency Bernama quoted Health minister Datuk Seri [...] » More

Hadi claims to have backed Dr M since first meeting right after GE14

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

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang claimed today that his pledge of support for Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was made in the immediate aftermath of the 14th general [...] » More

Finance Ministry says RM120m in debit card aid to varsity students next month

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

An estimated 1.2 million students pursuing tertiary education can each expect to receive RM100 aid from the federal government by end March. The finance ministry announced [...] » More

Australia sentences Malaysian to five years’ jail for sneaking in six million ciggies

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

An unnamed Malaysian man has been sentenced to five years’ jail in Australia for smuggling in over six million cigarettes and dodging tax totalling A$4 million (RM11.62 [...] » More

Report: US DoJ traces 1MDB $73.5m funds to Saudi associates, Najib’s stepson, Joey McFarland

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

A 2013 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) bond offering was diverted to the private accounts of the sovereign fund’s one-time senior executive and two Saudi Arabians [...] » More

PM: Malaysia, Asean must guard against foreign intervention

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

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned Malaysia and its neighbours to be vigilant against the West’s meddling, saying this could plunge the region into the instability now [...] » More

Recession not on cards for Malaysia, says finance minister

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

Lim Guan Eng today assured Malaysians that the 0.7 per cent dip in last month’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), the lowest in nearly 10 years, does not signal recession or [...] » More