Archive for March 15th, 2019

Thailand PM croons, brags about successes on official trip

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military-installed prime minister crooned a love song and boasted of his government’s achievements Wednesday during an official visit to his home [...]
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Identity politics and Islam’s role in Indonesia’s presidential elections: 3 observations

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Today Online | 6:00 AM

Since the emergence of nationalism in Indonesia in the early twentieth century, Islam has been a basis for mobilising political support. The upcoming 2019 presidential [...]
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Malaysia’s Richest 2019: Multiple Factors Erode Fortunes Of Nation’s Wealthiest

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

From airlines to manufacturing and property to delivery services, business has not been good for many of Malaysia’s top tycoons as the country’s economic growth [...]
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Ban the death penalty totally, Putrajaya told

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

The federal government should totally scrap the death penalty instead of keeping it as an option for sentencing, the Malaysian Coalition Against the Death Penalty said today. [...]
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Malaysia’s LGBT debate must not trigger violence, says US ambassador

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

The debate over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights (LGBT) should never lead to violence, United States Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir said today. [...]
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Survey: KL, JB among top cities in Asia for living quality

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

Kuala Lumpur and Johor Baru were 10th and 12th respectively in Asia, according to a survey ranking global cities for quality of life. KL was also second highest in Southeast [...]
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PM: Malaysia to send more tech students to study in Korea

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said the government wants to send more students to South Korea so they can study new technologies which can help Malaysia’s [...]
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Malaysia rejects call to free Vietnamese accused in Kim Jong Nam killing

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

Malaysia’s attorney-general on Thursday rejected Vietnam’s request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s [...]
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Malaysia women’s march meets disapproval from religious, political authorities

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Religion News | 6:00 AM

In solidarity with women around the world, several hundred people marched in Malaysia’s capital on Saturday (March 9) to mark International Women’s Day. The [...]
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US regulator bans two ex-Goldman execs over 1MDB scandal

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

The US Federal Reserve announced lifetime bans for two former Goldman Sachs bankers over their roles in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) corruption scandal. According to [...]
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Malaysia’s securities regulator issues Goldman Sachs with show-cause letter

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

Malaysia’s securities commission said on Thursday that it has issued a show-cause letter to Goldman Sachs, which is embroiled in multi-jurisdictional investigations [...]
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S. Korea president gets state welcome at Parliament

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

South Korean President Moon Jae-in received an official welcome at the Parliament Square this morning to start his three-day state visit to Malaysia. Yang di-Pertuan Agong, [...]
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Guan Eng: Dr M never said Malaysia Airlines will be sold off

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

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng today clarified that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not say that Putrajaya will sell the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB). He said [...]
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Ongkili: Not time yet for Sarawak, Sabah to rejoice over ‘equal status’ in Malaysia

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

Parti Bersatu Sabah president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili has today said any amendments to the Federal Constitution on the status of Sabah and Sarawak should be tabled in [...]
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Curfew for those under 18? DPM says not nationwide just yet, maybe just ‘hot spots’

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

The government will not impose curfew for children below 18 throughout the country for the time being, deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azisah Wan Ismail said in [...]
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