Archive for March 15th, 2019

Counterterror expert backs return of IS recruits, says chance to learn

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

Malaysia can use the returning Islamic State (IS) recruits to study the mindset of militants, said counterterrorism expert Andrin Raj. The International Association of [...]
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MFA: Singapore ‘clear and consistent’ on position that Malaysia has lost right to review price of water

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says that no review of the price of water from Johor has taken place between the Republic and Malaysia. In a media [...]
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Sentence excessive? Appeal option always there, says law minister

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

Convicts can always appeal against sentences they deem excessive, Datuk Liew Vui Keong said today amid public outcry over the 10-year jail and RM50,000 fine for a 22-year-old [...]
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US investigation to see if Jho Low tried to fund Trump campaign

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

The US Justice Department is investigating if fugitive financier Low Taek Jho had any part in financing President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. According to the [...]
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Survey says Malaysia Airlines brand still strong domestically despite rough patch

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

A recent survey has shown that the Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) brand is still healthy amid its various scandals and calls for it to be shut down. The survey by YouGov Plan [...]
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Malaysia’s Richest 2019: Shrink Wrap Sees Big Growth For Scientex

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

When Lim Peng Jin joined his family’s Malaysia-based company Scientex in 1991, it was jumble of 80 subsidiaries, many barely profitable, with operations from car-seat [...]
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Malaysia’s Richest 2019: Infrastructure-Linked Fortunes Falter

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

Malaysian equities have had a volatile year, with the benchmark KLSE index down 8 percent in the year to March 1. One big reason: investor uncertainty created by Mahathir [...]
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Burma’s black gold lures plucky oil drillers

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

As clouds of acrid, black smoke belched above the flames engulfing an artisanal oil field in central Myanmar, prospectors from nearby hillsides arrived in droves, hoping for [...]
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AG refuses Vietnamese woman’s bid to drop Jong-nam murder charge

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

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong will remain on trial for the murder of Kim Jong-nam as the attorney general (AG) dismissed her application for the charge to be dropped, the High [...]
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Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia

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

In the world’s coldest capital, many burn coal and plastic just to survive temperatures as low as minus 40 degreesbut warmth comes at a price: deadly pollution makes [...]
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American B-52 bombers fly over disputed South China Sea for second time in 10 days

American B-52 bombers fly over disputed South China Sea for second time in 10 days

15-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Two US B-52 strategic bombers flew over the contested South China Sea on Wednesday, according to the US Pacific Air Force, the second such flight in 10 days despite [...]
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India disappointed as China blocks bid to ban JeM chief

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

India said Thursday it was “disappointed” by China again delaying a bid to blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based militant group that claimed a massive suicide [...]
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Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s killing seeking release

Vietnamese suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s killing seeking release

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

Just four days ago, the future for Indonesia’s Siti Aisyah looked bleak she was two years into her detention in Malaysia and faced a possible death sentence if [...]
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Trial of Vietnamese woman accused of killing Kim Jong Nam to continue

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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Vietnam family of Kim murder suspect urge her not to lose hope

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

The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming after her [...]
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