Archive for March 22nd, 2019

Indonesia’s upcoming elections, explained

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Brookings | 6:00 AM

Indonesians will go to the polls in April to elect their next president, national legislature, and many provincial and local governments. This will be Indonesia’s [...] » More

Indonesia says no rate hikes by US Fed good for global economy

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

Indonesia’s finance minister said the Federal Reserve’s forecast for no rate hikes in 2019 “will be good for global economy” as markets will be calmer [...] » More

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Indonesian president’s coalition to win parliament majority survey

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

A coalition of political parties backing Indonesian President Joko Widodo is on course to win more than half of the votes in next month’s elections, giving them control [...] » More

Indonesia: look beyond quotas for gender representation

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Lowyinterpreter | 6:00 AM

How can we address the profound gender disparity that afflicts the vast majority of the world’s parliaments? Fewer than 10 countries are close to parity between men and [...] » More

MH370 BOMBSHELL: Expert claims captain ‘cut lights and OXYGEN’ on flight

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

MALAYSIA Airlines flight MH370 pilot Zaharie Shah “pressed a button to cut the lights and oxygen supply inside the cabin” by depressurising the aircraft, [...] » More

Four decades later, CJ pens foreword for constitutional law professor’s book

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

Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum fondly remembers being lectured in law over 40 years ago by the country’s foremost constitutional law expert, Datuk Shad Saleem [...] » More

Malaysia’s economy likely to grow at 4.9 pct this year: MIDF Research

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s economic growth forecast remains at 4.9 per cent year-on-year (YoY) for 2019 given the upbeat performance of domestic and external trade sectors, according [...] » More

After year-long drought, two big Malaysian IPOs set for second-quarter launch: sources

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

Malaysia’s poultry producer Leong Hup International and fast food operator QSR Brands are in advanced stages of launching their initial public offerings in the second [...] » More

Malaysia government aiming to attract hi-tech foreign direct investment

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Opengovasia | 6:00 AM

Government in Malaysia aims to attract high value-added, high technology and knowledge-intensive investments in the manufacturing sector The Malaysian government hopes to [...] » More

Bring Malaysian terrorists home, but be careful, say analysts

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

Malaysians who joined the Islamic State (IS) in Syria should be allowed to return home, some analysts said despite a recent terror attack in New Zealand. Analysts Malay Mail [...] » More

Govt backbencher moots criminal penalties against anti-vaxxers

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

The government should consider Singapore’s approach to dealing with parents who refuse to immunise their children, Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii suggested today. The [...] » More

Commentary: Anonymous letters and whistle-blowers persist in modern day Malaysia

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Anonymous letters continue to shine a spotlight on certain leaders and call attention to wrongdoing, which can be a positive development as Malaysian civil society matures, [...] » More

Chief Justice welcomes additional special corruption courts

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

The government’s plan to add more special corruption courts will expedite hearings, the Chief Justice said today. While noting that there are currently already 16 [...] » More

PM says Putrajaya working to save Malaysian on death row in Singapore

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

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad gave an assurance today that the government is making an effort to ensure Sarawakian Michael Garing will not hang in Singapore the day after tomorrow. [...] » More

Think with your head, not your heart, Daim tells Malays

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

Tun Daim Zainuddin advised Malays not to fall for fear mongering tactics by politicians claiming that they were being threatened by non-Malays. The former finance minister [...] » More