Archive for March, 2019

Jetstar measles alert: Fears passengers on three flights between Thailand, Australia and New Zealand could be infected with the disease

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Daily Mail | 6:00 AM

A measles warning has been issued after a passenger travelling through Sydney Airport on their way from Thailand to New Zealand was diagnosed with the disease. The traveller [...] » More

Thailand’s pro-army party won popular vote, opposition secondelection commission

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

Thailand’s chaotic election took another turn on Thursday when the Election Commission announced that the pro-army party, which is seeking to keep the current junta [...] » More

Sony to close smartphone plant in China, shift production to Thailand

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

Sony Corp is closing its Beijing smartphone plant, a spokesman said on Thursday, as the Japanese electronics giant cuts costs in an attempt to make the money-losing handset [...] » More

Nine arrested in Thailand for posting election ‘fake news’

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

They face up to five years in jail and a $3,100 fine for sharing fake news on Facebook Nine people have been arrested in Thailand for spreading “fake news” on [...] » More

Indonesia keeps cocoa export tax at 5 pct, palm untaxed

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

* Indonesia set reference price for cocoa beans at $2,228.03 per tonnes for April, within its threshold of 5 percent export tax, trade ministry said on Wednesday * Export tax [...] » More

Indonesia certifies a record amount of palm plantations as sustainable

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

Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer, has certified a record amount of land under palm oil cultivation as employing environmentally sustainable methods, the [...] » More

Thousands of kids homeless 6 months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

At least 170,000 residents from Palu and surrounding districts are still displaced and entire neighbourhoods are still in ruins, despite life returning to normal in other [...] » More

Indonesia moves third Nagapasa submarine to alternative site for long-delayed launch

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL has successfully transferred its third Nagapasa (Type 209/1400)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) to an alternative launch site, [...] » More

Indonesia gives BP, AKR Corporindo JV temporary permit for jet fuel sales

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

* Indonesian government has granted a temporary permit to PT Dirgantara Petroindo Raya to set up operations to sell jet fuel, setting up competition to state-energy firm PT [...] » More

Family of missing pastor’s wife seeks Jokowi’s help, says report

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mai | 6:00 AM

The family of Indonesian national Ruth Sitepu who was reported missing in Malaysia three years ago, has urged the country’s government to locate her. Ruth is the wife [...] » More

Papuan fighters vow more attacks on Indonesian highway

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

Papuan independence fighters are vowing more attacks on a highway that’s the Indonesian president’s key development project in the country’s troubled [...] » More

Indonesia March inflation seen at bottom of central bank target range: Reuters poll

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

Indonesia’s annual inflation rate likely slowed for a fourth straight month in March to a decade low and hit the lower end of the central bank’s target range, [...] » More

Malaysian food ranks low in global survey

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysian food does not rank high among visitors in the latest survey by YouGov, and Chef Wan thinks it could be due to its smaller “food-print”, among other [...] » More

Malaysia, Netherlands reaffirm commitment on MH17

30-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Malaymail | 6:00 AM

Malaysia and Netherlands have reaffirmed their commitment and resolve to achieve the truth, justice and accountability for the victims of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17, [...] » More

Why was Malaysian consulate building undervalued by RM500m? Guan Eng asks Najib

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

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng questioned former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak why the Malaysian consulate’s building in Hong Kong was undervalued by half a [...] » More