Archive for April, 2019

Six baby elephants stuck in muddy pit rescued by Thailand park rangers

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Six baby elephants who were trapped in a mud hole and separated from their parents have been rescued in northeastern Thailand. Park rangers came across the elephant calves on [...] » More

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | News Observer | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to one of the most polluted over the past two decades, shaving five years from life [...] » More

Indonesia’s Muslim youth find new heroes in Instagram preachers

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

In Indonesia, the rise of rock star clerics on social media has fueled a movement known as hijrah, capturing the attention of Muslim youth seeking new ways to express their [...] » More

Jokowi, Prabowo rock the crowds at election rallies

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Like rock stars faced with adoring fans, President Joko Widodo and his challenger Prabowo Subianto sent supporters screaming and clapping at their respective election rallies [...] » More

Indonesia against overcoming disputes with power projection

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s coordinating minister for maritime affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, said on Wednesday that his country was too big to lean on China and ruled out [...] » More

Dr M turns down DAP leader’s dare to debate on ‘Look East Policy’

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has turned down Dr Boo Cheng Hau’s challenge to a debate on the ‘Look East Policy’. Dr Mahathir responded with a [...] » More

Malaysia on the right track in its fight against terrorism

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s emphasis on human security has put the country on the right track in its fight against terror. Aisat Training Service director Dr Ahmad Nazzan Abdullah said [...] » More

Dr M: No Cabinet reshuffle, new ministers need experience

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied that he has plans to carry out a Cabinet reshuffle soon although he admitted that it is a huge challenge working with [...] » More

Ex-AIAC director claims criminal charges against him are unlawful

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Former Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) director Datuk Sundra Rajoo has today asserted that the criminal charges brought against him are in breach of [...] » More

Total household debt in Malaysia

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

THE household debt to gross domestic product in Malaysia had fallen slightly to 83 percent in 2018, thanks to the growth in the economy which was faster than debt. Bank [...] » More

Malaysia PM Mahathir says no plans to reshuffle Cabinet despite patchy record

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Dr Mahathir, 93, also said he would do his best as long as he was still prime minister. “I was only told that I am the choice for prime ministership from the opposition [...] » More

Iranian fuel oil cargo sits off Malaysia as US urges sanctions compliance

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A tanker of Iranian fuel oil was sitting offshore Malaysia, ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon showed, as a top US sanctions official visiting Singapore on Friday urged [...] » More

Malaysia urged to abolish death penalty by inmates’ families

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

Families and friends of death row inmates petitioned the Malaysian government to repeal its mandatory death penalty on Friday. Earlier this month, the government backtracked [...] » More

Burma seizes largest crystal meth haul this year

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar authorities seized more than 1,700 kilogrammes (3,750 pounds) of crystal meth worth nearly $29 million in a multi-state operation this week, the biggest haul of 2019 [...] » More