Archive for May 8th, 2019

BSP: Investors urged to set eyes on Philippines, Asia’s next economic powerhouse

08-May-2019 Intellasia | PR Newswire | 6:00 AM

Investors from different parts of the globe are encouraged to set eyes on the Philippines, an economy that has sustained robust growth over the years despite external [...] » More

Mysterious whistle-blower in videos claiming Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took millions in drug kickbacks unveils his identity

08-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

An anonymous whistle-blower who appeared shrouded by darkness in videos accusing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of earning millions from a drug syndicate has stunned [...] » More

NBI to summon man claiming to be ‘Bikoy’

08-May-2019 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is set to summon a man claiming to be ‘Bikoy’ in the video series entitled “Ang Totoong Narcolist” which [...] » More

Thai King praises ‘unity’ in speech on final coronation day

Thai King praises ‘unity’ in speech on final coronation day

08-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s newly-crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn praised the show of “unity” at his first public address on the final day of an elaborate coronation [...] » More

‘Very pleased and delighted’Thai king wraps up three-day coronation events

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn greeted thousands of his subjects from a balcony of his Grand Palace on Monday, the third and final day of coronation ceremonies. [...] » More

Managing volatility with a smile: how tumultuous Thailand puts a stable face on Asean

08-May-2019 Intellasia | ASPI Strategist | 6:00 AM

Thailand is already almost halfway through its Asean chairmanship in what has been a rather low-profile period considering political developments. In the lead-up to [...] » More

Indonesia misses economic growth forecasts in Q1 as exports slip

08-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s economy grew slower than expected in the first quarter, official data showed Monday, as exports contracted for the first time since 2016 owing to softer [...] » More

Indonesia plans to move its capital from fast-sinking Jakarta

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Axios | 6:00 AM

Jakarta is overcrowded, polluted, and sinking faster than any other city on Earth. Still, it was shocking when President Joko Widodo announced that it will no longer be [...] » More

Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column

08-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian volcano erupted Tuesday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the air, coating local villages in debris. Mount Sinabung on [...] » More

Indonesia retail sales growth in March picks up to 10.1 pct y/y

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* Retail sales in Indonesia grew at 10.1 percent in March, compared with an annual growth rate of 9.1 percent in February, a central bank survey showed on Tuesday. * March [...] » More

Dissenting judgements not only yardstick of judges’ credibility, says new CJ

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The ability to write dissenting judgements should not be the sole yardstick in evaluating the credibility of court judges, said Malaysia’s first female Chief Justice [...] » More

State PWD can handle Sarawak’s RM11b road projects, DAP rep tells Najib

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Violet Yong Wui Wui defended today her criticism of an external firm’s award as project management consultant (PMC), saying the state Public Works Department (PWD) is [...] » More

After year as home minister, Muhyiddin happy with gains in police revamp, security laws review and tighter borders

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

As the new home minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin knew several key Pakatan Harapan (PH) reform pledges came under the responsibility of his ministry. He immediately set his [...] » More

Malaysia extradites ex-Goldman banker Ng to the US for 1MDB-linked charges

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Malaysian authorities have executed the extradition of former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng to the US where he will face charges related to the 1MDB global corruption [...] » More

Najib trial: KWAP asked to release RM2b to SRC before govt guarantee given

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The finance ministry had asked civil servants’ pension fund KWAP to release the second batch of RM2 billion to SRC International Sdn Bhd before the fund received a [...] » More