Archive for May 11th, 2019

Indonesia should probe deaths of more than 500 election staff: Parliament deputy

11-May-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 7:53 AM

A top Indonesian lawmaker has demanded a parliamentary inquiry into the deaths of more than 500 officials during recent elections, most of them linked to fatigue-related [...]
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UPDATE 1-Indonesia’s c/a deficit shrinks, BOP on surpluscentral bank

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

* Q1 c/a gap at -2.6 percent of GDP, vs -3.6 percent in Q4 * BOP on $2.4 billion surplus, vs $5.4 billion surplus in Q4 (Adds comment by economist) Indonesia’s current [...]
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Malaysia’s hopes of economic revival under Mahathir fade

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

A year ago, Malaysian land surveyor Muhammad Nur Aliff had high hopes that a shock election victory by 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad could be the catalyst for reform and [...]
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Najib’s former friend describes Rosmah as ‘de facto prime minister’ in Al Jazeera interview

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

Deepak Jaikishan, a former close friend and business associate of Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, has alleged that the former prime minister’s wife [...]
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Dr M: Pakatan’s ‘shared prosperity’ economic model will create harmony, stability

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated Putrajaya’s economic model of “shared prosperity” for the nation, which aims to build Malaysia into a [...]
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The doctor is in the house, legal affairs minister tells Malaysia

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

Befitting his training as a medical doctor, prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad plans to cure the country of the cancer of corruption and nurse it back to health, said [...]
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Najib instructed KWAP to speed up RM2b loan approval for SRC International, trial told

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP) received instructions from former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in 2011 to hasten the approval for the first RM2 billion loan to [...]
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Anwar shocked 1MDB ‘spending spree’ continued after disclosure in 2010

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has told a talk show he found it shocking that the parties involved in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal continued with their [...]
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Finance minister: RM17.1b in GST, income tax refunds returned as of April 30

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

RM17.1 billion out of RM37 billion in Goods and Services Tax (GST) and income tax refunds has been returned to taxpayers as of April 30. Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said [...]
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Report: US court to charge ex-rapper over 1MDB-linked funds for Obama campaign

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

A former rapper, Pras Michel, is expected to be charged by US Federal prosecutors today over campaign-finance violations to President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election [...]
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‘I am an interim PM’: Dr M says may stay on for three years before Anwar takes over

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he plans to step down as prime minister once he has fixed the country’s problems and that this may take two to three years. “We [...]
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Malaysia’s Mahathir says no timetable for handing over power

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 7:53 AM

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad defended his government’s record on the anniversary of its election victory Thursday and reiterated that he will hand over [...]
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Ask yourselves, where did Rosmah’s riches come from? Dr M tells Najib’s supporters

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

Those who still support Datuk Seri Najib Razak should ask themselves why both the United States and Singapore have pledged to repatriate money to Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir [...]
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Carpet seller Deepak says cut ties with Rosmah, Najib after being financially ‘destroyed’

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

Claiming to have been financially “destroyed” by Malaysia’s former power couple, Deepak Jaikishan said he finally severed ties with Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor [...]
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Stop Najib from coming? Shafie says ‘last time Najib came, I got a bigger majority’

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:53 AM

Unfazed by Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s visit to Sandakan, Chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said he will not bar the former prime minister from entering Sabah to [...]
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