Archive for May 13th, 2019

Thailand’s Immigration Introduces Facial, Fingerprint Biometrics Recognition Systems at Points of Entry

13-May-2019 Intellasia | Chiangrai Times | 6:00 AM

The biometrics device can scan any face-lifted suspects and fingerprints which cannot be changed, thus raising the confidence of travellers in the airport’s safety [...]
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Indonesian director calls for LGBT+ debate after film ban

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

An Indonesian director who received death threats over his latest film warned against a return to authoritarianism on Friday, calling for more debate on LGBT+ issues. Garin [...]
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Indonesia Floats Yet Another Plan to Move Its Sinking Capital

13-May-2019 Intellasia | Foreignpolicy | 6:00 AM

Big plans to relocate from Jakarta keep disappearing into nothing. Will this time be different? In 1957, Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, took a 36-hour boat trip [...]
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Why is Indonesia looking to relocate its capital city and could it really pull it off?

Why is Indonesia looking to relocate its capital city and could it really pull it off?

13-May-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Many rolled their eyes late last month when Indonesia’s government yet again declared its intention to move the national capital. Experts say moving a capital city is [...]
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Shell to shut Malaysia oilfield in July for maintenance

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

Royal Dutch Shell plans to carry out maintenance at an oilfield offshore Sabah in eastern Malaysia, reducing the volume of Kimanis crude exports in July, four sources said on [...]
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Rosmah’s lawyers argue notice to declare assets violates her constitutional rights

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

The defence lawyers for Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor have argued that their client’s constitutional rights are being violated by a notice which compels her to disclose [...]
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1MDB’s Jho Low, Rapper Pras Michel Indicted Over Obama Donation

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

US prosecutors brought additional charges against Jho Low, the Malaysian national accused of looting the 1MDB wealth fund, for campaign-finance violations related to [...]
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Malaysia on track to become great again thanks to Pakatan, says Perak MB

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

The Pakatan Harapan government is on the right trajectory to make Malaysia great again, Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faisal Azumu said today. He said under PH, [...]
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Najib tells Sandakan voters he was PM who cared most for Sabahans

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight tried to endear himself even further with people here, telling them he was the prime minister who cared the most for Sabahans and even now. At [...]
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Selangor palace revokes state titles for Najib, Rosmah

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor have been stripped of state titles awarded by the Sultan of Selangor pending the completion of their corruption [...]
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Malaysians jaded with Mahathir after year of unmet promises

13-May-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

When hundreds of women gathered on the streets of Kuala Lumpur to call for equal rights in prime minister Mahathir Mohamad’s self-proclaimed “new Malaysia,” [...]
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RON97 petrol down by 10 sen per litre, biggest fall yet this year

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

The pump price for RON97 petrol will fall by 10 sen per litre starting midnight, its biggest cut so far since the Automatic Pricing Mechanism was introduced in January. The [...]
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What’s your answer? Kit Siang asks Najib after latest Al Jazeera interviews on 1MDB

What’s your answer? Kit Siang asks Najib after latest Al Jazeera interviews on 1MDB

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak has to clarify the allegations made against him in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal as revealed in Al Jazeera’s 101 [...]
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Fugees founder, Malaysian financier indicted for Obama donations

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

Haitian-American rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, and a Malaysian businessperson have been indicted on charges of making illegal [...]
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MH370 smoking gun: Radar data ‘WRONG and INCOMPATIBLE’ with satellite evidence expert

13-May-2019 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

“INCORRECT” radar data was used by the official investigation into missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, according to an independent air safety expert from [...]
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