Archive for June 10th, 2019

Tourism’s contribution to Philippine economy grows in 2018

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Tourism’s contribution to the Philippine economy grew in 2018, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Thursday. Tourism’s contribution to the economy, as [...] » More

Thailand’s food delivery business up 14pct in 2019

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:00 AM

We’re eating in more and dining out less. But we can still enjoy our favourite restaurant food. Welcome to the latest ‘disrupter’ making inroads to our [...] » More

Australia announces record 1.8 tonne seizure of crystal meth from Thailand

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Australian authorities on Friday hailed the seizure of nearly two tonnes of methamphetamine worth nearly $1 billion as the biggest meth bust ever in the country. Customs [...] » More

Democratic Indonesia exemplifies truly Asia

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Asia News | 6:00 AM

On a warm day in 1951, my grandfather and his family landed at the old Jakarta Kemayoran Airport to begin his diplomatic service for five years at the Ceylon (as it then was, [...] » More

Indonesia Rate Cut Depends on Timing, deputy Governor Says

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s central bank is discussing the possibility of cutting interest rates but is waiting for the right time to do so, deputy Governor Dody Waluyo said. Given the [...] » More

Indonesian president’s proposal to allow foreign airlines to ply domestic routes welcomed by businesses

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

President Joko Widodo’s proposal to allow foreign airlines to operate Indonesian domestic routes with the aim of bringing down ticket prices has sparked a robust debate [...] » More

Defence Ministry says purchase of US drones needed to improve security

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Defence Ministry today said that Malaysia’s position as a maritime nation means it requires the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capacity to monitor [...] » More

Malaysian pigs still safe from African Swine Flu, says deputy agriculture minister

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries minister Sim Tze Tzin today assured Malaysians that locally-bred pigs are free of the African Swine Flu (ASF) virus that has [...] » More

Western Australia rejects Lynas waste, says meeting up to Malaysia

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Western Australian (WA) state government has refused to take back 450,000 tonnes of radioactive waste stockpiled at Lynas Corp’s rare earths processing plant in [...] » More

Guan Eng: Trade surplus will shield Malaysia from trade war

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s continued trade surplus will shield the nation from external volatility such as the trade war between China and the United States. So far, Finance minister [...] » More

Latheefa’s task ahead: A corruption-averse and graft-free Malaysia

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

The newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Latheefa Koya says her task ahead is to transform Malaysia into a corruption-averse and graft-free [...] » More

PAS says public service PSC meaningless after PM’s unilateral pick of MACC chief

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Parliament’s select committee (PSC) on public appointments should be suspended until the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government proves its commitment towards bipartisan [...] » More

PM Mahathir needs to clarify appointment of new Malaysian anti-corruption chief: Anwar

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday (Jun 6) that Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad needs to clarify the appointment of Ms Latheefa [...] » More

Latheefa Koya’s appointment as MACC head: Dr M showing who’s the real #bossku, say observers

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s unilateral appointment of Latheefa Koya to head the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has divided analysts and political observers [...] » More

Mat Sabu: Dr M will keep tabs on Latheefa’s performance

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Defence minister Mohamad Sabu today said he is confident that prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will periodically assess the performance of newly minted Malaysian [...] » More