Archive for June 17th, 2019

China denies its vessel intentionally sank Filipino boat

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

China has acknowledged its fishing vessel hit a Filipino boat in the disputed South China Sea in an incident that prompted an outcry in the Philippines but denies the [...] » More

US, Philippines To Launch Joint Counter-Islamic State Recruitment Programme Within Weeks

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Eurasiareview | 6:00 AM

A joint Filipino-American programme aimed at stifling recruitment efforts by Islamic State-linked militants in the southern Philippines will be launched within weeks, a [...] » More

‘Can’t give up’: Rise in attacks against Thai democracy activists

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Democracy activists in Thailand have been the target of increasing physical assaults and intimidation since the March electionsthe first since 2014′s military coupthat [...] » More

Thailand’s dengue fever cases ‘double the five year average’ epidemic declared

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

The Department of Disease Control on Friday has declared a dengue fever epidemic this year. From January 1 to June 11 this year there has already been 28,785 reported cases [...] » More

Indonesia cracks down on online tobacco ads to deter young smokers

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia, the world’s fourth biggest producer of cigarettes, will crack down on online tobacco advertisements in a bid to target youthful smokers, the communication [...] » More

Tight security as Indonesia court considers election challenge

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto claims ‘systematic’ fraud and abuse in Joko Widodo’s April vote win. Lawyers for Indonesia’s opposition called [...] » More

Brazil asks for WTO investigation of Indonesia on poultry trade

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Brazilian government has formally asked the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to open a panel to investigate Indonesian policies on Brazil’s poultry exports, the [...] » More

Report reveals how Jho Low funded The Malaysian Insider

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

Fugitive financier Low Taek Jho pumped $9 million into The Malaysian Insider (TMI) in 2010 in a bid to salvage the now-defunct news portal then under attack from Umno, [...] » More

In Najib trial, ex-SRC director says ‘unusual’ for CEO to issue letters with 1MDB logo

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

Tan Sri Ismee Ismail today confirmed a peculiarity that Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil had issued letters in 2011 as then SRC International Sdn Bhd CEO using the 1Malaysia [...] » More

Petronas introduces mobile refuelling service that delivers fuel directly to you

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

Petronas has introduced Rovr and it’s Malaysia’s first mobile refuelling service. Essentially, it is like a petrol station on wheels and it provides greater [...] » More

No justification for Malaysia to refuse Zakir Naik’s extradition, experts insist

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

ded that if the government insists that Dr Zakir’s deportation is unnecessary, on the grounds that he would not receive a fair trial back in his home country, the same [...] » More

RON97 petrol price continues slide, now cheapest in the last three months

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

The pump price for RON97 petrol will drop to RM2.41 per litre starting midnight, its lowest price in the last three months. According to the Ministry of Finance, the price [...] » More

After Apandi, Kit Siang moots probe on ex-IGP over 1MDB scandal

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

Lim Kit Siang expanded today his call for investigations against former government officials over alleged complicity in the 1MDB scandal, this time adding former [...] » More

Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the [...] » More

Vietnam’s first homegrown car to be delivered in days

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s homegrown carmaker VinFast will deliver its first cars on June 17, the company said Friday as it showcased a factory in one of Asia’s fastest growing [...] » More