Archive for August 2nd, 2019

Indonesia’s Aceh whips two men, woman for breaking sharia law

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Three people were publicly whipped 100 times each in Indonesia’s deeply conservative Aceh province on Wednesday (July 31), with one woman pleading for the masked sharia [...] » More

India, Thailand step up military cooperation, trilateral exercise this year, advanced talk on Brahmos

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | EconomicTimes | 6:02 AM

India and Thailand are stepping up military cooperation, with a tri-lateral naval exercise planned later this year and advanced talks on for the acquisition of Brahmos cruise [...] » More

Indonesia Eximbank cuts lending growth target as US-China trade war starts to bite

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

State-owned lender Indonesia Eximbank has lowered its lending growth target to only 2 percent this year as the trade conflict between the United States and China begins to [...] » More

Jakarta records worst air quality in the world again

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Jakarta’s air quality is the worst in the world again on Thursday (August 1) morning, according to air quality index monitor AirVisual, the second time in a span of two [...] » More

Indonesia investigates oil spill in Java Sea by state energy company

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | MongaBay | 6:02 AM

A newly drilled oil well operated by Indonesian state-owned energy company Pertamina has been spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the sea and the northern Java coast [...] » More

ABB supports The Making of Indonesia 4.0

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The world is undergoing transformational technological change. Intelligent machines, self-driving cars, mobile supercomputing, genome editing, neuro-technological brain [...] » More

Indonesia’s oil and gas regulator urges quick resolution for Chevron’s IDD project

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s oil and gas regulator SKK Migas said the authorities want to speed up talks with Chevron Corp over the Indonesia Deepwater Development (IDD) gas project to [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Malaysia asks Australia’s Lynas for waste plan before licence renewal

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysia is waiting on Australian miner Lynas Corp’s plan to manage low-level radioactive waste from its rare earths processing plant ahead of a license renewal, [...] » More

PM denies Guan Eng launched highway buyouts without Cabinet nod

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad refuted today a foreign news report claiming Finance minister Lim Guan Eng initiated the proposed takeover of four highway concessions without [...] » More

Labour reforms worthless if workers not passionate, says PM

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Malaysians must have fervour for their work or the government’s efforts to improve labour conditions will be for naught, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The prime [...] » More

Malaysia to reform labour laws to cut ‘over-dependence’ on foreigners: PM

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysia will review its labour laws to cut an “over-dependence” on foreign labour and address other issues, its prime minister said on Thursday, amid simmering [...] » More

Rational men don’t need law to behave properly, policy think tank tells PKR senator

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Dewan Negara should censure Senator Mohd Imran Abd Hamid for mooting that men be protected from being seduced into committing rape if he doesn’t apologise and [...] » More

SRC Trial: Ex-AmBank manager used her RM55k to prevent Najib’s cheque from being rejected

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The AmBank relationship manager in charge of Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s personal current accounts had deposited RM55,000 of her own money into one of his accounts to [...] » More

After threatening bookstores, Jho Low targets 1MDB documentary distributors

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s most wanted man Low Taek Jho is seeking to stop the public release of a documentary on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal called The [...] » More

Dr M handover to Anwar may hurt Pakatan’s shot to take Sarawak, Bersatu warns

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Pakatan Harapan’s chances in the coming Sarawak election could be jeopardised if Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim takes over as prime minister from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad [...] » More