Archive for August 6th, 2019

Laos, Thailand launch freight train service

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | XinhuaNet | 6:02 AM

Laos and Thailand have launched a freight train service across the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge between Lao capital Vientiane and Nong Khai province to facilitate import and [...] » More

Thailand seeks more than 10 suspects for series of bombs in Bangkok

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

Thai security forces are hunting more than 10 suspects in connection with a series of bomb attacks in Bangkok last week, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday. Six [...] » More

Thai dissident band in Laos flee to France for political asylum

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

A Thai activist folk band who went into hiding in Laos have arrived in Paris to apply for asylum in France, a band member and activist said Saturday, after months living in [...] » More

Footage shows Bangkok bombing in mall minutes from Asean summit

Footage shows Bangkok bombing in mall minutes from Asean summit

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

Footage emerged Saturday of the moment a bomb exploded in a Bangkok mall as the city hosted a major summit, the device apparently hidden inside a cuddly toy animal. There [...] » More

Homemade bombs found near 7-Eleven shop in Thailand

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AsiaOne | 6:02 AM

Two homemade bombs were found in Pak Kret, northwest of Bangkok, on Sunday but police are linking them to vocational students. The two “ping-pong” bombs were [...] » More

Indonesia’s 6.9 quake death toll reaches 4

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ManilaTimes | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) chief Doni Monardo said Friday’s magnitude 6.9 earthquake had killed 4 people and damaged around 200 houses [...] » More

LGBT Indonesians on edge as police, military highlight ‘risks’ of alternative sexual orientations

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s national police and military have publicly warned about the “risks” of being LGBT, in officials’ latest verbal attack against the minority [...] » More

Indonesia raises coal benchmark price for first time in a year in Aug

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

* The Indonesian government has set its coal benchmark price (HBA) for August at $72.67 per tonne, according to an official document from the Energy and Mineral Resources [...] » More

Power restored to most of Indonesia capital after 9-hour blackout

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Tens of millions of people were affected by the outage which plunged buildings across Jakarta into darkness. Power has been restored in most parts of Indonesia’s [...] » More

Indonesia president criticises state power company over blackouts

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday the state power company PLN should have had contingency plans in place to prevent a major electricity blackout that affected [...] » More

Chinese companies relocating operations to Malaysia amid trade war

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:02 AM

Companies in China are relocating most of their operations to Malaysia amid the country’s trade war with the United States (US). IQI Global chief economist and Global [...] » More

PKR grassroots pledge full support for Anwar, say best candidate as next PM

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

Around 200 PKR division leaders converged at Restoran Amjal in Bangsar today, to pledge their full support towards party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Kangar division [...] » More

Malaysian police search for Irish girl, 15, missing from resort

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

Malaysian police said on Monday they have stepped up efforts to find a 15-year-old Irish girl who went missing from a resort near Kuala Lumpur on the weekend. Nora Anne [...] » More

Anti-Lynas MP likens dumping rare earth waste in mines to killing rape victim

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

Australian miner Lynas’ proposal to use abandoned mines in Malaysia to store its radioactive rare earth waste is like dealing the killing blow to rape victim, Bentong [...] » More

Learning Jawi didn’t make me less Chinese but more Malaysian, says Kit Siang

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

DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today said he learnt to read the Jawi script when he was detained under the Internal Security Act and that it did not make him a traitor to the [...] » More