Archive for August 6th, 2019

No change, appellate court rules Najib’s 1MDB trial to begin August 19

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

The Court of Appeal affirmed today the High Court’s decision to start Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption trial in precisely [...] » More

Jho Jenner: Lip kit billionaire Kylie renting out 1MDB superyacht funded by the Malaysian taxpayer for 22nd birthday

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:02 AM

Ah, reader where as a populace did we go wrong? Our nation’s most notorious floating symbol of greed and (alleged!) embezzlement, Jho Low’s former Equanimity [...] » More

Malaysia robbers ram lorry into car, steal RM1 million worth of jewellery in armed heist

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

Four masked men armed with machetes made off with about RM1 million (US$239,500) worth of jewellery in Malaysia on Monday (August 5) after they rammed a lorry into a car that [...] » More

Nuon Chea: the Khmer Rouge’s unrepentant revolutionary

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

Khmer Rouge “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, who died Sunday aged 93, was considered the chief ideologue of the murderous Cambodian regime and a key architect of [...] » More

UN study finds businesses funding Burma army abuses

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

A United Nations fact-finding mission called Monday for an embargo on arms sales to Myanmar and targeted sanctions against businesses with connections to the military after [...] » More

Khmer Rouge ‘brother number two’ Nuon Chea dies

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

Khmer Rouge ‘brother number two’ Nuon Chea died Sunday aged 93, a spokesman for the Cambodia tribunal where he was convicted of genocide and crimes against [...] » More

UN urges sanctions on Burma army businesses, says foreign partners could be complicit

UN urges sanctions on Burma army businesses, says foreign partners could be complicit

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

United Nations investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar, and said foreign firms doing [...] » More

Royal capital to ‘smart city’: Burma’s Mandalay gets high-tech makeover, sparks ‘spy’ fears

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

Once a seat of kings, the city of Mandalay in northern Myanmar has seen turbulent chapters in its 162-year history the fall of Burma’s last royal dynasty and decades of [...] » More

Burma army’s ‘business empire’ fuels atrocities: UN probe

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

Tougher sanctions are needed against Myanmar’s wealthy and powerful military as its web of economic interests has generated a fortune that helps fund atrocities, UN [...] » More

Vietnamese firms invest $278 million abroad

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

Vietnamese enterprises poured $278 million in 30 countries and territories in the first seven months of this year, the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign [...] » More

Labour-related difficulties lie ahead for Vietnamese textile firms

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

Vietnamese textile and apparel firms are facing tough times expanding their businesses, especially in terms of human resource development, experts said on Friday. The main [...] » More

Free trade, investment deals to boost Vietnam-Germany trade ties

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

Vietnam-Germany trade relations will thrive on the back of the freshly inked free trade and investment deals, including the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the [...] » More

International East-West Economic Corridor trade fair opens in Da Nang

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

The International East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) Trade and Tourism Fair opened in the central city of Da Nang on August 2. The fair features nearly 500 booths from more [...] » More

Estate market expected positive growth in end of the year months

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

More positive signs would appear in HCM City’s property market in the end of the year months despite difficulties in the first half of the year, said Chair of the HCM [...] » More

Danang’s travel agencies seek cooperation with tech startups

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM

Many travel operators in Danang City have sought ways to team up with tech startups to boost their sales and marketing activities using online channels, given the rising [...] » More