Archive for August 10th, 2019

Thai government suffers first defeat in lower house

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

Highlighting the government’s frail grip on power, the ruling Palang Pracharat government, together with its 19 coalition partners, suffered its first defeat in the [...] » More

Thai PM visits the South amid tight security

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha visited the southern border province of Yala yesterday (Thursday). During the visit, he opened the Southern Border Provinces government Complex [...] » More

Thailand considers plan to give Chinese tourists visa-free entry to help boost visitor numbers

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Thailand is considering a pilot scheme to allow Chinese tourists visa-free entry into the country to boost tourism. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, the country’s tourism [...] » More

Serbia gives citizenship to fugitive ex- Thai PM Yingluck: media

Serbia gives citizenship to fugitive ex- Thai PM Yingluck: media

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

Serbian media reported Thursday that the country has granted citizenship to Thailand’s fugitive former premier Yingluck Shinawatra, who was ousted ahead of the 2014 [...] » More

Michelin-starred Gaggan to close in Bangkok at end of month

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

Bangkok’s famed culinary powerhouse Gaggan will close its doors by the end of this month, its manager said Thursday, bringing a sudden end to the recently crowned [...] » More

Indonesia president makes moratorium on forest clearance permanent

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has issued a permanent moratorium on new forest clearance for activities such as palm plantations or logging, the environment minister said [...] » More

Trash for tickets on Indonesia’s ‘plastic bus’

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

Dozens of people clutching bags full of plastic bottles and disposable cups queue at a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian city of Surabayawhere passengers can swap trash for [...] » More

The bloody 1965-66 slaughter behind Indonesia’s mass killings secrecy

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AsiaPacificreport | 6:02 AM

Many years ago during Suharto’s dictatorship, when the mass killings of 1965-66 were a taboo subject, I interviewed Pramoedya Ananta Toer, one of Indonesia’s [...] » More

There’s Another Trade War Brewing as Indonesia Threatens the EU

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

While the world focuses on the ongoing trade war between China and the US, another spat has been brewing between commodity giant Indonesia and the European Union. Indonesia, [...] » More

Indonesia’s balance of payments falls to deficit in Q2 amid slowing growth

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheJakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Indonesia posted a balance of payments deficit in the second quarter of this year amid heightened demand for foreign exchange as a result of dividend repatriations and [...] » More

Indonesia’s retail sales grow 5.9 pct in June YoY

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Retail sales in Indonesia accelerated 5.9 percent in June year-over-year as demand of consumer foods and clothes was back to normal after the Islamic festivity in the [...] » More

Indonesia will overcome its protectionist urges, says foreign investment chief

10-Aug-2019 Intellasia | SMH | 6:02 AM

The Indonesian president will pursue bold economic reforms to open the country to much needed foreign direct investment, and pursue economic reform as a key priority in his [...] » More

Indonesia president Jokowi visits Malaysia after winning reelection

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will hold a two-day official visit to Kuala Lumpur starting today which is expected to further strengthen the already close bilateral [...] » More

Report: Temasek cancels RM1.3b project with Penang

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

Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has cancelled an RM1.3 billion business outsourcing project (BPO) with the Penang government, New Straits Times reported today. The daily [...] » More

Ex-minister said he was forewarned by Najib’s aide of blogger Raja Petra’s attack in 2016

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

Former second finance minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah dropped a bombshell today after he told the High Court he was forewarned by Datuk Seri Najib [...] » More