Archive for August 19th, 2019

Indonesia president formally proposes relocating capital to Borneo

Indonesia president formally proposes relocating capital to Borneo

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday (August 16) formally proposed to parliament a plan to move the country’s capital from Jakarta, on the crowded island of Java, [...]
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Indonesian village wants Canada’s trash

19-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CBC | 6:02 AM

Villagers say there’s more money in foreign trash than in farming Indonesia’s crackdown on imported foreign waste including from Canada has upset the village of [...]
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If Zakir Naik is innocent, let him prove it in his own country, says PKR MP

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

Malaysians should stop quarreling among themselves over what will happen to India-born preacher Dr Zakir Naik once he leaves the country to face trial, PKR federal lawmaker [...]
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Missing Singaporean kayaker: Malaysia narrows search area after reported sighting of body

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

The search area for missing Singaporean kayaker Tan Eng Soon has been narrowed after the reported sighting of a body with a life jacket strapped to it in Dungun waters on [...]
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Dr Zakir Naik leaves after five-hour meet with Bukit Aman over inflammatory remarks

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

Controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik spent around five hours today recording his statements with federal police after he was summoned to Bukit Aman over his statements [...]
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Malaysia ill-prepared for IR 4.0, employers group agrees

19-Aug-2019 Intellasia | FMT | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) says the country is ill-prepared for Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0), warning that Malaysia will no longer be competitive if it is [...]
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Family seeks more answers to London teen’s death in Malaysia

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

The family of a 15-year-old London teen who was found dead nine days after she disappeared from a Malaysian forest resort claimed her body on Saturday and hope to find [...]
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Malaysia set to begin biggest 1MDB trial involving ex-PM Najib

Malaysia set to begin biggest 1MDB trial involving ex-PM Najib

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

Malaysia’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, on Monday faces the biggest of five trials linked to a multi billion-dollar scam at state fund 1MDB, although lawyers are [...]
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Go ahead and sue me for defamation, I’ll see you in court, HR minister tells Zakir Naik

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

Human Resources minister M. Kulasegaran today told Dr Zakir Naik to go ahead and file his defamation lawsuit, adding that he will challenge the Islamic preacher in court. [...]
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Parents claim body of Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia

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

The grief-stricken parents of a Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia after she disappeared from a rainforest resort claimed her body Friday, police said, following an [...]
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Malaysia to question Zakir Naik as government weighs deportation

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

President of Malaysian Islamic Party denounces calls to expel preacher as police mull legal action against Zakir Naik. The Malaysian government has announced that it will [...]
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Court rules foul play in Kimanis GE14 results, by-election possible

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

The Election Court has declared the results of last year’s 14th general election null and void in the Kimanis parliamentary constituency won by Datuk Seri Anifah Aman. [...]
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Finance Ministry says strong GDP growth continues to highlight Malaysia’s resilience

19-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s second quarter 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth which expanded to 4.9 per cent year-on-year, from 4.5 per cent in the previous quarter, continued to [...]
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Nora Quoirin’s kin say still struggling to understand events amid ‘extremely complex circumstances’

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

The family of Franco-Irish teenager Nora Quoirin today said that they are still struggling to understand the events which had happened in the last 10 days, during which the [...]
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Malaysia’s GDP bucks regional slowdown, FX rules eased to boost liquidity

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

Malaysia’s economy grew faster than expected in April-June and became the first Southeast Asian nation to report an acceleration in growth from the previous quarter, [...]
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