Archive for August 26th, 2019

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait after Chinese officials canceled its HK port visit

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

The US Navy sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait Friday, a move that comes amid heightened tensions with Beijing over trade. “USS Green Bay (LPD 20) conducted a [...]
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Thailand becomes world’s largest durian exporter

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

The Trade Negotiations Department under the Thai Ministry of Commerce on Friday released latest figures in Bangkok, indicating that Thailand has now become the world’s [...]
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British man stuck in Thailand, facing jail for defending himself

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

A British man, beaten up by a gang of Thai “thugs”, is facing jail after throwing punches in self-defence. 38 year old Luke Thornton was kicked and punched in the [...]
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30 passengers missing after Indonesia ferry fire

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

Vessel was carrying 277 people from Tanjung Perak port in East Java’s Surabaya when it caught fire late on Thursday. Rescuers were searching for at least 30 people [...]
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Another Asian central bank cuts interest rates analysts say the region’s not done easing yet

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s surprise interest rate cut is the latest in a wave of monetary policy easing in Asia, and analysts say central banks in the region have to ease monetary [...]
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Foreign trash ‘like treasure’ in Indonesia’s plastics village

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

His weathered face breaks out in a big grin as Keman explains how sifting through rubbish paid for his children’s education, one of many in his Indonesian hometown [...]
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Indonesian coffee farmers struggle as prices hit 8-year low

26-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

The world’s third-largest growers of the Robusta variety of coffee beans say they will go bankrupt if prices do not improve. Coffee farmers in Indonesia are expecting a [...]
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UN envoy challenges Malaysia’s claim to near zero poverty

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

A UN special rapporteur challenged Malaysia’s claim to have nearly ended poverty, saying an estimated one in six people in the Southeast Asian country are still [...]
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Malaysia makes record $161 mn drug seizure

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

Malaysian authorities seized over three tonnes of cocaine and ketamine worth $161 million, officials said Friday, the biggest drug seizure in the country’s history. [...]
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Organiser calls off anti-Dr Zakir Naik rally following Anwar’s intervention

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

The organiser of a planned rally to protest against controversial televangelist Dr Zakir Naik today announced that the event has been cancelled. He said this was decided [...]
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Police on guard at ‘Little India’ Brickfields despite rally cancellation

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

An estimated 100 to 200 policemen are keeping watch for possible unrest in Brickfields here, dubbed Kuala Lumpur’s “Little India”, following a peaceful [...]
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Food, traffic jams, Manglish: Some things that make us Malaysians

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

Malaysians are a unique bunch. Although we are made up of a mixture of different races and religions, we all share intrinsic values and characteristics that make us [...]
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When will KLIA disruption end? Mavcom asks MAHB

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

The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has expressed its dissatisfaction at the amount of time it is taking Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad (MAHB) to solve the systems [...]
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KLIA systems still crippled, but operations improving on third day

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

The network failure that forced the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) into manual mode the past four nights continued to plague its systems today. While the airport [...]
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Why convicted paedophile Nur Fitri is not a registered child sex offender in Malaysia

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

The government’s official records of convicted child sexual offenders are only from 2017 onwards as they are parked under a new 2017 law, while a math genius who is [...]
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