Archive for August, 2019

Indonesia bans food labeled ‘palm oil-free,’ in move welcomed by industry

29-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Mongabay | 6:02 AM

The Indonesian government has banned food labeled as being “palm oil-free,” in its latest push to protect the commodity against a growing consumer backlash. The [...]
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Indonesian soldier killed in Papua clash

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

A soldier was killed in Indonesia’s Papua region Wednesday during a clash with separatist protesters, officials said, with the territory gripped by unrest. A group of [...]
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Six killed as Indonesian authorities open fire in Papua: news report

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

Indonesian authorities opened fire on Papuan protesters, killing six people, as they tried to storm a local government office in the Deiyai region on Wednesday, reported news [...]
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Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

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

Arie Untung, a former video jockey for the Indonesian offshoot of MTV, says he used to drink alcohol regularly andback thenwas a jeans-clad, spiky-haired rocker who was only [...]
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Najib’s ‘Arab donor’ defence a sham, prosecution tells court in 1MDB trial

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s defence that the billions of ringgit transferred into his personal bank accounts were from an Arab royal is a “sham”, the [...]
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Prosecution rests in 1st case against Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib

29-Aug-2019 Intellasia | SeattleTimes | 6:02 AM

Malaysian prosecutors Tuesday wrapped up their case against former prime minister Najib Razak in his first corruption trial, paving the way for his second court case to [...]
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PM: Malaysia looking to reduce trade imbalance with Vietnam

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

Malaysia is looking at reducing its trade imbalance with Vietnam, said prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “Malaysia would like to see the trade grow in size but [...]
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1MDB trial: RM2m cheque with Najib’s signature paid to manage his social media in 2013

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak had signed off on a RM2 million cheque to a private agency in 2013 to manage his public image and social media accounts, the High Court heard on the [...]
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Visitor count up 4.9pct in Malaysia

29-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TravelDailymedia | 6:02 AM

Malaysia has reported its half-year tourism results declaring tourist arrivals reached 13.35 million up 4.9 percent, while tourist receipts improved 6.8 percent over the same [...]
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Stay in your lane, minister tells UN after rep criticises flying car project

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

Entrepreneur Development minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof today told the United Nations (UN) to butt out of the country’s domestic matters, after the global [...]
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Green groups: Malaysians not against foreign investment, but Putrajaya can’t put profit over planet

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

Putrajaya must scrutinise foreign investment and not put financial gains above environmental concerns, environmental groups said after the government warned against scaring [...]
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Kit Siang: Malaysians must fend off attempts to stoke race wars

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

Unnamed groups are out to sow suspicion and fear among the public with the aim of using communal and religious tension to oust Pakatan Harapan (PH) from Putrajaya, Lim Kit [...]
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Six Malaysian companies make it to Forbes Asia’s list of ‘Best Over a Billion’

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

Six Malaysian companies have made it into Forbes’ inaugural “Best Over a Billion” list of companies across Asia-Pacific that recorded revenues of $1 billion [...]
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At start of 1MDB trial, prosecution paints a tale of excess and abuse

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

Malaysian prosecutors on Wednesday said former prime minister Najib Razak abused his power to cover up theft of hundreds of millions of dollars from the state fund 1MDB and [...]
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Dr M: Malaysian investors overseas can help country achieve developed status

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

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged Malaysian investors and businesspeople overseas to do their part to help the country achieve developed status by 2025. The prime minister [...]
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