Archive for September 7th, 2019

Indonesia police vow to hunt down separatists blamed for Papua unrest

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesian police on Thursday (Sep 5) vowed to hunt down separatists blamed for violent protests in the region of Papua, as the government partially lifted an Internet [...]
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Indonesia to lift internet ban in rebellious Papua region

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Dw.com | 6:02 AM

Jakarta said the internet had been blocked to stop hateful messages and fake news that were fuelling unrest in Papua. Media and free speech advocates have slammed the move to [...]
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Jakim: Muslims need not join mass multi-faith prayer sessions, but non-Muslims free to do so

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) today said that Muslims are not obligated to join mass prayer sessions, whether together silently or in succession, with [...]
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1MDB trial: Jho Low a ‘master manipulator’, able to sell ice to Eskimos

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

A former special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak today described Low Taek Jho as a “master manipulator” who was very effective in getting people to do what he [...]
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Malaysia to send diplomatic note to Indonesia over haze

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:02 AM

Malaysia will send a diplomatic note to Indonesia to take immediate action on putting out fires which are causing haze in the region. Deputy Energy, Science, Technology, [...]
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1MDB trial: Ex-aide says feared Najib as ex-PM had been ‘the powers that be’

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin said he feared former employer Datuk Seri Najib Razak as the latter had the ability to ruin his life, the High Court heard today. During [...]
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Malaysia doesn’t fear Chinese, US military presence in region, says Dr M

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | FMT | 6:02 AM

Malaysia does not feel threatened by the US’ plan to deploy missiles in the Asia-Pacific region or by Chinese warships there, but it is worried about potential [...]
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PM Modi meets Malaysia PM, takes up Zakir Naik extradition issue

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | India Today | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday here took up with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad the issue of extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, [...]
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‘Heaven is in my classroom’: Malaysian teacher thanks students for saving him from depression

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Mohamad Safwan Zulqarnain Jebat was left in a dark place after his father succumbed to cancer in 2013. The budding teacher, then 21, felt like a failure for not being able to [...]
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1MDB scandal: RM4.9m seized from Yayasan Permata Malaysia forfeited to govt

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:02 AM

A sum of RM4.901 million that was seized from Yayasan Permata Malaysia for being allegedly linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) funds has been forfeited to the [...]
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Dr M says Russian interest in Malaysia ‘very real’, may lead to new markets

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described his working visit to attend the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) here as very fruitful, committing to cooperate even [...]
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Indian PM Narendra Modi raises Dr Zakir Naik issue in meet with Dr M in Russia

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The extradition of controversial Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik was among the subjects discussed by prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his Indian counterpart Narendra [...]
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Sarawak says won’t interfere in MACC probe on three senior officials

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Sarawak government will accept any outcome to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) investigation against three senior officers at a state land [...]
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India raises import tax on Malaysian refined palm oil by 5pct

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

India has raised the tax on refined palm oil from Malaysia to 50 percent from 45 percent for six months to curb imports and boost local refining. The world’s biggest [...]
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Anwar: I have advised my aide to meet the police over brawl

07-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has advised his aide Farhash Wafa Salvador Risal Mubarak to meet the police to assist investigations into a brawl near a sports complex [...]
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