Archive for November 14th, 2019

Hike in premiums for Indonesia’s public health insurance a worry for the poor, but experts say this is necessary

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

It was almost noon, and Mdm Fadilah Ardiana has been waiting for several hours for her third-trimester checkup at a Jakarta public health centre. The 24-year-old housewife [...] » More

Security tightened in 19 airports after Medan suicide bombing

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheJakartaPost | 6:02 AM

State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II is tightening security in its 19 airports following a suicide bombing that injured six people at the Medan Police headquarters in [...] » More

Malaysia’s 3Q GDP likely lower on slow output

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheMalaysianReserve | 6:02 AM

MALAYSIA’S economic growth as measured by GDP is expected to moderate in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19) amid statistics suggesting slower domestic demand and supply, [...] » More

DAP MP wants action taken against private hospitals for increasing drug prices up to 200pc

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

A DAP MP today urged the government to penalise private hospitals that mark up its drug prices by up to 200 per cent from the actual market value. Kota Melaka MP Khoo Poay [...] » More

Najib’s 1MDB trial to resume January 6, unable to proceed today as witness, lawyer sick

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s corruption trial over the alleged financial fraud 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) will not go on today or tomorrow as both his lawyer and [...] » More

Why blame us when police responsible for permit ruling for walkabouts? EC asks Opposition

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Opposition had acted in bad faith by blaming the Election Commission for the police’s new ruling requiring permits for walkabouts and door-to-door campaigning for [...] » More

Difficult to take action against politicians promising rewards during an election? EC chief explains why

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Tanjung Piai by-election is nearing its final lap, and with it, both Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional have been locked in a fierce battle for votes. With just three [...] » More

CAAM to propose regulation changes to be brought to Parliament

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

In light of the downgrade to Category Two by the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) will be submitting a proposal to [...] » More

Bill on parenthood leave in Parliament by next March, says HR minister

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The government’s proposal to extend both maternity and paternity leave in the private sector will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat by the next parliamentary meeting in [...] » More

Anwar: I’m in no hurry to take over as Malaysia’s PM

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AsiaOne | 6:02 AM

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has reiterated that he is in no hurry to take over as prime minister. He said that many people were spreading all sorts of rumours [...] » More

CAAM denies CEO resigned due to FAA downgrade

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has denied that its former chief executive officer Ahmad Nisar Zolfakar resigned due to the Federal Aviation Authority’s [...] » More

As BN gains steam in Tanjung Piai race, Guan Eng claims minorities have no say under Umno-PAS

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Minority leaders will be sidelined from key policy decisions under Umno-PAS rule, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng asserted today as the Opposition appears to take the lead [...] » More

RPT-UPDATE 1-Belgium’s Euronav picks Malaysia port as eastern supply base for marine fuels

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Belgian tanker operator Euronav signed a service agreement on Tuesday making Malaysia’s Linggi Port its supply base providing low-sulphur marine fuels and other [...] » More

Medical group wants equal pay for doctors, longer service contract, more public posts

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Unequal pay between contractual and permanent medical officers (MOs) and shorter service at public health institution that reduces their work experience are just some of the [...] » More

Astro’s newly-launched Ultra Box with 4K UHD, Cloud Recording promises more features for customers

14-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Astro has unveiled its new Astro Ultra Box, fit with a 4K UHD viewing experience. The “Ultra” experience includes 4K UHD, a Cloud Recording system and a fresh new [...] » More