Archive for November 23rd, 2019

Indonesia may join growing vaping ban as illness hits Asia

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The world’s second largest tobacco market, Indonesia, is weighing a total ban on electronic cigarettes, joining a growing number of nations cracking down on vaping due [...] » More

Indonesian reporters support blinded journalists

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AA | 6:02 AM

An independent journalist group in Indonesia launched a social media campaign to support a Palestinian videographer and Indonesian reporter both separately shot by security [...] » More

Indonesia’s B30 biodiesel plan a boost to domestic palm oil consumption

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

Indonesia will roll out B30 biodiesel, a fuel blend with a bio-content of 30 per cent, in January 2020. Rudi pulled up next to a pump in a petrol station in Jakarta. He [...] » More

Indonesia ministries ban pregnant, LGBT job seekers: report

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called “normal” applicants, the Ombudsman said Friday, [...] » More

Indonesia suspends scrap imports amid new policy

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | ArgusMedia | 6:02 AM

Indonesia has placed a temporary moratorium on all scrap imports with an inspection date after 22 November as the government begins the implementation of new import [...] » More

President Nelson finishes 7-day, 4-country Southeast Asia ministry in Indonesia

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Deseret | 6:02 AM

After visiting four countries in seven days, speaking to Latter-day Saints in five cities and meeting with government leaders, President Russell M. Nelson completed his [...] » More

Japan offers Indonesia assistance to building its new capital

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:02 AM

Japan has offered to assist Indonesia in accomplishing its ambitious plan to relocate the national capital to the forests of Borneo. The offer was made during a closed-door [...] » More

Tanjung Piai Chinese vote swung massively against Pakatan, think tank says

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Mallay Mail | 6:02 AM

Chinese voters who overwhelmingly supported Pakatan Harapan (PH) last year was the section that most rejected the pact during the Tanjung Piai by-election, according to [...] » More

With seven states refusing child marriage ban, onus on Putrajaya to convince Islamic authorities

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Mallay Mail | 6:02 AM

Putrajaya must do its best to persuade each state’s Islamic authority to eradicate child marriage as it has no jurisdiction over Shariah laws, urged several experts on [...] » More

Let power transition take place in peaceful, orderly fashion, says Anwar after meeting Dr M

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Mallay Mail | 6:02 AM

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today he met with prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya earlier to discuss several issues concerning power [...] » More

Audit team ‘shocked’ over suggestions to change 1MDB report, recalls NAD director

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Mallay Mail | 6:02 AM

Federal auditors were “shocked” over suggestions made by senior government officials and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) then CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy in 2016 [...] » More

Malaysia opposes US on illegal Israeli settlements

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AA | 6:02 AM

MOSCOW Malaysia does not accept the US decision on illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank of the Jordan river, the country’s Foreign minister Saifuddin [...] » More

Inflation pressures to be contained in 2020, Say UOB Malaysia

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:02 AM

Despite a higher inflation trajectory in 2020, inflation pressures are expected to be contained by moderate demand, with domestic economic growth projected to slow below [...] » More

In rebuke to PAS, Guan Eng says budget for Kelantan, Terengganu more than Penang’s

23-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Mallay Mail | 6:02 AM

Putrajaya has allocated higher development funds for PAS-controlled Kelantan and Terrenganu compared to Penang, Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said today in a rebuke to claims [...] » More

Malaysian state takes court action against Petronas to recoup tax Bernama

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

Malaysia’s state of Sarawak filed a writ summons and statement of claim against national energy firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd on Thursday to recover taxes owed, according [...] » More