Archive for November 25th, 2019

Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant

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

As he scarfed down a traditional Indonesian meal, Adi Karyanov got himself the two-in-one special at a new restaurant offering pedicures by fish. The tables and chairs at [...]
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Indonesia starts insuring state assets after year of disasters

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

Indonesia’s government and a consortium of 56 insurance companies signed on Friday the first contract to protect state assets against disasters in the seismically [...]
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Chin Tong: Reality check, we need both Dr M and Anwar for democracy to return

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

Malaysia needs both prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his designated successor PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to consolidate its “nascent” [...]
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Rights group denounces Singapore for lecturing Malaysia after executing Malaysian

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

Singapore was “breathtakingly arrogant” for telling Malaysia to improve anti-drug enforcement right after the republic executed a Malaysian drug mule, said the [...]
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In rebuke to PAS, Guan Eng says budget for Kelantan, Terengganu more than Penang’s

25-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay 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 [...]
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Fixing power transition could mollify voters upset with Pakatan, says Merdeka Centre

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

The public is upset by the uncertainty surrounding Pakatan Harapan’s supposed leadership transition, said Merdeka centre programme director Ibrahim Suffian. He said [...]
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Dr M: Umno MPs sought Azmin’s advice on jumping ship

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the meeting between PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and 22 Umno lawmakers took place as the Opposition [...]
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Cabinet ministers allowed to give out contracts, says Dr M

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today clarified that Cabinet ministers are allowed to hand out contracts as long as they are within their respective jurisdictions. [...]
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Guan Eng says Putrajaya gives TARUC RM30m a year, insists for MCA leaders to cut ties

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

Putrajaya channels RM30 million each year into a fund managed by the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Alumni Association (TAA), Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said today [...]
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Dr M’s remark could make ministers think they can freely award contracts, warns MP

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

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad saying ministers could directly award contracts related to their portfolio undermines Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) pledge to eradicate corruption, [...]
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Hishammuddin, Umno MPs who met Azmin deny seeking to abandon ship

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

15 Umno MPs including former vice president Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein have denied discussing plans to defect from the party following their meeting with a Cabinet [...]
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Aramco IPO: It’s a thanks, but no thanks from Malaysia’s Petronas

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

With Saudi Aramco yet to name any major foreign investors in its upcoming share sale, Malaysia’s state energy company Petronas [PETR.UL] decided to take a pass on [...]
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22 Rohingya arrested after fleeing Burma camp by boat

22 Rohingya arrested after fleeing Burma camp by boat

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

Twenty-two Rohingya Muslims trying to escape one of Myanmar’s camps by boat were arrested after they were forced ashore by their leaking vessel, local police said [...]
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US far-right blogger’s South China Sea ‘explosion’ claims dismissed

US far-right blogger’s South China Sea ‘explosion’ claims dismissed

25-Nov-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A United States defence official has rebuffed online reports by a far-right American radio host and blogger of an explosion involving a US submarine in the South China Sea. [...]
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