Archive for November 27th, 2019

First 16 bodies from among 39 Vietnamese found dead in UK truck repatriated

First 16 bodies from among 39 Vietnamese found dead in UK truck repatriated

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:33 AM

The first 16 bodies of 39 Vietnamese people found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck after being smuggled into Britain last month have been repatriated to Vietnam, a [...] » More

Asian markets mixed after US shares forge new highs

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:27 AM

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a fresh set of record highs on Wall Street, spurred by encouraging signs on trade talks between the U.S. and China. [...] » More

Business Briefs 27 November 2019

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | | 9:23 AM

* Gia Lai Electricity Company (GEG) looks to purchase a 90% stake in V.P.L Ben Tre Wind Power Plant. The company will bargain with VPL Energy JSC as the project owner over [...] » More

Finance office holds extensive talks with investors in Malaysia, Singapore

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | DailySabah | 8:18 AM

Turkey’s Presidential Finance Office has initiated contact with global players in Malaysia, regarded as the centre of Islamic finance, and digital financial centre [...] » More

Ex-airman wins RM235,000 in damages after cops arrested, but failed to remand him… four times

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:17 AM

A former Royal Malaysian Air Force captain has won a civil case against the police and the government, after suing them for wrongful arrest and detention stemming from a raid [...] » More

Anwar to meet Melaka PKR reps whose absence led to defeat of ruling govt’s motion

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:16 AM

Calling their absence “unacceptable”, PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he will be meeting two Melaka assemblymen after the party failed to get its [...] » More

Report: Najib associate Bustari Yusof settles 1MDB-linked lawsuit with Putrajaya

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:15 AM

Businessman Tan Sri Bustari Yusof ― who was previously reported to have close ties to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak ― has today settled a civil suit where [...] » More

Rebutting Lokman Adam, ministry says tenders are anonymised and Syed Saddiq not involved in selection

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:14 AM

The Youth and Sports Ministry has rejected Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam’s claims of abuse in tender awards, saying bids were anonymised to prevent [...] » More

Moon to spur Indo-Pacific Strategy with Asean

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 8:11 AM

Leaders adopt joint statement on final day of summit President Moon Jae-in expressed his appreciation for Asean member nations’ support for the Washington-initiated [...] » More

Case closed: Korean music mogul Yang Hyun Suk cleared in prostitute mediation investigations

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:10 AM

Former South Korean entertainment giant YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk will not be charged for arranging for the services of prostitutes. South Korean pop culture portals [...] » More

Thailand and Korea vow to boost tech ties

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | OpenGovAsia | 8:09 AM

The two nations look to cooperate in areas like defence, water management, science and technology, and infrastructure. hailand’s prime minister and the President of [...] » More

Citigroup nabs more HSBC investment bankers in Asia

Citigroup nabs more HSBC investment bankers in Asia

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

Citigroup Inc. hired two investment bankers from HSBC Holdings Plc in Asia, continuing a buildup to strengthen its Chinese real estate advisory business. The New York-based [...] » More

Asian markets mixed as dealers await trade signals

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

Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday as investors tracked developments in the China-US trade talks, while Chinese online retail titan Alibaba surged almost eight percent on [...] » More

HK elections: Carrie Lam holds firm as Chinese media blames ‘external forces’

27-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

Chinese authorities and Hong Kong’s leader have suggested they have little intention of compromise with the city’s protest movement, despite a landslide victory [...] » More

China summons US ambassador to protest against HK rights bill

China summons US ambassador to protest against HK rights bill

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

China’s foreign ministry summoned US Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday to protest against the passing in the US Congress of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy [...] » More