Archive for November 30th, 2019

Indonesia aims to replace some top civil service jobs with AI in 2020

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday (November 28) ordered government agencies to remove two ranks of public servants in 2020 and replace their roles with artificial [...] » More

Indonesia’s October loan growth slowest since September 2016

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

Indonesian commercial banks’ loans grew 6.53 percent year-on-year in October, the slowest pace since September 2016, data from the financial regulator showed on Friday. [...] » More

Indonesia car sales should recover in 2020, association says

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuteers | 6:02 AM

Car sales in Indonesia are likely to recover next year, but not by much, after plunging this year during an economic slowdown, an industry association executive said on [...] » More

Indonesia will replace some civil servants with AI, says Jokowi

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Indonesian president wants to reduce top four tiers of government to two in a bid to cut red tape, boost investment. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered government [...] » More

Malaysian tourism records growth, but hotels are still empty

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Fresh off recent announcement of positive international tourist arrival growth, the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has revealed that hotels in the country are [...] » More

Poll: Half of Malaysians unsure if country heading in right direction

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

EMIR Research’s inaugural National Worry Index (NWI) released today revealed that half of Malaysians polled were unsure as to whether the country is on the right track [...] » More

Health Ministry: Sex now main transmitter of HIV

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

Nearly two in three new cases of HIV transmissions in 2018 resulted from male homosexual intercourse, according to the health ministry. In an informational graphics that [...] » More

Court orders Najib to re-file papers in his bid to cite Malay Mail, Kit Siang for contempt of court

Court orders Najib to re-file papers in his bid to cite Malay Mail, Kit Siang for contempt of court

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak attempted an ex parte application to show cause for contempt of court against Malay Mail and Lim Kit Siang today, over an article the news publication [...] » More

Report: Gender bias remains in Malaysian citizenship laws

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

Malaysia is one of two Southeast Asian countries that discriminate by gender in their citizenship laws, The Economist said in a report today. While the constitution [...] » More

In blow to Sosma, High Court allows DAP rep detained over LTTE links to seek bail

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

Lawyers acting for G. Saminathan convinced the High Court today that the DAP assemblyman was entitled to bail despite the invocation of the Security Offences (Special [...] » More

Three parties to hold annual meets next week but most eyes on PKR

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

The PKR national congress next weekend will be the most-watched of three happening at the same time. The others are that of Umno, the backbone of Barisan Nasional (BN), and [...] » More

Should we pick up his ashes then? Dr M asks detractors of Chin Peng’s ‘return’

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

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has lashed out at those who brought up the issue of Chin Peng’s remains returning to Malaysia, saying it is part of an attempt to vilify the [...] » More

Kids affected by HIV from Rumah Solehah enjoy a fun day out at theme park

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

It was a fun start to the school holidays for a group of children affected by HIV when they were treated to a day out at a theme park. The visit to the SuperPark Malaysia [...] » More

Immigration: Over 40,000 foreigners barred from entering Malaysia this year

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

The Immigration Department has barred 44,941 foreigners from entering Malaysia this year for failing to fulfil terms of entry. “These terms include having a return [...] » More

Malaysian men spend more than women on Black Friday

30-Nov-2019 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

While Black Friday may have initially started off as a commercial ploy to generate sales in the United States, it has since crossed the ocean to other continents. For [...] » More