Archive for January 6th, 2020

Thailand charges towards an electric car future, with a few speed bumps

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

Thailand has the biggest automotive industry in Southeast Asia and the 12th largest in the world. Most of those coming out of Thai factories, well just about all really, are [...] » More

Indonesia beefs up patrols after China fishing boat spat

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Indonesia is stepping up sea and aerial patrols of islands near the disputed South China Sea, an official said Saturday, following a diplomatic spat over [...] » More

Thousands in shelters as Indonesia flood death toll hits 53

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 60 and fears grew about [...] » More

Indonesia boosts patrols after Chinese boat ‘trespasses’ in its waters

Indonesia boosts patrols after Chinese boat ‘trespasses’ in its waters

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia has increased patrols around islands near the disputed South China Sea after a Chinese coast guard vessel “trespassed” into Indonesia’s exclusive [...] » More

Indonesia and Australia at a ‘strategic turning point’ as relationship reaches 70-year milestone

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Indonesia is often presented as one of Australia’s most important neighbours and strategic allies, with formal diplomatic relations between the two nations marking a [...] » More

Death toll rises in Indonesia’s sinking capital as flood defences struggle

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

The death toll from floods caused by torrential rains in the Indonesian capital rose to 47 as rescuers found more bodies, disaster officials said on Friday. The worst monsoon [...] » More

Jakarta flooding deaths rise to 53, nearly 175,000 displaced

Jakarta flooding deaths rise to 53, nearly 175,000 displaced

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Nearly 175,000 people remain displaced in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta and nearby towns, after flash floods and landslides killed at least 53 people, amid some of the [...] » More

After Indonesia’s deadly floods, few hear climate ‘wake up call’

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Floods that killed more than 50 people in Indonesia’s capital after the biggest rainfall since records began should be a wake-up call to climate change in one of the [...] » More

Malaysia ‘deeply concerned’ by US airstrikes in Baghdad

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AA | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian administration registered concern Saturday for US airstrikes at Baghdad Airport that killed the commander of Iranian elite Quds Force Qasem Soleimani and Abu [...] » More

Malaysia will continue to claim disputed South China Sea area, says Saifuddin

Malaysia will continue to claim disputed South China Sea area, says Saifuddin

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Malaysia will maintain its claim in the disputed South China Sea area despite China’s objection to Malaysia’s submission of the claim to the United Nations last [...] » More

Malaysia voices concern over Baghdad airstrike

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Star | 6:02 AM

Malaysia is deeply concerned over the latest situation following the US airstrikes near Baghdad International Airport on Friday (January 3). A statement from the Foreign [...] » More

Shanmugam rejects application by States Times Review founder to cancel correction directive

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Singapore | 6:02 AM

Law and Home Affairs minister K Shanmugam on Friday (3 January) rejected an application by the founder of a socio-political website to cancel a correction directive issued to [...] » More

Survey ranks Malaysia as seventh best place to retire in 2020

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Cost of living, healthcare system, climate, ease of setting up residence… These are just some of the criteria taken into account by the annual InternationalLiving.com [...] » More

Malaysia’s November exports drop for fourth straight month

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s exports dropped for the fourth straight month in November, contracting 5.5 percent from a year earlier on lower shipments of manufactured goods and [...] » More

Malaysia delays VEP enforcement as many Singapore vehicles still without RFID tag

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Channel NewAsia | 6:02 AM

Malaysia said on Friday (January 3) it has put on hold the enforcement of its Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) scheme as many Singapore vehicles have yet to install the required [...] » More