Archive for February 7th, 2020

Indonesia warns of $4 billion hit to tourism if virus disruption extended

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia stands to lose $4 billion in earnings from tourism if its worst-case scenario materialises and travel from China is disrupted for the whole year by a virus [...] » More

Indonesia’s growth slows to 3-year low, more rate cuts expected

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

As economic growth sputters, coronavirus outbreak may pressure Indonesia’s central bank to cut interest rates again. Indonesia’s economic growth in the final [...] » More

African swine fever kills hundreds of pigs in Bali

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hundreds of pigs have died from African swine fever in Bali, authorities said Wednesday, marking the Indonesian holiday island’s first recorded outbreak and after the [...] » More

Malaysian hospital removes poster asking about travel to Singapore, Sabah after some offended

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

A Malaysian hospital today said it taken down posters that offended some for asking visitors to declare if they’d recently been to Singapore and Sabah to deter spread [...] » More

Anwar: Dr Mahathir has toned down criticism of India after palm backlash

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has dialled back his criticism of India after it sparked a boycott of Malaysian palm oil, his chosen successor Datuk Seri [...] » More

After two-decade quest to become Malaysia’s PM, Anwar says can wait a bit more

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today he was ready to wait for six more months beyond the initially agreed May deadline to take over as prime minister from Tun [...] » More

Putrajaya terminates middleman for Pan Borneo Highway project, to save RM3.1b

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng announced today the termination of its deal with the project delivery partners (PDP) for the remaining 786.4km portion of the Pan Borneo Highway [...] » More

Najib ordered Edu Ministry to give RM1.25b solar project to Sarawak BN man’s firm, court told at Rosmah’s trial

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak exerted pressure and even instructed the Education Ministry in 2015 to give out a solar hybrid project worth RM1.25 billion to a [...] » More

Coronavirus outbreak: Malaysia to bring home civil servants from China

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Malaysia said on Wednesday (February 5) it hoped to bring back civil servants from its foreign affairs ministry and other government agencies located in China next week, [...] » More

Malaysian journalist charged over China virus posts

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Malaysian journalist was charged Wednesday with causing public alarm with Facebook posts about the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, as authorities warned against [...] » More

Trial of former Malaysian PM’s wife begins, court told she influenced government decisions

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The corruption trial of Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak, began on Wednesday, with a prosecutor describing how she exerted [...] » More

Payments in high-value deals not a bribe, Mahathir says about AirAsia probe

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday payments received to offset the costs of a high-value order could not be constituted as a bribe. Mahathir was [...] » More

Transport minister: Up to MACC to investigate Airbus’ investments in Malaysia

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

It is up to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to undertake the necessary investigations into Airbus’ interest in Malaysia following the corruption [...] » More

More than 100 at conference attended by Malaysia’s first coronavirus case

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

More than 100 participants were at a business conference held at a Singapore hotel attended by Malaysia’s first case of coronavirus infection, the republic’s [...] » More

World has ‘window of opportunity’ to halt virus spread: WHO chief

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The dramatic measures taken by China to rein in the deadly new coronavirus outbreak have prevented significant spread abroad, providing a “window of opportunity” [...] » More