Archive for August 7th, 2020

Indonesia’s B40 biodiesel plan back on track after palm oil prices improve

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The government has rekindled plans to escalate Indonesia’s biodiesel programme after a five-month hiatus caused by weak palm oil prices and the unfolding global health [...] » More

Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The health ministry announced 1,882 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 118,753. According to data released by the [...] » More

Putrajaya tables Covid-19 Bill, seeks to raise debt ceiling until 2023

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

Deputy Finance minister Mohd Shahar Abdullah tabled today the government’s proposed law to enable emergency and stimulus spending related to the Covid-19 pandemic and [...] » More

AJF slams ‘misguided’ Malaysian investigation into Al Jazeera report

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AsiaPacificrePort | 6:02 AM

The Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom (AJF) has called on the Malaysian government to desist its current investigation of Al Jazeera English as the current methods of [...] » More

RM1.38b spent to upgrade 291 dilapidated schools in Sarawak since 2016, Dewan Rakyat told

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

A total of 291 dilapidated schools in Sarawak have been upgraded and rebuilt since 2016, involving an allocation of RM1.38 billion, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy [...] » More

Ex-minister: Govt could have got more from Goldman Sachs if it wasn’t hasty

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:02 AM

The Perikatan Nasional government could have extracted more compensation from Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged theft of 1MDB funds had it not been hasty, said former [...] » More

Malaysian PM and friends called out over RM6,500 feast in Parliament House

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:02 AM

Malaysian prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin and more than a dozen of other politicians have been called out for feasting on pricey meals ever since parliament convened, [...] » More

MP says curious if MACC, AGC don’t prosecute Mara graft case after Australia files charges

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

Australian authorities’ prosecution of a man for bribing a Malaysian government official should be impetus for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to proceed with [...] » More

Immigration Dept: Overstayers in Malaysia must settle compound before allowed home

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

Foreign nationals who have overstayed in Malaysia for a period of a year and below will be compounded RM1,000, Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said. [...] » More

Deputy finance minister offers to change MP’s fake RM50 note for real one

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:02 AM

Deputy Finance minister Mohd Shahar Abdullah today offered to change an MP’s counterfeit RM50 note with a real one. Bank Negara’s guidelines, however, state that [...] » More

Wang Yi: China-Malaysia cooperation enjoys strong complementarity, vitality

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CGTN | 6:02 AM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign minister Wang Yi said, on Wednesday, that the growth in both China’s investment in Malaysia and Malaysia’s exports to China in [...] » More

Goldman sets new goals for employing Black, Latino, female vice presidents

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

Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Wednesday that by 2025 it wants 7 percent of its employees with the title vice president to be Black and 9 percent to be Latino professionals. [...] » More

No Malaysian soldiers affected in Beirut blasts, says Embassy of Lebanon

07-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

The Embassy of Lebanon in Malaysia has clarified that Malaysian soldiers currently deployed under the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) were not affected by [...] » More

Malaysian overcomes grief by picking up ‘mushrooming’

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

The English poetess, Emily Dickinson, once wrote, “Unable are the loved to die, for love is Immortality.” Losing a loved one at some point in life is inevitable, [...] » More

Rice subsidies create complacency, says economist

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

A national policy of self-sufficiency in rice supply is needed, says an economist, urging that the government look into raising padi harvests with simple high-yield methods [...] » More