Archive for August 20th, 2020

Indonesia capital displays dummy coffin as Covid-19 warning

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Authorities in Indonesia’s capital are experimenting with some shock tactics to fight Covid-19, by displaying an empty coffin at a busy intersection as a reminder of [...] » More

Indonesian Cardinal denounces social ills on Independence Day

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Vatican News | 6:02 AM

Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo of Jakarta has called on Indonesians to work together to fight corruption, violence and climate change as the country celebrated its [...] » More

Takiyuddin: PAS, Umno presidents have officially invited Bersatu to join Muafakat Nasional

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

The presidents of PAS and Umno have sent a letter inviting Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia to officially join the Muafakat Nasional (MN) pact, PAS secretary-general Datuk [...] » More

RM726m set aside to upgrade 87 dilapidated schools nationwide, says works minister

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

The federal government through the Ministry of Education (MOE) has allocated a sum of RM726 million this year to repair 87 dilapidated schools nationwide. Works minister [...] » More

Outrage online over minister’s apparent exemption from Covid-19 quarantine

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

An attempt to explain Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali’s apparent failure to observe the mandatory 14-day quarantine for Covid-19 prevention has triggered indignation [...] » More

As crack emerges in party, Sabah Umno Youth backs Bung Moktar in state polls

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

The Youth wing of Sabah Umno threw its weight fully behind Datuk Bung Moktar Radin to head the Opposition’s campaign for the September 26 state election, less than 24 [...] » More

Goldman, Malaysia sign off on $3.9 bn 1MDB settlement

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Goldman Sachs and Malaysia have signed an agreement finalising the US bank’s $3.9 billion settlement over the 1MDB scandal, allowing for its implementation. Both [...] » More

Perhilitan mulling up to RM1m fine, 15 years’ jail for poaching offences

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

Heavier penalties ? a maximum fine of RM1 million and imprisonment of up to 15 years ? are being proposed for poaching. Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular [...] » More

Law minister: IPCMC Bill, scheduled for first reading in Parliament, to be retracted, replaced

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

The government will be retracting the Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) Bill, which was originally scheduled for its first tabling on August 26, [...] » More

PetroSaudi gets nod to access $1.357m from 1MDB-linked funds

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

The $1.357 million out of $340.26 million (RM1.4 billion) kept in a London law firm can now be released to PetroSaudi Oil Services (Venezuela) Limited (PSOS-VZ) after the [...] » More

Are you prepared for the end of the world?

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Freemalaysia | 6:02 AM

Something bizarre happened on the night of September 1,1859. All the telegraph systems over North America and Europe suddenly failed. At the same time, there were reports of [...] » More

Survey: 41 pct of manufacturers can’t survive 12 months

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

Over a third (41.1 percent) of Malaysian manufacturers believe that they would be unable to sustain their business beyond 12 months. This was according to a survey of 549 [...] » More

After registering new party Pejuang, Dr Mahathir insists won’t use money to lure defectors

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

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated that his newly-formed Parti Pejuang Tanah Air’s mission is to eradicate money politics and restore the [...] » More

IGP: Hunting permits for 3,500 firearms revoked

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

Hunting permits for 3,500 firearm licensees have been revoked, said Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador. He said the revocation of the licences was [...] » More

After single digit cases, Malaysia sees 16 new Covid-19 infections today

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

Covid-19 infections in the country more than doubled today with 16 new cases, just a day after Malaysia chalked seven cases. Twelve of the new cases were domestic [...] » More