Archive for August 25th, 2020

Indonesia’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic unsuccessful: Epidemiologist

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

Indonesia’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak has not been successful, an epidemiologist from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Bayu Satria Wiratama, has [...] » More

AirAsia to reopen four routes from Bali hub

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

ow-cost carrier AirAsia is to reopen four of its routes from Bali starting September 1, allowing passengers to travel from the famous island destination to Labuan Bajo in [...] » More

Bali bans foreign tourists for rest of 2020 over virus

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

Foreign tourists won’t be allowed to visit Bali for the rest of 2020 due to coronavirus concerns, its governor said, scrapping a plan to open up the Indonesian island [...] » More

KPK to look into Rp 90 billion from state budget allegedly spent on influencers

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

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said it would look into allegations that state funds of more than Rp 90 billion (US$6 million) were allocated to pay influencers [...] » More

Federal audit: Marine Dept paid RM47,418 for overalls that did not meet specifications

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

The Malaysian Marine Department has paid RM47,418 for 100 overalls that failed to meet specifications listed in its procurement contract, the 2019 Auditor-General’s [...] » More

August 27 hearing over forfeiture of Najib’s assets

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

The High Court will hear on August 27 a prosecution application over assets belonging to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and [...] » More

Malaysia opens inquest into French-Irish teen’s death

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

A Malaysian coroner opened an inquest Monday into the death of a French-Irish teenager, a year after her unclothed body was found in the jungle following her disappearance [...] » More

PM calls for investigation, action against minister who broke Covid-19 quarantine rules

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

Prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has called for an investigation and action by authorities against Plantation Industries and Commodities minister Datuk Mohd Khairuddin [...] » More

Ismail Sabri: 515 arrested, 69 remanded yesterday for various RMCO violations

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

The police arrested 515 individuals yesterday for various violations under the recovery phase of the movement control order (RMCO), said Senior minister Datuk Seri Ismail [...] » More

Covid-19: Malaysia marks seven new cases today, five local transmissions

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

The health ministry recorded seven new cases of Covid-19 infections in the country today, two which are imported cases and five local transmissions leading to a total of 184 [...] » More

‘Malaysia’s real GDP will likely recover strongly next year’

25-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TheBorneoPost | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth will likely recovery strongly next year, analysts project, alongside the possibility of more accommodative monetary [...] » More

Federal audit: Customs Dept overpaid GST refunds by RM4.38m

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

The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has overpaid the Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund to taxpayers by RM4.38 million, according to the 2019 Auditor-General’s [...] » More

Without Najib’s instructions, meeting that resulted in 1MDB audit report’s amendments would not have happened, ex-chief secretary tells High Court

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

The 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) coordination meeting that was held on February 24, 2016, which lead to changes made to its 2016 audit report, would not have happened [...] » More

Legalisation of Musang King durian farms done fairly, says Pahang Agriculture, Agro-based Industries committee chair

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

The legalisation operation on Musang King durian farms cultivated on state-held lands in Pahang was done fairly to prevent blatant encroachments on state land including the [...] » More

Federal audit: Malaysia’s taxman still owes RM3.8b in refunds from 2017 and earlier

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

The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has yet to refund RM3.8 billion in excess tax payments from assessment years before 2018, the 2019 Auditor-General’s Report (Series One) [...] » More