Archive for May 1st, 2012

China rejects Philippine request for mediation in sea row

China rejects Philippine request for mediation in sea row

01-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:10 AM

China said Sunday it had rejected a proposal by the Philippines for international mediation to resolve their maritime dispute in the South China Sea. China “formally [...]
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Taiwan MPs visit disputed Spratlys to renew claim

Taiwan MPs visit disputed Spratlys to renew claim

01-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:08 AM

Three Taiwanese legislators and several top military officers flew to the disputed Spratly islands Monday to renew their territorial claim amid mounting tensions in the South [...]
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Family appeal for Dutch boy kidnapped in Malaysia

Family appeal for Dutch boy kidnapped in Malaysia

01-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:05 AM

The kidnapping of a Dutch boy in Malaysia has triggered a media campaign by his parents and the Prime Minister appealing for his safe return, as police Monday continue their [...]
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Thai webmaster verdict postponed: court

Thai webmaster verdict postponed: court

01-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 8:05 AM

A Bangkok court on Monday postponed giving its verdict in the closely-watched trial of a Thai web editor accused over remarks about the monarchy posted by other people on her [...]
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Japan leader in US visit to pledge security efforts

Japan leader in US visit to pledge security efforts

01-May-2012 Intellasia | WSJ | 7:55 AM

Japan’s prime minister takes to the White House Monday a pledge to expand Tokyo’s role in regional security, a significant shift for a country whose pacifist [...]
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Burma president orders shakeup for peace talks

Burma president orders shakeup for peace talks

01-May-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:50 AM

Myanmar will overhaul its peace negotiating teams in a bid to settle armed rebellions with ethnic rebel militias following a failure to end a stubborn conflict in the [...]
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US eyes testy China talks, Chen backer expects Chinese decision

US eyes testy China talks, Chen backer expects Chinese decision

01-May-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:45 AM

The United States faces a tense week in China as high-level talks on trade and global hot spots like Iran and North Korea open in the shadow of a blind Chinese [...]
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Blind activist scaled wall in great escape from China security apparatus

Blind activist scaled wall in great escape from China security apparatus

01-May-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:35 AM

Inside a dilapidated house in China’s rural Shandong province, Chen Guangcheng feigned illness, lying on his bed for extended periods so that his guards would be lulled [...]
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Korean coastguard arrest nine Chinese sailors

Korean coastguard arrest nine Chinese sailors

01-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:05 AM

Chinese sailors armed with clubs and other weapons on Monday injured four South Korean officials who had boarded their boat on suspicion of illegal fishing, the coastguard [...]
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Singapore’s unemployment rate rises to 2.1 per cent in March

01-May-2012 Intellasia | Bernama | 7:05 AM

Singapore’s seasonally adjusted overall unemployment rate increased slightly to 2.1 per cent in March 2012 from 2.0 per cent in December last year. Total employment is [...]
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Ex-mayor Philippine burns Chinese, US flags near Chinese consulate

Ex-mayor Philippine burns Chinese, US flags near Chinese consulate

01-May-2012 Intellasia | KG, GMA News | 7:05 AM

A former policeman and Laguna mayor set fire to flags of China and the United States in front of a building hosting China’s consulate in the Philippines in Makati City [...]
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Indonesia delays $7.3b DBS-Danamon deal: reports

01-May-2012 Intellasia | JakartaGlobe | AFP | 7:05 AM

Indonesia’s central bank said on Saturday it would not approve a $7.3 billion acquisition of Bank Danamon Indonesia by Singapore’s DBS until new rules covering [...]
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Anwar denies instigating supporters

01-May-2012 Intellasia | The Star | 7:05 AM

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim denied Monday that he had instigated his supporters to break through the police barriers at Dataran Merdeka on Saturday. Instead, [...]
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Malaysia plantation giant’s listing opposed

Malaysia plantation giant’s listing opposed

01-May-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:05 AM

A planned corporate listing aimed at transforming Malaysia’s vital palm oil industry has been clouded by allegations it could short-change the country’s [...]
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Prosperity Resources intersects bonanza gold in first hole drilled at Pelumat in Indonesia

01-May-2012 Intellasia | Proactive Investors | 7:05 AM

With intersections of 17m at 6.18g/t gold from 219m, including 3m at 13.91g/t and 1m at 60g/t, in the very first hole drilled, as well as potential similarities to Newcrest [...]
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