Archive for December 5th, 2016

Threat of terror attack in Singapore ‘pretty high’: Shanmugam

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The threat of a terror attack in Singapore is higher than it was earlier this year, even as radical Islamists seek to cement their presence in the region, Law and Home [...] » More

Singapore minister sees increased threat of extremist attack

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Singapore minister said on Friday the threat of an extremist attack was higher now than earlier this year as hardline Islamists are increasingly pushing their agenda in [...] » More

PM Lee congratulates President-elect Trump on the phone

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has spoken to US President-elect Donald Trump on the phone to congratulate him on winning the US presidential election. “We talked about [...] » More

Singapore slaps penalties on StanChart, Coutts in 1MDB-related probe

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s central bank imposed penalties on the local units of UK-based Standard Chartered (STAN.L) and private bank Coutts for money laundering breaches related to [...] » More

Singapore November factory activity shows meagre growth – SIPMM PMI

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Activity at Singapore’s factories in November expanded marginally in November, helped by new orders and exports, a private survey showed on Friday. The Singapore [...] » More

McDonald’s sells Singapore, Malaysian franchise to Saudi group

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

McDonald’s Corp said on Friday it had sold the franchise rights for its restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia to Saudi Arabia’s Lionhorn Pte Ltd as part of a plan [...] » More

Singapore minister warns IS will target Southeast Asia

Singapore minister warns IS will target Southeast Asia

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asia faces a growing risk of extremist violence from Islamic State (IS) group supporters as the jihadist group seeks new pastures after setbacks in the Middle East, [...] » More

Singapore accepts invitation to G20 Hamburg Summit

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday (December 2) to accept her invitation to attend the G20 Summit in Hamburg, which will be [...] » More

Singapore’s manufacturing economy expands for third straight month

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s manufacturing economy continued on its uptrend, with the latest Purchasing managers’ Index (PMI) in expansion mode over the last three straight [...] » More

ZoukOut tickets scam: At least 23 Singaporeans fall victim to online fraud police say

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

At least 23 people were conned by scammers into paying S$3,400 for ZoukOut tickets on online market places such as Carousell and Craigslist, the police said on Friday. The [...] » More

Philippines looks to accelerate military procurement

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

The Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) has introduced measures to accelerate the procurement of military equipment, a DND official has confirmed to IHS [...] » More

Does the Philippines need new laws to ensure responsible mining?

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

An analysis on the government’s mining laws and policies There is a general recognition that mining is a necessary component of economic growth in the Philippines. [...] » More

Duterte Aide: Trump Invites President Who Told Obama To ‘Go To Hell’ To The White House

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Dailycaller | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald Trump and the bombastic, occasionally foul-mouthed president of the Philippines spoke on the phone Friday. Trump reportedly invited President Rodrigo [...] » More

Duterte praises Japanese traits, aid to Philippines

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday evening praised the Japanese people for their traits of sincerity and respectfulness, as well as Japan’s aid to the Philippines [...] » More

OPINION: The terrifying lessons of the Philippines’ vigilante president

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:00 AM

(Peter Apps is Reuters global affairs columnist, writing on international affairs, globalisation, conflict and other issues. He is founder and executive director of the [...] » More