Archive for December 9th, 2016

All registered Singaporeans in Aceh are safe: MFA

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

There are no known cases of Singaporeans affected by the quake in Aceh on Wednesday (December 7), said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a statement. All Singaporeans [...]
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SCDF to deploy 2 officers to Aceh following earthquake

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will be deploying two officers to Indonesia following the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that has claimed more than 97 lives in Aceh, [...]
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Singapore must stand firm over Terrex situation

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | TNP | 6:00 AM

Could this episode have been avoided? Was too much taken for granted when transporting the nine Singapore Armed Forces armoured vehicles from Taiwan, knowing full well [...]
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Singapore jails pharmacist for selling Codeine and falsifying customer records

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

A police officer arrests the molester Reuters A registered pharmacist was jailed for eight months and three weeks on Wednesday for illegally selling codeine-based cough syrup [...]
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Support for death penalty high, but ‘nuanced’: NUS survey

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

The death penalty is generally supported by the majority – 70 per cent – of Singaporeans, a survey led by the National University of Singapore’s law faculty [...]
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Edible gardens take root in urban Singapore

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Singapore is a small, metropolitan island that imports more than 90 percent of its fruit and vegetables. Spare land is scarce, but urban farming – on rooftops, [...]
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Singapore bans sale of 2G mobile devices from January 1

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

Singapore telecom authorities announced on Wednesday that the sale of 2G-only mobile devices for local use will be banned from January 1. The Infocomm Media Development [...]
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Rights Group, Worried About HIV, Urges Philippines Action

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

A human rights watchdog says the Philippines has one of the fastest-growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific which may worsen unless the government changes its approach [...]
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Philippine President: The US wants to repair its ‘bad relations’ with the Philippines

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he felt like a saint as the incoming US president wanted to repair damaged bilateral relations between the two oldest [...]
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Philippines: Part of international economic integration

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Businessmirror | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’s extensive economic integration at a regional and global level has been an important factor in the country’s economic revival over the past [...]
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Philippines rearms amid heightened tensions in the Pacific

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Defence secretary plays down shift away from US and focuses on Southeast Asian ties The Philippines is rearming itself and strengthening defence ties with its east Asian [...]
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Rodrigo Duterte defends police accused of killing mayor

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Agencies | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte staunchly defended more than two dozen policemen accused by the government’s main investigation agency of killing a jailed mayor [...]
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Philippines mulls defense asset imports from Pakistan

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

After Russia and China, the Philippines is now also looking at importing weapons and armory from Pakistan, further diversifying the country’s sources from the US, [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte takes aim at Macau casino boss

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

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of Jack Lam, one of Asia’s top casino kingpins, on charges of economic sabotage and bribery, according to [...]
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Watch Out, Alec Baldwin: Duterte Unveils Trump Impersonation

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte is working on his own impression of President-elect Donald Trump. In a speech in Manila on Wednesday night, Duterte imitated Trump’s [...]
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