Archive for December 19th, 2016

Philippines not to protest against China’s military installations in Spratly Islands

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Ibtimes | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will not lodge any formal protest against China’s military installations on the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the country’s [...]
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Philippines to remain silent on China’s weapons system in three reefs

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Gulfnews | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has decided to leave the issue of China’s alleged build-up of military-grade weapons’ systems on three out of seven reefs and rocks it has [...]
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Duterte on taking pain medication: I am not an addict

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

Amid concerns about his health, President Duterte said yesterday that he is not an addict, although he has been taking medication for pain management. “Yes, but I am [...]
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US calls Duterte’s killing boasts troubling

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

After the United States deferred a decision on a major aid package to the Philippines, the White House said it is deeply troubled by a boast from the nation’s leader [...]
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Thailand charges 19 ‘red shirt’ leaders with violating protest ban

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s attorney general on Friday charged 19 leaders of the opposition “red shirt” group with violating a junta ban on political gatherings. The United [...]
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Thailand Red Shirt leaders indicted for referendum activity

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Indianexpress | 6:00 AM

Prosecutors in Thailand on Friday indicted 19 senior members of the anti-coup Red Shirt movement for violating a ban on political activities when they sought to open an [...]
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Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime law

Thai junta passes controversial cyber-crime law

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

Thailand’s rubber-stamp parliament on Friday passed a controversial cyber-crime law that critics say strengthens the junta’s ability to police the web and squeeze [...]
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Thai PM reshuffles cabinet for the fourth time since coup

Thai PM reshuffles cabinet for the fourth time since coup

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

Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reshuffled his cabinet, a statement published in the Royal Gazette said on Friday, the fourth change in his administration since he [...]
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Thai drug police make record crystal meth bust

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

Thai police on Friday unveiled a record half tonne seizure of crystal methamphetamine, as authorities target a key overland drug route through the kingdom and into Malaysia. [...]
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ADB $400 Million Loan to Help Indonesia Meet Energy Demand

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Finchannel | 6:00 AM

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $400 million loan to help expand the Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility, one of the largest in Indonesia. [...]
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Suspended OPEC member Indonesia gets energy loan

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

A $400 million loan is aimed at helping Indonesia, until recently a member of OPEC, meet its growing demand for energy, the Asian Development Bank said. A net oil importer, [...]
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Apple to Begin iPhone Sales in the Republic of Indonesia in 2017

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Patentlyapple | 6:00 AM

According to an Indonesian government official, Apple has committed to investing some $44 million in a new research and development centre in their country over the next [...]
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Indonesia says Google tax settlement offer too small, no deal this year

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

An offer by Google to settle a tax dispute with the Indonesian government was too small and a deal will not be reached this year, the head of the tax office’s special [...]
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Malaysia to seek explanation from China over military build-up, says minister

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The malay mail online | 6:00 AM

Malaysia will seek an explanation from China over the alleged placement of the republic’s military assets at seven disputed islands in the South China Sea. Defence [...]
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Malaysia-China trade hits RM191.65b in Jan-October 2016

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

Bilateral trade between Malaysia and China from January to October 2016 hit RM191.65bil, up 1.2 percent from the same period last year. For the same period, exports fell 7.2 [...]
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