Archive for December 26th, 2016

Philippine critics alarmed by Duterte’s martial law talk

Philippine critics alarmed by Duterte’s martial law talk

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

Critics and victims of military abuses expressed alarm on Friday after President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Philippine leaders to be able to wield martial law powers [...]
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As alliance wavers, US says gave Philippines big annual defense aid boost

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

The United States provided the Philippines with $127 million in security assistance in the 12 months ended in September, the biggest sum in about 15 years, overlapping with a [...]
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Duterte Threatens UN? Philippines President Vows To ‘Burn Down The United Nations’ For Criticising Drug War

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBtimes | 6:00 AM

Rodrigo Duterte offered his latest controversial remarks on Thursday. This time they were aimed at the United Nations’ human rights chief. The Philippines president [...]
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Strengthening Typhoon Nock-ten to threaten lives, property in Philippines on Christmas

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Accuweather | 6:00 AM

Typhoon Nock-ten will continue strengthen prior to threatening lives and property across the central Philippines on Christmas Day. The environment is prime for Nock-ten, [...]
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Duterte: UN rights chief a joker, idiot

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

’3 of 5 Americans idiots’ After a day of silence, President Duterte yesterday lashed out at the United Nations human rights chief for saying that he should be [...]
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Duterte’s call for constitutional amendments downplayed, hit

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

Philippines – Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said yesterday there was no cause for alarm over President Duterte’s call for constitutional amendments that [...]
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Thai army starts military programme for kindergarten children, aims to instil patriotism

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBtimes | 6:00 AM

In an order to inculcate patriotism in kindergarten children, Thailand’s army has started dressing them up in camouflage uniforms and putting them through military [...]
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Tokyo hawks air defense radar to Thailand as Beijing cozies up to Bangkok

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

As it looks to counter growing Chinese influence in the Southeast Asian nation, Japan is seeking to win a contract to supply Thailand with an air defense radar system built [...]
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FM says China will firmly stand together with Thailand

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Ecns | 6:00 AM

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi said in Siem Reap Friday that China will jointly inherit and carry forward the traditional friendship with Thailand. Wang made the remarks [...]
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Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia promote local currency use for trade, business

Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia promote local currency use for trade, business

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

The central banks of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed on Friday to promote use of their currencies for trade and investment among the three nations, the latest move by [...]
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Thai police bust massive loan shark racket

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

Thai police have broken up the country’s biggest loan shark syndicate with nationwide raids on a network of creditors who circulated some $111 million to tens of [...]
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US, New Zealand win WTO ag dispute with Indonesia

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Goodfruit | 6:00 AM

A World Trade Organisation settlement panel on December 22 ruled that Indonesia’s restrictions on horticultural products, animals and animal products are inconsistent [...]
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17,000 Chinese Labourers in Indonesia Incomparable With 2 Million Indonesians Working Abroad: Kalla

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Jakartaglobe | 6:00 AM

Vice President Jusuf Kalla said he was aware of the presence of 17,000 Chinese labourers in Indonesia, but the number was incomparable with more than 2 millions of Indonesian [...]
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Indonesia may allow some bauxite and nickel ore exports: minister

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

Indonesia is considering allowing some exports of minerals ores such as bauxite and nickel under certain conditions, the country’s mining and energy minister said on [...]
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Indonesia is Malaysia’s closest friend, says ambassador

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Malaysia regards Indonesia as its closest friend and is always keen on championing together the plight of Muslims around the world, Malaysia’s Ambassador to Indonesia [...]
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