Archive for December 30th, 2016

Religious tolerance is cornerstone of a united Malaysia, says Zahid

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

Religious tolerance is the cornerstone of Bangsa Malaysia, says deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said harmony prevails when Malaysians understand not [...]
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Malaysian woman jailed and fined for stealing 10 chocolate bars on Christmas Day

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

A 42-year-old Malaysian woman was jailed for two weeks and fined RM200 (S$65) for stealing 10 pieces of chocolate in India on Christmas Day. Zariyah Salleh, a mother of four, [...]
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Japanese encephalitis cases rise in Tamil Nadu

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Times of India | 6:00 AM

National Vector Borne Disease Control programme data shows that the number of people testing positive for JE, a viral disease, is rising – from 11 cases in 2011 to 53 [...]
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Inside China’s ‘mosquito factory’ fighting Zika and dengue

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Zhiyong Xi is a man on a mission. He wants to rid China – and potentially the world – of mosquitoes, specifically the ones that carry devastating diseases like [...]
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Man jailed 8 months for smuggling 23 puppies into Singapore

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

A Malaysian man was on Wednesday (December 28) sentenced to eight months’ jail for illegally importing 23 puppies, 11 of which later succumbed to illness and died. Yeun [...]
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Who’s Had the Worst Year? How Asian Leaders Fared in 2016

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

In a year dominated by Brexit and Donald Trump’s surprise US election win, Asia felt like a relatively stable part of the world. A closer look shows that the region [...]
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Burma men may face jail for not marrying pregnant women

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s government is drafting a law that could see men jailed for up to seven years for getting a woman pregnant but not marrying her, a senior official said on [...]
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Through reclusive Wa, China’s reach extends into Suu Kyi’s Burma

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

China is extending its sway over an autonomous enclave run by Myanmar’s most powerful ethnic armed group, sources in the region told Reuters, bolstering Beijing’s [...]
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Vinh foods products to be sold in Spain supermarket

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

Vinh Foods products, a brand of catfish processor Vinh Hoan Corporation, have been put on the shelves of Mercadona, the largest supermarket chain in Spain, from December. [...]
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Solum Vina inaugurates electronic parts factory

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM

South Korean firm Solum Vina commissioned a $20 million electronic parts factory in the northern province of Vinh Phuc on Monday. Covering 40,000 square meters at Ba Thien 2 [...]
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HCM City tourism wants discount cap removed to shore up sales

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM

The HCM City Department of Tourism has said it intends to propose lifting a 50 percent discount cap on tours to make it possible to launch a series of programmes offering [...]
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Thien Hoa opens small store in Binh Duong

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM

A sales person of a Thien Hoa home appliances store presents a TV set to a shopper in this file photo. Thien Nam Hoa Commercial Service Co Ltd, the owner of the Thien Hoa [...]
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China authorises 22 Vietnamese rice exporters

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

China has authorised 22 Vietnamese businesses to export rice into its market, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD) announced. China’s [...]
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Vietnam earns $2.2b from rice export this year

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

Vietnam exported an estimated 4.88 million tonnes of rice this year, earning 2.2 billion USD, down 25.8 percent in volume and 21.2 percent in value year-on-year, according to [...]
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Vietnam’s massive steel imports hurt local manufacturers

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Tuoi Tre News | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has spent more than $7.6 billion on steel imports in 2016, even though local manufacturers are capable of producing most steel products to meet domestic demand. As of [...]
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