Archive for December 30th, 2016

Japan defence minister visits Yasukuni war shrine: media

Japan defence minister visits Yasukuni war shrine: media

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

Japan’s defence minister went to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo Thursday, media reports said, the day after accompanying prime minister Shinzo Abe on a highly [...]
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Japan Back in Deflation Doesn’t Mean All Prices Fall

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

Shinzo Abe and Haruhiko Kuroda promised to drag Japan out of decades of deflation in 2013. That hasn’t happened yet, with core inflation dropping in November for a [...]
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Rough seas for Singapore shipping: What it will take to ride out the waves

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

It has not been smooth sailing for the global shipping industry: The economic slowdown and falling oil prices have led to some consolidation among shipping companies and the [...]
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Singapore firms still resisting need for transformation

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

Just 15 percent of SMBs and 36 percent of large enterprises strongly agree with the need to change in order to adapt to slowing economic growth and technological disruption. [...]
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Certis Cisco recruiting officers from Taiwan: Not enough qualified Singaporeans, Malaysians for auxiliary police forces

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

There is a reason auxiliary police forces (APFs) are turning to Taiwan to fill their vacancies: They cannot find enough qualified Singaporeans and Malaysians. The demand for [...]
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Private security companies to hire Taiwanese as auxiliary police in Singapore

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

At least two private security firms in Singapore are looking to Taiwan to fill auxiliary police officer (APO) positions in Singapore. Certis CISCO will hold a week-long [...]
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Video Maker Who Tested Singapore’s Limits Seeks US Asylum

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Americans who identify with President-elect Donald J. Trump’s message of anti-political correctness may have a new, unlikely ally: a Singaporean teenager who is seeking [...]
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MHA to collect iris images from Singaporeans from January 1

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

Iridian Technologies Lina Page has the iris of her eye reflected in a eye scanner that allows for physical access as she demonstrates her companies technology at Comdex 2001 [...]
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Singapore: Roads will be closed for Suntec City countdown street party

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

Superintendent Ho Yenn Dar (L), assistant director of media relations of Singapore Police Force listens to questions from journalists on the international match-fixing scam [...]
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Explosion at boxing match kills at least 23 in the Philippines

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

A Philippine army spokeswoman says an explosion has wounded at least 23 people who were watching a boxing competition held as part of celebrations of an annual religious [...]
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Japan PM Abe to visit Manila, Davao

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

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Philippines on January 12 and 13, the first head of state to visit the country under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, [...]
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Typhoon Nina aftermath: 1 confirmed dead, 4 missing

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

There is one confirmed death in the aftermath of typhoon Nina (international name: Nock-ten) in Quezon province, said National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council [...]
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Manila residents speak out about Duterte’s war on drugs

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte completes six months in charge on Friday, with the rising death toll from his war on drugs showing no sign of easing. More than 6,000 [...]
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Duterte: 92 appointees fired because of irregularities

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

President Rodrigo Duterte announced firing 92 of his appointees due to irregularities. Speaking before Davao City officials on Tuesday evening, Duterte said most of the fired [...]
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US Embassy denies plot by Goldberg to unseat President Duterte

30-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Update.ph | 6:00 AM

The United States Embassy in Manila on Wednesday denied an alleged plot by former Ambassador Philip Goldberg to help unseat Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The US [...]
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