Archive for January 5th, 2017

Singapore: British teacher jailed 18 months for molesting 7-year-old girl

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

A Singapore court has sent a former teacher to jail for 18 months after he was found guilty of molesting a seven-year-old girl at an enrichment centre. The teacher was also [...] » More

Sea turtle with sliced shell found dead on Singapore beach

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An endangered giant sea turtle was found dead on a Singapore beach with its shell sliced in half, likely by a boat’s propeller, experts and the man who discovered it [...] » More

One dead as scores escape in Philippine prison break

One dead as scores escape in Philippine prison break

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

More than 150 inmates have escaped from a south Philippines prison after gunmen launched an attack. The authorities suspect the gunmen are linked to Islamist separatist [...] » More

Suspected Muslim Rebels Storm Philippine Jail, 158 inmates escape

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Nearly 160 inmates escaped after suspected Muslim rebels attacked a jail in the southern Philippines before dawn Wednesday, and at least six people were shot dead as pursuing [...] » More

TCS to hire 6000 more coders in Philippines

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Tata Consultancy ServicesBSE 0.40 percent (TCS) is looking at increasing its headcount in the Philippines to 10,000 from about 4,000 currently, as it looks to grow in new [...] » More

Philippines Leans Toward China

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Financialtribune | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is tilting away from its traditional ally the United States towards China to “normalise” relations following a longstanding territorial dispute, [...] » More

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says some of his family members may have joined Isis

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

Rodrigo Duterte has said his family members may be members of Isis. The President of the Philippines linked the extremist group to two recent bomb attacks, acknowledging the [...] » More

Russia eyes maritime exercises with Phl vs terrorism

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Russia wants to hold maritime drills with the Philippines to help combat terrorism and piracy by sending two warships to Manila for the first official navy-to-navy contact. [...] » More

Russia flags war games with US ally Philippines

Russia flags war games with US ally Philippines

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Russian Navy said Tuesday it was planning to hold war games with the Philippines, as two of its ships made a rare stop in Manila following Filipino President Rodrigo [...] » More

Russia eyes naval drills with Philippines as 2 ships visit

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Russia is eyeing naval exercises with the Philippines and deployed two navy ships for a goodwill visit to Manila on Tuesday as Moscow moves to expand defense ties with a [...] » More

Thailand dealing with China in the dark

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:00 AM

The Thai military is in the midst of a full-bore “pivot” of its own towards China, to the detriment of our long-time Western allies. This has been particularly [...] » More

New Year road deaths surge in Thailand despite safety campaign

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More than 400 people died in road accidents in Thailand over the New Year period, statistics released on Wednesday showed, despite a government road safety campaign in one of [...] » More

Canadian dead after New Year’s Eve party in Thailand

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Canadian Press | 6:00 AM

A Canadian has died in after a New Year’s Eve party on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand, says Global Affairs Canada. The Bangkok Post reported that a 26-year-old [...] » More

Analysts predict more of the same despite junta’s ‘road map to democracy’

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Nation Multimedia | 6:00 AM

After passing major milestones such as the charter referendum, and with the general election starting to take shape, despite doubts about when it will take place exactly, [...] » More

Thailand seeking more China arms deals

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

More Chinese armaments are likely to be procured by the Thai government, said the army commander-in-chief, while denying Thailand has shifted policy to procure military [...] » More