Archive for January 5th, 2017

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

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

In Thailand Politicians call on junta to live up to election promise

05-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Pulse.ng | 6:00 AM

This followed indications from lawmakers that the elections could be postponed until mid-2018. Thai politicians across rivalling parties have called on the ruling military [...] » More

Canadian who drowned in Thailand remembered as ‘bright light’

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

A man from Quebec’s Eastern Townships region who died in Thailand on New Year’s Day is being remembered as a “bright light” by his loved ones. Clinton [...] » More

Indonesia, Australia military cooperation on hold for ‘technical reasons’

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

Military cooperation between Australia and Indonesia has been suspended temporarily for “technical reasons”, Indonesia’s military spokesman Major-General [...] » More

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

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

Indonesia said Wednesday it has suspended military cooperation with Australia, reportedly due to training materials deemed offensive, in a fresh flare-up of tensions between [...] » More

Survivor tells heroic tale of man who died after giving his life jacket to pregnant woman during deadly tourist boat fire

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

Jackson Wilhelmus, 39, was one of the 23 people who died after the KM Zahro Express tourist boat, which was ferrying about 250 holidaymakers from mainland Jakarta to the [...] » More