Archive for January 21st, 2017

After Pope blessing, Duterte challenges abusive priests to ‘showdown’

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

Undeterred by a blessing from Pope Francis, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched an angry rebuke on Thursday of priests and bishops critical of his drugs war, [...]
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Philippines can export corn with rare surplus: agri chief

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

The Philippines said on Thursday a rare surplus in domestic supply this year meant it could export corn for the first time, touting Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea as [...]
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Japan’s Imperial Couple to make first visit to Vietnam

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will make a weeklong trip from February 28 to Vietnam, their first visit to the Southeast Asian country, as well as Thailand, the [...]
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Farmers battered by Thailand floods find a golden upside

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

Nature regularly taunts the farmers of Thailand by flooding their fields, but this time she’s tossed some of them a potential safety net: the chance to pan for gold. [...]
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Japan’s Emperor Akihito to Visit Vietnam, Thailand

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Emperor’s trip to Vietnam in February follows prime minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Hanoi Emperor Akihito will visit Vietnam in late February, Japan said Friday, a [...]
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HK actor Andy Lau injured during filming in Thailand

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

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau attends a red carpet event promoting Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s latest film ‘Great Wall’ in Beijing, China December 6, 2016. [...]
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When Are China’s Submarines Coming to Thailand?

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

2017 could finally see some progress on a high-profile deal. In a surprise move back in June 2015, Thailand’s navy elected to buy three submarines from China in what [...]
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Poor schools are at the heart of Thailand’s political malaise

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

EVERYONE knows that nurturing brainboxes is good for an economy. In Thailand, school reformers have an extra incentive: to narrow differences between rich people in cities [...]
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Thai, Indonesia probes into alleged Rolls-Royce corruption

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

Thailand’s flagship airline on Thursday said it had launched a probe into revelations that Rolls-Royce paid millions of dollars in bribes to win contracts, including to [...]
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British journalist, Australian bar owner face court in Bali

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

A British former war correspondent and an Australian man have faced court in Indonesia on charges of possessing hashish. David Fox, an ex-Reuters reporter, and Giuseppe [...]
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Former war correspondent on trial in Indonesia for hashish

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

A former Reuters war correspondent on trial in Indonesia on charges of possessing hashish faces up to four years in prison, a prosecutor said Thursday. David Fox, a British [...]
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Indonesia holds key rate to safeguard against capital outflows

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at its first meeting in 2017 with policy makers remaining on guard against the risk of capital [...]
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Indonesia approves acquisition of five Airbus A400Ms for USD2 billion

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has approved a sum of USD2 billion for the acquisition of five Airbus A400M Atlas multirole aircraft to boost the country’s military airlift capabilities, [...]
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British former war correspondent on trial in Indonesia for hashish

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A British former war correspondent on trial in Indonesia on charges of possessing hashish faces up to four years in prison, a prosecutor said on Thursday. David Fox was [...]
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Indonesia names ex-Garuda CEO as suspect in corruption case

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bangkokpost | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency named Emirsyah Satar, a former chief executive officer of state-owned PT Garuda Indonesia, as a suspect in a bribery case related to [...]
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