Archive for September 7th, 2018

Exile Tan Wah Piow invited Mahathir to democracy conference, not Thum Ping Tjin: Kirsten Han

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

It was political exile Tan Wah Piow, and not historian Thum Ping Tjin, who invited Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad to address a conference about democracy in [...]
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Singapore Airlines to debut new A350 aircraft on Adelaide route

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will debut its new Airbus A350-900 aircraft on the Singapore-Adelaide route, it said in a news release on Thursday (Sep 6). Slated to begin on [...]
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Philippines’ Richest 2018: Billionaire Builders Push Ahead With Infrastructure Projects

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

In the midst of fast growth and an improving investment climate, the Philippines is long overdue for a nationwide infrastructure overhaul–one which President Rodrigo [...]
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Philippines to import additional 250,000 metric tonnes of rice

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Amid the continued tight supply of rice in the market, the government is set to import for the third time this year another 250,000 metric tonnes (MT) of rice to help [...]
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Duterte appoints former DOTr Usec. Cesar Chavez to BCDA Board

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez as new Board member of Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). BCDA is a [...]
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Philippines detains 34 Chinese men for working illegally

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Chinese men got employed as construction workers, says the Bureau of Immigration, adding that Filipinos reportedly cheered when they were arrested The Philippines [...]
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P3.4M worth of suspected shabu seized in Antipolo

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) seized over P3 million worth of suspected shabu in Barangay Mayamot, Antipolo [...]
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Duterte’s trip seals up to $80M in business deals with Israel

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Despite the protests against his policies at home, President Rodrigo Duterte was welcomed by the Israeli business community during a business forum on Wednesday (September [...]
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Heavy rains forecast in most areas of Thailand until the weekend

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Pattayamail | 6:00 AM

Heavy rain has been forecast in most parts of the country until this weekend. People have been told to brace themselves for possible flash floods in many areas. The [...]
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Chinese shipbuilder starts work on $411 million submarine for Thai navy

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

China’s leading shipbuilder has begun the construction of a submarine for the Thai navy under a 13.5 billion Thai baht (US$411 million) deal agreed last year that [...]
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Indonesia’s stock exchange to launch technology platform, eyes Go-Jek IPO

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s stock exchange plans to launch a dedicated technology section in 2019 to host initial public offerings (IPO) by startups, in the hope of landing a Go-jek [...]
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Indonesia raises import taxes on 1,000-plus goods to support rupiah

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will raise import taxes on more than 1,000 goods ranging from cosmetics to cars, as part of measures aimed at cutting imports and supporting a weak rupiah, the [...]
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Why a stronger Indonesia is still Asia’s most fragile market

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will raise import taxes on more than 1,000 goods ranging from cosmetics to cars, as part of measures aimed at cutting imports and supporting a weak rupiah, the [...]
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No escape for those involved in 1MDB scandal, pledges Daim [NSTTV]

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Those involved in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal will not escape from prosecution. In making the pledge, Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chair Tun Daim [...]
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Malaysia Leaves $100 Billion Real Estate Project in Limbo

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The fate of Country Garden Holdings Co.’s $100 billion project in southern Malaysia remains in limbo as prime minister Mahathir Mohamad said foreigners are welcome to [...]
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