Archive for September 15th, 2018

Wind, rain lashes north Philippines as huge typhoon approaches

Wind, rain lashes north Philippines as huge typhoon approaches

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

Philippine authorities evacuated more areas on Friday and warned an estimated 5.2 million people in the path of a powerful typhoon to stay indoors, as the country braced for [...]
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Thai opposition urges junta to lift politics ban as poll looms

Thai opposition urges junta to lift politics ban as poll looms

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

The toppled Thai opposition on Thursday called on the ruling junta to lift the ban on political activities as the countdown begins for the kingdom’s first election [...]
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Morrisons to start exporting to Thailand as sales boom

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Morrisons’ burgeoning wholesale business is to take a bold step into foreign climes with a deal to supply Thailand’s Big C grocery store chain with a range of 100 [...]
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Something sss-strange in your Bangkok neighbourhood?

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

A fire department in northern Bangkok has not received a call for a fire since June. But for trapping a slithery foe? There is a 24-hour hotline. “The work (catching [...]
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Thailand gears up for May elections but campaigning remains forbidden

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP Reuters | 6:00 AM

After a series of long delays and broken promises, Thailand’s military government has enacted laws that set in motion a countdown for new elections by next May. The [...]
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Indonesian domestic helpers attacked at knifepoint during terrifying HK home invasion in which thieves steal HK$83,000

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

Hong Kong police launched a citywide manhunt on Friday for a pair of thieves who threatened two Indonesian domestic helpers at knifepoint during a terrifying home invasion in [...]
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Indonesian court rules militant guilty of terrorism

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Startribune | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic militant on Thursday to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty of conducting training in preparation for a terrorist attack. [...]
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Indonesian election could be decided by the economy, not religion, as Joko Widodo eyes challenger

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s sliding rupiah could threaten President Joko Widodo’s re-election chances, with his political rival shifting the debate to the economy in an attempt [...]
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Ex-CJ moots added shield for whistleblowing civil servants

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The government should institute measures specifically to protect public workers who expose wrongdoings in the administration, said former chief justice Tun Zaki Azmi. He said [...]
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Najib: Why I didn’t make RM2.6 billion donation public

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

Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he did not disclose the full details of the alleged RM2.6 billion issue as he was concerned about making public the act of ‘buying’ [...]
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Ringgit among world’s best performers after regime change, Guan Eng tells Najib

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said today that the ringgit is among the world’s best performing currencies, rebutting Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s claim that the [...]
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Annuar: No reason why Anwar should be stopped from becoming 8th PM, except…

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

Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa is of the opinion that the potential transition of power for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister should take place smoothly [...]
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Guan Eng slams Najib for ‘baseless’ allegation on ringgit’s weakness

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

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng has lambasted former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for suggesting that the ringgit’s current weakness is the result of the Pakatan [...]
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1MDB : RM2.973 billion deposited into Najib’s personal account

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

Police investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) has revealed that USD972 million (RM2.973 billion) was transferred into former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib [...]
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Malaysian ex-PM’s lawyer charged with money laundering

15-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A top lawyer for former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged Thursday with receiving 9.5 million ringgit ($2.3 million) in ill-gotten wealth from his client, who [...]
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