Archive for September 20th, 2018

Chinese top official Han Zheng to visit Singapore for key annual bilateral meeting

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Visiting Chinese vice-premier Han Zheng will attend the Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) meeting with deputy prime minister Teo Chee Hean for the first time [...]
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Thai-born former Singapore citizen fined for defaulting on national service

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Channel News Asia | 6:00 AM

A 24-year-old Thai national who was formerly a Singapore citizen was fined S$6,000 on Tuesday (Sep 18) for defaulting on national service (NS). This is the first prosecution [...]
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Facebook signs 20-year deal to supply Singapore operations with clean energy

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Sembcorp is to supply Facebook with renewable energy via offsite solar panels installed on almost 900 rooftops in Singapore. * The agreement with Sembcorp is the latest [...]
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Biopharmaceutical giant Merck opens $20 million lab in Singapore

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

German biopharmaceutical company Merck officially opened a $20 million lab near Pasir Panjang on Tuesday (September 18). The Merck Singapore Lab offers services such as cell [...]
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Anger at Singapore ads offering Indonesian maids for sale

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

Online ads in Singapore offering Indonesian maids for sale were Wednesday condemned as “unjust and demeaning”, in a rare flare-up of tensions between the [...]
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Typhoon Mangkhut: Miners in Philippines told to evacuate before storm

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

RESIDENTS of a mining camp that was buried by a huge landslide after a powerful typhoon were allegedly warned to evacuate as the death toll reaches at least 74 in the [...]
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Philippines to become upper-middle income country by 2019 Pernia

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

The Philippines is poised to join the ranks of upper-middle income countries China, Thailand, and Malaysia, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia Socioeconomic [...]
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After disaster, Philippines to review all small-scale mining proposals

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Channel News Asia | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has ordered a review of more than 100 proposals for small-scale mining sites across the country following a landslide that killed 62 people including illegal [...]
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Palparan conviction an important step for justice in Philippines rights groups

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

The conviction of retired Army general Jovito Palparan Jr.whom activists have accused of abuse and extrajudicial killingsis a bright spot in the country’s judicial [...]
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Philippines plans to tap World Bank loan to assist recovery from ‘Ompong’

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government is looking into tapping a $500 million credit line from the World Bank to fund recovery and reconstruction efforts after typhoon Ompong [...]
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Thailand’s NSB thwarts several attempts to smuggle large amount of drugs into Malaysia

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s anti narcotics police scored major success recently when it seized large amount of drugs and thwarted attempts by drug syndicates to use neighbouring [...]
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Thai national fined $6,000 for defaulting on Singapore NS obligations

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

A 24-year-old Thai national who defaulted on his national service (NS) obligations in Singapore was fined $6,000 at the State Courts on Tuesday (18 September). Ekawit [...]
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Thailand’s central bank can afford to wait before hiking rates

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* Thailand’s central bank is widely expected to keep interest rates steady in its upcoming meeting, according to strategists who spoke to CNBC. * The kingdom’s [...]
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Indonesian waiter charged with raping 13-year-old student

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

A waiter has been charged at Sessions Court with raping a 13-year-old student who he recently got acquainted. The 29-year-old Indonesian allegedly committed the offence at a [...]
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187m voters to woo as poll season begins in Indonesia

20-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Some 187.1 million Indonesians are eligible to vote in next April’s presidential and legislative elections as campaigning for the long election season begins on Sunday. [...]
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