Archive for October 5th, 2018

Readers Say: Philippines’ Richest 2018; Kr Space vs. WeWork

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Our story about the fierce competition in the co-working, office-space market in China, featuring Chinese startup Kr Space versus WeWork (“Seats, Then Services,” [...]
» More

Reinforcing the Philippines-US Alliance in an Age of Uncertainty

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Recent engagements show that Philippines-US security cooperation remains intact, but more can be done. On September 27, the Philippines and the United States held the annual [...]
» More

Philippines plans law to give Duterte Marcos-like powers

Philippines plans law to give Duterte Marcos-like powers

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Congress of the Philippines is rushing approval of a new law that could give President Rodrigo Duterte wide-ranging powers similar to those of his idol, the late dictator [...]
» More

Industry groups lash out at proposal to back minigrids in the Philippines

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | PV- Magazine | 6:00 AM

Heated opposition to a legislative bill in the Philippines has sparked debate over subsidies for renewables and the potential for battery-backed PV systems to expand rural [...]
» More

Dengue Outbreak in Thailand Expands 19pct in One Month

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Precision Vaccinations | 6:00 AM

Thailand visitors should avoid dengue virus-carrying mosquitoes Thailand’s ongoing Dengue virus outbreak has now been confirmed in 39,268 cases, from 77 provinces [...]
» More

Extortion and abuse: Burma workers arrive debt-laden in Thailand

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A “mafia” of recruitment agents is trapping Myanmar migrants to Thailand in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight exploitation in the kingdom’s [...]
» More

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: All the latest updates

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

The death toll in Indonesia’s twin quake-tsunami disaster has climbed above 1,400, with time running out to rescue survivors six days after the disaster struck. Sutopo [...]
» More

Dying of cancer, quake-hit Indonesia’s disaster spokesman battles on

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s disaster agency spokesman is fighting a daily battle to update the world 24/7 on the latest developments in a deadly quake-tsunami, despite his own [...]
» More

Six days after Indonesia’s double disaster, needs remain acute

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Chron | 6:00 AM

Ten-year-old Mohammad Zaki was climbing on a beachfront playground at dusk on Friday when the ground beneath him seemed to disappear. Badly injured and disoriented, Zaki was [...]
» More

Survivors desperate for food, shelter after Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

Ten-year-old Mohammad Zaki was climbing on a beachfront playground at dusk on Friday when the ground beneath him seemed to disappear. Badly injured and disoriented, Zaki was [...]
» More

Indonesia earthquake: ‘My husband is gone, my house destroyed’

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

The risk of disease means Surianti cannot take him homehe must lie with hundreds of others killed in Indonesia’s disaster. Surianti’s husband is dead. His body [...]
» More

‘I saw my neighbours get buried alive’: the mud-swamped Indonesian village

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

It’s like that movie, 2012: doomsday,” says 24-year-old Joshua Michael, as he struggles for a fitting reference to the fate of Petobo, his village on the [...]
» More

DPM: Groups offering aid for Indonesia’s quake tragedy can apply to disaster fund

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

NGOs wishing to render aid to Indonesia’s quake and tsunami victims may make an application to the National Disaster Relief Trust Fund (NDRTF), deputy prime minister [...]
» More

Indonesia quake kids traumatised as rescuers race against clock

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Many children have been separated from their families and are “in shock and traumatised” following Indonesia’s devastating quake-tsunami, aid workers said [...]
» More

Indonesia’s Go-Jek could launch ride-hailing service in Singapore this month as it looks to challenge Grab

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek could launch its services in Singapore as soon as this month, as the company picks up speed in its regional expansion initiative to [...]
» More