Archive for December 4th, 2018

Ministry of Finance seeks public feedback for Budget 2019

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:10 AM

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) and government feedback unit Reach announced on Sunday (December 2) that they are seeking views and suggestions from Singaporeans in preparation [...]
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Singapore must get used to a ‘more uncomfortable world’: PM Lee

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:10 AM

Issues such as the trade dispute between the United States and China, and straining geopolitical relations in the West took centre stage at the G20 Leaders’ Summit. And [...]
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Standard Chartered said to cut Dubai, Singapore jobs as bank reduces costs

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:10 AM

Standard Chartered Plc is cutting jobs in Dubai and key markets including Singapore as it looks to curb expenses, people familiar with the matter said. Some senior roles are [...]
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Blogger recounts ‘horrible service’ on 16-hour Singapore Airlines flight with unpleasant flight attendant

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:10 AM

Singapore’s national carrier Singapore Airlines is advertised as “a great way to fly” but it was not the case for a blogger who had to deal with what he [...]
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Journalist critical of Philippines’ Duterte pays bail

Journalist critical of Philippines’ Duterte pays bail

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:10 AM

The journalist who leads a news site that has battled Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte paid a cash bail Monday on a tax fraud charge she says is an effort to intimidate [...]
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Philippines: journalist Maria Ressa to turn herself in after police issue warrant

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:10 AM

Editor of independent news website Rappler has been released on bail over charges she says are being used to intimidate her Maria Ressa, the editor of Philippine online news [...]
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China’s surveillance system coming to the Philippines?

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:10 AM

‘Huawei wants to know what you like to eat, where you want to go, to secure your safety,’ says an official of the Chinese tech giant China’s surveillance [...]
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Philippine court grants bail to news site chief in tax evasion case

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

A Philippine court on Monday granted bail to the top executive of a news website critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s policies after she was indicted of tax evasion [...]
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Is reclamation the way to regain control of HK’s land supply from developers?

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

In three weeks, Hong Kong’s town planners will scrutinise a huge private housing project in Sai Kung where a developer is seeking to double the number of units to 9,500 [...]
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HK business leaders welcome 90-day trade truce between China and US but some are still considering relocating factories

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

Hong Kong’s business leaders are cautiously optimistic about a 90-day trade truce agreed by China and the US, hoping the disputes can be settled within the time frame [...]
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HK could put health warnings on alcoholic drinks, health minister says after new rules on sales to minors

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

Health warnings could be put on beer cans and other alcoholic drinks in Hong Kong as the government considers its next step in an effort to curb binge drinking. That comes [...]
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HK pro-democracy lawmaker barred from contesting local election

HK pro-democracy lawmaker barred from contesting local election

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

Hong Kong authorities have barred a pro-democracy lawmaker from running in a local election for “implicitly” supporting Hong Kong’s independence from China, [...]
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More than 30 hectares of Lantau Island enclaves could become parts of country park under HK government moves

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

More than 30 hectares of country park enclaves on Hong Kong’s biggest island could soon be incorporated into the protected zones which surround them, officials have [...]
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HK lawmaker Eddie Chu’s ban from village election based on shaky argument, legal scholar Johannes Chan says

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

The decision to ban lawmaker Eddie Chu Hoi-dick from running in a rural representative election was based on a shaky argument that could be struck down in court, a leading [...]
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Young girl found dead in HK Customs and Excise Department staff quarters

04-Dec-2018 Intellasia | | South China Morning Post | 6:10 AM

Hong Kong police were investigating whether foul play was involved in the death of a young girl found dead at home in the Customs and Excise Department’s staff quarters [...]
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