Archive for January 8th, 2019

Wei Ling slams AGC’s complaint to Law Society about preparation of Lee Kuan Yew’s will

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Lee Wei Ling, the daughter of the late Lee Kuan Yew, has slammed the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) for its complaint to the Law Society of Singapore over the [...]
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No tsunami after 6.6 quake strikes near Philippines

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Staradvertiser | 6:00 AM

The Pacific Tsunami Warning centre reports a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Molucca Sea near the Philippines at 7:27 a.m. Hawaii time this morning. According to the [...]
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Higher penalty for illegal parking takes effect January 7

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Personnel from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) swept down the service road of Roxas Boulevard in line with the agency’s new initiative against [...]
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Philippine court orders arrest of Japanese casino mogul Okada

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Philippine court has ordered the arrest of Japanese pachinko billionaire Kazuo Okada, about a month after the country’s Department of Justice recommended the filing [...]
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Pimentel: Philippines not a dumping ground for foreign trash

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The issue of trash from Canada that was shipped to the Philippines from 2013 to 2014 needs to be revisited, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said Sunday as he stressed the country [...]
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Thai court rejects bid to block deportation of Saudi woman

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai court Monday rejected an attempt to block the deportation of a Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum, saying she feared for her life after escaping an [...]
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Saudi woman, 18, barricades herself in Thai hotel to resist being sent home

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

An 18-year-old Saudi woman fleeing her family barricaded herself inside a Thai airport hotel on Monday, refusing to allow immigration officials to escort her on to a flight [...]
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Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport says fears death if repatriated

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport said she would be killed if she was repatriated by Thai immigration officials, who confirmed the 18-year-old was denied entry to the [...]
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Thai protesters urge military to honour February election date

Thai protesters urge military to honour February election date

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Dozens of anti-junta activists gathered in Thailand Sunday to call for the military government to honour a long-anticipated election set for February 24, as rumours abound of [...]
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Thailand says Saudi woman in asylum case to be sent back

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai court Monday rejected an attempt to block the deportation of a Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum, saying she feared for her life after escaping an [...]
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Floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared

Floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Floods and blackouts caused by Tropical Storm Pabuk left nearly 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across southern Thailand Saturday, as relieved tourists stranded on [...]
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Indonesia tsunami survivors, tourists fear second disaster as Anak Krakatau volcano continues to erupt

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Dasep Habibi can’t talk about last month’s tsunami without breaking down. The 31-year-old and his wife managed to run to higher ground at Sumur on Java’s [...]
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Indonesia landslide death toll reaches 32: official

Indonesia landslide death toll reaches 32: official

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

At least 32 people were killed by a landslide in Indonesia on New Year’s Eve, authorities said Monday as they ended a week-long search for missing victims. Rescuers who [...]
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Indonesia landslide toll reaches 31

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | SBS | 6:00 AM

Officials say the New Year’s Eve landslide which devastated a village in Indonesia’s West Java province claimed 31 lives with two people still missing. A [...]
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Indonesia’s elections and the challenge to its democratic achievement

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | EastAsiaforum | 6:00 AM

Indonesian politics in the past year was dominated by one major dynamic: manoeuvring and positioning in preparation for impending elections. In April 2019, Indonesia will [...]
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