Archive for January 10th, 2019

After Ghosn court hearing: what happens next?

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

Seven weeks after his shock arrest, former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn made his first public appearance in a Tokyo courtroom this week, offering a rebuttal of the claims [...]
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Japan wants talks with Korea on forced labour case

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

Tokyo said Wednesday it would seek talks with Seoul after a South Korean court ruling against a Japanese firm that used wartime forced labour. The case has become a growing [...]
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S. Korea freezes Japan company assets over forced labour spat

S. Korea freezes Japan company assets over forced labour spat

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean court said Wednesday it has decided to freeze the local assets of a Japanese company involved in compensation disputes for wartime Korean labourers, in an [...]
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Japanese magazine ranks colleges on how easy it is to have sex with female students, sparking angry backlash

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

A Japanese magazine has apologised after publishing an article which ranked women’s universities on how easy it is to convince students to have sex at drinking parties. [...]
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Japan to seek talks with Korea over Nippon Steel court decision

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

Japan will seek talks with Seoul regarding a South Korean court decision against a Japanese company over the issue of wartime forced labour, its top government spokesman said [...]
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Crimes and misdemeanours: Ghosn case puts spotlight on Japan justice

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

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has gone from travelling in private jets to occupying a one-man Tokyo jail cell, and his case has put the spotlight on Japan’s justice [...]
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Canada’s Trudeau raps Japan PM on whale hunt

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

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday took issue with Japan’s plan to resume commercial whaling in a telephone call with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo [...]
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Singapore eco-tourism plan sparks squawks of protest

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

Singapore is creating a vast eco-tourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already [...]
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Singapore halts Seletar’s ILS for one month after bilateral meet

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Singapore has agreed to suspend usage of the instrument landing system (ILS) for its Seletar Airport that affects the airspace over southern Johor, following a bilateral [...]
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Important for Singapore, Malaysia to find win-win solutions: Heng Swee Keat

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

Finance minister Heng Swee Keat says it is important for Singapore and Malaysia to have a constructive and peaceful relationship, and find win-win solutions that benefit the [...]
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Police officer who accessed accident report, destroyed evidence jailed 4 weeks

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

*This story was updated at 2pm on 9 January 2019 to reflect the status of the accused’s position in the police force While lodging a report about a traffic accident [...]
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SMU student arrested over alleged sexual assault on campus

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

A Singapore Management University (SMU) student was arrested on Tuesday (8 January) morning for allegedly sexually assaulting a young woman on campus. Police they were [...]
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Singapore among 16 ‘Innovation Champion’ countries, says CES organiser

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

It was rated highly for indicators such as broadband, human capital and tax friendliness but was marked down for freedom and short-term rentals, the 2019 International [...]
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Scoot Singapore to Melbourne flight makes a U-turn 48min after take-off due to B-787 technical fault

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

In the latest operational hiccup to hit Scoot, a Singapore-Melbourne flight which left Changi Airport on Tuesday morning (January 8) had to make a U-turn shortly after [...]
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Huge crowd of Filipino Catholics gathers amid terror fears

Huge crowd of Filipino Catholics gathers amid terror fears

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession Wednesday of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ under extra-tight security in [...]
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