Archive for January 11th, 2019

Bankrupt man admits to cheating ex-colleague of almost $4M using forged court documents

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

To cheat a former bank colleague, a man concocted an elaborate plan to forge court documents including travelling to Malaysia to obtain counterfeit court seals. Cheong Eh [...]
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Taxi driver fined $2,000 for flicking lit cigarette butt into another car in anger

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

While arguing through the windows of their respective cars, a taxi driver flicked his lit cigarette butt through the other car’s window in anger, hitting the Uber [...]
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No statues, please: International design competition launched for Founders’ Memorial

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

The Founders’ Memorial Committee on Thursday (10 January) launched an international architectural competition seeking design proposals for the eventual memorial at the [...]
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Scoot starts sale of Singapore-Laos flights from $88 for one-way ticket

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

Scoot has launched the sale of its direct Singapore-Laos flights, with one-way all-in tickets starting from $88, the budget arm of Singapore Airlines announced on Thursday [...]
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On trial: Elderly woman who used Lee Kuan Yew’s name to cheat man of $130,000

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

Invoking the name of the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, an elderly woman allegedly cheated a man of his savings and salary for more than a decade. At the State [...]
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Gojek extends services in beta phase for users to sign up across Singapore

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

Ride-hailing service Gojek has announced that it has extended its services across Singapore, as part of an enhancement of its beta phase. Gojek said in a media release on [...]
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Debt collector who sent fake legal letters to debtors jailed 30 weeks, fined $80,000

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

The owner of a debt collection company who used fake legal letters in pursuing debtors was sentenced to 30 weeks’ jail and fined $80,000 at the State Courts on [...]
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Philippine court orders jail for former bank manager over Bangladesh central bank heist

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

A Philippine court on Thursday held a former bank manager guilty on eight counts of money laundering, the first conviction in one of the world’s largest cyber heists, [...]
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Duterte signs PH’s HIV/Aids policy into law

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

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the Philippine HIV and Aids Policy Act of 2018. This law will strengthen the government’s policy against the spread of HIV [...]
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Manila ex-banker gets jail, $109 mn fine over Bangladesh cyberheist

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

A Philippine ex-banker was handed a lengthy jail term and $109 million fine Thursday in the first conviction over one of the biggest ever cyberheists which saw $81 million [...]
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Former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra does have a Cambodian passport, and may have used it to flee in 2017

Former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra does have a Cambodian passport, and may have used it to flee in 2017

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is a Cambodian passport holder, the South China Morning Post has learned, adding weight to theory she fled her [...]
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UN asks Australia to consider Saudi teen for ‘refugee resettlement’

UN asks Australia to consider Saudi teen for ‘refugee resettlement’

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

The UN has said an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family is a legitimate refugee and has asked Australia to resettle her, Canberra said Wednesday, as the Twitter-led [...]
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Saudis blast ‘guardianship’ laws after woman’s escape

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

A Saudi teen’s live-tweeted asylum plea has cast a renewed spotlight on women’s rights just months after women won the right to drive, and sparked rare criticism [...]
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Australia FM visits Thailand amid Saudi asylum seeker saga

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

Australia’s foreign minister Marise Payne met her Thai counterpart Thursday, as her country appeared poised to offer to asylum to a young Saudi woman who fled her [...]
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Indonesia airline brings live music to the skies

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

Indonesian national flag carrier Garuda is bringing music to the skies with a series of live acoustic concerts on domestic flights, the airline said. Passengers will be [...]
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