Archive for January 14th, 2019

Phoenix Petroleum gets green light for Philippines’ first LNG terminal

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

Philippines firm Phoenix Petroleum said on Friday it has won government approval to build the country’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in partnership [...]
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China tops list of Philippines’ foreign investors in 2018

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

China’s investments in the Philippines reached 48.7 billion pesos (930 million US dollars) in 2018, making China the Philippines’ top foreign investor, a [...]
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Philippine election period starts Sunday

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | GMA News | 6:00 AM

The election period for May’s midterm polls will start on Sunday, placing the country under a firearms ban and likely inspiring an increase of candidate visibility even [...]
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Philippines Removes 600 Names from ‘Terrorist’ Watch List

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Benar News | 6:00 AM

The Philippines government removed the names of about 600 individuals and groups from its terrorist watch list following a directive from President Rodrigo Duterte, the [...]
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Saudi asylum seeker flying from Bangkok to Canada: Thai official

Saudi asylum seeker flying from Bangkok to Canada: Thai official

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

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum in Australia will fly to Canada late Friday, the head of Thai immigration police said, in a surprise twist to a [...]
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Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada

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

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as [...]
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EU lifts Thailand’s yellow card on tackling illegal fishing

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Parliament Magazine | 6:00 AM

Philippines’ president Rodrigo Duterte has attacked the country’s Catholic bishops in a furious speech, as his war on drugs attracts increasing criticism from the [...]
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Canada takes in Saudi teen asylum seeker

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

The young Saudi woman who fled her family seeking asylum abroad is scheduled to land in Canada on Saturday after successfully harnessing the power of Twitter to stave off [...]
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Indonesia prepares regulations to fix ride-hailing rates

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

These would meet drivers’ demands for more oversight and higher rates but Grab, Gojek worried about increased costs INDONESIA is preparing to launch regulations fixing [...]
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Indonesia arming up in the South China Sea

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Atimes | 6:00 AM

Amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, President Joko Widodo has followed through on a two-year-old pledge to strengthen Indonesia’s military presence on Natuna [...]
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Pro-Uighur protests in Indonesia shadowed by ominous domestic politics

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | RNS | 6:00 AM

In mid-December, hundreds in this majority-Muslim country rallied outside the Chinese Embassy here to protest China’s treatment of its Muslim minority Uighurs. Similar [...]
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AG: Wrongdoers will face full force of the law

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

The full weight of the law will be applied to all wrongdoers under the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, Attorney general Tommy Thomas said at the opening of the legal [...]
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After first audience in 20 years, Dr M says will maintain frank ties with Johor ruler

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

Putrajaya will continue to maintain a positive relationship with the Johor royal palace, said prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said from the outcome of his [...]
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Revenue lost? Some reported increase with smoking ban, health minister tells restaurateurs

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

The smoking ban introduced nationwide on January 1 has helped raise revenue at some restaurants, Health minister Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad said today. At the same time, he [...]
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Huawei Malaysia offers smartphone battery replacements for RM99

14-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Malaymail | 6:00 AM

If the battery life of your current Huawei smartphone isn’t as great as it used to be, Huawei has a promotion just for you. Beginning next week, they are offering [...]
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