Archive for January 16th, 2019

Russia tells Japan retaking Pacific islands not on horizon

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Newsobserver | 6:00 AM

Russia’s top diplomat threw cold water Monday on Tokyo’s hopes for a quick return of four Pacific islands at the centre of territorial dispute, warning Japan it [...]
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Tokyo court denies request for Nissan Ghosn’s release on bail

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

The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday denied former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chair Carlos Ghosn’s request for release on bail after his indictment last week on two new [...]
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Surrogacy issue is complex and ‘fraught with ethical concerns’: Desmond Lee

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

Singapore is studying the complex issue of surrogacy “carefully” as it is “fraught with ethical concerns” including the exploitation of women and [...]
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2018 was Singapore’s 8th warmest year on record: Met Service

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

The year 2018 saw a mean annual temperature of 27.9 degrees Celsius, making it the joint eighth warmest year on record, the Meteorological Service (MSS) said on Tuesday [...]
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SingHealth cyberattack: IHiS fires 2 managers, financial penalties for 7 including CEO

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

An earlier version of the story misstated that the CEO of the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) is Ivy Ng. The CEO of IHiS is Bruce Liang. We are sorry for the [...]
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S$75m grant to boost Singapore as enterprise financing hub

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

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will launch a new S$75 million grant to help enterprises seeking to raise capital through Singapore’s equity market. Finance [...]
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Yahoo Poll: Is S$55,000 cheap enough for you buy a new car in S’pore?

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

Cars are notoriously expensive in Singapore. But, prices have dipped recently. A recent list of the cheapest new cars on the market reveals that certain models can be had for [...]
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Singapore may restrict LGBTI adoption after gay father adopted biological son

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Singapore is looking to tighten its adoption laws after a gay man won an appeal to legally adopt his biological son in a landmark court ruling last year, its Social Affairs [...]
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BIRD FOUND ONBOARD BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT FROM SINGAPORE TO HEATHROW

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

A mynah bird was discovered on board a flight from Singapore to the UK. The bird, native to southern Asia, was found around 12 hours into the Singapore Airlines flight to [...]
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‘I do detect sincerity on their part’: Vivian Balakrishnan on meetings with Malaysian ministers

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

Malaysia’s Economic Affairs minister Azmin Ali and Foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah appear to be sincere in their desire to amicably resolve their nation’s [...]
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Singapore will take ‘appropriate measures’ to safeguard its interest: Vivian Balakrishnan

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

In resolving bilateral issues, Singapore will always take appropriate measures to safeguard its national interest, minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan said in [...]
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Singapore imposes $740,000 fines over major cyber attack

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

Singapore’s privacy watchdog Tuesday imposed fines of Sg$1 million ($740,000) on a healthcare provider and an IT agency over a cyber-attack that saw health records of [...]
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World Bank doubles Philippines disaster insurance coverage to $390 million

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

The World Bank has doubled the coverage of its disaster risk insurance programme for the Philippines to enable the country to better cope with losses arising from natural [...]
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Malacanang trusts Duterte’s voice will edify support for BOL

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

Malacanang is confident that President Rodrigo Duterte will be able to convince the Bangsamoro and non-Muslim people in Mindanao to support the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). [...]
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Philippines ‘extremely dangerous’ for rights workers report

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

The working environment in the country has been especially challenging for defenders of land, indigenous peoples’ and environmental rights, a report by Dublin-based [...]
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