Archive for January 17th, 2019

Singapore’s foreign domestic workers vulnerable to forced labour, report finds

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

Foreign domestic maids in Singapore are susceptible to being victims of forced labour, despite them being documented workers with legal rights such as paid medical insurance [...]
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Singapore vessels ordered to ‘exercise restraint’ against Malaysian vessels: Ng Eng Hen

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

While Singapore naval forces can compel intruding Malaysian government vessels to leave the waters off Tuas, they have been ordered for now to “exercise restraint and [...]
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Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive

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

Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption. Xie Haojie (SHEE’-ye hao-JEE’-ye) [...]
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Philippine office market could take a hit over tax proposal that could hurt outsourcing and Chinese online gaming firms

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

Demand for office space in the Philippines from two big job creators business process outsourcing and Chinese online gaming could take a hit if a proposed tax change goes [...]
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Hanjin mess unlikely to shake Philippine banks Fitch unit

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

The failure of troubled Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) to settle its obligations to five of the largest banks in the [...]
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Philippines remains worst performer in vehicle production in Asean

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

The Philippines remained the worst performer in terms of motor vehicle production in Southeast Asia as it was the only country which registered a decline in output in the 11 [...]
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What are the issues facing the Philippine workforce?

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

What are the top issues facing the Philippine workforce this 2019? Newly elected Management Association of the Philippines President Risa Mantaring shares her views. [...]
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Thailand must postpone election again, until March: Officials

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

Thailand’s long-delayed general election to end military rule will have to be postponed from its February 24 date and will likely be held in March, two officials in the [...]
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Indonesia’s Anti-Graft Watchdogs Face Bomb Terror

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Asiasentinel | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s renowned Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the country’s incorruptible graft watchdog, is coming under unprecedented pressure in what is [...]
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Is higher pay the way to fix Indonesia’s corruption problem?

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | NationMultimedia | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s National Police chief general Tito Karnavian announced recently that police officers’ allowances would be increased by up to 70 per cent and that [...]
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Indonesia takes steps to trace stolen assets hidden abroad

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has revealed that after several years of delay, Indonesia and Switzerland will soon ratify a Mutual Legal Assistance agreement. This is a [...]
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Boeing praises Indonesia for recovering ‘black box’ of crashed jet

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Khmer Timeskh | 6:00 AM

US top aircraft manufacturer the Boeing Company (Boeing) has praised Indonesian authorities for successfully recovering the “black box” of Indonesian Lion Air [...]
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What’s Next for the Indonesia-Korea Fighter Jet Programme?

What’s Next for the Indonesia-Korea Fighter Jet Programme?

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

New reports have again raised questions about the future prospects of the deal. Over the past few weeks, reports have surfaced about Indonesia making delayed payments on a [...]
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Malaysia still needs death penalty, lawyers claim

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

Two lawyers today claimed the country is not ready to have the death penalty abolished and urged the government to exercise due diligence with public interest as a priority. [...]
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Malaysia-Singapore bilateral relations not at ‘downward spiral’: Azmin

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali disagreed with a suggestion that Malaysia-Singapore relations are at a ‘downward spiral’. The Economic Affairs minister said that [...]
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