Archive for January 19th, 2019

Singapore plans to buy F-35 jetsdefence minister

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

Singapore’s defence minister said on Friday that Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets were the most suitable replacement for its F-16 fleet, and it planned to buy [...]
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Former Singapore presidential candidate plans new opposition party

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

A former member of Singapore’s ruling party and presidential candidate said on Friday he had applied to set up a new party, making a return to politics ahead of an [...]
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50 significant and cherished moments/memories in Singapore’s history from 1968 to 2017

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

In celebration of its 50th anniversary this year, the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) has launched a curated online collection of 50 audio-visual clips and oral history [...]
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LGU calls for support for workers affected by Hanjin bankruptcy

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

The local government of Subic, Zambales is calling on the government to provide assistance for around 30,000 workers who are now suffering because of Hanjin [...]
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Philippines to benefit from parametric insurance pool ADB

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Insurance Businessmag | 6:00 AM

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is eyeing a credit facility to develop a fast-disbursing parametric insurance pool in the Philippines. The international development agency [...]
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Philippines: Crackdown Against Critics Intensifies

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration heightened its repression in 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. The government’s [...]
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HRW: Drug war, attacks vs critics ‘deepened’ rights crisis in Philippines

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

The human rights crisis in the Philippines “deepened” during President Rodrigo Duterte’s second year in office as his administration continued the bloody [...]
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Chinese naval ships on friendly visit to Philippines

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

Filipinos and members of the Chinese community in the Philippines yesterday welcomed a three-vessel Chinese naval escort as it docked in Manila for a five-day friendly visit. [...]
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257 foreign fugitives arrested in Philippines in 2018

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

A total of 257 foreign fugitives were arrested in the country last year, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said yesterday. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said this figure showed [...]
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Thailand signals more tolerant refugee policy

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

Thailand’s immigration chief vowed not to force refugees to return home “involuntarily”, after a Saudi woman’s desperate plea for resettlement drew [...]
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Indonesia vies for spot on UN human rights body

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Jakartapost | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will kick off its campaign in February to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2020-2022 period. The move follows Foreign [...]
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Indonesia’s palm oil output seen rising 10pct in 2019 GAPKI

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Theedge Markets | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s palm oil production is expected to rise by 10 percent this year, the country’s industry association said on Thursday. Indonesia, the world’s top [...]
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Indonesians disappointed by highly anticipated first presidential debate ahead of April election

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

Many Indonesians have taken to social media to express their disappointment at what they say was a lacklustre presidential debate kicking off the race to lead the island [...]
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Indonesian presidential candidates spar over corruption

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo accused his election rival of allowing corrupt candidates on his legislative ticket and failing to include women in senior positions. Widodo [...]
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Rights lawyers challenge Indonesia detention of 3 activists

19-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Miamiherald | 6:00 AM

Human rights lawyers said Thursday they were mounting a court challenge to Indonesia’s detention of three Papuan activists on charges of treason. The lawyers said that [...]
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