Archive for January 22nd, 2019

Philippines referendum: Muslims vote on new autonomous region in attempt to end decades of unrest

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

Muslims in the southern Philippines are voting in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are touting [...]
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Singaporean man, 25, charged with evading NS for over 3 years

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

A 25-year-old Singaporean man accused of evading his full-time national service obligation for more than three years was brought to the State Courts on Monday (21 January). [...]
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Vietnamese businesses set sights on success in Industrial Revolution 4.0

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | VOV | 6:00 AM

E-commerce and digital technology are creating great opportunities for Vietnamese businesses to enter the world market and participate in the global value chain as Industrial [...]
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Dr M admits political detention under ISA wrong, claims wanted it abolished

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

The Malaysian government’s detention of political rivals under the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960 decades ago was “wrong”, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has [...]
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FLC proposes $1.07 billlion stadium in Hanoi’s suburbs

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

Earlier this month, FLC Group submitted a proposal to the municipal People’s Committee to build a large-scale stadium, entertainment and golf course complex in one of [...]
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Fuel prices in Taiwan to rise NT$0.3 per litre

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:00 AM

Gasoline and diesel prices in Taiwan will increase by NT$0.3 (US$0.01) per litre this week, continuing a rising streak for the third consecutive week, due to a surge in [...]
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Japan’s Olympic chief ‘did not know’ of lobby firm’s links to controversial middle man: Investigators

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

The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee told French investigators he had not known that a consultancy firm used by the 2020 Tokyo bid committee had links to a [...]
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China pharma must swallow that jagged little pill called R&D as government slashes profit margins of generic drugs

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

China’s pharmaceutical industry shaken by drastic price cuts from Beijing’s recent pilot roll-out of state hospital bulk purchase open bidding will need to go [...]
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Japanese tidying guru sparks joy with cluttered Americans

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

After experiencing homelessness in 2011, Sarah Eby found herself constantly collecting things so she would never again feel she had nothing to call her own. “When I [...]
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A political game: Why Thailand’s election will be a win for the military

A political game: Why Thailand’s election will be a win for the military

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

When Thailand officials hinted that scheduled elections to end military rule would be postponed for the fifth time in almost as many years, anger and frustration rippled [...]
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Court verdict may shed light on why rising Chinese political star Zhao Yong was sidelined

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

Details have emerged in a corruption case that could shed light on why Zhao Yong a former Hebei deputy party boss and rising star in Chinese politics has been sidelined in [...]
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Police bust Australia-China baby formula crime ring

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

Six people have been charged after Australian authorities uncovered a multi million-dollar crime syndicate stealing baby formula and vitamins from major retailers across [...]
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Can Korea’s New Aegis Destroyers Shoot Down N Korean Missiles?

Can Korea’s New Aegis Destroyers Shoot Down N Korean Missiles?

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | National Interest | 6:00 AM

South Korea is building new Aegis destroyers that could be used to shoot down North Korean ballistic missiles. The Defense Acquisition Programme Administration, or DAPA, [...]
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Guan Eng: RM137b taxes collected last year, new milestone for IRB

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

The Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chalked up a direct tax collection of RM137.035 billion last year, the largest amount yet, the Finance minister Lim Guan Eng announced today. [...]
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US, Korean diplomats attending N Korea talks in Sweden

US, Korean diplomats attending N Korea talks in Sweden

22-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

Sweden said Sunday diplomats from South Korea and the US will attend “small-format” talks in the Nordic country with a North Korean colleague along with “a [...]
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