Archive for January 23rd, 2019

Explainer: What’s behind the autonomy vote in the Philippines’ Muslim Mindanao?

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

Predominantly Muslim areas of the mainly Catholic Philippines took part in a plebiscite on Monday (January 21) to decide whether power should be devolved to a locally elected [...]
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Philippines to send ship to Chinese navy’s fleet review

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

For the first time, the Philippine Navy will send one of its vessels to the international fleet review hosted by China. Navy chief vice Admiral Robert Empedrad told [...]
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Filipino Muslims Vote in a Referendum to Create an Autonomous Region

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, in what their leaders are [...]
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Scathing Midterm Report on Philippines’ Duterte

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AsiaSentinel | 6:00 AM

The Carnegie Endowment for Peace has issued a blistering 13,000-word report on the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, saying it “has run roughshod over [...]
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Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform of tough refugee policy

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

On a television set in a grim, overcrowded Bangkok detention centre refugees closely followed Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s quest for resettlement, as the [...]
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Attacks in Thailand’s deep south: Who, why and what’s next?

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Burst of violence deepens concerns the situation in the conflict-hit region could deteriorate in the coming months. In the latest of a series of fatal attacks in [...]
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Rival groups demonstrate in Thailand as election tensions grow

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

Rival groups held demonstrations in Thailand’s capital on Saturday, with hundreds of people demanding quick elections to end military rule and a much smaller group of [...]
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Thailand commits to policy of not detaining migrant children

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

Advocates for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers lauded a commitment by Thailand on Monday to release children held in its immigration detention centers. The UN [...]
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Religion and economy will take centre stage as Indonesia’s president seeks re-election, experts say

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

* While President Joko Widodo is currently leading in opinion polls, his chances of re-election are contingent on his religious credentials and ability to push [...]
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No public details on crashed Lion Air voice recorder until final reportIndonesian official

No public details on crashed Lion Air voice recorder until final reportIndonesian official

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

Indonesian authorities do not plan to provide a public update on the contents of a cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air jet that crashed, killing 189 people, until a final [...]
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Magnitude 6 quake hits Indonesia, no immediate reports of damage

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

An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck south of the city of Raba on Indonesia’s central island of Sumbawa on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There was no [...]
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Indonesia reviewing early release for Bali bombing-linked cleric

Indonesia reviewing early release for Bali bombing-linked cleric

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

Plans to free a radical cleric linked to the deadly Bali bombings are under review, Indonesia has said, after the surprise decision drew sharp criticism. Abu Bakar Bashir was [...]
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Piercings, incense, drumming: Malaysia marks Thaipusam festival

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

Hundreds of thousands of Malaysian Hindus, some piercing their skin with hooks and skewers to show their devotion, gathered in temples across the country on Monday to mark [...]
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Labour deputy leader urges government to act over Malaysia ban on Israeli athletes

23-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Thejc | 6:00 AM

Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has called for the government to act over Malaysia’s decision to bar Israeli swimmers from a key Paralympics qualifier. In a [...]
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Accused of promoting pork in magazine, MAS says sorry… but it was actually beef

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

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has apologised after it was accused of publishing an image of a pork dish in its January edition of inflight magazine Going Places. The national [...]
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