Archive for January 28th, 2019

Philippines rated 50th best country in the world poll

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

The Philippines has been rated the 50th best country in the world in a global survey of more than 21,000 people regarding their assessment of what shapes a country, from [...]
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Philippines to acquire new missiles from Israel

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

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has confirmed that the Philippines will acquire more missiles from Israel. The Department of National Defense will be purchasing a [...]
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The Philippines loses eligibility for some temporary work visas

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

The Philippines has lost eligibility for the H-2A visa and the H-2B visas, which are used for temporary agricultural and seasonal workers. Nationals of the Philippines are no [...]
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Southern Philippines backs Muslim self-rule in landslide result

Southern Philippines backs Muslim self-rule in landslide result

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Result raises hopes of an end to decades of violence including attacks by Isis-inspired groups People in the Muslim-majority southern Philippines have voted by a landslide to [...]
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A bankruptcy in the Philippines sparks concerns of Chinese firms taking over a former US naval base

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

In the Philippines, a major corporate bankruptcy has sparked national security concerns about whether a port near the disputed South China Sea could fall under [...]
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Landmark law ratified, paving way for Muslim autonomous region in southern Philippines

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

A landmark law was ratified on Friday (January 25), paving the way for the creation of an autonomous entity in Muslim-majority areas in the southern Philippines. This came [...]
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Fitch Solutions says Philippines to ‘struggle to reverse its weakening growth momentum’

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Bworldonline | 6:00 AM

ECONOMIC GROWTH will likely ease further this year in the face of heightened global trade tensions and “deteriorating” business conditions, Fitch Solutions Macro [...]
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Muslim self-rule backed in Philippines’ troubled Mindanao

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

Voters have decisively approved a new Muslim-led region in the Philippines’ south, which is hoped will bring a measure of peace after decades of fighting killed [...]
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Indonesia completes technical evaluation for aerial refuelling requirements

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional IndonesiaAngkatan Udara: TNI-AU) has completed a study on the country’s aerial refuelling requirements, and has proposed the [...]
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Indonesia’s Jokowi is walking a tightrope as he tries to appeal to Muslim voters

Indonesia’s Jokowi is walking a tightrope as he tries to appeal to Muslim voters

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

Indonesians this week got a taste of how far their outwardly secular President Joko Widodo, known as Jokowi, would go to buttress his reelection campaign against attacks from [...]
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No Malaysians hurt in Philippines earthquake

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

No Malaysians were injured in the magnitude-5.5 earthquake that rocked Calayan town in Cagayan yesterday. The Foreign Ministry confirmed this today, and urged Malaysians who [...]
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2019, a year of reckoning for Malaysia

28-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:00 AM

Having gone through an eventful 2018, this year will be a year of reckoning for Malaysia, says the Association of Valuers, Property managers, Estate Agents and Property [...]
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Singapore and Malaysia agree to suspend two airspace-related measures until March 31

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

Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to extend their mutual suspension of two measures to March 31 while the two countries thrash out airspace issues. Both countries had on [...]
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Wanted: Jho Low’s parents, trusty aide Eric Tan, Singaporean designer favoured by Rosmah

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

Bukit Aman is seeking the public’s help to track down fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho’s parents, his close associate Eric Tan Kim Loong and a Singaporean [...]
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Murdered Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu’s family want justice in Malaysia lawsuit

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

The family of a Mongolian woman whose killing was allegedly linked to Malaysia’s toppled leader are hoping for justice in a civil lawsuit that started this week, their [...]
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