Archive for January 29th, 2019

S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | JapanToday | 6:00 AM

The commander of the South Korean navy’s First Fleet has called off a planned trip to Japan next month amid strained bilateral ties over alleged low-altitude flybys by [...]
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Letters with suspected cyanide sent to 9 Japan firms

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

Nine Japanese companies, including drugmakers and a newspaper publisher, have received blackmail letters containing white powder suspected to be cyanide, police and local [...]
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Nissan faces SEC probe over executive pay

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

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Nissan over executive pay, the firm said Monday, the latest blow for the auto giant reeling from the arrest of [...]
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Abe vows Kim meeting to ‘break shell of mutual distrust’

Abe vows Kim meeting to ‘break shell of mutual distrust’

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

Japan’s prime minister vowed Monday to “break the shell of mutual distrust” with North Korea by meeting leader Kim Jong Un face-to-face and restoring [...]
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Macron says concerned about conditions of Ghosn’s detention in Japan

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

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he has expressed concern to Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe over the prison conditions faced by former Renault boss Carlos [...]
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Ocean Bunkering becomes top marine fuel supplier in Singapore

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

Singapore-based Ocean Bunkering Services (OBS) topped the 2018 list of largest marine fuel suppliers operating in the world’s biggest ship refuelling hub, data released [...]
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A final farewell: Military funeral given to late actor Aloysius Pang

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

The late actor Aloysius Pang was given a military funeral on Sunday (27 January) afternoon, as hundreds of people in Singapore lined the streets to bid him farewell. At about [...]
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Aloysius Pang’s death: ‘I couldn’t bear to leave’ the wake, says grieving well-wisher

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

Hundreds of well-wishers arrived to pay their final respects to late actor Aloysius Pang on Saturday (26 January), with some in line hours before his wake was opened to the [...]
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‘He is liberated’: Aloysius Pang’s parents give him a sea burial

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore | 6:00 AM

Local actor Aloysius Pang, who recently died of injuries sustained during a military exercise in New Zealand, was buried at sea by his family on Monday (28 January). [...]
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Singapore actor’s death puts spotlight on conscription risks

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

A memorial service was held Sunday for a Singaporean actor and soldier who died from injuries at a military exercise, a case that has renewed scrutiny of the tiny Southeast [...]
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Aloysius Pang’s death: ‘Don’t cry, mom. If you cry, I will cry too’

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

The mother of the late actor Aloysius Pang was the first person to speak to him after he regained consciousness, said his eldest brother Jefferson at a public memorial for [...]
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Google marks Singapore Bicentennial with special Doodle

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

Google on Monday (January 28) commemorated the 200th anniversary of the founding of modern Singapore with a special Google Doodle on its search browser. Monday marked the [...]
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A grandchild of Lee Kuan Yew in politics? Singaporeans divided on prospect, says survey

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

Singaporeans are divided on the prospect of a grandchild of the late Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew entering politics, according to a survey commissioned by Yahoo News [...]
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Philippines cathedral bombing leaves 20 dead, 81 injured

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Irish Times | 6:00 AM

Civilians and soldiers among the casualties after attackers detonate two bombs At least 20 people have been killed and 81 injured after two bombs were detonated at a Roman [...]
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Saudi Arabia, OIC condemn bomb attack on church in S. Philippines

29-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

Saudi Arabia and the head of the world’s largest body of Muslim-majority countries has strongly condemned the bombing of a Roman Catholic church in the Philippines that [...]
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