Archive for January 31st, 2019

China jailing of rights website founder aimed at grassroots activism  group

China jailing of rights website founder aimed at grassroots activism group

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

A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced the founder of a website that reported on human rights abuses to five years in jail for “inciting subversion” of state power, [...]
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Toyota’s, Nissan’s global sales fall short of Volkswagen’s

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

Toyota Motor Corp. sold 10.59 million vehicles globally last year, fewer than the 10.83 million delivered by German rival Volkswagen AG, the Japanese automaker said [...]
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SKoreans mourn death of wartime sex slave who fought Tokyo

SKoreans mourn death of wartime sex slave who fought Tokyo

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

A South Korean woman who was forced as a girl into a brothel and sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during World War II was mourned Wednesday by hundreds of [...]
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Japan December retail sales up in welcome sign for consumption

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | euro News | 6:00 AM

Japan’s retail sales rose more than expected in December as consumers increased spending on clothes and home appliances, which may ease some concern about the outlook [...]
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Canon expects first drop in operating profit since 2016 on slower China

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

Japan’s Canon Inc expects its annual operating profit to drop for the first time in three years, as a Chinese economic slowdown and a stronger yen hit sales of cameras [...]
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Yahoo Poll: Do you agree that there is something wrong with NS safety culture?

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

In the aftermath of Singapore actor Aloysius Pang’s untimely death while on reservist training in New Zealand, one writer argues that there is something wrong with [...]
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Government should enact anti-discrimination legislation to support people living with HIV: Pink Dot

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

The Singapore government should take concrete steps to enact anti-discrimination legislation to support people living with HIV (PLHIV), said Pink Dot SG on Tuesday (29 [...]
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4 Singapore hotels fined more than $1.5m for violating competition laws

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

Owners and operators of four hotels in the eastern part of Singapore were issued an Infringement Decision and fined more than $1.5 million for violating competition laws, [...]
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‘Lord Voldemort’ insurance agent jailed in Singapore

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

A disgruntled insurance agent who took on the identity of “Lord Voldemort”, Harry Potter’s nemesis, and threatened to harm clients unless they paid him [...]
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Singapore fingers deported fraudster for leak of list of thousands of HIV+ people

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Register | 6:00 AM

Accuses suspect of other stuff too, such as faking HIV status to get a work permit. Wait, what? The government of Singapore is once again apologising for a serious breach of [...]
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Singapore rises to third place in annual ranking of least corrupt countries

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

Singapore has moved up three notches to third spot in an annual ranking of countries deemed to have the least corruption in the public sector, with Denmark and New Zealand [...]
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Singapore-Malaysia working group had ‘constructive discussions’ on maritime issues

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

The working group which was set up to look into the ongoing maritime dispute involving the respective port limits of Singapore and Malaysia met for the first time in [...]
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Ex-CHC leader Chew Eng Han given additional 13 months’ jail for trying to flee Singapore

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

Former City Harvest Church (CHC) fund manager Chew Eng Han was on Tuesday (29 January) sentenced to an additional 13 months’ jail, nearly a year after a foiled attempt [...]
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Singapore remains most liveable city for Asian expats

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

Singapore is the most liveable city for Asian expats for the 14th year in a row, according to a new survey. Several factors were cited in the Republic’s enduring [...]
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Failed escape bid earns Singapore megachurch fraudster more jail time

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

A Singaporean man jailed over a multi million-dollar fraud at a glitzy megachurch was given extra prison time Tuesday for trying to flee the country before his sentence [...]
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