Archive for February 5th, 2019

Duterte appears on Facebook Live to dispel rumours that he’s dead

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appeared on Facebook Inc.’s live video streaming on Sunday (February 3) to dispel rumours that he’s dead. “For those [...]
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Duterte’s Philippines Is Getting Less Corrupt, The Wrong Way

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Recently, the Philippines has finally begun to get less corrupt. That’s according to the release early last week of Transparency International’s annual ranking of [...]
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Philippines will protest against China’s rescue centre in South China Sea: envoy

Philippines will protest against China’s rescue centre in South China Sea: envoy

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines will protest against China’s opening of a maritime rescue centre in the South China Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin said, just days after [...]
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EU hopeful of Philippines greater GSP+ utilisation

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

The European Union (EU) is hopeful the Philippines’ utilisation of trade benefits under the bloc’s generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) would increase, [...]
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Doubts raised over claims Indonesian couple was behind Philippine church bombings

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Analysts have raised doubts over claims made by a senior Philippine government official that an Indonesian couple was behind the church bombings in the southern Philippines, [...]
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Philippines beefs up ties with Papua New Guinea

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines continues to strengthen its ties with Oceanian nation Papua New Guinea, this time for the development of both countries’ fisheries sector. Agriculture [...]
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Bangkok sounds smoke alarm for expanding Asean capitals

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

Bangkok is choking as military drones and fire trucks fight to bring air pollution under control. Schools have closed, people are encouraged to stay indoors and others have [...]
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Thai govt says sorry for toxic smog in Bangkok

Thai govt says sorry for toxic smog in Bangkok

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Thai government has apologised to Bangkok citizens about the air pollution that continues to disrupt their daily lives and is threatening their health. The amount of [...]
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Thai forest rangers train to tackle wildlife crime

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Camo-clad rangers ambush a camp in a lush Thai national park, kicking away a machete and a firearm and pinning two suspected poachers to the groundpart of a training exercise [...]
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Over 15.81 Million Tourists Visit Indonesia Last Year: minister

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Tempo | 6:00 AM

More than 15.81 million tourists visited Indonesia last year, up 12.58 percent from 14.04 million a year earlier, said Tourism minister Arief Yahya, quoting data from the [...]
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Facebook removes accounts of fake news group in Indonesia

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Facebook Inc. removed hundreds of accounts, groups and pages linked to an online syndicate that has been accused of spreading fake news and hate speech in Indonesia, less [...]
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Dr M unfazed by Najib’s growing popularity

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was today tight-lipped on a Chinese company’s offer to reduce the cost of the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) in order to save the [...]
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EPF urges AirAsia, MAHB to settle disputes through negotiations

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Employees Provident Fund (EPF), a common major shareholder in AirAsia Group Bhd and Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd, has asked both companies to settle their differences [...]
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Bukit Aman: More Malaysian drug mules being detained abroad

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Federal narcotics police today revealed that there has been an increase in Malaysians taking up roles as drug mules with global narcotics syndicates. Bukit Aman Narcotics [...]
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Dr M sidesteps China offer to slash ECRL cost, says project still under discussion

05-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today dismissed the growing popularity of his former protege turned nemesis Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Dr Mahathir told reporters today [...]
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