Archive for February 11th, 2019

Philippine gov’t looks into flag burning incident

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government is looking into the incident of the public burning of a Malaysian flag in the Philippines that was featured in a viral video clip, the Philippine [...]
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Japan’s top envoy to visit the Philippines

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

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono will undertake a three-day official visit to the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced Friday. Kono will be in Davao [...]
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Philippines Journalist Maria Ressa Slams ‘Ridiculous’ New Libel Charge as Human Rights Groups Pledge Support

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Maria Ressa, founder of the Philippines-based news website Rappler, is facing new libel charges — a move widely viewed as part of a crackdown on free press in the country. [...]
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Philippines crypto community to get new crypto ATM

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Coingeek | 6:00 AM

February has come with much good news for the Philippines cryptocurrency community. First were the new crypto regulations through the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA). [...]
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Thailand launches Huawei 5G test bed, even as US urges allies to bar Chinese gear

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Thailand on Friday launched a Huawei Technologies 5G test bed, even as the United States urges its allies to bar the Chinese telecoms giant from building next-generation [...]
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Ubolratana: the pop-singing Thai princess now plunging into politics

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

Marrying an American, singing pop songs on talent shows, roles in movies and posts on Instagram, Princess Ubolratana has long broken the mould of Thailand’s royal [...]
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Princess Ubolratana to contest Thailand elections as PM candidate

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

For first time in country’s history, a royal family member becomes directly involved in politics and runs for office. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn says his [...]
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What does Princess Ubolratana’s entry mean for Thai politics?

What does Princess Ubolratana’s entry mean for Thai politics?

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

Thai Princess Ubolratana was put forward Friday as a candidate for prime minister in the March elections, the first time a royal has entered frontline politics — a [...]
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Erupting Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava

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

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has spewed a plume of grey ash into the sky as fiery red molten lava streamed down from its [...]
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EU scales up support for victims of tsunami in Indonesia

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

The European Union (EU) is allocating a further €300,000 (approximately IDR 4.8 billion) in humanitarian funding to Indonesia to ensure the continued delivery of much [...]
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Indonesia sexual violence bill sparks conservative opposition

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Proposed draft legislation aiming to tackle sexual crimes stirs controversy in Indonesia ahead of April elections. Government efforts to tackle sexual violence in Indonesia [...]
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Indonesia’s jobs for generals plan alarms rights groups

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Indonesian government is planning to post some of the dozens of underemployed generals into high-ranking civilian roles, alarming rights groups who see it as a threat to [...]
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Malaysia’s former ruling party Umno loses direct control of Utusan paper after shares sale to former party youth leader

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

Malaysia’s former ruling Umno party has lost direct control of Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) after 31.6 per cent stake of the company’s shares changed hands on Friday [...]
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Malaysians contribute $67m to help pay national debt

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

Tabung Harapan Malaysia, a fund started by the Malaysian government to collect money from the public to help pay the national debt, has officially closed after eight months. [...]
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Report: Najib recharged with three counts of money laundering

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

After dropping three money laundering charges in the High Court yesterday the prosecution today recharged former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the Sessions Court. [...]
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