Archive for February 16th, 2019

COMMENT: Are we seeing a changed Ministry of Defence?

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

When Defence minister Ng Eng Hen rose in Parliament on Monday (11 February) to try and heal the raw wounds that the recent National Service training-related deaths have [...]
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Singapore police say American accused of leaking HIV data ‘pathological liar’

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore police said on Wednesday a US citizen accused of leaking the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people was “a pathological liar”, in a case that has [...]
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Lee Hsien Loong: Zero fatalities hard to achieve in SAF training but we will strive for it

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong has weighed in on the death of actor Aloysius Pang in a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) training incident in January, saying that while zero [...]
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After Arrest, Pioneering Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Resolves To ‘Hold The Line’

After Arrest, Pioneering Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Resolves To ‘Hold The Line’

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

Officials in the Philippines released pioneering journalist Maria Ressa from jail Thursday, after her arrest Wednesday on questionable charges of cyber-libel the latest in [...]
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DUTERTE JUST ESCALATED HIS ASSAULT ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE PHILIPPINES

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | VICI | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte hasn’t been shy in attacking renowned journalist Maria Ressa and her website, Rappler. But it was still a startling escalation when government [...]
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Sabah on alert for measles after Philippine crisis but says matters in hand

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

Sabah health authorities said only three local measles cases have been detected following a deadly outbreak in the Philippines, assuring the public there was no cause for [...]
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Thai court to hear case against party behind princess political bid

Thai court to hear case against party behind princess political bid

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

Thailand’s constitutional court on Thursday said it would hear a case to dissolve the party which proposed a princess for prime minister, an ill-fated candidacy which [...]
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Thai court accepts party dissolution case over nomination of Princess Ubolratana as PM candidate

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

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Thursday (February 14) accepted the Election Commission’s petition to dissolve the political party that nominated the [...]
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US troops drink blood from decapitated cobras in annual Thailand military exercise

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

Thailand and the United States hosted the opening ceremony for the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region with 29 [...]
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Thai party fields transgender candidate for prime minister

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

As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she’s pursuing a [...]
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Rush to disband Thai Raksa Chart party that chose princess evokes Thai bloodshed

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

Opponents of Thailand’s exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra are rushing to disband a party made up of his allies, a tactic that in the past led to deadly street [...]
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Junta chief’s bid for PM intact after whirlwind week in Thai politics

Junta chief’s bid for PM intact after whirlwind week in Thai politics

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

Junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha’s grip on power was tossed into doubt by the political cameo of a princess, but a week later his ambitions to rebrand as a civilian leader [...]
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Indonesia to propose rubber export restriction in upcoming producers meeting

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will propose implementation of the Agreed Export Tonnage Scheme (AETS) in a meeting of the top three rubber-producing countries, a senior trade ministry official [...]
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Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after disastrous fires

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

Palm oil and pulp wood firms fined for burning huge areas have not paid hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties. Indonesian plantation companies which have been fined [...]
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Indonesia to postpone halal label deadline amid industry concerns

16-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia will push back by as much as seven years an October deadline for halal labels on food, drugs and cosmetics, after industry voiced fears the move could bring chaos [...]
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