Archive for February 19th, 2019

SMEs must plug into digital economy to spur Singapore’s economy: S. Iswaran

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Strait Stimes | 6:00 AM

It is “critical” for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to plug into the digital economy, as it would make a noticeable impact on Singapore’s growth, [...] » More

‘Stealthing’: Singapore set to jail or cane people who remove condom during sex without consent

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s parliament may make the practice of “stealthing” the act of non-consensually removing a condom during sex illegal, in a landmark bill that also [...] » More

Plane to Busan: SilkAir to launch new flight from Singapore

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

Come May 1, travellers can travel directly from Singapore to Busan in South Korea. SilkAir will operate four weekly flights to Busan starting from 1 May, said the airline in [...] » More

Malaysia foreign minister to lead team for water talks with Singapore: Mahathir

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

Foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah will lead a team of Malaysian officials in renegotiating prices of raw water sold to Singapore, said prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on [...] » More

Two radicalised Singaporeans detained under ISA for involvement in terrorism-related activities

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

Two radicalised Singaporeans were detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in January for their involvement in terrorism-related activities. Mohamed Kazali Salleh was [...] » More

Philippine economic growth to lead Asia in 2019: HSBC

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

Filipino nurse Rodelle Borja wowed “Ireland’s Got Talent” and got standing ovation for his rendition of the Elvis Presley classic “Can’t Help [...] » More

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte spotted shopping in HK for second time in less than five months as partner Honeylet Avancena celebrates birthday

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Shoppers’ paradise Hong Kong attracted a surprise visitor on Saturday Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was seen in town for the second time in less than five [...] » More

Opposition bets say it’s time for divorce law in Philippines

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

In a TV forum, opposition senatorial candidates Florin Hilbay, Chel Diokno, and Samira Gutoc push for a divorce law in the Philippines Three senatorial candidates from the [...] » More

2 dead, 1 injured in car shooting on Philippines’ busy highway

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

Two men were killed and another woman injured when unidentified gunmen aboard a motorcycle fired at a travelling car along EDSA highway in Mandaluyong City of the Philippines [...] » More

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa calls her detention a ‘travesty of justice’

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

An outspoken Philippine journalist who was briefly detained last week says the country’s case against her is “ludicrous” and “unconstitutional.” [...] » More

US still the no. 1 remittance source for the Philippines

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Mirror | 6:00 AM

DESPITE stricter rules on immigration and labour policies, the United States remained to be the top country source of remittances to the Philippines in 2018, latest data from [...] » More

Chinese investors fuelling Thailand’s property market

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Nation Multimedia | 6:00 AM

Chinese investors have become an important driver of Thailand’s property market, particularly condominiums in Bangkok. The trend began a couple of years ago when the [...] » More

The Guardian view on Thailand’s election: staving off the real reckoning

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

The political soap opera around a princess’s brief candidacy has further exposed the dangerous rifts within the country. Until they are addressed, the cycle of [...] » More

Thaksin-linked candidates qualify to run for Thai prime minister in March 24 polls

Thaksin-linked candidates qualify to run for Thai prime minister in March 24 polls

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

Pro-democracy allies of exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra and the current prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, were among 68 candidates cleared to run in Thailand’s [...] » More

Airbus poised for take-off in Thailand’s MRO hub

19-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Nation Multimedia | 6:00 AM

UNCERTAINTY over the political situation in Thailand is apparently not shared by French investors in the aeronautical industry, who have expressed confidence in the [...] » More