Archive for February 21st, 2019

‘Monster’ Singapore husband gets 25 years for sex abuse

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Gulf News | 6:00 AM

He forced his wife into prostitution and sexually abused six-year-old daughter, niece * The man forced his wife to advertise her sexual services online using physical and [...] » More

Singapore pours cold water on water talks

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

Discussions between Singapore and Malaysia to review their water agreement have been “overshadowed” by issues of territorial waters and airspace, the Singaporean [...] » More

Singapore’s new budget is offering ‘something for everyone,’ expert says

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

* Rohan Solapurkar, a Deloitte tax partner, said the raft of measures announced by the government was largely expected * “There is something for everyone, and I think [...] » More

Indonesia govt to open new office in Singapore to boost investment

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

The Indonesian government will open a new office in Singapore to attract even more investment from its neighbour and top source of foreign investment, a senior official said. [...] » More

CIMB banks on all-digital strategy in the Philippines

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Theedge Markets | 6:00 AM

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd is counting on an all-digital strategy to help it make inroads in the Philippines, an attractive but tough banking market whose internet and mobile [...] » More

US-Philippines Society says relations between two countries remains stable

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Gma Network | 6:00 AM

Relations between the Philippines and the United States remains stable even as the former has leaned more towards China recently, the US-Philippines Society (USPS) said [...] » More

More than 130 dead in measles outbreak blamed on Philippine anti-vax movement

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

More than 130 people, mainly children, have died and 8,443 others have fallen ill in the Philippines during a measles outbreak that has been largely blamed on nationwide [...] » More

Philippines revokes Sanofi’s product license for dengue vaccine

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

The Philippines has permanently halted the sale, distribution and marketing of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine in the country after the French drug maker failed to meet the [...] » More

Philippines worst hit as real estate, financials drag

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | BRecorder | 6:00 AM

Philippine stocks fell the most on Tuesday dragged by losses in the real estate and financial stocks, as most of the Southeast Asian equity markets ended lower, while [...] » More

Philippines arrests 276 foreigners in online gambling raid

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Calvin Ayre | 6:00 AM

The Philippines crackdown on illegal immigrants working in online gambling continues. On February 19, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) raided a Makati office, arresting 276 [...] » More

Philippines Casinos Win $3.6B in 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte Considers Renaming Country

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

Philippines casinos owned by both the state and commercial operators collectively won $3.6 billion last year, a 22.9 percent premium on their 2017 performance. Financial data [...] » More

Maria Ressa: journalists need protection in Duterte’s Philippines, but we must also heed the stories they tell

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Conversation | 6:00 AM

There has rightly been plenty of condemnation for the arrest of journalist Maria Ressa in the Philippines on February 13. Her news organisation, Rappler which has been [...] » More

Philippine bishop: Duterte’s drug war is ‘illegal, immoral and anti-poor’

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Cruxnow | 6:00 AM

A Catholic bishop in the Philippines said his government’s controversial war on drugs is really a war against the country’s poor. “There is no war against [...] » More

QC government. asks MMDA to delay closure of Tandang Sora Flyover for a week

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The Quezon City Council has recommended delaying the closure of the Tandang Sora Flyover and intersection along Commonwealth Avenue for three (3) days to one (1) week after [...] » More

Thailand begins planning ahead for next ‘smog season’ in Bangkok | #AsiaNewsNetwork

21-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Eleven Myanmar | 6:00 AM

Seoul shows the way with procedures varying according to air pollution’s intensity THE GOVERNMENT has begun planning ahead for the next “smog season” in [...] » More