Archive for February 22nd, 2019

Philippines becoming a regional leader in antitrust enforcement report

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

The Philippines is gaining headway in the region in monitoring mergers and enforcing antitrust laws, a new report said. According to findings of 2019 “Global Trends [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte warns of harsher drugs war ahead

Philippines’ Duterte warns of harsher drugs war ahead

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday that his signature anti-narcotics campaign will be even harsher in the future, signalling no let-up in a bloody [...]
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Canada Supports Global ‘Recycling’ As Its Trash Sits In The Philippines

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Huffington Post | 6:00 AM

Canada will not agree to a treaty amendment that would end shipping garbage to other countries. Canada will not sign on to an amendment to an international treaty that could [...]
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US- Philippines business group seeks more American investments in BBB

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

The US-Philippine Society (USPS) plans to encourage American firms to invest more in the infrastructure sector in the Philippines as opportunities open up under the [...]
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Duterte forms task force to speed up Manila Bay Rehab

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | UNTV | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the creation of a task force that would hasten the rehabilitation and restoration of Manila Bay. Duterte, through Administrative Order [...]
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Coal does not make sense in the Philippines, says former UN climate chief

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ECO | 6:00 AM

As part of her mission to put greenhouse gas emissions on a downward path by 2020, Christiana Figueres pushes for renewables to electrify one of the most coal-dependent [...]
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Controversial Thai Buddhist sect dazzles with annual procession

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

Thousands of devotees of a powerful Thai Buddhist sect, whose spiritual leader is on the run over a multi million dollar fraud, joined a stunning candle-lit procession at [...]
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Thailand approves guidelines for opening airport retail space to competition

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

State-owned Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) approved guidelines on Wednesday (February 20) for concessions for duty-free and commercial activities at its airports, as it [...]
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Petronas-Repsol JV makes largest gas find in Indonesia in 18 years

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) and its joint venture partners Repsol and MOECO have made the largest gas find in Indonesia in 18 years in the Sakakemang block in South [...]
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Indonesia earthquake: Indonesia struck by THREE quakes in 24 hours

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

INDONESIA, which is prone to natural disasters, has been hit by a series of earthquakes in the last 24 hours. Indonesia has been rattled by a series of earthquakes in a [...]
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Indonesia caps Lunar New Year with bloody tongues, lion dances

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

Eyes rolled back in his head, a heavily tattooed Indonesian man sliced his tongue with a dagger in a bid to communicate with other-worldly spirits. The gory spectacle at a [...]
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Malaysia launches national wage index

22-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

The National Wage Index will be a guideline to measure changes in the salaries of workers in Malaysia, said Human Resources minister M. Kulasegaran (pic). The index, the [...]
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Report: Money laundering charges against Najib’s British media adviser expected

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

Media is reporting that Malaysian prosecutors will soon file money laundering charges against Paul Stadlen, the one-time media adviser to former prime minister, Najib Razak. [...]
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Foreign minister: All countries involved in 1MDB cooperative

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

Foreign minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has said that every country that is connected to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal has been cooperative. Speaking to [...]
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Ex-policeman in Malaysian murder case loses Australia asylum bid

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

A former policeman sentenced to hang in Malaysia for the murder of a young woman in a scandal linked to the country’s ex-prime minister, has lost a bid for asylum in [...]
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