Archive for February 25th, 2019

Pilot drinking delays ANA flight in Japan despite new rules

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

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) said Friday (February 22) it was forced to delay a domestic flight earlier this week after a co-pilot failed an alcohol breath test [...]
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Japan crown prince vows close public ties as Akihito abdication looms

Japan crown prince vows close public ties as Akihito abdication looms

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Japan’s Emperor-in-waiting Naruhito has pledged to maintain the royal household’s close ties to the public as he prepares to assume the throne in about two months [...]
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First 5G augmented reality call made between Singapore and Australia

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

The first 5G video call has been made between Singapore and Australia. Made with an upcoming phone by Chinese maker Oppo using Ericsson’s networks, Singtel engineers in [...]
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Singapore’s foreign workers left in limbo amidst tighter manpower rules

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The foreign worker quota in the services sector will be cut as finance minister Heng notes that the growth in S-pass services holders hit a five-year high in 2018. The [...]
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WWII historic markers will be updated to carry Singapore’s 4 official languages and Japanese: NHB

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

The design of World War II historic markers will be updated to include Singapore’s four official languages, as well as Japanese, the National Heritage Board (NHB) said [...]
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Singapore: Joint Statement on the Sentencing of Human Rights Defender Jolovan Wham

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Human Rights Watch | 6:00 AM

We, the undersigned human rights organisations, strongly condemn the politically-motivated prosecution of Singaporean human rights defender Jolovan Wham. After convicting [...]
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Singapore to maintain a neutral stand in United States and China conflict, says Chan Chun Sing

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

Singapore is doing its best to remain objective between the United States and China amidst the rising tension between these two global economies. Chan Chun Sing, [...]
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He’s toast: Singapore foils man’s attempt to smuggle contraband cigarettes in bread loaf

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

A 38-year-old motorcyclist who tried to smuggle contraband cigarettes into Singapore using a hollowed-out loaf of bread was caught at Woodlands Checkpoint last Saturday [...]
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Singapore bank earnings disappoint on wealth, trading slump

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. and United Overseas Bank Ltd posted fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates as market turmoil dented income from wealth and [...]
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Philippines: Outspoken senator marks two years in arbitrary detention

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Amnesty | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government should drop the politically-motivated charges against Senator Leila de Lima, a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s abusive [...]
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Asean survey: Philippines’ experts distrust China but recognise its influence

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

A recent online survey among regional affairs experts showed that while the Philippines looks to China to provide the “alternative regional leadership in the wake of [...]
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Philippines rejects Abu Sayyaf ransom despite threat to kill hostages

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

The Philippine government on Friday (February 22) stressed it would not give in to demands from Islamic State-allied militants for a ransom to free Malaysian and Indonesian [...]
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Rights groups demand release of Duterte critic Leila de Lima

Rights groups demand release of Duterte critic Leila de Lima

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

Two years since her detention, opposition senator expresses doubt she could get a fair trial while Duterte is in office. International human rights groups have renewed their [...]
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Rebel leaders sworn in as leaders of Philippines’ Muslim region

25-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Dailysabah | 6:00 AM

Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines were sworn in Friday as administrators of a new Muslim autonomous region in a delicate milestone to [...]
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Philippines’ top telco looks to other 5G suppliers amid Huawei concerns

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

The Philippines’ largest telecommunications company is looking to other vendors of 5G equipment, as it acknowledges security concerns raised by the United States [...]
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