Archive for February, 2019

Thai party leader’s criminal case to be decided after election  prosecutors

Thai party leader’s criminal case to be decided after election prosecutors

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

Thai prosecutors said on Wednesday they would decide after a March 24 election whether to pursue criminal charges against the leader of a new political party who criticised [...]
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500 Startups invests in Thai food deeptech startup JuiceInnov8

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

The deeptech startup specialising in food biotechnology raises a Pre-Series A Round from 500 Startups JuiceInnov8, a Bangkok-based deeptech startup in the food biotechnology [...]
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Thailand’s rising political star under fire as election nears

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

Young people line up to take selfies with him. His hashtags are trending. And when billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit promises an end to Thailand’s military [...]
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Thailand’s TMB and Thanachart bank sign $4 billion merger MOU

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

Thailand’s TMB Bank said on Tuesday it signed a non-binding agreement to merge with Thanachart Bank in a deal worth up to 140 billion baht ($4.47 billion), which would [...]
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Go-Jek begins services in Thailand, says Philippine launch to be ‘pretty fast’: CEO

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

Indonesia’s Go-Jek has begun services in Thailand and is working toward entering the Philippines, founder and chief executive Nadiem Makarim said on Wednesday, as the [...]
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Dozens buried by collapse of unlicensed Indonesia gold mine

Dozens buried by collapse of unlicensed Indonesia gold mine

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

An unlicensed gold mine in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province buried dozens of people, a disaster official said Wednesday, as emergency personnel dug with bare hands [...]
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Indonesia says at least three killed, 60 feared buried in illegal mine collapse

Indonesia says at least three killed, 60 feared buried in illegal mine collapse

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

Indonesian officials said on Wednesday dozens of rescuers were using spades and ropes to dig out around 45 people who were feared buried by the collapse of an illegal gold [...]
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Hotspots decline though haze hits some parts of Indonesia’s Riau province

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

The number of hotspots in Indonesia’s Riau province has declined, although poor visibility has been reported in some areas, particularly in the east, because of forest [...]
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Indonesia launches first internet-only satellite with SpaceX rocket

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The JakartaPost | 6:00 AM

Over 300 people crowded the lobby of telecommunications company Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) in South Jakarta at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. They stared intently at a giant LED [...]
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Homophobia and rising Islamic intolerance push Indonesia’s intersex bissu priests to the brink

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Once kingmakers in one of the most gender fluid societies on earth, the intersex bissu priests of Sulawesi Indonesia’s third-largest island are on the verge of [...]
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Indonesia says scores missing after illegal gold mine collapses

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

Indonesian officials said on Wednesday dozens of rescuers were using spades and ropes to dig out around 45 people who were feared buried by the collapse of an illegal gold [...]
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Malaysia’s worrying return to racial politics: The Nation

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

Many Malaysians regard the long-standing tenet “Malays First” as sacrosanct, untouchableand not “racist” at all. Many others find the term despicable, [...]
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Malaysia exploring viability of building biojet fuel refineries Kok

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

The Ministry of Primary Industries is exploring the possibility of building biojet fuel refineries in the country. Its minister, Teresa Kok said the idea of having the [...]
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Malaysian varsities see drops in latest QS rankings by subject

28-Feb-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

The decrease in employer satisfaction with graduates from Malaysian universities has resulted in the drop of rankings for the country’s universities in the latest [...]
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Najib blames audience for slur on LGBT, night owls

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

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed today he was repeating phrases from the audience when he made remarks viewed as demeaning to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, [...]
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