Archive for March 19th, 2019

Singapore remains unaffected by Pasir Gudang’s chemical spill, authorities say

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

Singapore has remained unaffected by the chemical spill incident in Johor’s Pasir Gudang district, the authorities said on Sunday (March 17), with continued close [...]
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Tan Cheng Bock receives in-principle approval for registration of Progress Singapore Party

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

Two months after announcing his intention to form a political party, former presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock has received in-principle approval from the Registry of [...]
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Singapore condemns Christchurch shootings; no Singaporean injured

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

The Singapore government has expressed its strong condemnation of the terrorist attacks at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Mosque in Christchurch on Friday (March 15) [...]
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Singapore teachers more concerned about cyberbullying than parents, Google survey shows

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The mismatch in priorities among parents and teachers indicate a need for greater collaboration in their efforts to develop digital literacy among children. Released Monday [...]
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Singapore religious groups condemn Christchurch terror attack, urge people of all faiths to stand united

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

Religious organisations in Singapore have strongly condemned the recent shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, as they urged people of different religions to stand united [...]
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Singapore February exports up 4.9pct year-on-year

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) rose by 4.9 per cent year-on-year in February, following a sharp drop the previous month, data from trade agency Enterprise [...]
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Singapore could try restricting e-cigarettes as a prescription device to prevent young people from getting addicted: public health professor

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

The debate over e-cigarettes is something that the Singapore government would not want to take chances on, as evidenced by campaigns against the use of e-cigarettes and [...]
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Driver being investigated over videos taken of PM Lee’s eldest son

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

A police report had been made over video recordings taken of prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s eldest son, Li Yipeng, while the latter was inside a private car driven by [...]
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Singapore Democratic Party launches plan to lower cost of living, proposes to cut ministerial salaries

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

The SDF suggest how to make living in this country more affordable and less stressful. On March 16, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) launched their first policy on [...]
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Philippines out of ICC amid drug war inquiry

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

The Philippines was officially out of the International Criminal Court on Sunday, though the beleaguered tribunal has pledged to pursue its examination of alleged illegal [...]
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Malacanang takes swipe at critics as PH formally pulls out of ICC

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Malacanang on Monday (March 18) dismissed the statements from critics that the country’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) could lead to impunity [...]
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Philippines officially out of the International Criminal Court

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Manila moved to quit after the body launched an examination in 2018 into President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug crackdown. The Philippines has officially withdrawn from the [...]
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‘Referendum on democracy’ Thailand’s first elections in years

‘Referendum on democracy’ Thailand’s first elections in years

19-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Thailand has struggled to overcome deep-rooted political divisions since 2001, when Thaksin Shinawatra came to power. Thailand is preparing for its first election since [...]
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Vote banks and cash top-ups: Thai political loyalty up for grabs

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

In his final days as a “Red Shirt” rabble-rouser Suporn “Rambo Isaan” Attawong urged farmers to take up martial arts in defence of Thai democracy as a [...]
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Thailand’s early voting kicks off with long queues

Thailand’s early voting kicks off with long queues

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

Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand on Sunday, eager to cast an early ballot a week before the country’s [...]
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