Archive for March 22nd, 2019

China has responsibility to not shield Pakistan: US

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Moneycontrol | 6:00 AM

Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) led by Azhar claimed responsibility for the February 14 terrorist attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama district which killed [...] » More

RPT-Japan Times president apologises for ‘turmoil,’ warns of legal action against leakers

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

The Japan Times, an English-language newspaper that amended its description of “comfort women” and wartime forced labourers last year, apologised to its staff [...] » More

Japan urged to stop transgender sterilisation requirement

Japan urged to stop transgender sterilisation requirement

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:00 AM

Human Rights Watch urged Japan on Wednesday to drop its requirement that transgender people be sterilised before their gender is changed on official documents. A 2004 law [...] » More

Closing time? Japan convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labour crunch

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

Japan’s 24-hour convenience stores are struggling to stay open around the clock as an industry that has continually expanded now finds itself at the sharp end of a [...] » More

Japan’s happy rating falls to 58th, ‘generosity’ at low level

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Asahi | 6:00 AM

Japan is not such a happy place these days. A global scale of happiness issued by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranks Japan in 58th spot, its [...] » More

Singapore’s data centre market at a crossroads

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

A favourite among DC investors in Asia-Pacific, but regional rivals are on the rise. THE data centre footprint in Singapore now stands at 400 megawatts, having grown [...] » More

Singapore ranked 2nd-happiest Asian nation in World Happiness Report

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

Its residents may be notorious for their incessant complaining, but Singapore still ranks as the 34th happiest country in the world and second happiest in the Asian region [...] » More

Singapore, Malaysia as close as family: Tan Chuan-Jin

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

Parliament Speaker urges MPs from both sides of the Causeway to maintain positive bilateral relations Singapore’s Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin yesterday urged [...] » More

Why Singapore’s Wealthiest Are Backing This Lawyer In The Fight Against Childhood Cancer

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

“It all started when my son had leukemia at 3 years old,” says Jennifer Yeo. “They gave him less than a 10 percent chance to survive.” The wife of [...] » More

Singapore hopeful for China-backed Asia trade pact this year

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

Singapore’s trade minister said Wednesday he was hopeful that an Asia-wide trade pact, which is backed by China and excludes the United States, could be sealed by the [...] » More

Man, 25, arrested for impersonating police officer in attempt to enter victim’s home

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

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of having impersonated a police officer. In a news release on Thursday (21 March), the police said they were alerted they [...] » More

Ask the travel expert: What to do when on a 4-day vacay to Singapore?

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Economic Times | 6:00 AM

We are travelling to Singapore for a four-day trip this month, and have two kids aged 5 and 8 years. We will be staying at the Sentosa Island. Please suggest a suitable [...] » More

Paris, Singapore are Among the World’s Most Expensive Cities

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

Get your passport and wallet ready, the year’s priciest cities have been announced. Singapore, Paris, and Hong Kong are 2019′s most expensive spots according to [...] » More

Singapore, US to cooperate in promoting infrastructure development in Asia

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

Singapore and the United States will work together to promote infrastructure development and investment in Asia under an agreement inked on Wednesday (March 20). The [...] » More

Irish boyband Westlife announces Singapore concert date

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

Westlife will be performing in Singapore on August 10, the boyband announced on Thursday (March 21). The concert will be held at the National Stadium as part of their The [...] » More