Archive for March 22nd, 2019

Straws made of rice have debuted in Singapore could they save the earth?

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

n the battle against single-use plastics, plastic straws have become public enemy number one. But reusable metal straws, which are now fashionable in restaurants, [...] » More

Singapore retains 34th spot in World Happiness Index; still the happiest country in Southeast Asia

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

Our general cheeriness has neither improved nor worsened from last year, according to this year’s World Happiness Report, where Singapore retains its rank as the 34th [...] » More

Philippines: Hundreds Rally for a Return to their Marawi Homes

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

Hundreds of desperate survivors of a siege by Islamic State-linked militants on Wednesday trooped to the streets to demand access to their ruined homes in the southern [...] » More

Philippine nickel producer DMCI sees tough year with mine shut, inventory declining

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

Philippine nickel producer DMCI Mining Corp, a unit of conglomerate DMCI Holdings Inc, on Thursday said it expected 2019 to be a tough year, with one of its two mines still [...] » More

Philippines is the 69th happiest country on earth report

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

The Philippines is the 69th happiest country in the world, according to a United Nations report released on the International Day of Happiness. The country, with an average [...] » More

Philippines turns to Singapore to ease water crisis in Metro Manila

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

President Rodrigo Duterte is turning to Singapore for help to ease metropolitan Manila’s worsening water crisis. “We need a lot of advice from Singapore, and [...] » More

AP Interview: Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changes

AP Interview: Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changes

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

The leader of Thailand’s oldest political party says if he becomes prime minister after Sunday’s election, he’ll make careful but forceful efforts to undo [...] » More

Leicester City staff and players in Thailand to pay respects to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

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

Players and staff from Leicester City have arrived in Thailand to pay their final respects to the club’s late chair Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ahead of his cremation on [...] » More

Smile and wiggle: Thai PM Prayuth tries to charm his way to a win

Smile and wiggle: Thai PM Prayuth tries to charm his way to a win

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

But a victory that was once expected to be a walk in the park for the general now does not seem so certain. An aerobics class is under way as a sober-suited prime minister [...] » More

How Thailand Became the World’s Last Military Dictatorship

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

Thailandwhere military coups have a business-as-usual feelholds elections this weekend. If military dictatorship is defined in the strictest sense as the rule of a junta or [...] » More

‘Everything is already decided’: Thailand’s army is set to cement power with an election

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

Wearing identical white nylon track jackets, seemingly impervious to the swampy afternoon heat, the half-dozen candidates breezed through a sprawling covered market on the [...] » More

Thailand’s long-awaited vote may solve just one problem

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

Thailand’s long-awaited vote may solve just one problem: the poll itself. Sunday’s ballot ends five years of direct military rule. For investors, the best outcome [...] » More

Ophir agrees to be bought by Indonesia’s Medco in a sweetened bid

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

London-listed Ophir Energy Plc said on Wednesday it agreed to be bought by Indonesian oil and gas group Medco for a sweetened cash bid of 408.4 million pounds ($539 million) [...] » More

Indonesia wins $2.52 million settlement for coral damage by foreign ships

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

Indonesia has clinched a $2.52 million settlement from the operators of two foreign-flagged ships that damaged coral reefs in the sea off southeastern Sumatra in 2017. The [...] » More

Indonesia’s Election: Drift in the Most Important State in Southeast Asia

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Cfr.org | 6:00 AM

Indonesia, the biggest economy in Southeast Asia and long the dominant strategic actor, is a country whose bilateral relationship with the United States has historically [...] » More