Archive for April, 2019

Corrected: Russia, China sent home more than half of N Korean workers in 2018UN reports

Corrected: Russia, China sent home more than half of N Korean workers in 2018UN reports

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Russia sent home nearly two-thirds of some 30,000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half of those employed there but did not specify a [...]
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Japan, US to collaborate on space surveillance

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

The governments of Japan and the United States are planning to link up the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) systems of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF) and the US [...]
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Takata air bags claim another life after Arizona crash

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An Arizona man killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator brings the worldwide death toll to at least 24. Armando V. Ortega, 55, of Yuma, died June 11, 2018, three days [...]
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Honda says 16th US death confirmed in air bag rupture

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Honda Motor Co said on Friday it had confirmed a 16th US death has been tied to a faulty Takata air bag inflator. The Japanese automaker said that after a joint inspection [...]
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Singapore and Australia push for global effort to combat extremism online

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Singapore and Australia on Friday (March 29) agreed to cooperate on combating violent extremism and ensuring that technology firms prevent the spread of hate speech and [...]
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Australia, Singapore join hands to fight violent extremism

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Ministers direct officials to prevent Internet technologies from being exploited for terror Jonathan Pearlman For The Straits Times In Sydney Singapore and Australia [...]
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Commentary: Would you want to raise a family in Singapore’s CBD?

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

In order for an inner-city project to thrive, it has to cater to the everyday needs of the people living there, says June Yong. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has [...]
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Singapore’s former economic tsar Philip Yeo on wooing talent and his HK ‘hit list’

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Over two decades ago, when Singapore’s former economic tsar Philip Yeo was spearheading the city state’s biomedical push, he had a Hong Kong talent “hit [...]
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In Singapore, even wanting to egg a minister gets you in trouble with the police

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

After Australian senator Fraser Anning was egged by a teen for blaming the Christchurch shootings on Muslims earlier this month, it was the turn of Singapore’s Law and [...]
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Singapore’s move to deny entry to cars with unpaid fines shows ‘our govts have a problem’, says Malaysia MP

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s move to deny entry to those with outstanding fines for vehicle-related offences from April 1 reflects poor bilateral relations between the Republic and [...]
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Malacanang: No special treatment for drug-linked celebrities

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

Malacanang on Friday assured that President Rodrigo Duterte will not give special treatment to local celebrities who are included on the list of personalities involved in [...]
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US urges Philippines to let arrested journalist ‘operate freely’

US urges Philippines to let arrested journalist ‘operate freely’

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

urged the Philippines to quickly resolve a case against arrested journalist Maria Ressa and allow her and her news site Rappler to “operate freely.” A State [...]
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Philippines rearrests Duterte critic journalist Maria Ressa

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, was rearrested on Friday in what press freedom advocates called retaliation for her news [...]
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Thai candidates lodge complaints over ‘election irregularities’

Thai candidates lodge complaints over ‘election irregularities’

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Several anti-military candidates in Thailand lodged fresh complaints with the Election Commission Friday over bungled tallies and alleged vote-buying following a [...]
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Thai Election Commission blames software for counting errors

Thai Election Commission blames software for counting errors

01-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s Election Commission said that computer software was partly to blame for inconsistent and delayed vote totals from last Sunday’s general election. [...]
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