Archive for April, 2019

Emperor Akihito’s 30-year reign: A look back at his time on the throne as Japan readies itself for a new era

30-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

After 30 years on the Chrysanthemum Throne, Emperor Akihito is to abdicate on 30 April and his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito will officially succeed him the following [...]
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Abe, Trudeau extol Pacific trade pact without US

Abe, Trudeau extol Pacific trade pact without US

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

Canadian and Japanese leaders on Sunday jointly trumpeted a rebooted Pacific trade pact that came into effect at the start of the year, without the United States. The [...]
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Japan nuclear plants face closure over delayed counterterrorism measures

Japan nuclear plants face closure over delayed counterterrorism measures

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

Anti-nuclear campaigners have welcomed the firm line being taken by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority requiring power companies to comply with new security [...]
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New fake news law won’t affect votes, says academic Cherian George

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

While the proposed fake news law by the Singapore government may upset and annoy the public, the Bill is unlikely to cause such outrage that it would affect its votes at the [...]
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Singapore, Korea to co-host maritime security exercise

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

A major maritime security field training exercise organised by Singapore and South Korea will start tomorrow. The exercise is part of efforts to strengthen cooperation within [...]
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Viral: Humanity for smokers has been reduced to squeezing into a tiny smoking box in Singapore’s Orchard Road

30-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

On April 1, the Singapore government decided to carry out a no-smoking zone around the main shopping belt in the city-state located at Orchard Road. Since then, smokers both [...]
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In Singapore’s online news landscape, what is the alternative?

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

In the first of a four-part series looking at Singapore’s alternative media, experts say that instead of thinking big, online news start-ups could be better served [...]
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New public awareness programme in 12 constituencies in push towards cleaner Singapore

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

A new initiative to encourage members of the public to clean their community areas will begin next month. Organised by the Public Hygiene Council, the Sustainable Bright Spot [...]
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What’s the next chapter in Singapore’s political succession story?

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

This is the fifth of 12 primers on current affairs issues that are part of the outreach programme for The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz. [...]
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Solar Philippines activates 150- MW Tarlac plant facilities

30-Apr-2019 Intellasia | BworldOnline | 6:00 AM

SOLAR PHILIPPINES has started operating its Tarlac solar farm, which has contracted its output to Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) at P2.9999 per kilowatt-hour to make it the [...]
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Bitcoin trading volume in Thailand up 250pct after ‘Seasteading’ incident

30-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Chepicap | 6:00 AM

Thailand has seen a major surge in BTC trading volume recently. There has been an increase of around 250 percent, following a recent incident involving a BTC trader’s [...]
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Thailand rehearses elaborate $31 million coronation for king

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

Forty roads were closed in Bangkok as a band and officers on horseback marched past the Grand Palace on Sunday in a dress rehearsal for the next weekend’s coronation of [...]
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Pomp and tradition mark rehearsal for Thai King’s coronation

Pomp and tradition mark rehearsal for Thai King’s coronation

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

Military men in colourful hats carried a gilded palanquin through Bangkok’s old quarter Sunday in a dress rehearsal for the royal procession of Thai King Maha [...]
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Thailand’s richest family is getting richer helping China

30-Apr-2019 Intellasia | RegisterCitizen | 6:00 AM

Chia Ek Chor fled his typhoon-ravaged village in southern China and started a new life in Thailand selling vegetable seeds with his brother in 1921. Almost a century later, [...]
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At least 17 dead, thousands displaced after severe Indonesia floods

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

At least 17 people are dead and nine missing after days of heavy rain-triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, authorities said on Sunday (April [...]
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