Archive for May 1st, 2019

ExplainerJapan emperor abdication rare, but could set precedent

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

Emperor Akihito, 85, will step down on Tuesday, almost three years after he first publicly hinted he wanted to retire and hand over to his heir, Crown Prince Naruhito. It is [...]
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Japanese Emperor Akihito to abdicate after three decades on throne

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

Japan’s Emperor Akihito prayed to a Shinto sun goddess on Tuesday, starting a day of ceremonies to mark the end of a three-decade reign in which he sought to ease [...]
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Extra abdication holidays pose dilemma for hardworking Japanese

Extra abdication holidays pose dilemma for hardworking Japanese

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

For the Emperor’s abdication on April 30, Japanese workers are enjoying an unprecedented 10-day holiday as a rash of special days off combine with the traditional [...]
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Japan’s Emperor Akihito ends reign marked by modernisation

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

Japan’s outgoing Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko dramatically modernised the tradition-bound monarchy, bringing themselves closer to the public and boosting popular [...]
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Almost 75pct of dementia patients in Singapore experience rejection and loneliness: survey

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Nearly three in four dementia patients experience rejection and loneliness, while over half indicated that they were treated by others as less competent, according to [...]
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Six in 10 Singaporean households recycle regularly: MEWR and NEA surveys

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

About six in 10 Singaporean households are recycling regularly, with the most common channel being the blue recycling bins located around housing estates, two recent surveys [...]
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Nearly 3 in 4 persons with dementia in Singapore feel ashamed, rejected: Study

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

Those suffering from dementia feel rejected, lonely, ashamed and less competent, Singapore’s first national survey on dementia revealed on Monday (April 29). The survey [...]
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Johor official hopes for good ties between Singapore, KL

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

He highlights need to take into account neighbours’ views to get best outcome for all Johor’s newly appointed state Public Works, Infrastructure and [...]
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APL and ship captain sentenced in seized Singapore Terrex troop carriers case in HK

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

More than two years after nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) armoured vehicles worth HK$136.6 million (S$24 million) were seized in Hong Kong, a court in the territory has [...]
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Singapore suspends license of Southernpec on suspicion of equipment tampering

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

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is investigating bunker craft operator Southernpec (Singapore) Pte Ltd for equipment tampering during a bunkering [...]
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Singapore, China ink deals on trade, Belt and Road projects

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

Singapore and China signed five agreements on Monday (April 29), drawing closer in their collaboration on trade, law enforcement and projects under the Belt and Road [...]
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China and Singapore’s relationship is not personal to any particular leader: PM Lee

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

China and Singapore’s relationship is not personal to any particular leader, and both countries want ties to stay warm even after a new prime minister takes over, PM [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte threatens to dump trash on Canada’s beaches following promises of war declaration

Philippines’ Duterte threatens to dump trash on Canada’s beaches following promises of war declaration

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

A week after he warned Canada to take back garbage it shipped to the Philippines years ago, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte is threatening to dump the tonnes of trash on [...]
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Duterte warns to dump garbage on Canada after the Philippines gets treated like trash

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Mashable | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is having none of it. Trash that is. In a scathing speech, the 74-year-old leader of the Southeast Asian nation has vowed [...]
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PH, China open to resolve WPS ‘irritants’ through negotiations

01-May-2019 Intellasia | PNA | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte brought up the presence of “irritants” in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) during his meeting with Chinese President [...]
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