Archive for May 1st, 2019

Philippines hopes for ‘golden age’ with Japan under new emperor: Palace

01-May-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

Malacanang said Monday it was looking forward to a “golden age” in Philippine-Japan ties under incoming Emperor Naruhito, who will be enthroned later this week. [...] » More

Thailand’s Anti-Junta Coalition has a Weak Handand It’s Going to Get Weaker

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

Although it has been more than a month since Thailand’s elections, the actual outcome remains uncertain. The final count of seats in the lower house of parliament is [...] » More

Before raid, ‘seasteaders’ planned floating resort off Thailand

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

The 6-metre (20 ft) wide floating cabin that was home to an American bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend was supposed to launch a village of buoy-based homes in [...] » More

Thailand extends visa-on-arrival fee waiver till October 31

01-May-2019 Intellasia | The Hindu | 6:00 AM

Tourist arrivals to Thailand from Visakhapatnam region is expected to zoom further with the Royal Thai government deciding to extend the waiver of visa-on-arrival fee of THB [...] » More

Thailand donates $100,000 to flood victims in Iran

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Relief Web | 6:00 AM

Thai deputy foreign minister on Monday extended his condolences over recent devastating floods in different provinces in the Islamic Republic of Iran and donated some [...] » More

US threat to rethink sharing information with nations using Huawei has implications for Thailand and Philippines

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

Washington will rethink connectivity and information sharing with any nation using equipment made by Chinese tech giant Huawei including its allies in Southeast Asia, [...] » More

‘It opened my eyes’: the Indonesian woman fighting for West Papuan rights

01-May-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Lawyer Veronica Koman has been called a traitor and faced death threats as part of her legal battle to hold Indonesia’s police to account An Indonesian human rights [...] » More

Indonesia president says may reshuffle cabinet before second term

Indonesia president says may reshuffle cabinet before second term

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

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is considering reshuffling his cabinet before he is sworn in for a second five-year term in October, according to comments he made in an [...] » More

Indonesia floods, landslides kill at least 29

Indonesia floods, landslides kill at least 29

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

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 29 people in Indonesia, the disaster agency said on Monday, with thousands taking shelter in [...] » More

Indonesian environmentalists accuse Australia of ‘smuggling’ plastic waste following China ban

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

Indonesian environmentalists are calling on Australia to tighten its regulation and enforcement of waste exports to foreign countries, claiming it is effectively [...] » More

Abandon Jakarta: Indonesia again mulls plan for new capital

Abandon Jakarta: Indonesia again mulls plan for new capital

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

Indonesia’s decades-long discussion about building a new capital has inched forward after President Joko Widodo on Monday approved a long-term plan for the government [...] » More

Students in Indonesia speak up against sexual abuse and harassment on campus

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

“The road was quiet with only palm trees around and it was only two of us in his car when he began to caress my thigh and slip his hand under my bottom. I didn’t [...] » More

No automatic citizenship for those born in Malaysia, says Muhyiddin

01-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Being born in Malaysia does not allow an individual to automatically obtain Malaysian citizenship, Home minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. He said that children who do [...] » More

Palm oil analyst Mistry raises 2019 Malaysia output forecast to 20 million T

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

Malaysia’s palm oil output is forecast to rise to 20 million tonnes in 2019, up from as much as 19.5 million tonnes forecast earlier, industry analyst Dorab Mistry said [...] » More

Let Mahathir deal with Johor Prince: Malaysian minister

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

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be able to deal with Tengku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, says Housing and Local government minister Zuraida [...] » More