Archive for May 4th, 2019

Human Rights Defender, Driver Shot Dead in Philippines

Human Rights Defender, Driver Shot Dead in Philippines

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Benar News | 6:00 AM

A human rights defender and a motorcycle-taxi driver were shot dead together in Cotabato city in the southern Philippines, police said Thursday, bringing the number of rights [...]
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Philippine midterms could extend Duterte’s rule

Philippine midterms could extend Duterte’s rule

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Asia Times | 6:00 AM

Popular leader’s allies are set to sweep May 13 polls, opening the way for charter change that could eliminate presidential term limits Midterm elections in the [...]
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Five ways Thailand’s new king has made his mark

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

Taking direct control of a fortune, purging the palace, tweaking the constitution and issuing commands before a key electionThailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s [...]
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RPT-Asia Rice-Thailand rates gain; weak demand hurts Indian prices

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

* Bangladesh to review export ban after Boro harvest -official * Vietnam prices flat after rising last week * Indian export prices down for fourth straight week Rice export [...]
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Tiered golden crown, sceptre and sacred water: the Thai king’s coronation

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

Most Thais have never witnessed a coronationit has been almost 70 years since the last one, when the young Bhumibol Adulyadej was crowned in 1950. But while Bangkok may have [...]
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As coronation begins, Thai king’s future plans still unclear

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

Three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies begin Saturday for the formal coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more [...]
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Thai King pays homage to ancestors ahead of coronation

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

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn paid homage to his ancestors yesterday as part of preparations for his elaborate coronation ceremonies this weekend. Queen Suthida, [...]
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Thailand’s Royal Coronation: What Bangkok travellers need to know

04-May-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s first royal coronation in nearly seven decades is taking place in Bangkok May 4-6, when King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun will formally ascend [...]
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The new Thai king who married his bodyguard went to school in Sussex

04-May-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

The coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn this weekend will cap a colourful path towards the throne and mark his official transition into a more regal [...]
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Indonesia sentences Pole to five years’ jail for links to Papuan rebels

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

A Polish man was sentenced to five years in prison for treason on Thursday (May 2) after meeting rebels in the restive Indonesian province of Papua. Jakub Fabian Skrzypski, [...]
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City slickers

04-May-2019 Intellasia | BreakingViews | 6:00 AM

Ditching Jakarta is worth the risk. Indonesian President Joko Widodo just approved a $30 billion plan to uproot civil servants from the capital. A bold wholesale move, as has [...]
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Lion Air pilot grounded after beating hotel clerk over ironing

Lion Air pilot grounded after beating hotel clerk over ironing

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

A pilot for Indonesia’s Lion Air who beat a hotel clerk because he was unhappy with how his uniform was ironed has been grounded, the airline said Friday. CCTV footage [...]
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The UN Security Council’s New President: An Indonesian Economist and ‘Peace Broker’

04-May-2019 Intellasia | PassBlue | 6:00 AM

Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country, just held what its top United Nations ambassador, Dian Triansyah Djani, calls the “world’s largest [...]
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Plant paddy at night, Dr M suggests as Putrajaya mulls shifting work hours for 3D jobs

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

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today suggested Malaysians plant paddy at night as the government looks at ways to alleviate the discomfort of hard labour during the day. Focusing [...]
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SRC trial: Najib ‘strikingly’ sent in 1MDB’s bid for RM3b from government to form energy unit

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

State investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) solicited a RM3 billion federal grant directly via Datuk Seri Najib Razak to set up SRC International Sdn Bhd as a [...]
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