Archive for May 6th, 2019

Japan’s new emperor urges world peace in first public speech

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

Emperor Naruhito urged Japan to work together for world peace as he made his first public appearance Saturday in front of a cheering, flag-waving crowd of tens of thousands. [...]
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Facebook launches 3rd-party fact-check programme in Singapore

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

News stories deemed false or inaccurate will now appear lower in the news feed of Facebook users in Singapore. This comes after the social media giant announced on Thursday [...]
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Singapore to send 1MDB money from ex-Goldman banker back to Malaysia

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singaporean authorities are preparing to return about S$35 million surrendered by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Roger Ng and his family in connection with the 1MDB [...]
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Magnitude-5.5 earthquake rattles Occidental Mindoro in Philippines

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude struck Occidental Mindoro province in the Philippines on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The [...]
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South China Sea: Top Philippine court orders government to protect region against Beijing

South China Sea: Top Philippine court orders government to protect region against Beijing

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

THE Philippine Supreme Court has ordered security agencies and the government to protect the environment in disputed areas of the South China Sea. China has territorial [...]
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The real ‘King and I’the story of new Thai king’s famous ancestor

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

Thailand’s elaborate coronation ceremonies for King Maha Vajiralongkorn this weekend are steeped in history and a showcase for the kingdom’s rich Buddhist culture [...]
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Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn among world’s wealthiest monarchs

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

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who will be officially crowned on May 4 as part of elaborate three-day coronation ceremonies, has been listed as the world’s [...]
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Thailand holds ornate coronation ceremonies for king

Thailand holds ornate coronation ceremonies for king

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

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Saturday completed Buddhist and Brahmin rituals to symbolically transform him into a living god as the Southeast Asian nation [...]
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Thailand to crown its newlywed king in elaborate ceremonies

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

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Saturday begins intricate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies to symbolically transform him into a living god as the Southeast Asian [...]
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Rama X of Thailand set for coronation filled with ritual

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

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned Saturday in an elaborate show of pageantry, marbled by Hindu and Buddhist ritual, two years after ascending the [...]
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Explainer: What to watch for: Thailand’s Brahmin and Buddhist coronation rituals

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

The three-day coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn this weekend includes a mixture of Buddhist and Brahmin traditions. Thai royal practice reflects the [...]
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Commentary: Can Thailand’s new king hold the country together?

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

The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was able to negotiate a consensus with his people, and had earned a great degree of legitimacy through the entrenchment of his moral [...]
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Indonesia Struggles To Keep Investments As Shell Looks To Exit LNG Project

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Oilprice | 6:00 AM

Shell is seeking to sell its minority stake in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Indonesia, hoping to get $1 billion for its 35-percent interest in the $15 billion [...]
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Indonesia will Move its Capital from Fast-Sinking Jakarta

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Ecowatch | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s president elect announced plans this week to move the country’s capital away from Jakarta, reportedly the fastest sinking city in the world. A 2018 [...]
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Unicef lauds Malaysia’s sugary drinks tax, but says more can be done for children

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

Malaysia’s move to impose a tax on sugary drinks is the right step in combating the country’s obesity problem but more needs to be done, said the United Nations [...]
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