Archive for May 7th, 2019

BSP: Investors urged to set eyes on Philippines, Asia’s next economic powerhouse

07-May-2019 Intellasia | Finance | 6:00 AM

Investors from different parts of the globe are encouraged to set eyes on the Philippines, an economy that has sustained robust growth over the years despite external [...]
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Cabin crew, bodyguard, Thai queen: Suthida’s meteoric rise

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

Kneeling in front of her King, Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya was invested as Queen on Saturday in Bangkok’s Grand Palace, taking up a prominent role in a country [...]
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Rama X of Thailand set for coronation filled with ritual

07-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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Thai king coronation: Thousands line streets to witness Thailand monarch’s glitzy parade

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

THAILAND is celebrating its newly crowned king as thousands of excited wellwishers gathered along the streets of Bangkok to witness the monarch’s lavish coronation. [...]
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‘Long live the King!’ Thai monarch carried in grand coronation procession

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

Flanked by royal guards marching to a steady drumbeat, Thailand’s newly-crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn was carried on a gilded palanquin through the streets of old [...]
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Thai king crowned in day of pomp and centuries-old splendour

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

To the boom of cannons, pipes and chants, King Maha Vajiralongkorn was crowned Saturday in a ceremony governed by centuries-old rituals, vowing a righteous reign and calling [...]
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Fake mews? Confusion over cat at Thai king’s coronation ceremony

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

Animal lovers in Thailand were thrown into confusion on Sunday over whether a Siamese cat presented to the newly crowned Thai king and his queen was a living felineor not. [...]
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Thai King Rama X set for first grand procession since coronation

Thai King Rama X set for first grand procession since coronation

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

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be carried on a golden palanquin through Bangkok’s historic heart Sunday, a second day of coronation rituals which will bring the [...]
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Indonesian jet ski instructor to stand trial for sexual assault on Chinese tourist in Bali

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

An Indonesian jet ski instructor accused of sexually assaulting a Chinese woman in Bali last month is expected to stand trial soon, according to the Chinese consulate in [...]
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Indonesia is moving its capital city; other cities should take note

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

Indonesia made a stunning announcement last week that it will relocate its capital from Jakarta. The decision validates decades of warnings about the city’s [...]
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Shared meals and torch-lit parades: Indonesia Muslims welcome Ramadan

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

From cleaning up relatives’ graves and sharing food with the poor to holding colourful torch-lit street parades, millions of Indonesians are getting ready to welcome [...]
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Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching

07-May-2019 Intellasia | Navy Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesian authorities resumed their tough stance against illegal fishing in the country’s waters by sinking 51 foreign ships Saturday, as the government ramps up [...]
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Kit Siang: Malaysia still has a long way to go before it is free of corruption

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

Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang reminded Malaysians today that the country is still far from being back on the road to integrity, despite the ongoing corruption trial of [...]
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Anwar: Pakatan must admit weakness, work on messaging

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

Pakatan Harapan (PH) must communicate its policies and reforms more effectively if the coalition is to regain public trust and confidence, said PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar [...]
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Now Malaysians can read Akyol’s banned book ‘Islam without Extremes’ for free online

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

Turkish writer Mustafa Akyol has put up for free online the Malay translation of his book on liberalism and Islam that Malaysia had banned. Akyol said he found [...]
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