Archive for May 14th, 2019

Give ‘em shell: turtles stick neck out for Japan rice forecast

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

In an ancient ceremony that occurs only once every imperial era, Japanese palace courtiers in traditional robes and hats decided on Monday where best to grow royal riceusing [...]
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4 found dead in submerged car at southwestern Japan port

14-May-2019 Intellasia | Kyodo News | 6:00 AM

Three males and a female were confirmed dead Monday after their bodies were discovered in a submerged car at a port in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, police said. [...]
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Melbourne woman dies after slipping off cliff on Japan’s Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail

14-May-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

A Melbourne woman has died after falling off a cliff while walking on a pilgrimage trail in Japan. The ABC has confirmed passers-by called the fire department to the Kumano [...]
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Toshiba net profit up on chip business sale

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

Struggling Japanese engineering firm Toshiba on Monday reported improved full-year net profit thanks to the sale of its chip business, but said operating profit was sharply [...]
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Plight of abused foreign domestic workers who seek justice and shelter in Singapore

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

Hartatik* was in her third month of employment in Singapore in 2017 when the Indonesian domestic worker began to experience constant physical abuse by her employers. Her [...]
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SBS bus driver hands over bag stuffed with $40k in cash to police without hesitation

14-May-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

When SBS Transit bus driver Saw Cheong Seng was given a bag on Friday morning while he was driving service 63, he didn’t think much about it. A passing glance inside [...]
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Singapore, China renew bilateral currency swap agreement

14-May-2019 Intellasia | CAN-Reuters | 6:00 AM

China and Singapore have renewed the Bilateral Currency Swap Agreement (BCSA) worth 300 billion yuan (S$60 billion) for three years. This was announced by the Monetary [...]
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Thailand eyeing more halal food exports to non-Muslim countries

14-May-2019 Intellasia | Salaam Gateway | 6:00 AM

Thailand wants to improve its branding to accelerate its halal exports to non-Muslim-majority countries as its reach to Islamic markets continues to grow steadily. Minister [...]
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Thailand slashes 2019 exports estimates as trade war escalates

14-May-2019 Intellasia | The Naition | 6:00 AM

Thai exporters are expected to pay a heavy price as the ramping up of the US-China trade war continues. The US has now launched a new round of tariffs on Chinese imports. [...]
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Policy loopholes turn Indonesia into dumping site: Environmentalists

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

Environmentalists have called on the trade ministry to immediately revise its 2016 regulation on waste imports, saying it contains several loopholes that have turned [...]
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Effective family planning is critical for future of Indonesia

14-May-2019 Intellasia | Irish Examiner | 6:00 AM

High fertility rates in the world’s fourth biggest country continue to pose a threat to the health of the nation and its prosperity, writes Jenna Dodson. Indonesia, [...]
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As Jakarta sinks, Indonesia revives plans to relocate capital

14-May-2019 Intellasia | China Daily | 6:00 AM

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, has another problem in addition to its traffic and pollution: The city of 10 million is sinking. Some researchers predict that large swaths [...]
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Malaysian Bar urges govt to set up IPCMC without any delay, following IGP consent

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

Malaysian Bar president Datuk Abdul Fareed Abdul Gafoor today said that law-abiding police personnel who have committed no offence have nothing to fear from the Independent [...]
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A day in Dr M’s busy life, according to his planner Dr Siti Hasmah

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

At age 93, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is well-known for his strong work ethics and seemingly boundless energy. But perhaps a little known fact is that a significant part of [...]
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After failing to make a dent in Sandakan, Najib says landslide loss far from ‘knockout’ blow

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

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak sought to play down the ramifications of DAP’s larger win in the Sandakan by-election yesterday, insisting that the [...]
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