Archive for May 15th, 2019

Philippine election: vote counting ‘glitch’ as Rodrigo Duterte clinches Senate race

Philippine election: vote counting ‘glitch’ as Rodrigo Duterte clinches Senate race

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

The battle for the last four of 12 Senate seats contested in the Philippine midterm elections has come down to the wire, with just 6 per cent of votes about 2.5 million [...]
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Duterte set to strengthen rule as loyalists lead Philippine Senate vote

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signalling broad public [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte set to fortify power as allies near poll win

Philippines’ Duterte set to fortify power as allies near poll win

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies were poised for victory in midterm polls, unofficial results showed Tuesday, signalling firm approval of his rule and [...]
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Duterte Allies Lead in Early Count in Philippines Midterm Vote

Duterte Allies Lead in Early Count in Philippines Midterm Vote

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

Allies of President Rodrigo Duterte are leading in an early count of the Senate vote in what the Philippine leader sees as an affirmation of his three-year administration. [...]
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Thailand: Disappeared activists forced home from Vietnam

15-May-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Human rights organisations say a worrying pattern is emerging of dissidents being abducted in Southeast Asia. The disappearance of three well-known critics of [...]
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Malaysia: Thai Asylum Seeker Forcibly Returned

15-May-2019 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Malaysian authorities forcibly returned a Thai asylum seeker to Thailand where she faces likely persecution for her peaceful political activities, Human Rights Watch said [...]
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Escalating trade war a boon for Thailand industrial property as Chinese manufacturers shift production overseas

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

Thailand’s industrial property sector is profiting from the US-China trade war, as mainland Chinese manufacturers shift production to Southeast Asia in an attempt to [...]
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Thailand’s richest man, 12 others to build $9.3 billion high-speed rail linking 3 major airports

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

Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) and 12 other companies were selected to build a $6.8 billion (S$9.3 billion) high-speed train project that will link three major [...]
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Indonesia remembers victims of bombings

15-May-2019 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian church on Monday remembered the victims of suicide bombings carried out by a Daesh-inspired family, one year on from the attacks that highlighted the extremist [...]
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Policy loopholes turn Indonesia into dumping site: Environmentalists

15-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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Why no more affordable homes set aside just for civil servants? Zuraida explains

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

Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has explained why civil servants will no longer have a special allocation of affordable homes built under government initiatives, but will have to [...]
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Malaysia foils terrorist plot to ‘avenge’ fireman’s death

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

Malaysian police have arrested four men who they said were planning to attack temples and churches, and kill high-profile individuals, to avenge the death of a Malay-Muslim [...]
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Guan Eng: Opposing Dr M’s bid to restore Sabah, Sarawak status one of the reasons PBS lost Sandakan

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

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the Opposition’s decision to oppose the prime minister’s bid in Parliament to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak to [...]
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Malaysia takes top spot in global sukuk issuance in Q1, says RAM

15-May-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysia was the top sukuk issuer with $13.9bil or 35.1 percent of the $39.5bil issued in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, RAM Ratings said. Indonesia was in second [...]
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What’s brewing: Malaysia bubble tea chain plans $98.5m IPO next year

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

Loob Holding, which owns the Tealive bubble tea brand, is planning a Malaysian initial public offering (IPO) that could raise as much as RM300 million (S$98.5 million), [...]
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