Archive for May 16th, 2019

Duterte endorsed in Philippines as candidates dominate election

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Irish Times | 6:00 AM

Senate majority will allow president pass his agenda, including redrafting constitution Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte looked set on Tuesday to strengthen his grip on [...]
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Philippine election: ‘Duterte’s magic routed opposition’

Philippine election: ‘Duterte’s magic routed opposition’

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

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman Salvador Panelo on Tuesday tried to play down fears that sweeping victories for Senate candidates allied to the [...]
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Death toll rises in Philippines earthquake that damaged 30 structures

Death toll rises in Philippines earthquake that damaged 30 structures

16-May-2019 Intellasia | NewsChannel5 | 6:00 AM

At least 16 people have died after the Philippines was rattled by two major earthquakes, authorities said on Tuesday. A further 81 people were injured and 14 remain missing, [...]
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Philippine Airlines flight makes emergency landing after woman starts giving birth onboard

16-May-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

A woman went into labour on a flight to Manila, prompting an emergency landing in Hyderabad. The unnamed passenger started giving birth on the flight from Riyadh, Saudi [...]
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Duterte drug war ally and Marcos daughter set for Philippines seats

Duterte drug war ally and Marcos daughter set for Philippines seats

16-May-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Loyalists’ victories in midterm elections will hand populist president more power The architect of Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal campaign against illegal drugs in the [...]
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Unofficial tally shows Duterte allies winning big in polls

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:00 AM

An unofficial vote count of the Philippine midterm elections shows President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies with an overwhelming lead in the race for the Senate, which the [...]
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Thailand fears losing $6.7 billion in exports due to latest US-China tariff salvo

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

Thailand’s could lose between $5.6 billion to $6.7 billion in exports this year as a result of higher US tariffs on Chinese goods, with shipments of electronics and [...]
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Driver arrested with allegedly smuggling migrants in mail truck in southern Thailand

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

A driver from Thailand Post, Thailand’s national mailing service company, on early Tuesday was arrested in southern Thailand’s Songkla for allegedly smuggling 13 [...]
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A third of Thailand’s appointed senators linked to military, police

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

More than a third of Thailand’s newly appointed senators have military or police backgrounds, an official document showed on Tuesday, a sign the upper house will [...]
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PM confirms that anti-monarchy Thai activist extradited

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Mahathir confirmed this afternoon that a Thai woman seeking refuge in Malaysia for anti-monarchy statements made at home has been sent back to Bangkok. Having [...]
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Indonesia tightens security ahead of presidential race result

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

Indonesia’s counter-terrorism squad has rounded up at least 10 people suspected of planning attacks during next week’s announcement of the results of [...]
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Indonesia elections: Prabowo alleges fraud, says he will reject official vote tally

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

Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto said on Tuesday (May 14) that he will reject the official vote count by the elections commission when it releases the result of the [...]
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Bank Indonesia to keep rates on holdReuters poll; USD/IDR hits 4-month tops

16-May-2019 Intellasia | FXStreet | 6:00 AM

According to the latest Reuters poll of 20 analysts, the Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia’s (BI), is seen steering the key interest rate on a steady course for [...]
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Indonesia marks first tunnel breakthrough in high-speed railway project

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

Indonesia on Tuesday marked a milestone in its Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway (HSR) project with the breakthrough of a tunnel at the project’s landmark site in West [...]
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Indonesia on alert for monkeypox, tightens inspection on visitors from Singapore, Nigeria

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

The government, particularly the health ministry, has intensified efforts to prevent the spread of monkeypox after Singapore reported its first case of the rare virus [...]
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