Archive for June 1st, 2019

Fundraising campaign created for Singaporean who set up Vietnamese orphanage

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

A Singaporean, who started an orphanage in Vietnam in 2011, is asking for funds to help foot his hospital bills after he was injured in an accident. Poh Wei Ye, 36, was on [...]
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Singapore, US reaffirm bilateral defence relations, agree to renew MOU

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore and the United States have agreed to renew a defence Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as the two countries reaffirmed their bilateral defence ties on Friday (May [...]
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HK and Singapore sign memo on personal data protection

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Zdnet | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and Singaporean Personal Data Protection Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the pair [...]
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Man fined for not declaring more than S$1 million in cash when crossing Singapore border

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

A man was fined S$18,000 on Thursday (May 30) for failing to report the movement of large amounts of cash when entering and leaving Singapore on separate occasions, police [...]
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Singaporean who helps poor in Vietnam seeks aid to pay hospital bills after accident

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AsiaOne | 6:00 AM

A Singaporean man, who has been helping orphans and the needy in Vietnam for eight years, is now seeking help to pay his hospital bills. Poh Wei Ye, a social entrepreneur, [...]
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Dutchman held by IS-linked rebels killed in Philippines: army

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Dutch birdwatcher held by Islamic State-linked militants was killed Friday during a firefight between his kidnappers and soldiers in the southern Philippines, according to [...]
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Philippines’ Cebu Air close to buying A330neo or B787 aircraft

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cebu Air Inc is close to an order for either Airbus 330neo or Boeing 787 aircraft, the CEO of the Philippines’ largest airline said on Thursday. The carrier, which [...]
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Exclusive: Tesla woes send Panasonic’s US solar cells to Philippines

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Most of the solar cells made by Panasonic at Tesla Inc’s New York manufacturing plant are being purchased by H.R.D. Singapore’s factories in the Philippines, a [...]
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Philippines ships 69 containers of garbage back to Canada

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines, one of two Southeast Asian countries that protested being treated like dumpsites by wealthier nations, on Friday shipped 69 containers of what its officials [...]
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Dutch hostage killed while trying to escape from militants in Philippines

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Dutch photographer held hostage by Islamic State-linked militants in the Philippines since 2012 was killed on Friday by his captors when he tried to escape during a [...]
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Duterte issues EO easing rules on oil, gas exploration deals

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an order which eases the rules on contracts entered into by the government for oil exploration and development. Duterte signed the [...]
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Philippines ships dumped trash back to Canada

Philippines ships dumped trash back to Canada

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tonnes of garbage sent to the Philippines years ago was shipped back to Canada on Friday after a festering diplomatic row, as Asian nations increasingly reject serving as [...]
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Imelda Marcos’ jewels to go on sale after green light from Philippine president

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The jewellery of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, famed for her extravagant spending and vast shoe collection, will go on sale with the proceeds going to benefit [...]
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Thailand’s Thanathorn unfazed despite series of legal challenges

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Future Forward Party leader says the government raises threat of legal action to pressure him. Minutes after Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the leader [...]
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King Power wins Suvarnabhumi duty-free contract

01-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

King Power Duty Free Co has won the bid to operate duty-free shops at Suvarnabhumi airport for another 10 years, Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) said. AoT executive [...]
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