Archive for June 3rd, 2019

Shipping containers of Canadian garbage begin journey home after years in the Philippines

03-Jun-2019 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:00 AM

As the ship MV Bavaria pulled in toward the Port of Subic, outside of Manila, on Thursday morning, Greenpeace activists and other environmentalists set out on a small boat [...]
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Can ‘alternative schools’ revolutionise Thai education and improve children’s capabilities?

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

The school children of Huay Pan are getting ready for their afternoon lesson where they will be taught about water. There is nothing particularly unusual about what their [...]
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Thai-Burma pact to boost cross-border transport

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

Thailand and Myanmar expect to have cars travelling on three routes between both countries this September, in a move set to bolster the regional economy. Each country will be [...]
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Dems cagey ahead of PM vote

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

Pressure is mounting on the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) and the Democrats to thrash out their differences and finalise a deal over the formation of a coalition government [...]
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Suvarnabhumi lines up B11bn ‘airport city’ project

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

Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) aims to develop an “airport city” project at Suvarnabhumi airport at a cost of 11 billion baht. It will be developed under a [...]
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Vote for new Thai PM on Wednesday Democrats and Palang Pracharat still at loggerheads

03-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:00 AM

The countdown is on to next Wednesday’s vote for a new Thai PM. With all odds pointing to a return term for Prayut Chan-o-cha, Palang Pracharat’s prime [...]
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Thailand’s export growth expectations revised down to just 3pct in 2019

03-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:00 AM

“Export trends are aligned with global sentiment and the outlook for other Asian countries, making export prospects murky because of the escalating trade war.” [...]
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Thailand Events June 2019

03-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:00 AM

June kicks off with the tail-end of one of the largest trading shows in the food industry in Asia, the THAIFEX World of Food Asia 2019. Held at Bangkok’s Impact Arena [...]
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Elephant export amendment spurs outcry from activists

03-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The PhuketNews | 6:00 AM

Wildlife protection activists are calling for the suspension of the Ministry of Commerce’s new law allowing elephants to be exported overseas. Joining the campaign, the [...]
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Thailand gets new prime minister June 5

03-Jun-2019 Intellasia | PMNews Nigeria | 6:00 AM

Thailand is scheduled to pick a new prime minister on June 5, Chuan Leekpai, speaker of the House of Representatives, said on Friday. “All MPs and senators will convene [...]
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5 foreigners accused of selling drugs on Bali

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

Indonesian authorities have arrested an American, two Spaniards and two Russians for selling cocaine and marijuana on Bali, police said Friday. The three men and two women [...]
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Indonesia vs China in a fish fight at sea

03-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Asia Times | 6:00 AM

Fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti is going toe-to-toe with Chinese and other foreign poachers she claims illegally take 80 percent of her nation’s catch The catch has [...]
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Banks in a bind as Indonesia looks to cut interest rates

03-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

After aggressively hiking rates six times last year, Bank Indonesia (BI) signalled this month it could follow other central banks in Asia by easing in a bid to fire up [...]
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Malaysia police arrest gang members behind convenience store robberies

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

The Malaysian police on Friday (May 31) said they have arrested seven men who were from two criminal gangs responsible for a series of convenience store robberies in the [...]
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PM: We need tie-ups with telco giants

03-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Strategic alliances with international telecommunication giants are necessary for the country to acquire and keep up with technology, said prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir [...]
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