Archive for June 10th, 2019

Japanese journalist kidnapped twice in Syria and Iraq ‘banned from leaving country’

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

A Japanese journalist who has been kidnapped twice while working in conflict zones around the world has claimed the government has “effectively banned” him from [...]
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OPINION: Japan is not battle ready for climate change

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Kyodonews | 6:00 AM

When you think of climate change, images such as melting glaciers, polar bears or intense cyclones often come to mind. You might even reflect on scientists coming to grips [...]
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Trade war clouds outlook as finance chiefs meet in Japan

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

Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Japan this weekend will try to make headway on longstanding issues such as how much global giants like Facebook and [...]
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Singapore lawyer linked to missing S$33 million was arrested in KL hotel: Malaysian police

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

Singapore lawyer Jeffrey Ong who allegedly went missing along with S$33 million from engineering firm Allied Technologies, was arrested last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian [...]
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Thirsty Singapore taps into innovation to secure its water future

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

Every day after his morning run, Adam Reutens-Tan washes under a half-full camping shower hooked on the ceiling of his bathroom. The modified shower, which uses just four [...]
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Cambodia PM Hun Sen: PM Lee’s comments ‘an insult’ to sacrifice of Vietnam’s military volunteers

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

Cambodia prime minister (PM) Hun Sen has criticised recent comments by Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong, who had described the 1978-1989 Indochina conflict as an [...]
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Phasing out plastic straws helps the environment, but more needs to be done, say observers

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

The move by more than 270 food and beverage (F&B) outlets to eliminate plastic straws represents an important move in the right direction, but more work is needed for [...]
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Singapore had ‘no sympathy’ for Khmer Rouge, values ties with Cambodia and Vietnam: MFA

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

Singapore had “no sympathy for the Khmer Rouge” and “highly values” its relations with Cambodia and Vietnam, said a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) [...]
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Malaysian employee arrested for stealing more than S$250,000 of jewellery from Singapore retailer

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

A 29-year-old Malaysian man has been arrested three years after he allegedly stole more than S$250,000 worth of jewellery from the company he worked for in Singapore. The [...]
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Vietnam’s objection to PM Lee’s remarks doesn’t change past as many view it: Tan Chuan-Jin

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

Vietnam may object to prime minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong’s comments on its invasion of Cambodia in 1978, but it does not change the past as many view it, according to [...]
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Singapore ‘highly values’ relations with Cambodia and Vietnam: MFA after PM Lee’s remarks on 1978 invasion

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

Singapore “highly values” its relations with Cambodia and Vietnam, its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Friday (Jun 7) after a recent Facebook post by [...]
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1,520 strips of illegal pills found in Singapore-registered car at Woodlands Checkpoint

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

Two men were caught trying to smuggle 1,520 strips of illegal medicines through Woodlands Checkpoint on Thursday (Jun 6), according to the Immigration and Checkpoints [...]
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UN rights experts seek inquiry into Philippines killings

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

President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs has seen thousands of alleged dealers killed by police. United Nations human rights experts called for an international [...]
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Philippines rejects call for UN rights council probe

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo accuses UN experts of ‘peddling a biased and absolutely false recital of facts’ The Philippines on Saturday, June 8, [...]
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Philippines’ dollar reserves rise for 7th straight month to $85B in May

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

Foreign currency inflows pushed the country’s dollar reserves higher in May, marking its seventh straight month of increases, the central bank said Friday a development [...]
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