Archive for July 22nd, 2019

Japan Is Among the World’s Safest Countries, Though It Has a Grisly Record of Mass Violence

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

A 41-year-old man shouting “you die!” ran into an anime studio in Kyoto and set it ablaze Thursday morning, killing 33 people and injuring 36 others. Police said [...] » More

Japan election: Surge of women candidates could reshape male-dominated parliament

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

One of the world’s most unequal parliaments could be about to get a lot more female, or… maybe not. A record number of women are running for office in [...] » More

Japan’s core inflation hits two-year low, might push BOJ to ease again soon

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan’s core inflation slowed to its weakest in about two years in June, underlining policymakers’ long battle to boost consumer prices and adding to speculation [...] » More

Japan arson suspect a convicted robber treated for mental illness NHK

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted for robbery and treated for [...] » More

‘I don’t have words’: Boss of torched Japan studio mourns bright, young staff

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Many victims of an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the shaken company president said on Saturday, as [...] » More

Trump says ready to help resolve SKorea-Japan dispute

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

US President Donald Trump said Friday he remained at the ready to help South Korea and Japan solve their lingering dispute over World War II-era forced labour that has [...] » More

Managing director of law firm fined $2,500 for scratching man’s car with key

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The managing director of a law firm was fined $2,500 on Friday (19 July) after he admitted to using a key to scratch a man’s car. Ian Chang Yen Ping, a 49-year-old [...] » More

Singapore returning millions linked to Malaysian fund scandal

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Singapore is one of several jurisdictions with investigations into the billions that allegedly went missing from 1MDB. Singapore is returning to Malaysia almost $40m seized [...] » More

China denies conducting ‘influence operations’ in Singapore

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The Chinese Embassy in Singapore on Friday (July 19) refuted a report alleging that Beijing has been conducting influence operations in Singapore, calling it [...] » More

Philippine police seek sedition charges against vice-President Robredo, Duterte critics

Philippine police seek sedition charges against vice-President Robredo, Duterte critics

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Philippine police have recommended sedition charges against the vice-president and other opposition figures, a move slammed on Friday (July 19) as an attempt to stifle [...] » More

Thai farmers on the cash trail with snail slime

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Giant snails inch across a plate of pumpkin and cucumber in central Thailand, an “organic” diet to tease the prized collagen-rich mucus from the molluscs, which [...] » More

Surge in baht a big headache for Thailand’s tourism

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s tourism minister has blamed a surge in the baht for sapping tourist arrivals into South-East Asia’s second-largest economy and says he’ll take up [...] » More

Indonesia suggests barter to help cover cost of jet project with Korea

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia is offering to pay South Korea its share of the cost of developing a fighter jet in the form of barter, state news agency Antara reported on Friday (July 19), as it [...] » More

IGP: Don’t fight publicly and waste police’s time on petty things

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Political parties should not conduct their internal disputes publicly and waste the police’s resources on petty matters, the Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri [...] » More

Odour pollution: Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant resumes operations, restoration underway

22-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) has resolved the water disruption caused by odour pollution at the Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the Sungai Selangor Water Treatment Plant and [...] » More