Archive for July, 2019

‘Very loose’ opposition alliance is in the works: Tan Cheng Bock

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

A ‘very loose’ alliance of Singapore’s opposition parties led by Tan Cheng Bock is in the works, said the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief on Friday (26 [...]
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Vaccination and smoking cessation subsidies among task force’s recommendations for healthier Singapore

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

A multi-agency task force charged with driving efforts to promote healthy living in Singapore on Sunday (July 28) proposed that vaccination subsidies be given to Singaporean [...]
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Could more be done to reduce plastic packaging waste in Singapore’s supermarkets?

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

A stroll around most supermarkets reveals how important plastic seems to be in the sale of fresh food. Fruit and vegetables are often wrapped in plastic while meat and fish [...]
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I ‘wholeheartedly’ support the Progress Singapore Party: Lee Hsien Yang

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

Lee Hsien Yang, the youngest child of Singapore’s late first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, has given the fledgling Progress Singapore Party (PSP) his full backing. In a [...]
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Singapore PM’s brother backs new opposition party

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

The estranged brother of the Singaporean prime minister has backed a new opposition party, the latest incident in a bitter feud in the city-state’s first family. The [...]
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Christian group TrueLove.Is hit with fresh criticism from Singapore’s LGBT community

30-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Christian group behind the Instagram account TrueLove.Is is facing fresh criticism from the local LGBTQ community by presenting itself as an avenue to freedom from what [...]
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As Singapore’s exports dive, economists see Malaysia escaping trade war slump

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

The Malaysian economy’s lower exposure to global trade means it will avoid the brunt of the fallout from the US-China trade war unlike Singapore, according to [...]
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Will Cheng Bock’s appeal to the Merdeka generation work?

30-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Bertha Henson | 6:02 AM

I am very used to opposition parties listing all the People’s Action Party’s failings from way back when, and being scant with praise. So I thought Dr Tan Cheng [...]
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Singapore PM’s brother backs opposition party in election twist

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

The Singapore prime minister’s estranged brother has thrown his support behind a newly-formed opposition party in an intriguing twist ahead of elections expected to be [...]
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Burnaby resident returning from Philippines diagnosed with measles

30-Jul-2019 Intellasia | CBC | 6:02 AM

Free measles vaccinations being offered at public health units, walk-in clinics and by some family doctors Public health officials have confirmed a resident of Burnaby, B.C., [...]
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Philippines, China to deepen cooperation Beijing official

30-Jul-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Philippines and China have committed to continue to deepen cooperation under Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and “unswervingly” adhere to good [...]
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Defense chief: Chinese envoy denies aircraft carrier sailed past Tawi-Tawi

30-Jul-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua told Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana that it was not true that Chinese aircraft carrier CV-16 Liaoning passed through Philippine waters [...]
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The mystery of exactly how many expats live in Thailand

30-Jul-2019 Intellasia | ThaiVisa | 6:02 AM

Over the last twenty or so years, Thailand has become increasingly popular with foreigners who decide to make the country their home. But exactly how many expats live in [...]
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Fit for the king? Thai monarchist’s birthday haircut

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

On one side of his head it reads “Long Live”, on the other “The King”. And on the back is a painstakingly snipped birthday portrait of [...]
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Cambodian FM to attend 52nd Asean FMs meeting, related meetings in Thailand

30-Jul-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Cambodian Foreign minister Prak Sokhonn will attend the 52nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Foreign ministers Meeting (AMM) and related meetings to be held [...]
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