Archive for August 2nd, 2019

Malacanang open to considering return of Dengvaxia amid spike in dengue cases

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

Malacanang said it is open to considering the return of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine to address the rising number of dengue cases in the country. “We’re [...]
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Philippine ride-hailing firm ‘sorry’ for likening service to sex

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A popular ride-hailing firm in the Philippines issued a public apology Thursday after touching off a social media firestorm with a claim its motorcycle-based service was [...]
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Duterte’s anti-corruption body to conduct lifestyle checks on PCSO officials

Duterte’s anti-corruption body to conduct lifestyle checks on PCSO officials

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

The Presidential Anti-Crime and Corruption will conduct lifestyle checks on several officials of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PSCO) following corruption [...]
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Duterte moves MWSS Chair to JBC, appoints former military man to government

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has transferred the chair of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to the Judicial Bar Council (JBC) and appointed another former [...]
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Central bank broods over baht as June exports fall

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s central bank is still worried about speculation in the baht and has tools to handle it, a senior official said on Wednesday, as June exports fell and the [...]
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Police arrest 4 in diet pill crackdown

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Police have cracked down on the illegal sale of diet pills and arrested four people, one of them connected to a gang involving a doctor, according to deputy national police [...]
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China’s Wang Yi meets foreign ministers of Thailand, Laos

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign minister Wang Yi met here Wednesday with Thai Foreign minister Don Pramudwinai and Lao Foreign minister Saleumxay Kommasith on the [...]
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PM holds urgent meetings with Thailand’s economic tsars today

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

The PM has put himself in control of Thailand’s economic matters nominating himself as Chair of the Council of Economic Affairs. Today the PM Prayut Chan-o-cha holds [...]
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Bangkok-HK air traffic ranks 2nd highest globally

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Traffic between Suvarnabhumi and Hong Kong airports ranks second highest on the list of the top five airports with the world’s busiest air traffic, according to the [...]
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Disaster zones declared over forest fire

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Three districts in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat have been declared disaster zones due to fire in the vast Khuan Khreng peat swamp forest. Deputy Interior [...]
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IGP confirms Malaysian detained in Indonesia for smuggling drugs

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador today confirmed receiving a report that a Malaysian was arrested in Kalimantan, Indonesia recently after being [...]
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Indonesia says probing report of death of pregnant woman in Syrian camp

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia is investigating a report that a pregnant Indonesian woman who had joined Islamic State died after allegedly being beaten and tortured in a refugee camp in Syria, a [...]
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Indonesia’s Aceh whips two men, woman for breaking sharia law

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Three people were publicly whipped 100 times each in Indonesia’s deeply conservative Aceh province on Wednesday (July 31), with one woman pleading for the masked sharia [...]
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India, Thailand step up military cooperation, trilateral exercise this year, advanced talk on Brahmos

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | EconomicTimes | 6:02 AM

India and Thailand are stepping up military cooperation, with a tri-lateral naval exercise planned later this year and advanced talks on for the acquisition of Brahmos cruise [...]
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Indonesia Eximbank cuts lending growth target as US-China trade war starts to bite

02-Aug-2019 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

State-owned lender Indonesia Eximbank has lowered its lending growth target to only 2 percent this year as the trade conflict between the United States and China begins to [...]
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