Archive for August 5th, 2019

New Singapore opposition party launched as polls loom

New Singapore opposition party launched as polls loom

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

A new opposition party backed by the estranged brother of Singapore’s prime minister was launched Saturday in a fresh challenge to the government as speculation mounts [...] » More

Son gets court order for father to pay 60pct of overseas tertiary education

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A father who was taken to court by his son after failing to pay for the 22-year-old’s overseas studies was ordered to pay 60 per cent of related education costs. The [...] » More

Honestbee applies to start court-supervised restructuring process

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance Singapore | 6:02 AM

Troubled grocery and delivery start-up Honestbee today applied to the Singapore High Court to start a court-supervised restructuring process. The company is seeking a [...] » More

NETS’ brownface ad: Here’s what local celebrities and personalities are saying in response

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore | 6:02 AM

What was supposed to be a campaign to advertise the convenience of e-payments, divided Singaporeans and caused outrage instead, with many calling out the racial insensitivity [...] » More

SDP to contest in the same 5 constituencies as it did in GE2015

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has announced its plans to contest in five constituencies in the next general elections. In a media release on Friday (2 August), the [...] » More


05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | News Week | 6:02 AM

In his latest outburst, the outspoken Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte mocked the weight of his critic Senator Dick Gordon, who had questioned the [...] » More

‘You’re a fart away from disaster’: Philippines president Duterte delivers extraordinary put-down to overweight senator who dared to criticise him

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Dailymail | 6:02 AM

The outspoken Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, has launched an extraordinary attack on a senator in which he branded him a ‘fart away from disaster’. The [...] » More

Thai king names mistress official concubine in ceremony alongside new wife of 3 months

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Fox News | 6:02 AM

The King of Thailand held an odd ceremony Sunday where he named one of his top generals and longtime girlfriend as his official mistress, a role that has not formally been [...] » More

Bombs rattle Bangkok during Asean summit; two suspects held

Bombs rattle Bangkok during Asean summit; two suspects held

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

Two men from Thailand’s insurgency-hit south have been arrested and linked to several small bombs which rattled Bangkok Friday as it hosted a regional summit attended [...] » More

Strong earthquake kills at least one in Indonesia

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

A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java has killed four people and damaged hundreds of buildings, the nation’s [...] » More

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after strong earthquake

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after strong earthquake

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Authorities lift tsunami warning hours after urging residents to ‘evacuate to higher ground’ following powerful tremor. Indonesia’s geophysics agency has [...] » More

Strong earthquake strikes west coast of Indonesia

05-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

A strong earthquake has struck the west coast of Indonesia Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The USGS said the 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck just [...] » More

Denying no-confidence vote against MB, Selangor Speaker explains why assembly meeting finished early

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

The completion of the latest Selangor state assembly meeting after just two days is unrelated to any rumoured attempt to remove the Selangor mentri besar, the state Speaker [...] » More

Najib says former Lynas critics in government should apologise or go

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

Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders who had opposed Lynas Malaysia should apologise over the move to let the firm explore local waste disposal options or resign in protest, Datuk [...] » More

Lynas opponents, Pahang residents mull filing judicial review if waste disposed in Malaysia

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

Save Malaysia Stop Lynas (SMSL) and some residents in Pahang will explore the possibility of filing a judicial review if Putrajaya decides to allow Australian-based Lynas [...] » More