Archive for August 6th, 2019

No Singaporean tertiary student is ever displaced by an international student: Ong Ye Kung

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

No Singaporean student is ever displaced from an institute of higher learning (IHL) because of an international student, said Education minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday (5 [...]
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COMMENT: Lower Singapore’s voting age to 18? Please don’t

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

When I was 17, my friends and I had to choose which junior college (JC) to go to after our ‘O’ Level results were released. Rather than selecting a school based [...]
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Singapore cannot expect to be insulated from challenging global environment: Chan Chun Sing

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

As an open economy that is heavily dependent on trade, Singapore cannot expect to be insulated from the current challenging global environment, said minister for Trade and [...]
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Opposition parties won’t win voters’ confidence by staying ‘disparate and remotely bunched’: Chee Soon Juan

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

As long as the opposition remains “disparate and remotely bunched”, they will not win the confidence of voters, said Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) leader Chee [...]
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Tan Cheng Bock rebuts DPM Heng, cries as he speaks of political conviction

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

Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief Tan Cheng Bock came out guns blazing against deputy prime minister (DPM) Heng Swee Keat on Saturday (3 August), calling his understanding [...]
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‘It saddens me to see how Tan Cheng Bock has lost his way’: ESM Goh Chok Tong

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

Emeritus Senior minister Goh Chok Tong has accused Progress Singapore Party (PSP) secretary-general Tan Cheng Bock of having “lost his way”. “Tan Cheng Bock [...]
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Transport ministry moves deadline for PMD UL2272 fire safety compliance to 1 July

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

The deadline for owners of personal mobility devices (PMDs) to meet fire safety standards will be brought forward by six months to 1 July next year, in light of the recent [...]
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Singaporeans have ‘lost a lot of confidence’ in PM Lee, says SDP chief Chee Soon Juan

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

Singaporeans have “lost a lot of confidence” in prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s leadership, said Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan on [...]
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Philippines praises ‘significant progress’ in RCEP trade talks

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | XinhuaNet | 6:02 AM

The Philippines praised on Monday the significant progress made in talks to create the world’s largest trading bloc that wrapped up in Beijing recently. A ministerial [...]
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Death toll in capsized Philippine ferries climbs to 31

Death toll in capsized Philippine ferries climbs to 31

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

The death toll from the capsize of three Philippine ferries in bad weather rose to 31 on Sunday as rescuers found more bodies, a coast guard official said. The motorised, [...]
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Palace confirms Duterte to visit China in August

Palace confirms Duterte to visit China in August

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

Malacanang has confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China in August for a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to Presidential [...]
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Philippines Central Bank Chief Sees 50bps Rate Cuts Rest of Year

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Philippine central bank Governor Benjamin Diokno said he expects to cut interest rates by another 50 basis points this year, with the timing dependent on economic data. [...]
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Palace: Duterte will listen to DOH recommendation on Dengvaxia

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

Malacanang said President Rodrigo Duterte will listen to the recommendation of the Department of Health (DOH) on reusing Dengvaxia vaccines to address the dengue outbreak. In [...]
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FDA expands pork importation ban list

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

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded its list of countries temporarily banned from exporting pork meat and other pork products to the Philippines due to [...]
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Revisiting Marawi: Women and the Struggle Against the Islamic State in the Philippines

06-Aug-2019 Intellasia | LawFare | 6:02 AM

Editor’s Note: The Islamic State’s crimes against women are well known, but it has also managed to appeal to women to join the fight directly or otherwise support [...]
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