Archive for August 12th, 2019

Emotion driving S. Korea-Japan trade row: Analysts

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

A spiralling trade row between Japan and South Korea is being driven more by emotion than economic factors, analysts say, with leaders of the US allies risking their security [...] » More

Japan’s ex-Empress Michiko has early stage breast cancer

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Former Japanese Empress Michiko has a breast cancer and will have an operation, palace officials said Friday. The Imperial Household Agency said doctors found Michiko had [...] » More

Seoul and Tokyo’s trade war puts military pact at stake

Seoul and Tokyo’s trade war puts military pact at stake

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

South Korea has threatened to end a military intelligence sharing agreement with Japan as a squabble over trade escalates. The breakdown in ties comes as North Korea stages a [...] » More

Japan’s Empress Emeritus Michiko faces surgery for breast cancer

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

Japan’s Empress Emeritus Michiko is to have surgery, perhaps as soon as September, after being diagnosed with an early-stage breast cancer, the Imperial Household [...] » More

Korea boycott hitting sales of Japan’s Uniqlo, company says

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

A boycott on Japanese goods in South Korea has had an impact on casual clothing chain Uniqlo’s sales in the country, the company said on Friday, highlighting the [...] » More

Spotlight: Singapore plays unique role in connecting Chinese investments, technologies with Southeast Asian markets

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

At the waterfront of the Singapore River, an exhibition of porcelain bowls and gold artifacts dating back to China’s Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) offers a glimpse to how [...] » More

Ex-StanChart exec who tried to blackmail colleague for $500,000 gets $10,000 fine

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

A high-level executive tasked with carrying out a retrenchment exercise was so stressed over the prospect of having to retrench colleagues that he pleaded with his superior [...] » More

Crime in Philippines ‘remains on a downtrend’: Philippines police

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief general Oscar Albayalde said on Friday that crime in the Philippines “has remained on a downtrend,” adding that the [...] » More

Inside the dengue ward in the Philippines

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Gulfnews | 6:02 AM

Paranoia has grippped Filipino parents as the dreaded dengue fever has sent mosquito repellent lotions or patches flying off the shelves following a spike in dengue death [...] » More

Philippine travel agency feels pinch of HK protests

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Abs-cbn | 6:02 AM

With mass, leaderless demonstrations indiscriminately spreading across various districts of Hong Kong, and which are unlikely to end soon, many Filipino travellers are giving [...] » More

Typhoon Lekima heads for China after hitting the Philippines

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:02 AM

Volunteers and staff of the Red Cross Society of China are helping communities get ready for the arrival of Typhoon Lekima, a Category 3 hurricane that has already damaged [...] » More

Illegal forest poachers resorting to landmines to scare off rangers in Thailand’s east

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Thai PBS | 6:02 AM

Illegal loggers in Si Sa Ket, in eastern Thailand on the Cambodian border, have resorted to planting landmines to kill or maim forest rangers who try to interfere with their [...] » More

Thailand based blogger Richard Barrow reveals difficulties in renewing extension of stay

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Thaivisa | 6:02 AM

Popular Thailand based blogger Richard Barrow has posted about experiencing difficulties in trying to renew his extension of stay. On Friday, Richard returned to Samut Prakan [...] » More

Burma negotiating for return of 600 more victims trafficked to Thailand

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Myanmar authorities are negotiating for the return of another 600 trafficked Myanmar people from Thailand, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and [...] » More

Thai hospitality group aims to have 10 hotels in Malaysia by 2024

12-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Edgeprop | 6:02 AM

Thailand-based hospitality management group ONYX Hospitality Group (ONYX) targets to manage at least 10 hotels across its hotel brands in Malaysia by 2024. This is in line [...] » More