Archive for August 19th, 2019

The village with dolls but no children and Japan’s existential crisis

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

Its population ageing and declining, Japan must let go of some of its deep-set traditional values if it wants to avoid an economic crisis. Insight investigates. JAPAN: In the [...]
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Japan under pressure over past hunting of endangered whales

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

Japan insisted Friday it no longer hunts endangered sei whales in international waters, but faced accusations of still violating a wildlife treaty by allowing [...]
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Singapore firm charged with supplying alcohol to N. Korea

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

A Singaporean firm was charged Thursday with supplying large amounts of alcohol to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions, the latest case of illicit trade between the [...]
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MAS warns public of fake bitcoin investment website featuring PM Lee Hsien Loong

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

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Friday (16 August) warned the public of a fraudulent website soliciting bitcoin investments by using fake comments attributed to [...]
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Philippines Pushing Back Against Chinese Militia South China Sea Presence

Philippines Pushing Back Against Chinese Militia South China Sea Presence

19-Aug-2019 Intellasia | USNI | 6:02 AM

The Philippines have begun to push back against the strong and sustained presence of Beijing’s paramilitary ships in the South China Sea, calling the deployment of [...]
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Philippines LNG projects pass significance test

19-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Petroleum-economist | 6:02 AM

Philippines power firm First Gen had its application for the proposed Batangas LNG terminal, to be considered an energy project of national significance (EPNS), approved by [...]
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Philippines’ top high-grade nickel ore miner set to shut down: government official

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

The Philippines’ top exporter of high-grade nickel ore is expected to shut its mining operations soon as ore deposits at a project in the nation’s southernmost [...]
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Keeping schools safe from disasters in the Philippines

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

The Asia Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, experiencing nearly half of the world’s natural disasters in the past decade. Around 200 [...]
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Philippine $11 Billion Fund Diversifies Amid Stock Market Slump

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

The Philippines’ Home Development Mutual Fund is broadening its investments, releasing more money to scoop up the nation’s equities as the market sinks. The fund, [...]
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The sweet taste of Bangkok’s Chinatown

19-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

An orphaned dugong named Marium, who became an internet star after being rescued in Thailand in April, has died. Veterinarians caring for the dugong off the island of Koh [...]
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Thai anti-corruption official accused of hiding millions in assets

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

A top anti-corruption official in Thailand has been accused of concealing millions of dollars in assets including an upscale London apartment, according to the agency tasked [...]
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Thai man found dead at bus stop allegedly after eating durian with wine

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

A 48-year-old man in Thailand was found dead at a bus stop near Pattaya, allegedly after eating durian with wine. According to a report by China Press, next to the deceased [...]
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Thailand’s ‘sweetheart’ dugong dies with plastic in stomach

19-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

An orphaned dugong named Marium, who became an internet star after being rescued in Thailand in April, has died. Veterinarians caring for the dugong off the island of Koh [...]
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Exclusive: Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government

Exclusive: Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government

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

The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand’s largely Muslim south said it had held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government and had set out [...]
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Aussie corruption-buster humbled by Indonesians

19-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Age | 6:02 AM

Once David Ipp had finished conducting the Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry that sent Eddie Obeid and Co. on their way to jail, the top NSW graft-buster went [...]
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