Archive for August 23rd, 2019

Thailand to set up centre to combat ‘fake news’

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s government on Wednesday announced a plan to set up a centre to combat unverified news on social media platforms, rejecting concerns that it might be used to [...]
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Thailand approves $682 million in new rice insurance scheme

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

Thailand’s National Rice Policy Committee, chaired by prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on Wednesday announced 21 billion baht ($682 million) in subsidies to help [...]
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Two British men arrested for dealing drugs in Thailand

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

On August 20, more than 20 police officers used a warrant to search a home in Chonburi, eastern Thailand, seizing nearly 5 grams of cocaine. Police also seized the home [...]
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Bars and clubs in Thailand open until 4.00am? Not everyone is in favour

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

Some academics oppose the Tourism and Sports minister’s idea to allow entertainment venues to remain open until 4.00am. Udomsak Saengow of the Centre for Alcohol [...]
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Over 1,800 foreigners nabbed for doing legally prohibited jobs in Thailand

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

Over 1,800 foreigners have been arrested for allegedly doing legally prohibited jobs in Thailand, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Employment Department [...]
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Thailand’s naval rescue exercise off eastern shores ends

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

Thailand’s prime minister and Defense minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday presided over the closing ceremony for a naval rescue exercise off the country’s [...]
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Indonesia’s Journalists Grapple With Islamism

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | HRW | 6:02 AM

Reporters in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country are navigating and too often abetting a rising trend of reactionary Islamism. In early January 2016, [...]
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West Papua protests: Indonesia deploys 1,000 soldiers to quell unrest, cuts internet

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

Indonesia has deployed more than 1,000 security personnel to West Papua and cut internet access, amid days of violent demonstrations in what activists say are the largest [...]
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Riots in West Papua: why Indonesia needs to answer for its broken promises

23-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheConversation | 6:02 AM

Last weekend, the Indonesian police took 43 West Papuan students into custody for allegedly disrespecting the Indonesian flag during an independence day celebration (an [...]
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Indonesia announces surprise rate to offset tepid global growth

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

Indonesia’s central bank announced a surprise interest rate cut Thursday as it looks to offset tepid global growth, after Southeast Asia’s biggest economy posted [...]
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‘My house is full of garbage’: In West Java, imported waste worsens living conditions of villagers

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

Since he was born 45 years ago, Jefri has been living next to an illegal dump site in Burangkeng in Bekasi city, some 20km to the east of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta. [...]
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Indonesia blocks internet in Papua to help curb violent protests

Indonesia blocks internet in Papua to help curb violent protests

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

Indonesia has cut off internet access in eastern Papua to prevent provocative posts online from fuelling violence, after protesters torched buildings, a market and a prison [...]
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Indonesia shuts internet in Papua over unrest fears

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

Indonesia has blocked internet access in unrest-hit Papua over fears that a stream of offensive and racists posts online will spark more violent protests in the region, the [...]
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Patriot: Malaysia is for all Malaysians, there is no room for exclusivity

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

Patriot president Brig Jen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji today warned that there is no room for racism and exclusivity in the country as he took Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd [...]
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MAHB addressing system disruption; 500 staff deployed to assist passengers

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

Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) it is in the midst of stabilising the critical passenger-facing systems at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The airport [...]
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