Archive for September 4th, 2019

Slave to sachets: How poverty worsens the plastics crisis in the Philippines

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Armed with gloves, rubber boots and a rake, “Mangrove Warrior” Willer Gualva, 68, comes to Freedom Island in the Philippines almost every day to stop it being [...]
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Duterte’s ‘golden age’ comes into clearer view

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

Philippine leader’s $153 billion ‘Build, Build, Build’ infrastructure-spending programme is finally starting to materialise Philippine President Rodrigo [...]
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Manila police rescues over 400 minors for curfew violation

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM

More than 400 minors were rescued by operatives of the Manila Police District (MPD) in the streets of Manila during the start of the strict implementation of the city’s [...]
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Top Philippine court refuses to legalise gay marriage

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A landmark case to legalise gay marriage was rejected by the Philippines’ highest court on Tuesday, but LGBT advocates in the deeply Catholic nation vowed to push their [...]
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‘No reason for Philippines to be apologetic over SCS’

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:02 AM

There is no reason for the Duterte administration to be apologetic about asserting the Philippines’ lawful rights in the West Philippine Sea and taking a stand against [...]
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Thailand industrial property a winner as US-China trade war drags on

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Amongst all the bad economic news, Thailand’s industrial property sector is profiting from the protracted US-China trade war, as mainland Chinese manufacturers shift [...]
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Thailand to propose $850 million in subsidies for rubber farmers

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thailand will propose up to 26 billion baht ($849.7 million) in subsidies for rubber farmers in a bid to boost their income, a minister said on Monday. The plan, which may be [...]
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Thailand’s low inflation trend gets traction

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Ing | 6:02 AM

We are bringing forward our forecast for the next 25bp rate cut from the fourth quarter to the next BoT meeting on 25 September. August CPI inflationYear-on-year 0,5 percent [...]
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AirAsia X orders 42 new long-haul Airbus jets

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

AirAsia X, the long-haul part of the AirAsia Group, has now finalised a major order with Airbus for 12 more A330-900 and 30 A321XLR aircraft. The contract was signed today by [...]
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Thailand Includes Low Level Cannabis And Hemp Extracts On Its Approved Medical Marijuana list

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

To promote the development of medical marijuana products, UN member state Thailand has removed low-level cannabis and hemp extracts from its banned narcotic substances list, [...]
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Charred bones of rights activist found in Thai lake after five years

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The burnt bones of a community activist who disappeared in Thailand more than five years ago were found under water in a national park, investigators said Tuesday, confirming [...]
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Safari zone plan meets strong opposition

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Royal Forest Department (RFD) along with numerous environmental activists have expressed their opposition to a plan to turn 30,000 rai of forest adjacent to Huai Kha [...]
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Singapore Airlines’ latest sale includes seriously cheap flights to Thailand

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Mirror | 6:02 AM

Singapore Airlines is giving holidaymakers the chance to bag some temptingly cheap flights in its latest sale. While the airline has slashed prices on a host of destinations [...]
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9 reasons for Trump to visit Bangkok

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

These days, US President Donald Trump’s participation in any summit or international conference is guaranteed to make headlines. It is no longer a given that the [...]
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US, Asean warships and aircraft ready in Thailand for first AUMX maritime drills

04-Sep-2019 Intellasia | GMA | 6:02 AM

Eight warships, four aircraft and more than a thousand personnel from the US and ten Southeast Asian countries will join maritime drills kicking off Monday, as part of a [...]
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