Archive for September 11th, 2019

Singapore, Philippines ink agreements on education, infrastructure and personal data protection

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

President Halimah Yacob witnessed the signing of eight Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between Singapore and the Philippines on Monday (Sep 9), covering a range of fields [...]
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Patients die as Manila traffic jams block ambulances

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

Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city’s hospitals, medics warn. Special [...]
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Thailand announces new promotion package to attract investment

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | PR Newswire | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s economic ministers meeting on September 6, 2019 endorsed a package of measures, called ‘Thailand Plus’ which aimed at attracting more foreign [...]
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August foreign tourist arrivals up 5.6pct y-o-y

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

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Thailand rose 5.59 percent in August from a year earlier, with Chinese visitor numbers rebounding strongly, the tourism ministry [...]
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Refugees returned from Thailand facing hard times

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Frontier | 6:02 AM

A lack of job opportunities is one of the biggest concerns of refugees who have returned voluntarily from camps in Thailand where many lived for decades. IT’S BEEN a [...]
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Opposition says Thammanat should not have been appointed minister

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Thai PBS World | 6:02 AM

“It is old stuff from the opposing political group. I know all of them. Don’t pay any attention to them. I do not give them any importance.” A government [...]
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UN director says more needs to be done to fight corruption in Thailand

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

The chief of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Renaud Meyer, is calling on Thailand’s lawmakers to do more to fight corruption. While acknowledging the [...]
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Thailand’s War on Sugar, taxes double

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

The Excise Department says that taxes on sugary drinks will double from October 1, with drinks containing 10 to 14 grams of sugar being taxed at 1 baht per 100 millilitres [...]
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Govt leaders tight-lipped on Thamanat’s heroin sentence in Australia

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

The government is unlikely to be affected by an Australian news report about deputy Agriculture minister Thammanat Prompao’s four years in a Sydney jail for drug [...]
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Thai Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce call for overhaul of TM30 laws

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

Speaking to the Bangkok Post, chair of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce Stanley Kang, says the government needs to review the enforcement of the draconian TM30 (and [...]
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Indonesia sets coal reference price at 65.79 USD per tonne for September

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

The Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has set the country’s coal reference price known as coal benchmark price (HBA) at 65.79 US dollars per metric tonne [...]
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No transboundary haze from Indonesia to neighbours, says minister

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

There has been no recurrence of transboundary haze from Indonesia to neighbouring countries, its Environmental Affairs and Forestry minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on Sunday [...]
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Indonesia to operate toll road serving new capital city in next month

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Indonesia is set to open a new toll road linking Samarinda and Balikpapan in East Kalimantan province, designed to pass through the nation’s planned new capital city [...]
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Bali beckons as Indonesia makes it cheaper for overseas investors to buy expensive houses by raising luxury tax threshold

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

Bali, Indonesia’s top tourist destination, is poised to attract overseas buyers after the government recently raised the threshold on luxury tax, according to analysts. [...]
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Capital in waiting: trepidation in corner of Borneo earmarked as the new Jakarta

11-Sep-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:02 AM

Plan formally announced in August will see 1.5 million people move to new capital, but residents and conservationists have expressed deep concerns ugio’s orchard is his [...]
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