Archive for September 13th, 2019

Pundits: Philippines trying to widen rift between Putrajaya and Sabah by claiming ownership

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

A Philippines official’s remark claiming that Sabah belongs to the republic could be a calculated move to “exploit” the East Malaysian state’s [...]
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Duterte to ‘ignore’ SCS ruling For 60-40 deal with China

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The Duterte administration will ignore the 2016 international arbitral court ruling favouring the Philippine position on the South China Sea to ensure “economic [...]
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GCTA surrenderer calls on Duterte for ‘mercy’

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

Lando, not his real name, said he had good behavior during his time in prison. He was released under the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law last January 2017. He also [...]
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PXP Energy shares jump on Philippines-China exploration hopes

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:02 AM

PXP Energy shares extended gains on Thursday after President Rodrigo Duterte said he was willing to set aside the Philippines’ victory against China in an international [...]
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Philippines to allow China-backed telco to build towers on military bases

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

The Philippine military agreed on Wednesday to allow a new cellphone network powered by a Chinese state telecoms giant to install communications equipment on its army bases, [...]
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Who let the villains out? Philippines crime-busting president red-faced

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

The early release of hundreds of convicted rapists, murderers and drug criminals has acutely embarrassed Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, with his justice minister [...]
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Duterte minister scoffs at UN desire to investigate drug war in Philippines

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CBC | 6:02 AM

The Philippines won’t allow visits by the United Nations to investigate its bloody war on drugs, its foreign minister said on Wednesday, calling its human rights [...]
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In the Philippines, Even Your Chances of Living or Dying is Affected by Traffic

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Carmudi | 6:02 AM

Frustration. Helplessness. Anger. Really, it’s not difficult to guess what goes on in the minds of ambulance drivers when they’re stuck in traffic. Just ask [...]
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‘Not a chance’: Philippine minister says no access for UN drugs war probe

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

The Philippines will not allow visits by the United Nations to investigate its bloody war on drugs, its foreign minister said on Wednesday (Sep 11), calling its human rights [...]
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Thailand’s national utility launches Ethereum-based renewable energy platform

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Finance | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s state-owned energy company, PTT, has partnered with the non-profit Energy Web Foundation to create a new blockchain-based renewable energy system. Their goal [...]
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Thailand urged to do more on suicide prevention

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

In Thailand, World Suicide Prevention Day was marked yesterday by the director general of the Mental Health Department calling on the country to do more to address the issue [...]
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Strong baht poses a tough challenge for Thailand

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s currency is currently giving it a major economic headache, according to a Bloomberg report shared by ThaiVisa this morning. The Thai baht has been the best [...]
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Thailand postpones levy on foreign visitors

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | TTGAsia | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) has announced its decision to postpone plans to collect a tourism levy from foreign visitors, The Bangkok Post [...]
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Thailand’s Daiso is so different from Japan’s that they might as well be on different planets

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | SoraNews24 | 6:02 AM

One is a collection of oddly useful household goods while the other is a cosmetic paradise. Daiso remains one of the most popular 100-yen chainstores around the world, [...]
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Indonesian forests are burning, and Malaysia and Singapore are choking on the fumes

13-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Malaysian authorities distributed half a million face masks to residents on Tuesday after large-scale forest fires in Indonesia spread smoke and thick smog to neighbouring [...]
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