Archive for January 6th, 2020

Chinese casino bribery scandal ensnares more Japanese MPs

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:02 AM

Six Japanese politicians have now been linked to a bribery scandal involving a Chinese gambling firm that was attempting to get a foothold in Japan’s nascent casino [...] » More

Ghosn fled Japan after security firm hired by Nissan stopped surveillance: sources

Ghosn fled Japan after security firm hired by Nissan stopped surveillance: sources

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn left his Tokyo residence after a private security firm hired by Nissan Motor Co stopped monitoring him, three sources familiar with the matter [...] » More

Ghosn used our jets illegally in escape from Japan, Turkish company says

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A Turkish private jet operator said on Friday that ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn used two of its planes illegally in his escape from Japan, with an employee falsifying lease [...] » More

Australia prime minister defers visits to India, Japan amid bushfire emergency

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has cancelled official trips to India and Japan that were scheduled for the second half of January as he battles a bushfire emergency [...] » More

Ghosn lawyer outraged by Japan’s justice system as by escape

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A lawyer for former Nissan Chair Carlos Ghosn said Saturday that he felt outraged and betrayed by his client’s escape from Japan to Lebanon, but also expressed an [...] » More

74 Years Later, California Skeleton Identified as Japanese Internment Camp Detainee

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Time | 6:02 AM

A skeleton found by hikers this fall near California’s second-highest peak was identified Friday as a Japanese American artist who had left the Manzanar internment camp [...] » More

Commentary: Carlos Ghosn is the least of Nissan’s woes

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:02 AM

Rumours that former Nissan Motor chair Carlos Ghosn escaped Tokyo for Lebanon in a musical instrument case might make a good movie twist. It does nothing to alter the [...] » More

Turkish jet company says rogue employee to blame for Ghosn involvement

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 6:02 AM

A Turkish private jet company suspected of involvement in fugitive financier Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan to Lebanon has blamed a rogue employee of acting without [...] » More

Breakingviews Underdog will take home Japan’s casino jackpot

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Betting group Genting is not the bookies’ favourite as it competes for a coveted casino licence in Japan. The Malaysian outfit lacks the scale or the glitz of rivals in [...] » More

SDP applies to cancel 3 correction orders issued by Manpower Ministry under POFMA

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

An opposition party which was accused by the Singapore government of publishing “specific falsehoods” on Friday (3 January) said it has submitted an application [...] » More

Singapore’s factory activity snaps 7 months of contraction in December

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Factory activity in Singapore returned to growth in December for the first time in seven months, a private survey showed on Friday (January 3), boosted by greater demand for [...] » More

Singapore wholesalers turn to Malaysia after suspension of egg supplies from Ukraine farms

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Due to drug residue found in their eggs, two farms from Ukraine were suspended by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) last month, and some wholesalers have had to top up supply [...] » More

Alarm raised on role of dating apps on rise in HIV cases in the Philippines

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Gulf News | 6:02 AM

A Filipino lawmaker said authorities should look at the part played by dating apps in the rise in incidence of Aids-HIV in the Philippines. “Interventions like [...] » More

Philippines strengthens crackdown on consumer fraud

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Rapple | 6:02 AM

The Philippines is strengthening its crackdown on violators of the Competition Act with new policy adjustments coming from both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the [...] » More

No plastic bags. No worries. Thailand copes with the bag ban.

06-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

A ban on plastic bans came into force this week where 75 of Thailand’s key retailers eventually bit the bullet and decided to cave into pressure and stop issuing [...] » More