Archive for January 20th, 2020

In fake news case, Singapore government says ordinary person would have misread SDP’s posts

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The Singapore government on Friday argued that online posts made by an opposition party would have misled people into thinking local jobs were being lost to foreigners, as [...]
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Police refute Singaporean who claimed he was improperly extradited to Malaysia

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

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has refuted allegations made by a Singaporean man claiming to have been extradited to Malaysia without due process following his arrest in [...]
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Tan Cheng Bock introduces ‘political rookie’ as PSP’s 2nd-in-command

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

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, the leader of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), announced on Friday (17 January) new additions to the party’s central executive committee (CEC), [...]
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China-backed dam threatens Indigenous people in the Philippines

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera News | 6:02 AM

The Pulangi River flows through the remote Pantaron range of central Mindanao, where the Manobo Indigenous people move between their small riverside encampments by boat; [...]
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Simon Bridges to raise concerns over killings in Philippines trip

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | RNZ | 6:02 AM

Along with National’s Defence spokesperson Mark Mitchell, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee and New Zealand’s first Filipino MP Paulo Garcia, Bridges [...]
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Thais find second case linked to China mystery virus

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

Thailand detected its second case of a mysterious SARS-linked virus in a visitor from China, health officials said Friday, as authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of [...]
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30 million in lottery windfall to central Thailand winning tickets

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Thai Residents | 6:02 AM

There’s been three big winners for last Friday’s bi-monthly Thai government Lottery in Thailand’s central provinces. The winning numbers for the latest draw [...]
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Higher Productivity is Key to Thailand’s Future Economic Growth and Prosperity

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Moderndiplomacy | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s growth slowed to an estimated 2.5 percent in 2019 from 4.1 percent in 2018, due to external and domestic factors. The economy is projected to pick up [...]
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Dutchman jailed for 100 years in Thailand for money laundering is released

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | The Chiang Rai Times | 6:02 AM

A Dutch citizen who was jailed for 100 years in Thailand, is now on his way home after years of campaigning for his release. His sentence was reduced to 75 years on appeal [...]
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PM orders military to help fight drought

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Thai News | 6:02 AM

The prime minister and minister of Defence has ordered the armed forces to deploy personnel to support drought disaster mitigation operations in all affected areas until the [...]
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Malaysia: Indonesian Fishermen Kidnapped off Sabah Waters

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Benar News | 6:02 AM

Authorities on Saturday said they suspect a Southern Philippine kidnap-for-ransom group kidnapped five Indonesian fishermen from Malaysian waters in eastern Sabah earlier [...]
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SoftBank offers $40 billion investment for a new Indonesian capital

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

Japan’s SoftBank SFTBY, 0.34 percent is offering to invest $30 billion to $40 billion in the development of a new Indonesian capital, an official said Friday. The [...]
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No immediate injuries reported after earthquake shakes Indonesia

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

A strong inland earthquake late Saturday night struck Indonesia’s easternmost Papua province. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties. The [...]
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Balancing faith and tradition: Indonesia’s Chinese Muslims mark CNY in their own ways

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

Like other Chinese Indonesians, Naga Kurniadi looks forward to spending time with his family this Chinese New Year, as well as participating in some of the customs and [...]
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How many Indonesian mosques are there? Indonesia is counting

20-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Asia News | 6:02 AM

How many mosques are there in the world’s most populous Islamic country? This is the question a team of a thousand people has been trying to answer since 2013, tasked [...]
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