Archive for February 12th, 2020

Thai government mourns dead in soldier’s shooting rampage

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s government and civil servants were asked to dress in black Tuesday to mourn the dead in a soldier’s shooting rampage in a northeastern city where a [...]
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Thailand reports new case of coronavirus, total now 33

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thailand has recorded one new case of coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 33 since January, a health ministry official said on Tuesday. The new case is a [...]
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Tearful Thai general says ‘don’t blame army’ for soldier’s rampage

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

An emotional Thai army chief on Tuesday urged a nation in mourning over a mass shooting “not to blame the army” after a soldier gunned down at least 29 people in [...]
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Thailand starts releasing shooting victims’ bodies to families; many of the wounded in serious condition

Thailand starts releasing shooting victims’ bodies to families; many of the wounded in serious condition

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FoxNews | 6:02 AM

Thailand officials started releasing the bodies Monday of the 29 people killed over the weekend in the country’s worst-ever mass shooting. Many of the 58 others wounded [...]
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Donations top B23m for victims of Korat shooting rampage

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Donations have poured in for victims of a shooting rampage in this northeastern province on Saturday that left 30 people, including the gunman, dead and scores wounded. The [...]
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Coronavirus: Price of a box of N95 masks cost more than a gram of gold in Indonesia

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

The price of a box of masks for the first time has surpassed a gram of gold, one retailer has been quoted as saying. The price for a box of 20 N95 3M masks at Pasar Pramuka, [...]
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Tin miner Timah to invest Rp 2 trillion this year for expansion

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

State-owned tin miner PT Timah is slated to invest around Rp 2 trillion (US$145.6 million) to finance expansion projects this year, including the construction of a tin [...]
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Have no fear, Indonesia’s Spider-Man will clean up your trash

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesian cafe worker Rudi Hartono struggled to persuade residents of his small coastal community of Parepare to follow his example and pick up rubbish strewn on the streets [...]
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Moody’s affirms Indonesia’s sovereign credit rating amid stable growth

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

International rating agency Moody’s Investor Service has affirmed its stable rating outlook for Indonesian government debts and maintained local and long-term issuer [...]
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Exclusive: Indonesia targets sensitive cuts in severance pay in new bill

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia plans to loosen rigid rules on mandatory severance compensation in a new bill aimed at improving the investment climate in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, [...]
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Hiding in Indonesia from the coronavirus, but is the country truly virus-free?

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

A family from Shanghai was vacationing in Singapore last month when they learnt that the new coronavirus had arrived there from China. So they packed up and flew to the [...]
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Government to complete hospital holding company establishment by December

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry is set to complete the establishment of a hospital holding company by December. Minister Erick Thohir said on Monday that the [...]
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Factbox: Indonesia’s parliament debates sweeping new tax bill

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia’s parliament will soon begin debating a sweeping new bill that proposes corporate tax cuts and seeks to make internet giants pay more taxes, as part of a [...]
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Five Urgent Issues for Indonesia’s President to Address

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | HRW | 6:02 AM

On February 10, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (known as Jokowi) will address Australia’s parliament. Indonesia is often referred to as the democratic success story [...]
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Saudi Arabia provides Rp 1.4 trillion to empower farmers, fisherfolk

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Saudi Arabia will provide Rp 1.4 trillion (about $102 million) to help empower farmers and fisherfolk through the establishment of a sharia-based digital payment platform to [...]
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