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 2017-08-24 02:44 

Jakarta Post

Myanmarese fugitive arrested for trafficking... +

Investigators from the National Polices detective unit have arrested Myanmar national Anwar Sadiq alias Muang Muang Tin, a fugitive wanted for his alleged involvement in a human-trafficking case found in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT)....

 2017-08-24 02:32 

Manila Bulletin

Taipei asks PH to arrest, extradite most-wanted fugitive... +

By Roy C. Mabasa Taiwan has asked Philippine authorities to arrest and extradite one of its most-wanted fugitives after learning that he is planning a major investment project in the Philippines. At the same time, it warned the Philippines against accepti...

 2017-08-24 02:23 

The Strait Times

Trump's olive branch to North Korea opens slim path to talks, say analysts... +

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - It's now been 27 days since North Korea last launched a missile. That's equal to the longest stretch that Pyongyang has gone since February without firing off a rocket.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-24 02:22 

The Strait Times

Sheng Siong supermarket launches affordable infant formula option... +

SINGAPORE - Amid calls for more affordable infant formula options here, supermarket chain Sheng Siong on Thursday (Aug 24) launched a new formula milk range from Australia, priced between $25.50 and $29.50 for a 900g tin.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-24 02:17 

The Strait Times

Malaysia PM Najib Razak accepts Donald Trump's invite for meeting at White House... +

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has accepted an invitation by United States President Donald Trump for talks at the White House in September.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-24 02:10 

Channel NewsAsia

United aim for hat-trick of wins to start season... +
 2017-08-24 02:10 

Manila Bulletin

Bautista ready to face impeachment... +

By Charissa M. Luci-Atienza Embattled Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andres Bautista is ready to face the impeachment complaint filed against him “at the proper time and at the proper forum.” He expressed readiness to answer the al...

 2017-08-24 02:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Typhoon leaves 12 dead after lashing Macau, Hong Kong... +
 2017-08-24 02:04 

The Strait Times

White House to send memo to Pentagon soon on transgender ban... +

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The White House is expected to tell the Pentagon in coming days how to implement a ban on transgender people in the military, according to a memo that says the defence secretary may decide whether to remove service members based on ...

 2017-08-24 02:02 

Malay Mail Online

These are the cheapest and most expensive student cities in Europe... +

LONDON, Aug 24 London and Paris have emerged the most expensive cities in Europe for students, while Budapest is the best choice for those on a shoestring budget.Thats according to a new report from online student housing site Uniplaces,...

 2017-08-24 02:02 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia needs to realize its sharia economy potential... +

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said that Indonesia needs to spread knowledge about the sharia economy to the public so the country with the worlds largest Muslim population could unearth the great potential of its Islamic economy....

 2017-08-24 02:01 

The Strait Times

Prince Harry defends Charles, says his father "was there for us" after Diana's death... +

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry defended the way his father, Prince Charles, cared for him and his brother as they grieved for their mother, Princess Diana, in a documentary previewed by the BBC on Wednesday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-24 02:00 

The Strait Times

Barisan Nasional candidates list done, says DPM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi... +

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Umno and most of the Barisan Nasional component parties have submitted a shortlist of candidates for the 14th general election, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.. Read more at straitstime...

 2017-08-24 02:00 

Jakarta Post

All Germany's gold returned from French vaults... +

The Bundesbank, Germany's central bank, said Wednesday it had returned to German soilall of its gold kept in Paris and some reserves from the US, three years ahead of schedule....

 2017-08-24 02:00 

The Strait Times

Pavilion Gas to provide LNG storage and reload services at the SLNG Terminal... +

SINGAPORE - Temasek-backed Pavilion Gas has inked an agreement with Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG) to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and reload services at the SLNG Terminal in Jurong Island.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-24 01:59 

Malay Mail Online

Trump to meet Najib in White House Sept 12... +

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 US President Donald Trump will be meeting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on September 12, the White House press secretary confirmed today.The meeting will mark 60 years of bilateral ties between the world...

 2017-08-24 01:51 

The Strait Times

Cambodia shuts down US non-government body, expels foreign staff... +

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodia on Wednesday (Aug 23) closed a prominent American non-government organisation (NGO) and ordered its foreign staff to leave the country, the latest salvo by Prime Minister Hun Sen against perceived critics before a general elect...

 2017-08-24 01:51 

Bangkok Post

Mahakan Fort cleanup begins... +

City Hall has started cleaning and renovating the centuries-old Mahakan Fort as part of its plan to tidy up areas surrounding Sanam Luang ahead of the royal cremation ceremony on Oct 25-29....

 2017-08-24 01:50 

Bangkok Post

AIS opens platform for startups... +

Advanced Info Service (AIS) aims to become a technology platform by providing technology and open application programming interface (API) systems to enterprises new and old....

 2017-08-24 01:45 

The Strait Times

New Zealander jailed for grabbing police officer's collar at Changi Airport... +

SINGAPORE - A drunk passenger who missed his flight to Bangkok while on transit here created a ruckus at Changi Airport and used criminal force on two policemen who attended to him.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-24 01:36 

The Strait Times

China's Xi pledges to properly address differences with South Korea - Xinhua... +

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's President Xi Jinping pledged to make concerted efforts with South Korea's President Moon Jae In to properly address differences between the two countries, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday (Aug 24).. Read...

 2017-08-24 01:30 

Malay Mail Online

Penang cops seize drugs worth RM245,300 in raid... +

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 24 The Penang police uncovered a drug-processing lab after detaining a contractor and his wifeand seized various drugs worth RM245,300 in a raid on an apartment unit in Perai, near here on Monday.The suspect, a 31-year-old...

 2017-08-24 01:30 

Channel NewsAsia

China's Xi pledges to properly address differences with South Korea - Xinhua... +
 2017-08-24 01:30 

Philippine Star

WATCH: Senate probe into killing of Kian delos Santos... +

The killing of Kian delos Santos, a 17-year-old Grade 11 student, last week has sparked public outrage and condemnation of President Rodrigo Duterte's so-cal...

 2017-08-24 01:29 

The Strait Times

Contaminated egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers S$53 million... +

THE HAGUE (AFP) - Europe's contaminated egg scare has cost Dutch poultry farmers at least 33 million euros (S$53 million), according to a preliminary estimate by the government.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-24 01:29 

Jakarta Post

Ten percent discount on toll roads offered to e-money users... +

Toll road users who pay with e-money will get a 10 percent discount on toll roads in Jakarta and the surrounding areas of Bogor, Tangerang, Bekasi and Bandung and other toll roads throughout Java and other parts of the archipelago....

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Philippine Star

McGregor has boxing skill, but enough to beat Mayweather?... +

LAS VEGAS Before Conor McGregor had even heard of mixed martial arts, he wanted to be a boxer....

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Timber seized at association... +

A Khmer-Vietnamese Association representative in Ratanakkiri yesterday denied that illegally logged timber confiscated from the groups office in Tes Anglong village on Tuesday belonged to the association. Sok Chea, the association director, said Forestry...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Election to have little impact on banks: MSP... +

Next years national election is unlikely to slow the rapid pace of bank lending growth but could put a temporary crimp in deposits, though the sector is expected to have sufficient liquidity to absorb the impact, according to a report released yesterday. ...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Japanese insurer opens new representative office... +

Japanese insurer Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co has opened a representative office in Phnom Penh to explore the insurance market in Cambodia and offer its non-life insurance products to Japanese companies operating in the Kingdom through referra...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Coastal authorities called out... +

Preah Sihanouks governor yesterday attributed the slow progress in combating private encroachment into ecologically sensitive mangrove and coastal regions to a careful approach, after the prime minister on Tuesday chided officials for failing to tackle th...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Ministry responds to MP’s request on silica... +

Responding to an official inquiry from an opposition lawmaker, the Ministry of Mines and Energy on Tuesday released details about silica sand exports, which became a source of minor controversy after they were revealed to be exempt from a ban on sand expo...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Ministry considering altruistic surrogacy... +

The Ministry of Womens Affairs is considering legalising altruistic surrogacy in Cambodia, but yesterday reaffirmed it would completely outlaw the commercial industry. However, observers yesterday warned of a potential minefield surrounding altruistic su...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Government spokesman lashes out on Facebook... +

Government spokesman Phay Siphan lashed out at a host of Western individuals and organisations in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening, accusing them of violating the sovereignty of Cambodia and attempting to use the Kingdom as a battleground with China. Th...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Belt-tightening time, PM says... +

Prime Minister Hun Sen asked government agencies to cut back on recruiting new workers on Tuesday, citing the creation of a new infantry brigade in Stung Treng province as one reason why the number of new hires must be reduced to the minimum even though ...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Wife throws acid over husband in argument... +

A Kampong Cham woman is on the run after she allegedly doused her husband in acid on Tuesday night, marking Cambodias fifth acid attack so far this year. Chealea Commune Police Chief Luy Tongchhe said Seng Sovan, 58, is suspected of throwing acid over he...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Local produce certified organic for EU market... +

An international certification body has granted its first European Union organic certificate to Cambodian fruits and vegetables, clearing a hurdle for their export to the EU market, German development agency GIZ announced yesterday. Ten Ra, technical advi...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Alleged head of drug ring dies in custody... +

The suspected leader of a drug ring died in custody on Tuesday after being sent to a Phnom Penh hospital, a Prisons Department official said yesterday. Si La Loy, 42, was arrested in May along with two accomplices and charged with drug trafficking after a...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Kampot, Kandal land disputes... +

Villagers from two provinces gathered in front of the Land Management Ministry yesterday to seek intervention in land disputes in Kampot and Kandal, a day after villagers from Koh Kong province scuffled with police at a similar protest. The protesters we...

 2017-08-24 01:26 

Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom’s discers in tough debut... +

It was a baptism of fire for Cambodias Team Yeak-or at the 2017 edition of the Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships, whose mixed division was won by Team Mulatto from host nation the Philippines. Debuting Yeak-or finished 24th out of the 28 teams, but...

 2017-08-24 01:20 

The Strait Times

Battered Macau and Hong Kong clean up after Typhoon Hato leaves trail of destruction, up to HK$8b in losses... +

HONG KONG - Macau and Hong Kong were left picking up the pieces after a battering by one of the biggest storms to hit the region.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-24 01:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Thick rough greets players as PGA Tour playoffs begin... +
 2017-08-24 01:18 

Tech in Asia

Microsoft accelerator picks 14 startups it can connect with global clients... +

The 14 startups in the latest Microsoft accelerator batch in Bangalore includes one from Indonesia for the first time....

 2017-08-24 01:16 

The Strait Times

Spanish swimmer forfeits race at World Championships to hold minute's silence for Barcelona victims... +

BUDAPEST - A Spanish swimmer competing at the Fina World Masters Championships has earned praise for forgoing his race last Saturday (Aug 19) to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona attacks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-24 01:15 

Jakarta Post

Hundreds street children, orphans visit Dufan for free... +

More than 1,000 street children and orphans visited the Fantasy World (Dufan) amusement park at Ancol Dreamland Park in NorthJakarta on Wednesday for free, facilitated by the city administration and business enterprises....

 2017-08-24 01:14 

The Strait Times

Singapore shares open 0.43% higher on Thursday ... +

Singapore shares opened higher on Thursday (Aug 23), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at3,273.96in early trade, up 0.43 per cent, or 13.91points.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-08-24 01:07 

Manila Bulletin

PH solar panel facility to revitalize local renewable energy industry DOE... +

By MB Online Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said the inauguration of the first Filipino-owned solar panel facility in Batangas on Wednesdayis a testament to the government’s progress in revitalizing the local renewable energy (RE) industry f...

 2017-08-24 01:06 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Russian ambassador to Sudan found dead in swimming pool... +

Khartoum, Sudan --- Russia's ambassador to Sudan, veteran diplomat Mirgayas Shirinsky, was found dead in the swimming pool at his Khartoum home on Wednesday, Sudanese and Russian officials said. "The Russian ambassador died this evening at his Khartoum r...

 2017-08-24 01:04 

Philippine Star

Irving-Thomas deal continues NBA summer of blockbuster moves... +

The group of 2017 Eastern Conference All-Stars who have changed teams this summer would form an impressive starting lineup....

 2017-08-24 01:00 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

NIEC to welcome first early childhood education trainees in 2019... +

SINGAPORE - The new national training institute for early childhood educators will admit its first batch of teacher trainees in 2019. It will also be funded and overseen by the Ministry of Education (MOE). Announcing this at a media briefing yesterday, t...

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