Archive for October 7th, 2019

UN hails Malaysia’s efforts at promoting unity

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:46 AM

The United Nations (UN) has hailed the government’s efforts to promote unity and interfaith harmony, particularly the proposal to establish a National Harmony and [...]
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Tanjung Piai poll will be Johor BN’s test before GE15, says chapter chief

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:44 AM

The coming Tanjung Piai by-election will serve as a test for Barisan Nasional (BN) as it prepares for the 15th general election (GE15), Johor Umno chair Datuk Hasni Mohammad [...]
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MACC chief says many politicians yet to grasp spirit of Constitution, hampering reform

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:44 AM

Many political leaders do not yet have a full grasp of the spirit of the Constitution, which throws up speed bumps on the road to reform, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission [...]
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Business Briefs 07 Oct 2019

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | | 9:12 AM

* Foreign investors net bought a total of VND10.8 trillion worth of local shares from January to September, with exchange-traded funds accounting for nearly half of the [...]
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HK’s transport system shut down after night of violence

HK’s transport system shut down after night of violence

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s entire mass transit rail system was suspended on Saturday after a night of violence sparked by a ban on pro-democracy protesters wearing face masks, as the [...]
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HK court grants bail to 18-year-old student protester still in hospital recovering from gunshot wound inflicted by police officer

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

A Hong Kong court on Friday granted bail to the 18-year-old student protester who was charged with rioting and assaulting police while in hospital recovering from a gunshot [...]
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Hundreds return to HK streets as metro, shops shut after violence

Hundreds return to HK streets as metro, shops shut after violence

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong fell eerily silent on Saturday, with the subway and most shopping malls closed in an unprecedented shutdown of one of the world’s biggest commercial centres [...]
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HK’s ban on masks at protests sparks night of violent protests

HK’s ban on masks at protests sparks night of violent protests

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong woke to a city transformed Saturday, after protesters went on a rampage across the territory in reaction to the government’s use of emergency powers to ban [...]
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HK protesters defy mask ban as city grinds to halt

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a ban on face masks as much of the city ground to a halt on Saturday with the subway suspended and swathes [...]
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HK protests: MTR, banks, supermarkets and shopping centres all closed as city grinds to halt after another night of violence

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s entire railway network was at a standstill on Saturday, while dozens of shopping centres, shops, and banks, also closed as the city reeled from the [...]
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HK’s uncles and aunties take on role of guardian angels, watching over the young protesters amid violence

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

As riot police chased and arrested protesters outside a luxury mall in Hong Kong last Sunday, two black-clad youth ducked behind a huddle of middle-aged and elderly people, [...]
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UPDATE 8-Police fire tear gas as protests swell after HK imposes emergency powers

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers last used more than 50 years ago on Friday, in a dramatic move that enraged protesters who [...]
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UPDATE 1-HK must protect freedom of assemblyUN rights office

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The United Nations human rights office said on Friday that any new government measures to cope with protests in Hong Kong must be grounded in law and protect the right to [...]
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After a HK protester is shot, the cycle of violence threatens more tragedy

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | NBC News | 6:02 AM

Further escalation could lead to a more severe crackdown by the Hong Kong government or a military intervention by Beijing, making the movement’s goals all the more [...]
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HK metro stays shut after night of violent protests

HK metro stays shut after night of violent protests

07-Oct-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong fell eerily silent on Saturday, with the subway and most shopping malls closed in an unprecedented shutdown of one of the world’s biggest commercial centers [...]
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