Archive for January 30th, 2020

Indonesian ministry confirms biodiesel B30 safe

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 7:10 AM

The use of environmentally friendly oil or biodiesel in Indonesia is entering a new phase with the launch of B30 by President Joko Widodo on December 23, 2019. The campaign [...]
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Indonesia to step up data protection with new bill amid booming digital economy

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:10 AM

Indonesia’s government has submitted a bill to parliament aimed at protecting consumer data in the digital era, which includes punishment of up to seven years in jail [...]
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Mongabay editor has now been detained 6 weeks in Indonesia

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Mongabay | 7:09 AM

Mongabay editor Philip Jacobson was detained in Indonesia on December 17, 2019 over an alleged issue with his business visa. Jacobson was formally arrested on January 21 and [...]
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Indonesia’s Aceh unveils new female flogging squad

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 7:09 AM

The masked woman nervously approaches her target, shuffles into position and then unleashes a flurry of lashes proving herself as the newest member of the first female [...]
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China coronavirus: HK workers told to stay at home as government and businesses try to stop virus spreading

China coronavirus: HK workers told to stay at home as government and businesses try to stop virus spreading

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

Civil servants, bank staff, lawyers, and a host of other private sector employees have been asked to work from home as Hong Kong does its best to minimise the threat of the [...]
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First love on the front lines: Coming of age in the HK protests

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

Many years from now, far from the spray of water cannons and the unmistakable smell of tear gas, they will look back on their season of protest and remember exactly how they [...]
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HK Cuts China Flights To Fight Wuhan Coronavirus, But Other governments Unlikely To Follow Suit

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:02 AM

With passengers still travelling by air amid the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, Hong Kong’s government announced it was halving the number of flights to Mainland China, [...]
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HK’s Melco cooperating with Japan casino bribery probe source

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

Hong Kong casino operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd is cooperating with Japanese prosecutors in a widening bribery investigation of a senior Japanese ruling party [...]
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HK stocks tank on virus fear but most of Asia bounces

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

European stock markets recovered further Wednesday, as positive Apple earnings and US data offset concerns over the spreading coronavirus that has caused airlines to [...]
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China refuses Taiwan’s requests to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:02 AM

China has refused Taiwan’s requests to charter planes and bring its citizens home after being trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Taiwan news outlet chinatimes.com [...]
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Foxconn says plans in place to meet production obligations after virus outbreak

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

Apple Inc supplier Foxconn said it could continue to meet all manufacturing obligations in the wake of a coronavirus outbreak in China even as the iPhone maker flagged [...]
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Taiwan reports first case of domestic coronavirus transmission

Taiwan reports first case of domestic coronavirus transmission

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

Taiwan reported its first case of domestic transmission of the new coronavirus on Tuesday and raised its travel warning for China, saying people should avoid going unless [...]
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Two more imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus reported in Taiwan

30-Jan-2020 Intellasia | Focus Taiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) reported two new imported cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection on Tuesday, bringing the total number of [...]
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Taiwan advises against all China travel, releases mask stocks

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

Taiwan raised its travel warning for China on Tuesday saying that people should avoid going unless absolutely necessary amid an outbreak of the new coronavirus there, and [...]
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Twitter row over Taiwan virus response hits UN aviation body

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

A Twitter row over Taiwan’s lack of access to international agencies to fight the new coronavirus outbreak has landed the UN aviation body in hot water after it blocked [...]
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