Archive for February 1st, 2020

Too soon to gauge virus impact on sales

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

Retailers expect a mild impact from the coronavirus outbreak on their sales if the situation is resolved by the end of March. Worawoot Ounjai, president of the Thai Retailers [...] » More

Thailand considers suspending visa-on-arrival for Chinese

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The Cabinet committee responsible for “preventing emerging diseases” will meet today to roll out various measures in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak [...] » More

Holiday spots in southern Thailand face hard times after coronavirus outbreak

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

Thai tourist boat company “Love Andaman” is facing a bleak February after China banned all outbound group tours this week to try to contain the coronavirus [...] » More

China sends two flights to bring back Wuhan citizens from Thailand and Malaysia

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

China’s aviation authority has dispatched two Xiamen Airlines flights to bring back Wuhan citizens to the Chinese city from Bangkok in Thailand and Kota Kinabalu in [...] » More

Indonesia offers reward for plucking tyre off giant croc’s neck

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Indonesian authorities are offering a reward to anyone who can rescue a saltwater crocodile with a motorbike tyre stuck around its neckand survive. The contest will see one [...] » More

Wuhan virus: All steps have been taken to ensure no outbreak in Indonesia, says health minister

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

All steps have been taken to ensure that there will be no coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia, said Health minister Terawan Agus Putranto, amid heightened concern that the [...] » More

Indonesia Stabilising Markets Amid Virus Fears, Warjiyo Says

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Bank Indonesia is trying to stabilise financial markets as “unprecedented fears” over the spreading coronavirus trigger outflows, Governor Perry Warjiyo said. [...] » More

Thousands on virus lockdown at China-backed plant in Indonesia

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

More than 40,000 workers at a vast Chinese-controlled industrial complex in Indonesia have been quarantined over fears about the spread of a deadly coronavirus strain which [...] » More

WHO’s global emergency declaration: What does it mean for Malaysia?

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) spread as a global emergency would not affect Malaysia much locally, but it allows countries to [...] » More

Coronavirus: Malaysia may push stimulus package ‘if necessary’, too early to revise GDP forecast for now

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian government is not discounting bringing forward its stimulus packages planned to address the US-China trade war risks in light of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, [...] » More

Politician urges Sarawak to use former leprosy centre for outbreaks

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

State Reform Party (STAR) president Lina Soo today urged the state government to designate the Rajah Charles Brooke Memorial Hospital (RCBMH) as a permanent dedicated medical [...] » More

Prosecution objects to Najib’s application to inspect items seized by MACC

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The prosecution has objected to an application by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his family to carry out physical examination of items allegedly linked to [...] » More

Malaysian rail project stops Chinese workers returning from Wuhan

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

More than a dozen Chinese workers at a ‘Belt and Road’ train project in Malaysia who had gone home to Wuhan for the Lunar New Year have been told not to return [...] » More

Coronavirus: Malaysia to donate 18 million medical gloves to China

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Malaysia will donate 18 million pieces of medical gloves to China to assist in the fight against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic. Malaysia is the world’s [...] » More

Guan Eng: Malaysia’s economic achievement marred by fake news and political noise

01-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Finance minister Lim Guan Eng said Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) achievements in steering the country’s growth and reducing the fiscal deficit were overshadowed by [...] » More