Archive for February 3rd, 2020

How is Indonesia’s human rights record stacking up?

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | East Asia Forum | 6:02 AM

The administration of Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo accomplished little in the human rights realm last year in Indonesia. Jokowi’s 2019 election campaign promised to [...] » More

Indonesian evacuees from China’s Hubei to be quarantined in Natuna military base

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

Indonesian officials said on Saturday that around 250 of its nationals being evacuated from China’s Hubei province, the centre of the coronavirus epidemic, will be [...] » More

Coronavirus emergency: Malaysia to take lead from WHO

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Star | 6:02 AM

Malaysia will take the lead from the World Health Organization (WHO) now that the body has declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) a global emergency, even as the number [...] » More

Malaysia lends a helping hand to China

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Star | 6:02 AM

Malaysia will be donating 18 million pieces of medical gloves to China to assist in the fight against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) epidemic. Malaysia is the [...] » More

DA travels to Malaysia to give human rights training

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Littleton Independent | 6:02 AM

George Brauchler, 18th Judicial District attorney, recently traveled to Malaysia on behalf of the Department of Defense to conduct human rights-related training. Brauchler, a [...] » More

Wuhan virus fears infect Malaysian economy

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Star | 6:02 AM

THE “Wuhan virus” or novel coronavirus, which has claimed 213 lives so far, invokes the unpleasant memories of the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that [...] » More

Vietnam Airlines to suspend flights to Chinese destinations

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

Vietnam Airlines will suspend its flights to destinations in China from next week over coronavirus concerns, the company said on Friday. Its flights between Vietnam and [...] » More

Burma turns back China Southern flight over coronavirus fears: government spokesman

Burma turns back China Southern flight over coronavirus fears: government spokesman

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

Authorities in Myanmar turned back a China Southern flight from Guangzhou with almost everyone on board on Friday after one of the passengers was found with flu symptoms [...] » More

Mongolia bans Chinese, foreigners arriving from China

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

Mongolia said Friday it will ban Chinese nationals and foreigners coming from China by plane, train or road to prevent the spread of a deadly virus. The ban will be enforced [...] » More

Why you shouldn’t cancel your holiday to Asia over coronavirus fears

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:02 AM

As this week of sadness and madness has dragged on, it has become clear that there is plenty in common in the mindsets of some people who voted to leave the European Union [...] » More

Tourism industry hit hard as Chinese tourists stay home

03-Feb-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Bill Egerton received an alarming email. “All tours inbound from China that have been booked with me were all canceled I lost 15 tours for [...] » More