Archive for February 13th, 2020

Malaysian glove makers allay WHO’s concern about potential chronic shortage

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

Malaysian glove manufacturers are increasing their production to avoid a possible shortage that the World Health Organization (WHO) flagged as concern due to the persisting [...] » More

Malaysia’s fourth-quarter economic growth slumps to decade-low, virus to hit first quarter

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

Malaysia’s economy grew 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, the slowest pace in a decade, due to lower output of palm oil, crude oil and natural gas, [...] » More

UK sees Malaysia as possible gateway to Asia-Pacific trade

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

Britain, which is promoting itself as a willing trade partner for the Asia-Pacific region after Brexit, is seeking close alignment with Malaysia, which is considering [...] » More

Malaysia domestic trade ministry conducting inspections to ensure no panic buying of essentials by Singaporeans in Johor

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

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has been conducting surveillance in Johor since Saturday (February 8) to ensure there is no panic buying of essential food or [...] » More

The missing link in Malaysia’s maritime industry

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

Malaysia could easily be the top maritime nation in southeast Asia. It is surrounded by sea on both sides, including the two Borneo states. But for that to happen, it must [...] » More

Malaysia’s population rises to 32.68 million in Q4

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s population in the fourth quarter 2019 was estimated at 32.68 million, up 0.6 percent from the same quarter in the previous year, official data showed [...] » More

Two coronavirus patients discharged from Malaysian hospitals remain in the country for now: Chinese embassy

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

Two of the three novel coronavirus patients who have been discharged from Malaysian hospitals are currently still in the country, said the Chinese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. [...] » More

Malaysian palm giant bars supplier, identifies risky ones amid deforestation worries

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

Sime Darby Plantation, the world’s largest palm oil planter, has suspended a supplier for failing to meet its environmental standards and identified 54 others as [...] » More

Coronavirus: Singapore and Malaysia to set up joint working group to control spread

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Singapore and Malaysia will set up a joint working group to prevent and control the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Singapore has nominated Senior minister of [...] » More

US downgrade could stoke bias against Malaysian airlines: regulator

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

Malaysia’s aviation regulator said on Tuesday its airlines could be discriminated against by foreign authorities after the country’s air safety rating was [...] » More

WHO names deadly virus from China as ‘COVID-19′

WHO names deadly virus from China as ‘COVID-19′

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

The UN health agency on Tuesday announced that “COVID-19″ will be the official name of the deadly virus from China, saying the disease represented a “very [...] » More

Bird flu outbreak reported in central Vietnam

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s central Thanh Hoa province has culled more than 23,000 poultries, mostly ducks and chickens in its two A/H5N6 bird flu-hit districts, Vietnam News Agency [...] » More

UK police say 39 Vietnamese died from lack of oxygen, overheating

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

Thirty-nine Vietnamese migrants found in the back of a truck in Britain last year died of lack of oxygen and overheating, police said on Tuesday, citing provisional autopsy [...] » More

Not just Chinese travellers staying away as virus shakes Asian tourism

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

As a driver of one of Thailand’s renowned “tuk tuk” motorised rickshaws, Amonchai Laodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on [...] » More

Hanoi metro trial run postponed on Chinese experts’ inability to return

13-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VN Express | 6:02 AM

A 20-day trial run on Hanoi’s first metro line has been put off since Chinese experts working on it are stuck in their country amid the new coronavirus epidemic. The [...] » More