Archive for February 28th, 2020

Explainer: New battle between old Malaysian rivals Mahathir and Anwar

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

The political chaos Mahathir Mohamad, 94, plunged Malaysia into this week by resigning as prime minister has turned into a new showdown between him and his old rival Anwar [...] » More

Malaysian king summons Mahathir, who’s trying to be PM again

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Malaysian interim leader Mahathir Mohamad says Parliament will pick a new prime minister after the king failed to establish who has majority support following the collapse of [...] » More

Despite political turbulence, Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remain sound: Analysts

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

While uncertainty over the federal administration is clouding the horizon, Malaysia’s strong economic fundamentals means it is likely to be resilient, said economists [...] » More

Malaysia not ready for non-partisan govt, say analysts

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Free MalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

Analysts say Malaysia is not ready for the establishment of a non-partisan government, citing a lack of political literacy in both the people and politicians. Awang Azman [...] » More

Who is Malaysia’s king, who will decide on its new prime minister?

Who is Malaysia’s king, who will decide on its new prime minister?

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

Tossed into political turmoil after Mahathir Mohamad resigned as prime minister on Monday, Malaysia is now waiting for its king to decide who could emerge as the new leader [...] » More

Rising sea levels put Burma’s villages on frontline of climate change

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

Three years ago, the villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar’s southeast coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges from the Gulf of [...] » More

Airports designated to serve flights from RoK’s epidemic-hit areas

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 6:02 AM

Flights departing from epidemic-hit areas in the Republic of Korea (RoK) will land at designated airports in Vietnam in a move to help prevent the spread of the acute [...] » More

Vietnam’s healthcare benefit cost to grow 12.1pct in 2020: Survey

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | HanoiTimes | 6:02 AM

The recent and on-going healthcare emergency caused by the Covid-19 also highlights the need to review how employers manage and deliver healthcare benefits. Growth in [...] » More

Increased health consciousness among consumers impacts FMCG market

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The SaigonTimes | 6:02 AM

Vietnamese consumers prefer less physical contact with crowds amid the coronavirus outbreak, leading to a decline in shopping traffic with a larger basket size per trip, thus [...] » More

Capacity of coal-fired power plants to drop in 2025

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 6:02 AM

The capacity of coal-fired power plants in Vietnam will be reduced to 8,760 MW in 2025 and 6,340 in 2030 due to the sluggish implementation of several projects and the [...] » More

Vietnam to launch nine-month tourism stimulus campaign

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The SaigonTimes | 6:02 AM

To revitalise the local tourism industry, which is encountering losses over the new coronavirus outbreak, Vietnamese tourism authorities will run a tourism stimulus campaign [...] » More

Lang Son restores cross-border trade activities by locals

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 6:02 AM

The northern border province of Lang Son on February 26 agreed with China’s proposal to resume cross-border trade activities by local residents. Starting from February [...] » More

E-commerce: a fierce race

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | SGGP News | 6:02 AM

Vietnam is now one of the fastest-growing countries in the e-commerce market in the region, with an average annual growth rate of about 30 percent from 2013 to 2018. But this [...] » More

Work on My Thuan 2 Bridge to start tomorrow

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The SaigonTimes | 6:02 AM

Work on the My Thuan 2 Bridge connecting the Mekong Delta provinces of Tien Giang and Vinh Long will begin tomorrow, February 27, according to the Ministry of Transport. [...] » More

Vinalines to lose more than $42.7 million from Covid-19 epidemic

28-Feb-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 6:02 AM

Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) estimated it would lose VND992 billion (US$42.7 million) in seaport-related revenue and VND224 billion in profit in the first two [...] » More