Archive for April 11th, 2020

Covid-19 crisis sees NGOs reaching out to help the unfortunate who slip through the net

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Aside from medical personnel and other state officials at the forefront of the country’s fight against the new coronavirus outbreak, there still are small groups of [...] » More

Thailand needs more cooperation from its citizens to curb coronavirus spread, says deputy prime minister

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

Despite cooperation from the Thai people, more work is needed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Thailand’s deputy prime minister Anutin Charnvirakul told CNBC’s [...] » More

Recovered patients to donate blood plasma

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Two women who had coronavirus disease and have fully recovered have offered to donate blood plasma to help other patients, the provincial public health chief said on Friday. [...] » More

Final stages before CP start punching out face masks in Thailand

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The Charoen Pokphand Group also known as CP has announced that the plane that they chartered from China has arrived in Thailand carrying the new mask manufacturing machine [...] » More

Consumer confidence hits historic low

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Consumer confidence slumped to a historic low in March as people worried about the spread of the coronavirus, which is estimated to cost 1-1.5 trillion baht in losses to the [...] » More

Coronavirous cash handouts may not last full 6 months

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The much touted 5000 baht handouts to “informal workers” affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus, originally announced for 3 months but later extended to 6, may not [...] » More

China’s space programme suffered another setback on Thursday night with its second rocket launch failure in less than a month.

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Officials are investigating what caused a malfunction during the third stage of the Long March-3B launch after lift-off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in southwest [...] » More

Australia withdraws ambassador to Indonesia because of COVID-19 fears

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheAge | 6:02 AM

The Australian government has taken the extraordinary step of withdrawing its top diplomatic envoy to Jakarta because of the fast-spreading coronavirus. Gary Quinlan, 69, has [...] » More

Indonesian doctor’s death exposes heartbreaking risks of coronavirus battle

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

When Indonesian doctor Ratih Purwarini was buried at dusk in a Jakarta cemetery, only her son Firos saw her plastic-wrapped coffin used for coronavirus victims lowered into [...] » More

Indonesia receives 58 foreign aid packages for COVID-19 relief: Foreign minister

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Indonesia had received 58 international aid packages for COVID-19 relief. They came from foreign governments, international [...] » More

‘Break the chain!’: Businesses brace for Jakarta’s social restrictions

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Essential-needs businesses have promised smooth services with retail stocks sufficient at least until May as Jakarta, Indonesia’s economic powerhouse, will enforce [...] » More

Indonesia’s New Worry Is Its Debt-Saddled State-Owned Businesses

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus crisis is creating a new threat for Indonesia’s debt-laden state-owned businesses. Many had binged on debt for years, faced accusations of mismanagement [...] » More

IS-linked couple go on trial over bid to kill Indonesian minister

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

A couple with links to Islamic State went on trial in Indonesia Thursday for a failed assassination attempt last year on the country’s former chief security minister, [...] » More

Anti-graft activists warn Indonesia not to repeat mistakes of past economic bailouts

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

Antigraft activists have called on the government to be transparent in the disbursement of the recently unveiled Rp 405.1 trillion (US$24.68 billion) Covid-19 economic [...] » More

Indonesia’s first 3 COVID-19 patients open up about online hate and stigmatisation

11-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

“Because of you, my wedding is now cancelled,” said one social media post. “Because of you, my graduation is cancelled,” said another. There was also [...] » More