Archive for April 27th, 2020

Thailand’s wildlife is thriving in shutdown, but maybe not for long

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

There have been a lot of viral news stories going around Thailand the last few weeks about the way wildlife is rebounding while humans are all hunkered down at home under [...] » More

Pandemic: Indonesians against the suspension of commercial flights

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AsiaNews | 6:02 AM

Many Indonesians are opposed to the government’s decision to suspend all domestic and international commercial flights, starting today until 1 June in order to combat [...] » More

As Indonesia’s Idul Fitri travel curbs kick in, some relieved to reach hometown while others are stranded

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

The moment Permana set foot in the Kalideres bus terminal on Thursday (April 23) afternoon, he knew his chances of getting to his village in Banten province’s Serang [...] » More

Indonesia utility PLN says not seeking to delay debt payments

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

Indonesian state electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) will not seek to defer payments on its commercial loans or bonds, the utility said late on Thursday, [...] » More

Indonesia has the world’s biggest Muslim population. It just banned holiday travel over Ramadan

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Indonesia has temporarily banned domestic road, air and sea travel starting Friday to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as millions of Muslims mark the start of the holy [...] » More

In Indonesia, some doctors are fighting coronavirus in rain gear

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

Indonesia had one doctor for every 10,000 people at the onset of the spread of the coronavirus. Now, there are even fewer, as doctors are dying on the front lines of the [...] » More

Indonesia travel ban leaves workers stranded during Ramadan

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Al Jazeera | 6:02 AM

Every year during Ramadan more than 20 million workers leave Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, to travel back to their hometowns before the Muslim holiday of Eid. But the [...] » More

Indonesia claims daily testing capacity increase to 12,000

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:02 AM

Foreign minister Retno Marsudi has claimed that the central government increased its Covid-19 testing capacity to 12,000 per day, showing a wide discrepancy with the data [...] » More

For Perikatan’s technocrats, Covid-19 an opening to reset Malaysia’s economy

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

For Putrajaya’s technocrats, the Covid-19 crisis provides an opening for industries to reshape a domestic economy highly reliant on manual labour into that driven by [...] » More

Malaysia’s cinemas extend closure again until this May

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | The Hive Asia | 6:02 AM

Following prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement yesterday evening that the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been extended to 12 May 2020, cinemas in [...] » More

Malaysia reports 88 new coronavirus cases and one new death

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

Malaysian health authorities on Friday reported 88 new coronavirus cases and one more death. That brought the cumulative total to 5,691 cases in Malaysia, with the daily rise [...] » More

Chinese expert: Malaysia’s anti-Covid 19 measures ‘comprehensive, effective’

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Members of a Chinese consultant expert team have spoken positively on Malaysia’s “comprehensive and effective” measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, [...] » More

China’s experiences helpful for Malaysia to fight COVID-19: health official

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

China’s experiences in fighting the COVID-19 are helpful for Malaysia to formulate its own strategy and action plan against the pandemic, a Malaysian health official [...] » More

Refugees are humans, too, show your humanity

27-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Free Malaysia Today | 6:02 AM

Faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia is going through a challenging time the virus has taken many of our privileges away but we must rise to it with humanity. As the [...] » More

With due dates looming and COVID-19 curbs, Malaysian expectant mums in Singapore faced with hard choices

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

Chow Yan Mei and her husband, who are from Ipoh but working in Singapore, have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of their firstborn. Now eight months into her pregnancy, [...] » More