Archive for April, 2020

Don Mueang Airport prepares to reopen

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

Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport is preparing to open for more flights beginning this Friday, as 2 airlines have announced plans to resume limited domestic [...] » More

Indonesia to defend coronavirus spending in top court

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

The Indonesian government will defend its emergency regulation for a massive spending increase to cushion its economy against the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, an [...] » More

Indonesians, Malaysians return home via North Sumatra airport

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

As many as 194 Malaysian and Indonesian citizens flew back to their respective homelands on Tuesday via Kualanamu International Airport in Deli Serdang regency, North [...] » More

Fear and illness stalk Indonesia’s packed jails as prisoners hope for early release

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 6:02 AM

It has been two months since Andi Rizky last saw her uncle Jimmy, a drug offender in Cilegon Prison, Banten province, in person. Since the middle of March, the prison has [...] » More

Eco-isolation: Ramadan quarantine with an Indonesian twist

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

Returning to his Java village for Ramadan, Abdullah Al-Mabrur pitched a tent in the forest over concerns he might be carrying the coronavirusand is now spending his [...] » More

Government call to ramp up sugar production bearing fruit but price remains high

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

Domestic sugar manufacturers have begun to ramp up production capacity in response to the government’s call to stabilise prices ahead of the Ramadan festivities as the [...] » More

Explainer: What’s allowed and what’s not in Indonesia’s ‘mudik’ ban

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

The Transportation Ministry has temporarily restricted passenger travel during the period of April 24 until May 31 in an effort to prevent an Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) as the [...] » More

COVID-19: Indonesian police deny higher crime rate solely due to release of prisoners to curb outbreak

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

Indonesian housewife Lila Kusumah, 37, is worried about her family’s safety after several houses nearby were said to have been robbed this month. The security guards in [...] » More

Jakarta Research Council to set up COVID-19 isolation shelter in North Jakarta

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

The Jakarta Research Council (DRD) will set up an isolation centre for people with COVID-19 symptoms in Pademangan, North Jakarta, to ease the burden on overcrowded reference [...] » More

Indonesia Readies 10,000 Beds for Treating COVID-19 Patients

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Tempo | 6:02 AM

Indonesia has readied 10,000 beds nationwide at 1,000 hospitals for patients who contracted coronavirus in order to upgrade the capacity and quality of healthcare facilities, [...] » More

Indonesia announces 260 coronavirus cases, 11 deaths

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

The health ministry announced 260 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 9,771. Speaking at a press conference on [...] » More

UNHCR denies fake news on daily pocket money for Rohingya

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiatoday | 6:02 AM

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has denied claims made in a WhatsApp message on social media that the agency has been giving a daily allowance to [...] » More

Shopping in pairs now allowed during MCO

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

Shopping for daily necessities in pairs is now allowed under a federal gazette released today, as the movement control order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19 enters its [...] » More

Rare earths miner Lynas extends Malaysia plant shutdown on govt orders

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

Australia’s Lynas Corp on Wednesday extended a shutdown of its rare earths processing plant in Malaysia for two weeks, following an extension of restrictions aimed at [...] » More

Certain companies allowed to resume full operations tomorrow

30-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiatoday | 6:02 AM

The government has allowed companies under the economic sector, which have been allowed to operate during the movement control order (MCO), to resume full operations from [...] » More