Archive for April, 2020

MACC receives report over former minister’s suspicious possession of RM250k

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

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) confirmed today it has opened up investigations related to the questionable possession of a sum of money by a former minister. [...] » More

MACC receives graft complaint against Daim, says report

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has confirmed receiving a complaint regarding abuse of power in connection with the East Coast Rail Link project, Bernama [...] » More

Health D-G hails medical frontliners’ dedication, sacrifice in Covid-19 battle

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

After 67 days combating the Covid-19 outbreak since the first case emerged on January 25, health workers have emerged as the frontliners who have toiled to fight the virus [...] » More

Health D-G: 17 cases in under-lockdown Menara City One linked to tabligh cluster

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

At least 17 people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Menara City One condominium tower were linked to the Sri Petaling Mosque tabligh cluster, health ministry [...] » More

COVID-19: Malaysia’s Chinese community urged to observe Qing Ming festival at home amid movement control order

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

Malaysia’s Chinese community has been urged by the government, as well as religious and grassroots associations, to observe this year’s Qing Ming festival at home [...] » More

World Bank lowers Malaysia 2020 GDP target to 0.1pct

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 6:02 AM

The World Bank has lowered its gross domestic product (GDP) target for Malaysia to 0.1 percent in 2020, against the backdrop of growing uncertainty over the duration and [...] » More

Malaysia confirms 156 new COVID-19 cases and 3 more deaths

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

Malaysia confirmed 156 more COVID-19 cases on Monday (March 30), bringing the total number of people who have tested positive to 2,626. At a press conference, Health [...] » More

In scrappy Cambodian casino town, Chinese plan future beyond coronavirus

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

When casino owner Kang Qiang looks out the window of his 20th floor office in this city on the remote Cambodian coast, he sees construction cranes sitting idle. The [...] » More

Coronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia: WHO official

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

The coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region, and current measures to curb the spread of the virus are buying time for countries to [...] » More

Vietnam to carry out 15 days of social distancing in coronavirus battle

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

Vietnam will begin 15 days of social distancing from Wednesday to curb community transmission of the coronavirus, the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister said on [...] » More

Two Vietnam provinces want rice export ban lifted

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 6:02 AM

The Mekong Delta provinces of Kien Giang and Long An have asked the government to reconsider its temporary ban on rice exports, saying it would discourage farmers from [...] » More

Vinatex faces damage of $43 million due to COVID-19

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | VIR | 6:02 AM

In case the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control in May and the economy recovers from June onwards, the textile and garments sector is estimated to sustain a damage of [...] » More

Shifting to medical face masks not very fruitful on long term

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | VIR | 6:02 AM

Pouring capital into medical face mask production amidst the health crisis may not bring long-term benefits for businesses as the COVID-19 pandemic may last a maximum of two [...] » More

COVID-19: Business facilities, services allowed to operate in Hanoi

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Vietnamnet | 6:02 AM

Hanoi has also called on places of worship not to organise events with large numbers of people, and to limit public gatherings as the number of COVID-19 infection cases in [...] » More

Aerospace components manufacturing plant inaugurated in Da Nang

01-Apr-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 6:02 AM

The Sunshine aerospace components manufacturing facility was recently inaugurated in the central city of Da Nang, according to the Da Nang Hi-Tech Park and Industrial Zones [...] » More