Archive for May 12th, 2020

‘Don’t ask me. Ask China’: Trump clashes with reporters then abruptly leaves press briefing

12-May-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 2:07 PM

Donald Trump abruptly halted a press conference on Monday after being challenged by an Asian American reporter whom he told: “Don’t ask me. Ask China.” With [...] » More

PCOO limits social media content after sharing wrong info on ABS-CBN franchise

12-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 2:04 PM

The Presidential Communications Operations Office will limit the content that can be posted by its social media platforms after drawing flak for sharing debunked claims about [...] » More

The next batch of reopenings in Thailand, coming this Sunday

12-May-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 2:03 PM

We should find out more today about the next raft of re-opening for Thailand’s businesses. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has been consulting with the [...] » More

Greater Surabaya extends social restrictions until May 25

12-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 2:02 PM

East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa has decided to extend the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Greater Surabaya for another 14-day period up until May 25, [...] » More

Flattening COVID-19 curve seen in weekly, not daily figures, govt says

12-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 2:00 PM

After receiving criticism over its claim that the number of new COVID-19 cases had been decreasing, the government said on Monday that its assertion was based on weekly [...] » More

Barbers risk house-calls during MCO, with VIPs, ministers among frequent customers

12-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 1:56 PM

After two months of not being allowed to operate, some barbers in the capital have taken to making house-calls in order to keep food on the table. Checks on social media [...] » More

Health minister denies link to firm allegedly probed over RM30m graft case

12-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 11:15 AM

Health minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba has refuted claims that he is linked to a firm allegedly embroiled in an investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission [...] » More

Health D-G: ’20 visitors’ during Aidilfitri refers only to family members, must take into account size of homes

12-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 11:03 AM

The Ministry of Health said today that the “20 visitors per home” rule for Aidilfitri is not an absolute number, and must take into consideration the size of [...] » More

US says Chinese hacking vaccine research: reports

US says Chinese hacking vaccine research: reports

12-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:13 AM

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation and cybersecurity experts believe Chinese hackers are trying to steal research on developing a vaccine against coronavirus, two [...] » More

China ‘shocked’ by US reversal on UN coronavirus action: diplomat

China ‘shocked’ by US reversal on UN coronavirus action: diplomat

12-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:52 AM

China and the United States both supported a draft United Nations Security Council resolution confronting the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday and it was “shocking and [...] » More

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on recovery hopes

12-May-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Asian stock markets and US futures rose Monday as investors looked past dismal American jobs and other data toward hopes for a global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. [...] » More

Asian shares push higher as more countries ease lockdowns

12-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Asian shares followed Wall Street higher on Monday as investors looked ahead to more countries restarting their economies, even as some reported an unwelcome pick up in new [...] » More

Take Five: Trade War II

12-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

China’s exports rebound has been quickly overshadowed by dire predictions of Trade War II between the world’s two biggest economies. Markets are hoping Donald [...] » More

HK protests: more than 250 arrested after crowds gather in shopping malls across city to chant slogans, stage singalongs

HK protests: more than 250 arrested after crowds gather in shopping malls across city to chant slogans, stage singalongs

12-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong police arrested more than 250 people in Mong Kok on Sunday night following a day of anti-government protests across the city. A source said about 200 of those were [...] » More

Coronavirus: HK residents to begin receiving reusable masks from Monday

12-May-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Free reusable masks will be sent out to Hongkongers starting on Monday under a scheme that has proven a public relations headache for the government. Under the plan, every [...] » More