Archive for May 13th, 2020

US Senate threatens sanctions on China over COVID-19 accounting

13-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:26 AM

US Republican senators proposed legislation Tuesday that would empower President Donald Trump to slap sanctions on China if Beijing does not give a “full [...] » More

Seven new coronavirus cases in mainland China on May 12, up from one a day earlier

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:24 AM

China reported seven new coronavirus infections on the mainland on May 12, versus one a day earlier, the national health authority said on Wednesday, with six local cases in [...] » More

COVID-19 circuit breaker must be ‘carefully’ lifted despite drop in community cases

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 10:22 AM

Since a partial lockdown was imposed in Singapore on 7 April, the average number of daily new COVID-19 cases in the community has gone down drastically from 41 to just eight [...] » More

Finance chief seeks new tax reforms

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Inquirer | 10:19 AM

The Department of Finance (DOF) is pushing for the passage of the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Rationalisation Act (Citira) to attract foreign investors and revive the [...] » More

Cayetano pressed to hold hearings on ABS-CBN now

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Inquirer | 10:18 AM

A total of 14 lawmakers on Tuesday called on House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano to let Congress tackle the pending bills for the renewal of franchise of network giant ABS-CBN, [...] » More

1 million Metro Manila residents seen to join ‘Balik Probinsya’

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Inquirer | 10:16 AM

Some 1 million residents of Metro Manila are expected to move to other regions in the next six months under the government’s Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa programme [...] » More

Eased lockdown till May 31 in Metro Manila, Cebu City, Laguna

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Inquirer | 10:15 AM

Lockdown measures will be eased in much of the country beginning Saturday, but Filipinos cannot return to their old ways because the new coronavirus remains a threat to [...] » More

American pilot dies after humanitarian group aircraft crashes in Papua

13-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 10:13 AM

A small Kodiak aircraft operated by United States-based Christian and humanitarian aid organisation Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) crashed into Lake Sentani in Papua on [...] » More

At least seven dead from Indonesia oil tanker fire

At least seven dead from Indonesia oil tanker fire

13-May-2020 Intellasia | RTLToday | 10:11 AM

Rescuers have discovered the charred remains of at least seven people a day after a series of explosions aboard an Indonesian oil tanker, and police said Tuesday the toll [...] » More

Provinces with PSBB see decline in COVID-19 cases, in-patients, say regional leaders

13-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 9:55 AM

Nearly every region that has imposed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) has recorded a significant decrease in coronavirus cases, the national COVID-19 task force says, [...] » More

Bali relies on local customs in facing COVID-19 outbreak: Governor

13-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 9:54 AM

Insisting against implementing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the resort island, the Bali administration has been relying on [...] » More

COVID-19 cyberthreats should prompt Indonesia to step up vigilance, watchdog says

13-May-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 9:53 AM

COVID-19 is not the only threat Indonesia is currently facingcyberattacks are also on the rise, as hackers to exploit Indonesia’s digital security vulnerabilities [...] » More

Indonesia’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 1,000 mark

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:52 AM

Indonesia’s death toll from the novel coronavirus passed the 1,000 mark on Tuesday, even as authorities signalled they were poised to ease some social restrictions [...] » More

Malaysian oil exploration vessel leaves South China Sea waters after standoff

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:49 AM

An oil exploration vessel contracted by Malaysian state energy company Petronas that was involved in a standoff with a Chinese survey vessel in the South China Sea left the [...] » More

Speaker: CMCO rules to be observed during Johor state assembly sitting on Thursday

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:48 AM

The Johor state legislative assembly sitting to be held this Thursday will take into consideration the rules which have been enforced throughout the conditional movement [...] » More