Archive for May 18th, 2020

Pompeo warns China over interference with U.S. journalists in Hong Kong

18-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:05 AM

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said it had come to his attention that the Chinese government had threatened to interfere with the work of U.S. journalists in [...] » More

China reports seven new coronavirus infections

18-May-2020 Intellasia | | 10:04 AM

China reported seven new confirmed coronavirus cases for May 17, up from five a day earlier, the country’s health authority said on Monday. Of the new cases, the [...] » More

Asia virus latest: India lockdown extended, China warned of second wave

18-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:03 AM

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic: - India lockdown extended - Indiahome to the world’s largest anti-virus lockdown, [...] » More

Asia shares follow S&P 500 higher, oil and gold jump

18-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:59 AM

Asian shares were led higher by S&P 500 futures on Monday and oil prices hit a five-week peak as countries’ efforts to re-open their economies stirred hopes the world [...] » More

WHO to kick off international meet amid US-China tensions

18-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:58 AM

The World Health Organization will on Monday kick off its first ever virtual assembly, but fears abound that US-China tensions could derail the strong action needed to [...] » More

Support leader who upholds rule of law, Anwar reminds Malaysians

18-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:43 AM

In choosing to support a leader regardless of one’s political affiliation and racial background, that person must respect the rule of law first and foremost, PKR [...] » More

Health D-G: Stay at home for Raya, do not have ‘open houses’ and limit inter-district travels

18-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:38 AM

The Ministry of Health’s (MOH) director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today asked Malaysians to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri by staying home and [...] » More

Health D-G: 14pct of Covid-19 cases involved interstate travellers

18-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:37 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) today expressed its worry over the number of travellers caught trying to make interstate trips during Ramadan and Aidilfitri season, raising the [...] » More

Companies in Sabah need to appoint coordinators trained to monitor SOP compliance during CMCO, says deputy CM

18-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:36 AM

Companies in the manufacturing and industrial sectors in Sabah are urged to appoint coordinators trained to monitor and ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are [...] » More

Flash floods hit Penang: Firemen’s quick action saves elderly woman from drowning

18-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:35 AM

Quick action by firemen saved an elderly woman who nearly drowned after she was trapped in her house which was hit by a flash flood in Jalan Sungai Pinang here today. A [...] » More

China, S Korea consult Japan on easing business-travel curbs: report

18-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 9:34 AM

China and South Korea have consulted Japan about easing border controls on business travellers to help revive business activities, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday [...] » More

Australia says China ignores calls to ease trade tension

18-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:33 AM

Australia urged China on Sunday to respond to its requests to discuss easing tensions between the two trading partners after Canberra called for an international enquiry into [...] » More

Japan, US to set up economic security dialogue: report

18-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 9:32 AM

Japan and the United States will set up a dialogue on economic security that will discuss 5G mobile-phone networks and the export of civilian technology that also has [...] » More

China aims to boost ties with Japan amid spat with US

18-May-2020 Intellasia | JapanToday | 9:31 AM

While China’s tensions with the United States and Australia have been sharply intensifying over its handling of the new coronavirus outbreak, the Asian power has been [...] » More

Japan slips into recession, worst yet to come as pandemic wreaks havoc

18-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:30 AM

Japan’s economy slipped into recession for the first time in 4-1/2 years, GDP data showed on Monday, putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the [...] » More