Archive for May 19th, 2020

Police probe 146 people suspected to be involved in scams that cheated victims of $1.15 million

19-May-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

A total of 146 people suspected to be involved in scamscomprising mostly love scams, online purchase scams and loan scamsare assisting the police with investigations. The 97 [...] » More

305 new coronavirus cases in Singapore, bringing total to 28,343

19-May-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

There are 305 new Covid-19 cases preliminarily confirmed in Singapore as of Monday noon (May 18), as cases in Singapore reached 28,343. Among these are two Singaporeans and [...] » More

Philippines urges coronavirus vigilance as shoppers ignore safety protocols

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

The Philippine government on Sunday called for vigilance against the coronavirus, a day after hordes of people trooped to shopping malls and ignored safety protocols, as [...] » More

Philippines vows crackdown as shoppers mob malls

19-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Philippine government on Sunday called for vigilance against the coronavirus, a day after hordes of people trooped to shopping malls and ignored safety protocols, as [...] » More

Philippines urges COVID-19 vigilance as shoppers ignore safety protocols

19-May-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The Philippine government on Sunday (May 17) called for vigilance against COVID-19, a day after hordes of people trooped to shopping malls and ignored safety protocols, as [...] » More

Philippines steps up crackdown on illegal online ops

19-May-2020 Intellasia | GGRAsia | 6:02 AM

The Philippine authorities have detained on Thursday 265 Chinese nationals suspected of being involved in an illegal offshore gaming operation in Las Pinas City, part of [...] » More

Filipino teachers feel the pinch

19-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Filipino teachers in Thailand are struggling after schools nationwide closed weeks ago in attempts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Although they are still technically [...] » More

Small brewers pour into Vietnam

19-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Factories are not the only business moving into Vietnam Thai craft beer has found an unlikely home in the neighbouring country, thanks to stiff regulations that keep small [...] » More

Thailand to ban ships entering iconic Maya Bay due to damaged coral reefs

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announced on Sunday that ships will not be allowed to enter Maya Bay from now on, except from the back. The [...] » More

Rice cuts ‘won’t hurt exports’

19-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Any trade benefit cuts by the United States for six categories of rice products would only slightly affect Thailand’s exports, according to a senior commercial official [...] » More

Big turnout as malls reopen

19-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

People rushed back to shopping malls across the country on the first day out of lockdown on Sunday as business operators adopted disease prevention and crowd control measures [...] » More

Thailand’s economy contracts for first time since 2014

19-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s economy shrank for the first time in six years because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered borders and devastated the tourism-reliant country. [...] » More

Thai traffic back to gridlock as coronavirus measures ease

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

Cars, trucks and motorcycles jostled on Monday in a return of the Thai capital’s familiar gridlock as commuters headed back to work in the second phase of easing [...] » More

The power of human-centrism in troubled times

19-May-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

During these difficult times, we see a road of uncertainty ahead. The Covid-19 outbreak will not last forever, but that hasn’t stopped organisations, business leaders [...] » More

Thailand malls reopen, with temperatures taken, masks worn

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

Thais streamed into shopping malls on Sunday, once again enjoying their air-conditioned oases as the country eased one of the restrictions imposed to fight the coronavirus. [...] » More