Archive for May 19th, 2020

Thai Airways steps closer to restructuring in bankruptcy court

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

Thai Airways International Plc is a step closer to restructuring via a bankruptcy court after a key government panel backed the plan, which is due for consideration by the [...] » More

Thailand logs 3 more Covid cases, no deaths Monday

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

Thailand reported three additional cases of the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing total cases to 3,031. No additional deaths were recorded, leaving the accumulated toll at [...] » More

Thai hotels reject TUI’s delayed repayment

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

Hotels in Thailand have written to TUI Group’s chief executive, rejecting the big tour operator’s proposal to delay debt repayment and proposing an optional [...] » More

Over 700 cases of dengue fever found in Korat

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

A campaign is being launched in Muang district to prevent the spread of dengue fever after 737 cases of the mosquito-borne tropical disease were found in this northeastern [...] » More

Thailand plans to go to bankruptcy court with Thai Airways rehab plan official

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

Thailand plans to go to bankruptcy court to submit a rehabilitation plan for its national carrier, Thai Airways International Pcl, rather than go ahead with a previously [...] » More

Most airlines likely to pare back networks

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

Most airlines are expected to shrink their networks with more compact fleet sizes, while the aviation industry is predicted to be 20-30 percent smaller. Aviation business in [...] » More

COVID-19: #IndonesiaTerserah trends as frustration mounts over physical distancing violations, govt policies

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

Social media users are deploying the hashtag #IndonesiaTerserah (#WhateverIndonesia) to express their frustration over the public’s apparent disregard for physical [...] » More

Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures

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

The health ministry announced 496 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 18,010. Speaking at a press conference on [...] » More

Transfer of China-based US companies to Indonesia confirms SEA countries’ edge as alternative manufacturing sites Marcos

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

Senator Imee R. Marcos on Monday said the reported decision by the United States government to transfer a number of its China-based factories to Indonesia confirms a growing [...] » More

Indonesia imposes tenpct digital services tax

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

Indonesia has released details of its tax on digital services, revealing it will kick in on July 1st at a rate of ten percent. The nation flagged its digital services tax in [...] » More

Indonesia, Australia explore solution to Rohingya refugee crisis under Bali Process

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

Amid pressure from humanitarian organisations, Indonesia and Australia have moved to follow-up talks under the Bali Process framework to prepare for the possibility of [...] » More

Don’t let this pandemic cause another outbreak

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

As in other countries, most resources in Indonesia’s health system have been diverted to the fight COVID-19. This is severely impacting many health programmes, [...] » More

Garuda Indonesia furloughs contract workers to stay afloat amid pandemic

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

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has decided to furlough around 800 contract workers for three months starting May 14 as the airline struggles to stay afloat amid the [...] » More

At whose cost?

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

State-owned firms will resume operations in a “new normal” and a guideline is being prepared, which State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) minister Erick Thohir says will [...] » More

From mecca to ‘ghost town’, Mykonos awaits tourism relief

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

Seated on stone steps beside his Mykonos souvenir shop, Nikos Degaitis has for decades watched round-the-clock tourist crowds snake through the iconic Greek island [...] » More