Archive for May 29th, 2020

China’s poverty alleviation gives world greater opportunities: Malaysia’s ambassador

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

China’s successful poverty alleviation effort is a significant achievement not only in the history of China, but also of the entire world, said Malaysia’s [...] » More

Philippine court convicts American of online child abuse

29-May-2020 Intellasia | ABC | 6:02 AM

A Philippine court has sentenced an American to life in prison on charges of sexually exploiting Filipino children using webcams to sell videos, photos and livestreams to [...] » More

Fresh funds for migrant worker assistance secured but still fall short

29-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Fresh funds were funneled to the labour department’s aid programme for migrant workers displaced by the health crisis, allowing the assistance of additional 100,000 [...] » More

DBM: No new revenue sources for supplemental budget for COVID-19 response

29-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The government cannot seek a supplemental budget to support its coronavirus response because it does not have new revenue sources or excess tax collections, the budget [...] » More

Malaysia employers to provide accommodation for foreign workers

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Hrmasia | 6:02 AM

Employers in Malaysia will be given a three-month grace period to make arrangements before enforcement starts on September 1. Employers in Malaysia across all sectors will be [...] » More

Adapting to new normal at Malaysian malls: Most shoppers, stores Covid-19 wary but not all

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Face masks, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes have become essential items for Navamani Thevarajah whenever she runs errands at the shopping mall. She also arms herself [...] » More

Covid-19: Malaysia has sufficient supply of food and necessities, says Nanta

29-May-2020 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:02 AM

Malaysia has sufficient supply of basic food and necessities to last during the current Covid-19 pandemic period, according to minister of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and [...] » More

Filipino crew member stuck on cruise ship commits suicide

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Gulf News | 6:02 AM

A Filipino cruise ship crew member died last week of self-inflicted harm, the US Coast Guard said Wednesday as it confirmed the latest in a series of apparent suicides among [...] » More

HSBC Malaysia supports glove manufacturers

29-May-2020 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:02 AM

HSBC Malaysia has continued to support 70 percent of top glove manufacturers during the Covid-19 pandemic. HSBC country head of commercial banking Andrew Sill said the bank [...] » More

UN calls for halt of hostilities after mortar shelling in Maguindanao

29-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The United Nations in the Philippines condemned the mortar shelling in Maguindanao province that killed two children as it called for a halt to armed conflicts in the [...] » More

Malaysian launches landmark case against Islamic gay sex law

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

A MALAYSIAN man has launched the country’s first legal challenge against Islamic laws banning gay sex, a test case that supporters said on Wednesday could help combat [...] » More

Show proof of loggers’ RM1b lawsuit, Dr Mahathir tells Kedah MB

29-May-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Langkawi lawmaker Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has challenged the Kedah state government to prove that it has been issued with a RM1 billion lawsuit by logging companies after [...] » More

Philippines Inc. calls on Congress to urgently pass CREATE bill

29-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

With time running out, businesspeople on Thursday called on Congress to quickly pass the Duterte government’s revised corporate tax reform bill, saying the measure [...] » More

Malaysia chairs first-ever fully virtual Apec senior officials’ meeting

29-May-2020 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:02 AM

Malaysia successfully chaired the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Virtual Extraordinary Senior Officials’ Meeting (VESOM) on Covid-19 in a four-hour meeting [...] » More

COVID-19: Malaysia prepared for worst-case scenario

29-May-2020 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:02 AM

Malaysia is well-prepared to face the worst-case scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Health director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. This is in view of, among [...] » More