Archive for June, 2020

Indonesia’s premature easing of restrictions risks prolonged first wave

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 12:16 PM

Indonesia was among the nations with a relaxed approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic before meeting World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for rolling back [...]
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Finally getting the message?

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 12:14 PM

It might be a little too late, but President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s recent fury at his aides for their sluggish response to the COVID-19 crisis should be appreciated. [...]
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Jokowi uses reshuffle threat to spur Cabinet into action

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 12:13 PM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s fiery speech in a recent meeting with members of his Cabinet, which was circulated on Sunday, appears to be a sign of his [...]
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Early voting kicks off in Chini

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:12 PM

The early polling centre for the Chini state seat by-election in the Chini Police Station Information Room near here opened at 8am today to allow 18 early voters comprising [...]
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Four found drowned, four more missing after fishing boat capsizes in Bachok

Four found drowned, four more missing after fishing boat capsizes in Bachok

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:10 PM

Their excitement over a fishing trip in Bachok waters here ended in tragedy when a boat carrying 20 people including the skipper and several crew capsized after it was caught [...]
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Asia stocks up as China PMI, U.S. data cheer markets worried over coronavirus surge

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:04 PM

Asian shares rose on Tuesday after data showed China’s manufacturing sector grew more than expected in June, a hopeful sign for a global economy still struggling to recover [...]
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US ends arms exports, China restricts visas in HK row

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:59 AM

The United States on Monday ended sensitive defense exports to Hong Kong, further ramping up pressure in a row over the financial capital’s autonomy from China. The US [...]
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US starts paring back HK’s special status due to security law

US starts paring back HK’s special status due to security law

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:57 AM

The United States began eliminating Hong Kong’s special status under US law on Monday, halting defense exports and restricting the territory’s access to high [...]
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US N Korea envoy doubts new Trump-Kim summit

US N Korea envoy doubts new Trump-Kim summit

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:51 AM

The US pointman on North Korea voiced doubt Monday that President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong Un would meet again before US elections, although he held out hope for [...]
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China passes controversial HK national security law – reports

China passes controversial HK national security law – reports

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 9:46 AM

Critics say the measure, which criminalises secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, erodes Hong Kong’s autonomy Beijing has reportedly [...]
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China passes security law for HK giving Beijing sweeping powers, says Cable TV

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:41 AM

China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s [...]
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After deadly clash, India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps over ‘security’

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:40 AM

India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns two weeks after a deadly Himalayan [...]
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New Challenges are Emerging in China

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:39 AM

Long before prominent European realist thinkers such as Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli emerged, Kautiliya in his famous work Arashastra, argued that a conqueror shall [...]
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HK national security law: dozens arrested during Kowloon protest, but planned Victoria Park march fizzles out

HK national security law: dozens arrested during Kowloon protest, but planned Victoria Park march fizzles out

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 7:10 AM

Dozens of people were arrested in Hong Kong on Sunday during a protest against the impending national security law, as China’s top legislative body began a three-day [...]
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Asian markets track Wall St drop as new virus cases spike

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Asian equity markets fell Monday after a surge in coronavirus infections in several countries, including the US, prompted officials to reimpose containment measures that have [...]
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