Archive for June 3rd, 2020

Korea approves emergency use of Gilead’s anti-viral drug to treat COVID-19

Korea approves emergency use of Gilead’s anti-viral drug to treat COVID-19

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

South Korea said on Wednesday it has approved the emergency use of Gilead Sciences Inc’s remdesivir to treat COVID-19 after a government panel last week cited positive [...]
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School reopening raises concerns as health risks loom

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 12:19 PM

It has been three months since Heriyanto, 52, a fifth-grade teacher at SD 08 elementary school in Berinang Mayung in remote Landak regency, West Kalimantan, last taught his [...]
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After meeting with Najib, Zahid says Umno ready for GE15

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:06 PM

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Umno is now ready for the next general election after a visit from his predecessor Datuk Seri Najib Razak last night. Ahmad [...]
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Report: Two areas in Kuala Langat under quasi-EMCO

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:04 PM

Two locations in Bukit Changgang, Kuala Langat were cordoned off yesterday under a less severe version of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), according to a report. [...]
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Education minister says will distribute guidelines on school reopening tomorrow

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:02 PM

The school reopening management guidelines will be distributed tomorrow (June 4) to allow schools and teachers to make appropriate preparations, said Education minister Mohd [...]
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UK talks to ‘Five Eyes’ allies about potential Hong Kong exodus

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:45 AM

Britain’s foreign minister said he has spoken to “Five Eyes” allies about potentially opening their doors to Hong Kongers if Beijing’s plans to impose [...]
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Agreement reached on funding of South Korean workers at U.S. bases, Pentagon says

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:43 AM

The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it reached agreement with South Korea on a proposal for Seoul to fund thousands of Korean workers at U.S. bases who were put on unpaid leave [...]
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China’s state media says US can now ‘enjoy’ protests after criticizing China’s handling of unrest in Hong Kong

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Business Insider | 10:15 AM

China’s state media is harnessing the current wave of protests across America to call out the US government for ‘hypocrisy’ after it criticized [...]
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Korea announces $29 billion third stimulus budget to fight virus misery

Korea announces $29 billion third stimulus budget to fight virus misery

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:04 AM

South Korea unveiled on Wednesday a 35.3 trln won ($28.8 billion) supplementary budget, to raise the total stimulus to 270 trillion won for an economy facing its worst growth [...]
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HK protests: radical groups could be prosecuted under anti-terrorism laws, says city’s security minister

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:55 AM

Seven local radical groups suspected of being linked to explosives and firearms offences in Hong Kong could be prosecuted under the city’s anti-terrorism laws, security [...]
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Tensions simmer in Hong Kong as controversial anthem law back up for debate

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:40 AM

Hong Kong lawmakers are set to resume a debate on Wednesday over a controversial bill that would make disrespecting China’s national anthem a criminal offence, as the city [...]
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UK’s Johnson offers visas for millions in HK

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:32 AM

British prime minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he would offer millions of Hong Kongers visas and a possible route to UK citizenship if China persists with its national [...]
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Pompeo says China trying to muzzle Hong Kong by preventing Tiananmen vigil

Pompeo says China trying to muzzle Hong Kong by preventing Tiananmen vigil

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:22 AM

The United States on Tuesday accused China of muzzling Hong Kong by preventing a vigil to mark the Tiananmen Square protests, amid a heated feud between Washington and [...]
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UK to change immigration rules if China imposes security law on Hong Kong, Johnson says

UK to change immigration rules if China imposes security law on Hong Kong, Johnson says

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:09 AM

The United Kingdom is prepared to change its immigration rules if China imposes a national security law on Hong Kong, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday [...]
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SE Asia Stocks-Extend rally on economic rebound hopes, Indonesia jumps over 2pct

03-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Southeast Asian markets extended multi-day rallies on Tuesday on optimism over an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis, but caution prevailed globally due to [...]
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