Archive for June 5th, 2020

Global vaccines programme gets $8.8bn shot in the arm

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:50 AM

Governments around the world on Thursday pledged $8.8 billion for global vaccines alliance Gavi to help immunisation programmes disrupted by coronavirus, prompting calls for [...] » More

Asian markets fluctuate as dealers take breather ahead of US jobs

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 11:48 AM

Investors took a breather in Asia on Friday after rallying through the week on optimism over the easing of lockdown measures, massive stimulus and signs that the worst of the [...] » More

Asia Today: 39 new cases in S. Korea; China defends record

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AP | 11:47 AM

South Korea on Friday reported 39 new cases of the coronavirus as infections continued to spike after rigid social distancing rules were relaxed. The additional figures [...] » More

MOE to Review the ‘Blend’ of Classroom and Digital Online Learning as Schools Reopen

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | TheAsianparent | 11:46 AM

At the start of Phase 1 of the period post-Circuit Breaker, many Singapore students have returned back to school after a month of full Home-based learning. Home-based [...] » More

Singapore’s ‘collective indifference’ to low wage workers hurts ability to cope with COVID-19: Walter Theseira

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 11:40 AM

Amid ongoing efforts to restructure the Singapore economy for the long term, Nominated Member of Parliament Walter Theseira has called for greater access to and debate on [...] » More

White House, on Tiananmen anniversary, urges China to respect human rights

White House, on Tiananmen anniversary, urges China to respect human rights

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:16 AM

The White House, in a statement on the 31st anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, urged Beijing on Thursday to respect human rights, fulfill its commitments on [...] » More

White House says China’s Tiananmen Square ‘slaughter’ not forgotten

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:12 AM

The White House said Thursday that China’s “slaughter” of protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989 has not been forgotten, urging Beijing to give its first [...] » More

Hamzah says will reveal details of Bersatu supreme council meeting today

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:35 AM

Bersatu secretary-general Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said he will share the discussions from last night’s party’s supreme council meeting and explain these today. [...] » More

Four Bersatu Supreme Councillors walk out of meeting, oppose attempt to kick Dr Mahathir and co out

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:34 AM

Four Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Supreme Council members walked out of its meeting tonight after insisting the attempt to dismiss Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four [...] » More

Penang sets up tourism economy recovery advisory board to mitigate impact of Covid-19

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:07 AM

The Penang state government has set-up a Penang Tourism Economy Recovery Advisory Board (PETERAB) to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. State [...] » More

Socso: File complaints against employers who fail to pay Wage Subsidy, Employee Retention Programme incentive

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:04 AM

Employees who have not received payments under the Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU) and Employee Retention Programme (ERP) from employers can file a complaint to the Social [...] » More

Report: AirAsia to lay off 250 staff members following Covid-19 downturn

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:03 AM

Low-cost carrier AirAsia Group Bhd is expected to retrench over 250 staff and personnel amid its efforts to downsize operations, Astro Awani reported today, quoting anonymous [...] » More

AirAsia Group evaluating proposals to raise capital to weather Covid-19 outbreak

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 9:02 AM

AirAsia Group Bhd (AAGB) has clarified that the company is currently evaluating several proposals to raise capital to strengthen its equity base or liquidity. The company [...] » More

Asian markets mixed as rally stalls

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

The further easing of lockdown measures and signs that economies could be past the worst of the coronavirus crisis kept investors upbeat Thursday but markets fluctuated on [...] » More

Asian stocks reach two-month high on economic recovery hopes

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

Asian shares rose to a two-month high on Thursday as expectations of further government stimulus supported investor confidence in an economic recovery from the global [...] » More