Archive for June 6th, 2020

Japan schools abroad to get more PCs for online study amid pandemic

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 1:23 PM

The government plans to supply more personal computers to overseas Japanese schools so their students can continue to study online at home as the coronavirus epidemic shows [...] » More

New subway station opens near Tokyo’s Toranomon high-rise complex

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | KyodoNews | 1:21 PM

The newly built Toranomon Hills Station in downtown Tokyo opened Saturday, becoming the first new station on the Hibiya subway line since its full launch in 1964. The station [...] » More

As opposition grows, Japan says it has no plan to set date for state visit by China’s Xi

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 1:18 PM

Japan does not plan to set a new date for a postponed state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping for the time being, taking heed of growing domestic opposition following [...] » More

TAT plan aims to keep tourists at home

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:56 PM

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has floated an idea to convert half of the 12 million local outbound travellers expected this year into domestic tourists. Such [...] » More

Scheme to cut living costs gets under way Sunday

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:54 PM

The Commerce Ministry has teamed up with manufacturers, distributors, retailers and wholesalers to organise a campaign to lower prices of goods by 4-68 percent to help reduce [...] » More

Hospital boss accused of kickbacks

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:53 PM

Fact-finding and disciplinary probes have been ordered against a hospital director in Khon Kaen accused of demanding 5 percent commission fees from pharmaceutical firms. The [...] » More

Exiled Thai activist ‘abducted in Cambodia’

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:51 PM

Thai police say they have no information on the alleged abduction in Cambodia of an outspoken Thai anti-government activist, the latest in a series of mysterious [...] » More

Tourist spots face quotas

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:50 PM

The Department of Health (DOH) will push for measures to curb the number of visitors to tourist spots to prevent a new surge in Covid-19 transmission as the government [...] » More

Govt urged to provide pensions

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPos | 12:49 PM

A civil society group yesterday urged the government to provide welfare for all and universal pension coverage to reduce economic inequality deepened by the Covid-19 crisis. [...] » More

Brazil threatens to quit WHO, Trump says US beating pandemic

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:33 PM

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened Friday to pull Brazil from the WHO over “ideological bias,” as his counterpart Donald Trump said the US economy was recovering [...] » More

N Korea criticises Korea, threatens to close liaison office

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:32 PM

North Korea lashed out at South Korea for the second day in a row on Friday, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and calling the South naive to think the [...] » More

$72 billion set aside to save jobs and workers affected by Covid-19 pandemic: DPM Heng

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 11:18 AM

About 80 per cent of the nearly $100 billion set aside to tackle the coronavirus pandemic will be used to support businesses and help workers keep their jobs. The rest of the [...] » More

More than half of S’pore households can get extra Covid-19 relief

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 11:14 AM

About 60 per cent of households in Singapore will be able to receive extra benefits amid the coronavirus pandemic. These benefits include cash assistance from the Temporary [...] » More

Covid-19 jobs and skills package aims to save jobs, create new openings, help hard-hit groups, says DPM Heng

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 11:09 AM

A jobs and skills package to help workers through the Covid-19 economic slowdown will work on three fronts, said deputy prime minister Heng Swee Keat. These are saving jobs, [...] » More

US sues Chinese firm over half-million ‘fake’ N95 masks

06-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:55 AM

The US Justice Department sued a Chinese company for selling nearly a half million fake and substandard N95 respirator to US buyers in April as the Covid-19 pandemic swept [...] » More