Archive for June 17th, 2020

Beijing COVID-19 outbreak could have begun in May, expert says

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | UPI | 3:27 PM

The latest outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing may have begun as early as late May, a leading expert says, as city authorities declare “wartime emergency mode” [...] » More

Defence ministry: Malaysia, Indonesia committed to deepen defence relations

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 2:32 PM

Malaysia and Indonesia will further deepen bilateral defence relations and underscore the importance of expanding the cooperation based on shared interests of both countries [...] » More

Minister calls for Muslims to increase religious activities in mosques after MCO period

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 2:21 PM

Senator Datuk Seri Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri has called upon Muslims nationwide to increase religious activities in mosques following the various phases of the movement [...] » More

King of Malaysia calls on all Malaysians to pray for the well-being of Palestinians

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | WAFA | 2:20 PM

The King of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, has called on all Malaysians to pray for “the well-being of Palestinians who are oppressed by Israel.” The Royal [...] » More

Malaysia’s Covid-19 response a good lesson for the West, says international report

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 2:07 PM

Malaysia’s success in controlling the spread of Covid-19 challenges the idea that medical expertise and a robust health system “is best channeled by legacy powers and [...] » More

Uncertainty around Khazanah’s view on Malaysia Airlines funding

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | FlightGlobal | 2:06 PM

The parent of Malaysia Airlines is in discussions with sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional about financial support, but has not received a funding commitment. Addressing [...] » More

KKR-led consortium buys 6% stake in Vietnam’s Vinhomes for $650 million

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:53 PM

A consortium led by KKR has invested $650 million in Vietnam property firm Vinhomes, Vinhomes’ parent Vingroup said on Tuesday. The consortium, which includes Singapore [...] » More

Steroid ‘breakthrough’ raises virus hopes, despite China outbreak

Steroid ‘breakthrough’ raises virus hopes, despite China outbreak

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 1:46 PM

The World Health Organization on Tuesday hailed a “breakthrough” steroid treatment for the coronavirus, boosting hopes that pandemic deaths can be reduced, but a [...] » More

From historic summit to building destruction, N Korea unsettles US

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:22 PM

North Korea on Tuesday blew up a building set up in 2018 in a border town as a joint liaison office to foster better ties with South Korea, the latest in a series of actions [...] » More

N. Korea’s military to reenter inter-Korea cooperation sites

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AP | 12:20 PM

North Korea said Wednesday it will redeploy troops to now-shuttered inter-Korean cooperation sites, reinstall guard posts and resume military exercises at front-line areas, [...] » More

Asia Today: Beijing adds more measures to curb new outbreak

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AP | 12:19 PM

Beijing reported a slight increase in new coronavirus cases Wednesday as it fights a new outbreak with strict measures aimed at reducing human contact and the chances of a [...] » More

Asian markets swing as second wave fears offset recovery hopes

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:18 PM

Asian investors moved cautiously Wednesday as they weighed fresh signs the world economy is in recovery against fears of a second virus wave, geopolitical tensions and [...] » More

Asian business sentiment plunges to record low on virus effectThomson Reuters/INSEAD survey

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:17 PM

Business sentiment of Asian companies sank to an 11-year low in the second quarter, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey found, with some two-thirds of the firms polled flagging a [...] » More

Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new virus outbreak

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:15 PM

Beijing’s airports cancelled more than 1,200 flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on Wednesday as authorities rushed to contain a new [...] » More

Coronavirus in Beijing: 27 neighbourhoods not allowed to leave as spike continues

17-Jun-2020 Intellasia | BBC | 12:14 PM

Millions of people in Beijing are living under renewed restrictions, as a spike in virus cases continues. The city reported another 31 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total [...] » More