Archive for July 1st, 2020

Najib’s trial: Ex-1MDB CEO says fell for Jho Low’s tricks, only know now $2.318b notes promising payment were worthless

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:13 AM

A former 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) CEO today said he had in hindsight found himself to have been tricked by fugitive businessperson Low Taek Jho with even the [...]
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Asia’s factory pain eases as region emerges from pandemic

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:12 AM

Asia’s factory pain showed signs of easing in June, as a rebound in China’s activity offered some hope the region may have passed the worst of the devastation [...]
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Singapore PR returning from India is first imported Covid-19 case since June 14

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 10:03 AM

One imported case was among the coronavirus patients announced in Singapore on Tuesday (June 30), said the Ministry of Health (MOH). The patient, a 44-year-old permanent [...]
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Your cheat sheet to Singapore Nomination Day yesterday

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:02 AM

The flurry of activity that typifies Nomination Day, which fell yesterday, was slightly muted this year, as Singapore’s 13th General Election (GE) after independence is [...]
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GE2020: Nominations close with all 93 seats contested; 3-way fights in 2 constituencies

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 9:58 AM

Nominations for the 2020 General Election closed on Tuesday (Jun 30), confirming contests in all 93 seats by 192 candidates from 11 political parties. Amid the crowded field [...]
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HK national security law: five key facts you need to know

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:34 AM

China’s controversial new law in Hong Kong is giving Beijing unprecedented judicial powers in the financial hub, with jurisdiction over cases, secret trials without [...]
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HK marks handover anniversary under shadow of security law

HK marks handover anniversary under shadow of security law

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:31 AM

Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China on Wednesday under the glare of a new national security law imposed by Beijing, with protests banned and the [...]
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Korea says to begin talks to purchase COVID-19 drug remdesivir in August

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:28 AM

South Korea has started distributing stocks of the COVID-19 treatment remdesivir which have been donated by Gilead Sciences Inc and plans to begin talks to purchase more [...]
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Highlights: China unveils details of national security law for HK

Highlights: China unveils details of national security law for HK

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:27 AM

New Hong Kong security laws came into effect on Wednesday that will punish crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in [...]
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Coronavirus: HK firm controlled by justice minister’s husband among top recipients in latest round of government wage subsidies

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

An engineering company controlled by the husband of Hong Kong’s justice minister has received HK$24.7 million (US$3.2 million) in wage subsidies from the [...]
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National security law: HK leader Carrie Lam demands international respect for the legislation as it is added to city’s Basic Law

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor called on the international community on Tuesday to respect the national security law that Beijing had passed for the city, as the [...]
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HK democracy figures resign after security law passed

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Four young leaders of a Hong Kong pro-democracy political party announced their resignations on Monday, hours after Beijing passed a sweeping national security law for the [...]
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China vows to retaliate after US bans defence exports to HK over national security law

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China has promised to retaliate against the United States after it moved to stop exporting defence equipment to Hong Kong because of the national security law. Chinese [...]
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Coronavirus: HK cap on public gatherings extended, though word on Macau-mainland travel bubble expected soon

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Social-distancing rules limiting public gatherings in Hong Kong to no more than 50 people will remain unchanged for at least the next two weeks, though measures at a variety [...]
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National security law: US suspends HK import rights over autonomy fears

01-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

The United States warned further measures were on the table to revoke its preferential treatment for Hong Kong, as Beijing imposed a controversial national security law on [...]
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