Archive for July 6th, 2020

Govt backs ‘monkey business’

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 11:59 AM

The Commerce Ministry, coconut farmers and monkey school owners have dismissed claims by an animal rights group that monkeys trained to pick coconuts were maltreated and [...] » More

Govt defends medical tourism

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 11:58 AM

The government will only allow foreign patients who have tested negative for Covid-19 to enter Thailand for treatment, the Public Health Ministry said on Sunday, moving to [...] » More

Government refutes allegations made on living density

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 11:47 AM

The government explained that Dr Cheong’s 2018 lecture was on how the republic can continue to be a highly liveable city in the event Singapore’s living density [...] » More

Indonesia records highest daily COVID-19 death toll, again

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 11:33 AM

The Health Ministry has announced that 82 people died of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest reported death toll in a day so far since the outbreak in the country started, [...] » More

Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:08 AM

Indian soldiers who died in close combat with Chinese troops last month were unarmed and surrounded by a larger force on a steep ridge, Indian government sources, two [...] » More

Najib’s Alliance Wins First By-Election Since Malaysia Turmoil

Najib’s Alliance Wins First By-Election Since Malaysia Turmoil

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 9:59 AM

The alliance which former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak once led secured victory at the first by-election since the country was plunged into political turmoil in [...] » More

France won’t ban Huawei, but encouraging 5G telcos to avoid it: report

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:52 AM

The head of the French cybersecurity agency ANSSI said there would not be a total ban on using equipment from Huawei in the rollout of the French 5G telecoms network, but [...] » More

China Ministry of Public Security backs Hong Kong police in rolling out national security law

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 9:51 AM

China’s Ministry of Public Security has pledged to “direct and support” the Hong Kong police to punish crimes against national security, in its first comments on the [...] » More

Desperate searches as dozens feared dead in Japan floods

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:50 AM

Rescue workers in Japan on Monday combed through the wreckage of houses shattered by deadly floods and landslides in a desperate search for survivors as the death toll rose [...] » More

Philippines records highest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:49 AM

The Philippines reported its biggest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases on Sunday, adding 2,434 confirmed infections and taking the total count to 44,254, the health [...] » More

Asia shares climb as China blue chips hit five-year peak

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:30 AM

Asian shares scaled four-month peaks on Monday as investors counted on super-cheap liquidity and fiscal stimulus to sustain the global economic recovery, even as surging [...] » More

China reports four new coronavirus cases in mainland for July 5

06-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:23 AM

China on Monday reported 4 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 5, down from 8 cases a day earlier, the health authority said. Three of the new infections were [...] » More

Coronavirus: Indian groups in HK call for home stays for returnees, not quarantine camps

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

Representatives of 30 organisations are calling on the Hong Kong government to allow residents stranded in India by the coronavirus pandemic to undergo home isolation when [...] » More

HK national security law and Covid-19 strain China-Japan ties

HK national security law and Covid-19 strain China-Japan ties

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

Plans for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Japan are under question, with relations between the two countries already complicated by their wartime history [...] » More

Pandemic leaves HK women stressed by caregiving, household chores and husbands who say ‘that’s your job, not mine’

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

Housewife Amy Leung, 38, has found herself overwhelmed during the Covid-19 pandemic, taking care of two young children, cooking, cleaning and disinfecting. Her husband, a [...] » More