Archive for July 11th, 2020

Amazon tells employees to delete TikTok – then walks it back

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 12:13 PM

Amazon made waves on Friday when it emailed some employees instructing them to delete TikTok from their phones over security concerns tied to the China-owned app. But hours [...] » More

UK expected to order removal of Huawei 5G equipment by 2025: Telegraph

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:11 PM

Britain’s government is expected to set a deadline of 2025 for removing equipment made by China’s Huawei from the country’s 5G telecoms networks, the Telegraph [...] » More

GE2020: PAP loses most seats to opposition since independence, vote share falls to 61.24%

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 12:07 PM

The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has suffered its worst electoral performance since independence in terms of the number of seats lost to the opposition, as the [...] » More

GE2020: Workers’ Party retains Hougang SMC, Dennis Tan wins 61.19% of votes

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 12:06 PM

The Workers’ Party has retained its seat in Hougang SMC with Dennis Tan winning 61.19 per cent of the votes at the General Election on Friday (10 July). The former [...] » More

GE2020: Workers’ Party wins Aljunied GRC to secure 3rd term, best ever performance

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 12:05 PM

The Workers’ Party secured its hold of Aljunied GRC for a third term following the General Election (GE) on Friday (10 July). The WP team won 59.93 per cent of the votes in [...] » More

The new HK: Disappearing books, illegal words and arrests over blank white paper

The new HK: Disappearing books, illegal words and arrests over blank white paper

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | | 11:15 AM

There were no slogans and no words, only blank white sheets of paper, quivering in the hands of a few dozen Hong Kong residents standing in a shopping mall, saying nothing at [...] » More

HK police raid pollster ahead of opposition vote

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:54 AM

Hong Kong police on Friday seized computers at the office of a prominent opinion pollster that was helping the city’s pro-democracy opposition to conduct a primary [...] » More

In HK Security Law, China Asserts Legal Jurisdiction over the Entire World

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | National Review | 10:49 AM

The Chinese Communist Party’s new security law has criminalised any actions it deems to be subversion, secession, terrorism, and collusion with foreign entities in Hong [...] » More

China reports two new coronavirus cases in mainland

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:47 AM

China reported two new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 10, compared with four cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Saturday. Both of the new [...] » More

Police interrogate five Australian Al Jazeera journalists accused of sedition in Malaysia

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 7:17 AM

Six journalists including five Australians are being interrogated by Malaysian authorities who have accused them of sedition and defamation after the broadcast of a [...] » More

Al Jazeera rejects Malaysian officials’ claims over documentary

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 7:17 AM

Al Jazeera Media Network has strongly rejected allegations made by Malaysian authorities over an investigative documentary aired last week about the arrest of undocumented [...] » More

Malaysia’s absolute poverty rate at 5.6pct chief statistician

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 7:17 AM

The Statistics Department said today the absolute poverty rate in Malaysia improved from 7.6 percent in 2016 to 5.6 percent in 2019 following the revision of the national [...] » More

Activist and INGO founder out on bail after being arrested to have statement taken over sexual harassment report, says KL police chief

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:17 AM

A 56-year-old suspect was apprehended by the police earlier today for questioning in relation to a report lodged against him for alleged sexual harassment that happened in [...] » More

Banks’ credit assessment now looking at borrowers’ Covid-19 mitigation plans, says BSN chief business officer

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:17 AM

Banks are putting in place a new credit assessment methodology before granting any facility to any potential borrowers, according to Bank Simpanan Nasional Bhd’s (BSN) [...] » More

Health Ministry declares end to KL cleaning firm Covid-19 cluster

11-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 7:17 AM

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today announced the end of another Covid-19 cluster involving a cleaning company based in Kuala Lumpur. “The KL [...] » More