Archive for August 9th, 2020

Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 10:13 AM

The health ministry announced 2,277 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 123,503. According to data released by the [...] » More

Report: Goldman books $2b in legal fees to settle 1MDB case

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:13 AM

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has made provisions for $2 billion (RM8.4 billion) to cover the legal fees involved in settling its criminal charges in Malaysia related to [...] » More

No rallies for Guan Eng court case, says Penang DAP

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:13 AM

The Penang DAP has urged party supporters and members of the public not to gather outside the Penang Sessions court during the trial involving former finance minister Lim [...] » More

Factory worker in Penang dies after head, hands caught in casting machine

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:13 AM

A factory worker died after his hands and head were caught in a casting machine at a factory in Jalan Bukit Gedung, Bayan Lepas near here early this morning. A spokesperson [...] » More

Malaysia to contribute RM1m to relief efforts in Beirut, says Muhyiddin

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:13 AM

The government has decided to contribute RM1 million as humanitarian relief assistance through the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) to help the country following the tragic explosion [...] » More

Zafrul: Malaysia on track for economic recovery in 2021

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:03 AM

Malaysia’s economy is on the right track for recovery in 2021, said Finance minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz. Judging by the recent pick-up in [...] » More

MYKP: Govt allocated RM1.17m to help fishermen

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:03 AM

Deputy minister of Agriculture and Food Industry I Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah said it covered providing fishing equipment, apparatus to entice fish to gather (namely, fish [...] » More

Sabah wants development politics, says Hajiji

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:02 AM

With its vast geographical area, Sabah needs more allocation for development, in a situation where its population is still yearning for development politics. Sabah Bersatu [...] » More

Azmin to Sabahans: Elect state govt that shares same aspirations with federal

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:02 AM

Sabahans were urged today to elect a state government that shares the same aspirations as its federal counterpart to ensure state development plans run smoothly. Perikatan [...] » More

Malaysia records seven new Covid-19 cases, none from Sivagangga cluster

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:01 AM

The health ministry has recorded seven new Covid-19 cases, with six being imported cases and one locally transmitted. In his daily Covid-19 press statement, director-general [...] » More

Dr Noor Hisham: One more new Covid-19 case from Sivagangga cluster in Malaysia

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 10:00 AM

The government has detected two new cases of Covid-19 in the country, leading to a cumulative total of 9,001 cases in Malaysia with 208 active case. Health director-General [...] » More

Vietnam cat cafe offers purr-fect pick-me-up for rescued felines

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:00 AM

If your idea of the purr-fect day is spending it curled up with convalescent rescue cats and a coffee, then one cafe in Vietnam has you covered. Ngao’s Home Cafe in [...] » More

Vietnam rice rates jump on supply crunch; high Thai prices cut demand

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:59 AM

Waning rice supplies in Vietnam pushed export prices to a near two-month peak this week, while a strengthening domestic currency kept rates of the Thai variety high, subduing [...] » More

Vietnam PM Says Risk of Widespread COVID-19 Infection ‘Very High’

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:59 AM

The risk of COVID-19 spreading widely in Vietnam is “very high”, its prime minister said on Friday, after a new outbreak in the central city of Danang late last [...] » More

Japan’s New FSA Chief Stands Firm on Crypto Regulation, Calls for Push on Digital Yen

09-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 9:57 AM

A spate of corporate scandals in Asia from China’s Luckin Coffee Inc. to Singapore’s commodity trading firm Hin Leong Trading Pte are prompting some consulting [...] » More