Archive for August 20th, 2020

Sorry Pinoys, there won’t be a PH-made COVID-19 vaccine

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts Manila | 6:02 AM

The lack of facilities, funding, and scientists is making it difficult for the Philippines to develop its own COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of Science and Technology [...] » More

WHO tells countries to improve COVID-19 response instead of waiting for a vaccine

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization urged governments to focus on improving their response to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease instead of waiting for a vaccine to be [...] » More

Economy A-team set to brainstorm

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Plans to stimulate domestic consumption and private investment, curb rising unemployment and speed public investment are to be tabled for consultation at Wednesday’s [...] » More

Arrest warrants for protesters who urged change to monarchy

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Arrest warrants have been issued for six activists who took part in a demonstration at which students issued a 10-point call for reform of the monarchy last week, police said [...] » More

Thai police seek protesters who urged change to monarchy

Thai police seek protesters who urged change to monarchy

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thai authorities have issued arrest warrants for six activists who took part in a demonstration at which students issued a 10-point call for reform of the monarchy last week, [...] » More

New economic body pushes more incentives to boost tourism

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The government will introduce more stimulus measures to support tourism, jobs and domestic consumption hit by the coronavirus pandemic, a deputy prime minister said on [...] » More

New Covid-19 case returned from India

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The government on Wednesday reported one new case of Covid-19 infection, a quarantined masseuse who returned from India, raising the total number of cases to 3,382. The [...] » More

Thailand Protests Increasingly Challenge the Monarchy

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CFR | 6:02 AM

A coalition of Thai youths, students and political activists has launched a series of protests since mid-July 2020. Over the weekend, the demonstrations swelled to the [...] » More

Thai court issues warrants after protesters tackle royal taboos

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Thai court issued arrest warrants Wednesday for six pro-democracy activists involved in recent rallies that have seen frank discussion of the monarchy and calls for an [...] » More

Right-wingers launch group to counter protesters

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

About 200 Thai right-wingers launched a group on Wednesday to counter student-led protests that have taken place almost daily since mid-July to demand the departure of the [...] » More

Why are there protests against Thailand’s king?

Why are there protests against Thailand’s king?

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | SMH | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s monarchy has long been considered untouchable, an institution of vast wealth and power protected against scrutiny by draconian laws. It is often described as [...] » More

BoT needed to preserve limited policy room-minutes

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The central bank saw a need to preserve monetary policy room to use at the most appropriate and effective time, when it kept its benchmark rate steady at a record low earlier [...] » More

Indonesia puts $33 billion move of capital city on hold to tackle pandemic

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesia has put on the backburner President Joko Widodo’s ambitious $33 billion project to relocate the capital city to the island of Borneo as it grapples to rein in [...] » More

Indonesia to Produce 300mn Syringes for Covid-19 Vaccine

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Tempo | 6:02 AM

The Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force said that Indonesia is able to produce up to 300 million syringes next year. The syringes would be needed for injection once a vaccine for [...] » More

Indonesia’s 2021 state budget draft: What we know so far

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Thejakartapost | 6:02 AM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has revealed Indonesia’s 2021 state budget proposal after delivering his state of the nation address before the [...] » More