Archive for August 24th, 2020

COVID-19: Only soft background music allowed at F&B outlets Lawrence Wong

24-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Recorded music at food & beverage (F&B) outlets can only be played as soft background music as part of added safe dining-in precautions, said Education minister [...] » More

New Zealand aware of Singapore’s intent to establish travel, advisory to residents remains unchanged

24-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

New Zealand says it is aware of Singapore’s plans to ease travel restrictions for selected countries but will not change its travel advisory to residents, a spokesman [...] » More

No re-infections found among recent COVID-19 cases in dorms given all-clear MOH official

24-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

No re-infections were detected among the recent COVID-19 cases found in foreign worker dormitories that were given the all-clear, with the majority of them older infections, [...] » More

7 new MOE kindergartens inside primary schools to open in 2023

24-Aug-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Parents will soon be able to choose from a wider selection of quality kindergartens at affordable rates. Come 2023, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will open seven new [...] » More

Philippines protests China’s ‘illicit’ warnings, coast guard conduct

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

The Philippines has lodged a diplomatic protest over what it said was China’s illegal confiscation of fish aggregating devices from Filipino fisherman in a disputed [...] » More

Philippines reports 4,933 new COVID-19 cases, 26 more deaths

24-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The Philippines reported 4,933 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday (August 22), the fifth straight day above 4,000 cases, and 26 more deaths. In a bulletin, the health [...] » More

UN rights office ‘appalled’ at violence against human rights defenders in the Philippines

UN rights office ‘appalled’ at violence against human rights defenders in the Philippines

24-Aug-2020 Intellasia | News Un | 6:02 AM

“We are saddened and appalled by the ongoing violence and threats against human rights defenders in the Philippines, including the killing of two human rights defenders [...] » More

B22.5bn sub buy gets nod

B22.5bn sub buy gets nod

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

A House subcommittee scrutinising the budget bill for the fiscal 2021 approved the navy’s controversial procurement of two submarines worth 22.5 billion baht from [...] » More

Thailand authorities issue arrest warrants for pro-democracy activists

Thailand authorities issue arrest warrants for pro-democracy activists

24-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Jurist | 6:02 AM

Thai authorities issued arrest warrants on Wednesday for activists who took part in the 3 August pro-democracy demonstration. Among the six activists arrested is lawyer Anon [...] » More

Electric boats, ferries to launch in 2021

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

The Marine Department expects boats and ferries in the country to begin shifting to electric engines next year, following the successful trial launch of an electric ferry on [...] » More

Central bank soothes debt concerns

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

The prospect of Thailand’s public debt-to-GDP ratio edging closer to the 60 percent ceiling is a minor concern because fiscal policy is being used to rev up economic [...] » More

Seven protest leaders in Thailand arrested by police

Seven protest leaders in Thailand arrested by police

24-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Wsws | 6:02 AM

Thai police have responded to a mass demonstration in Bangkok last Sunday with a series of arrests. The rally was part of the eruption of student-led protests across Thailand [...] » More

TAT takes a gamble promoting Phuket Model

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

Thailand has to risk reopening borders to tourists with a pilot project in October acting as a decisive point for the inbound market in the upcoming high season, according to [...] » More

Indonesia has a ‘surprising’ way to fund a larger government deficit but its currency suffers

24-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:02 AM

The Indonesian rupiah is the worst-performing Asian currency so far this year and that weakness stems from the government’s decision to have the central bank partly [...] » More

UN, Indonesia honor victims of terrorism

24-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:02 AM

The United Nations joined with Indonesia’s Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) on Saturday in a peace initiative called the Guyub Project to honor victims of [...] » More