Archive for September 13th, 2020

New Taipei company owner fined NT$1 million for quarantine violation

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 12:09 PM

The owner of a New Taipei-based company that specialises in educational materials has been fined NT$1 million (US$34,161) for breaking his home quarantine restriction, the [...] » More

Taiwan president visits missile bases amid intimidation by China

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 12:09 PM

President Tsai Ing-wen responded to increased Chinese military activity near Taiwan by visiting two air defense bases Friday (September 11). During her meetings with [...] » More

N Korea’s Kim inspects reconstruction in flood-hit area-state media KCNA

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:08 PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected reconstruction work in a flood-hit area, state media KCNA reported on Saturday, following a series of typhoons and the wettest [...] » More

IN FOCUS: The long, challenging journey to bring COVID-19 under control in migrant worker dormitories

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 12:06 PM

It took many people and a huge effort to bring the COVID-19 situation under control among Singapore’s migrant worker community. CNA spoke to some of those on the [...] » More

Police investigating 261 people after scam victims cheated of more than S$3 million

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 12:05 PM

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) are investigating 261 people for their suspected involvement as scammers or money mules in more than 500 scam cases. The victims in those [...] » More

Singapore Convention on Mediation comes into force

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 12:05 PM

An international convention that aims to help businesses resolve cross-border disputes and further facilitate international trade took effect on Saturday (September 12). [...] » More

Mesa Thai gains 21.4pct stake in Raimon Land

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:04 PM

Investment firm Mesa Thai Pte Ltd has acquired a 21.4 percent stake in real estate company Raimon Land Plc by acquiring 893 million shares from existing shareholders. The [...] » More

Gussing to increase Thai output

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:03 PM

Austria-based Gussing Renewable Energy Thailand is ready to tap into increasing demand for renewable energy in Asia with its unique technology, following the success of its [...] » More

Uzbek player on Buriram United has virus

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:02 PM

An Uzbek player for Buriram United has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the resumption of the Thai League 1 football season on Saturday. The Public health [...] » More

TAT calls attention to flaws in tourism scheme

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:02 PM

The domestic tourism subsidy needs another major revamp despite generating 3 billion baht for the local sector, as just 17 percent of 5.05 million registrants used the [...] » More

Education Ministry aims to recruit native English teachers

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:01 PM

The Education Ministry plans to recruit 10,000 native English-speaking teachers to improve Thai students’ proficiency in the language as soon as the situation is safe [...] » More

Govt downplays cyber war chest

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 11:58 AM

Public Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul says a 1.9 billion-baht budget request to procure the technology and expertise needed to protect hospital databases against hackers [...] » More

State-owned INTI pays salaries in installments amid financial trouble

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 11:58 AM

State-owned telecommunication company PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia Persero (INTI) is paying its workers’ salaries in installments on the grounds of financial [...] » More

Two soldiers killed, 13 severely injured in road accident in Papua

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 11:55 AM

Two soldiers were killed in a road accident on Friday after a truck they were riding on lost its brakes on the way from Sugapa district to Hitadipa district in Papua’s [...] » More

Jakarta’s partial lockdown plan requires caution, calculation: Jokowi

13-Sep-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 11:55 AM

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on the Jakarta administration to thoroughly assess its plan to reimpose a partial COVID-19 lockdown on the city as the [...] » More