Archive for September 26th, 2020

Taiwan’s armed forces strain in undeclared war of attrition with China

Taiwan’s armed forces strain in undeclared war of attrition with China

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:25 PM

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday, offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island’s [...] » More

AFP chief pushes Code of Conduct in SCS

AFP chief pushes Code of Conduct in SCS

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 1:18 PM

Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay has called on his fellow military and defense officials in Southeast Asia to pursue the development of a [...] » More

US will support Korea’s missile defense but decision is up to Seoul: US diplomat

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 1:05 PM

The United States will help South Korea prepare against threats posed by intermediate range missiles from its neighbours, but what defense capabilities will be developed and [...] » More

COVID-19 helps Seoul rise in global financial centre ranking

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 1:04 PM

Seoul’s ranking as a financial centre jumped to 25th out of 110 cities, from the previous 33rd out of 108 centers according to the London-based think tank Z/Yen’s [...] » More

COVID-19 helps Seoul rise in global financial centre ranking

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 1:03 PM

Seoul’s ranking as a financial centre jumped to 25th out of 110 cities, from the previous 33rd out of 108 centers according to the London-based think tank Z/Yen’s [...] » More

Business, finance circles express woe over class actions, punitive damages

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 1:02 PM

The nation’s business and finance circles are expressing some concerns over the justice ministry’s plan to introduce two customer protection bills, which they say [...] » More

3 in 4 Seoul citizens have no travel plans during Chuseok: poll

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 1:00 PM

Three in four Seoul citizens don’t have any plans to visit their hometowns or travel long distances during the Chuseok holiday due mainly to fears of coronavirus [...] » More

Suga visits disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 12:59 PM

Prime minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday visited the disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, where decommissioning work is taking place. The day trip is [...] » More

Japan to subsidise push for teleworking from rural areas

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 12:58 PM

The central government plans to begin offering grants to municipalities that promote teleworking as a regional revitalisation measure from fiscal 2021. The Cabinet Office and [...] » More

Suga, long in the shadows, steps into UN limelight

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 12:56 PM

Prime minister Yoshihide Suga, stepping from the shadows of his longtime supporting role, said Saturday in his debut at the UN general Assembly that he’s willing to [...] » More

Singapore registers 11 new Covid-19 infections, including two imported cases; no new cases in the community

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:54 PM

Singapore has confirmed 11 new cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release today. There are no new community cases based on the ministry’s [...] » More

Newcastle’s Singapore suitors face new probe as woes mount

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 12:51 PM

Singapore regulators said Friday they are investigating several companies linked to two local entrepreneurs seeking to buy English football club Newcastle United, adding to [...] » More

Founder of troubled Singapore oil trader Hin Leong charged with second forgery offence

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:50 PM

The founder of debt-ridden homegrown oil-trading firm Hin Leong Trading, Lim Oon Kuin, was charged today with a second count of abetting forgery for the purpose of cheating. [...] » More

Singapore ex-teacher jailed 10.5 years for sexually abusing 8 boys, fled overseas for 17 years

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Today | 12:49 PM

While serving as a head of department in a primary school, a teacher sexually abused eight boys from 2001 to 2002. He then absconded to Indonesia for almost two decades, [...] » More

Kit Siang: Sabah polls will also decide Malaysia’s future PM

26-Sep-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:23 PM

DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang urged Sabahans to vote wisely in the state election today as the outcome will also decide who will be the future prime minister of the country. [...] » More