Archive for October 10th, 2020

US envoy says Thailand is a victim of its success

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Thailand has been a victim of its own success in eliminating domestic Covid-19 infections and must find a way to balance the needs of the economy with virus prevention, the [...] » More

Jobs law protest caused more than Rp 55b in damage: Anies

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

The Jakarta administration has suffered at least Rp 55 billion (US$3.74 million) in losses from damaged public facilities as a result of rallies against the recently passed [...] » More

One journalist beaten, another missing after covering protests

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | JakartaPost | 6:02 AM

A journalist was reportedly assaulted by members of the Jakarta Police while covering widespread protests against the recently passed and highly controversial Job Creation [...] » More

Indonesia’s jobs law endangers environment, say activists, investors

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Environmentalists in Indonesia are calling for the reversal of a controversial law aimed at job creation because it is seen favouring business interests at the expense of the [...] » More

Indonesian Muslim and union groups to fight new jobs law in court

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo came under increasing pressure to repeal his new controversial jobs law on Friday, with union and Muslim groups preparing to challenge it in [...] » More

MCMC warns against spreading false claims that ministers have Covid-19

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission said it and other enforcement agencies will pursue those who persist in sharing debunked claims that more ministers [...] » More

Muhyiddin: Economy in Klang to remain unaffected despite CMCO

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has given his word that economic activity and industries in Klang will remain operative despite the conditional movement control order [...] » More

After Anwar wins royal audience, Johor Pakatan suggests state government could also change

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Johor Pakatan Harapan (PH) asserted today that some state lawmakers could defect to its side in the event there is a change in the federal government. Johor PH chief [...] » More

Covid-19 pandemic shouldn’t deter Sarawak from holding polls soon, say analysts

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Political analysts have opined that the current surge in Covid-19 cases in the country should not be an impediment for Chief minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to [...] » More

Malaysian SC Shariah Advisory Council praises crypto’s ‘great potential’

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | CoinTelegraph | 6:02 AM

Just three months after a landmark decision declaring digital assets trading is permissible under Islamic law, and religious scholars in Malaysia say crypto is looking [...] » More

Malaysian Medical Association advises against celebrating Thaipusam amid Covid-19 pandemic

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has advised against holding the annual Thaipusam festival on a large-scale next year in view of the presence of the Covid-19 virus in [...] » More

Indonesian, M’sian human rights commissions want detention centre reform

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:02 AM

The human rights commissions of Malaysia and Indonesia want both countries to collaborate to improve the conditions in Malaysian temporary detention centres. This comes after [...] » More

Tense week ahead for Malaysian politics, with Anwar set to meet King to stake claim for power

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 6:02 AM

Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday (October 8) that the King, Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin, has granted him an audience next Tuesday over [...] » More

Air Selangor says water supply fully restored in all 274 areas affected by disruption

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The water supply disruption in all 274 affected areas in Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat, Sepang and Putrajaya districts, involving 309,687 consumer accounts was fully [...] » More

Malaysia court denies N Korean’s move to stop US extradition

10-Oct-2020 Intellasia | ACB | 6:02 AM

A North Korean man failed Thursday in a court bid in Malaysia to challenge his potential extradition to the United States to face money laundering charges, but he immediately [...] » More