Archive for November 9th, 2020

1,168 Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths reported

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Freemalaysiatoday | 6:02 AM

The health ministry has reported 1,168 Covid-19 cases and three deaths in the past 24 hours. This is the fifth day in a row that Malaysia’s cases have reached four [...] » More

Budget 2021 ambitious, but economic analysts say Putrajaya could be bolder with spending amid Covid-19

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

Economists and financial analysts commended Perikatan Nasional’s maiden Budget tabled yesterday for aiming to jumpstart the economy and ensure public welfare, but [...] » More

Budget 2021: Fomca says EPF Account 1 withdrawal helps ease burden of target groups

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The targeted Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) Account 1 withdrawal facility has been described as the best measure to help ease the burden of those affected by Covid-19 [...] » More

Budget 2021: Sarawak minister says Putrajaya can’t please everyone as local parties cry inequalities for Borneo Malaysia

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Malaymail | 6:02 AM

Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture minister Datuk Karim Rahman Hamzah today described the federal Budget 2021 presented in Parliament yesterday as a balanced Budget, though he [...] » More

How the parties feel about Budget 2021

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:02 AM

The fledgeling Perikatan Nasional government tabled its Budget 2021 yesterday, drafted by former banker turned finance minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz. There were a lot of [...] » More

Minister: Telecommunications recognised as third utility in Budget 2021

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:02 AM

Budget 2021 tabled yesterday has recognised telecommunications as the country’s third utility after water and electricity, Communications and Multimedia minister Datuk [...] » More

Association of Banks in Malaysia: Enhanced targeted repayment assistance available to B40 group

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:02 AM

The ongoing targeted repayment assistance for financial institution borrowers has been enhanced and available to the B40 category, whose financial position has been [...] » More

UPDATE 1-Malaysia extends partial lockdown by a month as COVID-19 cases spike

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Malaysia on Saturday extended a partial lockdown in its capital Kuala Lumpur until early December, and ordered more states to enter a four-week lockdown, as the number of new [...] » More

Budget 2021: Manufacturers urge govt to extend Penjana special tax incentives to existing investors

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The Penjana special tax incentives to attract foreign direct investments (FDIs) to relocate their manufacturing facilities to Malaysia from 2021 until 2022 should be extended [...] » More

Malaysian Association of Hotels urges govt to rescue tourism industry before it’s too late

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:02 AM

The government needs to acknowledge that there has been an immediate drop in hotel occupancy with the spike in Covid-19 cases at the end of September 2020, and that the [...] » More

COVID-19 conditional movement control order reinstated across all states in Peninsular Malaysia, except for Perlis, Pahang and Kelantan

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

Malaysia is reinstating its conditional movement control order (CMCO) across all but three states in Peninsular Malaysia for four weeks, as the country continues to battle a [...] » More

Q&A: Where are we in the COVID-19 vaccine race?

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Drugmakers and research centers around the world are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of [...] » More

Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Burma election

Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Burma election

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Polls opened in Myanmar on Sunday morning for a vote expected to return to power the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains a hero at home in spite of a reputation [...] » More

Kamala Harris Elected As First Black, Asian American vice President

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:02 AM

There are several villages that helped raise Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who is now the first Black woman, Asian American, HBCU graduate, daughter of Jamaican and Indian [...] » More

Large Study Shows That A Simple Blood Test Can Accurately Differentiate Between Benign and Malignant Lesions

Large Study Shows That A Simple Blood Test Can Accurately Differentiate Between Benign and Malignant Lesions

09-Nov-2020 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 6:00 AM

LONDON, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A large, landmark study published in the American Cancer Society's prestigious [...] » More