Archive for April 3rd, 2021

Philippines says illegal structures found on reefs near where Chinese boats swarmed

Philippines says illegal structures found on reefs near where Chinese boats swarmed

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 5:02 AM

The Philippines said Thursday it has discovered illegally built structures on features in the Union Banks, a series of reefs in the South China Sea near where Manila says a [...] » More

Philippines military finds more ‘illegal’ structures in South China Sea

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Wionews | 5:02 AM

The Philippines military has spotted illegal man-made structures in the South China Sea near the area where hundreds of Chinese vessels had gathered last month. Authorities [...] » More

Spratly Islands: Philippines’ Locsin seeks concessions on Beijing trip

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Philippine Foreign minister Teodoro Locsin will meet Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Friday facing an uphill task to convince Beijing to withdraw more than 200 ships from [...] » More

Thailand reduces quarantine, paperwork for vaccinated

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AP News | 5:02 AM

Thailand on Thursday began halving the quarantine time for vaccinated visitors as a first step to allowing inoculated people into the country without the need to isolate. The [...] » More

Burma’s neighbour Thailand unlikely to toughen stance on coup

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Thailand has slightly hardened its language on Myanmar by saying it is “gravely concerned” about escalating bloodshed since a February 1 coup, but close military [...] » More

Indonesia’s tourism mega-project ‘tramples’ on human rights, UN says

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

A tourism mega-project on the Indonesian island of Lombok has uprooted local and indigenous people, and destroyed homes, fields, rivers, and religious sites, UN human rights [...] » More

Indonesia reports 6,142 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 196 new deaths

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 6,142 within one day to 1,517,854, with the death toll adding by 196 to 41,054, the health ministry said on Thursday. According to the [...] » More

Malaysia detects nine cases of South African COVID-19 variant

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Malaysia has detected nine cases of a highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, a senior health official said on Thursday. The variant, also [...] » More

Malaysia reports 1,178 new COVID-19 cases, new strain detected

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

Malaysia reported 1,178 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said on Thursday, bringing the national total to 346,678. Health Ministry director-General Noor Hisham [...] » More

Malaysia needs to move on from labour-intensive FDIs, say economists

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 5:02 AM

Economists say Malaysia needs to move on from attracting labour-intensive foreign direct investments (FDIs) and instead look towards investments that can create high quality [...] » More

Umno to lose more seats in GE15 by going solo, says PAS veep

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 5:02 AM

Umno is expected to lose more seats if the party goes solo in the 15th general election, according to PAS vice-president Nik Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah. Mohd Amar (above) said he [...] » More

Malaysia’s AmBank to raise around $196 million via private placement

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Malaysian bank AMMB Holdings Bhd (AmBank) is looking to raise about 810 million ringgit ($196 million) through a private placement, it said in a bourse filing. The placement [...] » More

Malaysian youth sue government over delay in lowering the voting age

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 5:02 AM

After staging a protest with hundreds of supporters over the weekend, a coalition of Malaysian youths went to the courts over the government’s failure to make good its [...] » More

Aung San Suu Kyi and Australian adviser accused of breaking secrets law

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Theguardian | 5:02 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi and her Australian economic adviser are among several people charged with breaking Myanmar’s colonial-era official secrets law, in an escalation of the [...] » More

Burma junta says Suu Kyi broke secrets law, Britain ramps up sanctions

03-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been accused of breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, her lawyer said, as Britain ramped up sanctions [...] » More