Archive for April 17th, 2021

Day 6: 29 deaths, 310 injuries

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 3:06 PM

Twenty-nine people died and 310 injured in 313 road accidents on Thursday, the sixth day of the seven-day Songkran road safety campaign. When compared to the data in 2019, [...] » More

Two Covid deaths, 1,547 new cases

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 3:04 PM

Two more deaths and 1,547 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday, bringing the totals to 99 fatalities and 40,585 cases. The daily increase of new cases fell slightly [...] » More

WHO chief says COVID-19 infection rate approaching highest of pandemic so far

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:38 PM

The number of new COVID-19 cases per week has nearly doubled globally over the past two months, approaching the highest rate seen so far during the pandemic, the head of the [...] » More

Myanmar releases prisoners for New Year, though likely not dissidents

Myanmar releases prisoners for New Year, though likely not dissidents

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:35 PM

Myanmar’s junta released 23,184 prisoners from jails across the country on Saturday under a New Year amnesty, a Prisons Department spokesman said, though few if any [...] » More

Southeast Asian nations weigh aid mission to Burma

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:31 PM

Southeast Asian countries are considering a proposal to send a humanitarian aid mission to Myanmar as a potential first step in a long-term plan to broker a dialogue between [...] » More

Google broke Australian law over location data collection: court

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 2:25 PM

Google violated Australian law by misleading users of Android mobile devices about the use of their location data, a court ruled Friday in a landmark decision against the [...] » More

EXCLUSIVE Grab mulling secondary Singapore listing after SPAC merger-sources

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:20 PM

Grab Holdings, Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing to delivery giant, is considering a secondary listing in its home market of Singapore after completing a Nasdaq listing via [...] » More

Parti Liyani makes bid for compensation from prosecution

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 2:18 PM

Former domestic helper Parti Liyani’s application for compensation from the prosecution was heard at the High Court on Friday (16 April). This is the first such [...] » More

Japan’s Suga visits for Biden’s first White House summit; China tops agenda

Japan’s Suga visits for Biden’s first White House summit; China tops agenda

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:44 PM

President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the US leader held [...] » More

Japan’s Suga says he, Biden, reaffirmed importance of stability in Taiwan Strait

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:40 PM

Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga said he had discussed the Taiwan situation and the situation in China’s Xinjiang province with US President Biden on Friday and [...] » More

US-Japan statement refers to ‘peace and stability in Taiwan Strait’-Jiji

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:35 PM

A joint statement after a summit between US President Joe Biden and Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday referred to the “importance of peace and stability [...] » More

Toshiba bid to test Japan’s corporate governance rules

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:14 PM

A potential bid for Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is set to test both corporate governance at the scandal-hit conglomerate as well as rule changes in Japan designed to improve [...] » More

China’s vice premier, US climate envoy Kerry discuss climate cooperation -Xinhua

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:10 PM

Chinese vice Premier Han Zheng and US climate envoy John Kerry met via video link on Friday, with both sides expressing willingness to cooperate on climate change, Chinese [...] » More

China says climate onus on US in Kerry talks

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 1:04 PM

China said Friday that the United States needed to take more responsibility on climate change but welcomed greater cooperation after a visit by envoy John Kerry, state media [...] » More

China’s Xi slams EU carbon tax plan in call with Macron, Merkel

17-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 1:03 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping slammed the European Union’s plan for a carbon tax system Friday in a call with the leaders of France and Germany, state media reported. [...] » More