Archive for April 24th, 2021

Covid-19: Sarawak deputy CM says better system needed to ensure all eligible rural folk get vaccinated

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:35 PM

The Sarawak government strives to come up with a more viable system in reaching out to the rural folk and engaging them in the Covid-19 vaccination programme. In stating [...] » More

PM Muhyiddin arrives for Asean Special Meeting in Jakarta

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 12:14 PM

Prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin arrived here today to attend the Asean Special Meeting on the crisis in Myanmar. Muhyiddin arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International [...] » More

Covid cases top 2,000 a day, 4 deaths

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 11:42 AM

The government on Friday reported four new deaths related to Covid-19 and a new daily high of 2,070 infections confirmed over the previous 24 hours. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, [...] » More

Industry, green groups push Australia for action after it fails to adopt new emission targets

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:39 AM

Industry and green groups in Australia called on Friday for the government to step up action to cut carbon emissions after it failed to match ambitious new targets pledged by [...] » More

Hongkong Land celebrates strategic milestone with the opening of “The Ring, Chongqing”, a new “urban-nature community” development

Hongkong Land celebrates strategic milestone with the opening of “The Ring, Chongqing”, a new “urban-nature community” development

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 11:10 AM

CHONGQING, China, April 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hongkong Land today celebrated the official launch of "The [...] » More

Citi retail units seen fetching US$6 billion as sales kick off

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 10:55 AM

Citigroup Inc. could fetch as much as US$6 billion from the sale of retail banking assets in 13 markets across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Middle East as the [...] » More

Beijing-based ByteDance says it has no immediate listing plans

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:47 AM

Beijing-based ByteDance said on Friday it had no imminent plans for an initial public offering (IPO). ByteDance last month hired former Xiaomi (1810.HK) executive Shou Zi [...] » More

Germany’s Merkel rejects criticism of her Wirecard lobbying in China

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:31 AM

German chancellor Angela Merkel rejected criticism of her lobbying for Wirecard in China months before it collapsed, telling lawmakers she had no reason to suspect the firm [...] » More

China tells UK to ‘right its wrong moves’ after parliament’s Xinjiang motion

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:27 AM

China said on Friday that Britain should “immediately right its wrong moves” in response to the UK parliament’s motion calling on its government to take [...] » More

Singapore PM names new finmin, reshuffles cabinet as succession question looms

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:25 AM

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong named Lawrence Wong, tipped as a contender to be future premier, as the new finance minister in a broader cabinet reshuffle which [...] » More

Japan promises safe Olympics after unveiling new emergency measures

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:10 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday promised to ensure a safe Tokyo Olympics this summer, after announcing a new state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and two [...] » More

Time running out for missing Indonesian submarine as U.S. joins search

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:02 AM

Rescue teams were battling against time on Friday to find a missing Indonesian Navy submarine lost in the Bali Sea with 53 crew, which would be running out of oxygen if not [...] » More

Hopes fade for Indonesia submarine crew as oxygen dwindles

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 9:48 AM

Hopes of rescuing dozens aboard a missing Indonesian submarine faded Saturday as its oxygen reserves were believed to have run out, turning the focus to retrieving the [...] » More

Hongkong Land unveils Kidzplorer: A US$33 million strategic investment innovatively designed to integrate edutainment with lifestyle retailing

Hongkong Land unveils Kidzplorer: A US$33 million strategic investment innovatively designed to integrate edutainment with lifestyle retailing

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 8:57 AM

CHONGQING, China, April 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hongkong Land today officially opened Kidzplorer, a STEAM (Science, [...] » More

Over 1,700 people in Taiwan receive self-paid COVID-19 jabs on 1st day

24-Apr-2021 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 7:55 AM

Some 1,732 people in Taiwan who were not on the COVID-19 vaccine priority list received their first shots Wednesday, at the start of an open self-paid programme, the Central [...] » More