Archive for July 31st, 2021

#Lawan organiser says five activists called in for questioning, disappointed Dataran Merdeka closed

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:17 PM

Over 2,000 youths were estimated to have gathered for the #Lawan rally heading to Dataran Merdeka earlier today, its organiser Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) claimed [...] » More

Malaysian youth converge on Dataran Merdeka for #Lawan protest

Malaysian youth converge on Dataran Merdeka for #Lawan protest

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:10 PM

Hundreds of people consisting mainly of Malaysian youth gathered in the heart of Kuala Lumpur today to take part in the #Lawan protest. In the morning, the crowd, which was [...] » More

Health Ministry: Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases near 18,000 mark today

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 8:03 PM

Malaysia saw a new all-time high for the most Covid-19 daily infections in 24 hours, with the Health Ministry recording 17,786 cases today. Its director-general Tan Sri Dr [...] » More

Malaysia regulator takes enforcement action against Binance

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:02 PM

Malaysia has taken enforcement action against cryptocurrency platform Binance to stop it operating in the country, the Securities Commission said on Friday. The Commission [...] » More

Malaysia suspends parliament session citing risk of COVID infection

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:57 PM

Malaysia’s special parliamentary sitting will be cut short after the detection of COVID-19 infections in the building, the legislative body said on Saturday, [...] » More

Malaysia extends emergency rule in Sarawak state to stop polls

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:56 PM

Malaysia extended a state of emergency in the eastern state of Sarawak until February 2022 to suspend regional elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic, state news agency Bernama [...] » More

China reports 55 new COVID-19 cases as Delta variant spreads from Nanjing

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:50 PM

China on Saturday reported 55 new coronavirus cases on the mainland for July 30, compared with 64 cases a day earlier, as the Delta variant spreads across the country during [...] » More

‘Liberate Hong Kong’: The slogan that will land you in jail

‘Liberate Hong Kong’: The slogan that will land you in jail

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | BBC | 1:36 PM

It was one of the defining phrases of the Hong Kong protest movement. Now, it has landed one man in jail for nine years. Back in 2019, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution [...] » More

Taiwan’s economy loses momentum as anti-virus controls pinch

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | AP | 1:33 PM

Taiwan’s economic growth slowed to 7.5% over a year earlier in the latest quarter as anti-coronavirus controls depressed consumer spending and manufacturing. Growth in the [...] » More

China warns UK as carrier strike group approaches

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | BBC | 1:28 PM

China has warned the UK’s Carrier Strike Group, led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth not to carry out any “improper acts” as it enters the [...] » More

Recent COVID outbreak in China’s Nanjing linked to flight from Russia-official

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:25 PM

China’s eastern city of Nanjing reported 13 new domestically transmitted COVID-19 patients for July 29, bringing the total to 184 since July 20, as the country’s [...] » More

EU envoys back Frenchman on hunger strike over Japan child custody

EU envoys back Frenchman on hunger strike over Japan child custody

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:21 PM

Ten European diplomats expressed support on Friday for a Frenchman who has been on hunger strike for three weeks during the Tokyo Olympics to protest what he calls the [...] » More

Enterprises need urgent support

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | SGGPNews | 1:14 PM

More than 12,000 enterprises have to leave the market every month. Not to mention that in the past two months, when the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic became complicated, [...] » More

Produce stuck on farms as COVID-19 restrictions interrupt supply chains

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | VNS | 12:55 PM

Farmers are unable to sell their produce while consumers are struggling to buy food in the southern provinces, in a frustrating paradox created by COVID-19 travel [...] » More

World Needs More Coffee But Don’t Look to Vietnam for Help

31-Jul-2021 Intellasia | SGGP News | 12:49 PM

Global coffee consumers seeking more supplies to fill the void left by the devastating frost in Brazil won’t get much relief from Vietnam. Shipments from the country, [...] » More