Archive for August 4th, 2021

Phuket bans alcohol sales at restaurants, issues order amid rise of Covid cases

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 5:02 AM

The ban on alcohol sales and consumption at restaurants has been reimposed in Phuket and will be in place until at least August 16. Certain “social activities,” [...] » More

A year after taboo on Thai king broken, 103 face jail for royal insult

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

In the year since making an unprecedented, taboo-breaking speech openly calling for discussion on the role of Thailand’s powerful king, human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa [...] » More

Phuket tourism sector calls for island to be ‘green-listed’ for foreign tourists-VIDEO

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 5:02 AM

The executive chair of the Banyan Tree Group is calling for Phuket to be given “green” status, promoting the island as a safe haven for foreign tourists. [...] » More

Developers crucial in sustainability effort

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Real estate developers play an important role in green and sustainable development, with major players stepping up to invest in the concept. Chai Srivikorn, president of the [...] » More

Thai central bank expected to hold rate at record low amid COVID-19 surge-Reuters poll

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Thailand’s central bank is expected to keep its key interest rate at a record low 0.50per cent on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country struggles with its biggest [...] » More

147 new Covid fatalities, 18,901 new cases

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

There were 147 more Covid-19 fatalities and 18,901 new cases in Thailand on Monday, the Public health ministry reported on Tuesday morning the second-highest daily increment [...] » More

Factory outbreaks may cut Aug-December exports by B300 bn-shippers

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Key exports could decrease by as much as 300 billion baht in the remaining months of the year if the spread of Covid-19 infections continues at factories, the country’s [...] » More

Bali receives 43 foreign tourists in first half

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Forty-three foreign tourists visited the island of Bali in the first half of this year, a drop of 99.99 percent compared to the year-ago period, the Central Statistics Agency [...] » More

Indonesia extends COVID-19 emergency restrictions in some areas until August 9

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on Monday (August 2) that the current restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until August 9. [...] » More

Increasing financial literacy for greater financial stability: LPS

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Increasing financial literacy and inclusion among the people can create a more stable financial system, according to Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (LPS’) Chair [...] » More

Rapid virus spread through Indonesia taxes health workers

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

Irman Pahlepi is back at work in Jakarta’s Dr Suyoto public hospital, immediately resuming his duties treating COVID-19 patients after recovering from an infection [...] » More

Home affairs minister issues three instructions for PPKM extension

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

Home Affairs minister Tito Karnavian in Jakarta, on Monday (August 2), issued three instructions pertaining to Level 4 public activities restrictions (PPKM) extension in [...] » More

Indonesia says COVID-19 wave has peaked, but officials concerned virus could reach rural areas

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | ABC | 5:02 AM

Indonesia’s devastating second coronavirus wave, which saw the South-East Asian country become the epicentre of Asia’s COVID-19 outbreak, has peaked, its Health [...] » More

Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia drop by 10 pct year-on-year in June

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 5:02 AM

Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia were recorded at 140,850, dropping by 10.04 percent in June compared to the same month of last year, the Central Agency of [...] » More

Indonesia set for first GDP growth in five quarters, new virus wave hurts outlook

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Indonesia is expected to report this week an economic growth of more than 6 percent in the second quarter, but a new wave of COVID-19 cases, which started to hit in June, is [...] » More