Archive for October 12th, 2021

Over 2,200 varsity students unvaccinated due to ‘health issues’, Parliament told

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

“Health issues” are keeping some 2,286 university students from receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, Higher Education minister Datuk Seri Noraini Ahmad told the Dewan [...] » More

Fear and joy on the front line as travel ban ends

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 5:02 AM

With borders being reopened and interstate travel allowed for fully vaccinated adults from Monday, there is a sense of relief as well as wariness among some on the medical [...] » More

The financial wellness war-Malaysian banks vs digital banks

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TechwireAsia | 5:02 AM

Malaysian banks are starting to take notice of movements in the digital banking space. It appears that digital banks here are focusing on financial wellness and digital money [...] » More

Khairy: Govt’s decision to allow interstate travel nationwide a recognition of Covid-19 frontliners’ efforts

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Bernama | 5:02 AM

The government’s decision in lifting interstate travel restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals starting tomorrow is a recognition of the efforts put in by the [...] » More

Allowing interstate travel a boost for local businesses, says Malaysia Airlines

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TheStar | 5:02 AM

Malaysia Airlines welcomes the reopening of interstate travel, saying it will be a “fantastic boost” to businesses and people impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. [...] » More

After vaccinating 90 per cent of adults, Malaysia is opening up

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | BrisbaneTimes | 5:02 AM

There is light appearing at the end of the tunnel in Malaysia after one of the worst COVID-19 crises in the region, with interstate and international travel to resume from [...] » More

Health Ministry adds 64 new Covid-19 deaths, toll now totals 27,329

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

The Ministry of Health recorded 64 more deaths due to Covid-19 this morning, with 14 people having died by the time they were taken to hospital. The country’s [...] » More

‘Unpredictable, unintended consequences’ if interest waiver implemented

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | FreeMalaysiaToday | 5:02 AM

An economist has warned against unnecessary interference in the market by implementing a total waiver on interest accrued during the loan moratorium, as it could put [...] » More

Unnamed Burma photographer wins Bayeux war reporting prize

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The prestigious Bayeux War Correspondents’ Awards on Saturday honoured work by a range of international journalists including several veteran reporters and for the [...] » More

‘Nothing left but fear’: Factory workers in Vietnam hesitate to return to work amid Covid-19

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:02 AM

Whether yoga pants and Air Jordans appear under Christmas trees in the United States and Europe may come down to Vietnamese assembly line workers such as Ms Le Thi My. Ms My [...] » More

Burma sees increase in clashes between Military, rebel groups

Burma sees increase in clashes between Military, rebel groups

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | ANI | 5:02 AM

The number of clashes between the Myanmar military and rebel groups has significantly increased, reaching 132 incidents of conflict in the last month alone. These [...] » More

Nearly 40,000 new Covid infections reported across Southeast Asia

Nearly 40,000 new Covid infections reported across Southeast Asia

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Nation Thailand | 5:02 AM

Southeast Asian countries collectively reported nearly 40,000 new Covid-19 infections yesterday, with the total now reported in the region topping 12.5 million. Nation [...] » More

Struggling to restructure Asia-Pacific deals, Airbus warns region’s airlines at risk of falling behind Europe, US

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM

Airbus has raised the alarm over the standstill in Asian air travel that continues to hobble pandemic-battered airlines, with the European planemaker saying it is struggling [...] » More

Australian watchdog sues CBA for underpaying staff

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Australia’s workplace watchdog said it has sued the country’s largest lender Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA.AX) and its brokerage arm for not paying more [...] » More

Vietnam’s garment, footwear companies badly hit by Covid-19 pandemic

12-Oct-2021 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 5:02 AM

THE Covid-19 pandemic has affected most garment and footwear companies in Vietnam, with social distancing measures restricting production and causing shipment delays. With [...] » More