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 2020-06-06 08:54 

Vietnam News

Kin Giang steps up export promotions...

The Mekong province of Kin Giang is taking steps to promote exports to compensate for damages caused by the effects of COVID-19 and saline intrusion....

 2020-06-06 08:45 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

RM1 billion Penjana tourism financing must be fairly distributed to tourism sector...
 2020-06-06 08:42 

Vietnam News

SMEs urged to have deep understanding on EVFTA...

The EU - Vit Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to bring both opportunities and challenges for businesses, especially small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This was why SMEs should fully understand the provisions of the EVFTA....

 2020-06-06 08:38 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Transparency, Accountability and strict enforcement vital to ensure success of Penjana...
 2020-06-06 08:36 

The Strait Times

344 new coronavirus cases in Singapore, including 7 in community...

Of these, three are Singaporeans or permanent residents and four are work pass holders.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-06 08:33 

The Strait Times

Dr M and Anwar: When love and hate collide...

KUALA LUMPUR - Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's parliamentary majority might be teetering on the brink but Malaysia's two opposition stalwarts seem unable to see eye-to-eye - even literally.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-06 08:32 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

13 more Filipinos overseas recover as COVID-19 cases reach 5,369...

MANILA, Philippines — Thirteen more Filipinos abroad have recovered from COVID-19, increasing the total number of recoveries among Filipinos overseas to 2,225. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) also logged eight new confirmed cases of the resp...

 2020-06-06 08:32 

Bangkok Post

Manila fears post-pandemic baby boom...

MANILA: The Philippines has intensified its family-planning programmes amid concern that the coronavirus outbreak could result in a population boom....

 2020-06-06 08:31 

ABS-CBN

Lawyer asks SC: Define SolGen's powers amid ABS-CBN shutdown issue...

A lawyer has filed a separate petition urging the SC to bring ABS-CBN back on air and define the role of the Solicitor General's Office...

 2020-06-06 08:31 

Malay Mail Online

Chin Tong: Dr Mahathir, Anwar should work together for sake of nation to oust Muhyiddin, Najib...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — A former deputy minister has pointed out that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad must now more than ever work together so save the nation from the current turmoil, amid worry that both are yet to mend their.....

 2020-06-06 08:27 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Penjana comprehensive plan to help people, revive economy...
 2020-06-06 08:26 

Malay Mail Online

CMCO: 84 mosques in Pahang allowed to hold subuh, Friday prayers...

KUANTAN, June 6 — The Pahang Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MUIP) today announced that a total of 84 mosques in the state have been allowed to hold the Friday prayers and the congregational Subuh (morning) prayers during the......

 2020-06-06 08:24 

Malay Mail Online

Defiant Australians protest racial injustice despite warnings...

SYDEY, June 6 —Tens of thousands of Australians defied government calls to stay at home Saturday by spilling onto the streets for Black Lives Matter protests in major towns and cities across the country. Marchers in Sydney, Melbourne and elsewhere.....

 2020-06-06 08:20 

Malay Mail Online

MACC denies claims of using intimidation against Syed Saddiq's aide...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has denied claims that an honorary secretary of a youth club was intimidated to give a statement during a probe over missing cash from former Youth and Sports minister Syed......

 2020-06-06 08:19 

ABS-CBN

De Lima seeks relaxed visit restrictions as solitary confinement drags on...

Sen. Leila de Lima on Saturday called on the police to ease her visitation restriction after more than a month of solitary confinement at Camp Crame a policy she condemned as oppression in the guise of COVID-19 crisis....

 2020-06-06 08:17 

Philippine Star

Tommy Manotoc says he took no salary when he led Crispa to PBA Grand Slam in 1983...

PBA head coach Tommy Manotoc admitted that he refused any salary when he coached the U-Tex Wranglers and the Crispa Redmanizers during his celebrated coaching stint....

 2020-06-06 08:17 

Vietnam News

Foreigners allowed to own homes in 22 commercial housing projects...

Currently, foreigners in Vit Nam can own up to 30 per cent of apartments in some projects, but demand has far exceeded this level....

 2020-06-06 08:15 

ABS-CBN

Philippines' coronavirus infections jump to 21,340; deaths near 1,000...

MANILA - The Philippines confirmed 714 new novel coronavirus infections on Saturday, taking the nationwide total to 21,340, data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed....

 2020-06-06 08:12 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

End of the road for MAS's role in Kampung Baru's management, development...
 2020-06-06 08:11 

Vietnam News

HCM City to organise fair to stimulate consumer demand...

The HCM City Department of Industry and Trade will for the first time in several years allow businesses to offer promotions of up to 100 per cent in June and July to boost demand that has taken a hit from the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-06-06 08:10 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

BCorp to bring the Four Seasons brand to Yokohama, Japan...
 2020-06-06 08:06 

The Strait Times

Philippines fears baby boom amid coronavirus pandemic...

MANILA (BLOOMBERG) - The Philippines has intensified its family-planning programmes on concern that the coronavirus outbreak could result in a population boom.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-06 08:03 

ABS-CBN

ACT-CIS lawmaker Eric Go Yap rushed to hospital: staff...

(UPDATE) ACT-CIS Party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap was rushed to a hospital in Benguet before dawn Saturday after feeling discomfort, his staff said....

 2020-06-06 08:00 

Channel NewsAsia

PM Lee, Cabinet ministers to deliver series of national broadcasts on Singapore's post-COVID-19 future...

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, along with several Cabinet ministers, will deliver a series of national broadcasts from Jun 7 to Jun ......

 2020-06-06 08:00 

Vietnam News

Loan dues extended to fight economic downturn...

Credit growth rates of the banking sector in the first few four months of the year were lower than a year ago...

 2020-06-06 08:00 

The Strait Times

PM Lee Hsien Loong and ministers to speak on post-Covid-19 future in national broadcasts from June 7-20...

All the speeches will televised in the four official languages starting from 7.30pm.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-06-06 07:59 

Cebu Daily News

Mantuyong moves 28 close contacts of COVID patients to isolation facility...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mantuyong barangay captain was relieved after 28 close contacts of COVID-19 positive patients from Zone 5, Barangay Mantuyong, Mandaue City, have been transported to the city's isolation facility, Friday, June 5, 202...

 2020-06-06 07:57 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Interstate travel for single individuals likely to be known tomorrow...
 2020-06-06 07:57 

Malay Mail Online

PBK sec-gen says Penjana plan short in areas that matter, calls for more tax relief...

KUCHING, June 6 — Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) secretary-general Priscilla Lau today said the RM35 billion National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana), announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday, looks generally good but has fallen.....

 2020-06-06 07:54 

Bangkok Post

Bitcoin surge fails to materialise...

NEW YORK: Investors expecting a sudden surge in the price of bitcoin, after it underwent a technical adjustment three weeks ago that reduced the rate at which new coins are generated, may have to wait a few months, or perhaps a few years....

 2020-06-06 07:53 

Malay Mail Online

Senior minister clarifies school fees up to agreement between parents and school...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today clarified that paying school fees is ultimately an agreement between school administration and parents. He was clarifying his statement on Thursday where he had......

 2020-06-06 07:52 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Selected Penang parks reopen, people flock for jogging, exercise...
 2020-06-06 07:49 

Malay Mail Online

Agong: Penjana comprehensive plan to help Malaysians, revive economy...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has described the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) as a comprehensive stimulus package which took into consideration the grouses, needs......

 2020-06-06 07:48 

Malay Mail Online

Protests in Australia, Japan embrace 'Black Lives Matter' movement...

MELBOURNE, June 6 — Thousands took to the streets in Australia today, and hundreds did in Japan, to support protests across the United States against police brutality, while demonstrations were expected in South Korea with a virtual rally in......

 2020-06-06 07:48 

Malay Mail Online

India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally as lockdown easing looms...

MUMBAI, June 6 — India reported a record 9,887 new coronavirus cases in one day today and overtook Italy as the world's sixth-biggest outbreak, two days before the relaxing of a lockdown with the reopening of malls, restaurants and places of......

 2020-06-06 07:44 

The Strait Times

India overtakes Italy's coronavirus case tally as lockdown easing looms...

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - India reported a record 9,887 new coronavirus cases in one day on Saturday (June 6) and overtook Italy as the world's sixth-biggest outbreak, two days before the relaxing of a lockdown with the reopening of malls, restaurants and pl...

 2020-06-06 07:44 

Vietnam News

HCM City turns attention to reviving economy...

The chairman of the HCM City People's Committee has urged agencies to have specific solutions to support enterprises as part of its effort to gradually revive business activities following the containment of the COVID -19 pandemic....

 2020-06-06 07:41 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

CMCO: 39 nabbed at 'wild' drug-laced party in Bangsar...
 2020-06-06 07:41 

Malay Mail Online

Cops nab 39 in Bangsar for having 'wild' party...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 The excitement of 39 individuals, believed to be under the influence of drugs at a wild party held at a bungalow in Bangsar, was short-lived when they were arrested in a raid carried out early this morning. In the 1.15am......

 2020-06-06 07:40 

Cebu Daily News

Cebu Barter Community happy to go beyond just bartering in Cebu...

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu Barter Community (CBC) is the fastest online growing community here in Cebu. This Facebook group lets you barter your things with whatever you desire or whatever you find useful from other members. Bong Abela, the man be...

 2020-06-06 07:39 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

No rest for Yao Ming as China basketball resumes after virus break...

Former NBA star Yao Ming warned more challenges lie ahead after the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) said it will resume the season on June 20 following a five-month shutdown because of the coronavirus.The CBA is the first major sports league to retur...

 2020-06-06 07:37 

Malay Mail Online

As F&B sales fall by 53pc in April amid Singapore's circuit breaker, some restaurants choose to close shop for good...

SINGAPORE, June 6 — Nicholas Lim, owner of La Cantina in Venezia, a restaurant at Village Hotel Changi, said that it felt like he had "lost his child" when he had to close his restaurant in early April this year after 17 years in business. T...

 2020-06-06 07:33 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Barbers, hair salons can reopen on June 10...
 2020-06-06 07:32 

Malay Mail Online

PG&E Corp preparing US$11b debt financing, says investor...

NEW YORK, June 6 — California utility PG&E Corp (Pacific Gas and Electric Company) is preparing an US$11 billion (RM46.9 billion) debt-financing package as it prepares to exit from its bankruptcy, an investor involved with the company's......

 2020-06-06 07:32 

Vietnam News

Central bank plans to pilot fintech regulatory sandbox...

The State Bank of Vit Nam is planning to pilot a regulatory sandbox which would allow fintech companies to participate in providing some banking services starting from 2021....

 2020-06-06 07:32 

The Strait Times

Football: Vietnam league restarts with packed crowds as coronavirus risk abates...

NAM DINH, VIETNAM (REUTERS) - Thousands of fans poured into stadiums in Vietnam on Friday (June 5) as the country resumed top-flight football without social distancing measures or curbs on crowd sizes, owing to its success in combating the spread of the n...

 2020-06-06 07:31 

Vietnam News

Shares rise for third day in a row...

Shares gained for the third consecutive session on Friday thanks to a strong cash flow poured in heavyweight stocks....

 2020-06-06 07:30 

Malay Mail Online

Senior minister: PM to make announcement on CMCO tomorrow...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — Senior Minster Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has revealed that an announcement will be made tomorrow by the prime minister related to the conditional movement control order (MCO), hinting it could bring good news for......

 2020-06-06 07:29 

Bangkok Post

Pregnant woman among five caught taking drugs...

SONGKHLA: Five people, including a young woman carrying a baby and a pregnant woman, were caught using drugs during a raid on a rented house in Thepha district on Saturday....

 2020-06-06 07:27 

Malay Mail Online

Free game of the week: Big Fish's Hidden Object Game collection...

SAN FRANCISCO, June 6 — Seven free item-finding puzzle adventures are part of the latest Covid-19 care package from Big Fish Games, with slowly unfolding stories that cover crime and romance, fairytale fantasy and summer job getaways. Finding a......

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