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Malaysia arrests four plant managers after water pollution leads to supply cut affecting millions of people

September 05, 2020 4:20 PM

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities on Saturday (Sept 5) remanded for six days four factory managers who are suspected of involvement in a water pollution case that caused water-supply to be cut to millions of people in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

Asian Insider, July 30: Singapore-Malaysia RTS Link to start end-2026, next few months worrisome in US-China relations, Umno snubs Muhyiddin’s PN alliance

July 30, 2020 9:15 PM

Hi all,In today’s bulletin: Singapore-Malaysia RTS link to be light-rail transit system, Australia deepens ties with US but says it will not hurt relations with China, US experts say next few months will be worrisome in US-China ties, Joshua Wong among 12 barred from Hong Kong legislature vote, Umno snubs PM Muhyiddin’s PN alliance, and more.Reading this on the web or know someone who might enjoy receiving Asian Insider? Our sign-up page is here.

Worst clash in decades on disputed India-China border: Both sides want no war, no compromise, say analysts

June 17, 2020 10:12 AM

NEW DELHI (NYTIMES) - The worst border clash between India and China in more than 40 years left 20 Indian soldiers dead and dozens believed captured, Indian officials said on Tuesday (June 16), raising tensions between nuclear-armed rivals who have increasingly been flexing their diplomatic and military muscle.

Indian PM visits cyclone stricken Kolkata promising help, Bangladesh counts cost

May 22, 2020 4:09 PM

KOLKATA/DHAKA (REUTERS) - Peering down from his aircraft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw on Friday (May 22) the devastation and flooding caused by the most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in more than a decade, before landing in the stricken city of Kolkata.

Indonesian coffin maker faces gruelling days as coronavirus death toll climbs

April 08, 2020 5:26 PM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - As debate rages about the true death toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia, Jakarta coffin maker Sahroni has been too busy to pay the issue much attention.

Coronavirus: Concerns mount after Japan lets cruise passengers walk free, experts question 'bureaucratic' response

February 20, 2020 8:04 AM

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (NYTIMES) - Even as infections aboard a cruise ship contaminated by the new coronavirus continued to climb, Japan declared on Wednesday (Feb 19) that 443 people had satisfied the terms of a two-week quarantine and let them walk free.

Coronavirus: China's industrial cities start to ease transport curbs, restore production

February 19, 2020 3:48 PM

Big manufacturing hubs on the Chinese coast are starting to loosen curbs on the movement of people and traffic, while local governments prod factories to restart production, following weeks of stoppages due to the coronavirus outbreak.

WHO brands coronavirus 'public enemy number one' as it officially names it Covid-19

February 12, 2020 6:52 AM

GUANGZHOU/GENEVA (REUTERS) - The coronavirus outbreak in China may be over by April, the country's senior medical adviser said on Tuesday (Feb 11), but deaths surpassed 1,000 and the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned of a global threat potentially worse than terrorism.

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