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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.

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.

'Overbearing nature' of Najib's wife influenced previous government, court hears

February 05, 2020 1:20 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Despite not holding any official position, the "overbearing nature" of Rosmah Mansor ensured her influence in the previous administration, says the prosecution.

Even without symptoms, experts fear coronavirus may spread

February 05, 2020 11:21 AM

BEIJING (NYTIMES) - Can individuals infected with the coronavirus that originated from the central Chinese city of Wuhan spread it to others even if they aren't showing symptoms?

In China, coronavirus spurred rush of blame shifting

February 05, 2020 8:57 AM

BEIJING (NYTIMES) - Wuhan's mayor blamed higher-ups. A senior disease control official blamed layers of bureaucracy. A top government expert blamed the public: The people, he said, simply didn't understand what he told them.

Coronavirus outbreak could peak in 10 days, says Chinese government expert

January 28, 2020 10:06 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A viral outbreak that has killed 106 people in China could reach its peak in around 10 days, a top Chinese government expert said on Tuesday (Jan 28).

Wuhan virus: WHO says it is confident in China's ability to control, contain outbreak

January 28, 2020 5:55 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - The World Health Organisation's director-general said on Tuesday (Jan 28) he is confident in China's ability to control and contain the spread of a new coronavirus, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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