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Taiwan rebuffs accusations it racially attacked WHO chief, Asia News

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TAIPEI - Taiwan on Thursday angrily condemned accusations from the World Health Organisation's (WHO) boss that racist slurs against him had come from the island, saying racism did not exist in Taiwan. Taiwan's exclusion from the WHO, due to objections from China which claims the island as its own, has infuriated the Taipei government during the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan says it...

Individuals and small businesses receive new incentives to use PayNow

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SINGAPORE: New incentives have been announced to encourage individuals and small businesses to sign up and use PayNow, as part of safe distancing efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19.On Thursday (Apr 9), the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) announced the...

New Zealand orders quarantine for returning citizens in COVID-19 battle

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SYDNEY: New Zealand will begin moving citizens to compulsory quarantine from Friday (Apr 10) as they return from overseas, stepping up its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 halfway through a four-week nationwide lockdown.The shutdown began in late March in the Pacific...

Malaysia’s Grandiose Education Ambitions a Mess

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By: Murray HunterIn 2015, Muhyiddin Yassin, then Malaysia’s education minister, midwifed an ambitious Education Blueprint 2015-2025 that laid out a vision to make the country a regional education powerhouse drawing on foreign students from Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Central Asia and China. Muhyiddin, now the country’s prime minister, envisioned a foreign and domestic student...

Autonomous vehicles are couriering Covid-19 tests in the States

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While progress in the future mobility market has certainly hit...

Cambodia to Proceed With Draft Law on State of Emergency Despite Calls For Further Review

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Cambodia’s National Assembly will proceed with a review of draft legislation authorizing a state of emergency to contain the spread of the coronavirus, despite concerns that the bill has not been adequately vetted and Prime Minister Hun Sen saying Tuesday that there is no need to invoke it any time soon. Leng Peng...

Scammers try selling world’s tallest statue as coronavirus pandemic boosts India’s cybercrime, Asia News

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MUMBAI - Police in India lodged a case this week against an unknown online fraudster who tried selling the world's largest statue for US$4 billion (S$6 billion), claiming the proceeds would be used to help the Gujarat state government fund its fight against the coronavirus. While the plot to sell the "Statue of Unity", a monument that is nearly twice the...

COVID-19: More than 7,000 breaches of elevated safe-distancing measures on Day 1 of ‘circuit breaker’

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SINGAPORE: More than 7,000 written advisories were issued on the first day of a nationwide "circuit-breaker", a month-long period of enhanced safe-distancing measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.Most of these advisories were issued to members of the public in hawker centres and markets, said the...

MotoGP events in Italy, Catalunya join list of postponed races

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REUTERS: The MotoGP season will not begin until mid-June after the Italian and Catalan races were postponed on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.The decision brings the number of postponed races to seven, while the March 8 first round in Qatar was...