Entry of Chinese Workers to Indonesia Spurs Anger

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By: Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and M. Habib PashyaThe recent arrival of 20 Chinese nationals with no entry permits to Indonesia’s South Sulawesi region to work on a China-funded smelter project has stirred resentment given tightening Covid-restricted public movement, generating larger questions over the numbers of Chinese in the country taking jobs from Indonesians.The issue of Chinese workers taking...

Apple, Google appeal against new data center ban in Ireland

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Despite a growing movement to the contrary, the giant tech behemoths such...

Chinese President’s Visit to Tibet Sends a Message to India, Experts Say — Radio Free Asia

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The visit this week to Tibet by Chinese President Xi Jinping underscores China’s concerns over security on the border with its southern neighbor India, where military clashes between the two countries took place last year, experts told...

Intellasia East Asia News – Tongyang Life sells entire stake in Woori Financial

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<!-- --> Tongyang Life Insurance sold its entire stake in Woori Financial Group on Friday to secure more capital, in preparation for a stricter rule on local insurers’ fiscal soundness. According to a regulatory filing, the company had decided to sell all of its 3.74 percent stake (27.04 million shares) in the banking giant to some...

Heavy rains kill 18 in India, dozens feared trapped in landslides, Asia News

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MUMBAI - At least 18 people have died in the western Indian state of Maharashtra after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that submerged low lying areas and cut off hundreds of villages, authorities said on Friday (July 23). Rivers in Maharashtra were flooded after authorities released water from dams made full after many parts on the west coast...

GIC’s annualised real return at highest since 2015; remains cautious amid uncertain environment

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SINGAPORE: Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC posted its highest returns since 2015 for the latest financial year, but said it remains cautious in an uncertain macro environment due to a protracted COVID-19 pandemic and stretched valuations.In its 2020/21 annual report released on Friday...

As Indonesia mulls easing COVID-19 lockdown, WHO urges tougher restrictions

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JAKARTA: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday (Jul 22) urged Indonesia to implement a stricter and wider lockdown to combat surging COVID-19 infections and deaths, just days after the country's president flagged the easing of restrictions.Indonesia has become one of the...

Malaysia’s Premier Political Party in Decline

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By: Murray HunterThe United Malays National Organization, for 70 years Malaysia’s dominant political party until its reign collapsed in a welter of corruption in the May 2018 general election, is once again deeply split, fractured between the party grassroots, the Supreme Council or central party governing body, and the parliamentary caucus. In addition, both the supreme council and...

What does the Zoom move into the cloud contact center mean for UC?

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This is Zoom’s first billion-dollar deal and comes as the company looks...