Asia Today: Jakarta partly reopens after lockdown

Indonesia's capital partly reopened on Monday after two months of lockdown, as the world's fourth most populous nation gradually reopens its economy. Jakarta, home to 11 million people, had been under

Police respond to double standards on two gatherings

Public Security Police Force (PSP) spokesperson Ma Chio Hong was unable to provide a clear clarification on the double standards applied to two gatherings with opposing purposes. During Friday’s regular police

IFFAM announces theme, confirms running dates

The organizing committee of the International Film Festival & Awards – Macao (IFFAM) has confirmed this year’s theme and running dates. In a statement, the IFFAM organizers confirmed that the festival

Local dragon boat teams ready to race

The dragon boat team of Baía do Mar Canoe Club, a local canoeing association, is ready for this year’s dragon boat races, the team’s coach, Racy Leong, told the Times

Gov’t commends Nam Kwong for reducing fuel prices

The Economic Bureau (DSE) has issued a statement praising the Nam Kwong Company for their announcement that they will lower fuel prices. Prices will be dropped by 1.30 patacas per

Briefs | Tourism regulator launches platform to promote local discounts

  The Macao Government Tourism Office has recently launched an online platform that aims to consolidate information on discounts and promotions being offered by local businesses. The platform is named “Macao

Stanley Ho’s daughter files legal procedure in relation to magnate’s will

Deborah Ho, the youngest of late gambling magnate Stanley Ho and Clementina Leitão’s offspring, has filed a court procedure to keep track of any action administered that is pertinent to

Netizens complain of ‘unsmooth’ pool reopening

  Following the announcement from the Sports Bureau (ID) on Friday that the government would reopen nine public swimming pools the following day, many citizens have struggled to enter the pools

Adelson’s Singapore casino probed over laundering controls

The Singapore casino of billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. is being probed by the U.S. Department of Justice over whether anti-money laundering regulations were breached in the way

Beijing defends its coronavirus response in new report

Senior Chinese officials released a lengthy report Sunday on the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, defending their government’s actions and saying that China had provided information in a timely

China urges citizens to shun Australia as dispute simmers

China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing’s latest attempt to punish the country for advocating

This Day in History | 1999 Liar Aitken jailed for 18 months

Disgraced ex-cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken has been jailed for 18 months after he admitted lying during a failed libel action. The former Conservative MP admitted both charges earlier in the year,

Largely peaceful protests against police brutality march on

Massive protests against police brutality nationwide capped a week that began in chaos but ended with largely peaceful expressions that organizers hope will sustain their movement. This weekend’s marches featured few

Sands Cares Ambassadors Continue to Show Care for the Community

During this challenging time of the pandemic, Sands China’s group of team member volunteers – the Sands Cares Ambassadors – have been working together with local community organisations, NGOs and

Social Media | Zuckerberg-funded scientists: Rein in hate on Facebook

Dozens of scientists doing research funded by Mark Zuckerberg say Facebook should not be letting President Donald Trump use the social media platform to “spread both misinformation and incendiary statements.” The

The Buzz | Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 400,000

The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 400,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University that health experts say is still an undercount because many who died were

India, China to continue efforts to defuse border row

India and China will press ahead with military and diplomatic engagements in a bid to resolve a standoff along their disputed Himalayan frontier, the foreign ministry in New Delhi said

Taiwanese voters oust nationalist mayor who sought presidency

Voters in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung this weekend ousted their mayor, whose failed bid for the presidency on behalf of the China-friendly Nationalist Party earlier this year brought

World Views | Vietnam breaks out of the Covid tourist trap

  Vietnam is pulling ahead in the race to reopen Southeast Asia to city-hoppers and sunseekers. International arrivals were down 98% in May from a year earlier, after a record 2019. Yet success in containing the coronavirus

Monday, June 8, 2020 – edition no. 3550

  * Double standards Police * Crowds defy restrictions worldwide to protest against racism * IFFAM will take place December 3 to 8 under the theme ‘A Celebration of Life & The Big

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