Asia Today: Central Japan region put under virus emergency

TOKYO — A governor in central Japan announced a state of emergency today (Thursday) because of rising virus cases and asked businesses and people to curb activities, especially during an

Three beauty center managers accused of breaching data protection

  Three managers of four beauty centers were arrested by the Judiciary Police (PJ) on suspicion of violating the provisions of the personal data protection act, a PJ spokesperson revealed during

Two cases of stolen property reported to police

  Two cases involving illegal possession of lost property were reported by the Public Security Police Force (PSP) on Monday. A local woman realized that she had lost her mobile phone worth

Briefs | 800 new surveillance cameras enter into operation today

  A batch of 800 surveillance cameras will enter into operation starting today, according to a decree signed by the Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak. Over 500 of the surveillance

Two more people found to have broken quarantine

Two entrants with Hong Kong ID cards are being charged for violating Macau quarantine requirements. The case was reported to the Public Prosecutions Office, the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination

Noise report leads to discovery of illegal employment

  During the joint press conference held at the Judiciary Police headquarters yesterday, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) revealed that four men accused of working illegally in Macau, had been

Briefs | Thousands of locals sign up for Zhuhai health insurance

  Over 5,000 Macau residents have signed up for Zhuhai’s public health insurance in the first half of this year. According to Zhuhai’s Health Security Department, between January and June, a

Macau will still lead global gaming recovery, says tourism expert

Macau will still be the epicenter of the global gaming recovery, according to local tourism and gaming expert Glenn McCartney, even as other jurisdictions are showing more advanced signs of

Wynn confirms Japan expansion plans halted

  Wynn Resorts has ceased its pursuit of a casino license in Japan, according to the company’s Chief Executive Officer Matt Maddox, who confirmed the news on earnings call this week. Back

Study finds gambler behaviour changing amid new casino measures

  The pandemic has given some gamblers a chance to reexamine their addiction, a survey by a local organization has discovered. Christian organization Sheng Kung Hui conducted an online survey involving 120

Thailand | Police officer, 3 others shot dead in gambling den

Four people including a police major were killed in a shootout at an illegal gambling den in Thailand’s capital, an official said on Tuesday. Police who responded to a call about

Laying off locals first suspected at workplaces

In his recent written inquiry, lawmaker Sulu Sou pointed out that some companies are asking their Macau resident employees to take unpaid leave while continuing to employ non-resident workers in

Zheng Yanxiong | This is the hardliner china chose to oversee Hong Kong security

Artist. Propagandist. Urban planning enthusiast. Traditional Chinese medicine student. Zheng Yanxiong doesn’t fit the usual mold of a top Communist Party security agent. Zheng’s eclectic background suggests someone who will bring a broad

Highest-level US trip to Taiwan in decades to challenge Beijing

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will lead a delegation to Taiwan in the highest-level visit by a U.S. cabinet official since Washington cut ties with Taipei more than

Australian leader says US-China war no longer inconceivable

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday his government held a less dramatic view of U.S.-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a potential “hot war” before U.S.

This Day in History | 1945 US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. President Harry S Truman, announcing the news from the cruiser, USS Augusta, in

Over 100 killed | Lebanese confront devastation after massive Beirut explosion

Residents of Beirut awoke to a scene of utter devastation yesterday, a day after a massive explosion at the port sent shock waves across the Lebanese capital, killing at least

The Art of Giving | Modern philanthropy. Covid-19: The great leveler?

“Tax us. Immediately. Substantially. Permanently.” A group of more than 80 of the world’s richest people, who call themselves the “Millionaires for Humanity” and include Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and

Facebook’s Instagram launches TikTok copycat in political storm

Facebook Inc.’s Instagram photo-shareing app is launching its clone of TikTok in more than 50 countries, a week after Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg defended the company’s copycat strategies to

Singapore looks to broaden visitor range as tourism wanes

Singapore is seeking to open the door to a wider range of business and leisure visitors to boost its hard-hit tourism sector, with the return of mass travel still a

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