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Plastic pollution plagues Southeast Asia amid Covid-19 lockdowns
by Tashny Sukumaran on 9. august 2020 at 06:00
Adam Reza is among those for whom environmental awareness took a back seat to health concerns during Malaysia’s national lockdown earlier this year to curb the spread of Covid-19. Despite making a conscious effort to be mindful, he estimates his use of plastics increased by up to 80 per cent as people were confined indoors for more than 90 days as the pandemic raged.“I’m not exactly a green conscious guy, but before the lockdown I did make a conscious effort to be mindful,” said management…
Thailand adds 3 new Covid cases, no infections at Janey concert
on 9. august 2020 at 05:49
Three new cases were reported on Sunday, while the Public Health Ministry confirmed none of the concert-goers in Nakhon Si Thammarat were infected with the novel coronavirus.
PhilHealth employees call for health insurance expert as caretaker as execs face probe
on 9. august 2020 at 05:48
"PhilHealth-WHITE cannot be subservient to executives whose integrity is in question. The Chairperson of the PhilHealth Board, Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque is no exception and should take a back seat being the subject of several investigations," it added.
Supercars and champagne: Bangkok's rich purr through pandemic
on 9. august 2020 at 05:45
As the coronavirus brought the global economy to its knees, Thai businessman Yod decided to buy himself an $872,000 treat -- a lime-green Lamborghini.
Slow start for Samut Prakan by-election
on 9. august 2020 at 05:39
SAMUT PRAKAN: A low turnout marked the start of the by-election in Constituency 5 of this lower Central province on Sunday.
Germany's top guns get refreshed for 2020
on 9. august 2020 at 05:33
The BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E-Class have just been facelifted in their current generations. Never has the race been so close
Public doubts charter change would improve Thai politics: Poll
on 9. august 2020 at 05:28
A slight majority of people are not confident that constitutional amendments would help improve Thai politics, according to an opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.
Coronavirus: Australia has deadliest day as New Zealand records 100 days without a domestic case
by Agencies on 9. august 2020 at 04:58
New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease.Across the Tasman Sea, a different situation was emerging in Australia as the second-most populous state, Victoria, reported its deadliest day of the Covid-19 outbreak, with 17 people dying. Ten of the deaths were related to elderly care centres, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said. The new deaths bring the state’s total to 210.The…
E-sports stars in Southeast Asia’s US$4.3 billion gaming industry train like athletes, battle like gladiators and get paid like bosses
by Ignatius Koh on 9. august 2020 at 04:15
Every morning, Brizio Adi Putra wakes at 9 o’clock and enjoys a quick breakfast before settling into his chair for a gruelling 10- to 12-hour shift at work.The work is so tough his company has hired a psychologist to help him and his colleagues deal with the stress.But unlike many of his fellow graduates in Indonesia who are hunched over their desks in 9-to-5 office jobs, churning out reports and sending dozens of emails a day, the 23-year-old professional gamer – who goes by the alias “Hyde” –…
Threat of nuclear conflict hangs over 75th anniversary of Nagasaki attack
by Associated Press on 9. august 2020 at 04:10
The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban.At 11:02am, the moment the B-29 bomber Bockscar dropped a 4.5-tonne plutonium bomb dubbed “Fat Man”, Nagasaki survivors and other participants stood in a minute of silence to honour more than 70,000 dead.The threat of nuclear weapons being used is increasingly becoming realTomihisa…
Few senators speak on SWS finding that many believe publishing critical reports is dangerous
on 9. august 2020 at 03:59
"If we do not protect our right to speak freely, then these choices, as well as all our other rights and freedoms, may be lost," Sen. Grace Poe said.
Youths in anti-dictatorship rally in Buri Ram
on 9. august 2020 at 03:35
BURI RAM: A group of students and other young people staged a rally in the name of "Buri Ram Youths for Liberation" at a public park in Muang district of this lower northeastern province on Saturday.