Daily Archives: September 7, 2020

Various factors are taken into account in poverty eradication programme – PM Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — Poverty eradication programme in the country has been implemented not only by taking into consideration the racial and ethnic composition, but also various other factors in the efforts to create fair and equal opportunities for all. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said it was also to ensure that the

Indonesia, Flooding in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra (03:48 Sep 7 2020)

Description Cause: High intensity rainfall and poor drainage system caused flooding on 5 Sep 2020 in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra Impact: 46 families affected 46 houses submerged Additional Data Country: Indonesia Affected Area / Region: Bukit tinggi city, West Sumatra Casualties Affected Families: 46 Affected Persons: 230 Damages Damaged houses: 46     Source: ASEAN Coordinating

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides (AHA Centre, BMKG) (ECHO Daily Flash of 07 September 2020)

On 5-6 September, heavy rain caused flooding, landslides and river overflow across West Sumatra, West, and Central Kalimantan Provinces, resulting in casualties and damage. According to ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre), one person died in Melawi Regency (West Kalimantan), and 4,864 residents have been affected by flash floods and landslides occurred across

19 UNDER INVESTIGATIONS FOLLOWING AN ENFORCEMENT OPERATION AGAINST ILLEGAL BETTING ACTIVITIES

15 men and 4 women, aged between 46 and 90, are assisting with investigations for their suspected involvement in illegal betting activities following an enforcement operation conducted by Clementi Police Division along Redhill Lane on 5 September 2020. 13 men and 3 women, aged between 58 and 90, are being investigated for offences under the

WOMAN TO BE CHARGED FOR PROVIDING PAYMENT SERVICES WITHOUT LICENCE UNDER THE PAYMENT SERVICES ACT 2019

A 29-year-old Singaporean woman will be charged under the Payment Services Act 2019, for carrying on a business of providing payment services without a licence. Investigations revealed that between 22 February 2020 and 2 March 2020, the woman had allegedly provided domestic money transfer services by receiving fraudulent fund transfers on 52 different occasions amounting to more

New Parliament Tests Singapore’s Appetite for Opposition Politics

The latest session of Singapore’s Parliament opened in August with something it’s never seen before: the newly created role of Leader of the Opposition. Pritam Singh, of the Workers’ Party, took the position following an election that political analysts say signaled dissatisfaction with a system long dominated by a single party. The July general election gave the Workers’ Party four more seats for a

Thailand’s Conservative Government Grapples with Royal Reckoning

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Thailand’s largely decentralized protest movement and evolving internet landscape will make it tough for the country’s conservative government to mute mounting calls to rein in the country’s powerful monarchy, observers say. Human rights lawyer Anon Nampa broke a decades-long taboo by challenging the king’s powers in public at a pro-democracy protest