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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating shifts in the global supply chain, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Tuesday (May 26), but he added that the changes could present opportunities to Singapore and countries in the region.
HANOI (Bernama): Vietnam became the first country in South-East Asia to resume competitive football with spectators with the first round of the 2020 national tournament being held over the weekend, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on its official website on May 25, reported Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
“#Indonesia? Terserah!!!” ("#Indonesia? It is up to you!!!") is the top trending hashtag on Indonesian social media now and is a manifestation of disappointment of the attitude of some Indonesians who are neglecting the large-scale social restrictions (Indonesian acronym PSBB) in force to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the sprawling country.
KUALA LUMPUR: The 100m event at the next Sukma in Johor will indeed be a blue-riband event to savour. That’s when SEA Games gold medallist Mohd Haiqal Hanafi will come up against the boy wonder who is tipped to take over his mantle – Mohd Azeem Mohd Fahmi.
AGAINST a highly challenging global economic outlook, a global recession looks imminent. The Malaysian economy is expected to see a contraction of -2% at its worst and growth of 0.5% at its best in 2020, compared with 4.3% in 2019.
SINGAPORE: Singapore's virus-hit economy could shrink by as much as seven per cent this year -- the worst reading since independence. The warning came after Singapore's deputy prime minister unveiled a fresh support package ealier on Tuesday (May 26)
SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore will spend an additional S$33 (US$23.2 billion) to offset the economic impact of coronavirus, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced in parliament on Tuesday (May 26). That takes total spending pledges to just under S$100 billion.
BEIJING/HONG KONG: China's economic recovery is set to benefit member states of the Association of South-East Asian Nations, even amid continuing uncertainty over Covid-19 (coronavirus), a leading Asian economist said.
SINGAPORE/JAKARTA: Saudi Arabia has deported thousands of Ethiopian workers. The Malaysian authorities have swept up hundreds of undocumented workers in raids amid its movement control order, while its neighbour Indonesia, home to most of them, is repatriating its citizens.