Golden years: Malaysia tops best places in Asean in which to retire

Golden years: Malaysia tops best places in Asean in which to retire

Retirees looking to spend their twilight years in a safe, affordable and fantastic destination should consider Southeast Asia, according to a recent survey that gave locations in the Asean region 10 of the top 30 spots in its global ranking of best places to retire. The 2018 Overseas Retirement Index, published annually by Live and […]

Myanmar morning news for October 19

Myanmar morning news for October 19

Myanmar President Intervenes in Case of Three Journalists Jailed Over Article Myanmar President Win Myint on Wednesday issued a directive to the Yangon regional government to cooperate with the country’s press council to resolve a lawsuit an official filed against three Eleven Media Group journalists accusing them of committing offenses against the state, amid growing […]

Lao morning news for October 19

Lao morning news for October 19

Laos commercial agricultural production increases Agricultural production in Laos is mainly of three types – native agriculture, mixed crop plantation and commercial production, the Department of Planning and Finance under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry stated at a seminar to mark World Food Day and International Day and National Week for Poverty Eradication in […]

Singapore morning news for October 19

Singapore morning news for October 19

PM Lee, German Chancellor Merkel welcome upcoming signing of EU-Singapore trade deal Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday (Oct 18) welcomed the upcoming signing of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) when they met on the sidelines of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit in Brussels. — ChannelNewsAsia Cafe […]

Myanmar morning news for October 18

Myanmar morning news for October 18

U.N. says Rohingya refugee girls sold into forced labor in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee girls are being sold into forced labor to raise money for desperate families in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh, according to the United Nations’ migration agency. — Reuters 3 Myanmar journalists in court over story gov’t calls false Three detained journalists appeared in […]

Lao morning news for October 18

Lao morning news for October 18

Unitel to provide Internet access to 80 pct of Lao population Star Telecom (Unitel), a joint venture between Vietnam’s Viettel Global JSC and Laos Asia Telecom, sets to provide high-speed Internet access to 80 percent of the Lao population by 2020, according to Unitel General Director Cao Anh Son. — Vietnam Plus Tourism Access, Urban […]

Singapore morning news for October 18

Singapore morning news for October 18

Here’s what kept Singapore from being the most competitive country in the world If the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitive Index 2018 is anything to go by, Singapore could improve on business dynamism, and innovation capability to beat the global powerhouse that is the United States. The US topped the index with a score of […]

Myanmar morning news for October 17

Myanmar morning news for October 17

Facebook Bans More Myanmar Military-Linked Accounts for Spreading Propaganda (video) Facebook has removed nearly two dozen more accounts and pages linked to Myanmar’s military, which the U.N. is investigating for possible charges of genocide during its campaign of violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority. — Time Ethnic Armies, Myanmar Military Make Headway in Preparatory Peace […]

Lao morning news for October 17

Lao morning news for October 17

Maybank Foundation Expands Silk Weaving Centre in Laos Maybank Foundation has expanded its Maybank Women Eco-Weavers centre in Laos with the addition of a hostel for the women who are being trained in this traditional skill. — The Laotian Times China’s Belt and Road Hits Bumps in Laos The initiative, for instance, has greatly improved […]

Singapore morning news for October 17

Singapore morning news for October 17

SPH print media operating revenue drops for 6th year; falls by $69 million in FY2018 The Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has released their annual report for the financial year (FY) ending August 31, 2018, which highlighted the group’s sliding revenue for their print media business. — Mothership Temasek said to have held talks on acquiring […]

Myanmar morning news for October 16

Myanmar morning news for October 16

Dozens injured in crackdown on Myanmar garment worker protest Dozens of Myanmar garment workers were injured on Monday after a clash with assailants wielding iron bars outside a Chinese-owned factory in Yangon, witnesses and hospital staff said. — ChannelNewsAsia Country’s first solar power plant to start operations in Magwe The power plant, in Minbu township, […]

Lao morning news for October 16

Lao morning news for October 16

France, UNICEF Renew Commitment To Strengthen Child Protection System In Lao PDR The Ambassador of France to the Lao PDR, Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, and Octavian Bivol, UNICEF Representative, signed on Oct 10 a new agreement to continue working together towards child protection system strengthening in Laos with a focus on the development and implementation of a […]

Singapore morning news for October 16

Singapore morning news for October 16

Why Singapore’s defence tech agency asked 300 hackers to test its systems In the Singapore Government’s first-ever bug bounty programme, the Defence Science and Technology Agency of Singapore (DSTA) invited 300 ethical hackers from around the world to test the Ministry of Defence’s (MINDEF) internet-facing systems for vulnerabilities, or bugs. — GovInsider Singapore Sept private […]

Lao morning news for October 15

Lao morning news for October 15

Sales mission in Laos, Cambodia concludes 1,388 transactions: Ministry The Tourism Ministry`s sales mission on 10 mainstay tourism destinations to Laos and Cambodia concluded potential ,388 transactions worth US$719,907. — Antara News Risk-Informed Development Road to Reducing Hazards Threatening Lives in Climate Change Age “This year’s theme of “Reducing disasters’ economic losses” is more relevant […]

Myanmar morning news for October 15

Myanmar morning news for October 15

Singapore agency predicts a positive forecast for Myanmar economy A positive forecast and outlook in terms of recovery of Myanmar’s economy is presented by a Singapore based macro economic surveillance agency, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) for the coming two years. — Mizzima Lawsuits against journalists under Section 505 (b) go beyond democratic norms: USDP […]

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