Lao morning news for August 20

Lao morning news for August 20

Authorities redoubling efforts to legalise Lao workers in Thailand All Lao workers who return home to register with the authorities will need to get work permits and passports from labour officials so they can legally work in Thailand. — The Nation China’s Railway Project Running Roughshod Over Laos Lao officials have told Samkhan Koomsanyalat that […]

Myanmar morning news for August 20

Myanmar morning news for August 20

US Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Military Over Rohingya Crackdown The United States imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units on Friday (17/08), accusing them of “ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya Muslims and widespread human rights abuses across the Southeast Asian nation. — JakartaGlobe FDI inflows hit over US$ 829 million […]

Singapore morning news for August 20

Singapore morning news for August 20

New VERS scheme could bring about acrimony among residents, warns Alex Yam The chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for National Development Alex Yam on Sunday (Aug 19) raised concerns about a new housing scheme which will allow more HDB households to benefit from redevelopment before the 99-year leases on their flats expire. — Channel […]

Win a trip to Manila for AWF2018 with the ADBs ‘WaterYouDoing?’ photo competition

Win a trip to Manila for AWF2018 with the ADBs ‘WaterYouDoing?’ photo competition

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced a youth photo contest dubbed WaterYouDoing?, aimed at showcasing the contribution of youth to water awareness, water services, water resource management, and water security in Asia and the Pacific. The competition is part of the upcoming Asia Water Forum (AWF) 2018 scheduled for October 2-4  at the ADB […]

Lao morning news for August 17

Lao morning news for August 17

LAO draft laws heading to cabinet Six local administrative organisation (LAO) draft laws are likely to be submitted to the cabinet for consideration later this month, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam says. — Bangkok Post Developers Press Ahead With Dams, Despite Lao Order to Halt New Hydropower Projects Developers of two proposed hydropower projects in […]

Myanmar morning news for August 17

Myanmar morning news for August 17

Facebook admits it was ‘too slow’ to fight hate speech in Myanmar Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday. — Thai PBS Myanmar […]

Singapore morning news for August 17

Singapore morning news for August 17

Singapore fintech firms joining the dots in Africa’s digital frontier ONE of the world’s leading mobile-money markets is farther afield than many might venture – but Kenya, on Africa’s east coast, is fertile ground for Singapore firms tapping the digital economy. And other countries on the continent are no slouch, either. — Business Times An […]

Lao morning news for August 16

Lao morning news for August 16

More remains of American service personnel returned to US The remains of American service personnel missing in action (MIA) in Laos during the Indochina War were handed over to United States army staff on Tuesday. — Vientiane Times Potential upsides emerge from Lao dam disaster The July 23 Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower dam collapse that left […]

Myanmar morning news for August 16

Myanmar morning news for August 16

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Ali invites interfaith group Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has invited the Myanmar Interfaith Dialogue Group to visit the refugee camps in Bangladesh where thousands of Muslims from northern Rakhine State are being provided with temporary shelter, U Nyunt Maung Shein, deputy chair of the group told The Myanmar Times. […]

Singapore morning news for August 16

Singapore morning news for August 16

Singapore July private home sales soar 55 pct y/y Private homes sales by developers in Singapore surged 55 percent in July from a year earlier, government data showed on Wednesday. — Reuters Singapore remains at risk from high-profile hackers In spite of global recognition hailing its cybersecurity frameworks as one of the world’s most advanced, […]

Lao morning news for August 15

Lao morning news for August 15

Latest Thai-Lao friendship bridge study finished in December: chief Studies on the economic viability, structural engineering and environmental impact of the sixth Thai-Lao friendship bridge will be completed in December, says the chief of the Highway Department. — The Nation Farmland flood damage bill exceeds 125 billion kip The impact of recent flooding has cost […]

Myanmar morning news for August 15

Myanmar morning news for August 15

Myanmar climbers eye treacherous Hkakabo Razi A two-week jungle trek followed by a sheer climb up avalanche-prone slopes to a jagged ridge of icy pinnacles awaits three Myanmar mountaineers planning to take on Hkakabo Razi, a peak so treacherous it has been conquered only once. — Bangkok Post Myanmar set to turn into major gold […]

Singapore morning news for August 15

Singapore morning news for August 15

Singapore says no Malaysian request for return of 1MDB-linked jet Singapore police said on Tuesday an aircraft linked to an investigation into a multi-billion scandal at Malaysian state fund 1MDB was in the city-state but Malaysia had not made a formal request for its return. — Reuters Unsustainable growth in manufacturing could hit Singapore’s GDP […]

Lao morning news for August 14

Lao morning news for August 14

Police dogs deployed for mission in Laos In a first, three dogs from the Singapore Police Force K-9 Unit have been deployed on an overseas mission to help in disaster relief efforts in Laos. — The New Paper Attapeu hospitals treat 221 injured flood victims Some 149 people who were injured when the flood raged […]

Myanmar morning news for August 14

Myanmar morning news for August 14

Pilot project to irrigate Myanmar’s dry zoneKhine Kyaw Farmers living in the central dry zone will no longer have to fight for water thanks to a pilot project funded by Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and other partners, officials said. — The Nation Mon State gov’t to assist […]

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