Singapore morning news for October 30

Singapore morning news for October 30

StanChart robbery: UK Secretary of State orders extradition of David Roach to Singapore The United Kingdom Secretary of State has ordered the extradition of David Roach, the suspect in the 2016 Standard Chartered bank robbery, to Singapore, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Attorney-General’s Chambers said in a joint statement on Monday (Oct 29). — […]

Lao morning news for October 29

Lao morning news for October 29

Laos dam collapse: bombshell accusations, few answers (video) Questions, accountability concerns, and controversies continue to swirl around the Laos dam disaster in July that killed more than 40 villagers, as evidenced by a range of new reports that stretch from South Korea to Thailand. — AEC News Today Chinese engineering company digs 1st over-1000m railway […]

Myanmar morning news for October 29

Myanmar morning news for October 29

Sanctions against Myanmar are “Nonsense” claims the Ambassador of Japan The Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Ichiro Maruyama, is adamant that international sanctions against this country are “utter nonsense.” — Modern Tokyo Times Myanmar: EU’s preferential trade status withdrawal not to affect FDI flow A Myanmar official has said the European Union (EU)’s probable withdrawal of […]

Singapore morning news for October 29

Singapore morning news for October 29

Prices of consumer goods lower here, but no clear link to e-shops A year since Mr K. W. Toh decided to set up online stores on Carousell and Lazada after the closure of his Sim Lim Square outlet, the director of audiophile equipment seller Alpha Audio has repeatedly heard this question about his online prices: […]

Lao morning news for October 26

Lao morning news for October 26

Deeper integration boosts prospects for China, Asean Over the past decade, China’s outward investment into Asean has increased steeply from practically zero to about US$122 billion in 2016. In addition to the bigger Asean economies, investments have flowed into the newly emerging economies of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam, supporting growth and development in […]

Myanmar morning news for October 26

Myanmar morning news for October 26

‘Ongoing genocide’ underway against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims: UN A genocide is still underway against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, a UN fact-finding team said Wednesday as it presented a report at the Security Council calling for the matter to be referred to the International Criminal Court. — Bangkok Post Security Council hears briefing on Myanmar Rohingya atrocities […]

Singapore morning news for October 26

Singapore morning news for October 26

Changi passenger traffic up 6.1% to 5.23 million in September Visitors from China and Japan boosted monthly volumes. — Singapore Business Review Organised criminal group crippled: 66 arrested, bank accounts frozen and over $428k cash seized Sixty-one men and five women, aged between 17 and 63, were arrested on Oct 24 for their suspected involvement […]

Myanmar morning news for October 25

Myanmar morning news for October 25

China fails to stop U.N. Security Council Myanmar briefing China, backed by Russia, failed on Wednesday to stop a United Nations Security Council briefing by the chair of a U.N. inquiry that accused Myanmar’s military of genocide against Rohingya Muslims and urged the 15-member council to push for justice. — Reuters A new plan for […]

Lao morning news for October 25

Lao morning news for October 25

In Laos, a World Bank ‘model’ dam and the myth of sustainable hydropower It wasn’t a flood. It was a tsunami, Premrudee Daorung said of the wall of water that tore through the forests of Laos’ Attapeu province, snapping timber like matchsticks and flattening entire villages. — Devex Lao Governor Walks Back Projected Costs For […]

Singapore morning news for October 25

Singapore morning news for October 25

Singapore on track to pursue industry 4.0 vision SINGAPORE has been moving fast towards achieving industrial transformation by creating both soft and hardware infrastructures to support firms and workers to achieve industry 4.0. — The Nation 60 electric buses worth S$50m to hit the road in 2020 Sixty electric buses from three suppliers will hit […]

Lao morning news for October 24

Lao morning news for October 24

SK E&C’s attempts to cut costs led to design changes that resulted in collapse of dam in Laos SK E&C attempted to earn excessive profits with changes to the format and design of a dam in Laos that eventually collapsed last July, an internal document confirmed on Oct. 14. — Hankyoreh Commercial banks race to […]

Myanmar morning news for October 24

Myanmar morning news for October 24

Yangon Government Wants Published Apology From Jailed Eleven Media Journalists Government officials in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon said Tuesday that they will drop a court case against three jailed journalists accused of committing offenses against the state if the trio issues a written apology in state-owned newspapers. — Radio Free Asia Thailand, Singapore to push […]