Singapore morning news for May 29

Singapore morning news for May 29

Singapore tops in world competitiveness ranking SINGAPORE emerged tops in an annual world competitiveness ranking of 63 economies for the first time since 2010, moving up two spots to trump the US. — The Business Times Singapore prepared for negative consequences of trade war: DPM Heng Singapore is prepared for the negative consequences that may […]

Thailand morning news for May 29

Thailand morning news for May 29

Court hands Weerawut 50 years for G2G scam The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions today handed down stiff prison sentences to two more figures involved in the bogus G2G rice deal scandal. — Bangkok Post Cabinet gives nod to airport high-speed rail contract The cabinet has given the green light to […]

Cambodia morning news for May 28

Cambodia morning news for May 28

Jica comitted to support development of PAS port The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has expressed commitment to support the development of the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) by continuing to provide grant aid and loans after it transferred its shares of PAS to Japanese logistic firm Kamigumi Co Ltd. — The Phnom Penh Post Cambodian […]

Singapore morning news for May 28

Singapore morning news for May 28

Singaporean Jeremy Tong conquers Everest, against all odds Over 750 climbers, including Nepali guides, were en route to the summit of the world’s tallest mountain on the morning of May 22, all with the same goal – conquer Mt. Everest. Among them – 29-year old Singaporean, Jeremy Tong. Between frostbite and hypothermia On the way […]

Thailand morning news for May 28

Thailand morning news for May 28

Two dead, 14 hurt in Pattani blast Two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a motorcycle bomb attack near a fresh market in Nong Chik district of Pattani Monday afternoon, police said. — Bangkok Post Chiang Mai victory gives bloc zero political gain The anti-regime alliance has no reason to celebrate the Future […]

Not so fast: Indonesia regulator says 737 Max may not fly until 2020 (video)

While the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly ‘expecting’ to approve the Boeing 737 Max to return to US skies as early as the end of next month, Indonesia’s aviation regulator is among those internationally saying ‘not so fast’. Indonesia Director General of Civil Aviation, Polana Pramest, said last week that the 737 Max […]

Cambodia morning news for May 27

Cambodia morning news for May 27

ADB approves $7.6 million loan for solar In a bid to promote the development of renewable energies in the Kingdom, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a $7.64-million loan to support the construction of a 100-megawatt solar power park in Kampong Chhnang. — Khmer Times NEC: Voter Turnout Rate Is 99.94 Percent About […]

Singapore morning news for May 27

Singapore morning news for May 27

Singapore manufacturers not hit by Huawei ban but brace for tech war SINGAPORE manufacturers that produce parts for the tech sector said that they are not directly hit by the recent developments surrounding Huawei, even as they feel the heat with the trade war shaping up to become a tech war. — The Business Times […]

Thailand morning news for May 27

Thailand morning news for May 27

Thai statesman General Prem dies at the age of 98 President of the Privy Council General Prem Tinsulanonda died this morning of heart failure at Phra Mongkut hospital. He was 98 years old. General Prem was rushed to hospital… — Thai PBS News Thais could gain from US tariffs Thailand is expected to gain more […]

Cambodia morning news for May 24

Cambodia morning news for May 24

Environmentalist to seek court help over illegal, sewage-spewing Chinese casino (video) Chinese owned businesses in Cambodia seem to be a law unto themself, a polluting casino ordered closed by the government in March continuing with business as usual. — AEC News Today (video) Election Campaign Going On Smoothly Happening campaign for the third Election of […]

Singapore morning news for May 24

Singapore morning news for May 24

Core inflation eases to 1.3% but overall price index up Core inflation in Singapore eased again last month, as a fall in the cost of electricity and gas as well as lower food inflation more than offset higher services inflation, according to data released yesterday. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Lights out for five power […]

Thailand morning news for May 24

Thailand morning news for May 24

PPRP ‘seals deal’ to form coalition govt The political dust has begun to settle with the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) well on its way to leading the next government, joined by the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties, according to military sources. — Bangkok Post Ghost fleet: former slaves and the woman bringing them home (video) A […]

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