Singapore morning news for June 10

Singapore morning news for June 10

SDP pushes for reform of immigration policy: Hire S’poreans first, retrench S’poreans last The Singapore Democratic Party is pushing for changes on the immigration policy saying that the country “allows too many foreign workers into Singapore to displace local PMETs (professionals, managers, executives, and technicians).” — The Independent A little tiff over LGBT normalisation in […]

Thailand morning news for June 10

Thailand morning news for June 10

Majority believe PPRP-led govt won’t complete four-year term: Suan Dusit Poll A majority of people disagree with the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties joining the government led by the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) and believe the coalition will not survive the four-year term, says Suan Dusit Poll. — Bangkok Post Facing headwinds in 2019, Thai economy […]

Cambodia morning news for June 7

Cambodia morning news for June 7

World Bank giving $60 million to help poor farmers The World Bank will provide about $60 million in continued funding for the third phase of a project by the Agriculture Ministry to improve poor farmers’ livelihoods, a representative said. — Khmer Times No exchange of sovereignty for EBA access, Prak Sokhonn tells EU Foreign Affairs […]

Singapore morning news for June 7

Singapore morning news for June 7

PUB plans massive floating solar panel system in reservoir One of the world’s largest single floating solar photovoltaic (PV) systems will find a home in the waters of Singapore’s Tengeh Reservoir by 2021. — Straits Times (annoying popups) JLC Advisors’ partner Jeffrey Ong faces S$6m cheating charge JLC Advisors managing partner Jeffrey Ong Su Aun […]

Thailand morning news for June 7

Thailand morning news for June 7

Palang Pracharat warned government in trouble if cabinet seat promises not kept Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanavisit said today he believes the Palang Pracharat party will keep its promise over cabinet seats to be allocated to the Democrats, whereas Thepthai Senpong, a… — Thai PBS News Activists Debate Taking to Streets to Protest Prayuth Campaigners […]

Cambodia morning news for June 6

Cambodia morning news for June 6

Swiss Government Pledges to Aid $4M per Annum to Cambodia’s Children Hospital, 2019-2023 The Swiss Government announced to aid USD 4 million per annum to support Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital from 2019-2023, Swiss Ambassador to Cambodia Ivo Siebber spoke in a farewell call on minster of foreign affairs Prak Sokhonn on Wednesday at the ministry. […]

Singapore morning news for June 6

Singapore morning news for June 6

Singapore vulnerable to foreign election influence: Expert Singapore has several ingredients a foreign power can exploit to influence election results or even policies, French political analyst Fabrice Pothier said. — Straits Times (annoying popups) S’pore could go into recession in 2020 Singapore could go into a recession in 2020 as the signs are there and […]

Thailand morning news for June 6

Thailand morning news for June 6

Thai lawmakers elect military chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha as PM Thailand’s new parliament voted in ruling military chief General Prayut Chan-ocha as prime minister on Wednesday (Jun 5), five years after he overthrew an elected government. — CNA (very annoying popups) Prawit urges UN to get tough on illegal fishing Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon […]

Cambodia morning news for June 5

Cambodia morning news for June 5

Thousands of invalid documents revoked from immigrants The General Immigration Department yesterday reported that it has revoked about 90 percent of invalid documents used by foreigners living in the Kingdom as the June 30 deadline approaches to rescind 100 percent. — Khmer Times PM asks Japan for help to build power lines Prime Minister Hun […]

Singapore morning news for June 5

Singapore morning news for June 5

Singapore GDP growth to slow to 1.9% in 2019: ICAEW IN LIGHT of renewed US-China trade tensions, South-east Asia is expected to see a greater slowdown in economic growth, with Singapore being most negatively affected and would likely dip into recession in 2020. — The Business Times New economic report projects recession may be on […]

Thailand morning news for June 5

Thailand morning news for June 5

Thailand launches blockchain letters of guarantee network for 22 banks The e-LG on blockchain is expected to go live in June under the BOT’s regulatory sandbox, before introducing additional beneficiaries in the third quarter of 2019 and providing other blockchain-based services in the future. — Thailand Business News Thai shippers slash 2019 export growth forecast […]

Cambodia morning news for June 4

Cambodia morning news for June 4

EU Kicks Off Fact-Finding Mission to Determine Cambodia’s Eligibility For Preferential Trade Status The European Union kicked off a five-day fact-finding mission in Cambodia on Monday to determine whether it should continue to benefit from a tax-free EU trade scheme, based on the state of human rights and democracy in the Southeast Asian nation. — […]

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