Cambodia morning news for June 25

Cambodia morning news for June 25

Survivors found two days after deadly building collapse As rescue teams began wrapping up their efforts here yesterday, hundreds of onlookers watched in amazement as two more victims of the deadly building collapse were found buried alive under the rubble. — Khmer Times 28 Workers Deceased and 24 Injured after Building Collapses in Sihanoukville As […]

Indonesia morning news for June 25

Indonesia morning news for June 25

Indonesia’s May imports decline 5.62 percent to reach US$14.53 billion Indonesia’s imports in May 2019 reached US$14.53 billion, a drop of 5.62 percent than that recorded a month earlier, according to the Central Agency of Statistics (BPS). — Antara News Court to rule on Prabowo’s petition on Thursday The Constitutional Court is set to deliver […]

Kids to learn English from Penguins in Lao, Myanmar (video)

One of the world’s longest established language schools is hoping to find fertile fields in Lao PDR with the signing of a master licensee agreement for the Pingu’s English-language teaching method. Developed by UK-based Linguaphone Group following its purchase from Mattel in 2006 of the English language teaching rights for the Pingu’s television series, the […]

Lao morning news for June 24

Lao morning news for June 24

US, Norway provide over 243 billion kip for unexploded ordnance clearance The governments of the United States and Norway and Fagforbundet will provide a grant of more than 243 billion kip (US$28,030,453) to support an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, clearance and capacity development activities in Laos. — Vientiane Times Laos confirms first cases of African […]

Cambodia morning news for June 24

Cambodia morning news for June 24

Death toll mounts to 24, including four females The deadly collapse of the under construction seven story building in Preak Sihanouville continued to climb when rescues pulled out the bodies of another dead workers last night. — Khmer Times Khmer Times publisher T Mohan probed over illegal recruitment, faces lifetime ban A number of Philippine […]

Indonesia morning news for June 24

Indonesia morning news for June 24

Indonesia’s digital economy growth highest in ASEAN: Bekraf Indonesia has recorded the highest growth of digital economy among ASEAN member countries, with 90 percent of growth during 2015-2017, Deputy of Infrastructure of the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) Hari Santosa Sungkari said. — Antara News PA 212 says around 100,000 will come out to protest at […]

Lao morning news for June 21

Lao morning news for June 21

Can Laos manage its debt to China? Laos’ economy is growing, but without outside assistance, the country cannot compete with its ASEAN neighbours. — Asean Today Laos: New textbooks for 800,000 primary school students More than 800,000 primary school students across the country will use new textbooks in September as part of the new national […]

Cambodia morning news for June 21

Cambodia morning news for June 21

UN Experts Slam ‘Downward Trend’ in Cambodia’s Political Rights and Freedoms Two United Nations human rights experts expressed concern Wednesday about what they said is an escalating trend of repression by Cambodia’s government of dissent as part of a bid to silence political opinion, prompting the country’s ruling party to dismiss their claims as “fake […]

Indonesia morning news for June 21

Indonesia morning news for June 21

Indonesia plans more tax breaks to lift GDP growth INDONESIA plans to cut several taxes to boost investment and accelerate economic growth, said the country’s finance minister, after noting the government’s 2019 growth target may be hard to reach. — The Business Times Indonesia’s tourist haven Bali aims to blaze global trail on stemming ocean […]

Lao morning news for June 20

Lao morning news for June 20

NA approves increase in tax-free income threshold The National Assembly has approved a government proposal to adjust the level at which people’s income is subject to tax. — Vientine Times (paywall) Laos, UK strengthen ties in education The governments of Laos and the United Kingdom have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties and increase cooperation […]

Cambodia morning news for June 20

Cambodia morning news for June 20

Education Ministry issues dengue fever warning The Education Ministry is warning parents and teachers of an increased risk of children contracting dengue fever as the disease has wreaked havoc in the Kingdom. — Khmer Times Government sets 2020 target to end child labour The government has set a goal to end child labour in the […]

Indonesia morning news for June 20

Indonesia morning news for June 20

Indonesia to begin new capital city construction in 2021 The construction of Indonesia’s new capital city was scheduled for 2021 and allocation to finance related projects will be set in the 2020 state budget, Indonesia Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said here Tuesday. — Xin Hua Indonesia Makes It Cheaper to Own Condos in Boost […]