Lao morning news for July 18

Lao morning news for July 18

Severe form of dengue strikes as cases continue to mount Laos is facing an outbreak of the most virulent form of the dengue virus this rainy season. — Vientiane Times After Relocating for Dam Construction Project, 1,400 Lao Villagers Face Difficulties Around 1,400 people in Laos are finding it difficult to support themselves three months […]

Cambodia morning news for July 18

Cambodia morning news for July 18

Japan Gives Cambodia $4M in Grant Aid Cambodian foreign affairs minister Prak Sokhonn, and Excellency Horinouchi Hidehisa, ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia signed the Exchange of Notes and related documents on Japanese Government’s Grant Aid up to the amount of five hundred million Japanese Yen on 17 July 2019, at 08:30 a.m […]

Indonesia morning news for July 18

Indonesia morning news for July 18

Govt relaxes fines for underpayment of import/export duties The government has relaxed fines imposed on exporters and importers who fail to pay import and export duties to the government or who do not pay the full amount due. — The Jakarta Post Ministry projects Rp 140 trillion shortfall in 2019 state revenue The Finance Ministry […]

Lao morning news for July 17

Lao morning news for July 17

Displaced Villagers in Laos Still Waiting for Railway Compensation Many Lao villagers who were forced to relocate for construction on the Laos-China railway are still waiting for compensation from the government, while others who have received payments say the payments are much lower than they had expected. — RFA Govt to shed stake in loss […]

Cambodia morning news for July 17

Cambodia morning news for July 17

Kem Ley anniversary an epic PR fail for Cambodian government (video The third anniversary of the murder of Cambodian political commentator Kem Lay couldn’t have been a worse public relations disaster for the Cambodian government if planned. — AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release) US Lawmakers Pass Bill Targeting Officials Who Undermine Democracy in […]

Indonesia morning news for July 17

Indonesia morning news for July 17

Indonesia grants US$1 million to AIS to combat climate change The Indonesian government has granted financial aid worth US$1 million to the Archipelagic Island State (AIS) Forum as part of its commitment to addressing climate change. — Antara News New law allows Indonesia to jail foreign researchers for breaking rules The House of Representatives passed […]

Lao morning news for July 16

Lao morning news for July 16

Laos Sees Drop in Foreign Direct Investment Inflow Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow to Laos decreased in 2018 amid a drop in new investment from China, a recent report has shown. — The Laotian Times The Lao National Assembly refocuses attention on the issue of corruption On June 14, members of the Lao National Assembly […]

Cambodia morning news for July 16

Cambodia morning news for July 16

Zero Package Tour: Virus of the Industry in Cambodia Cambodian senior tourism official has condemned the so-called “Zero Package Tour” as a threat to the Kingdom’s reputation and the national tourism policy. — AKP Foreigners in Cambodia Will Soon Be Banned from Certain Jobs: Labor Spokesman In response to a question whether a foreigner can […]

Indonesia morning news for July 16

Indonesia morning news for July 16

Indonesia books $200 million trade surplus in June Indonesia secured a monthly trade balance surplus of US$200 million in June, the fourth surplus recorded after February, March and May, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) has reported. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia’s poverty ratio decrease to 9.41 pct Indonesia posted a 9.41 percent of poverty ratio in March […]

Lao morning news for July 15

Lao morning news for July 15

Nearly 500 Families to be Displaced This Month for Laos’ Fifth Mekong River Dam A new Mekong river dam in Laos’ Luang Prabang province will displace up to 465 families this month, the latest in the continuing trend of hydropower projects forcing villagers to relocate all over the country. — RFA Nation’s fish stocks get […]

Cambodia morning news for July 15

Cambodia morning news for July 15

Breaking: Oknha Sam Ol and three others charged and jailed TYCOON Soeng Sam Ol and three alleged accomplices have been placed in pre-trial detention after being charged with illegal logging, while more than 40 vehicles reportedly used to carry out the offences were handed over to Mondulkiri provincial authorities on Sunday. — The Phnom Penh […]

Indonesia morning news for July 15

Indonesia morning news for July 15

Toxic waste smuggling at Indonesian ports takes toll on local plastics industry The plastics industry has begun to feel the pinch of the government’s crackdown on imports of plastic scraps, which are frequently smuggled into the country along with hazardous and toxic waste. — The Jakarta Post Manufacturing sector exports up 9.8 percent Manufacturing sector […]

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