Indonesia morning news for July 9

Indonesia morning news for July 9

Dry spell leaves Indonesia’s 100 districts, cities parched: ministry A dry spell has cast a pall over 100 districts and cities in the Aceh, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provinces, Indonesian Agriculture Ministry’s data stated. — Antara News Glitches cause Unpad to postpone entrance […]

Lao morning news for July 8

Lao morning news for July 8

Dengue Kills 25, Infects Over 10,000 Over 10,700 people across the country have been infected with dengue virus, with Champassak hard hit with 2,416 infection cases and five deaths reported since the beginning of January, according to the Ministry of Health. — KPL Laos highway projects to boost Asean travel Travelling across Asean is likely […]

Cambodia morning news for July 8

Cambodia morning news for July 8

Experts warn dengue could spread further As the death toll from dengue fever has risen to at least 30 at Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals alone, health specialists have warned the disease could spread during the rainy season and urged parents to remain cautious, take good care of their children and protect them from being bitten […]

Indonesia morning news for July 8

Indonesia morning news for July 8

Turn back trash: Importers have 90 days to return waste to US, Europe, Australia The Batam Customs and Excise Office has warned the importers of 49 containers filled with hazardous waste to follow the government’s order of returning the waste to their countries of origin within 90 days. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia has lost […]

Lao morning news for July 5

Lao morning news for July 5

Villagers in Laos and Thailand Suffer as China Opens the Floodgates on Mekong River Dams Villagers living near the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos are finding it difficult to cope with sudden releases of water from dams upstream in China. — RFA Food fortification must improve Lao people’s health The level of chronic malnutrition […]

Cambodia morning news for July 5

Cambodia morning news for July 5

Tobacco-related illnesses kill 15,000 in Cambodia per year: UN-led study Tobacco-related illnesses claimed about 15,000 lives in Cambodia a year, costing the country’s economy 657 million U.S. dollars, or three percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), said a United Nations-led new study released on Thursday. — Xinhua More than 30 Cambodian refugees deported […]

Indonesia morning news for July 5

Indonesia morning news for July 5

Jakartans file historic lawsuit to fight air pollution Residents of Greater Jakarta grouped under a movement named Tim Advokasi Ibukota (Jakarta Advocacy Team) filed a historic civil lawsuit with the Central Jakarta District Court on Thursday to fight air pollution in the city and demand that the central government and regional administrations do something about […]

Lao morning news for July 4

Lao morning news for July 4

Dengue fever outbreak reaches alarming level Major hospitals in Vientiane are grappling with an overwhelming number of patients suffering from dengue fever, raising concerns about the capacity to cope with the current outbreak. — ANN/ Vientiane Times First Steps Toward Food Fortification In Lao PDR The National Nutrition Committee Secretariat organised a technical workshop on […]

Cambodia morning news for July 4

Cambodia morning news for July 4

Defence Ministry rejects US concerns regarding Ream Naval Base Defence Ministry officials yesterday rejected speculation made by United States officials regarding a Chinese military presence at the Ream Naval Base in Preah Sihanouk province. — Khmer Times Chinese own more than 90% of S’ville businesses, says report Chinese nationals own more than 90 per cent […]

Indonesia morning news for July 4

Indonesia morning news for July 4

Indonesia chases a game-changer: moving the capital Jakarta, Indonesia’s sprawling capital city, is shorthand in Southeast Asia for the endemic challenges of emerging-market megacities — gridlock, pollution and a chaotic approach to planning, where iron-roofed informal communities are sited next to gleaming luxury malls. — Nikkei Asian Review Indonesia’s parliament delays approval for levy on […]

Lao morning news for July 3

Lao morning news for July 3

Concerns nation may not achieve five-year economic plan A lower economic growth rate has sparked concerns that Laos may not meet the average targeted rate of 7.2 percent as part of the country’s five-year economic development plan for 2016-2020. — Vientiane Times Forecasters warn of heavy rains Weather forecasters are warning of strong wind gusts […]

Cambodia morning news for July 3

Cambodia morning news for July 3

Calls for stronger measures to protect children from online threats The Cambodia National Council for Children has appealed to all stakeholders to tackle online child sexual abuse and exploitation, noting that internet use in Cambodia is flourishing. — Khmer Times Cambodia Launches New Website on Climate Change The Ministry of Environment’s National Council for Sustainable […]