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 […]

Lao morning news for June 19

Lao morning news for June 19

Govt struggles to address budget deficit The government has projected that the country’s budget deficit for the first six months of this year could increase to as much as 1.16 trillion kip, intensifying budgetary tension against the backdrop of continuing revenue shortfalls. — Vientiane Times Lao Front, UNICEF join hands to improve vulnerable children’s situation […]

Cambodia morning news for June 19

Cambodia morning news for June 19

ARB ventures into Cambodia with RM83.5m ERP project ARB Bhd, a wood products manufacturer which diversified into information technology a year ago, has teamed up with a Cambodian firm to implement the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and solutions in that country. — The Edge Markets ‘Laundering more pressing than EBA’ Deputy Prime Minister Sar […]

Indonesia morning news for June 19

Indonesia morning news for June 19

Sharp, LG to relocate factories to Indonesia Japanese and Korean electronics companies Sharp Corp. and LG plan to relocate their factories from Thailand and Vietnam, respectively, to Indonesia as part of their investment consolidation plans in Southeast Asia. — The Jakarta Post Police’s Whatsapp Group Infiltration Backed by State Minister The Communication and Informatics Minister […]

Lao morning news for June 18

Lao morning news for June 18

Lao PM: Gov’t will stabalise staples The Lao government is endeavouring to stabilise the prices of various goods, including food items, against the backdrop of rising costs in the processing industry, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith advised the National Assembly (NA). — The Phnom Penh Post Law amendment aims to boost national revenue The government has […]

Cambodia morning news for June 18

Cambodia morning news for June 18

Government tackles child labour The Ministry of Labour yesterday urged authorities, employers, communities and all stakeholders to strengthen measures to prevent child labour in the brick manufacturing sector and protect children from a dangerous work environment. — Khmer Times Kingdom’s dengue cases triple this year Within a span of 20 weeks this year, the death […]

Indonesia morning news for June 18

Indonesia morning news for June 18

Telkomsel set to offer 5G network in Indonesia Telkomsel, a cellular operator subsidiary of state-owned communications company PT Telkom Indonesia, is prepared to invest and conduct digital transformation to provide 5G networks to customers in Indonesia. — Antara News Police deploy ‘biggest’ patrol boat to curb illegal fishing in Natuna The Water Police Directorate at […]

Lao morning news for June 17

Lao morning news for June 17

Myanmar and Lao to get infrastructure boost Myanmar and Lao PDR look to be the biggest winners of an ASEAN plan to boost connectivity with a series of infrastructure projects. — The Asean Post Free medical check-ups to mark Lao medics’ day Health authorities are planning free medical check-ups for seniors over the age of […]