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 […]

Indonesia morning news for July 3

Indonesia morning news for July 3

Indonesia sends more toxic waste, trash back to US, Europe, Australia The Batam Customs Office is sending 49 containers proven to contain toxic waste and trash back to their countries of origin, including the United States, Australia, and several European nations, upon receiving a recommendation letter from the Environment and Forestry Ministry on Monday. — […]

Lao morning news for July 2

Lao morning news for July 2

Salavanh Province Sees Increase in Swine Fever Pig Deaths Salavanh Province, located in the south of Laos, is witnessing an increase in the number of pig deaths amid the spread of African swine fever (ASF). — The Laotian Times Embrace 5G cloud future: Huawei’s debut at Lao expo Laos’ Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) […]

Cambodia morning news for July 2

Cambodia morning news for July 2

Cambodia Rejects Suspicions Reversal on US Base Upgrade Signals Plans to Host Chinese Military Assets Cambodia’s Minister of Defense Tea Banh on Monday dismissed suspicions that his government had reneged on accepting an offer from the U.S. to upgrade buildings at a naval base in Preah Sihanouk province because it plans to host Chinese military […]

Indonesia morning news for July 2

Indonesia morning news for July 2

Government will not rush to establish 5G network The government will not rush to establish the fifth generation of internet network frequency (5G) in Indonesia, according to Communications and Information Ministry’s Postal and Information Technology Resources Director General Ismail. — Antara News Indonesia’s arrest of JI leader Para Wijayanto exposes militant group’s active recruitment in […]

Lao morning news for July 1

Lao morning news for July 1

Govt struggles to settle debts owed to companies The government has pledged that it will strive to repay its debts owed to private enterprises to maintain the financial liquidity of those companies despite the country’s rising budgetary tension. — Vientiane Times (paywall) Saravan reports 2,500 pig deaths from African swine fever Local Saravan authorities have […]

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