Cambodia morning news for July 1

Cambodia morning news for July 1

ASF spread ‘being monitored’ A government animal health official is monitoring the possible spread of African swine fever into new provinces bordering Vietnam. — The Phnom Penh Post Ministry: Dengue fever cases kill 24, see fivefold increase Twenty-four people have been killed by dengue fever in the first six months of this year – a […]

Indonesia morning news for July 1

Indonesia morning news for July 1

President Widodo officially declared winner of Indonesia’s poll Indonesia’s general election commission or KPU on Sunday officially declared the pair of incumbent President Joko Widodo and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin as the winner of the April 17 presidential poll. — China.org/ Xinhua Search for missing MI 17 helicopter continues The search for the MI […]

Lao morning news for June 28

Lao morning news for June 28

Two Years Later, 60 Families in Laos Still Waiting for Compensation for Dam Collapse Sixty families in Laos who were affected by the collapse of a small hydroelectric dam two years ago may finally learn when they can expect cash compensation now that a central-government-backed investigation into the damages is complete. — RFA Foreign firms […]

Cambodia morning news for June 28

Cambodia morning news for June 28

At Least Five Illegal Projects Uncovered in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Following Fatal Building Collapse A new committee tasked with inspecting construction permits in Preah Sihanouk province in the wake of a fatal building collapse over the weekend has already found five illegally operating projects, Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng said Wednesday. — RFA Rise in vehicle […]

Indonesia morning news for June 28

Indonesia morning news for June 28

New ADB Loans to Help Rebuild Critical Infrastructure in Central Sulawesi The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $297.75 million for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of public works and transport infrastructure in Central Sulawesi, where a 7.4-magnitude earthquake last year claimed thousands of lives and destroyed property and livelihoods. — Relief Web Indonesia to cull […]

Lao morning news for June 27

Lao morning news for June 27

Laos, EU conclude negotiations on tackling illegal logging The European Union (EU) and Laos held their third round of face-to-face negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) in Brussels, Belgium from June 17-21. — Vientiane Times (paywall) Laos launches national single window Laos has officially opened a […]

Cambodia morning news for June 27

Cambodia morning news for June 27

Cambodia jails translator over ‘fake news’ sex trafficking film A Cambodian court jailed a fixer and translator for two years on Wednesday for his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking in the Southeast Asian country which the government said contained “fake news”. — Reuters Environmentalists say Sihanoukville building collapse needs broader probe Cambodia […]

Indonesia morning news for June 27

Indonesia morning news for June 27

Thunberg proved ‘we are not alone’, say young Indonesian tree planters Thousands of young Indonesians have spearheaded a three-day mass tree-planting drive across the sprawling archipelago in an effort to fight climate change and stop deforestation. — Intellasia Govt urged to ratify convention against violence, harassment in workplace Indonesian labor unions have applauded the International […]

Lao morning news for June 26

Lao morning news for June 26

Vientiane imposes strict monitoring to prevent spread of African swine fever Vientiane Agriculture and Forestry Department is maintaining 24-hour surveillance on Roads 13 North and South to monitor pork shipments into the capital after Saravan province authorities confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever last week. — Vientiane Times (paywall) Lao Government Reacts To UN expert’s […]

Cambodia morning news for June 26

Cambodia morning news for June 26

Spotlight turns on legal loophole following building collapse in Cambodian beach city Construction worker Ouk Neang was awakened by a loud sound of structure crushing down violently and he initially thought an earthquake had just struck. — Thmey Thmey Norway funded Cambodia’s project on biodiversity Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) funded the project launched […]

Indonesia morning news for June 26

Indonesia morning news for June 26

Constitutional Court ready to rule on Prabowo’s petition The courtroom phase of the legal battle surrounding the presidential election result has ended and whether or not losing candidate Prabowo Subianto can overturn incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s reelection victory now awaits the Constitutional Court judges’ ruling. — The Jakarta Post Govt looking to help 81 million […]

Lao morning news for June 25

Lao morning news for June 25

Thai and Lao central banks ink MoU on banking supervision The central banks of Thailand and Laos on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding on banking supervision. — The Nation Asean, Germany conclude cooperation project on econ development, biodiversity protection After four years of implementation, the Asean-German Cooperation Project, “Biodiversity-based Products (BBP) as an Economic […]