Myanmar Morning News For December 29

Myanmar Morning News For December 29

UN pressures China, Russia over Myanmar The United Nations’ independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar. — News Australia hand in hand with Myanmar’s military Amid frequent reports of continuing attacks on Rohingya by […]

Malaysia Morning News For December 29

Malaysia Morning News For December 29

Customs fraud cost Malaysia $823m Malaysia has lost over RM2.5 billion (S$823 million) in revenue to customs fraud over the last three years. — The Straits Times Myanmar to release jailed Singaporean, Malaysian journalists A Singaporean and a Malaysian journalist who were jailed in Myanmar last month for filming with a drone will be released […]

Myanmar Morning News For December 28

Myanmar Morning News For December 28

Myanmar says US sanctions against general based on ‘unreliable accusations’ Myanmar “feels sad” over a U.S. decision to sanction a military general, a government spokesman said, after Washington linked the commander last week to abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minority. — Channel News Asia Myanmar Court Extends Detention of Reuters Reporters A Myanmar court extended […]

Malaysia Morning News For December 28

Malaysia Morning News For December 28

UK firms eye rail jobs in Malaysia THE UK’s engineering consultants are tendering and hopeful of clinching highly-skilled and specialised rail job packages in Malaysia. — New Straits Times Malaysia has lowest poverty rate in S-E Asia – Salleh The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook 2017 has reported that Malaysia’s poverty rate is the […]

Myanmar Morning News For December 27

Myanmar Morning News For December 27

Aung San Suu Kyi ‘avoided’ discussion of Rohingya rape during UN meeting Aung San Suu Kyi avoided discussing reports of Rohingya women and girls being raped by Myanmar troops and police when she met a senior UN official, according to an internal memo seen by the Guardian. — The Guardian Myanmar police to drop charges […]

Malaysia Morning News For December 27

Malaysia Morning News For December 27

Australian Maria Exposto faces death penalty if convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia A 54-year-old Australian woman could be sentenced to death if convicted of drug trafficking by a Malaysian court today. — ABC News Chinese Consortium Wants to Build Malaysia-Singapore Railway A consortium led by China Railway Corp. (CRC) intends to submit a proposal […]

Myanmar Morning News For December 26

Myanmar Morning News For December 26

UN passes new resolution on Myanmar despite opposition from China-Russia The UN General Assembly on Sunday urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy, despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional countries. — Dhaka Tribune Property taxes a small but lucrative target […]

Malaysia Morning News For December 26

Malaysia Morning News For December 26

Complicit partners: Who Controls The UMNO–PAS Consortium? Malaysia’s fourteenth general elections are looming. This time, almost unprecedentedly, they will see the two great Malay political parties — the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and the Malaysian Islamic Party (Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS)) — working implicitly as allies, not rivals. — AEC News Today Bangladesh film […]

Myanmar Morning News For December 25

Myanmar Morning News For December 25

China and Russia oppose UN resolution on Rohingya The UN general assembly has urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy, despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional countries. — The Guardian Myanmar invited to observe military drill despite criticism The Myanmar […]

Malaysia Morning News For December 25

Malaysia Morning News For December 25

China’s Belt and Road Initiative opens up opportunities for Chinese firms to expand here, says Citi Malaysia The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will open new opportunities for more investors from China to expand their operations in Malaysia, Citi Bhd (Citi Malaysia) chief executive officer (CEO) Lee Lung Nien said, noting that the two countries […]

Thai & Lao Entrepreneurs Win Prestigious Leadership Scholarships

Thai & Lao Entrepreneurs Win Prestigious Leadership Scholarships

Two female entrepreneurs, one from Thailand and the other from Lao PDR, are recipients of this year’s 2018 Asean Global Leadership Program (AGLP) Scholarship from regional Management Consulting firm SRW&Co. Nasha Jungkankul from Thailand, whose Kunna Groceries Co. won the Growth category in the Asean Business Awards (ABAs) in September, and Sirina Sisombat Hervy, who […]

Silent Killer: Forget Cigarettes – Light up a Mosquito Coil Instead

Silent Killer: Forget Cigarettes – Light up a Mosquito Coil Instead

The recent controversy generated by the Dengvaxia vaccine scandal in the Philippines will see many people returning to more traditional methods to ward off the debilitating effects of mosquito-borne disease, with mosquito coils and bed nets at the forefront of protection in mosquito-endemic areas. However, the very mosquito coil that millions of people throughout Asean […]

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