Malaysia Morning News For November 21

Malaysia Morning News For November 21

Malaysia, Europe to cooperate to raise MSPO benchmark Malaysia and Europe are willing to collaborate with European experts to raise the benchmark for Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification to ensure it will be accredited and accepted as a certifcation system. — The Borneo Post Malaysia’s overseas investments reach RM908b at June 2017 Malaysia’s position […]

Myanmar Morning News For November 20

Myanmar Morning News For November 20

EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon. — The Nation China proposed three-phase plan for Rohingya issue China has proposed a three-phase […]

Malaysia Morning News For November 20

Malaysia Morning News For November 20

Malaysia to impose RM300 fine for mobile phone usage while driving: Report Drivers in Malaysia caught using their mobile phones will face a fine of RM300, Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai told reporters on Sunday (Nov 19). — Channel News Asia Malaysia to lead the way in unifying halal standards THERE is a lack […]

Myanmar Morning News For November 17

Myanmar Morning News For November 17

Myanmar forces committed ‘widespread rape’ of Rohingya Myanmar’s security forces committed “widespread rape” against Rohingya women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing in the country’s Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a report. — Aljazeera (video) Myanmar agrees with Bangladesh to combat terror groups Myanmar has agreed with […]

Malaysia Morning News For November 17

Malaysia Morning News For November 17

An upgraded TIFA paves the way for higher economic engagement between the US and Malaysia An upgraded Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) version, to the level of a bilateral free trade agreement, will pave the way for higher economic engagement between the US and Malaysia, said Second International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri […]

Myanmar Morning News For November 16

Myanmar Morning News For November 16

Tillerson Pledges $47M for Myanmar Refugees Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced on Wednesday that the US is committing a further $47 million dollars in humanitarian aid for refugees from Myanmar. — Iosco Country News Herald (video) Chevron says it will push for Myanmar human rights US oil giant Chevron has responded to criticisms over […]

Malaysia Morning News For November 16

Malaysia Morning News For November 16

Malaysia seeks Chinese fillip to reach high-income status by 2020 The clock is ticking on Malaysia’s drive to become a high-income country by 2020, and it has turned to China for some extra momentum. — Nikkei Asian Review After Puchong pub blast, Malaysia dips in global terrorism index Malaysia has slightly fallen in the Global […]

Myanmar Morning News For November 15

Myanmar Morning News For November 15

Tillerson to meet Myanmar general, stress need to stop violence: State Dept official U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will focus on the need to stop the violence and stabilize Rakhine state when he meets with the head of Myanmar’s military on Wednesday, a senior State Department official told journalists in Manila. — Reuters Trump […]

Malaysia Morning News For November 15

Malaysia Morning News For November 15

Malaysia, Indonesia to jointly counter EU discrimination against palm oil Malaysia and Indonesia view the export restriction against palm oil into the European Union (EU) very seriously and are ready to take joint action to counter the discrimination which will otherwise jeopardise more than 18 million smallholders in both countries, says Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib […]

Myanmar Morning News For November 14

Myanmar Morning News For November 14

Myanmar army denies Rohingya abuses ahead of Tillerson visit Myanmar’s army cleared itself of any abuses against Rohingya civilians on Monday (Nov 13), following an internal probe that a rights group said aimed to “whitewash” an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Muslim minority. — Channel News Asia Myanmar’s Lack of Cooperation with UN Investigators Underlines […]

Malaysia Morning News For November 14

Malaysia Morning News For November 14

Malaysia to develop logistic partnership within Asean, China and Asia Pacific Malaysia will focus on developing and expanding its logistics partnership within ASEAN, China and Asia Pacific countries, says Transport Minster Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. — New Straits Times Malaysia’s government debt 50.9pc of GDP Malaysia’s government debt accounts for 50.9 per cent of […]

Myanmar Morning News For November 13

Myanmar Morning News For November 13

After Hearing Accounts of Sexual Violence, UN Official to Bring Rohingya Case to ICC Survivors who fled Myanmar told UN representative Pramila Patten about their experiences with “gang-rape by multiple soldiers, forced public nudity and humiliation, and sexual slavery in military captivity” — Common Dreams Accounts of rape, burning children and murder Discarded and left […]

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