Lao Morning News For January 16

Lao Morning News For January 16

Major road upgrade in Vientiane province set to create int’l link Road 4501 linking Hinheup district to Xanakham district in Vientiane province is 30 percent complete and is scheduled to be finished in 2023, a senior official from the province’s Meuangfeuang district has said. — Vientiane Times  U.S. Provides 15 New Vehicles to UXO Lao […]

Myanmar Morning News For January 16

Myanmar Morning News For January 16

Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reported on Monday (Jan 15), as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal. — Channel NewAsia  Myanmar […]

Singapore Morning News For January 16

Singapore Morning News For January 16

Singapore earmarks $22.6M for tech development in water treatment Singapore has called on the tech industry to pitch for S$30 million (US$22.68 million) worth of grants aimed at enhancing the country’s water treatment processes and operations. — ZDNet  Singapore seeking to extradite Canadian suspect detained in Britain Singapore said on Monday it was seeking to […]

Philippines Morning News For January 16

Philippines Morning News For January 16

Philippines Shuts Down News Site Critical of Duterte A popular news website that has been critical of the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was shut down by the country’s securities regulator, a move the company called harassment. — The Wall Street Journal Reduction in corporate income tax to boost PHL’s competitiveness–TMAP The Tax Management […]

Lao Morning News For January 15

Lao Morning News For January 15

Will costs continue to cage Laos’ regional connectivity? Laos is among the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia: economic growth has averaged 7.8 per cent over the past decade. Despite the slow recovery of the global economy, the country’s growth rate was 6.9 per cent in 2017 and is expected to be 7 per cent […]

Myanmar Morning News For January 15

Myanmar Morning News For January 15

Some businesses fret over Myanmar wage proposal Many business organisations in Myanmar have lodged objections against improving daily wages as approved by the National Committee for Designating Minimum Wage earฌlier this month. — The Nation  Garment exports up as govt, industry work on longterm strategy Myanmar exported US$1.86 billion (2.51 trillion kyat) worth of products […]

Singapore Morning News For January 15

Singapore Morning News For January 15

Singapore: Maritime sector road map to create S$4.5 billion in value-add, make over 5,000 new jobs A new plan has been mapped out to set the course for Singapore’s maritime industry over the next decade. — Hellenic Shipping News Fake news law direly needed in Singapore? I refer to Sulaiman Daud’s article “We hope the […]

Philippines Morning News For January 15

Philippines Morning News For January 15

Duterte Rejects Term Extension, Pushes for Federal Philippines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected calls from his allies to extend his six-year term and to cancel elections next year, while supporting moves to shift to a federal system of government. — Bloomberg  4,000 flee as Mayon erupts anew The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology […]

Lao Morning News For January 12

Lao Morning News For January 12

Concrete data, statistics necessary for “Three Builds” directive assessment Concrete information and data is an essential requirement for assessing progress and achievements in the implementation of the Sam Sang (Three Builds) directive, with the halfway point of its pilot term now reached. — Vientiane Times  HCM City, Laos officials share experiences in land management HCM […]

Myanmar Morning News For January 12

Myanmar Morning News For January 12

Myanmar should focus on industrialisation, export strategy for better value Dr Vilem Semerak, researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Economic Studies of Charles University in the Czech Republic, reckons Myanmar should abandon its import substitution policies and start thinking ahead. Import substitution advocates replacing foreign imports with domestic production. — Myanmar Times Is Myanmar […]

Singapore Morning News For January 12

Singapore Morning News For January 12

Singapore-listed companies not transparent enough in disclosing salaries: Report Companies listed on the Singapore Exchange are not disclosing the remuneration of their top executives adequately, as required by the Code of Corporate Governance. — Channel NewsAsia  S$16b-$19b in public-sector construction projects this year to help industry ride out slump Public sector works is expected to […]

Philippines Morning News For January 12

Philippines Morning News For January 12

Philippines reaches deal with Japan to fix troubled metro The Philippines and Japan have reached a deal to rehabilitate and maintain Manila’s Metro Rail Transit (MRT), which has been plagued by reliability and capacity problems. The rail reportedly suffered from at least 500 disruptions last year. — Asia Times PH ranks high in cybersecurity Filipinos […]

Lao Morning News For January 11

Lao Morning News For January 11

2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting Kicks Off The 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Leaders’ Meeting began on Wednesday’s afternoon in Phnom Penh, under the theme of “Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development”. — Lao News Agency  China, Laos inaugurate joint lab for renewable energy study China and Laos have inaugurated a joint lab for study […]

Myanmar Morning News For January 11

Myanmar Morning News For January 11

Myanmar Formally Charges Two Reuters Journalists Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar have been formally charged with violating the country’s Official Secrets Act. — VOA  Myanmar’s military admits to role in killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims found in mass grave Myanmar’s military has acknowledged that its security forces and Buddhist villagers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims […]

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