Lao Morning News For May 16

Lao Morning News For May 16

Defense Visit Puts Vietnam-Laos Military Ties Into Focus This week, Vietnamese and Lao defense officials held yet another round of consultations to discuss ongoing developments in the security realm of the relationship. The meeting was just the latest in a series of interactions between the two neighboring Southeast Asian states that gave a sense of […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 16

Myanmar Morning News For May 16

ADB considering grant support to help tackle Rohingya crisis Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering grant support to Bangladesh to help tackle Rohingya crisis. — The Daily Star  On Thai-Myanmar border: 5 million meth tablets and 70 kilograms of heroin seized On May 14, the Thai police shot two Thai citizens, seizing 5 million methamphetamine […]

Singapore Morning News For May 16

Singapore Morning News For May 16

Act that expands police powers comes into force on May 16 The new law that gives the police more powers to deal with serious incidents, like terrorist threats, will come into force on Wednesday (May 16), two months after it was passed in Parliament. — The Straits Times  Deterrent punishments, including detention, for officers who […]

Lao Morning News For May 15

Lao Morning News For May 15

Lao Front vows to strengthen defences against subtle forms of attack Members of the Lao Front for National Development’s Committee must strengthen public resilience to peaceful forms of attack by the country’s enemies. — Vientiane Times  Cambodia-Laos Border Dispute: Geopolitical Flashpoint or Playing Politics? Cambodia’s usually low-key dispute over an unmarked stretch of its remote […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 15

Myanmar Morning News For May 15

Myanmar opens up for foreign retailers and wholesalers Foreign businesses and joint ventures are now allowed to carry out businesses in the retail and wholesale sector, according to the latest directive from the commerce ministry. Leading business groups hailed the move as a right step towards attracting inwards investments for Myanmar. — The Myanmar Times […]

Singapore Morning News For May 15

Singapore Morning News For May 15

Two Singaporean online marketplace startups raise fresh funds Singapore’s Carousell, a classifieds marketplace, said on Monday that it raised $85 million in funds from investors including DBS Group Holdings Ltd, the city-state’s biggest lender. — Reuters  Singapore releases best practice papers to combat money laundering and financial crime On 14 May, the Anti-Money Laundering and […]

Lao Morning News For May 14

Lao Morning News For May 14

China-Laos economic, trade cooperation committee holds 9th meeting The ninth meeting of the China-Laos economic and trade cooperation committee was held on Friday in Lao capital Vientiane. — Xinhua Net  Minister names new measures to improve ease of doing business Procedures have been streamlined in a bid to speed up the approval of investment proposals […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 14

Myanmar Morning News For May 14

19 dead in Myanmar rebel attacks An attack on a police post Saturday in Myanmar by ethnic rebels left 19 dead and dozens more injured, according a government spokesman. — CNN  Myanmar riot police break up anti-war protest in Yangon Riot police in Yangon used batons on Saturday to break up a protest in support […]

Singapore Morning News For May 14

Singapore Morning News For May 14

4G ministers to take centre stage this week as Parliament sits When Parliament sits on Monday (May 14) following a mid-term break, the fourth generation (4G) ministers will take centre stage, laying out how they will go about meeting the tasks before them and the Government’s plans to tackle issues highlighted in the President’s Address […]

Changi Airport Terminal 4: Asean’s best airport passenger handling (HD video)

Terminal 4 at Singapore’s Changi International Airport commenced operating last October and it’s easy to see why the airport constantly takes out the top spot in every major survey of passengers. Designed by SAA Architects and built at a cost of some S$985 million (about US$737.5 mln) Changi Airport Terminal 4 features state-of-the-art facial recognition […]

What it takes to be Singapore civil defence force graduate (HD video)

When fire, storm, or medical emergencies befall the citizens of Singapore the speedy help of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) ‘Life Saving Force’ (LSF) is soon on the scene. A specially trained uniformed force operated under the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), Singapore’s Civil Defence Force responds to fires, rescues people from life-threatening situations, […]

Lao Morning News For May 11

Lao Morning News For May 11

Govt sources more funding to tackle deficit In the wake of continuing revenue shortfall, the government is planning to secure more than 7.35 trillion kip this year to cover its expenditure needs. — Vientiane Times  Laos on alert for possible Zika virus outbreak Health authorities will continue to collaborate with international organizations and the local […]

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