Myanmar Morning News For May 11

Myanmar Morning News For May 11

The Fishing Port That May Become a $10 Billion Chinese Debt Bomb The town of Kyaukpyu, nestled around a small fishing port on the Bay of Bengal, has the air of a place expecting to get rich soon. — Bloomberg  Atrocities in Myanmar laid bare Even if you don’t care about the Rohingya, please seek […]

Singapore Morning News For May 11

Singapore Morning News For May 11

Trump-Kim Jong-un summit set for Singapore on 12 June US President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12 June, he has said. — BBC News Singapore businesses unfazed; await new KL government’s plans SINGAPORE’S business community is surprised but unworried by Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) shock victory in Malaysia’s general […]

Lao Morning News For May 10

Lao Morning News For May 10

Germany provides over 67 billion kip for vocational education development The German government has agreed to provide a grant of over 67 billion kip (EUR 6.8 million) for the Vocational Education Financing Facility (VEFF) project in Laos. — Vientiane Times  Climate change and education agreements inked during Laos President’s state visit Singapore and the Lao […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 10

Myanmar Morning News For May 10

U.N. Security Council pushes Myanmar on accountability over Rohingya The United Nations Security Council urged Myanmar’s government on Wednesday to carry out transparent investigations into accusations of violence against mainly Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state and to allow immediate aid access to the region. — Reuters  EU To Extend About $300m Grant To […]

Singapore Morning News For May 10

Singapore Morning News For May 10

AI Singapore forges partnership to push Singapore’s AI Agenda On 8 May, AI Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further efforts to enhance Singapore’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to power the future digital economy. — Open Gov Asia  Singapore, Brazil ink avoidance of double taxation pact SINGAPORE and Brazil have signed a comprehensive […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 9

Myanmar Morning News For May 9

UN Security Council: Refer Myanmar to ICC The United Nations Security Council should immediately refer the situation in Myanmar, including the widespread and systematic abuses against ethnic Rohingya, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch said today. — Human Right Watch  US retiree accused of running ‘sex tours’ on Thai-Myanmar border An American […]

Singapore Morning News For May 9

Singapore Morning News For May 9

Global connectivity will boost Singapore’s economy, create jobs SINGAPORE’S transport network will be enhanced to connect the city-state with the rest of the world, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan said on Tuesday. — The Business Times  Singapore Tourism Awards celebrate excellence as tourist arrivals continue to grow The team […]

Lao Morning News For May 8

Lao Morning News For May 8

Four-month revenue collection amounts to only 20 percent of 2018 target The collection of revenue throughout the nation over the past four months has reached 5,297 billion kip, equal to only 20.81 percent of the figure targeted for the whole of 2018. — Vientiane Times  ‘Visit Laos Year 2018’: A Real Boost for the Tourism […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 8

Myanmar Morning News For May 8

Dissent in the Naga Hills as India-Myanmar Border Follies Linger Even as India is busy courting Myanmar to advance its much-touted Act East Asia Policy, with promises and talks to open up borders and enhance people to people contact, far away in the remote Naga hills a slow but definite dissent is brewing against both […]

Singapore Morning News For May 8

Singapore Morning News For May 8

President’s address 2018: Key priorities of the Government In her first President’s address, held on Monday evening, President Halimah took the opportunity to lay out the global and local scenes as well as the issues that our government intends to address. — The Independent Singapore MAS and key government agencies collaborate to strengthen the AI […]

Lao Morning News For May 7

Lao Morning News For May 7

Committees set up in provinces to speed investment approval A number of provinces have established Investment Promotion and Management Committees (IPMCs) in a bid to accelerate the consideration and approval of investment proposals. — Vientiane Times Feature: Chinese youths doing handsome work on China-Laos railway In the central Laos’ scorching sunshine in May, 35-year-old Xu […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 7

Myanmar Morning News For May 7

Work on Myanmar dam goes on under heavy guard Work on a massive hydropower dam appears to be picking up in eastern Myanmar as the electricity-starved nation seeks ways to light more homes amid protests from locals and environmentalists. — The Straits Times  Myanmar businesses join hands for FDI THE MYANMAR Investors Development Association (MIDA), […]

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