Lao Morning News For June 20

Lao Morning News For June 20

PM highlights significance of connectivity for regional ties Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has reaffirmed that regional connectivity will be realised after the completion of railways linking China to Asean member nations. — Vientiane Times Vietnamese Vice President Begins Visit To Laos Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh arrived in Vientiane on Tuesday for a […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 20

Myanmar Morning News For June 20

Myanmar’s tourism proposals offer small gestures but miss the elephant in the room At the opening of the Myanmar Tourism Conference, Vice President U Henry Van Thio addressed those in attendance. — Asean Today  Myanmar parliament votes down death penalty for child rapists Myanmar’s parliament voted down a proposal to give the death penalty to […]

Singapore Morning News For June 20

Singapore Morning News For June 20

Singapore loses top spot to US in global ranking of digital competitiveness Singapore lost the top spot and dropped to second place in a digital competitiveness ranking of 63 economies, pipped by the United States in a move up from third place last year. — The Straits Times US Treasury Department targets Singapore for money […]

Lao Morning News For June 19

Lao Morning News For June 19

New law sets public debt at not more than 25 percent of revenue The government will be the only authority to determine the size of public debt, which must not be over 25 percent of annual state revenue. — Vientiane Times  1,089 cases of dengue fever reported so far this year in Laos, 2 killed […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 19

Myanmar Morning News For June 19

Myanmar not meeting ‘minimal standards’ Myanmar has not met the minimum standards in investigating or prosecuting those engaged in the violence against the Rohingyas, said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein yesterday. — The Daily Star  Call to boost financial literacy GIVEN THAT the majority of Myanmar people lack the knowledge […]

Singapore Morning News For June 19

Singapore Morning News For June 19

Singapore top cyber attack target during Trump-Kim talks: Report Singapore was the top cyber attack target around the world during the Trump-Kim summit, with the country experiencing close to 40,000 attacks during the June 12 meeting, according to data collected by American technology company F5 Networks and its data partner Loryka. — Today Online  NTU […]

Lao Morning News For June 18

Lao Morning News For June 18

Govt spends over 2.5 trillion kip on rural development The government invested over 2 trillion kip in 1,600 projects relating to rural development and poverty eradication in 2016 and 2017, authorities in charge told the National Assembly (NA) recently. — Vientiane Times  Mekong River Commission (MRC) Announces Laos Intentions to Build “Fourth Dam” on Mekong […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 18

Myanmar Morning News For June 18

Myanmar punishes 16 “fake reporters“ Myanmar authorities have taken legal action against some 16 people for extortion and unlawful acts disguised as special reporters and crime reporters, according to Ministry of Home Affairs. — Khmer Times China wants to restart disputed Myitsone dam in Myanmar If a recent article in the Global Times, a semi-official […]

Singapore Morning News For June 18

Singapore Morning News For June 18

Singapore The World’s Safest Country to Live (HD video) A survey by global consulting and research company Gallup has found Singapore the world’s safest country to live in. According to the 2018 Global Law and Order report 94 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed said they felt safe living in the city-state. — AEC News Today […]

Singapore the world’s safest country to live (HD video)

A survey by global consulting and research company Gallup has found Singapore the world’s safest country to live in. According to the 2018 Global Law and Order report 94 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed said they felt safe living in the city-state. Comprising the results of more than 148,000 interviews with adults in 142 countries […]

Poverty and caring for the aged: Singapore’s dirty little secrets (video)

If you mention ‘Singapore’ to almost anyone the country’s rapid economic growth, towering skyscrapers, rule of (by) law, and general orderliness are likely among the topics most often raised. However, Singapore has a dark, dirty little secret; Poverty, and the way its rapidly enlarging aged community is being increasingly marginalised. Taking to social media to […]

Lao Morning News For June 15

Lao Morning News For June 15

Laos proposes new Mekong hydropower project Laos will undertake a prior consultation with Mekong River Commission (MRC) members over a new Mekong hydropower project, the MRC Secretariat announced this week. — Vientiane Times  Tourism in Laos thriving, given small population size The number of people visiting Laos is high compared to neighbouring countries if the […]