Myanmar Morning News For June 12

Myanmar Morning News For June 12

Army-backed fourth telecom provider launched in Myanmar Myanmar’s fourth telecom operator, under the brand of Mytel, officially launched its services in the country on June 9 and offers 80 per cent of 2G and 4G network coverage across Myanmar, local media reported. — Investvine  Myanmar builds US$20.9 M worth offshore fixed pilot station Myanmar is […]

Singapore Morning News For June 12

Singapore Morning News For June 12

Singapore rallied to fifth spot as world’s largest foreign investment hub In 2017, Singapore received $82.74b (US$62b) of foreign direct investment, snagging the fifth spot in the world’s top 20 foreign direct investment hubs, the 2018 World Investment Report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) revealed. — Singapore Business Review S$180m […]

Lao Morning News For June 11

Lao Morning News For June 11

Laos unable to rise above LDC status by 2020: PM Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly on Friday that Laos is unable to graduate from the United Nations’ Least Developed Country (LDC) list by 2020 as targeted. — Vientiane Times  Thongloun Sisoulith’s losing battle against corruption Despite a fierce anti-graft campaign, corruption in […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 11

Myanmar Morning News For June 11

Myanmar tourist industry looks for quick turnaround DESPITE Myanmar’s tourism business having stalled for more than a year due to religious conflicts in Rakhine State, the nation is making plans to help the industry rebound through accelerating reforms, according to Thet Lwin Toe, chairman of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA). — The Nation  […]

Singapore Morning News For June 11

Singapore Morning News For June 11

S$20m spent to host Trump-Kim summit, an endeavour in Singapore’s ‘profound interest’: PM Lee The Republic will spend about S$20 million on logistics and security to host the high-profile meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but that is a price Singapore is “willing to pay” for a “very […]

Lao Morning News For June 8

Lao Morning News For June 8

Govt takes steps to repay debts to local firms Despite budgetary tensions, the government is working to pay a total of 3.25 trillion kip owed to private companies under the triangle-debt-diversion disbursement initiative. — Vientiane Times  Ministry vows to remove tourism barriers With various barriers hindering the development of the tourism industry, authorities in charge […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 8

Myanmar Morning News For June 8

Facebook blacklists Myanmar hardline Buddhist group Facebook has blacklisted a group of Myanmar Buddhist hardliners including monks notorious for bilious hate speech against Rohingya Muslims, the company said on Thursday (June 7), as it scrambles to show it is tackling inflammatory content. — The Straits Times  Wake up to the problem of electronic waste, Myanmar […]

Singapore Morning News For June 8

Singapore Morning News For June 8

Singapore beats out US and North Korea in this year’s Global Peace Index Rankings Less than a week to playing host to what could be a groundbreaking summit between two long-held traditional enemies, Singapore has ranked 8th out of 167 countries on its annual Global Peace Index. — Coconuts Singapore (metered paywall) Australia, Singapore top […]

Lao Morning News For June 7

Lao Morning News For June 7

Laos Increases Minimum Monthly Wage for the Third Time in Eight Years The Lao government has increased the country’s monthly minimum wage from Kip 900,000 (US$108) to Kip 1,100,000 (US$132) with effect from May 1, 2018. — Asean Briefing Employment opportunities await Lao youth in Japan Young people can now access the Japanese agriculture labour […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 7

Myanmar Morning News For June 7

UN gives Myanmar 30 days to accept human rights investigators The UN Security Council has given Myanmar 30 days to respond to a request for the country to allow UN experts to investigate alleged atrocities against Rohingya civilians in Rakhine State. — Coconuts Yangon  About 50 pc of tourist trips cancelled, suspended last year At […]

Singapore Morning News For June 7

Singapore Morning News For June 7

Singapore’s top talent in financial services can expect higher starting salaries: Robert Half report Singapore’s financial sector employers are willing to pay above-average wages in a bid to secure top talent, a recent study revealed. — Business Insider  Former terrorism suspect Zaky Mallah reportedly detained in Singapore In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs […]

Malaysia Takata airbag death see’s government push for compliance

Malaysia Takata airbag death see’s government push for compliance

The death last week of a 23-year-old Malaysian man from a faulty Takata airbag is the latest in a steadily increasing number of deaths attributed to the Japanese manufacturer in what is the greatest debacle and disasters in the automotive industry’s history. To date more than 23 people have died world-wide from the defective safety […]

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