Singapore Morning News For June 1

Singapore Morning News For June 1

NUS & NTU Drive Singapore Higher Education Up in New University Ranking The Times Higher Education (THE) 2018 World Reputation Rankings are out for another year with Singapore the only Asean member represented in the global top 100. — AEC News Today National Wages Council suggests S$50-S$70 pay hike, one-off bonus for low-wage workers Amid […]

NUS & NTU drive Singapore higher education up in new university ranking

NUS & NTU drive Singapore higher education up in new university ranking

The Times Higher Education (THE) 2018 World Reputation Rankings are out for another year with Singapore the only Asean member represented in the global top 100. Snatching position 24 is the National University of Singapore (NUS) which rose three positions from last year. Meanwhile Nanyang Technological University (NTU) jumped from the 81-90 band in 2017 […]

Lao Morning News For May 31

Lao Morning News For May 31

Laos, Myanmar move forward in energy cooperation Laos and Myanmar have taken another step towards implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on power cooperation that was signed in January this year. — Vientiane Times  Thai Hospital To Build Branch In Vientiane Kasemrad International Hospital, affiliated to Bangkok Chain Hospital Public, held a groundbreaking ceremony for […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 31

Myanmar Morning News For May 31

Myanmar stalling on end to child soldier recruitment: UN Myanmar has not done enough to fulfil its promise to end the use of child soldiers and underage recruitment may even be on the rise, a top UN official said Tuesday. — Mizzima Myanmar’s Daily Minimum Wage Increased from Kyat 3,600 to Kyat 4,800 Myanmar’s union […]

Singapore Morning News For May 31

Singapore Morning News For May 31

Singapore’s largest underground substation to be built at Pasir Panjang Singapore will build its largest underground substation yet, with the capacity to power more than two public housing towns when completed by 2025. Building the substation underground will free up three hectares – or more than three football fields of space – of land. — […]

Lao Morning News For May 30

Lao Morning News For May 30

New decree to streamline govt administration The government has issued a new decree to strengthen collaboration between the Prime Minister’s Office and ministries, provinces, the capital and ministry-equivalent organisations. — Vientiane Times  Researcher says Laos planning court case over disputed border A senior scholar tasked with researching the borders said yesterday that Laos plans to […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 30

Myanmar Morning News For May 30

Need more proof of genocide in Myanmar? It’s being born right now Nine months since the violent attacks of Aug. 25, 2017, and thereafter forced 700,000 Rohingya to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, the first of thousands of pregnancies as a result of rape are coming to term. — National Post  Govt seeks up to $1.5 […]

Singapore Morning News For May 30

Singapore Morning News For May 30

Singapore ranks fifth on global cities outlook index SINGAPORE has risen six spots to rank fifth in the world in an index that tracks the outlook for global cities. — The Business Times  Singapore Has Fintech Dreams, But It’s Short on Tech Talent Singapore’s goal of becoming a high-tech financial hub are running into real-world […]

Lao Morning News For May 29

Lao Morning News For May 29

Parliament to debate 13 draft laws Lawmakers will debate 13 draft laws at the upcoming 5th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly (NA)’s 8th Legislature, making further progress on the path to building Laos as a state ruled by law. — Vientiane Times  Revised sex education curriculum planned for secondary schools The government and the […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 29

Myanmar Morning News For May 29

Malaysia makes record bust of crystal meth, shipped from Myanmar Malaysia has made its largest ever seizure of crystal methamphetamine, officials said on Monday (May 28), finding nearly 1.2 tonnes of the drug disguised as tea in a shipment from Myanmar, and arrested six suspected traffickers. — Channel NewsAsia  Vietnam’s Viettel, partners to launch Myanmar’s […]

Singapore Morning News For May 29

Singapore Morning News For May 29

Grab launches GrabFood in Singapore; to offer service soon in Southeast Asia Ride-hailing company Grab on Monday (May 28) officially announced it is offering GrabFood in Singapore, and the food delivery service will be available in five other Southeast Asian markets “within this quarter”. — Channel NewsAsia  Malaysia axes high-speed rail link to Singapore Malaysia […]

Lao Morning News For May 28

Lao Morning News For May 28

Govt ramps up revenue collection Government sectors have been told to step up efforts to fill the government’s coffers in the third and fourth quarters of 2018 after a shortfall in revenue collection was recorded for the year so far. — Vientiane Times  Tourism to boost growth in Lao PDR Over the past five years, […]

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