Lao Morning News For May 22

Lao Morning News For May 22

Govt piloting single-window customs clearance for vehicles The government is piloting the Lao National Single Window (LNSW) scheme at international border crossings, seeking to speed up customs clearance for vehicles and link the country to the Asean single window system. — Vientiane Times  Rural health workers set up online network to monitor progress Health workers […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 22

Myanmar Morning News For May 22

Mekong rethinks drug policy as syndicates pump meth from Myanmar The production of synthetic drugs in the Mekong Region – and Myanmar in particular – has reached “alarming levels”, the United Nations said today as regional anti-drug authorities meet to negotiate a new strategy. — Frontier Myanmar  MPs push for Myanmar regime to face international […]

Singapore Morning News For May 22

Singapore Morning News For May 22

Singapore adopts PEPPOL Standard to launch nationwide e-invoicing framework On 21 May, it was announced that Singapore will be implementing the Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line (PEPPOL) e-invoicing standard. This move makes Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) the first national PEPPOL authority outside of Europe and the first National Authority in Asia to adopt the […]

Lao Morning News For May 21

Lao Morning News For May 21

World Bank approves upgrade of key arterial road The World Bank has approved a project that aims to improve National Road No. 13 as part of efforts to create better conditions for people living along and using this primary corridor. — Vientiane Times  Laos calls for joint effort to overcome global inequality Laos has joined […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 21

Myanmar Morning News For May 21

Myanmar orders Rohingya to leave tense border zone Myanmar security forces have resumed loudspeaker broadcasts near its border with Bangladesh ordering Rohingya Muslims to immediately leave a strip of no-man’s land between the two countries, refugees said on Sunday (May 20). — Channel NewsAsia  UN says Myanmar is getting close to graduate from ‘least developed’ […]

Singapore Morning News For May 21

Singapore Morning News For May 21

Will the SG-KL High-Speed-Rail Project be Derailed? The newly minted Pakatan Harapan coalition government of Malaysia has slammed the brakes on the project for high-speed-rail line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The announcement comes soon after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited his Malaysian counterpart Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in Putrajaya for 30 minutes yesterday. […]

Lao Morning News For May 18

Lao Morning News For May 18

Govt takes action to increase aid effectiveness The government has vowed to increase aid effectiveness via proper management in order to maximise official development assistance (ODA) for national development. — Vientiane Times  Asean fires up coal development cooperation in Vientiane Laos is looking forward to greater cooperation with its Asean partners to solve the challenging […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 18

Myanmar Morning News For May 18

Myanmar’s economy improves in FY 2017-18: WB Myanmar’s economy improved in the fiscal year 2017-18, which ended in March, said a report of the World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor released Thursday. — Xinhua Net UN warns of intensified violence in northern Myanmar The United Nations has warned that the violence against ethnic minorities in Myanmar […]

Singapore Morning News For May 18

Singapore Morning News For May 18

Singapore clinches its 30th ‘Best Seaport in Asia’ award for ‘leading performance’ The Port of Singapore has bagged its 30th “Best Seaport in Asia” award at the 2018 Asia Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) in Shanghai. — Business Insider Singapore Airlines’ full-year profit rises to seven-year high Singapore Airlines (SIA) posted a profit […]

Lao Morning News For May 17

Lao Morning News For May 17

Laos, Cambodia vow to jointly resolve border dispute Laos and Cambodia have agreed to work together to resolve the issue of their disputed border area as the two countries’ foreign ministers met for talks in Vientiane yesterday. — Vientiane Times  Korea upgrading IT skills at Lao Youth Union Young people are receiving training in Apple-based […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 17

Myanmar Morning News For May 17

Myanmar policeman denies planting documents on Reuters reporters A Myanmar policeman told a court on Wednesday he met two Reuters reporters on the night of their arrest in December, but denied giving them secret documents to incriminate them. — Reuters More than 60 Rohingya babies born in Bangladesh refugee camps every day – UNICEF More […]

Singapore Morning News For May 17

Singapore Morning News For May 17

Singapore Government requested data on 310 Facebook accounts in the second half of 2017 The Singapore Government made 244 requests to Facebook for information covering 310 accounts from July to December last year, according to transparency report released by the social media giant on Wednesday (May 16). — The Straits Times Enterprise Singapore’s Group-based Upgrading […]

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