Myanmar morning news for December 28

Myanmar morning news for December 28

Myanmar army accused of detaining civilians amid clashes with ethnic forces Villagers in areas of western Myanmar’s Rakhine state said Thursday that government army soldiers are detaining civilians they accuse of supporting Rakhine rebels amid fighting between the Arakan Army and Myanmar troops. — Radio Free Asia In Facebook’s reverse reality, journalists are called traitors […]

Cambodia morning news for December 28

Cambodia morning news for December 28

Return to Cambodia and risk getting arrested, Hun Sen warns opposition politician Sam Rainsy Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned on Wednesday that a prominent opposition figure who lives in self-imposed exile abroad would risk being arrested if he dares to return to Cambodia as he recently promised. — South China Morning Post Cambodia gets […]

Singapore morning news for December 28

Singapore morning news for December 28

SMEs must get with the times Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore have been hailed as the driving force behind the country’s economy. The government pointed out that they make up 99 percent of all enterprises in the country and employ as many as 65 percent of the country’s workforce. — The Asean […]

Thailand morning news for December 28

Thailand morning news for December 28

Thai anti-graft agency drops probe into ‘Rolex General’ A graft probe into the luxury watch collection of Thailand’s junta number two was dropped Thursday (Dec 27), sparking the ire of the public and political opponents of the military. — Channel NewsAsia Two bombs rock Songkhla in Thailand, no one hurt Two bombs rocked the popular […]

Singapore morning news for December 27

Singapore morning news for December 27

Money transfer sector heats up The once-stodgy remittance market has burst into life as increasing numbers of companies – from start-ups to legacy banks – fight to get a slice of the booming market in international money transfers. — The Straits Times Singapore’s manufacturing output up 7.6% in November Singapore’s manufacturing output increased 7.6 per […]

Cambodia morning news for December 27

Cambodia morning news for December 27

Four charged in $1.1 million fraud case Four suspects, including two men and two women, were charged yesterday by Phnom Penh Municipal Court for their involvement in cheating more than $1.1 million from a property businessman in 2017. — Khmer Times Government hits back at HRW Sokha accusations The government on Friday responded to comments […]

Myanmar morning news for December 27

Myanmar morning news for December 27

UK to press for release of Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has pledged to make the fight to release of two Reuters journalists imprisoned by the Burmese government a top priority for the coming year. — The Guardian Average inflation rate accounts for 6.66 % in November this year The […]

Thailand morning news for December 27

Thailand morning news for December 27

Tourism arrivals in Thailand up 7.5% so far this year The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has announced the tourism figures for January-November 2018, providing an accurate indication of what the country can expect for year’s end numbers. — The Thaiger Thai border and cross border trade rises in value The Department of Foreign Trade […]

Cambodia morning news for December 26

Cambodia morning news for December 26

Ministry of Land Management sees 6.5 pct revenue hike The Ministry of Land Management earned nearly $98 million (390 billion riel) in 2018, an increase of 6.5 percent over last year. — The Khmer Times Prestige Garment workers protest for second day More than 200 workers from the Prestige Garment factory in Kandal province yesterday […]

Myanmar morning news for December 26

Myanmar morning news for December 26

Hundreds of villagers continue to flee fighting in Rakhine More than 1,500 people across three townships in northern Rakhine State have been displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army (AA) since clashed broke out in October, according to local civil society groups. — The Irrawaddy Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo: Lawyers […]

Singapore morning news for December 26

Singapore morning news for December 26

GIC said to snap up Taiwan shopping mall in $450m deal Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has reportedly struck a deal to make a $450-million acquisition for Taiwan’s Taimall Shopping Center in Taoyuan City. — Deal Street Asia Axiom Asia collects $1.4b for fifth fund of funds: Report Singapore-based Axiom Asia Private Capital has gathered […]

Thailand morning news for December 26

Thailand morning news for December 26

EC to speed up poll breach probes The Election Commission (EC) is speeding up its probe into two cases of alleged violations of the law governing political parties by the pro-regime Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP), saying results of the investigation are expected in up to two months . — The Bangkok Post Thailand to require […]