Cambodia morning news for December 11

Cambodia morning news for December 11

Rights activists demand more freedom During the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day at Freedom Park yesterday, activists urged all governing bodies to pay closer attention to human rights in order to address challenges still being faced. — The Khmer Times China naval base a CNRP myth? Speculation that Cambodia had ceded military control of […]

Myanmar morning news for December 11

Myanmar morning news for December 11

Myanmar seizes heroin haul worth $4.7 million: police Myanmar has seized 370 kilogrammes (815 pounds) of heroin worth $4.7 million during a raid in the northeast, police said, the latest big bust in the world’s second-largest opium producer after Afghanistan — Frontier Myanmar More Kachin youths charged under peaceful assembly law Three more Kachin youths […]

Singapore morning news for December 11

Singapore morning news for December 11

Maritime dispute: Singapore ‘disappointed’ at Malaysia’s position but welcomes de-escalation Singapore is disappointed that Malaysia has refused to return to the status quo before it extended the Johor Bahru port limits but welcomed its neighbour’s pledge to de-escalate the situation on the ground, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Monday (Dec 10) in […]

Cambodia morning news for December 10

Cambodia morning news for December 10

Cambodia’s ambitious tourism plans Last week, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed that the number of tourists visiting Cambodia had increased substantially over the years and now the country is expecting 12 million tourists by 2025. — The Asean Post Cambodian Authorities Move to Amend Laws in Effort to Protect Forests Widespread illegal logging in […]

Myanmar morning news for December 10

Myanmar morning news for December 10

Ethnic Army Clashes With Myanmar Forces, Leaving Casualties on Both Sides in Myanmar’s Rakhine Myanmar troops clashed with Arakan Army soldiers in remote parts of northern Rakhine state’s Buthidaung and Rathaedaung townships, leaving casualties on both sides during fighting this week, the military-owned news service Myawady reported on Friday — Radio Free Asia Twitter CEO […]

Singapore morning news for December 10

Singapore morning news for December 10

Intrusions by Malaysian govt vessels a ‘violation of Singapore’s sovereignty’: Heng Swee Keat In his first comments on the maritime dispute between Singapore and Malaysia, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said that intrusions by Malaysian vessels into Singapore territorial waters are a violation of Singapore’s sovereignty and international law. — Channel News Asia Noble’s Ignoble […]

Cambodia morning news for December 7

Cambodia morning news for December 7

EU companies voice concern over impact of possible EBA withdrawal European companies operating in Cambodia voiced concern over the potential repercussions of removing the Kingdom’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential scheme, as the EU Ambassador to Cambodia, George Edgar, led an EU-organised media trip this week. — The Phnom Penh Post Taiwan protests after nationals […]

Myanmar morning news for December 7

Myanmar morning news for December 7

Myanmar moves to legalise casinos Some casinos already operate under special provisions but changes to law proposed to encourage more tourism and revenue.  A Chinese company is now working with a militia to help it develop a large border region in the southeast. — Al Jazeera Bangladesh seeks action against Myanmar minister over Rohingya ‘brainwashed’ […]

Singapore morning news for December 7

Singapore morning news for December 7

Khaw tells Malaysia to ‘back off’ as Singapore expands port limits That was the firm message from Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan yesterday, as he urged Singapore’s closest neighbour to pursue dialogue instead of “blatant provocation” to resolve the row over port limits and territorial waters. — The New Paper Singapore authorities block Noble’s relisting […]

Murky: Najib Razak, 1MDB, 100 grand, a couple of feuding prince’s & a dead journalist

Murky: Najib Razak, 1MDB, 100 grand, a couple of feuding prince’s & a dead journalist

Early this week a sizzling string of emails led investigative journalists to uncover the explosive link between conspirators in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, and feuding royal families under Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman. That link: murdered Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. First reported in […]

Cambodia morning news for December 6

Cambodia morning news for December 6

Cambodia frees 32 surrogate mothers after they vow to keep their babies Thirty-two Cambodian women who were charged with human trafficking for serving as surrogate mothers have been provisionally released from detention after agreeing to keep the babies rather than giving them up as originally planned, officials said on Wednesday. — South China Morning Post […]

Myanmar morning news for December 6

Myanmar morning news for December 6

More Rohingya fleeing Myanmar after monsoon season ends, as boats set sail for Thailand and Malaysia The recent flurry of voyages making the treacherous crossing of the Andaman Sea to seek refuge in Thailand and Malaysia is close to reaching levels last seen in 2015, which prompted the Thai authorities to crack down on human […]