Singapore morning news for December 6

Singapore morning news for December 6

Singapore makes strong protest to Malaysia over port extension plan Singapore has made a “strong protest” to Malaysia over its plan to extend the limits of a port in its southernmost state, saying it encroached the territorial waters of the wealthy city-state. — Reuters Leong Sze Hian “rejects” notion that he set out to defame […]

Cambodia morning news for December 5

Cambodia morning news for December 5

RFA, Cambodia Daily may reopen in Cambodia: Interior Minister The Cambodian government said Tuesday that Radio Free Asia is welcome to reopen its office in the capital Phnom Penh, asserting that no pressure had been applied to RFA to shut down last year and that the congressionally funded U.S.-based international broadcaster had chosen to close […]

Myanmar morning news for December 5

Myanmar morning news for December 5

Myanmar’s Eleven Media journalists refuse to apologize to Yangon Government over report Three journalists from Myanmar’s Eleven Media Group have refused to apologize to the Yangon regional government for a report criticizing its business dealings and budget, and they stand behind the reporting that prompted criminal charges of incitement against them, said the news outlet’s […]

Singapore morning news for December 5

Singapore morning news for December 5

Singapore’s prime minister personally sues critic for sharing article on Facebook Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is suing a vocal critic of his government for defamation for sharing an article on Facebook that suggested he was involved in Malaysia’s multibillion dollar 1MDB financial scandal. — South China Morning Post Malaysia wants Johor airspace back […]

Cambodia morning news for December 4

Cambodia morning news for December 4

Cambodia reviews ban on opposition after EU sanctions threat Cambodia’s parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following threats by the European Union to deny duty-free trading access to the Southeast Asian nation. — Reuters Cambodia mulls tougher […]

Myanmar morning news for December 4

Myanmar morning news for December 4

‘Genocide’ evidence in case of Myanmar’s Rohingya growing The U.S. Holocaust Museum says it has found “compelling evidence of genocide” in Myanmar against the Muslim Rohingya minority, calling on the U.S. government and international governments to hold the Burmese military accountable. — Voice of America EU set to slap tariffs on rice from Cambodia, Myanmar […]

Singapore morning news for December 4

Singapore morning news for December 4

Singapore police crush vice syndicate with China’s help A transnational vice syndicate has been smashed in a joint operation by the Singapore Police Force and China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS). — The New Paper MAS unveils S$30m grant to boost Singapore financial sector’s cybersecurity capabilities The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Monday launched […]

Cambodia morning news for December 3

Cambodia morning news for December 3

Government: Military cooperation with the US remains strong Cambodia still has military cooperation with the US, despite the former “temporarily postponing” the annual Angkor Sentinel joint exercises last year, Ministry of National Defence spokesman Chhum Socheat said. — The Phnom Penh Post Germany set to launch first loan to Cambodia The German Embassy on Thursday […]

Myanmar morning news for December 3

Myanmar morning news for December 3

ASEAN may hold key to Rakhine crisis At the end of the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore on November 15, Singapore formally handed over the symbolic gavel of ASEAN chairmanship to Thailand, which it last held in 2009. The one-year rotating term will officially begin on January 1. — The Myanmar Times Myanmar’s tourism slump […]

Singapore morning news for December 3

Singapore morning news for December 3

Regional markets braced for busy week Singapore and other regional markets head into December with a busy week, as investors shift their focus to key events – Brexit, US and China economic data releases, an Opec meeting – beyond the G-20 summit. — Straits Times Goldman Sachs’ 1MDB cover-up is bigger than the scandal For […]

Cambodia morning news for November 30

Cambodia morning news for November 30

Cambodia seeks to drop pending charges against unionists in about-face on labor Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor on Thursday asked all union leaders and labor activists who have court cases pending against them to report to the ministry so it can work with justice officials to have the charges dropped, in a move by Prime Minister […]

Myanmar morning news for November 30

Myanmar morning news for November 30

BRI implementation leading committee formed under State Counsellor leadership A leading committee for implantation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been formed with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as chairperson to establish China-Myanmar economic corridor, according to a press release issued by the Chinese Embassy to Myanmar on November 28. — Eleven […]