Cambodia morning news for December 13

Cambodia morning news for December 13

Belt and Road Initiative set to bring opportunity, but comes with risks The China-backed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project could offer good opportunities for Cambodia to achieve its development goal, but comes with risks. The Kingdom must carefully study the two-sided story of the project, experts said on Tuesday in a dialogue hosted by […]

Myanmar morning news for December 13

Myanmar morning news for December 13

Facebook among firms named on Myanmar human rights ‘dirty list’ Facebook is among a number of companies from the US, UK, France, Switzerland and China named on a “dirty list” of corporations accused of involvement in human rights and environmental violations in Myanmar, or of doing business with the country’s military, which is accused of […]

Singapore morning news for December 13

Singapore morning news for December 13

Singapore vulnerable to rising sea level, severe floods: Masagos Small island developing states such as Singapore are at risk of dire consequences if current warming trends continue, said Ministry for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli. — Channel News Asia Singapore dominated dealmaking in Southeast Asia this year: Duff & Phelps Singapore maintained its […]

Cambodia morning news for December 12

Cambodia morning news for December 12

Cambodia union leaders convicted over protests, jail terms suspended A Cambodian court found six union leaders guilty on Tuesday (Dec 11) of instigating violent protests against the government in 2013 and 2014, but suspended their jail terms. — Channel News Asia ‘Sold by my brother’: the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China Everyone did […]

Myanmar morning news for December 12

Myanmar morning news for December 12

Massive arched bridge to link China to Myanmar A gigantic steel arch has been put into place over the Nujiang River in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, and before the end of 2019 bullet trains will cross the world’s longest arched railway bridge at speeds of 200 kph. — Asia Times ‘Please have mercy.’ The wives […]

Singapore morning news for December 12

Singapore morning news for December 12

S’pore and M’sia to meet in January to discuss Johor Baru disputed waters Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced on Monday, December 10, that the government of Malaysia had agreed to meet with officials from Singapore in the second week of January in order to discuss the issues surrounding the Johor Baru port limits, with the […]

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 […]

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