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 […]

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 […]

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