Singapore morning news for November 21

Singapore morning news for November 21

Police seize equipment from The Online Citizen in defamation investigation Police on Tuesday (20 November) seized equipment such as desktop computers, mobile devices and laptops from the residence of Terry Xu, executive editor of long-running socio-political website The Online Citizen (TOC). — Yahoo News Singapore lawmaker blasts Facebook over refusal to take down ‘false’ post […]

Lao morning news for November 20

Lao morning news for November 20

Ethnic Mong drug traffickers arrested in Laos Police launched a probe when they discovered initial information relating to a major drug ring operating across the border in neighbouring Laos in mid-September. — Vietnam Breaking News Region unprepared for emerging meth epidemic Last week, Vientiane played host to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s […]

Myanmar morning news for November 20

Myanmar morning news for November 20

Rohingya repatriation, relocation plans set to be pushed back to 2019: Govt official Bangladesh’s plans to tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis are set to be stalled until the new year with repatriation and relocation programs only likely be revisited after year-end general elections, a top Bangladeshi official said on Sunday. — The Irrawaddy Angry mob […]

Singapore morning news for November 20

Singapore morning news for November 20

Business climate worsens, but Singapore’s prospects still beat China’s, survey finds Global trade woes may send some business Singapore’s way, but uncertainty is still weighing down companies’ near-term outlook. — The Business Times Singapore third-quarter GDP growth seen losing momentum, trade war dims outlook Singapore is expected to report slower third-quarter economic growth than initially […]

Myanmar morning news for November 19

Myanmar morning news for November 19

Myanmar police shoot, injure four in raid on Rohingya camp: witness Myanmar police shot and injured four Rohingya Muslims on Sunday, after detaining two men accused of smuggling people out of a camp for displaced people in western Rakhine state, a witness and police told Reuters. — Reuters Authorities stop boat with more than 100 […]

Lao morning news for November 19

Lao morning news for November 19

Many families believed to be below poverty line: minister More families in provinces across the country are believed to have fallen below the poverty line as a result of this year’s floods – the worst in decades – a minister has told the cabinet. — The Vientiane Times Lao PDR’s battle against corruption Following Prime […]

Singapore morning news for November 19

Singapore morning news for November 19

Latest profit misses trigger flurry of downgrades for Singapore stocks A RASH of analyst downgrades rounds up the latest September-quarter corporate earnings parade, in which more companies fell short of the street’s growth forecasts and positive surprises grew rarer. — The Business Times Singapore boosts US ties on infrastructure, digital economy and cybersecurity They will […]

Myanmar morning news for November 16

Myanmar morning news for November 16

500 villagers flee as Tatmadaw, SSPP/SSA combats in Hsipaw Over 500 internally displaced people fled and took refuge at a monastery following clashes between the Tatmadaw and the Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Hsipaw Township on 13 November, according to a local source. — BNI Multimedia Group State Counsellor rebuffs US VP […]

Lao morning news for November 16

Lao morning news for November 16

South Korea pledges more support for Laos President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea told Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Singapore this week that Korea will extend further support and assistance to Laos, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. — Vientiane Times Banana exports from Laos to China fell by 184.04% this year […]

Singapore morning news for November 16

Singapore morning news for November 16

NUS enters global top 10: graduates the most employable in Asean Graduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are the most employable in Asean, says a global report released today (Nov 15). — AEC News Today Singapore snaps up lion’s share of ASEAN fintech funding at US$222m in January-October 2018 Firms specialising in SME […]

Myanmar morning news for November 15

Myanmar morning news for November 15

Pence: Myanmar jailing of Reuters pair ‘deeply troubling’ The jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar over their reporting of the Rohingya crisis is “deeply troubling”, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday, describing a “free and independent” media as a core American value. — FMT News Pence Decries Violence Against Rohingya in Open Remarks […]

Lao morning news for November 15

Lao morning news for November 15

Parliament to debate economic plan next week The National Assembly will kick off its sixth ordinary session next Tuesday to review the implementation of the 2018 socio-economic development plan and budget plan. — Vientiane Times ADB grants to boost Lao tourism, city services The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Laos signed grant […]