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 […]

Singapore morning news for November 30

Singapore morning news for November 30

Experts see underground urban development as big opportunity for Singapore For land-scarce cities like Singapore, developing underground spaces is the next big frontier in urban planning, experts said here Thursday during a lecture on underground at the Ministry of National Development. — Xinhua STE marine unit poised to land contract valued up to S$400m THE […]

11 minutes of terror: Lion Air Flight JT610s roller coaster ride to death (HD video)

Indonesian air safety investigators yesterday detailed the terrifying 11-minute roller coaster-like ride to death of the 189 passengers and crew on board Lion Air Flight JT610 last month. Data from the ill-fated flight’s data recorder  paints a picture of two Lion Air pilots locked in a pitched battle of man against machine, as they tried […]

Cambodia morning news for November 29

Cambodia morning news for November 29

Judges split on whether Cambodia tribunal can pursue Khmer Rouge commander Cambodian and foreign investigating judges issued conflicting rulings on Wednesday on whether a United Nations-backed tribunal, which this month convicted two senior leaders of genocide, should move forward with prosecution of the next potential defendant. — The New York Times Cambodia’s income targets “very […]

Myanmar morning news for November 29

Myanmar morning news for November 29

Hong Kong firm close to finalizing new Yangon city proposal Hong Kong-listed China Communications Construction Co. Ltd (CCCC) has nearly finalized its proposal for the development of US$1.5 billion (2.4 trillion kyats) worth of initial infrastructure for the controversial “New Yangon City” project across the Yangon River from Myanmar’s commercial capital, according to a government […]

Singapore morning news for November 29

Singapore morning news for November 29

Technical issue delays second Scoot flight in two days, this time by 29 hours Barely a day after a Bangkok-bound Scoot flight from Changi Airport was delayed by 7 hours, passengers on another flight by the airline were hit by another delay on Monday (Nov 26), this time by 29 hours. — Today Online Bilateral […]

Cambodia morning news for November 28

Cambodia morning news for November 28

The EU’s dilemmas over trade access and human rights in Asia What price should workers in Cambodia and Myanmar, two of the poorest countries in the world, pay because of their governments’ severe violations of human rights? — World Policy Review ‘Terrorist’ Serey to ‘halt activities’ and form party if Kem Sokha ‘released’ Sam Serey, […]

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