Cambodia morning news for November 22

Cambodia morning news for November 22

Asean may be forced to choose between US, China: Cambodia PM’s son Southeast Asian nations may soon have to “choose sides” between the US and China in their ongoing trade war, the political heir to Cambodia’s strongman ruler Hun Sen warned Wednesday in rare public comments. — The Nation Cambodia marks water festival with boat […]

Myanmar morning news for November 22

Myanmar morning news for November 22

Myanmar dead bottom among ASEAN countries in ease of doing business Myanmar has been at the bottom of the list of 10 ASEAN countries in the ease of doing business ranking, according to a 2019 Doing Business in Myanmar report. — Eleven Media Myanmar makes efforts to strengthen kyat against USD The Central Bank of […]

Singapore morning news for November 22

Singapore morning news for November 22

Singapore-based website The Online Citizen goes on ‘hiatus’ after government raid The Online Citizen which claims to be Singapore’s “longest-running independent online media platform” has found itself in the thick of an investigation around defamation. — Mumbrella Asia Singapore’s first bitcoin trial begins, with dispute on trades allegedly reversed wrongfully The trial for Singapore’s first […]

Myanmar morning news for November 21

Myanmar morning news for November 21

Myanmar court allows jailed Reuters reporters’ appeal to proceed – lawyer RMyanmar’s High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act, defence lawyers said on Tuesday. — Channel News Asia Myanmar Press Council Turns Attention to […]

Lao morning news for November 21

Lao morning news for November 21

6th ordinary session of National Assembly’s 8th legislature opens The 6th ordinary Session of the National Assembly’s 8th legislature opened this morning at the National Convention Centre, Vientiane in the participation of NA President Pany Yathortou, President Bounnhang Vorachit and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. — KPL Temporary shelters set up for residents affected by dam […]

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 […]