Cambodia morning news for October 1

Cambodia morning news for October 1

Ministry bans poultry import from Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia Following outbreak of bird flu in Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has banned the import of poultry and poultry products from the three countries. – MENAFN Malaysia and Cambodia offer two Asian narratives of change at UN Two veteran Southeast Asian […]

Singapore morning news for October 1

Singapore morning news for October 1

Full opening of electricity market in Singapore to fire up competition: What will retailers do? Electricity retailers will likely try to outdo each other based on price and other promotions but in the long run, differentiation by service and innovation will be key, experts say. – Channel NewsAsia Singapore’s IIX leads $1.66m Series A in […]

Indonesia morning news for October 1

Indonesia morning news for October 1

Mass burials to begin as Indonesia quake-tsunami toll tops 800 The death toll from Indonesia’s quake and tsunami disaster nearly doubled to 832 on Sunday (Sep 30) and was expected to rise further, prompting authorities to announce mass burials in a desperate attempt to stave off disease. – Channel NewsAsia Indonesia salutes air traffic controller […]

Cambodia morning news for September 28

Cambodia morning news for September 28

Vietnamese government helping to steal rare Siamese rosewood says Phnom Penh The government of Cambodia is accusing its Vietnamese counterpart of complicity in the illegal importation of increasingly scarce and highly valuable Siamese rosewood. – AEC News Today Kingdom mulls tax as e-commerce booms The Cambodian government is studying the possibility of introducing a tax […]

Indonesia morning news for September 28

Indonesia morning news for September 28

Indonesia gains control of Grasberg mine The Indonesian government yesterday signed a final and binding agreement to acquire a majority stake in one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines in Papua province. – Straits Times Indonesian government to hold weekly ‘fake news’ briefings Indonesia’s communications ministry has announced plans to hold weekly briefings […]

Lao morning news for September 28

Lao morning news for September 28

Chinese railway engineering firms hand over 4 bridges to Laos Chinese engineering companies, which are building China-Laos railway in northern Laos, have handed over four bridges to the Lao government. – Xinhua Construction of National Road 11 to begin this year Work on a section of the National Road 11 section from Khok Khaodor-Nonsavanh villages […]

Singapore morning news for September 28

Singapore morning news for September 28

NUS, Mahidol casualties of rising China & Malaysia: 2019 World University Rankings The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings are out for another year and while there’s some minor shuffling in the top 10, lower down the list where most Asean universities sit there’s some considerable disruption taking place. — AEC News Today Feedback […]

Vietnamese government helping to steal rare Siamese rosewood says Phnom Penh

Vietnamese government helping to steal rare Siamese rosewood says Phnom Penh

The government of Cambodia is accusing its Vietnamese counterpart of complicity in the illegal importation of increasingly scarce and highly valuable Siamese rosewood. As Cambodia told the secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Phnom Penh imposed a harvesting ban on endangered hardwood trees such as the Siamese rosewood (D. cochinchinensis) […]

Lao morning news for September 27

Lao morning news for September 27

Laos Dam Impact Assessment ‘Plagiarized’ Parts of an environmental impact assessment for the controversial Pak Lay dam in Laos was copied word for word from an assessment of the equally contentious Pak Beng dam, an advocacy group has claimed. – VOA Leaders sign condolence book, lay wreath for late Vietnamese President Secretary General of the […]

Cambodia morning news for September 27

Cambodia morning news for September 27

UNDP report finds 35% of Cambodians still mired in poverty Thirty-five per cent of Cambodians are still living in poverty, with the rural population making up the majority, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative […]

Indonesia morning news for September 27

Indonesia morning news for September 27

Indonesian Gov’t Confused: Postpone Power Projects or Not? Based on the latest reports – and contrary to earlier plans – the Indonesian government will not postpone the development of 15,200 MW of power projects. — Indonesia Investments Indomaret tops retailer list with US$4.89b in sales Convenient store chain Indomaret and Indomaret Point, owned by retail […]

Singapore morning news for September 27

Singapore morning news for September 27

Training facility opens at Tuas Naval Base, as two Singapore navy warships become ready for action A new training facility was opened at Tuas Naval Base on Wednesday (Sept 26) to prepare sailors for operations on board Singapore’s latest home-built high-tech warships, as another two of the fleet became ready for action. — Straits Times […]

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