Cambodia morning news for September 25

Cambodia morning news for September 25

Taskforce guards Kem Sokha’s home A taskforce has been created to guard former opposition leader Kem Sokha who was released on bail earlier this month and confined to a four-block radius around his home in the capital, according to a document obtained by Khmer Times yesterday. – Khmer Times Constitutional amendments debated on 25th anniversary […]

Indonesia morning news for September 25

Indonesia morning news for September 25

AGO detains ex-Pertamina boss The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) detained on Monday the former president director of state-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina, Karen Agustiawan, who had been named a graft suspect in early April. – The Jakarta Post Bank Indonesia to maintain its reference rate: Economists Bank Indonesia is expected to maintain its seven-day […]

Singapore morning news for September 25

Singapore morning news for September 25

Singapore Imposes Fines, Restrictions Over Uber-Grab Deal Regulators fined ride-hailing firms Grab Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. and imposed operating restrictions on the former after ruling that a merger earlier this year was anticompetitive. – The Wall Street Journal Uber, Grab Singapore Fine Shines Spotlight on M&A Notice Rules Singapore’s first-of-its-kind fine Sept. 24 against […]

Cambodia morning news for September 24

Cambodia morning news for September 24

James Ricketson flies home to Sydney after more than a year in Cambodian jail Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has touched down on Australian soil after Cambodian authorities pardoned his espionage conviction and deported him from the kingdom. — ABC News Ministry holds workshop on ASF control The recent outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in […]

Indonesia morning news for September 24

Indonesia morning news for September 24

Indonesia presidential contenders vow peaceful campaign Campaigning for Indonesia’s presidential election officially began Sunday with the two contenders releasing white doves and vowing a peaceful race as concerns simmer the campaign will sharpen religious and ethnic divides. — Associated Press Amazon plans 14 trillion-rupiah investment in Indonesia American tech giant Amazon is planning a 14 […]

Singapore morning news for September 24

Singapore morning news for September 24

Singapore Air takes delivery of jet for world’s longest flight Singapore Airlines took delivery of the Airbus SE A350-900 ultra long range aircraft to start a non-stop service to New York, a journey of about 19 hours that will become the world’s longest. — The Edge Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong warns against online scam […]

Cambodia morning news for September 21

Cambodia morning news for September 21

Hun Sen Rejects Speculation Cambodia Could Lose UN Seat Prime Minister Hun Sen has rejected criticism of his government’s legitimacy and speculation that Cambodia’s seat at the United Nations could be suspended over the country’s move to one-party politics. — VOA ‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project “I’m Cambodian, I’m not illegal […]

Indonesia morning news for September 21

Indonesia morning news for September 21

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new palm oil plantations Indonesia’s president has signed a moratorium on new palm oil development and ordered a review of existing plantations, an official said Thursday, in a blow to an industry blamed for environmental destruction and worker exploitation. — Associated Press Amazon in market entry talks with Indonesian government: Report […]

Singapore morning news for September 21

Singapore morning news for September 21

Singapore panel recommends regulation of tech firms over fake news A Singapore parliamentary committee said on Thursday the government should consider legislation to ensure technology companies rein in online fake news and that those responsible are punished. — Reuters Public can attend Committee of Inquiry public hearings on SingHealth cyberattack The Committee of Inquiry (COI) […]

Cambodia morning news for September 20

Cambodia morning news for September 20

Bogus threat to suspend Cambodia’s UN seat raises PM’s hackles The European Union is not plotting to have Cambodia thrown out of the United Nations, despite what one Phnom Penh newspaper recently reported, and what the Cambodian government now believes. — AEC News Today Prime Minister Hun Sen ready for UNGA speech Prime Minister Hun […]

Indonesia morning news for September 20

Indonesia morning news for September 20

Sri Mulyani Blames Oil for Weak Rupiah Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the unmet oil lifting target, and the declining volume, adds pressure to the rupiah exchange rate. The two factors, she said, makes it difficult for the rupiah to rebound. — Tempo Indonesia issues new rules for palm oil and other commodity […]

Singapore morning news for September 20

Singapore morning news for September 20

Online hiring up 3% in July E-recruitment activity across industries in Singapore rose 3% YoY in July, mainly backed by the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), IT, and business process outsourcing (BPO) sectors, data from recruitment firm Monster revealed. — Singapore Business Review Singapore-China ties: Breaking new ground 2018 marks an important milestone in […]

Bogus threat to suspend Cambodia’s UN seat raises PM’s hackles

Bogus threat to suspend Cambodia’s UN seat raises PM’s hackles

The European Union is not plotting to have Cambodia thrown out of the United Nations, despite what one Phnom Penh newspaper recently reported, and what the Cambodian government now believes. A story the Phnom Penh Post published on September 17 reported that a human rights-related resolution the European Parliament adopted four days earlier was threatening […]

Cambodia morning news for September 19

Cambodia morning news for September 19

Crop of new legislators sworn in to parliament Thirty-eight lawmakers are due to take their seats in the National Assembly on Wednesday to replace those from the previous mandate who had resigned in order to take up other posts in the government. — Phnom Penh Post Cambodia’s Former Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Blasts ‘Attempt to […]

Indonesia morning news for September 19

Indonesia morning news for September 19

Indonesia Billionaire Family Reshuffles Empire on Currency Rout Southeast Asia’s billionaire Riady family is reshuffling its health-care holdings as its core property business grapples with the emerging-market rout. — Bloomberg Indonesia foreign worker reform unlikely prior to election Controversy has surrounded revision of Indonesia’s foreign worker regulations ever since a presidential regulation (PP20) on the […]

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