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 […]

Cambodia morning news for September 18

Cambodia morning news for September 18

Cambodian Political Commentator Hit With New Charges, Goes Into Hiding A Cambodian political commentator and critic of Hun Sen has been hit with new criminal charges a month after completing a prison sentence for defamation, and has gone into hiding, fearing arrest, sources say. — Radio Free Asia Launch of Cambodia’s first laptop can inspire […]

Indonesia morning news for September 18

Indonesia morning news for September 18

Indonesia Likely to Get Rp5.9tn from IMF-World Bank Meetings National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) head Bambang Brodjonegoro estimated the direct economic impact of the upcoming IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings could reach Rp5.9 trillion in 2017-2018. — Tempo Indonesia records US$1.02 billion trade deficit in August Indonesia recorded a trade deficit of US$1.02 billion in August […]

Cambodia morning news for September 17

Cambodia morning news for September 17

Chinese gambling boom looms over Cambodia’s Kampot Kampot is one of Cambodia’s cultural jewels, but as George Styllis writes, a flood of Chinese gambling money is making residents of this small sleepy town nervous. — BBC Foreign Influence: How Cambodia’s government is recruiting students in Australia Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is extending its […]

Indonesia morning news for September 17

Indonesia morning news for September 17

Militants free 3 Indonesian hostages in southern Philippines Muslim militants have freed three Indonesian men they kidnapped at sea early last year off Malaysia then brought them to their jungle hideouts in the southern Philippines, officials said Sunday. — Associated Press Bali prepares 30 helicopters for heads of state for IMF-WB meeting As many as […]

Cambodia morning news for September 14

Cambodia morning news for September 14

Cambodian NGOs Reject Invitation to Regional Forum on Proposed Lao Dams A Cambodian coalition of NGOs dedicated to raising public awareness about the risks associated with dams on the Mekong River said Thursday that it will boycott a regional stakeholder forum for two proposed hydropower projects in Laos because its concerns were ignored by the […]

Indonesia morning news for September 14

Indonesia morning news for September 14

Indonesia Wins IMF Backing for Response to Emerging Market Rout The International Monetary Fund backed Indonesia’s response to a selloff in its currency, saying higher interest rates and foreign-exchange intervention were appropriate steps to help lessen the volatility. — Bloomberg Indonesian mine watchdog sues government for concession maps Environmental activists are suing the Indonesian government […]