Thailand morning news for March 22

Thailand morning news for March 22

Army Has Sent Soldiers to Raid Election Candidates’ Homes BANGKOK — Politicians from both sides of the fence said Thursday their homes had been searched by armed soldiers this past week. — Khaosod English Traffic tickets soar on nonchalant drivers The number of traffic tickets issued jumped 39% to 11.7 million in 2018 and a […]

Indonesia morning news for March 21

Indonesia morning news for March 21

Indonesia flood death toll crosses 100, dozens still missing The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia’s Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said on Wednesday. — AL Jazeera Indonesia strengthens its presence in Africa through deeper economic ties Last April, the Indonesian government […]

Cambodia morning news for March 21

Cambodia morning news for March 21

PM Hun Sen: EBA Can’t Make Cambodia Rich (Video inside) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme could not make Cambodia rich, only self-determination can, speaking before tens of thousands of workers in Pursat province, west of Cambodia. — Fresh News PM Holds 66th Gathering with Factory […]

Singapore morning news for March 21

Singapore morning news for March 21

Singapore awaiting supporting documents for Sri Lanka’s extradition request Singapore is waiting for certain documents and information before it can consider Sri Lanka’s request to extradite its former central bank chief Arjuna Mahendran. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Singapore exports recover but too early to cheer: Maybank Singapore’s exports recovered in February following three straight […]

Thailand morning news for March 21

Thailand morning news for March 21

Thailand election: A vote for a hybrid democracy The army had failed to do the job properly during the previous attempt, in 2006, one of the coup leaders told us in 2014. This time we will fix things so we never have to intervene again, he said. — BBC News How Thailand Became the World’s […]

Indonesia morning news for March 20

Indonesia morning news for March 20

Indonesia prepares to take dispute with EU on palm oil to WTO The government is preparing to take its latest dispute with the European Union on crude palm oil (CPO) to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a bid to settle to issue. — The Jakarta Post Bengkulu exports agricultural commodities to China and Thailand […]

Cambodia morning news for March 20

Cambodia morning news for March 20

Five More Former Opposition Leaders Re-enter Politics Samdech Say Chhum, Acting Head of State and President of Senate, granted the rights to re-enter politics to five more former opposition leaders of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), according to the separate royal decrees dated Tuesday. — Fresh News Uncoordinated efforts leave Cambodia foreign policy […]

Singapore morning news for March 20

Singapore morning news for March 20

Plans for ‘proper debate’ on issues like hate speech, race and religion in Parliament next month: Shanmugam There are plans to have a “proper debate” in Parliament on issues such as race, religion and hate speech early next month, according to Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Tuesday (Mar 19). — Channel NewsAsia […]

Thailand morning news for March 20

Thailand morning news for March 20

Somkid says 5G infrastructure a priority Thailand must adopt 5G technology next year to prevent the country from lagging behind Vietnam, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak warned on Monday after a meeting with state enterprises. — Bangkok Post Premchai jail term throws up surprises A 16-month jail term handed to construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta by […]

Cambodia morning news for March 19

Cambodia morning news for March 19

Cambodia Investigating Employment Status of Chinese Nationals Amid Complaints of Lost Jobs Cambodia’s government is investigating the employment status of Chinese nationals operating businesses in Sihanoukville province, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said Monday, amid complaints by local residents who say they are losing work to the immigrants. — Radio Free Asia Cambodia squeezes online speech […]

Indonesia morning news for March 19

Indonesia morning news for March 19

Indonesia urges residents and tourists in Lombok to remain calm The Indonesian Government has urged local residents and tourists to remain calm and not get influenced by rumours and misleading information in response to the 5.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked Lombok Island Sunday, March 17. — Antara News Flash Floods, Earthquake in Indonesia Kill Over 80 […]

Singapore morning news for March 19

Singapore morning news for March 19

Singapore’s 2019 GDP growth forecast to moderate to 2.4% on external headwinds The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is expecting Singapore’s GDP growth to moderate to 2.4% in 2019 from 3.2% in the previous year, against the backdrop of a more challenging environment for exports and the manufacturing sector. — The […]

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