Public opinion brings the hammer down on elephant rides at Angkor Wat

Public opinion brings the hammer down on elephant rides at Angkor Wat

In a rare win for animals visitors to Cambodia’s iconic Angkor Wat temple will no longer be able to view the ruins from atop an elephant. The decision to ban elephant rides at Angkor Wat came in the wake of a Change.org petition containing 185,474 signatures calling for an end to the the practice being […]

Myanmar morning news for June 14

Myanmar morning news for June 14

Emerging Opportunities in Myanmar’s Construction Sector Myanmar’s economy is expected to register a 6.9 percent growth in 2019, following a previous slow down due to political reasons. — Asean Briefing Myanmar to allow private plantations to export timber The government will allow trees grown in plantations owned by the private sector and state-owned companies to […]

Vietnam morning news for June 14

Vietnam morning news for June 14

Vietnam creates optimal conditions for foreign investors: NA leader Vietnam is willing to create favourable conditions for foreign companies, including those from the US, to invest and expand business and production in the country, said Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Phung Quoc Hien. — NDO Ministry issues ICT reference framework for smart city development […]

Malaysia morning news for June 14

Malaysia morning news for June 14

Approved FDI in Q1 up 73% to RM29.3b, says Guan Eng Approved foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first quarter of 2019 surged by 73.4% to RM29.30bil from RM16.90bil a year ago, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said. — The Star Online Transport Ministry caps bus fares between KL and Seremban at RM6.50 Bus companies […]

Myanmar morning news for June 13

Myanmar morning news for June 13

Myanmar sends over 30,000 workers to work abroad in May Myanmar sent 30,326 workers to work abroad legally in May, according to the country’s Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population Wednesday. — Xinhua Yangon Lawmakers Reject 3 Regional Govt Proposals Worth $10 Million Regional government wanted funds earmarked in fiscal 2019-20 budget for new police […]

Vietnam morning news for June 13

Vietnam morning news for June 13

Vietnam ramps up pressure on Google’s YouTube advertisers Vietnam has asked companies not to advertise on videos hosted by Google’s YouTube that contain “anti-state propaganda,” state media said on Wednesday (Jun 12), as the Southeast Asian country ramps up pressure on global tech giants. — Channel NewsAsia Vietnam’s plastic import rises slightly in 5 months […]

Malaysia morning news for June 13

Malaysia morning news for June 13

Penang’s approved investment of RM8.8 billion in Q1 highest in Malaysia Penang recorded RM8.8 billion of total approved manufacturing investment in the first quarter of this year, up 768 per cent year-on-year and surpassed 2018’s amount of RM5.6 billion. — New Straits Times Malaysia welcomes investments that raise skills, wages: Lim Malaysia will welcome any […]

Myanmar morning news for June 12

Myanmar morning news for June 12

Myanmar gets additional rice export quota Myanmar needs to export rice to China before October as quickly as possible as Myanmar has got an additional rice export quota of 100,000 tons from China, said Aung Htoo, Deputy Minister for Commerce, at a coordination meeting on the export of rice to China via sea, at the […]

Vietnam morning news for June 12

Vietnam morning news for June 12

Hanoi to curb fake ‘Made-in-Vietnam’ goods Hanoi has vowed to crack down on manufacturers illegally using “Made in Vietnam” labels on items destined for America to dodge punishing tariffs as the US-China trade spat drags on. — The Asean post Vietnam posts $1.3bn trade deficit in May, matches forecast Vietnam had a trade deficit of […]

Malaysia morning news for June 12

Malaysia morning news for June 12

Approved investments rise to RM53.9b in Q1, up 3.1% year on year Malaysia registered a total of RM53.9 billion approved investments in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors for the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019), 3.1% higher than the RM52.3 billion recorded in the same period last year. — The Sun Daily Malaysia set […]

Myanmar morning news for June 11

Myanmar morning news for June 11

Few foreign fuel investments, but more Yangon Petrol stations planned: Chief Minister The Yangon Region Government will increase efforts to allow more Yangon Petrol Co (YP) fuel stations to open in response to high demand, regional government officials said at its annual press conference last week. — Myanmar Times Better implementation of the law needed […]

Vietnam morning news for June 11

Vietnam morning news for June 11

Vietnam to crackdown on Chinese goods relabelled to beat U.S. tariffs Vietnam has said it will crackdown on goods of Chinese origin illegally relabelled “Made in Vietnam” by exporters seeking to avoid U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. — Today Online Vietnam’s e-commerce to surge in 2020 Vietnam’s e-commerce growth reached 30 percent […]

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