Cambodia Morning News For May 11

Cambodia Morning News For May 11

Phnom Penh Post Apocalypse (photo special) It didn’t take long for any guarantees by the new owner of Post Media to respect the editorial independence of his new purchase to fly out the window. — AEC News Today Cambodia economy to grow 6.9 pct this year, driven by exports – World Bank Cambodia’s economy is […]

Vietnam Morning News For May 11

Vietnam Morning News For May 11

Vietnam jails Facebook user for posts seen as anti-state propaganda Vietnam has jailed a Facebook user for 4-1/2 years over posts that “distorted” the political situation in the Southeast Asian country, a branch of the ruling Communist Party said. — Reuters Vietnam arrests oil execs as anti-graft sweep broadens Vietnam arrested the chairman and chief […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 11

Malaysia Morning News For May 11

What mattered in GE14: campaigns, Islam, 1MDB, cost of living To kick off our live blog of Malaysia’s momentous 14th general election (GE14), we asked six experts of Malaysian studies to contribute their thoughts on what stood out most about the campaign. — New Mandala Mahathir to focus on economy, trade after being sworn in […]

Cambodia Morning News For May 10

Cambodia Morning News For May 10

NGOs, Rights Groups Slam Takeover of Cambodia’s ‘Last Independent Paper’ In a statement released on Wednesday, Cambodian civil society organizations slammed the takeover by a government-linked businessman of The Phnom Penh Post, calling the move and the subsequent firings or resignations of large numbers of its staff a “blow to press freedom” in the country. […]

Vietnam Morning News For May 10

Vietnam Morning News For May 10

Vietnam stock valuations seen as pricey after IPO binge Vietnam has just celebrated its two biggest IPOs and its first-ever ranking as Southeast Asia’s hottest capital market. — The Borneo Post Adidas sees ongoing sourcing shift from China to Vietnam The chief executive of Adidas expects a shift in its sourcing of footwear from China […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 10

Malaysia Morning News For May 10

Mahathir-led opposition declares victory MALAYSIA’S Opposition Pakatan Harapan (PH) on Wednesday night said it has won enough parliamentary seats in Malaysia’s general election to form the next government, but the Election Commission said no party has simple majority of 112 seats as of 1.42 am, with 47 seats yet to be confirmed. — Business Times […]

Cambodia Morning News For May 9

Cambodia Morning News For May 9

As China’s Influence Grows in Cambodia, Analysts Urge Caution Hun Sen defended the country relationship with China, saying other countries were “jealous” of Beijing’s rise. — VOA Cambodia Election Watchdog Slams Cambodia Ruling Party Official For Labeling Non-Voters ‘Traitors’ The head of an election watchdog in Cambodia on Tuesday slammed a senior official from the […]

Vietnam Morning News For May 9

Vietnam Morning News For May 9

Vietnam asks China to withdraw military equipment from South China Sea Vietnam requested on Tuesday that China withdraw military equipment from the South China Sea, following media reports this month that China had installed missiles there. — Channel NewsAsia Vietnam’s pepper export to India skyrockets Vietnam’s pepper export turnover to India posted a year-on-year whopping […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 9

Malaysia Morning News For May 9

Malaysia’s ruling coalition losing ground, but could still win: survey Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling coalition has lost more ground in the lead-up to Wednesday’s general election, but it could still win enough parliamentary seats to cling on to power, a survey by an independent polling firm said. — Reuters Massive Police Presence To […]

Cambodia Morning News For May 8

Cambodia Morning News For May 8

New Phnom Penh Post Owner Turns Terminator Decrying Sabotage, Ethics Editor-in-chief, Kay Kimsong, business editor Brendan O’Byrne, and sub-editor Ananth Baliga are the first casualties at The Phnom Penh Post following its sale to Malaysian businessman Sivakumar S Ganapathy last week and announced over the weekend. — AEC News Today Tax cuts promised for SMEs […]

Vietnam Morning News For May 8

Vietnam Morning News For May 8

Zero cases of illegal fishing since 2018 beginning No Vietnamese fishing boats have indulged in illegal fishing since the beginning of 2018. — Bizhub Electronics industry key to exports Vietnam has reached a four-month record trade surplus, with firms operating in the electronics industry acting as one of the key drivers of the country’s export-import […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 8

Malaysia Morning News For May 8

Malaysia’s trade numbers driven by exports MALAYSIA’S trade has not been impacted by the global trade tensions, despite the country’s lower total trade revenue recorded in March. — The Malaysian Reserve Foreign funds sell RM438.4mil of Malaysian shares ahead of GE14 Global investors turned net seller for the first time in four weeks in the […]