Malaysia morning news for March 25

Malaysia morning news for March 25

Sarawak set to be first to use hydrogen fuel-powered buses in Malaysia Sarawak will become the first state in Malaysia to introduce hydrogen fuel-powered buses, which will also act as a new tourist attraction, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Open. — New Sarawak Tribune Water shortage in six Malaysian states expected, rationing […]

Myanmar morning news for March 22

Myanmar morning news for March 22

China’s gender gap sees young women from Myanmar sold as brides into sexual slavery Seng Moon was 16 when she was trafficked from Myanmar’s Kachin State to south-western China and sold to a Chinese family as a bride. — ABC Myanmar permits over 100 foreign investments in 5 months Myanmar Investment Committee (MIC) permitted 109 […]

Lao morning news for March 22

Lao morning news for March 22

China’s US$7 billion railway link to Laos is almost half done, on schedule to begin service in 2021 China’s railway line to Laos is almost half complete, putting it on schedule to begin service in December 2021, said the chief of Lao Railways. — South China Morning Post Villagers in Laos Refuse Dam Developer’s Compensation […]

Vietnam morning news for March 22

Vietnam morning news for March 22

Vietnam is the region’s fintech hub Vietnam’s strong economic growth in recent years has led to the flourishing of the nation’s digital economy. The country’s economy in 2017 was deemed to be one of the best performing in the region. Its economy saw a 6.8 percent increase in gross domestic product (GDP) – higher than […]

Malaysia morning news for March 22

Malaysia morning news for March 22

World happiness index: Malaysia plunges from No 35 to 80 in one year Malaysia is ranked the 80th happiest nation in the 2019 World Happiness Report, a massive drop of 45 places compared with 2018 when it was ranked 35th. — The Star Online Malaysia has never allowed dual citizenships Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin […]

Lao morning news for March 21

Lao morning news for March 21

Lao PDR Granted Japanese Grant Aid Of USD 8.9 Million The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth JPY 1 billion (USD 8.9 million) to the Lao PDR to support its socio-economic development. — KPL Govt concludes observations on implementing child rights’ convention Laos remains committed to realising the rights of the child with […]

Myanmar morning news for March 21

Myanmar morning news for March 21

Industry proposes reducing visa restrictions for western tourists Discussions will be made with the relevant departments to reduce visa restrictions on western travelers, said U Yan Win, chair of Myanmar Tourism Federation. — Myanmar Times Myanmar: Avocado prices hampered by poor harvesting techniques Growers of avocados in Myanmar are suffering from poor prices for their […]

Vietnam morning news for March 21

Vietnam morning news for March 21

Vietnam sees bright prospects for rice exports Rice exports are expected to recover in the second quarter of this year, boosted by encouraging market signs. — VNA NET Vietnam hikes retail electricity prices by 8.36 percent – ministry Vietnam has raised its retail electricity prices by 8.36 percent to an average of 1,864.4 dong ($0.0804) […]

Malaysia morning news for March 21

Malaysia morning news for March 21

Malaysia to stop buying European products? Malaysia said it would stop importing several European products. This is in retaliation against the European Union’s (EU) ban on palm oil from Malaysia. — New Straits Times 5,848 victims of chemical pollution treated since March 8 PUTRAJAYA: A total of 5,848 patients were treated since March 8 due […]

Lao morning news for March 20

Lao morning news for March 20

Authorities report UXO clearance funding shortfall The government requires an additional US$4.5 million this year to effectively carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) operations including mine surveys and clearance along with risk education and victim assistance. — Vientiane Times Electricity agency, Laos renew PPAs State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) has signed two renewal power […]

Myanmar morning news for March 20

Myanmar morning news for March 20

Industry proposes reducing visa restrictions for western tourists Discussions will be made with the relevant departments to reduce visa restrictions on western travelers, said U Yan Win, chair of Myanmar Tourism Federation. — Myanmar Times Tourism, infrastructure collateral damage in Rakhine fighting Just weeks after State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi touted Rakhine tourism […]

Vietnam morning news for March 20

Vietnam morning news for March 20

Power efficiency programme aims at 7 percent cut in consumption Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a national programme on efficient and economical use of power in 2019-2030, aiming to save 5-7 percent of power consumption nationwide from 2019-2025. — VNA NET Vietnam grows fastest in mobile payment among emerging countries Among emerging countries, […]

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