Myanmar morning news for July 20

Myanmar morning news for July 20

Myanmar Holds Muted Martyrs’ Day Tribute to Fallen Independence Heroes Myanmar’s public marked one of the Southeast Asian nation’s darkest moments on Sunday with tributes to slain independence heroes, though the annual Martyrs’ Day gatherings were muted by the coronavirus pandemic due to social distancing measures. — VOA Myanmar Military Chief Affirms Support for China’s […]

Vietnam morning news for July 20

Vietnam morning news for July 20

Vietnam Airlines looks for assistance amid COVID-19 Dragged by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the national carrier Vietnam Airlines is seeking measures to ease pressure on its cash liquidity. — Viet Nam News Trade surplus reaches record of $5.46 billion Việt Nam’s import and export activities recovered strongly in June, signalling a more optimistic […]

Malaysia morning news for July 20

Malaysia morning news for July 20

Malaysian growers move online during COVID-19 pandemic Malaysian farmers have gone online to sell their produce instead of disposing of tons of fresh fruit and vegetables every day after Malaysia imposed a Movement Control Order (MCO) in March to limit the spread of coronavirus in the country. — Fresh Plaza End-month payout set for BKSS […]

Myanmar morning news for July 17

Myanmar morning news for July 17

COVID-19 lockdown in Myanmar exposes precarious position of LGBTQI population In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working to support those people. — UN News Myanmar border trade using individual trading cards exceeds 24mil USD in […]

Vietnam morning news for July 17

Vietnam morning news for July 17

Vietnam dismisses China claims of East Sea activity over 2,000 years ago Vietnam Thursday dismissed Chinese claims of East Sea activities dating back 2,000 years plus and called for all countries to respect international law. — VnExpess Will We See a US-Vietnam Strategic Partnership? Common concerns over China’s have brought the United States and Vietnam […]

Malaysia morning news for July 17

Malaysia morning news for July 17

433 new investment projects worth RM97.4b identified – Azmin Ali The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has identified 433 new projects which have the potential to bring in RM97.4 billion worth of new investment to the country, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali (pix) today. — The Sun Daily Amid […]

Myanmar morning news for July 16

Myanmar morning news for July 16

Myanmar puts a hold on international flights until at least October According to Myanmar’s National Tourism Development Central Committee vice-president, Myanmar’s airports are unlikely to re-open to international commercial flights until at least October this year. — The Thaiger Myanmar Plan to Breed Protected Species in Captivity Draws Criticism Myanmar’s conservation ministry is considering captive […]

Vietnam morning news for July 16

Vietnam morning news for July 16

Vietnam reports eight foreign experts tested positive for Covid-19, total 381 Eight Russian experts quarantined in southern Vietnam have been confirmed as the country’s latest Covid-19 patients, taking the national tally to 381. — Vietnam Insider Vietnam’s transport ministry proposes reopening Asia air routes from August The first regular flights from Vietnam to some international […]

Malaysia morning news for July 16

Malaysia morning news for July 16

Malaysia’s tourism faces RM45 bln in losses due to Covid-19 – Nancy The country’s tourism sector is estimated to suffer losses amounting to RM45 billion this year as a result of the closure of the country’s borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. — The Borneo […]

Myanmar morning news for July 15

Myanmar morning news for July 15

Myanmar Extends COVID-19 Restrictions Until July 31 Myanmar will remain out of bounds to foreign visitors as the country extends travel and gathering restrictions. — Irrawaddy B1.4bn loan for Myanmar power grids A concessional loan worth 1.45 billion baht to help Myanmar improve its electricity system has been approved by the government, according to an […]

Vietnam morning news for July 15

Vietnam morning news for July 15

Vietnam Airlines wants $500 mln government bailout Vietnam Airlines is seeking an urgent VND12 trillion ($518 million) bailout from the government as the coronavirus continues to hit its revenues. — VnExpress Vietnamese investors in Laos discuss measures to cope with COVID-19 Vietnamese enterprises investing and doing business in Laos needed to apply online solutions in […]

Malaysia morning news for July 15

Malaysia morning news for July 15

Malaysia’s jobless shot up to 826,100 in MCO-era in May, most unemployment in 2020 yet The country’s unemployment rate rose to its highest point this year to reach 5.3 per cent in May, with the number of jobless Malaysians also reaching a high of 826,100 that month, the latest official statistics has shown. — Malay […]