Myanmar morning news for September 3

Myanmar morning news for September 3

Lawmaker seeks sanctions against steel factory Business executives responsible for unpaid debts totalling K9.50 billion (US$5.97 million) for the construction of the state-owned Myingyan steel mill should be sanctioned for overspending, a Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) legislator said. — Myanmar Times Malaysian investors attracted to Myanmar despite rift over Rakhine Investors from Malaysia say they […]

Vietnam morning news for September 3

Vietnam morning news for September 3

Vietnam Airlines Receives Permission to Operate United States Flights Vietnam Airlines (VN/HVN) has received permission from the United States Department of Transportation to begin flights between its hubs in Vietnam and the United States. The airline has also received fifth freedom rights for routes on which it will include a stopover between the two countries. […]

Malaysia morning news for September 3

Malaysia morning news for September 3

Minister: Trade groups yet to see signs of non-Muslim business boycott Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution said there has not been any reported effect of the call to boycott halal products sold by non-Muslims. — Malay Mail Malaysia urges citizens to obey Australian immigration law after report of 33,000 asylum […]

Myanmar morning news for September 2

Myanmar morning news for September 2

Myanmar army says to punish soldiers in Rohingya atrocities probe Myanmar’s army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United Nations says was executed with “genocidal intent”. — The Daily Star PTT wins deal […]

Vietnam morning news for September 2

Vietnam morning news for September 2

Investors expect positive changes in Vietnam’s PPP investment law The absence of guarantees related to minimum returns and foreign exchange risks have kept investors away from Vietnam’s large transport infrastructure projects. — The Hanoitimes Vietnam’s surprise GDP revision risks damaging economic credibility At the stroke of a pen, the Communist-ruled country is revising upward the […]

Malaysia morning news for September 2

Malaysia morning news for September 2

MTUC proposes RM500 cost of living allowance, higher retirement age The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has proposed an immediate introduction of a RM500 minimum monthly cost of living allowance (COLA) for all workers and to increase the mandatory retirement age to 65 in its Budget 2020 proposals. — The Sun Daily Fixed and mobile […]

Myanmar morning news for August 30

Myanmar morning news for August 30

Myanmar’s Second Biggest City Receives Smart City Award 2019 Mandalay, the historic royal capital, has been undergoing a high-tech, e-government makeover since 2017–efforts a government-tech award summit in Bangkok recognized. — Irrawaddy Thailand’s top court upholds Myanmar workers’ death penalty in British backpacker murders Two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the murder of […]

Vietnam morning news for August 30

Vietnam morning news for August 30

Vietnam posts US$1.7 billion worth of trade surplus in August Vietnam enjoyed a trade surplus of US$1.7 billion in August, raising the total trade surplus in the first eight months of this year to US$3.4 billion, the General Statistics Office announced on August 29. — NDO Vietnam can’t cut China industry links over 5G issue […]

Malaysia morning news for August 30

Malaysia morning news for August 30

KL drops to 35th place on Safest City list, Singapore ranked second Kuala Lumpur has ranked below average as a safe place to live in while six other cities in the Asia-Pacific (Apac) made it to the top 10 safest cities list according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). — Malay Mail […]

Myanmar morning news for August 29

Myanmar morning news for August 29

Myanmar Army Sues Kachin Pastor Over Comments Made to US President Trump The Myanmar military has filed a lawsuit against an ethnic Kachin religious leader for comments he made about human rights violations by soldiers in the Southeast Asian nation during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in July, in the latest defamation complaint […]

Vietnam morning news for August 29

Vietnam morning news for August 29

Google to shift Pixel smartphone production from China to Vietnam as sales soar Google is moving aggressively to shift production of its Pixel smartphone from China to Vietnam as it seeks to build a low-cost supply chain in Southeast Asia that will serve as a springboard for its growing hardware ambitions. — Nikkei Asian Review […]

Malaysia morning news for August 29

Malaysia morning news for August 29

National connectivity plan give equal Internet access to urban, rural folk – Gobind The Cabinet has approved the implementation of an RM21.6-billion national connectivity plan that gives equal access to the Internet for both the urban and rural population in the effort to reduce the digital divide, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo announced […]