Vietnam morning news for June 5

Vietnam morning news for June 5

Vietnam’s rubber export rises in 5 months Vietnam gained 673 million U.S. dollars from exporting 495,000 tons of rubber in the first five months of this year, seeing respective year-on-year increases of 4 percent and 11.9 percent. — Xinhua Vietnam lawmakers say no to overnight alcohol ban The parliament has rejected a curfew on the […]

Malaysia morning news for June 5

Malaysia morning news for June 5

Sarawak CM says working on essential infrastructure The state government is giving priority to providing basic amenities such as water and electricity supply as well as upgrading road networks in the rural and coastal areas, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg. — Malay Mail Urgent inter-government action needed to save Sumatran rhinoceros (video) One […]

Urgent inter-government action needed to save Sumatran rhinoceros (video)

One of the world’s leading conservation biologists has warned that without greater cooperation between Malaysia and Indonesia the Sumatran rhinoceros will become extinct. The call for increased urgency follows the death last week of Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhinoceros, 30-year-old ‘Tam’ at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah. The death leaves just one Sumatran rhinoceros […]

Myanmar morning news for June 4

Myanmar morning news for June 4

Myanmar to implement sky train project in Yangon, calls public cooperation Myanmar’s Yangon regional government is planning to implement a sky train project in Yangon, calling on public cooperation to ensure the accomplishment in a legal format, according to the Ministry of Transport and Communications Monday. — Xinhua Trade deficit falls for first time since […]

Vietnam morning news for June 4

Vietnam morning news for June 4

Ho Chi Minh City calls for investment to build $210 million financial hub HCMC is soliciting investment to build a VND4.9 trillion ($210 million) financial, banking and trade center in Thu Thiem New Urban Area. — VnExpress Vietnamese outbound investments reach US$183 million According to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and […]

Malaysia morning news for June 4

Malaysia morning news for June 4

Malaysia’s exports rise 1.1% in April, trade surplus shrinks 16.6% Malaysia’s exports in April 2019 recorded an increase of 1.1% to RM85.2 billion year-on-year, driven by growth in exports to Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan and the US.According to the Department of Statistics, exports to these countries expanded by RM1.2 billion to Singapore, — The Sun […]

Myanmar morning news for June 3

Myanmar morning news for June 3

Myanmar grants visa-on-arrival to 6 more countries to boost tourism Myanmar will grant visa-on-arrival to six more countries beginning Oct. 1 as a relaxation of restriction on entry into the country to boost tourism, according to a statement of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. — Xinhua Myanmar risks return to money-laundering watchlist Myanmar has […]

Vietnam morning news for June 3

Vietnam morning news for June 3

Vietnam to achieve a breakthrough in building e-government: PM PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc thanked AFD for supporting Vietnamese experts and agencies in implementing e-government. — The Hanoitimes Viettel becomes one of world’s biggest telcos Since 2000, Viettel has earned an accumulated revenue of more than VND1.78 quadrillion (US$76.5 billion), and VND334 trillion (US$14.3 billion) in […]

Malaysia morning news for June 3

Malaysia morning news for June 3

Drop in govt debt due to cost rationalisation of overpriced projects Cost rationalisation of overpriced projects was why the government had been successful in reducing the nation’s overall debt and liabilities to 75.4% last year, says Lim Guan Eng. — The Star Online Malaysia — a trade war safe haven? Is Malaysia an unlikely safe […]

Myanmar morning news for May 31

Myanmar morning news for May 31

Myanmar earns the lowest tobacco tax revenue in Asean region Myanmar manufactures 10 billion cigarettes every year, and the government should increase cigarette tax as the tax revenue is the lowest among the ASEAN countries, Dr. Than Sein, the President of Public Health Foundation told the media after the ceremony to mark the World No […]

Vietnam morning news for May 31

Vietnam morning news for May 31

Vietnam parliament rejects $171 mln allocation for expressway debt The National Assembly has refused to prioritize a VND4 trillion ($171 mln) budget allocation to help pay Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway dues. — VnExpress Vietnam teacher arrested for Facebook posts ‘undermining state’ A Vietnamese music teacher has been arrested for posting material on Facebook “aimed at undermining” […]

Malaysia morning news for May 31

Malaysia morning news for May 31

Malaysia PM proposes common Asia trading currency East Asia should consider a common regional trading currency based on gold to promote commerce, and free the region from relying on dollar transactions, Malaysia’s prime minister said yesterday. — Borneo Bulletin Malaysia will continue to use Huawei’s technology: Mahathir Malaysia is unperturbed with the allegation of spying […]