Malaysia morning news for July 2

Malaysia morning news for July 2

Penang official: Withholding 20 sen fee for plastic bags could cost supermarkets licences Authorities will pursue supermarkets that fail to submit the 20 sen collected for each plastic bag sold as part of a campaign to reduce single-use plastics in the state, said Phee Boon Poh. — Malay Mail Malaysia’s Health Ministry suspends licence of […]

Myanmar morning news for July 1

Myanmar morning news for July 1

US calls for end to mobile data blackout in two Myanmar states The United States on Saturday (Jun 29) urged an immediate end to a mobile data blackout in parts of two Myanmar states, saying a service restoration would help provide transparency to what the government says are law enforcement actions to avert unrest. — […]

Vietnam morning news for July 1

Vietnam morning news for July 1

Vietnam and European Union sign free-trade agreement The deal will see the EU lift 85 per cent of its tariffs on Vietnamese goods, while Vietnam will lift 49 per cent of its import duties on EU exports, with other easing of tariffs to take place over the next decade — South China Morning Post Vietnam […]

Malaysia morning news for July 1

Malaysia morning news for July 1

AirAsia can save MAB from ‘dying’ -Kadir Jasin Low-cost airline giant AirAsia Group Bhd is seen as a successful airline operator with the capability to save national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) from “dying”, says veteran newsman Datuk A. Kadir Jasin. — The Borneo Post Malaysians to cut back on soft drinks once sugar tax […]

Myanmar morning news for June 28

Myanmar morning news for June 28

Yangon’s standard land prices reduced 10pc Land prices on a per square foot basis in Yangon’s townships for the 2019/2020 fiscal year has been reduced by 10pc compared to the last fiscal year in order to support more sales transactions as well as encourage landowners to pay their taxes. — Myanmar Times Foreign Developer Proposes […]

Vietnam morning news for June 28

Vietnam morning news for June 28

Vietnam aims for 6.8% GDP growth in 2020 Vietnam will strive for a GDP growth of around 6.8% in 2020, according to Directive 16/CT-TTg on the building of socio-economic development plans and State budget estimates for 2020. — NDO Infrastructure perfection urged to boost investment attractiveness Vietnam needs to swiftly perfect its infrastructure to meet […]

Malaysia morning news for June 28

Malaysia morning news for June 28

Budget 2020 to focus on shared prosperity through high income economy Budget 2020 will focus on the government’s shift towards high-quality growth to achieve developed nation status.”At the same time, it is important that the growth must be felt by all segments of our society,” Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) said today. — The […]

Myanmar morning news for June 27

Myanmar morning news for June 27

Myanmar must give Rohingya ‘pathway to citizenship’ – U.N. investigator Myanmar must grant citizenship to stateless Rohingya with roots in the country, a senior U.N. investigator said on Wednesday, as she urged the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to “be the democrat she once told us she was”. — Reuters ICC prosecutor asks to […]

Vietnam morning news for June 27

Vietnam morning news for June 27

Việt Nam develops forestry industry, explores collaboration with US Việt Nam has been moving towards building a sustainable wood processing industry that uses legal materials in accordance with international and Vietnamese law as well as regulations of major export markets like the US, EU and Japan. — Viet Nam News EVN supports for one price […]

Malaysia morning news for June 27

Malaysia morning news for June 27

Govt to finance highway deal through RM6.2 bil bond issuance, says Guan Eng Finance minister says the issuance of the bond comes at no cost to the federal government. — FMT News Natural gas industry can play pivotal role in Malaysia’s sustainable future Malaysia’s natural gas industry can play a pivotal role in fuelling a […]

Myanmar morning news for June 26

Myanmar morning news for June 26

UN fears Myanmar human rights abuses in Internet shutdown An Internet blackout in parts of Myanmar could be cover for “gross human rights violations” in an area where a brutal army crackdown has already forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee, a UN rights investigator said. — Channel NewsAsia Lawmakers Submit Urgent Proposal to […]

Vietnam morning news for June 26

Vietnam morning news for June 26

Vietnam Silicon Valley Accelerator invests $40,000 in startups Vietnam Silicon Valley Accelerator (VSVA) – the first Vietnamese Government project to directly support startups – continues to invest in startups this year, with capital of $40,000, double that in 2018, through the “VSV Bootcamp Program Batch 7”. — Vietnam Insider Made in Vietnam: US-China tensions spark […]