Malaysia morning news for June 26

Malaysia morning news for June 26

Tough to resuscitate Malaysia Airlines in current climate, says Dr Jomo The capital-intensive nature of the airline business, especially with the current business conditions, makes it more difficult to resuscitate Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB). — Malay Mail Mahathir denies he will stay beyond three years but Anwar is unfazed ​Rumour has it that Pakatan Harapan is […]

Cambodia workforce gets $60mln skills boost

Cambodia workforce gets $60mln skills boost

Cambodia’s attempts to transition its economy from a low-skilled, labour-intensive growth model to a skills-driven one are set to receive a boost following the approval of a $60 million loan by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The loan will see the facilities and equipment of five technical training institutes (TTIs) around the country upgraded to […]

Myanmar morning news for June 25

Myanmar morning news for June 25

Journalists Face Death Threats, Prison in Myanmar’s Conflict-Torn Rakhine State First came a death threat, then an arrest warrant. Now, Aung Marm Oo is in hiding, having narrowly escaped capture by slipping away from his brother’s apartment just hours before it was raided by officers from Special Branch, Myanmar’s feared police intelligence unit. — VOA […]

Vietnam morning news for June 25

Vietnam morning news for June 25

Airports Corporation of Việt Nam aims for 9 per cent higher profit The Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) has targeted earning VNĐ19.1 trillion (US$820 million) in revenue and VNĐ8.2 trillion ($355 million) in pre-tax profit in 2019, representing year-on-year increases of 7 per cent and 9 per cent. — Viet Nam News ‘Critical’ breaches […]

Malaysia morning news for June 25

Malaysia morning news for June 25

Malaysia must raise productivity to achieve high-income status Malaysia needs to increase its productivity if it is to achieve its goal to become a high-income nation in the next decade, said International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde. — The Star Online Pasir Gudang MP: All chemical factories here should stop operations All chemical […]

Myanmar morning news for June 24

Myanmar morning news for June 24

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state – telco operator Communications Ministry directs internet service suspension in nine townships in Rakhine and Chin states, citing disturbances of peace and use of internet activities to coordinate illegal activities. — Irrawaddy Myanmar’s foreign trade deficit registers 1.05 bln USD in FY 2018-19 Myanmar registered 1.05 billion […]

Vietnam morning news for June 24

Vietnam morning news for June 24

Vietnam Electricity Group sees after-tax rise Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) recorded VND6.817 trillion (USD293.13 million) in post-tax profits last year, a slight rise of 3.4% on-year. — Vietnam Insider Vietnam becomes fastest growing tourism market of Japan Vietnam was the fastest growing tourism market of Japan with rise of 125.9 percent in 2018, according to […]

Malaysia morning news for June 24

Malaysia morning news for June 24

Dr Mahathir suggests Asean countries introduce taxes on online businesses Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad yesterday proposed that Asean member nations introduce taxes on online businesses to increase their respective revenues. Dr Mahathir said the online businesses had “swallowed” conventional businesses. — The Borneo Post S’wak Finance Ministry: Lim’s bankruptcy claim misleading, contains political […]

Don Mueang to see first flight of Airbus A330-900 this week (video) *updated

When Thai AirAsia X Flight XJ 310 departs Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport next Tuesday (June 25) those on board will be part of Southeast Asia aviation history as the airline becomes the first in the Asia-Pacific region to fly the new Airbus A330-900 aircraft. Unveiled at the Paris Air Show earlier this week, the […]

Myanmar morning news for June 21

Myanmar morning news for June 21

Myanmar’s economy to grow at 6.5 pct in current fiscal: World Bank Myanmar’s economy is expected to grow at 6.5 percent in the fiscal year 2018-19 (October-September), said a report of the World Bank carried on state media Thursday. — Global Times World Bank warns Myanmar to double electricity sector investment Myanmar needs to invest […]

Vietnam morning news for June 21

Vietnam morning news for June 21

Vietnam named among Apple’s favorites for smartphone diversification from China The US tech giant is believed to ask its major suppliers to evaluate the cost implications of shifting 15% to 30% of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as it prepares for a fundamental restructuring of its supply chain. — The Hanoitimes Huawei […]

Malaysia morning news for June 21

Malaysia morning news for June 21

PM: MH17 findings ‘politically-motivated’, no proof Russia to blame Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today claimed that the recent findings on the culprit behind the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was a “politically-motivated” conclusion to solely blame Russia. — Malay Mail Malaysia’s capital market expands to RM3.19 trillion, says SC Security Commission […]

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