Malaysia Morning News For June 9

Malaysia Morning News For June 9

Tourists to pay more for accommodation in Malaysia with new tourism tax TRAVELLING to Malaysia is about to get more expensive thanks to a new tourist tax which comes into effect in August. — News.com.au Malaysia’s Proton faces uphill climb back to ‘national’ stature Even with support from Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Malaysian automaker Proton […]

Malaysia Morning News For June 8

Malaysia Morning News For June 8

Najib: RM230m set aside to keep Haj costs down Tabung Haji will set aside RM230 million this year to ensure the cost of performing the Haj does not go beyond RM10,000, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced. – See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/najib-rm230m-set-aside-to-keep-haj-costs-down#sthash.5Yn1faxm.dpuf – Malay Mail Online Report: Refugee children face ‘harrowing’ detention in Southeast […]

Asean Morning News For June 7

Asean Morning News For June 7

Asean Morning News Compiled by AEC News Today    @aecnewstoday   ADB Driving Supply Chain Finance For Asean SMEs A new video by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) explains how Supply Chain Finance can boost small and medium size enterprise (SME) growth throughout the region. — AEC News Today Asean’s fight to keep manufacturing edge The […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 7

Myanmar Morning News For June 7

Bintai Kinden bags RM74.5m job in Myanmar Bintai Kinden Corp Bhd has bagged a US$17.5 million (RM74.5 million) deal in Myanmar to undertake air-conditioning and fire protection installation work. — The Edge Markets MY Global Connectivity report reveals Myanmar has region’s slowest Internet A report by Huawei has revealed that Myanmar has the lowest bandwidth […]

Survey: Asean Confidence in US Plummets Under Trump

Survey: Asean Confidence in US Plummets Under Trump

A recent survey by the Singapore-based Asean Studies Centre (ASC) at the Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute of 318 academics, government officials, and civil society organisation across all ten Asean member countries has found the new United States administration suffering from a serious lack or credibility throughout the region. Conducted between April 10-23, the survey found that the perception […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 11

Malaysia Morning News For May 11

Private investments in ECER to hit RM110bil this year The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) expects private investments to reach RM110bil in the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) this year, a target actually set for 2020. — The Star Online Perak Targets 150,000 Tourists From Indonesia This Year – Zambry Perak is targetting […]

Philippines Morning News For May 11

Philippines Morning News For May 11

Philippines exports, imports grow faster than expected Outbound shipments from the Philippines grew more than expected in March, but a surprise rise in imports helped drive the country’s trade deficit higher than anticipated. — Financial Times Philippines bourse approves IPOs of Eagle Cement, Cebu Landmasters The board of the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday approved […]

Indonesia Morning News For May 11

Indonesia Morning News For May 11

World Bank Lends $200m to Expand Indonesia’s Social Assistance Programs The World Bank has approved a $200 million loan to help the Indonesian government expand social assistance programs in an effort to eradicate poverty, according to a statement released on Wednesday (10/05). — Jakarta Globe Indonesia’s flip-flop policy on Freeport to damage investment climate: Experts […]

Singapore Morning News For May 11

Singapore Morning News For May 11

Singapore can ‘partner China in one belt one road initiativeAs a developed country not short of roads and ports, Singapore may not seem like a natural partner for China’s One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative, for which infrastructure building is a key pillar. – The Straits Times New Silkroutes raises revenue forecast for oil trading […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 11

Myanmar Morning News For May 11

Police fire shots to break up Myanmar nationalist, Muslim scuffle Police in Myanmar fired warning shots to break up scuffles between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims in Myanmar’s biggest city in the early hours of Wednesday (May 10) after a crowd went hunting for “illegal” Rohingya. – Channel NewsAsia Trafigura-backed oil firm opens $92 mn Myanmar […]

Lao Morning News For May 10

Lao Morning News For May 10

Malaysia And Australia Committed To Address Cross-Border Crime – DPM Zahid Malaysia and Australia will be more committed in addressing cross-border crimes, including on issues pertaining to illegal immigrants involving both countries, through border patrol training, exchange of intelligence information and closer cooperation. — Bernama 12 Innovative Startups Qualify to Pitch Investors at Mekong Tourism […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 10

Malaysia Morning News For May 10

Income tax authorities seize RM126 million from Country Heights boss Inland Revenue Board seizes money from a fixed deposit account of Lee Kim Yew over taxes owed by Country Heights Holdings Bhd’s subsidiary, Country Heights Sdn Bhd. — Free Malaysia Today Corruption perceptions index: 3-year plan to boost nation’s ranking THE country’s graft-busters have set […]

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