Philippines Morning News For May 10

Philippines Morning News For May 10

Duterte’s Populist Project Grinds On Almost one year into office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to rule with characteristic sound and fury. Under his watch, the Southeast Asian nation has experienced a radical reorientation of both its domestic and foreign policy. — East Asia Forum PHL 24th in UN ranking of access to infra THE […]

Indonesia Morning News For May 10

Indonesia Morning News For May 10

Indonesia: Ahok conviction for blasphemy is an injustice The conviction and imprisonment of Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as “Ahok”, will tarnish Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance, Amnesty International said today. — Amnesty International PTTEP freezes new investment in Indonesia PTT Exploration and Production, Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company, said on Tuesday that […]

Singapore Morning News For May 10

Singapore Morning News For May 10

Singapore Intensifies War on Diabetes With Government-Industry Partnership Scheme Singapore’s Minister of State for Health, Chee Hong Tat, has announced a Government-Industry Partnership scheme as part of a multi-pronged ‘war on diabetes’. The strategy follows hot on the heals of him announcing in the Singapore Parliament mid last month that he was “declaring a war […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 10

Myanmar Morning News For May 10

K4.8t worth of treasury bonds and notes sold in 2016-17 The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) sold K 4.823 trillion in Government Treasury Bonds and Treasury Notes during the 2016-17 fiscal year. — Myanmar Times China and Myanmar open long-delayed oil pipeline China and Myanmar have finally agreed to open a cross-border pipeline into south-east […]

Singapore Intensifies War on Diabetes With Government-Industry Partnership Scheme

Singapore Intensifies War on Diabetes With Government-Industry Partnership Scheme

Singapore’s Minister of State for Health, Chee Hong Tat, has announced a Government-Industry Partnership scheme as part of a multi-pronged ‘war on diabetes’. The strategy follows hot on the heals of him announcing in the Singapore Parliament mid last month that he was “declaring a war on diabetes”. A largely preventable disease, some 400,000 Singaporeans or 10.53 per […]

Lao Morning News For May 9

Lao Morning News For May 9

Laos, IRRI agreement to boost food security The government and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to strengthen their partnership in research and expand the institute’s role in increasing Laos’ food and nutrition security. — Vientiane Times Nam Ngum 1 Upgrades Underway The Lao government has borrowed money from the Chinese Government to […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 9

Malaysia Morning News For May 9

IMF: Malaysia’s 2017 economic growth seen at 4.5% The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Malaysia’s economy to grow 4.5% in 2017 from a year earlier before expanding 4.7% in 2018 on domestic demand growth and as exports improve. — The Edge Markets MY MK Land’s Unit To Dispose Of Land In Kamunting For RM72 Million […]

Philippines Morning News For May 9

Philippines Morning News For May 9

Gov’t to continue allowing private sector to import rice under new rules The government will continue allowing the private sector to import rice but the Department of Agriculture has to craft regulations to ensure there is no flooding of imported rice and put up a protective mechanism for local rice farmers. — Manila Bulletin Southeast […]

Indonesia Morning News For May 9

Indonesia Morning News For May 9

Indonesia Wants Global War on Illegal Fishing The Southeast Asian state wants illegal fishing to be declared a transnational crime. — The Diplomat Coal miners owe the Indonesian government hundreds of millions of dollars Activists argue the sector’s actual economic contributions are not enough to balance out the social and environmental problems caused by coal […]

Singapore Morning News For May 9

Singapore Morning News For May 9

Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Garena raises US$550m, rebrands as Sea Southeast Asia-focused e-commerce startup Garena Interactive Holding Ltd renamed itself Sea Ltd on Monday (May 8) and said it had raised US$550 million to expand in key markets such as Indonesia. — Channel NewsAsia Singapore to enforce death penalty for nuclear terrorism acts A person […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 9

Myanmar Morning News For May 9

Activists Protest Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s London ‘Freedom’ Award Activists and refugees demonstrated as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the Freedom of the City of London award on Monday, calling the recognition “disappointing” in light of ongoing abuses against ethnic and religious minorities, journalists and rights activists in Burma. […]

Philippines Morning News For May 8

Philippines Morning News For May 8

BOI OKs P1.34-B power project The Board of Investments (BOI) has approved a P1.34-billion power plant project of Consunji-owned Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corp., noting that this would provide a “crucial backup” to avoid power outages. — Philippine Daily Inquirer 7% growth likely this Q2 — Pernia The Philippine economy stands a chance to sustain […]

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