Thailand English-language News for March 28 (video)

In Thailand English-language News for March 28, 2018, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: 00:48 | Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the peace process in Southern Thailand is progressing well. 01:39 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said that he is confident that the decision to seek a Constitutional Court (CC) ruling on the draft Members […]

Asean Morning News For March 28

Asean Morning News For March 28

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN opens dialogue with China, US ASEAN member countries open a dialogue with the Government of the People`s Republic of China and the United States regarding issue on iron and steel industry policy imposed by both countries. — Antara INVEST ASEAN China, new tech ‘growth driver […]

Thailand English-language News for March 27 (video)

In Thailand English-language News for Mach 27, 2018, Newsline presenter Surapan Laotharanarit tells us about: 00:48 | Deputy prime minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan said yesterday that the government rejected proposals put by pro-election activists, saying that the election roadmap cannot be expedited as the necessary organic laws have not been completed. General Wongsuwan said the […]

Asean Morning News For March 27

Asean Morning News For March 27

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Grab vanquishes Uber with local strategy, billions from SoftBank As Uber Technologies Inc looked to conquer ride-sharing around the world, Grab was focused on serving the 620 million people that share its home in South-east Asia. — Malay Mail Success ensures ASEAN’s long-term importance to the […]

Thailand English-language News for March 26 (video)

In Thailand English-language News for Mach 26, 2018, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: 00:45 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has backed the National Legislative Assembly’s (NLAs) decision to seek a Constitutional Court (CC) ruling on the draft Organic Election of Senators Act, saying that what the court says will settle any differences of opinion. 01:49 […]

Asean Morning News For March 26

Asean Morning News For March 26

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Uber sells Southeast Asia business to Singapore-based Grab Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday, in what would be the U.S. company’s second retreat from Asia. […]

Thailand English-language News for March 23 (video)

In Thailand English-language News for Mach 23, 2018, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: 00:48 | Volunteers from the royally-initiated ‘We Love to Do Good Deeds’ programme have gathered to improve the condition of canals and more than 3,800 metres (about 12,500 ft) of roadsides in the Lak Si district of Bangkok. The group of volunteers will […]

Asean Morning News For March 23

Asean Morning News For March 23

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Asia’s new domino theory puts democracy on the run “The return of authoritarianism will be accompanied by a revival of prickly nationalism, which presidents-for-life always need to sustain their power. So the chances of ASEAN evolving into a comprehensive market and political entity are next-to-nothing at […]

Asean Morning News For March 22

Asean Morning News For March 22

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN countries unconvinced by EU trade pact South East Asian countries are dragging their feet on a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU, with officials saying that the countries still need to be convinced of the benefits of the region-to-region deal. — Euractiv Asian business […]

Asean Morning News For March 21

Asean Morning News For March 21

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   China profits from Southeast Asia’s democratic deficits The United Nations has appealed to Cambodian leader Hun Sen to scrap a ban on the main opposition party and allow it to stand in the coming parliamentary election. — Nikkei Asian Review Xi’s stronger influence may change ASEAN […]

Asean Morning News For March 20

Asean Morning News For March 20

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Alibaba pumps US$2b into Lazada in aggressive Asean expansion Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it will invest an extra US$2 billion in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada Group, and tapped a top executive to run the business, as it takes on rivals such as tech titan […]

Asean Morning News For March 19

Asean Morning News For March 19

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Australia to fund project to prepare ASEAN cities for massive growth Australia announced Sunday it will provide A$30 million (US$23.15 million) to finance a “Smart Cities” initiative to help urban centers throughout Southeast Asia cope with explosive growth. — Nikkei Asian Review Aung San Suu Kyi […]

Asean Morning News For March 16

Asean Morning News For March 16

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Indonesia says it would be a ‘good idea’ for Australia to join Asean Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has indicated his support for Australia to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ahead of a special summit in Sydney. — The Guardian Fighting Piracy on the ASEAN […]

Thailand English-language News for March 15

In Thailand English-language News for Mach 15, 2018, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: 00:47 | Deputy Prime Minister for Legal Affairs Dr Wissanu Krea-ngam yesterday said that while the decision of Meechai Ruchupan, chairman of the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) to forward  two draft laws to the president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) for review by […]

Asean Morning News For March 15

Asean Morning News For March 15

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Australia warned against ‘dancing with dictators’ at Asean summit in Sydney Australia is not a member of Asean, nor is it planning to be, but this weekend’s Asean summit in Sydney is a significant step in binding Australia closer to its regional neighbours through trade and […]