Asean morning news for September 26

Asean morning news for September 26

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Mekong region mulls single visa for five Chiang cities A single-visa scheme for five Chiang cities across Thailand, Myanmar, China and Laos is in the works. — TTG Asia Update: The Harsh Punishments for Drug Use in SE Asia Southeast Asia’s governments impose the toughest drug […]

Cambodia morning news for September 26

Cambodia morning news for September 26

Cambodian PM to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen will lead a high-level delegation to Vietnam on September 26 to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang who passed away on September 21. – Vietnam Plus Taiwanese Footwear Giant Balks Compensation Ruling Despite Massive Profits A […]

Vietnam morning news for September 26

Vietnam morning news for September 26

Petrolimex asked to accelerate divestment The Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) was requested to strictly follow the Prime Minister’s instructions on its divestment and address the infringement of the Potrolimex brand. — Nhan Dan Online PM Phuc endorses immediate need for $1.4 bln Da Nang deep-sea port Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Da Nang […]

Lao morning news for September 26

Lao morning news for September 26

Korean group offers material support to poverty alleviation efforts The Sharing Culture Arts Association of Korea has donated clothes, shoes, desks, chairs, two ambulances, two fire engines and other relief materials worth more than 32 billion kip (US$3,818,000) to support efforts to alleviate poverty in Laos. — Vientiane Times Indonesian embassy promotes Indonesian investment in […]

Myanmar morning news for September 26

Myanmar morning news for September 26

Myanma Economic Bank will lend K250B to SMEs State-owned Myanma Economic Bank (MEB) is planning to lend K250 billion to local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 2018-19 fiscal year. — Myanmar Times National crime prevention strategy (draft) approved A draft of the national level strategy for crime prevention has been approved and will be […]

Indonesia morning news for September 26

Indonesia morning news for September 26

Filipino gang demand RM4 million ransom for Indonesian fishermen The kidnap-for-ransom group from the Philippines believed to be behind the abduction of two Indonesian fishermen two weeks ago have demanded a ransom of RM4 million (S$1.32 million) for their release. — Straits Times Story behind teen’s incredible survival after being stranded at sea The Indonesian […]

Malaysia morning news for September 26

Malaysia morning news for September 26

Malaysia Halts Property Developments Exclusively For Foreigners The Malaysian government will no longer allow property developments and new townships solely aimed at foreign buyers in a bid to reduce “mindless foreign investments” which would not be of benefit for the Malaysian people. — Investvine Corrupt people must be punished, says Malaysia PM Mahathir Malaysian Prime […]

Philippines morning news for September 26

Philippines morning news for September 26

 Trillanes returns to Senate after posting bail Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday returned to the Senate after posting a PHP200,000 bail in connection with the arrest warrant earlier issued by a Makati court over his participation in the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. — Philippine News Agency PCIC allots P1.65-B aid for typhoon-hit farmers The […]

Singapore morning news for September 26

Singapore morning news for September 26

Singapore’s Changi Airport Tests Terminal Run by Robots, Not Humans Imagine landing at a major airport and the only human official you meet on your way through the terminal is a customs officer. – Bloomberg via Insurance Journal Chinese and Singapore courts agree on mutual enforcement Chief justices in China and Singapore have agreed guidance […]

Thailand morning news for September 26

Thailand morning news for September 26

August tourist arrivals up 3% Thailand’s tourism market remains strong, with more than 3.2 million foreigners travelling here in August, rising 3% year-on-year. — Bangkok Post Thai police recover body of murdered Scot Alan Hogg & Thai wife Nott Suddaen (video) The bodies a British man and his wife missing in northern Thailand for the […]

Asean morning news for September 25

Asean morning news for September 25

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Smart Education and Learning Market – Malaysia and Thailand to be Potential Growth Markets The ASEAN smart education learning market is extremely fragmented on account of a large number of educational institutions offering very similar education. — The Edition Truth Southeast Asia making strong gains in […]

Myanmar morning news for September 25

Myanmar morning news for September 25

US to give US$185 million in aid for Rohingya in Bangladesh, Myanmar The United States almost doubled its aid for displaced Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh and Myanmar, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced on Monday as she pushed for UN investigators to brief the UN Security Council on the crisis. — South […]

Cambodia morning news for September 25

Cambodia morning news for September 25

Taskforce guards Kem Sokha’s home A taskforce has been created to guard former opposition leader Kem Sokha who was released on bail earlier this month and confined to a four-block radius around his home in the capital, according to a document obtained by Khmer Times yesterday. – Khmer Times Constitutional amendments debated on 25th anniversary […]

Vietnam morning news for September 25

Vietnam morning news for September 25

Vietnam firm starts building US$42.7 million solar power plant in Binh Thuan Once completed, the plant is expected to supply around 80 million kWh of electricity for the national power grid annually. — The Hanoi Times Vietnam Gets First Female President, But Just For A Short While Vietnam’s national assembly appointed Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh […]

Lao morning news for September 25

Lao morning news for September 25

Two of Laos’ least developed towns to benefit from ADB grant The Asian Development Bank (ADB) last week approved a US$48 million grant for the improvement of urban environmental services and the enhancement of economic connectivity in Paksan and Thakhek, two of the least developed towns along the North-South Economic Corridor of the Greater Mekong […]

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