Asean Morning News For June 20

Asean Morning News For June 20

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   PM and ASEAN Chairman agree to step up cooperation The ASEAN Secretary-General has expressed his readiness to support Thailand to be the ASEAN Chair in 2019 and strengthen cooperation in all levels. — News Today (video) Bangkok Bank President has confidence in ASEAN economy The President […]

Cambodia Morning News For June 20

Cambodia Morning News For June 20

Cambodia warns against ‘clean finger’ boycott Cambodia’s ruling party, the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) threatened legal action against a campaign started by opposition members which called for voters to boycott a national election slated to take place in July. The ‘clean finger’ campaign represents a last-ditch effort by the now dissolved opposition party that has […]

Lao Morning News For June 20

Lao Morning News For June 20

PM highlights significance of connectivity for regional ties Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has reaffirmed that regional connectivity will be realised after the completion of railways linking China to Asean member nations. — Vientiane Times Vietnamese Vice President Begins Visit To Laos Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh arrived in Vientiane on Tuesday for a […]

Indonesia Morning News For June 20

Indonesia Morning News For June 20

Indonesia c.bank says ready to respond to US Fed rate hike Indonesia’s central bank said on Tuesday it is ready to respond to the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike with policies that could include raising its own interest rates again and easing mortgage rules. — The Edge Markets New millennial party rebrands Indonesia’s predatory […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 20

Myanmar Morning News For June 20

Myanmar’s tourism proposals offer small gestures but miss the elephant in the room At the opening of the Myanmar Tourism Conference, Vice President U Henry Van Thio addressed those in attendance. — Asean Today  Myanmar parliament votes down death penalty for child rapists Myanmar’s parliament voted down a proposal to give the death penalty to […]

Vietnam Morning News For June 20

Vietnam Morning News For June 20

In Vietnam, distrust of government’s China policy fuels protests Protests by thousands of people in cities across Vietnam are showing just how easy it is to unite public opinion and mobilize dissent when an issue has one key ingredient: China. — ABS-CBN Catholics injured as police suppress protests in Vietnam Catholics have been caught up […]

Thailand Morning News For June 20

Thailand Morning News For June 20

Prayut says election to be held after Coronation ceremony The government is making preparations for the Coronation of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the election will be held after the completion of this important ceremony, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday. — Thai PBS Investment drawdown estimate drops to 70% State agencies are expected […]

Malaysia Morning News For June 20

Malaysia Morning News For June 20

Malaysia’s Ex-PM Faces Charges For Playing ‘Central Role” In 1MDB Scandal Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak will likely be facing multiple charges including for alleged embezzlement and bribery with government money following a probe into suspicions that he was involved in funds having been looted from state-run fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Reuters cited […]

Singapore Morning News For June 20

Singapore Morning News For June 20

Singapore loses top spot to US in global ranking of digital competitiveness Singapore lost the top spot and dropped to second place in a digital competitiveness ranking of 63 economies, pipped by the United States in a move up from third place last year. — The Straits Times US Treasury Department targets Singapore for money […]

Philippines Morning News For June 20

Philippines Morning News For June 20

BOP gap breaches $2 billion, overshoots BSP target The country’s overall balance of payments (BOP) position incurred a deficit of $2.08 billion in the first five months, a dramatic rise from only $706 million in the same period last year, due in part to the rapid rise in merchandise trade deficit brought about by the […]

Asean Morning News For June 19

Asean Morning News For June 19

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Emerging Asia hit by biggest exodus since 2008 A falling tide lowers all boats, it seems. Amid an exodus from emerging markets, investors are pulling out of even Asian economies with solid prospects for growth and debt financing. — Bangkok Post/ Bloomberg JD.com hastens e-commerce race […]

Lao Morning News For June 19

Lao Morning News For June 19

New law sets public debt at not more than 25 percent of revenue The government will be the only authority to determine the size of public debt, which must not be over 25 percent of annual state revenue. — Vientiane Times  1,089 cases of dengue fever reported so far this year in Laos, 2 killed […]

Cambodia Morning News For June 19

Cambodia Morning News For June 19

Cambodian prince flown to Bangkok hospital after car crash A Cambodian prince hurt in a car crash that killed his wife was flown to Bangkok for treatment Monday and is expected to recover, a member of his political party said. — The News Sihanoukville Provincial Court Orders to Detain Driver Causing Prince Ranariddh Injured and […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 19

Myanmar Morning News For June 19

Myanmar not meeting ‘minimal standards’ Myanmar has not met the minimum standards in investigating or prosecuting those engaged in the violence against the Rohingyas, said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein yesterday. — The Daily Star  Call to boost financial literacy GIVEN THAT the majority of Myanmar people lack the knowledge […]

Indonesia Morning News For June 19

Indonesia Morning News For June 19

PDTT Allocates Rp 4.8 billion to Four Subdistrics in Ende The Ministry of Underdeveloped Region and Transmigration is disbursing Rp 4.8 billion for the road development in four sub-districts in Ende District, including Detusoko and Wewaria subdistrict and also Ende and Detukeli District. — Netral News Indonesia yet to allow UN Commissioner into Papua The […]

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