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Cambodian court announces jail term for opposition leader
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on October 18th sentenced exile leader of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy to one year and eight months in prison.
Asian Economic Forum focuses on competitiveness, productivity
10:51 30/08/2019
The Asian Economic Forum 2019 opened in Singapore on August 29th with the participation of more than 150 experts, scholars and representatives from 10 ASEAN member countries and other nations.
Japan’s retail giant Aeon expands operation in Malaysia
10:24 30/08/2019
Japanese retail giant Aeon Co. is teaming up with major Singaporean e-commerce site Shopee in Malaysia, due to fierce competition triggered by market liberalisation drives.
East Sea issue important to maintaining regional stability, security
17:07 29/08/2019
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has considered the settlement of disputes in the East Sea as an important task to ensure stability and security in the region, said ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General Aladdin D. Rillo.
ADB President commits to strong assistance to Maldives
10:24 27/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao met with Maldives President Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Speaker of the Parliament Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, Finance Minister and ADB Governor Mr. Ibrahim Ameer, and other senior officials on August 26th 2019 during a 2-day visit in which he committed to strong ADB assistance to the country.
Vietnam’s efforts in promoting ASEAN cooperation applauded
09:50 27/08/2019
Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Lim Jock Hoi lauded efforts by the Vietnamese Government and businesses in developing cooperation between the ASEAN member countries, while addressing a seminar in Hanoi on August 26th.
Indonesia: Four helicopters deployed to douse forest fires
16:11 26/08/2019
The forest fire task force of Indonesia’s Riau province has deployed four helicopters to douse the forest fires raging across the southern part of the province on Sumatra Island.
Thailand mulls new packages for foreign investors hit by trade war
15:57 26/08/2019
The Thai Government has ordered the Board of Investment (BoI) to devise a relocation package for foreign investors wishing to shift from China to Thailand as a result of the US-China trade dispute.
Thailand reduces use of 1.5 billion plastic bags over past year
16:04 20/08/2019
The Thai government’s waste-management policy has reduced the use of 1.5 billion plastic bags since August 17th last year, the country’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) reported.
Guizhou supports its development of innovation intelligent transport system
15:59 20/08/2019
(CPV) - ADB has approved a USD199.46 million loan to support the development of an innovative intelligent transport system to reduce pollution, cut traffic congestion, and improve transport safety in Gui’an, a fast-growing new city of Guizhou Province. The project will be a pilot for other cities demonstrating integrated smart transport development.