Malaysia suggests establishment of ASEAN Defence Industry Council
Malaysian Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi
said on July 7 that Malaysia will propose setting up an ASEAN Defence
Industry Council to promote regional cooperation in this field expand
the market for member countries’ defence products.
Cambodian economy to contract 2.1 percent this year
The Cambodian economic growth rate
would contract 2.1 percent this year due to impacts from the global
economic crisis, said a senior official from the Cambodian Economic and
ASEAN Family and Sports Festival held in Geneva
The Geneva-based diplomatic missions of
ASEAN countries held the “ASEAN Family and Sports Festival 2009” in
Geneva, Switzerland, on July 4 to promote friendship among the
Workshop to boost fight against human trafficking
An international conference on human
trafficking was kicked off in Cambodia on Jul. 6 in expectation of
strengthening cooperation among Asian countries.
Laos confirms more A/H1N1 flu cases
Laos has reported four more positive
cases of A/H1N1 flu, bringing the country’s total cases to seven,
according to local newspaper.
Cambodia pledges to build peaceful border
Cambodia is committed to turning
borderlines shared with its neighbouring countries
into a zone of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.
Laos aims to be Southeast Asian electricity supplier
Laos plans on being a major South-East Asian regional electricity supplier, Lao news agency KPL said.
UNDP supports Malaysia’s environment, energy projects
The United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) has committed 30 million USD worth of funds to assist
environment and energy projects in Malaysia.
UN Chief arrives in Yangon for official visit to Myanmar
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Yangon on July 3, beginning his two-day official visit to Myanmar.
Singapore-based carrier launches flight to Malaysia
Singapore-based budget carrier Jetstar Asia has launched a
daily direct service to Penang in northern Malaysia, marking its 17th
destination from Singapore and the fourth Malaysian city.
Asia likely to be the first to get out of recession: ADB
After seeing its recession touching the
bottom this year, Asia is likely to be the first to climb out of the
global economic slowdown, said the Asian Development Bank’s Chief
Indonesia launches domestic-developed rocket into space
The Indonesia Aeronautics and Space Agency (ASA) said the country
successfully launched a home-grown rocket into space early on July 2 as
part of its plans to send a satellite into orbit in 2014.
Cambodia donates 1.2 million USD to WFP
The government of Cambodian has donated
1.2 million USD to help reduce hunger and
malnutrition in their country, according to the NAM news network.
ASEAN shrimp exporters to set up certification body
The ASEAN Shrimp Alliance (ASA) is working to set up a regional
certification body to oversee the quality and standards of shrimp produced for
export in member countries.
Cambodian troops in disputed area with Thailand on high alert
Military troops stationed within the
area of the Preah Vihear temple near the border with Thailand have been
put on high alert from Jul. 1-7.
Laos plans to become regional electricity supplier by 2020
Laos has a plan to transform itself
into a battery of the Southeast Asian region so as to go out of the
status of a underdeveloped country by 2020, according to the Lao news
Thai Cabinet approves enforcement of Internal Security Act
The Thai Cabinet has approved the plan
to enforce the Internal Security Act in Phuket to ensure security
during the ASEAN summit next month.
Cambodian PM to visit France in July
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that he will
visit France from July 13 to strengthen the bilateral cooperation.