Hanoi relay in response to SEA Games 29, Para Games 9
A relay will be held around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi on April 9 in response to the 29th Southeast Asian Games and the 9th Southeast Asian Games for Athletes with Physical Disabilities hosted by Malaysia later this year.
Thailand raises economic growth forecast to 4 percent
The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) under the Thai Ministry of Finance has raised its growth forecast for the country in 2017 to 4 percent as economic conditions have been improved.
Thailand, Myanmar build new friendship bridge
Thailand and Myanmar have started construction of a new friendship bridge between the two countries, with total investment of 3.9 billion THB (about 114 million USD) funded by the Thai Government.
Myanmar: 15 killed in karaoke bar fire
At least 15 people were killed and one injured in a fire at a karaoke bar in Myanmar’s central Magway township, according to the country’s Fire Service Department.
Vietnam attends ASEAN Night Market in New Zealand
Vietnam together with other ASEAN member countries participated in the ASEAN Night Market in New Zealand on April 1-2.
Malaysian Sultan gives money for flood-hit public in Thailand
The Sultan of Kelantan, Malaysia, has contributed 500,000 baht to help the flood affected public in Narathiwat province of Thailand through his representatives of the province's Islamic commission.
Myanmar new investment law takes effect
Myanmar’s new investment law, endorsed by the country’s parliament in October 2016, took effect on April 1 with a view to creating favourable conditions for foreign investors.
Vietnam strives to accelerate Initiative for ASEAN Integration
Vietnam will make every effort to effectively implement the work plan of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI), which helps narrow the development gap within the ASEAN bloc and between the community and other regions.
Myanmar state counselor vows to build federal union with peace
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi vowed to continue building up a federal union with eternal peace as she made a TV speech to the nation on March 30 evening.
Economic growth vital to ASEAN’s prosperity: expert
Economic growth is critical as the engine that drives rising incomes and prosperity of ASEAN member nations, according to Justin Wood, head of Asia-Pacific at the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Thailand, Cambodia defence ministries set up hotline
Thailand and Cambodia agreed to form a hotline between their armies to promote cooperation.
Tigers found in Thai World Natural Heritage Site
Authorities in Thailand’s Dong Phaya Yen-Khao Yai World Natural Heritage Site have reported the first sighting of 18 wild tigers in 15 years, saying the discovery indicates the area is improving.
Thailand sentences former national tourism leader 50 years in jail
Former head of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Juthamas Siriwan on March 29 was sentenced to 50 years in prison for receiving 1.8 million USD in bribery to hand the right of hosting a film festival in Bangkok to three US companies 10 years ago.
Thai tourism sector earns 1.33 trillion THB in six months
The Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports has revealed that the tourism revenue in the past six months increased by as much as 4.6 percent compared to the same period a year before.
Cambodian gets six years in jail for smuggling gold into Vietnam
The People’s Court of southern An Giang province on March 30 sentenced a 51-year-old Cambodian to six years in jail for illegally transporting 18 kilograms of gold from Cambodia to Vietnam.
ASEAN Community, social-labour issues discussed
The ASEAN Community and social-labour issues were highlighted at a training conference hosted by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Mar.30
Malaysia 1MDB fund settles all debts: MoF
Malaysia’s the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has said that 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) does not have any bank loans or short-term loans currently.
Cambodia: Sam Rainsy sentenced to 20 months in jail
The Phnom Penh Court of First Instance on March 30 sentenced Sam Rainsy, former leader of CNRP, to 20 months in jail for accusing PM Hun Sen and the government of being behind the assassination of political analyst Kem Ley.