Thailand works for early parliament ratification of RCEP World

Thailand works for early parliament ratification of RCEP

Thailand’s government is speeding up the process to get parliament’s approval of the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by February 2021 to pave the way for full ratification within 2021, according to Thai Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit.
ADB helps developing members access vaccines for COVID-19 World

ADB helps developing members access vaccines for COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated 20.3 million USD in technical assistance to help its developing members access vaccines for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and establish systems to enable equitable and efficient vaccine distribution.
Malaysia highly values role of RCEP World

Malaysia highly values role of RCEP

The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be a testament to the world on ASEAN and its trading partners’ efforts in strengthening the multilateral trading system, a Malaysian minister has said.
Myanmar elections: Aung San Suu Kyi wins parliamentary seat World

Myanmar elections: Aung San Suu Kyi wins parliamentary seat

Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), has won a seat in the House of Representatives of Myanmar for the next parliament in the multiparty general elections, according to an announcement from the Union Election Commission (UEC) on November 10.
Indonesian police arrest six terror suspects World

Indonesian police arrest six terror suspects

The Indonesia police anti-terror squad recently arrested six terror suspects in Lampung, West Sumatra and Riau Islands, Xinhua News Agency reported on November 8, citing police sources.
Thailand: Over 500,000 tourism workers lose jobs World

Thailand: Over 500,000 tourism workers lose jobs

The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) said about 10 percent of businesses in the country’s tourism industry have closed with almost 540,000 workers laid-off due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.