Cambodia: Flood death toll rises to 18 World

Cambodia: Flood death toll rises to 18

Floods in Cambodia have so far left 18 people dead, including eight children, and forced the evacuation of 25,192 people, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM). ​
Thailand takes more measures to prevent drought World

Thailand takes more measures to prevent drought

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) of Thailand is speeding up efforts to mitigate the impacts of drought after water levels in several major reservoirs fell below the levels of last year.
Myanmar: Natural disaster claims nine lives World

Myanmar: Natural disaster claims nine lives

At least nine people have been killed by strong wind assault and thunder strike in Myanmar over the past three days, Myanmar’s Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement said on May 8.
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IMF urges Thailand to discontinue rice pledging scheme

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged the Thai government to drop its rice pledging scheme and scale back some other fiscal stimulus measures, as they are undermining confidence in the country’s finance.