Malaysia unveils economic stimulus package World

Malaysia unveils economic stimulus package

Malaysia’s interim Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on February 27 announced an economic stimulus package worth 20 billion RM (4.7 billion USD) to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Motorbike taxis must be registered in Hanoi Society

Motorbike taxis must be registered in Hanoi

Drivers of "xe om" – or motorbike taxis – carrying passengers and goods and drivers of non-motorised vehicles will have to register with authorised agencies, according to a new draft regulation on the management and use of non-motorised vehicles and motorcycles in the capital city of Hanoi.
Digital platforms actively contribute to Indonesia’s economy World

Digital platforms actively contribute to Indonesia’s economy

A workshop focusing on benefits brought by digital platforms, especially contributions by Grab to Indonesia’s economic development, was held by the Centre Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Tenggara Strategics in Jakarta on July 23.
Cambodia enhances security during traditional new year ASEAN

Cambodia enhances security during traditional new year

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on April 3 ordered Government agencies and the armed forces to beef up security during the celebration of the traditional New Year Bunpimay, or Buon Hotnam, which falls on April 14-16.
Central coastal fishermen leave the sea Society

Central coastal fishermen leave the sea

Hundreds of young men in the coastal villages around Da Nang city have given up offshore fishing to work as taxi drivers, another sign that the traditional way of life in the central coast is changing fast, the Lao dong (Labour) newspaper reports.