Indonesia to halt renewable energy exports World

Indonesia to halt renewable energy exports

The Indonesian government is set to temporarily suspend the export of new and renewable energy in order to prioritise domestic demands as the national clean energy mix for electricity is still at 11.7 percent, local media reported.
Religious cooperation beefs up Vietnam-Laos ties Politics

Religious cooperation beefs up Vietnam-Laos ties

A visiting delegation of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs, headed by its Chairman Vu Hoai Bac, held talks to those from the Lao Front for National Development (LFND) Central Committee in the Lao capital of Vientiane on June 7.
France helps Vietnam with administrative modernisation Society

France helps Vietnam with administrative modernisation

France will provide technical assistance for Vietnam to streamline administrative procedures, improve its business environment and build the e-government and digital transformation under a cooperation programme between the Vietnamese Government Office and the French Embassy in Vietnam released on June 3.
Malaysia to review tax regime World

Malaysia to review tax regime

The Malaysian government will target a goods and services tax (GST) rate that does not burden the people but is not so low that it “defeats the purpose of expanding tax revenue”, Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has said.
New policies to take effect in June Society

New policies to take effect in June

A series of new government policies on e-portal passport applications, full automatic non-stop toll collections on the Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway, reducing fees for chip-mounted ID, and abolishing foreign language and informatics certificates for medical officials, come into effect this month.
UK attaches importance to agriculture cooperation with Vietnam Business

UK attaches importance to agriculture cooperation with Vietnam

Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) of the UK Victoria Prentis on May 25 highlighted the importance of the Vietnam-UK agriculture and rural development cooperation, especially now that the UK government considers Vietnam as a vital partner in the Indo-Pacific region.