Indonesia mulls importing rice from many countries

Indonesia mulls importing rice from many countries

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on September 11 that the country is eyeing rice imports from India and China to meet the rising domestic demand.
Thailand urges tuberculosis screening to prevent spread

Thailand urges tuberculosis screening to prevent spread

In an attempt to prevent the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in the community, Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) is urging the public to get screened for the disease, especially individuals with underlying medical conditions.
No more business as usual within ASEAN

No more business as usual within ASEAN

ASEAN member states have committed to creating a more competitive investment environment, as Vietnam tries to lure more funding from the bloc and its partner countries.
Thailand intensifies efforts to mitigate El Nino effects

Thailand intensifies efforts to mitigate El Nino effects

Thailand’s government is stepping up efforts to address concerns about decreased rainfall and drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon that is affecting the country's agricultural sector.
43rd ASEAN Summit concludes in Indonesia

43rd ASEAN Summit concludes in Indonesia

The 43rd ASEAN Summit and related summits wrapped up in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 7 afternoon.
Thailand seeks air force flight slots to boost tourism

Thailand seeks air force flight slots to boost tourism

Thailand’s Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit said on September 7 that his ministry plans to acquire some flight slots from the air force to serve growing demand from airlines to boost tourism.
Three ASEAN countries agree on formation of Borneo economic community

Three ASEAN countries agree on formation of Borneo economic community

Three ASEAN member countries in Kalimantan Island, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei, have agreed to form the Borneo Economic Community (BEC) in order to stimulate green economic development in the island and the Southeast Asian region.
Cambodian central bank to auction 50 million USD to stabilise riel

Cambodian central bank to auction 50 million USD to stabilise riel

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) announced on September 6 that it has successfully auctioned 10 million USD in an effort to stabilise the Cambodian riel against the US dollar.
Malaysia strives to meet domestic rice demand

Malaysia strives to meet domestic rice demand

Malaysia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (KPKM) is confident that white rice production in the country will recover within a month through the Special Local White Rice Programme.
Thailand to liberalise oil imports

Thailand to liberalise oil imports

The Thai Ministry of Energy will liberalise oil imports by allowing private companies to import finished oil products, to provide more options to consumers in the wake of high energy prices, Energy Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga was cited by local media as saying.
Laos - Vietnam railway set to operate in 2028

Laos - Vietnam railway set to operate in 2028

The Laos - Vietnam railway is expected to be completed and put into service in 2028, according to Lao media.
ASEAN needs 29.4 trillion USD for energy transition

ASEAN needs 29.4 trillion USD for energy transition

ASEAN member countries need 29.4 trillion USD for energy transition process, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said.
Qantas CEO steps down early as airline falls out of favour

Qantas CEO steps down early as airline falls out of favour

Qantas' veteran chief executive Alan Joyce announced his early retirement Tuesday, as Australia's once-loved national carrier faced searing criticism over price gouging and poor service.
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