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Singapore likely to hold general election this year
Singapore likely to hold general election this year
Singapore (VNA) – The Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore said on September 4 that Lee Hsien Loong has decided to form a panel to review electoral boundaries, in a strong signal that a general election could be just months away. Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (Photo: Xinhua) In 2015, the PM convened the committee about four months...
RoK, Malaysia to hold third round of free trade talks
RoK, Malaysia to hold third round of free trade talks
Hanoi (VNA) – The Republic of Korea (RoK) will hold the third round of free trade talks with Malaysia this week with the aim of striking a deal before November, said the RoK Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy. At the second round of free trade talks in Seoul on August 5 (Photo: Yonhap) The two countries, which...
China violating international laws in East Sea: RoK expert
China violating international laws in East Sea: RoK expert
Seoul (VNA) – The situation in the East Sea is growing worse as China is breaking international laws in the waters, according Lee Jaehyon, Director of the Centre for ASEAN and Oceania Studies at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. The situation in the East Sea is growing worse as China is breaking international laws in the waters. (Photo:...
Thailand eyes to boost border trade with Malaysia
Thailand eyes to boost border trade with Malaysia
Bangkok (VNA) – The government of Thailand is making efforts to remove hurdles to cross-border trade with Malaysia as the Thai Commerce Ministry will host a business matching event for enterprises of the two countries next month to boost bilateral trade, local media reported. Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit (Photo: Thai Ministry of Commerce) The...
Malaysia, Cambodia bolster bilateral relations
Malaysia, Cambodia bolster bilateral relations
Hanoi (VNA) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad began his three-day official visit to Cambodia on September 2 to enhance ties between the two Southeast Asian nations. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives in Cambodia on September 2 (Photo: Xinhua/VNA) The Malaysian PM is set to hold talks with his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen on September...
Singapore prevents fires caused by personal mobility devices
Singapore prevents fires caused by personal mobility devices
Singapore (VNA) – The Singapore’s Government has set up a task force to prevent fires caused by personal mobility devices (PMDs). Illustrative image (Source: straitstimes.com) The force is co-chaired by the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Land Transport Authority. It will pool resources and share expertise and information between the involved agencies. In the first half of this...
RoK President begins trip to Southeast Asia
RoK President begins trip to Southeast Asia
Seoul (VNA) – President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in on September 1 departed for Thailand on a week-long trip that will also take him to Myanmar and Laos as part of efforts to deepen the country's partnerships with the region. (Photo: Yonhap/VNA) This is the first official visit of a RoK President to Thailand and Myanmar since...
Philippines, China sign six cooperation agreements
Philippines, China sign six cooperation agreements
Hanoi (VNA) - The Philippines and China have signed six bilateral agreements related to economic growth, education, and science and technology during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Beijing from August 28 to September 1. President Duterte (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the start of their bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on...
Myanmar to join ASEAN-US maritime drills
Myanmar to join ASEAN-US maritime drills
Hanoi (VNA) – Myanmar and other ASEAN countries will join maritime drills with the US in the Gulf of Thailand next week, although there are US sanctions against a number of high-raking officials of the Myanmar army. Flags of ASEAN countries (Photo: VNA) Myanmar was invited to the event as a representative of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...
Korean airlines focus more on Southeast Asian markets
Korean airlines focus more on Southeast Asian markets
Seoul (VNA) – Airlines of the Republic of Korea (RoK) have switched their focus to the Southeast Asian markets and Taiwan amidst recent tension in RoK-Japan relations. A Korean Air flight (Source: https://www.aviation24.be) Air Busan has decided to withdraw aircraft from flights to Japan for others to Taiwan. From September, the airline will increase the number of flights from...
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