Cambodia Opposition Leader Kem Sokha to Face Trial, Despite Looming EU Sanctions

The former head of Cambodia’s opposition party, Kem Sokha, will be tried for treason, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday, despite the easing of restrictions on his house arrest last week that led some to believe his case could be… Read More

China, ASEAN Pledge To Further Strengthen Defence Cooperation

BANGKOK, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), pledged to further strengthen defence cooperation, to safeguard regional stability.The pledge was made at the 10th China-ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Informal Meeting, which was co-chaired by Chinese State Councillor and Defence… Read More

Report: Leaked Chinese Government Documents Detail Xinjiang Clampdown

BEIJING – A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country’s western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times reported Saturday.United Nations experts and activists say… Read More

Measles Spread Prompts Samoa to Declare State of Emergency

MELBOURNE – Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands.The island state of about 200,000, south… Read More

Myanmar Rejects International Court’s Jurisdiction

YANGON, MYANMAR – Myanmar’s government has rejected the International Criminal Court’s decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.Government spokesman Zaw Htay said at a Friday night press conference that Myanmar… Read More

“Strengthening Trust In Our Capital Market”- Keynote Speech by Mr Ong Chong Tee, Deputy Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, at My Money Seminar, at Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre on 16 November 2019

1 Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. It is my pleasure to join you in this afternoon’s My Money public seminar. My Money was an initiative back in 2009 of the national financial education programme MoneySense, in collaboration with the Association… Read More

Vietnam Jails Music Teacher for 11 Years For Criticizing Government Online

A court in Vietnam’s coastal Nghe An province sentenced a music teacher to 11 years in prison on Friday for posting criticisms of Vietnam’s government online, according to Vietnamese sources.Nguyen Nang Tinh received close to the maximum sentence allowed for… Read More