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Two new rice seeds to be introduced to Cambodian famers


PHNOM PENH (Rasmei Kampuchea Daily/ ANN) - Two new rice seeds – Japonica and Indica would be introduced to local farmers to diversify the markets for Cambodian rice.

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said Golden Rice and Soma Group, two local agricultural companies have been considering to import these two rice seeds for local farmers.

Modi to visit China, Myanmar next week

With the Doklam standoff resolved, Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to China next week to attend the BRICS Summit in Fujian province and also visit Myanmar on the way back, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.

Viettel to launch Myanmar 4G network

 The Military-run telecom group, Viettel is expected to offer the world’s first 4G Only network in Myanmar in the first quarter of 2018, marking its first steps in the country.

The joint venture –  was granted a licence at the beginning of the year. However, Viettel has pursued the market since 2002.

Viettel planned to make a big investment into Myanmar which is the country with the largest population (55 million) among its 10 foreign markets.

Past, present, and future of the ASEAN-Korea partnership to be discussed

Seoul, Korea – The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Young-sun) will hold the International Conference on the ASEAN-Korea Partnership together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the ROK, the Korea Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (KISEAS), and the JoongAng Ilbo on 30 August 2017 at Lotte Hotel, Seoul, Korea. Held under the theme of "Partnering for Tomorrow," the Conference aims to highlight developments in the ASEAN-Korea partnership in the past three decades and share insights on how the relations will further evolve.

APEC promotes integration of SMEs into global value chains

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - A workshop was held on Saturday to help Apec members gain a deeper understanding of logistics as an important service industry and SMEs’ participation in logistics as part of GVCs in the services industry.

Laos: Banana exports drop after govt tightens regulations on growers

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The export value of bananas in the first six months (Q1 and Q2) of this year decreased compared to the same period last year and is expected to decline further.

OPINION: Asean’s obligation to migrant workers

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Mu Sochua argues that Asean has a greater obligation to protect migrant workers in the region

Cambodian government closes 15 radio stations

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - After closing 15 radio stations across the country yesterday, the Cambodian Ministry of Information claimed that it was not targeting independent broadcasters 

Samsung heir jailed five years

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - A Seoul court sentenced Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman to five years in prison, finding him guilty of bribery, embezzlement and other charges in connection with the corruption scandal. 

Yingluck verdict holds the key to reconciliation


Decision concluding rice-pledging case will have wide-ranging implications for politics.

AN EAGERLY awaited verdict in the case of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra tomorrow could determine the future of Thai politics.

There are three major scenarios possible regarding the fate of Yingluck, who is charged with negligence stemming from her government’s corruption-plagued rice-pledging scheme.