• Alibaba to build Vietnam data center to follow local storage law
  • HO CHI MINH CITY — Alibaba plans to build a data center in Vietnam to store data locally in compliance with legal requirements, while it currently relies on government-owned facilities. The Chinese tech group told Nikkei Asia that for now it rents space for computer servers ...

  • Head of Vietnam’s parliament resigns amid corruption crackdown
  • The head of Vietnam’s parliament has resigned over unspecified “violations and shortcomings”, the ruling Communist Party has said, as a major anticorruption campaign in the Southeast Asian country continues. The party’s Central Committee held an extraordinary session on Friday and approved the resignation of Vuong Dinh Hue ...

  • Thailand, Laos to open more friendship bridge this November
  • The fifth Thai – Lao friendship bridge, which links Bueng Kan province of Thailand with Pakxan town of Laos, is scheduled to open this November. Deputy Transport Minister of Thailand Manaporn Charoensri said recently that the project features a 1.35km crossover with a dual-lane road traversing ...

  • Cambodia reduces school hours amid soaring heatwave
  • According to a directive released on Tuesday, Cambodia ordered all public schools to reduce two hours off their regular school days due to soaring temperatures in the ongoing dry season. The directive said the normal morning school session from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. will now ...

  • Thailand’s DES ministry to establish national AI committee
  • Plans are underway by the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry in Thailand to establish a new national artificial intelligence (AI) committee. The initiative is part of the second phase of the national AI strategy. The strategy is a cornerstone of Thailand’s ASEAN Digital Economy and AI Hub ...

  • JOB OPPORTUNITY: TOR of Mangrove Conservation Assistant
  • TERMS OF REFERENCE Mangrove Conservation Assistant         Assignment: Mangrove Conservation Assistant Location: Southern Thailand, with possible regional travel Contract Type: Full-time, on site. Reports to: Foundation Director Duration: 2 years (contingent on performance and funding continuation) Start: Immediately Deadline: 2 March 2024 or Until filled Position: This position is open to Thai nationals and those eligible to work in Thailand OVERVIEW The Knowledge for ...

  • JOB OPPORTUNITY: OD Myanmar Coordinator
  • Open Development Initiative is looking to hire a local Myanmar Coordinator to help manage our OD Myanmar activities. This position will provide program support and technical assistance to the Director and work alongside the lead partner Landesa, their local team and the national Open Development Myanmar platform. To explore the ...

  • DRAPAC Series: Critical Perspectives on AI Adoption and Governance
  • Date and Time: September 22, 3PM Bangkok time (UTC+7) Room: Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 874 9655 9902 Passcode: 937851 Description: We are witnessing the beginnings of the innovation cycle of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the beginnings of the AI for development hype cycle. The transformer model is considered by experts as a leap ...

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