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Development project of Mekong Delta interdisciplinary database system approved

Its goal aims to establish and operate interdisciplinary database system for the Mekong Delta on the basis of implementing integrated solutions, connectivity, sharing, linking databases between ministries, central agencies, localities, the Mekong River Commission of Vietnam (MRC), International Mekong River Commission and related agencies and ...

An Ha- Translated by Huyen Huong

In Myanmar, Facebook struggles with a deluge of disinformation

Mg Mg Kyaw can still remember the day he got his first mobile phone. It was 2012, and Myanmar was emerging from decades under the heel of a military junta. In a country where GDP per person was $1,000, sim cards, which sold for as much ...

The age of government (dis)information in Thailand

Social media giant Twitter last week blocked nearly one thousand accounts linked to the Royal Thai Army, which were in violation of its policies on manipulation of information. According to a statement released by Twitter, the accounts were “engaging in amplifying pro-RTA and pro-government content, as well ...

MARK S. COGAN

Vietnam’s vision and goals for a digital nation

Vietnam has been eager to reinvent itself and key among its strategies is their digital transformation. The nation is are keenly aware of the decisive role perception plays in this. Digital platform development is a breakthrough solution to promote faster digital transformation, reduce costs and increase efficiency. ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Zoo agency sets up board to investigate illegal trade

The Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand (ZPO) board on Tuesday set up a panel to investigate the illegal wildlife trade across zoos nationwide in the wake of the disappearance of rare albino barking deer at Songkhla Zoo. Chavalit Chookajorn, the former permanent secretary of the Ministry ...

APINYA WIPATAYOTIN

Vietnam inaugurates national data portal

The national data portal was launched by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) during a ceremony in Hanoi on 31 August. The portal provides data on state agencies in service of political and socio-economic activities, contributing to the process of e-government building in Vietnam. New digital services, ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

E-government rank takes big jump forward

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is delighted with the improvement in Thailand’s rankings on the United Nations’ E-Government Development Index (EGDI), which went up to 57th this year from 73rd in 2018, government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat said on Sunday. The index ranks countries based on their governments’ ...

Post Reporter

Vietnam jumps two places in UN e-government rankings

Vietnam climbed two positions to stand at number 86 amongst 193 countries in the e-government development index (EDGI) rankings, as compiled by the United Nations. Over the past six years, Vietnam has been moving up the rankings, from number 99 in 2014 to 89 in 2016 ...

Mic.gov.vn

Public services get $7.67 million boost through World Bank grant

The World Bank has approved two complementary grants totalling $7.67 million to support social accountability in key public services such as health centres, primary schools, and local administrations in 10 provinces in Cambodia. An announcement on Friday said access to public services in Cambodia has improved ...

Long Kimmarita

Op-Ed: Thailand needs firmer Covid-19 action

While being on the right track, the government’s latest response to the new coronavirus (Covid-19) by closing schools and entertainment venues, as well as putting off the Songkran break, is likely to prove too little, too late, once again. As other countries have shown, the ...

THITINAN PONGSUDHIRAK

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