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Vietnam introduces eight key digital programs for 2020-25

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) introduced eight core programs for the 2020-2025 period and reviewed results achieved by the information and communications (ICT) sector in the past five years at the 5th Congress of the Ministry’s Party Committee held in Hanoi on 18 August. During the 2015-2020 ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Cabinet exodus shakes faith in EEC

The recent resignations of economic tsar Somkid Jatusripitak, the former deputy prime minister, and four economic ministers including former Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana, have ignited concerns about planned big-ticket infrastructure development projects such as the government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The Bangkok Post sat down for an ...

CHATRUDEE THEPARAT

National policy on child protection to provide equal opportunities to all children

The National Policy on Child Protection System will provide equal opportunity to all children to become qualified human resources contributing to the national development. The ten-year (2019-2028) national policy gather investment on children in a more comprehensive and systematic way, said Vong Sauth, Minister of Social ...

National climate change strategy reviewed

The Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment cooperated with the French Development Agency (AFD) in organising a seminar in Hanoi on June 24 to review the implementation of the national strategy and action plan on climate change and propose orientations to cope with ...

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

Senators approve 2019-2023 development plan, power projects

Senators yesterday unanimously agreed to pass the National Strategic Development Plan of 2019-2023 worth $57.7 billion in capital. In order for the budget plan to be finalised, it will need to be reviewed by the Constitutional Council and approved by the King. The vote was held ...

Ben Sokhean

Myanmar parliament to pass gambling bill in May: report

Myanmar’s parliament is expected to approve in May a bill that would authorise the setting up of foreigner-only casinos in the country, the Myanmar Times newspaper reported on Sunday. The parliament is expected to sit again later this month after an April holiday break. Keep reading ...

Five More Former Opposition Leaders Re-enter Politics

Samdech Say Chhum, Acting Head of State and President of Senate, granted the rights to re-enter politics to five more former opposition leaders of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), according to the separate royal decrees dated March 19. The five from the dissolved ...

Time for Vietnam’s next generation of clean leaders to step up

Last year marked the mid-point between Vietnam’s five yearly National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). The eighth plenum of the CPV Central Committee met in October to initiate planning for the 13th Congress in 2021. Keep reading ...

Myanmar Moves to Pursue Constitutional Change to Curb Military Role

Lawmakers took a first step Tuesday toward amending Myanmar’s constitution to curb the power of the military, a difficult process that risks straining the uneasy relations between the civilian leadership and the armed forces. Keep reading ...

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