New Straits Times

Cambodian people urged to help end snaring and wildlife trafficking

The Cambodian government and wildlife conservationists have urged the people to help end the snaring crisis and combat wildlife trafficking. They called upon all Cambodians to stop buying, selling, and consuming wildlife as this would bring an end to the notorious practice of snaring wild animals. According ...

New Straits Times

World faces largest cost-of-living crisis in a generation: UN report

The world is facing a cost-of-living crisis unseen in at least a generation, partly due to the Ukraine conflict, said a UN report on Wednesday. “The largest cost-of-living crisis of the 21st century has come when people and countries have a limited capacity to cope,” said ...

Bernama

Vietnam's mega irrigation system to be ready in two weeks

A MEGA irrigation system to supply water to agricultural fields in the Mekong Delta is expected to be completed in two weeks. It is also expected to save the southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta from drought and increasing salinity. According to a Vn Express report, the system is ...

New Straits Times

Vietnam's Covid-19 vaccine, Nanocovax almost ready

VIETNAM’S development of its own Covid-19 vaccine – Nanocovax – is nearing completion, with its manufacturer claiming an efficacy rate of 90 per cent. The Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology JSC, which is developing the vaccine, said the efficacy rate was based on the results of the second ...

New Straits Times

Cambodia denies reports of large scale illegal logging

CAMBODIA had denied reports by Amnesty International and the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) that large scale illegal logging has increased in the Prey Lang wildlife sanctuary. The Ministry of Environment has rejected reports by the two groups, saying it was an attempt to cause conflict ...

New Straits Times

Drought, dams may lead to death of Mekong

The livelihood of millions of people in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam will be affected as drought and newly-built dams impede the Mekong River’s flow, drying up segments of the once fast-flowing river. Observers predict that these two factors may lead to the death of ...

Azman Hamid, Patrick Sennyah, Roy Goh

Myanmar endures worst of Mekong monsoon floods

Monsoon rains have pummelled the Mekong region in recent days with Myanmar bearing the brunt of flooding that has forced 150,000 to flee and threatens to destroy levees shielding thousands of homes. Keep reading ...

Asean agrees on 'key parts' of trade pact

[] The ministers agreed that nations that sign up for this mammoth free trade agreement should commit to remove barriers on at least 92 per cent of their product lines over five to 10 years. All 10 Asean member countries have already signed up to this, ...

Raul Dancel

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