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Vietnam’s fishermen battle a lack of fish and China

In a cell at Tanjung Pinang in Riau, Indonesia, 64-year-old Vietnamese fisherman Nguyen Van Tu struggles alone with aching legs. He has not been found guilty of any crime, but has been detained for more than 20 months.  In the summer of 2020, the pair of ...

Vo Kieu Bao Uyen

Southeast Asia’s Data Localization Push is a Double-Edged Sword

With the publication of the ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025 (ADM 2025), member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have endeavored to promote the digitalization of the region. In this digital transformation process, data is essential because every interaction in the digital world produces and relies on ...

Xirui Li

After Long Delay, Indonesia Repatriates 200 Vietnamese Held for Illegal Fishing

Indonesia this week repatriated 200 Vietnamese fishermen who languished at immigration detention centers for months amid the coronavirus pandemic after local authorities confiscated their boats on suspicion of poaching in Indonesian waters, officials said Wednesday. Another 216 fishermen from Vietnam will be sent home in October, ...

Reported by BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service.

Laos, Indonesia enhance wide-ranging cooperation

National defence and security, education, telecommunications, trade and investment, banking cooperation, public works and transport, and agriculture were major topics of discussion between Lao and Indonesian government officials last week. The discussion took place during the visit of Lao Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay ...

Indonesia seeks to boost palm oil, paper trade

Việt Nam’s import of palm oil and paper from Indonesia could experience a year-on-year increase of 38 per cent, Indonesian ambassador to Việt Nam Ibnu Hadi said on Wednesday.Keep reading ...

Malaysia, Indonesia to take EU curbs on palm oil to WTO

Malaysia and Indonesia plan to raise the prospect of European Union curbs on the imports of palm oil with the World Trade Organisation, both countries said in a joint statement on Sunday.Keep reading ...

RSPO freezes palm oil company’s operations in Papua

The world’s biggest sustainable palm oil association has frozen the operations of one of its most prominent members on concessions in Indonesia because of failures to meet its standards on new planting. The Complaints Panel of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil issued a stop-work order ...

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