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News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Wednesday (Feb 24)
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN): Some 17,000 garment workers in Laos will each receive emergency income support of 900,000 kip (about US$100) to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
KUALA LUMPUR: Net foreign purchases of ringgit bonds rose to RM3.7bil in January 2021, a slight increase for (December 2020: RM3.6bil), extending the inflow to the ninth consecutive month.
BANGKOK (Reuters): Garment workers in Thailand who were illegally underpaid while making products for major brands have received all the wages owed to them after theme park operator and film producer Universal Studios agreed to pay the outstanding amount.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (Feb 23) approved a draft agreement between Interpol’s National Central Bureau for Thailand in Bangkok and the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on direct access to Interpol’s information system, said government deputy spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek.
YANGON (Reuters): Myanmar's military-appointed foreign minister flew into Thailand on Wednesday (Feb 24), a Thai government source said, as Myanmar's neighbours intensified efforts to resolve a crisis that began when its army seized power in a Feb 1 coup.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Chao Phraya Express Boat signed a memorandum of understanding with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) on Tuesday (Feb 23) to test run passenger electric boats on the Chao Phraya River from Pakkred pier to Sathorn pier.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The first batch – 200,000 doses – of China's Sinovac vaccine arrived in Thailand at precisely 10.05am, with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on hand to receive them at Suvarnabhumi Airport
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (Feb 23)
YANGON (Reuters): Myanmar was set for more street protests on Wednesday (Feb 24) against military rule as Indonesia sought to build momentum behind a diplomatic push involving other Southeast Asian countries to steer a path out of the crisis.