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Singapore's Fake News Bill Set to Become Law in Second Half

The aim of the proposed laws isn’t to suppress information, but rather to equip Singaporeans with facts so they can engage in public discourse, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran told Bloomberg Television on Monday. Singapore sought feedback from technology and media companies during the drafting of the bill, he said. The Southeast Asian country announced plans this month to introduce tough new laws to hold online outlets accountable for the spread of fake news, putting pre...
Tags: Science, Singapore, Bloomberg Television, Facebook Inc, Southeast Asian

4 Ways Sales Can Help Your Company Offset Losses From Trump’s Trade Wars

by Ryan Moore, Director of Client Management, Peak Sales Recruiting As we delve deeper into 2019, the international business environment has changed dramatically with paradigm shifts in trade. NAFTA was replaced with USMCA – a new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. It remains to be seen which U.S. businesses will be positively or negatively affected. Moreover, a trade war with China, the world’s second largest economy, has created volatility in the stock markets and upheaval ...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Indonesia, Mexico, China, Canada, Tariffs, Ryan Moore, Nafta, Southeast Asian, Vietnam Thailand, Business Advice, Thinking Aloud, China Mexico, Trade War, USMCA

More growth ahead in Taiwan

One year ago, we laid out our roadmap for supporting the growth of an Intelligent Taiwan, with an emphasis on investing in Taiwanese talent. Since then, we’ve reached our goal to train 50,000 businesses and students in digital marketing, and 5,000 students in artificial intelligence (AI) programming.Here are six further commitments announced at our Google for Taiwan this week, outlining how we’re helping Taiwanese people and businesses make the most of the digital economy. More room to grow and ...
Tags: Google, Asia, Taiwan, CS, Southeast Asian, New Taipei City, Rick Osterloh, Google in Asia, Far Eastern Group, Douglas Tong Hsu, SVP of Devices Services, Junyi Academy, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research

Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever

Vietnam's prime minister has called for "drastic measures" to fight the spread of African swine fever in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday. The highly contagious disease, which is incurable in pigs but harmless to humans, has spread rapidly across neighboring China since August, and has been found in seven areas in Vietnam, the state-run Vietnam News Service reported. "We should combat the epidemic as if we are fighting against the enemy," Phuc said in a meeting with...
Tags: Science, China, Vietnam, Southeast Asian, Phuc, Vietnam News Service

Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman of its national Olympic committee said Tuesday, highlighting the rising ambitions of the giant but perennially underperforming Southeast Asian nation. Muddai Madang said letters from President Joko Widodo and […]
Tags: News, Indonesia, Sports, Ap, Nation, Olympics, Joko Widodo, Jakarta Indonesia, Southeast Asian, Muddai Madang

Thai princess apologizes after being disqualified from PM run

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi's comments came a day after the commission dropped her name from an official list of prime minister candidates. The commission said members of the royal family should stay above politics, echoing a sharp rebuke from King Maha Vajiralongkorn that her bid was "inappropriate" and unconstitutional. Ubolratana's unprecedented nomination by a party allied with populist ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra unsettled the Southeast Asian nation, where the mo...
Tags: News, Southeast Asian, Thaksin Shinawatra, Maha Vajiralongkorn, Ubolratana, Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi

Thai Central Group and Grab to expand on-demand delivery: Reuters

Thailand’s Central Group, the country’s largest retail conglomerate, said on Thursday it will invest $200 million in a local unit of Singapore-based ride-hailing app Grab, expanding an existing partnership. Central Group, which owns department stores, restaurants, and hotel chains in Thailand, said it will “acquire a significant non-controlling stake” in the Thai subsidiary which already delivers food from Central’s restaurants to customers. The two companies will work together on transport, foo...
Tags: China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Trends, Thailand, Reuters, Tan, Southeast Asian, Central, Central Group, VC Deals, Grab, Anthony Tan, Jek, Reuters Central, Google Temasek

Malaysia's Mahathir seeks China's understanding on scrapped $20-billion rail deal

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday asked for China's understanding over Malaysia's plan to cancel a $20-billion rail project that spearheads China's infrastructure push in the Southeast Asian nation, saying Kuala Lumpur could not afford it.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Southeast Asian, Mahathir, Mahathir Mohamad

Singapore’s Credit Culture raises $29.5M for its soon-to-launch digital loan business

Singapore’s digital fintech companies are attracting investor attention and dollars in 2019. Fresh from Singapore Life — a digital-only insurer — raising $33 million across two recently closed rounds, so Credit Culture, a digital loan specialist — has banked SG$40 million ($29.5 million) ahead of its imminent launch. Credit Culture has raised its capital from Malaysia’s RCE Capital Berhad in a deal that allows the investor to potentially take a stake of up 30 percent in the startup. Its investme...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Spokesperson, Banking, Philippines, Malaysia, Countries, Southeast Asian, SG, Dey

Malaysia imposes ban on events involving Israelis

Malaysia has imposed a ban on Israelis participating in any event hosted by the Southeast Asian nation after barring athletes from attending the World Para Swimming championships in July. Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said on Wednesday that Malaysia's cabinet had decided on the measure last week. The majority-Muslim country does not maintain formal diplomatic relations with Israel and has long supported a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Tags: News, Israel, Malaysia, Southeast Asian, Saifuddin Abdullah

There’s More to Kuala Lumpur than Petronas Towers and Shopping

Kuala Lumpur, capital of the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, has always been a “pass-through” destination for me. Either I never made it out of the airport during long layovers, or my time was limited to an overnight stay. I’d made the obligatory trek to see famous twin Petronas Towers, once the tallest skyscrapers in the world, and walk around the lovely lake and park at the foot of the towers. I’d had dinner in the Brickyards neighborhood more commonly known as Little India. And I’d spent...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Petronas Towers, Southeast Asian, River Of Life, Brickyards

Malaysian palm oil futures open higher after India import tax cut

Malaysian benchmark crude palm oil futures opened nearly 1 percent higher on Wednesday, a bullish start to the first day of trading in 2019 after India announced import tax cuts on palm oil from Southeast Asian countries.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Southeast Asian

Malaysia bets on durian as China goes bananas for world's smelliest fruit

The stinky, spiky durian is set to become Malaysia's next major export as the Southeast Asian nation rushes to develop thousands of acres to cash in on unprecedented demand for the fruit from China.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Malaysia, Southeast Asian

Realme unveils new ‘Realme Yellow’ logo

Started off as OPPO's sub-brand and later formed as a separate company, Realme has launched its fully upgraded Brand Visual Identity system and Logo to provide a new visual experience The "R" logo in “Realme Yellow” designed by Eddie Opara.  Realme announced that it will be rolling out its upgraded brand image across all channels starting from today. Realme's new "R" logo and smartphones will launch across Southeast Asian markets including Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, countries in...
Tags: News, India, Blogging, North Africa, Li, Southeast Asian, Realme, Realme Yellow, Realme Yellow logo, Eddie Opara Realme, Malaysia Thailand Philippines Cambodia, South Asia the Middle East

How a rap video could become the fault line of Thailand's long-awaited elections

A music video that criticizes Thailand's military government has become a big hit in the Southeast Asian nation, indicating that public frustration with more than four years of military rule is mounting ahead of upcoming nationwide elections.
Tags: Asia, News, Thailand, Southeast Asian

How a rap video could become the fault line of Thailand's long-awaited elections

A music video that criticizes Thailand's military government has become a big hit in the Southeast Asian nation, indicating that public frustration with more than four years of military rule is mounting ahead of upcoming nationwide elections.
Tags: Cnn, Thailand, Southeast Asian

5 easiest places to move to in Asia

Whether you just need a change of scenery or it’s always been a life goal to live in another country, many of us have considered moving abroad at some point. The prospect can be highly tantalizing: A fresh slate in a new, exciting country with different food, interesting culture, and expanded career opportunities. The question is: Where to go? And how? Due to its relatively low cost of living and fairly straightforward visa processes, Southeast Asia tends to be a popular landing spot for Ame...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, US, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Cambodia, Vietnam, Expat Living, American TV, Philippine, Southeast Asian

Venture capital funding in Southeast Asia at record: industry

Funding by venture capital (VC) firms in Southeast Asian start-ups has risen to a record so far this year, surpassing the total investments made in 2017, industry data showed.
Tags: Money, Southeast Asia, businessNews, Southeast Asian

Indonesia mobilizes 20,000 citizens to clean up plastic pollution

Indonesia wastes upward of 10 billion plastic bags every year, making it the second highest polluter of plastic in the entire world. To address the growing plastic pollution problem, thousands of volunteers gathered around the country last month and participated in one of the largest plastic cleanups to date. The goal of the event was to educate citizens about the dangers of pollution and promote better recycling practices among young people. More than 20,000 people from 76 different areas of t...
Tags: Design, Indonesia, China, Pacific Ocean, Southeast Asian, Texas Marine

Thailand is becoming a critical country for blockchain

While United States regulators are still trying to figure out how to think about cryptocurrencies, Thailand’s government is already mapping out its own central bank digital currency. This is just one of numerous examples how Thailand has emerged as one the most interesting cryptocurrency and blockchain countries in Southeast Asia in 2018. Since the start of the year, the Thai government has become increasingly outspoken and welcoming of cryptocurrency projects and exchanges. In just a few months...
Tags: TC, Asia, Finance, Southeast Asia, Tech, Thailand, Bitcoin, West, United States, Korea, SEC, Ibm, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Southeast Asian

Philippines tells Filipinos to brace for Malaysian crackdown

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has asked Filipinos in Malaysia to brace for a possible crackdown on illegal immigration in the Southeast Asian country, where it estimates about 400,000 Filipinos live illegally. The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila said a Malaysian amnesty program for illegal immigrants that began in 2016 ends Thursday […]
Tags: News, Philippines, Malaysia, Manila, Manila Philippines, Southeast Asian, Nation & World

Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts for ‘enabling human rights abuses’

Facebook is cracking down on the military leadership in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country where the social network has been identified as a factor contributing to ethnic tension and violence. The U.S. company said today that it removed accounts belonging to Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who is commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the military-owned Myawady television network. In total, the purge has swept up 18 Facebook accounts, 52 Facebook Pages and an Instagram account after...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Asia, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Tech, Software, United States, United Nations, Bangladesh, Un, Myanmar, Social Network, Reuters, State, Min Aung Hlaing

Exclusive: Myanmar scales back Chinese-backed port project due to debt fears - official

Myanmar has scaled back plans for a Chinese-backed port on its western coast, sharply reducing the cost of the project after concerns it could leave the Southeast Asian nation heavily indebted, a top government official and an advisor told Reuters.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Myanmar, Southeast Asian

Eight young footballers rescued in Thailand cave - but race on to save five that remain trapped

Rescuers prepare for day three on Tuesday ​Four more children rescued from flooded cave on Monday Total of eight boys now brought to surface and in 'good health' Another four boys and their coach remain stuck in Thai cave Parents told 'no hugging or kissing' until health checks cleared Heavy rains raise growing fears for safety of those still stuck Meet the 'A-Team' of volunteer British divers who led search The official in charge of the daring extraction of 12 youn...
Tags: Asia, Elon Musk, UK, England, News, Navy, California, Navy Seals, Ap, Cnn, Thailand, Julie Bishop, John, Pong, NICK, Musk

Thailand’s 20% Rebate Makes Country Even More Attractive for Filmmakers

Producers looking for different kinds of locales for their next projects are turning increasingly to Thailand, which recently launched a 20% rebate on qualified spend. Indeed, the Southeast Asian country is a land of captivating beauty and exotic locations that filmmakers can use to add production value to their shoots. It’s also a country narrow […]
Tags: Asia, Artisans, Production, Thailand, Incentives, Southeast Asian

Cambodia announces $100 million in military aid from China

A Cambodian defense official says China has agreed to provide more than $100 million in military aid to the Southeast Asian nation, a close political ally
Tags: News, China, Cambodia, Southeast Asian, Nation & World

Liquor not available in the US

It’s been a long day in a new city. The sun is going down, you’ve found a fantastic little bar, and all you want to do is to try the local spirit. However, you have no idea what it is. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who has stuck to the familiar while travelling. We love trying new cuisines, but we get a little bit freaked out when it comes to the strong stuff. Forewarned is forearmed, so educate yourself on the many spirits available in the world, including those you won’t easily find ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Colorado, Indonesia, France, China, US, America, Turkey, Hungary, United States, Chile, Drinking, Middle East, Poland

Korean Americans in Southern California see glimmer of hope for peace, reunification

It was 3 a.m. on April 27. Grace Ahn and her husband, Matthew, sat glued to the television in their Seal Beach home. The couple texted family members as they saw the leaders of North and South Korea, Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in smile, greet one another and walk hand in hand during a first-time meeting in Panmunjom, a truce village right in the middle of the Demilitarized Zone, which has divided the Korean Peninsula for seven decades. It was an eventful morning, which the couple marked with a cel...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, North Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Syria, Chicago, Thailand, Soccer, United States, Idaho

Latin America’s Movile is quietly building a mobile empire

By 2020, Brazilian mobile giant, Movile , wants to improve the lives of more than one billion people through its apps. The company began its mission in 1998 selling gaming, news and SMS messaging services to mobile operators in Brazil. After receiving its first investment from South African-based global investor Naspers 10 years ago, Movile grew into one of the largest and most successful mobile companies in Latin America, with more than 150 million monthly active users of its apps and est...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Column, China, San Francisco, Tech, Paypal, Tencent, WeChat, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Venezuela, Latin America, Ifood

Former Tiger Global executive joins Jeneration Capital as CIO: Reuters

Hong Kong-based fund Jeneration Capital Management said on Tuesday that Jason Tan, formerly a global partner at investment firm Tiger Global Management LLC, has joined as partner and chief investment officer. Tan will be managing the fund’s overall portfolio and strategy, after a three-year stint at Tiger where he led investments in a number of the region’s startups including Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, beauty app Meitu Inc and portal website Inc. Jeneration Capital, which is ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Trends, People, Reuters, Tan, Southeast Asian, Tiger Global Management LLC, Didi Chuxing, Meitu Inc, Jeneration Capital, Jeneration Capital Management, Jason Tan, Bilibili Inc