Malaysia attracts more foreign investment to boost economy

Malaysia attracts more foreign investment to boost economy

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on May 25 that the Government is looking to attract more foreign investment to foster the national economy and strengthen the ringgit – the local currency.

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Philippines seizes seven waste containers from Australia

The Philippines’ customs officials recently seized at least seven garbage containers from Australian waste giant Cleanaway Resource Co at a southern port.

ASEAN-Australia Joint Cooperation Committee holds 9th meeting


The 9th meeting of the ASEAN-Australia Joint Cooperation Committee took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 24.

ASEAN, China talk ways to bolster strategic partnership


Senior officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China held a consultation in Hangzhou city, China’s Zhejiang province, on May 19 to review cooperation, discuss measures to promote partnership, and prepare for the ASEAN-China post ministerial conference this August.

ASEAN, Chinese officials convene 17th meeting on DOC implementation


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China hold the 17th senior officials’ meeting (SOM) on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties on the East Sea (DOC) in Hangzhou, China, on May 17 and 18.
Vietnam represents ASEAN in committing to jointly protecting civilians in armed conflicts

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s permanent mission to the United Nations, reiterated the commitments of ASEAN countries on the protection of civilians during armed conflicts in a speech on behalf of ASEAN countries at the open debate of the UN Security Council in New York on May 23.

More Vietnamese politics books to be translated into Lao


The Su That (Truth) National Political Publishing House will help Laos choose 10-15 books on Party and political system building, laws, and socio-economic development issues of Vietnam to translate into Lao language.

Vietnam, Laos share experience in mass mobilisation work


The Commission for Mass Mobilisation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and the Lao Front for National Construction (LFNC) Central Committee worked out directions for bilateral cooperation in the time ahead at their talks in Vientiane on May 22.

Government officials pay working visit to Cambodia


A delegation from several ministries led by Deputy Foreign Minister and head of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs Nguyen Quoc Cuong is paying a working visit to Cambodia from May 22-24.
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