COVID-19, coup pushing half of Myanmar into poverty: UNDP

Nearly half of Myanmar's population is at risk of falling into poverty by 2022 if the twin impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the...

ASEAN leaders want end on Myanmar crisis, envoy to facilitate talks

Southeast Asian chiefs reached an agreement with Myanmar's junta leader on Saturday to immediately end the ongoing crisis in the country, though without "a...

ASEAN press freedom weakens as Malaysia slips furthest

Press freedom in Southeast Asia continues to languish as Malaysia steps back the farthest among world nations in this year's World Press Freedom Index. The...

Envoy pleads sanctions, no-fly zone into Myanmar

Myanmar’s envoy to the United Nations has called for sanctions and a no-fly zone into the country amid ongoing chaos between protesters and the...

UN slams Myanmar military over death of 70

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the killing of 70 people only this year since the country’s military regained control. Thomas Andrews, UN’s special rapporteur...

Burmese resume protest versus military control

Shunning the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), protesters stormed the streets of Myanmar to rally against the control of the military regained...

Myanmar detains Aung San Suu Kyi as military takes control

Myanmar’s military regained control of the country after detaining the de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi over claims of voter fraud. A report by...

RCEP—world’s largest free-trade pact—’signed’

Fifteen countries spanning the Asia Pacific region have officially inked the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which promises to create a vast free trade...

The pandemic teaches us creativity and to appreciate life in a simpler way

The global pandemic did not just rob people to live life the way it used to be, but it also dampened global economies, shattered...

IMF approves $356 million support for Myanmar

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a total of $356.5 million support for Myanmar as the country suffers from an ailing economy despite...

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The Philippines will proceed with sugar importation in October if there will be insufficient production.

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It's likely that the Philippines will look into sugar importation should sugar production in the country becomes inadequate. However, the volume is much less...
The Philippines received a grant from the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for its offshore wind projects feasibility study.

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Malaysian farmers will benefit from the government-backed Agro-Food Takaful Insurance Scheme to compensate them for damages and losses due to natural disasters.

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