Author: Chalermchai Lamwilai

London (15/11 – 67) The streets in Colombo, Sri Lanka, erupted into celebration on July 13, 2022 after weeks of peaceful protests forced then-President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee the country. Rajapaksa, long implicated in war crimes when he was defense secretary, had presided over an economic catastrophe amid allegations of widespread corruption and impunity. But a year later, despite some superficial changes, there is no sustained improvement in the country’s economic situation that impinges many people’s human rights. The acute shortage of fuel that was the most visible feature of the economic crisis has eased. But more than six million people – nearly 30…

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The quality of the internet has been severely compromised by restrictions placed on the market. The first step to solving a problem is admitting that it exists. Telecommunications regulators in Tajikistan have taken a surprising step in that direction by reportedly admitting this week that a staggering 95 percent of the country’s territory is covered by only outdated 2G mobile connections. This situation is in no small part due to the State Communications Service itself. In addition to regulating the sector, the service and the people running it are also major market players, albeit in highly nebulous ways that would be unthinkable…

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Myanmar’s military has lost control of substantial sections of the country’s border with China in recent days, as forces fighting the coup regime coordinate their attacks in an unprecedented way. The immediate aim of the combined offensive was to shut down lucrative criminal activity in enclaves along the Chinese frontier that are run by military-sponsored border guard forces. Significantly, in doing so, the insurgents took advantage of China’s recent efforts to stifle scams run from the enclaves that target Chinese citizens. This could mark a turning point in the national struggle against military rule, one that would pose serious new…

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Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday presented his government’s 2024 budget, emphasising the need for tough reforms until the full recovery of the cash-strapped island nation’s economy. Although Sri Lanka has managed to control its hyperinflation in the ongoing economic crisis, its economy is far from being fully recovered. “We have been able to put back on the rails the derailed economy. Still, people undergo suffering,” Wickremesinghe, who is also the Finance Minister, said. “The inflation which was 70 per cent in September 2022 has been reduced to 1.5 per cent in October this year,” the minister said. He…

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Berlin (05/11 – 40) The international transport corridor “Tajikistan-Europe” will be expanded. The initiative for the implementation of the “Crossroads of the World” project was announced at the IV International Tbilisi Silk Road Forum, which concluded in the capital of Georgia. The project envisions the development of connections between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Iran. This means that the Silk Road, which once passed through the North Caucasus, will now be connected to the South Caucasus hub. “In this way, another node is added to the multimodal corridor ‘China – Tajikistan – Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan – Iran – Turkey – Europe’,”…

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HÀ NỘI — Germany has been working with many vocational colleges in Việt Nam, support the development of curricula and training on specific skills related to renewable energy such as the installation of solar rooftops, Dr. Guido Hildner, German Ambassador to Việt Nam, told Việt Nam News in a recent interview. He said the energy transition is a complex and demanding process, but also provides great opportunities to the people and the economies. And Việt Nam is not an exception. He said there are a lot of projects involved in human resources, job skills, and vocational training, which are key components of…

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The Forbes magazine of Kazakhstan has updated the TOP-50 list of the most influential businessmen in the country. Most of the leaders retained their positions. Kenes Rakishev managed to climb higher and is now, according to the authoritative media, #8 in the list of the most influential businessmen. We’ll look at the success story of Kenes Rakishev and describe his current assets and operations. Forbes describes Kenes Rakishev’s business portfolio as a diversified one. It’s very true statement and, at least for some extent, the recipe of Kenes Rakishev success. He is always in search for new applications of his skills and funds, taking a weighted…

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Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính expressed satisfaction with the strong and practical development steps in the collaboration between New York and Vietnamese agencies and localities NEW YORK – Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on September 22 met with Mayor of New York Eric Adams, during which he affirmed Việt Nam attached importance to its cooperation with the US city, and would ensure interests for US and New York investors in the Southeast Asian country. PM Chính, who has been in the US to attend the high-level week of the UN General Assembly’s 78th session, said that the establishment of comprehensive…

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Recognizing Bangladesh as a country with 170 million people and a potential market for Vietnamese businesses, NA Chairman Huệ announced that a business forum would be organised during this visit with the participation of hundreds of businesses from both sides. HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam and Bangladesh agreed on the need for a breakthrough in economic cooperation in the near future to further promote the friendly and comprehensive partnership between the two countries. As part of his official visit to Bangladesh, Chairman of the National Assembly Vương Đình Huệ held talks with the President of Bangladesh Mohammed Shahabuddin on Friday.…

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It’s very easy to get a Thai Visa. This is the case because Thailand as a country is dedicated to making it easy for foreigners to get a Thai Visa. Most people figure out that visiting Bangkok for Thai visa service is a good option. Getting a local company to assist you in all your visa requirements will make the entire process easier. But it’s best if you’re prepared and ever aware of everything that you need to know even before going to Bangkok. This is why we prepared this guide for you. To make your Thai visa application easier, you need…

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