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Southeast Asia seeks ways to protect car industry

Several Southeast Asian countries are finding ways to protect their emerging car industries from imports, after eliminating auto duties by the end of last year. Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand have introduced measures either to hinder imports or benefit local production, while Malaysia is looking at possible curbs on foreign car sales. The new trend is […]

Myanmar workers can now go to Malaysia

The Myanmar government will allow Myanmar migrant labourers to return to Malaysia after a six month work suspension by Malaysian authorities, according to Daw Khin Nwe Oo, the deputy director-general of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population’s Labour Department. Myanmar had been sending about 4,000 workers to Malaysia, monthly, until 6 December, when Malaysian […]

Myanmar seeks KL-Mandalay flights

KUALA LUMPUR — Myanmar President Thein Sein has offered Malaysia a chance to operate flights linking Malaysia and Mandalay, one of the country’s main tourist attractions. The offer was made in talks between the visiting Myanmar president and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Putrajaya on Friday, the Star Online reported on Saturday. Malaysia has […]