Singapore (VNA) – A Singaporean taxi driver was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment on May 27 for posting a fake message on Facebook about supposed food outlet closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic and urging panic buying. According to the Straits Times and Channel News Asia, the 40-year-old cabby named Kenneth Lai Yong Hui posted a false message in a private Facebook group which had about 7,500 members. In the message, Lai claimed he had received information that all food courts and coffee shops would close and supermarkets would open only two days a week. He also said people should stock up stuff. The man deleted his post after 15 minutes, however, Deputy Public Prosecutor Deborah Lee, who proposed the sentence, said that his lies could "conceivably result in public alarm and panic buying" and called for a punishment that would deter others. “The psychological fight to allay fear and hysteria is just as important as the fight to contain the spread of … [Read more...] about Singaporean man jailed for spreading COVID-19 fake news
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The calls come after the Cambodian Government announced a plan last week to reduce electricity tariffs for firms in the manufacturing, agriculture, commercial and service sectors from June until October. Companies in these sectors will only be required to pay for the electricity they consume and are expected to save approximately 25 percent off their power bill. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 28
Việt Nam joined ASEAN on July 28, 1995. Throughout its 25 years of membership, Việt Nam has made active and responsible contributions to ASEAN co-operation. Three years after joining the group, the country hosted its first summit in December 1998. Here, under Việt Nam’s Chairmanship, the leaders adopted the Hanoi Plan of Action, which began the community building process by laying down the implementation mechanisms for building an open, dynamic and resilient ASEAN Community by 2020. Việt Nam’s second term in the rotating Chairmanship came in 2010. Once again, the country took a leading role, this time to strengthen the strategic importance of ASEAN in the political-security field. Việt Nam arranged for the organisation of the first ASEAN Defense Ministerial Meeting Plus (ADMM+), reinforcing ASEAN’s ability to bring together major players in the region within the ASEAN-led mechanism. It was also in 2010, that members of the East Asia … [Read more...] about Việt Nam helps ASEAN battle the COVID-19 pandemic
Vietnam did a good job in terms of gathering co-operative measures among ASEAN member states, ASEAN dialogue partners, and international organisations as well as promptly sharing the information on COVID-19. Vietnam has strongly demonstrated its solidarity and assistance with other countries by donating medical supplies to countries in the region or severely affected, including Laos - my country, to prevent and combat COVID-19. For future co-operation as the Chair of ASEAN this year, Vietnam may focus on bringing the co-operation closer with AMS and its partners on how to produce a vaccine for COVID-19 at the earliest and continue calling on countries to ensure the rights to access drugs and vaccines against COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Vietnam helps ASEAN battle the COVID-19 pandemic
Sendo’s strategy is rural-centric while Tiki targets the urban area. The combination is expected to help the two sides focus on the market more comprehensively, according to local insiders. The merger could also help them to raise more funds in the future. … [Read more...] about Will Vietnamese e-commerce platforms Tiki and Sendo soon merge?