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South Asia

Vietnam approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
South Asia

Vietnam approves Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

  • Vietnam is trying to accelerate its vaccine procurement drive to tackle a more stubborn wave of infections, even though its overall case load and fatality numbers remain relatively low.
  • Vietnam, with a population of around 98 million, has recorded a total of 10,241 coronavirus cases, with 58 deaths, since the pandemic began. Its domestic inoculation started in March.
Published 12 Jun, 2021 08:46pm
Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against Suu Kyi
South Asia

Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against Suu Kyi

  • The cases are the latest of a series brought against elected leader Suu Kyi, 75, who was overthrown by the army on Feb. 1 in a coup that has plunged the Southeast Asian country into chaos.
  • She might have defects but personal greed and corruption are not her traits. Those who accuse her of greed and corruption are spitting towards the sky.
Updated 10 Jun, 2021 05:36pm
Cambodia seeks China help to modernise navy base: report
South Asia

Cambodia seeks China help to modernise navy base: report

  • In October, Cambodia confirmed it had razed a small US-built facility at Cambodia's Ream Naval Base as part of a planned upgrade, but had denied reports that China would be involved in that.
  • On Wednesday, Defence Minister Tea Banh told news portal Fresh News that Cambodia had asked for China's help.
Published 02 Jun, 2021 07:07pm
Indian court orders COVID-related audit of Renault-Nissan plant
South Asia

Indian court orders COVID-related audit of Renault-Nissan plant

  • Nissan, which owns a majority stake in the plant, denied the allegations in court, saying it follows all guidelines. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Renault-Nissan, Ford and Hyundai halted work at their plants last week after workers protested and some went on strike.
Published 31 May, 2021 07:16pm