Cambodia increases minimum wage to U.S. $200 per month

Authorities in Cambodia have set the country’s 2023 minimum wage to U.S. $200 per month, but labor leaders told RFA the $6 increase is not enough to keep pace with inflation.   The Minimum Wage Council decided on next year’s salary in a meeting held Wednesday. Cambodia’s unions asked for a minimum wage ranging from […]

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Harvested rice fields in Chao Phraya River basin to be used as water retention areas

Rice fields in the Chao Phraya River basin, on Thailand’s central plains, will be turned into temporary water retention areas after farmers have completed their harvest at the end of this month, said Surasee Kittimonthon, secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resources, today (Wednesday).   He explained that the use of harvested rice fields […]

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Japan PM says willing to meet North Korean leader

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday renewed his offer to meet North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Un, as tensions simmer over Pyongyang’s nuclear program.   Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Kishida said that Japan still stood by diplomacy set out two decades ago by former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi on his historic […]

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Virologist claims 70 percent of Thais may have been infected with COVID-19

Up to 70% of the population of Thailand may have been infected with COVID-19, as most cases have not been officially recorded because they were asymptomatic or had only mild symptoms, according to Dr. Yong Poovorawan, head of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University.   He […]

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Thailand to issue COVID-19 reclassification measures this Friday

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is expected to announce a series of measures this Friday, in line with the reclassification of COVID-19 as an “infectious disease under watch”, as Thailand officially moves into a post-pandemic era from October 1st.   The Thai Ministry of Public Health issued two announcements on Monday to reclassify […]

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Sinch and Zapier expand partnership to deliver widest range of messaging to businesses — seamlessly

New integration enables Zapier customers to connect existing business apps and processes to messaging channels with Sinch’s Conversation API STOCKHOLM, Sweden, and ATLANTA – September 21, 2022 – Sinch, a global leader in cloud communications and mobile customer engagement, today announced its latest integration with Zapier, an automation platform, to bring the widest range of […]

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