Sunday February 17, 2019 07:22

EAST ASIA Press Releases

Photo Release: THAI Welcomes Representatives from Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board Lifestyle—15 Feb 19

Mr. Korakot Chatasingha (fourth from left), Director of Thailand Regional Sales, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), welcomed Mr. Noran Ujang (third from left), Director of International Promotion Division (Southeast Asia), Malaysia

Philippines: Arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa an attack on journalism General—14 Feb 19

Bangkok--14 Feb--ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

Southeast Asian lawmakers today called for all charges to be dropped against Maria Ressa, Chief Executive Officer and executive editor of the news site Rappler, who was arrested yesterday on cyber libel charge carrying up to 12 years' imprisonment.

"These flimsy charges are clearly politically motivated. Maria Ressa's arrest is the latest in a long line of attacks on independent media in the Philippines, which is reeling from sustained harassment under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. It shows the extent to which the Philippine government is willing to go in its bid to silence critics within the media. All charges against Maria Ressa must be dropped immediately," said APHR Chairperson Charles Santiago, a member of the Malaysian parliament, echoing calls from amongst the Philippine media community.

On 13 February, at about 5pm, Maria Ressa was arrested by officers from the National Bureau of Investigation for allegedly committing libel under Section 4(C)(4) of the 2012 Cybercrime Prevention Act – a law that has previously been criticized by human rights organizations as a serious threat to freedom of expression. She was released on bail today.

The case stems from a 2012 article published by Rappler, claiming links between a businessman and the t

Hilton Pattaya Team Won of Fifth Annual South East Asia FB Masters General—13 Feb 19

Hilton Pattaya's representative - Khun Parichat Pramo (the 3rd from the left) won the Barista Challenge on the fifth annual South East Asia (SEA) F&B Masters 2018/2019 grand finale in Hilton Kota Kinabalu on January 28 and 29, 2019. Khun Parichat

โรงแรมฮิลตัน พัทยา รับรางวัลชนะเลิศการแข่งขันทำอาหาร และเครื่องดื่ม South East Asia FB Masters ทั่วไป—13 Feb 19

ตัวแทนจากโรงแรมฮิลตัน พัทยา คุณปาริฉัตร ประโม (ลำดับที่ 3 จากซ้าย) ได้รับรางวัลชนะเลิศ การแข่งขันบาริสต้า ในรายการ South East Asia F&B Masters ครั้งที่ 5 รอบสุดท้าย ประจำปี 2561/2562 ณ โรงแรมฮิลตัน โคตาคินาบาลู ประเทศมาเลเซีย ระหว่างวันที่ 28 ถึง 29

BenQ Medical Group Targeting Thai Medical Market. To Initially Launch K2 Medical in Thailand Before Events—13 Feb 19

BenQ Medical Group, one of the Taiwanese manufacturers and distributors of medical supplies, is planning to expand its medical market to South East Asian region. Its first regional office was inaugurated in Thailand on 23 January 2019, namely K2 Medical

S.E.A. Focus Renews Interest in Southeast Asian Art Boutique art fair reports encouraging sales, General—12 Feb 19

S.E.A. Focus had a successful showcase with positive reviews from participating galleries, regional collectors and local visitors. Organised by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, S.E.A. Focus is a platform to foster awareness and raise demand

The rise in book value of SHREITs 3 Southeast-Asia-based properties to USD 143m underpins strong Stcoks—11 Feb 19

Independent appraisal firms appraised the total book value of SHREIT's hotel properties in Southeast Asia as at the end of 2018 at USD 143.2 million, up 9.6% from the investment value as at SHREIT's inception and 3.6% from the investment value as at the

Photo Release: RISE brings together corporate innovators to set the stage for Corporate Innovation IT—07 Feb 19

Recently, Dr. Supachai Parchariyanon, Founder and CEO of RISE, a Regional Corporate Innovation Accelerator (the 3rdfrom right) together with Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin President/CEO of Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) (The 3rd from left), Mr.

Hilton Pattaya Features Sweet Taste of Sugarcane in February General—04 Feb 19

'Sugarcane' is generally used for sugar production and found in all tropical and subtropical regions including Southeast Asia. Sugarcane is rich in antioxidants that can help improve the immune system. It also contains iron, magnesium, calcium and

Taste Asia#s Epicurean Experience Lifestyle—01 Feb 19

Leading the way as Asia's ultimate gourmet hotel, The Nai Harn Phuket continues to elevate guests' epicurean experience. A hotel that is already acclaimed to have South East Asia's 'Best Luxury Restaurant Bar'*, the recent launch of a spectacular new all

Arton Capital Singapore appoints Julie Tan as Director Stcoks—01 Feb 19

Arton Capital, the global leader in residency and citizenship solutions, has appointed Ms. Julie Tan as Director responsible for Media Relations in Singapore and Southeast Asia. A global citizen, with an extensive network of likeminded individuals, Ms.

Lazada ramps up supermarket plans in Southeast Asia Events—31 Jan 19

- Singapore shoppers will now enjoy the largest range of groceries and fresh produce on Lazada Lazada Group today announced it will ramp up its supermarket business in Southeast Asia, as part of plans to accelerate its growth to become the region's

RISE brings together corporate innovators to set the stage for Corporate Innovation in Southeast Events—30 Jan 19

RISE collaborates with leading global corporate innovators and practitioners to share practical perspectives on corporate innovation for Corporate Innovation Summit 2019. The conference is going to be Asia's first experiential conference and will be held

Photo Release: EXIM Thailand Inks MOU with Hongkong Trade Development Center to Enhance Thai Events—30 Jan 19

Mr. Pisit Serewiwattana (right), President of Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand), recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Mr. Peter Wong (left), Regional Director, South East Asia and South Asia, Hongkong Trade Development Center

TMAN and TREIT Officially Affiliated into Frasers Property Ready to Become Leading Industrial Properties—29 Jan 19

- By Leveraging the expertise of Frasers Property Group, the company is confident that this change will strengthen the performance and establish FTREIT at an international level. - Supporting FTREIT to attract more investors from Thailand and

Bangkoks Chao Phraya River gets new landmark attraction with opening of Southeast Asias longest Lifestyle—29 Jan 19

Thailand's first world-class multi-media water, light, and sound feature aims to boost tourism along the Chao Phraya River Thailand's first, and Southeast Asia's longest, water, light and sound feature recently opened on the banks of the Chao Phraya

IRPC Selects AspenTech Prescriptive Maintenance Software to Mitigate Unplanned IT—28 Jan 19

Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN), the asset optimization(TM) software company, today announced that Southeast Asia's integrated petrochemical pioneer, IRPC PLC, has selected Aspen Mtell software for its refinery and petrochemical plants in Rayong

Dot Property names James Claassen as Group Commercial Director Properties—28 Jan 19

Dot Property, Southeast Asia's leading online property marketplace, is pleased to announce that James Claassen has been named Commercial Director. In this newly created role, James will drive continued commercial development of the Dot Property Group

Apollo Hospitals Opens South East Asia#s First Proton Therapy Centre for Heathcare—25 Jan 19

Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. (BSE: 508869) (NSE: APOLLOHOSP), India's first multi-speciality chain of hospitals, today opened the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC), giving cancer patients access to a specialised form of radiotherapy that is


Two experts in immigration law combined forces with one mission in mind: Educate South-East Asia on global mobility. The story that is about to unveil itself is an intriguing one; two men from the countryside Jean-Francois Harvey and Bastien Trelcat has

Thailand: Junta must remove all free speech restrictions as polling day General—23 Jan 19

The Thai military authorities must withdraw restrictions on freedom of expression to pave the way for a genuinely free and open election campaign, lawmakers from Southeast Asia said today as the date for Thailand's general election was announced. The

ภาพข่าว: คิง เพาเวอร์ ร่วมกับ มหาวิทยาลัยเดอ มง ฟอร์ต ประเทศอังกฤษ ทั่วไป—17 Jan 19

อภิเชษฐ์ ศรีวัฒนประภา (ที่ 4 จากซ้าย) ผู้ช่วยประธานเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายปฏิบัติการ กลุ่มบริษัท คิง เพาเวอร์ และ แดเนียล วินนี่ (ที่ 4 จากขวา) Area Manager – North East and South East Asia ร่วมมอบทุนการศึกษาระดับปริญญาโท จำนวน 10 ทุน ต่อเนื่องเป็นปีที่ 2

Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Shortlisted as Global Finalist in WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Lifestyle—16 Jan 19

Located in a natural grassland clearing, Cardamom Tented Camp is making a stand for sustainable conservation tourism in Southeast Asia (Download these images and this release in Word & Text formats here) Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia has been

International parliamentarians visit Malaysia to discuss freedom of religion or General—11 Jan 19

Today, a delegation of lawmakers from Southeast Asia and beyond concluded a fact-finding mission to Malaysia to assess the situation around freedom of religion or belief (FoRB), and how the climate has changed since the new Pakatan Harapan government


HSBC in Thailand has partnered with 2C2P (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Southeast Asia's leading payment services provider, to offer an omni-channel collections service for its corporate clients. This efficient new solution will enable corporates in Thailand to


Belfast-born hotelier brings extensive experience and international expertise to X2 Pattaya Oceanphere and X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere Steve Lockhart, General Manager, X2 Pattaya Oceanphere and X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere. Renowned Southeast Asia boutique

True Digital Park Joins Forces with 4 Global IT Partners, Offering Cutting-Edge Innovation to IT—02 Jan 19

True Digital Park, the first global startup destination in Thailand and the largest digital innovation hub in Southeast Asia, will fully deploy the state-of-the-art technologies to fulfill the digital lifestyle and work environment of city residents. It

Surprises come in fours as Hotel Indigo Bangkok celebrates FOUR years on Wireless Lifestyle—24 Dec 18

Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road is excited to celebrate its 4th (fourth) anniversary on 8 January 2019. As the first Hotel Indigo in Southeast Asia, Bangkok's Wireless Road area was the perfect choice, a bustling neighbourhood full of character in the

Huawei helps Biznet Build Next-Generation Intelligent Metro Network in IT—24 Dec 18

Comprising more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic state, earning it the name "The Land of 1,000 Islands." As an active economic participant in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Indonesia has been

The first in Southeast Asia, Central Food Hall and Tops are certified with FSSC 22000, bringing a Events—21 Dec 18

Central Food Retail Co., Ltd, operator of Central Food Hall and Tops, Thailand's No.1 supermarket, reaffirms its leader status in food safety by becoming the first operator in Southeast Asia to receive the FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification),