CAMBODIA: Another case of monkeypox found in a man in Phnom Penh
According to the results obtained from the National Institute of Public Health on February 12, 2024, there was one more case of Mpox (monkeypox) in a man living in Dangkor district, Phnom Penh, who was hospitalized. Thus, a total of 10 cases of impact were detected.
The Ministry of Health observes that the trend of Mpox transmission in Cambodia is increasing in line with the global trend. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), as of January 25, 2024, Mpox has spread to 117 countries, with a total of 93,030 Mpox infections and 176 deaths in the world.
Young people in Myanmar are reacting with dismay after the country’s military junta announced over the weekend that it will begin enforcing a more than decade-old conscription law.
The move, which comes as the military continues to suffer heavy losses to an array of armed groups more than three years after seizing power, would compel all men aged 18 to 35 and all women aged 18 to 27 to serve in the armed forces for at least two years.
That is based on a law enacted by a previous regime in 2010, which also requires doctors up to the age of 45 and other “specialists” to serve for three years, according to an announcement broadcast on state-run TV on Saturday.
At a press briefing the following day, junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun slammed other media outlets for “instilling fear” in the public regarding the law, accusing them. . .
SINGAPORE – All foreign visitors to Singapore, regardless of their nationality, may soon clear immigration here at air, land and sea checkpoints using automated lanes from 2024.
They will be able to do this without having to register beforehand.
And when they leave Singapore, they will not have to present their passports.
Singapore will be the first in the world to do this.
In its release of its 2023 annual statistics, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said on Feb 13 this will be done in the second half of 2024 with the introduction of the next-generation Automated Border Control System.
ICA said the new automated lanes will progressively replace existing lanes and manual counters at checkpoints, enabling Singapore residents and departing visitors to clear immigration without having to present their passports.
More than 160 automated lanes were installed in 2023, with another 230 lanes to be set up in 2024.
BANGKOK – Thailand’s billionaire former premier Thaksin Shinawatra has been granted parole, according to local media reports, citing Justice Minister Tawee Sodsong.
Thaksin, who is serving a one-year sentence, is being treated at a police hospital.
He was on a list of 930 prisoners who were considered elderly or ill and approved for parole, according to media reports.
Under Thai law, he could be released after serving six months of his sentence on Feb 18.
The justice ministry could not immediately be reached for comment.
Despite getting parole, the former leader could still be detained as public prosecutors consider charging him for insulting the monarchy during a 2015 interview.