Singapore Media Watch

Friday, October 20, 2006

Roundup of regional news - 20 October 2006

Bangkok Post

Prince's aide to join board of Shin

M.R. Tongnoi Tongyai, the private secretary to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, has been recruited to take up a board position with Shin Corporation by major shareholder Temasek Holdings.

M.R. Tongnoi on Wednesday resigned as a director and audit committee chairman of Total Access Communication, the second-largest mobile operator behind the Shin flagship Advanced Info Service. The Oxford graduate had been on the board of DTAC since 2000. (Read more...)

Agence France Presse

Singapore air quality worsens after unhealthy week

Singapore's air quality has worsened as the morning pollution index reached unhealthy levels because of illegal fires in neighbouring Indonesia.

Pollution from the fires normally worsens during the day, but by 8:00 am Friday (0000 GMT), the three-hour average pollution index had already reached 103, according to the National Environment Agency's website. (Read more...)

China Daily

China calls for dialogue to solve Korean nuclear issue

Chinese President Hu Jintao met with visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Beijing on Friday.

"It is essential for the two countries to consult closely on major international and regional issues, especially the highly complicated nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula," Hu said. (Read more...)


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