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  • Freeport 1Q Earnings Fall On Lower Copper Prices, Indonesian Output
    (Kitco News) - Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. ...
    By Kitco News.  Forbes.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:51:00 GMT.
  • Obama Visits Malaysia Following MH370 Criticisms
    President Barack Obama heads to Malaysia this weekend, where the host government’s handling of the disappearance of the Malaysia Airways flight has drawn international attention - and criticism. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:50:00 -0400.
  • Apple's Sales Boom in Communist Vietnam
    Communist Vietnam is suddenly Apple Inc.'s hottest market after its sales growth tripled in the first three months of the year, a rate five times faster than in India where it is spending heavily in a battle for market share. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:04:23 -0400.
  • Debris dismissed in plane search
    Authorities in Australia say material washed ashore is not related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
    BBC News.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:28:25 GMT.
  • Myanmar democracy veteran mourned
    Thousands of mourners pay their respects at the funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy veteran Win Tin, who served 19 years in prison for his activism.
    BBC News.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:11:19 GMT.
  • Australia says cost not a concern in MH370 search
    Australia said Wednesday cost was not a concern in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0200.
  • Thai Red Shirt activist shot dead in capital
    Police in Thailand's capital say a pro-government activist who opposed a law punishing critics of the monarchy has been shot dead.
    Miami Herald.  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:22 EDT.
  • Africa: On the Front Line Against Drug-Resistant Malaria
    [SciDev.Net]The Shoklo Malaria Research Unit of Mae Sot, Thailand, is one of the world's leading centres for studying the disease. Here, scientists are fighting a strain of the malaria parasite that is resistant to artemisinin derivatives.
    All Africa.  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:50:47 GMT.
  • Robots Aid in Search of Missing Malaysian Jet
    An underwater robot dispatched by Bluefin Robotics is on deck, ready to aid in the intensive search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane that went missing in March.
    Elizabeth Montalbano.  Design News.  Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:45:00 EDT.
  • EDUCATION: Singapore and Korea top first OECD’s PISA problem-solving test
    Students from Singapore and Korea have performed best in the first OECD PISA assessment of creative problem-solving. ...
    OECD.  Acquired Tue, 01 Apr 2014.
Laos map, showing Vientane, the capital city of Laos, and adjacent areas of the Southeast Asian peninsula
Thailand map, showing Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, and adjacent areas of Southeast Asia
Indonesia map, showing Jakarta, the capital city, plus Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Timor-Leste

Facts About Southeast Asian States

The nations of Southeast Asia include the mainland nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as the island nations of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Timor-Leste.  Browse the national government websites listed below for additional news and information about the Southeast Asian countries.

The State of Brunei's capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan, and its national currency is the Brunei Dollar.  The primary languages used in Brunei are Malay and English, and the country's estimated population in 2007 was 375,000.

The State of Cambodia's capital city is Phnom Penh, and its currency is the Riel.  Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 13,996,000.

The Republic of Indonesia's capital city is Jakarta, and its currency is the Rupiah.  Bahasa Indonesia is the country's official language, and Indonesia's estimated population in 2007 was 234,694,000.

The Lao People's Democratic Republic's capital city is Vientiane, and its currency is the Kip.  The official language of Laos is Lao, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 6,522,000.

Malaysia's capital city is Kuala Lumpur, and its currency is the Malaysian Dollar.  Bahasa Malaysia is the country's primary language, and in 2007, Malaysia's estimated population was 24,821,000.

The Union of Myanmar is also known as Burma.  Myanmar's capital city is Rangoon, and its currency is the Kyat.  Burmese is the nation's primary language, and in 2007, Myanmar's estimated population was 47,374,000.

The Republic of the Philippines' capital city is Manila, and its currency is the Philippine Peso.  The country's primary languages are Filipino and English, and in 2007, the estimated population of the Philippines was 91,077,000.

The Republic of Singapore's capital city is Singapura, and its currency is the Singapore Dollar.  Chinese and English are the most widely used languages in Singapore, and in 2007, the Republic's estimated population was 4,553,000.

The Kingdom of Thailand's capital city is Bangkok, and its currency is the Baht.  Thai is the official language of Thailand, whose estimated population was 65,068,000 in 2007.

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste's capital city is Dili, and its currency is the US Dollar.  Portuguese and Tetum are the primary languages used in Timor-Leste, whose estimated population in 2007 was 1,085,000.

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam's capital city is Hanoi, and its currency is the Dong.  The primary language of Vietnam is Vietnamese, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 85,262,000.

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