- Vietnam jails activist for anti-government posts on...
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 27 months in prison for Facebook posts that judges say insulted the ...
Daily Mail. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:35:38 +0100.
- 3,000 vets gather in S'pore for global summit to promote animal welfare
SINGAPORE - The world's largest association of small animal veterinarians has gathered in Singapore for the first time, aiming to advance the health and welfare of pets, and highlight vets' roles as animal welfare advocates.
Straits Times. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:27:06 +0800.
- Trump administration declines to label Rohingya slaughter 'genocide' in new report
A new report says Myanmar's violence against the Rohingha isn't "genocide."
ABC News. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:01:33 -0400.
- Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict
To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles.
Stephen Wright. Fox News. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:24:48 GMT.
- Myanmar Army Chief Says 'No Right to Interfere' as UN Weighs Rohingya Crisis
Myanmar's army chief on Monday warned against foreign interference as world leaders gather at the United Nations to find ways to hold the country's powerful generals accountable for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims last year. ...
Voice of America. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:45:40 -0400.
- Report blames Myanmar army for 'large-scale' attacks on Rohingya
US State Department report could be used to justify further US sanctions against Myanmar authorities.
Al Jazeera. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:19:03 GMT.
- 'I thought I'd never see my parents again' - Teenager survived for 49 days adrift at sea on wooden fishing raft
An Indonesian teenager has survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings.
Irish Independent. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:53:55 +0100.
- Escaped trafficking victim found 'distressed' in Dunblane
Detectives say they believe the 21-year-old Vietnamese woman had travelled from outside the town.
BBC News. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:16:16 GMT.
- Singapore fines Grab and Uber, imposes measures to open up market
Singapore slapped ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber with fines and finalized restrictions to open up the market to competitors after concluding that their merger in March has driven up prices.
Reuters. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:52:22 -0400.
- Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in 'fishing hut'
The Indonesian drifted thousands of kilometres, until he was finally rescued by a passing ship near Guam.
BBC News. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:33:47 GMT.
- Indonesian Teen Survives 49 Days at Sea by Drinking Filtered Seawater and Catching Fish
Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working on a fishing hut when a storm struck and set him adrift.
Yahoo. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:49:50 -0400.
- California Today: California Today: Introducing Our New Correspondent
Monday: Jill Cowan joins California Today, Christine Blasey Ford agrees to testify, and a Cambodian refugee opens a restaurant in Oakland.
The New York Times. New York Times. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:44:40 GMT.
- Indonesian Teen 49 Days at Sea With Hardly More Than Bible
An Indonesian teen spent 49 days adrift at sea on a floating fish trap with barely anything else but a bible to keep him going until he was rescued and reunited with his family earlier this month.
Newsmax. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:17:08 EDT.
- Indonesian teenager rescued after 49 days adrift at sea
Aldi Novel Adilang survived by drinking seawater
Zamira Rahim. The Independent. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:21:00 +0000.
- Young workers in Cambodia commit to union building
A workshop in Cambodia has seen 35 young workers in the country's textile, garment, shoes, and leather industries discuss how to increase young workers' participation in trade unions.
Just Style. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:15:00 GMT.
- Singapore fines Grab-Uber $9.5M over 'anti-competitive' merger
Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore says ride-sharing operator Grab adopted anti-competitive actions following its merger with Uber's regional operations, and fines each company more than S$6 million for the infringement.
ZDNet. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:38:00 +0000.
- Philippines sets aside USD25 million for naval amphibious aircraft
The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has allocated some PHP1.3 trillion (USD25 million) towards the acquisition of one multi-purpose amphibious aircraft, and has invited eligible contractors to bid for the project. ...
Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore. Janes 360. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT.
- Representatives of Singapore plan to build a network of kindergartens in Uzbekistan
The chairman of the Singapore company Modern Montessori International T. Chandru and the director of the CISTECH International Pte Ltd company B. Mekani visited Tashkent city administration.
Uzbekistan Daily. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:07:49 +0500.
- Pardoned Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia
PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia (AP) - An Australian filmmaker was awaiting deportation from Cambodia on Saturday after receiving a royal pardon for his conviction on spying charges for flying a drone over a political rally. ...
Sopheng Cheang. Washington Times. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:49:06 -0400.
- Cambodia Pardons Australian Filmmaker Jailed for Espionage
Cambodia has granted a pardon to an Australian filmmaker jailed in August on espionage charges for six years, a court in Phnom Penh said Friday. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:52:42 -0400.
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
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
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
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
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