- Woman wears wedding gown alone after fiance dies on...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress ...
Daily Mail. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:30:39 +0000.
- Legal Aid Bureau revamps website to offer quicker help to poor
SINGAPORE - Poor people in need of legal aid may soon get help more quickly.
Straits Times. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:24:33 +0800.
- Philippines' Duterte skips summit meetings but is in 'top shape'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte skipped several meetings at an Asia-Pacific summit in Singapore on Wednesday, prompting the 73-year-old's office to issue a statement scotching speculation that it was due to ill health.
Reuters. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:58:15 -0500.
- Singapore summit: US-China trade war dominates talks
Will US Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet to discuss the trade dispute?
Al Jazeera. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:56:38 GMT.
- Russian companies eye supplying LNG to Thailand
Thailand is a promising cooperation area for Russian companies, says minister
Tass. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:16:58 +0300.
- Cambodia accuses 11 pregnant women of breaking surrogacy law
A Cambodian court has charged 11 pregnant women and seven other people with violating laws against surrogate births; Cambodia outlawed surrogacy in 2016 after becoming a destination for foreign parents
ABC News. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:43:45 -0500.
- Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi accused of 'defending the indefensible' over Rohingya crisis
Malaysian PM Mohammad Mahathir spoke out against the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for justifying violence by security forces
The Independent. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:51:20 +0000.
- Pence to Offer Alternative to China's Belt and Road Initiative in Singapore
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Singapore to attend regional summits during which he will highlight the Trump administration's commitment to keeping the Indo-Pacific region free and open. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:10:00 -0500.
- Thais mourn boxer Anucha Thasako, 13, killed in fight
Anucha Thasako's death from a brain haemorrhage renews pressure on Thailand to ban child boxing bouts.
BBC News. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:13:11 GMT.
- Thais mourn boxer Anucha Kochana, 13, killed in fight
Anucha Kochana's death from a brain haemorrhage renews pressure on Thailand to ban child boxing bouts.
BBC News. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:13:11 GMT.
- Cambodia Charges 18 People in Surrogacy Case
A Cambodian court has charged 18 people, including 11 pregnant women, with violating laws against surrogate births. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:27:38 -0500.
- Top UN official says it's still not safe to repatriate Rohingya to Myanmar
UN human rights boss Michelle Bachelet calls on Bangladesh to halt plans to repatriate 2,200 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning their lives would be at "serious risk."
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:04:21 EST.
- Mahathir slams Myanmar's Suu Kyi for handling of Rohingya
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed sharply criticized Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday for her handling of an ethnic crisis that led to mass killings and the exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from her country.
Fox News. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:03:49 GMT.
- 'More agressive measures' needed to force Goldman Sachs to return 1MDB fees
Bankers at Goldman Sachs "cheated" Malaysia in dealings with state fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says, amid growing calls in the country for more aggressive steps to recoup fees earned by the bank.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:24:17 +1100.
- Amnesty Rescinds Aung San Suu Kyi's Award Over Her 'Shameful Betrayal'
The rights group said Myanmar's leader has failed to speak out about atrocities against the Rohingya
Yahoo. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 03:10:38 -0500.
- U.S. Navy Carrier Suffers Second Aircraft Crash in Weeks
An F/A-18 Super Hornet, assigned to the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, on Monday crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines. The two aviators inside the plane were rescued.
Jane Perlez. New York Times. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:35:10 GMT.
- Thailand interested in acquiring L-39NG training aircraft
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis announced on 10 November that the Thai Ministry of Defence (MoD) has expressed interest in acquiring an undisclosed number of Aero Vodochody L-39NG jet trainers/light-attack aircraft. ...
Jiri Kominek, Prague. Janes 360. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT.
- Research Headlines - Understanding the correlation between diabetes and tuberculosis
To answer the question of why diabetic patients are more susceptible to developing tuberculosis, the EU-funded TANDEM project linked leading European laboratories with field sites in TB-endemic countries such as Indonesia.
European Commission. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT.
- Rohingya Repatriation Set To Begin, As Amnesty Revokes Award To Aung San Suu Kyi
A long-planned deportation of refugees from Bangladesh back to Myanmar is set to begin this week. Rohingya are reportedly fleeing refugee camps to avoid being sent back to the country they escaped.
Camila Domonoske. NPR. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:52:38 -0500.
- What Does A $100,000 Dream Honeymoon In Thailand Buy?
Original Travel, a company that specializes in planning bespoke itineraries, partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to create the perfect honeymoon for those who can afford it.
By Irene S. Levine, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:53:00 -0500.
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