- Philippines: The boy diving for plastic
Ranniel dives into one of Manila's most polluted rivers for less than two dollars a day.
BBC News. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:13:03 GMT.
- Australian gets 4 months in jail over drunken Bali rampage
Nicholas Carr carried out a campaign of destruction in Seminyak, a popular tourist area on the Indonesian island.
Al Jazeera. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:56:48 GMT.
- The Gambia Is Taking Myanmar To Court
On November 11, 2019, The Gambia initiated proceedings at the International Court of Justice (the ICJ) against Myanmar.
By Ewelina U. Ochab, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:43:30 +0000.
- Three dead in Thai court shooting as legal dispute turns violent
Three people have been fatally shot in a courtroom in eastern Thailand when a long-running legal feud turned violent.
Sydney Morning Herald. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 04:02:08 +1100.
- Parents in Singapore face execution for torture and death of their child
A couple who allegedly killed their five-year-old boy by pouring boiling water over him three years ago began their trial on Tuesday at Singapore's High Court (pictured main).
Daily Mail. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:49:26 GMT.
- Rainsy: EU Trade Move to Bolster Bid for Cambodian Democracy
The EU finalized a preliminary report Tuesday that Sam Rainsy said would be the basis for suspending trade privileges for Cambodia.
Voice of America. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:14:12 -0500.
- Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2019 generates record sales
The 25th anniversary edition of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair broke the billion dollar sales mark for the first time in its 25 year history, show officials reported. ...
Furniture Today Staff. Furniture Today. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:00:15 +0000.
- 'I woke up to thousands of messages from Malaysia'
Why a Malaysian exam question thrust the spotlight on London-based paraglider Laura Melissa Williams.
BBC News. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:55:48 GMT.
- WATCH: Vietnam veteran killed in hit-and-run crash
A disabled Vietnam veteran was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Norristown, Pa. on Sunday night, according to the victim's family.
ABC News. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:06:26 -0500.
- Vietnam Airlines Expands Relationship With Sabre, Adopting Intelligent Offer Management Solutions
The carrier will adopt Sabre Revenue Optimizer and SabreSonic Inventory solutions to enable responsive real-time origin and destination (O&D) revenue management.
Travel Industry Wire. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:19:28 EST.
- Visa Travelcard, Wirex Brings Borderless Payments to APAC
SINGAPORE, Nov. 11, 2019 -- Leading borderless payment platform Wirex announced the launch of a brand new next-generation Wirex Visa Travelcard at the Singapore FinTech Festival today. ...
PR Newswire. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:37:00 +0000.
- Cambodian Opposition Leader Meets US, French Envoy After House Arrest Lifted
Cambodian authorities have arrested about 50 of Sokha's banned opposition party supporters and other activists this year.
Voice of America. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:02:20 -0500.
- Myanmar formally accused of genocide in court case filed at The Hague
Myanmar has repeatedly been blamed in the systematic displacement, killing and widespread sexual assault of Rohingya Muslims, but only today has it been formally accused in an international court of acts of genocide.
CBC News. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 05:00:15 EST.
- Malaysian judge orders ex-PM Najib Razak to enter a defense on all 7 charges at his first 1MDB corru
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian judge orders ex-PM Najib Razak to enter a defense on all 7 charges at his first 1MDB corruption trial.
Washington Times. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 22:38:17 -0500.
- Malaysian judge says prosecution established abuse of power case at ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak's
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian judge says prosecution established abuse of power case at ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak's first 1MDB trial.
Washington Times. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 22:23:33 -0500.
- Indonesian businessman arrested in murders of 2 journalists, reports say
An Indonesian businessman was arrested Saturday on charges that he orchestrated the killing of two journalists who were reporting on a land dispute between his palm oil company and people living in the area, according to a report.
Bradford Betz. Fox News. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 21:54:17 GMT.
- The Lake That Feeds The Mekong Basin Is Facing A Shortage Of Fish
As Cambodia kicks off a three-day water festival, fishermen are struggling to make a living in the face of climate change and hydropower dams.
Michael Sullivan. NPR. Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:01:01 -0500.
- China eyes stronger textile and apparel ties in Southeast Asia
China's state textile planners are strengthening ties with Mekong River countries within Southeast Asia in the textile and apparel sectors. ...
Just Style. Sat, 09 Nov 2019 10:07:00 GMT.
- Accor to Open Dual-Branded Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 24 in Bangkok, Thailand
The two hotels are located around 100 metres from the Phrom Phong BTS Skytrain station, making it easy for travellers to get around the city. ...
Hsyndicate. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 17:05:50 +0200.
- Attack kills 15 at southern Thailand security post
Gunmen have fired at security personnel at checkpoints in Thailand, killing 15 volunteer officers and wounding five others.
Irish Independent. Wed, 06 Nov 2019 08:28:01 +0000.
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