- Smashing away anger at Indonesia's 'Temper Clinic'
JAKARTA (AFP) - Armed with crowbars and wearing protective gear, three women assembled at a Jakarta stress clinic survey the cluster of bottles they're about to smash to pieces.
Straits Times. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:50:17 +0800.
- U.N. rights experts urge Indonesia to probe use of snake in Papua interrogation
United Nations rights experts have urged Indonesia to investigate accusations of violence by police and military in Papua after a video showed officers using a live snake to intimidate a suspect during questioning.
Reuters. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:20:57 -0500.
- Gay pensioner faces deportation to Malaysia because the Home Office says he's not got a boyfriend
Yew Fook Sam, 67, from Liverpool, believes he risks being thrown in jail, beaten up or even killed if he is forced to return to the Asian country which he left in 2005.
Daily Mail. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:12:16 +0000.
- Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines
Philippine and U.S. officials say a little-known militant has been named the new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines.
Jim Gomez. Fox News. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:34:17 GMT.
- World's largest bee photographed after vanishing for decades
The last time Megachile pluto was seen was by a researcher in Indonesia in 1981.
ABC News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:26:29 -0500.
- Singapore HIV data leak shakes a vulnerable community
When the HIV status of 14,000 in Singapore was leaked, an entire community was left insecure and exposed.
BBC News. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:26:45 GMT.
- Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet one-on-one at Vietnam summit
US president has been criticised for getting little out of first meeting
Andrew Buncombe, Clark Mindock. The Independent. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:28:00 +0000.
- 'Flying bulldog': world's largest bee refound
The world's largest bee -- a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb -- has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years, researchers said Thursday. ...
Yahoo. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:48:37 -0500.
- Singtel and Optus make 5G AR call with Ericsson and Oppo
Using 5G technology from Ericsson and a prototype 5G phone from Oppo, Singtel and Optus have made a Singapore-to-Australia 5G augmented reality call.
ZDNet. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:01:05 +0000.
- World's biggest bee found alive
A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian island.
BBC News. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:07:29 GMT.
- Russian defense contractor may start delivering Mi-171A2 helicopters to India in late 2019
Malaysia, Cambodia and Brazil also show interest in the Mil Mi-171A2 helicopter, the company's CEO stated
Tass. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:57:26 +0300.
- Hosting a Trump-Kim summit: The Singapore experience
Singapore case offers key lessons for Hanoi in dealing with security issues, diplomatic protocol and huge media influx.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:38:46 GMT.
- UN gives green light for North Koreans to travel to Vietnam
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea has given a green light to Kim Jong Un's delegation to travel to Vietnam next week for talks with U.S. ...
Edith M. Lederer. Washington Times. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:34:39 -0500.
- Vietnamese hairdresser giving out Trump and Kim cuts
Two unlikely style icons have emerged in Vietnam's capital of Hanoi, thanks to a barbershop giving out free Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un haircuts ahead of their summit next week.
Sky News. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:22:00 +0000.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Focuses on Asia Pacific in Expansive Global Development
SINGAPORE and MCLEAN, Va. - Sustaining its tremendous growth into 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton will expand its footprint around the world, with nearly half of its 200 planned hotels located in the Asia Pacific region. ...
Hsyndicate. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:15:27 +0200.
- Singapore Airlines Under Fire For 'Surveillance Cameras' In Inflight Entertainment Screens
Singapore Airlines is facing criticism on social media after passengers noticed a small camera embedded in the inflight entertainment monitor on their newer planes. Apparently, they're not being used. Yet.
By Zak Doffman, Contributor. Forbes. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:46:00 -0500.
- For Trump and Kim in Vietnam, Just Meeting Won't be Good Enough
Perhaps the biggest achievement of the first summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was that it happened at all. But when the two leaders meet again next week, that likely won't be good enough. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:03:00 -0500.
- Indonesian Forest Fires Highlight President's Campaign Gaffe
Deliberately set fires are burning through peatland forests in the Indonesian province of Riau, the disaster agency said Tuesday, just two days after President Joko Widodo incorrectly claimed there'd been no fires for several years. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:35:16 -0500.
- India plans WTO-compliant measures to boost textile exports
India is reportedly set to announce World Trade Organisation (WTO) compliant measures to boost its export of apparel and textiles and bring its exporters to a level playing field with those in Bangladesh and Vietnam.
Just Style. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:24:00 GMT.
- Measles outbreak leads to 136 deaths in the Philippines
The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:18:18 EST.
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