- Memorial service, burial in Bozeman for World War II soldier
The remains of a Montana man killed during World War II while working to evacuate soldiers from an island east of the Philippines are due to be buried Saturday with full military honors.
Fox News. Sat, 25 May 2019 17:03:33 GMT.
- Thailand's parliament votes in pro-army house speaker
A military-aligned candidate has won majority support to become Thailand's house speaker in the first working session of the country's new House of Representatives, signaling further army dominance in the next government
ABC News. Sat, 25 May 2019 10:18:39 -0400.
- Volcano erupts in Indonesia's Bali, disrupts Australia flights
National disaster agency says the eruption lasted four minutes and spread lava about three kilometres from the crater.
Al Jazeera. Sat, 25 May 2019 12:45:31 GMT.
- Losing Indonesian candidate challenges election in court
The legal move is the latest step in what analysts say has been a months long campaign by former General Prabowo Subianto to discredit the election.
Sydney Morning Herald. Sat, 25 May 2019 16:42:35 +1000.
- BitForex's CEO Garret Jin and Korean Prime Minister Attend K.E.Y. Platform
SINGAPORE, May 25, 2019 -- What is likely the biggest cryptocurrency event worldwide, Consensus 2019, has just concluded. ...
PR Newswire. Sat, 25 May 2019 05:00:00 +0000.
- North Korea Blames US for Failed Talks in Vietnam
North Korea is blaming the United States for deadlocked nuclear negotiations, vowing they will "never be resumed" unless Washington abandons demands for disarmament. U.S. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 24 May 2019 11:09:57 -0400.
- Starbucks Announces Partnership to License Thai Operations
Starbucks (SBUX) signs an agreement with Coffee Concepts Thailand to license its Thai operations.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Fri, 24 May 2019 14:19:00 GMT.
- Indonesian elections: Opposition to challenge 'rigged' result in court after two nights of deadly riots
Strongman ex-general claims electoral cheating after eight killed, 737 injured in Jakarta violence
Jessica Damiana, Gayatri Suroyo. The Independent. Fri, 24 May 2019 09:10:00 GMT.
- Cambodian court upholds life sentence for critic's killer
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Cambodia's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a life prison term given to a man convicted of murdering a prominent government critic. ...
Sopheng Cheang. Washington Times. Fri, 24 May 2019 04:24:19 -0400.
- Buttigieg says Trump used 'privileged status to fake a disability' and avoid the Vietnam draft
'I don't have a problem standing up to somebody who was working on Season Seven of 'Celebrity Apprentice' when I was packing my bags for Afghanistan,' Buttigieg said.
Daily Mail. Thu, 23 May 2019 19:29:12 GMT.
- Sultan of Brunei hands back Oxford degree over LGBT laws
Oxford University wrote to the leader of Brunei expressing "concerns" about strict new Islamic laws.
BBC News. Thu, 23 May 2019 14:11:57 GMT.
- The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World's Worst Measles Outbreaks
As health workers in the Philippines continue to try to contain the outbreak, a botched vaccination campaign against dengue is making their job harder.
Jason Beaubien. NPR. Thu, 23 May 2019 06:12:00 -0400.
- Thailand's Registration for Medical Marijuana Draws to a Close
The legalization of marijuana for medical use in Thailand has created confusion over who can produce it and what qualifies consumers to legally use it. ...
Voice of America. Thu, 23 May 2019 05:50:00 -0400.
- Russian parliament speaker calls for visa waiver with Vietnam
Vyacheslav Volodin pointed out that Vietnam was one of the top ten tourist destinations for Russians
Tass. Thu, 23 May 2019 11:27:38 +0300.
- Canada to take back rubbish sent to Philippines
Canada pledges to cover the full cost of disposal of the waste that enraged President Duterte.
BBC News. Wed, 22 May 2019 19:10:56 GMT.
- Indonesia restricts social media as six killed in protest violence
Six people have died in rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said, as supporters of a losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police, and the government announced restrictions on social media.
Irish Independent. Wed, 22 May 2019 08:38:39 +0100.
- 10-Foot-Tall Stone Jars 'Made by Giants' Stored Human Bodies in Ancient Laos
The carved "jars of the dead" are scattered across miles of the rugged, tiger-haunted Xiangkhouang province.
Live Science. Tue, 21 May 2019 09:39:00 EDT.
- Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers
Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who adopt farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbors, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress. ...
Science Daily. Mon, 20 May 2019 11:56:46 EDT.
- Security researchers discover Linux version of Winnti malware
Winnti Linux variant used in 2015 in the hack of a Vietnamese gaming company.
ZDNet. Mon, 20 May 2019 04:15:04 +0000.
- How Career-Friendly Is Your Host City -- And How Does It Benchmark Against Singapore?
Cities can greatly influence individual career futures. What is your host city doing for you?
By Michael B. Arthur, Contributor. Forbes. Sun, 19 May 2019 13:00:00 -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