- Two students expelled for forcing 77 other pupils eat human faeces at a Catholic school in Indonesia
A school in Indonesia has expelled two senior students after they force-fed 77 younger pupils human faeces with a spoon in an incident at a Catholic seminary school in the south of the country.
Daily Mail. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:08:19 +0000.
- Malaysia's Mahathir says parliament will pick new PM
King says lower house to vote on a new leader on March 2 if legislators cannot agree on a candidate to lead the nation.
Al Jazeera. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:06:57 GMT.
- Malaysia's political stand-off could lead to snap election
Malaysians are facing a snap election if its bitterly divided MPs can't agree on a prime ministerial candidate next Monday.
James Massola. Sydney Morning Herald. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 21:59:49 +1100.
- This Day in History: Feb. 27
Walter Cronkite delivers an unforgettable commentary on the Vietnam War; Operation Desert Storm comes to an end.
Fox News. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 05:00:27 GMT.
- 'After the coral ban, I lost everything'
Thousands of Indonesian coral farms had to close after an export ban, but a policy U-turn offers hope.
BBC News. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 00:06:55 GMT.
- March Vietnam furniture, accessories show postponed
The Vietnam International Furniture and Home Accessories Fair has been postponed until further notice. The post March Vietnam furniture, accessories show postponed appeared first on Furniture Today.
Russell. Furniture Today. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 20:45:36 +0000.
- Euronet Arm Opens Store in Singapore for Easy Remittance
Euronet's (EEFT) unit opens first store in Singapore to explore the country's remittance market.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:13:00 GMT.
- HVS Market Pulse: Bangkok, Thailand
Sukhumvit, Bangkok Thailand Economic Overview Figure 1: Thailand Economic Indicators The Thai economy grew at a moderate pace in 2019 despite public expenditures and fixed investment growth related to infrastructure projects. ...
Hsyndicate. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 11:55:00 +0200.
- Identities of 13 witnesses in case of downed MH17 to be kept secret
The identities of 13 witnesses who are taking part in the case of the Boeing of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 shot down in Donbas in 2014 will be kept secret due to security measures, the Dutch news program Nieuwsuur reported on Feb. ...
Helen Mukhina. Kyiv Post. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:51:43 +0000.
- Women's T20 World Cup highlights: Heather Knight hits century as England crush Thailand
Heather Knight's maiden T20 international century helps England overcome an early wobble to seal a comfortable 98-run win over Thailand at the Women's T20 World Cup.
BBC News. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:00:48 GMT.
- WATCH: Couple wires $800K to scammer
The money, intended for a down payment on a home, is now in the hands of a hacker tied to an account in Singapore.
ABC News. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:17:56 -0500.
- Hong Kong Bookseller Sentenced By China To 10 Years For Passing 'Intelligence'
Gui Minhai was kidnapped by Chinese agents while on vacation in Thailand in 2015. His conviction in a secret trial was announced in a brief statement by the court.
Emily Feng. NPR. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 06:43:00 -0500.
- Vietnamese dissident Buddhist monk Thich Quang Do dies aged 91
Thich Quang Do, a Buddhist monk who became the public face of religious dissent in Vietnam while the Communist government kept him in prison or under house arrest for more than 20 years, has died at the age of 91.
Irish Independent. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 11:26:40 +0000.
- Thousands Caught in Floods in Indonesia's Sinking Capital
Wibowo said the floods on Tuesday inundated scores of districts and left more than 300 people homeless.
Voice of America. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:52:14 -0500.
- Cambodia government offers tax relief to garment factories?
The Cambodian government is understood to have promised tax breaks to garment factories hit by the EU's partial removal of preferential trade access, and supply chain disruptions from the coronavirus epidemic.
Just Style. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:42:00 GMT.
- Race to form Malaysia gov't heats up, with eyes on Mahathir
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - After months of resisting pressure to hand over the premiership to his named successor, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad finally quit this week. ...
Eileen Ng. Washington Times. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:00:16 -0500.
- Thailand's constitutional court dissolves opposition party
Thailand's constitutional court has ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its charismatic leader. ...
CBC News. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:42:14 EST.
- Citizen scientists discover a new snail, name it after Greta Thunberg
Participants in a citizen-science expedition in the Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei, Borneo, named a new snail species after climate activist Greta Thunberg. ...
Science Daily. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:11:13 EST.
- Thailand unhappy with Israel's entry ban over virus concerns
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's government is scrambling to cope with new travel restrictions after Israel banned the citizens of Thailand and three other Asian countries and territories from entering over concerns about a new virus. ...
Washington Times. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 05:02:51 -0500.
- EU Approves Trade Deal With Vietnam
Members of the EU Parliament last week voted 401 to 192 in favor of ratifying the agreement, which would roll back almost all import tariffs between the bloc and Vietnam.
Voice of America. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 03:48:39 -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