- Indonesia's Jakarta inaugurates MRT system to tackle one of world's worst traffic jams
JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia's capital will inaugurate its first mass rapid transit (MRT) system on Sunday (March 24), a US$1.1 billion (S$1.5 billion) project seen as crucial to tackling some of the world's worst traffic congestion.
Straits Times. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:34:22 +0800.
- Thailand votes in face-off between coup leader and 'democratic front'
Thai voters went to the polls on Sunday in a long-delayed election following a 2014 coup, in a race that pits a military junta chief seeking to retain power against a "democratic front" led by the populist party he ousted.
Reuters. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:21:40 -0400.
- The Latest: Thai king warns about bad people gaining power
The Latest on Thailand's general election (all times local): 9:10 a.m.
Fox News. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:14:06 GMT.
- Thailand votes in first post-coup election
The military says the vote will restore democracy, but it is expected to remain influential.
BBC News. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:17:58 GMT.
- Polls open for Thailand's first election since military coup
Voting is under way in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup.
Sky News. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:04:00 +0000.
- Generals expected to keep their grip in Thai elections
Thailand's military junta has finally allowed elections to take place, the first since it took power in a coup five years ago promising to be a temporary, steady caretaker of the country amid bitter and violent divisions.But ...
New Zealand Herald. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:48:23 +1200.
- Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software is ready: industry sources
A fix to the anti-stall system suspected in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry sources said Saturday, as the company tries to avoid a lengthy grounding of its planes. ...
Yahoo. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:43:57 -0400.
- Indonesia busts Russian tourist smuggling drugged orangutan
Andrei Zhestkov was detained in Denpasar airport in Bali late on Friday while passing through a security screening before a planned flight back to Russia.
Daily Mail. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:55:09 +0000.
- North Korea Seeks to Split Alliance Between South Korea and U.S.
Since the summit meeting between Kim Jong-un and President Trump in Vietnam ended without a deal, North Korea has urged South Korea to distance itself from the United States.
Choe Sang-hun. New York Times. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:16:12 GMT.
- Thailand Election Provides Many Choices for Undecided Voters
There is a wide range of diversity in Thailand's election with a mix of prospective candidates. But will the increase in choices benefit a successful exit from military rule? Steve Sandford reports from Bangkok.
Voice of America. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:51:00 -0400.
- Parties hold final rallies as Thailand prepares to vote
Before Sunday's elections, enthusiastic supporters cheer Future Forward party leader as campaigning draws to a close.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:17:24 GMT.
- Netflix Tests Out $4 Mobile-Only Streaming Option In India
After Malaysia, Netflix trials its cheap mobile-only streaming plan in India.
By Bedatri Choudhury, Contributor. Forbes. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:34:00 -0400.
- Ernie Els just two behind Thomas Pieters at European Tour event
Ernie Els finds himself just two shots off the lead at this week's European Tour event in Malaysia after opening rounds of 68 and 70.
Joel Beall. Golf Digest. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:50:14 +0000.
- Amid wait for Ethiopian Airlines data, a carrier asks Boeing to cancel 737 MAX order
As the wait continues for more information on the Ethiopian crash, a flagship carrier in Indonesia has requested to cancel a nearly $5 billion order of 737 MAX 8s.
ABC News. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:23:23 -0400.
- Horwath HTL Industry Report: Singapore Hotel Market Review March 2019
Singapore's tourism industry performed significantly better in 2018, with visitor arrivals exceeding earlier forecasts and its hotels reversing a persistent downward trend. ...
Hsyndicate. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:38:43 +0200.
- How the Vietnam War Impacted American Art
Curator Melissa Ho reflects on her upcoming exhibition exploring how American artists responded to the turbulence of the Vietnam War
Smithsonian. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:23:33 +0000.
- Thailand election: Voters prepare for return of democracy despite criticism of 'rigged' system
Army-drafted constitution stacks odds heavily in favour of military junta, as it seeks to hold on to power
Adam Withnall. The Independent. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:16:00 +0000.
- Dead whale 'had 40kg of plastic in its stomach'
The Cuvier's beaked whale was found in the Philippines, filled with 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags.
BBC News. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:15:05 GMT.
- European shares fall on growth worries, Brexit doubts
SINGAPORE (AP) - Shares fell in Europe on Friday after preliminary surveys showed that manufacturing in Germany, France and the wider eurozone had slowed in March. ...
Annabelle Liang. Washington Times. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:02:55 -0400.
- Ex-senator challenges Trump to get X-rays proving he had bone spurs during Vietnam draft
A former Democratic senator who lost part of his leg during the Vietnam War challenged President Trump to get X-rays of his feet to prove that he had bone spurs during the draft.Amid a ...
Morgan Gstalter. The Hill. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:01:39 +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