- Indonesian villagers near active volcano refuse to relocate
Mount Merapi's eruption in 2010 killed 275 people and destroyed farms but some villagers moved back within months.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:17:26 GMT.
- Gruesome footage shows 5cm-long parasite worms being pulled from women's EYES
The unnamed women, from Vietnam, had been suffering with eye pain before they went to the doctor and, according to reports, they may have encountered the parasites in rivers or streams.
Daily Mail. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:32:16 GMT.
- At least eight children killed in Philippines bus crash
A teacher and at least eight children have died after a truck carrying them to a school festival crashed in the central Philippines.
Irish Independent. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:39:09 +0100.
- Philippines ETF Rebounds: Can the Rally Continue?
The stupendous rally in Philippine stocks on rate cut hopes puts the related ETF in focus.
Sanghamitra Saha. Zacks. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:30:00 GMT.
- Beattie, Greenberg attended Singapore meeting days after Coyne arrest
ARLC chairman and NRL CEO flew in for RLIF summit just 1km from the site of Mark Coyne's tirade at police, unaware of the commission member's predicament.
Adam Pengilly. Sydney Morning Herald. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:30:00 +1000.
- UN finds organized crime expanding in Southeast Asia
BANGKOK (AP) - Organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people, a U.N. report said Thursday. ...
Pitcha Dangprasith and Kaweewit Kaewjinda. Washington Times. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 04:41:38 -0400.
- Trump Meets Chinese Uighur, Other Religious Persecution Victims at White House
President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy, met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from countries like China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar. ...
Newsmax. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:08:59 EDT.
- Cambodia says plastic waste shipments came from U.S., Canada
Almost seven dozen shipping containers sitting in a Cambodian seaport that were found to be filled with plastic waste came from the United States and Canada, the Southeast Asian country's Environment Ministry said Wednesday.
CBC News. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:39:35 EDT.
- Endangered Bornean orangutans survive in managed forest, decline near oil palm plantations
Recent surveys of the population of endangered Bornean orangutans in Sabah, the Malaysian state in the north-east of Borneo, show mixed results. ...
Science Daily. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:27:18 EDT.
- U.S. Sanctions Senior Myanmar Generals Over Rohingya 'Ethnic Cleansing'
"The United States is the first government to publicly take action with respect to the most senior leadership of the Burmese military," the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.
Merrit Kennedy. NPR. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 07:19:28 -0400.
- Cambodia probing where shipments of plastic waste came from
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Authorities in Cambodia say a special committee will investigate the origins of 83 container loads of plastic waste that have been discovered in the southern port city of Sihanoukville. ...
Washington Times. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:17:29 -0400.
- Rohingya crisis: US imposes sanctions on top Myanmar generals
Rohingya Muslims are still being targeted by the military, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.
BBC News. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:47:37 GMT.
- Samson Holding acquires majority stake in Vietnam furniture plant
Samson Holding Ltd., the parent company of case goods and upholstery resource Universal Furniture, has acquired a majority ownership position in one of the largest furniture plants in Vietnam. ...
Russell. Furniture Today. Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:09:10 +0000.
- SaaS Version of Premium Container Carrier Operations Solution ALLEGRO to be a Gamechanger
SINGAPORE, July 16, 2019 -- CyberLogitec, the leading provider of maritime, port/terminal and logistics operations technologies, today announced the new ALLEGRO SaaS, an integrated container carrier operations solution. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:15:00 +0000.
- The True Spell of Magic that Lies Behind Singapore's Success
In May 2019, IMD issued the last World's most competitive economies and Singapore ranked first. ...
Hsyndicate. Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:48:59 +0200.
- Philippines Threatens to Cut Ties with Iceland Over UN Probe
Ireland successfully pushed resolution for UN Human Rights Council to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-drug campaign.
Voice of America. Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:26:07 -0400.
- Powerful earthquakes strike in Indonesia and Australia
Sunday's earthquake was one of the most powerful ever to hit western Australia.
Wls. ABC News. Sun, 14 Jul 2019 11:57:02 +0000.
- This 30 Year Old Created A $850 Million Co-Living Empire To Take On WeWork
While at the London School of Economics (LSE), Reza took the summer took off to travel to Thailand for three weeks, an experience which really woke him up.
By Alejandro Cremades, Contributor. Forbes. Sun, 14 Jul 2019 10:25:04 +0000.
- Major Quakes Strike Indonesia, Australia
Australia felt a magnitude 6.6 tremor, then Indonesia was hit with a 7.3 magnitude; no immediate reports of casualties.
Voice of America. Sun, 14 Jul 2019 05:54:54 -0400.
- Indonesia: Widodo and Prabowo set differences aside on train ride
The president and opposition leader meet for the first time since a divisive poll that led to riots.
BBC News. Sat, 13 Jul 2019 10:05:23 GMT.
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