- No retest despite complaints about N-levels listening comprehension audio quality: SEAB
SINGAPORE - N-level students who took the English Language Listening Comprehension examination on Monday (Sept 13) will not get to resit the exam despite negative public feedback on the audio quality.
Straits Times. Sat, 18 Sep 2021 11:19:56 +0800.
- Thailand Covid: Idle taxis used to grow food for out-of-work drivers
With Thailand's capital under tight Covid restrictions, taxis are being repurposed to grow food.
BBC News. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:34:11 GMT.
- Myanmar sets October 1 for Aung San Suu Kyi corruption trial
Deposed civilian leader's supporters say charges against her are politically motivated and an attempt to discredit her.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:19:08 +0000.
- Nokia (NOK) to Power Indosat's 5G Network Launch in Indonesia
Nokia's (NOK) deal with Indosat will enable the carrier to offer commercial 5G services across the region and work collaboratively to deploy premium digital services in the near future.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:57:00 GMT.
- DSEI 2021: Babcock, PT PAL ink licence deal for Arrowhead 140 design
UK defence group Babcock has signed a design licence agreement with Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL providing for the build of two Arrowhead 140 frigates at PT ...
Janes 360. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:50:07 Z.
- China's Hainan to host global forum on commercial mediation
Experts from UK, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India and other countries will share their ideas on the sidelines of the forum
Tass. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:13:00 +0300.
- Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Cambodia vaccinating 6-to-11-year-olds before schools reopen
Cambodia began vaccinating 6-to-11-year-olds so students can safely return to schools that have been closed for months due to the coronavirus.Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated the campaign to vaccinate the children, speaking ...
New Zealand Herald. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:21:32 +1200.
- Indonesia president found negligent over Jakarta filthy air
The Indonesian capital is among the worst air polluted cities in the world.
BBC News. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:50:30 GMT.
- Indonesian court rules president negligent over Jakarta air pollution
Indonesia's president has been ordered to clean up the nation's congested capital after a court ruled the leader failed to fulfil citizens' rights to clean air.
Sky News. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:05:00 +0100.
- Court rules Indonesian President, ministers negligent on air quality
The landmark citizen lawsuit against Joko Widodo and other government leaders sought a court order for more to be done to curb air pollution in Jakarta.
Chris Barrett. Sydney Morning Herald. Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:51:21 +1000.
- Central Vietnam Faces Strictest Lockdown to Date
Under the new directive, residents couldn't leave their homes.
Voice of America. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:01:26 -0400.
- Singapore News Site Suspended, Critics Fear Censorship
Critics frequently accuse the tightly regulated city-state of curbing media freedoms, and The Online Citizen (TOC) had long been in the government's crosshairs.
Voice of America. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:19:33 -0400.
- Students in Philippines Enter Second Year of Remote Schooling
The closure is spawning a backlash in a country where many people do not have access to a computer or the internet at home. Most schools in the United States and Britain have resumed in-person instruction.
Jason Gutierrez and Dan Bilefsky. New York Times. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 03:38:37 +0000.
- How To Trade Nike As Shares Slump On Covid Facility Closures In Vietnam
Shares of Nike took a hit on the news that the athletic shoemaker lost production of 160 million pairs of shoes in facilities located in Vietnam.
By Richard Henry Suttmeier, Contributor. Forbes. Mon, 13 Sep 2021 17:21:01 -0400.
- 'Real-life Tarzan' who lived in the Vietnamese jungle for 40 years dies of cancer aged 52
Ho Van Lang, 52, succumbed to liver cancer last Monday after surviving 41 years in the Vietnam jungle with his father. The pair fled during the US war and lived there until his father became ill in 2013.
Daily Mail. Mon, 13 Sep 2021 15:49:03 GMT.
- CDC adds two popular island vacation spots to its travel risk list over Covid fears
Americans warned to avoid travel to Jamaica, Sri Lanka and Brunei because of rising Covid-19 cases
Graeme Massie. The Independent. Tue, 07 Sep 2021 23:17:40 GMT.
- Malaysian shot putter disqualified after winning gold medal
Even in the Paralympics Games, there is controversy over victory and defeat.
Fox News. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 09:46:50 GMT.
- Heather Mack 2021: Indonesia set to free Chicago woman who helped kill mother, put body in suitcase
A Chicago woman convicted of assisting her then-boyfriend in her mother's murder and stuffing the body in a suitcase on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali in 2014 will be released from prison.
Ap. ABC News. Fri, 27 Aug 2021 14:07:50 +0000.
- Kamala Harris to arrive in Vietnam as evacuation of Kabul evokes memories of fall of Saigon
Vice President Kamala Harris will arrive Tuesday in Vietnam, of all places, on an awkwardly timed trip during the Biden administration's worst foreign policy crisis, which is drawing parallels to the embarrassing U.S. ...
Dave Boyer. Washington Times. Mon, 23 Aug 2021 15:46:00 -0400.
- Boeing Names Alexander Feldman to Lead Its Southeast Asia Business, Expands Presence in Region
Feldman led the US-ASEAN Business Council, served in senior roles in the US Departments of State and Commerce, and held leadership positions in Asia-based businesses.
Travel Industry Wire. 2021-08-23 14:30:47 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 2020
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
2020, the nation's estimated population was 16,718,965.
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 2020 was 273,523,615.
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 2020, the country's estimated population was 7,275,560.
Malaysia's capital city is Kuala Lumpur,
and its currency is the Malaysian Dollar. Bahasa Malaysia is the
country's primary language, and in 2020, 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 2020, Myanmar's estimated population was 54,409,800.
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 2020,
the estimated population of the Philippines was 109,581,078.
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 2020, the
Republic's estimated population was 5,850,342.
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 69,799,978
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 2020
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 2020, the country's estimated population