- Can old traditions and tech help Singapore reach zero waste?
Singapore sees its traditional rag and bone collectors as key to its sustainability plans.
BBC News. Fri, 18 Jun 2021 23:09:40 GMT.
- Myanmar: Who are the ethnic armies training protesters?
Many protesters are being trained by ethnic armed groups - can they eventually topple the junta?
BBC News. Fri, 18 Jun 2021 23:00:07 GMT.
- Myanmar coup displaces thousands as global refugee numbers rise
Refugee numbers worldwide increase for a ninth year in a row as people continue to be displaced amid the COVID crisis.
Al Jazeera. Fri, 18 Jun 2021 12:42:21 +0000.
- Will the Philippines Take Sides as US, China Send Military Units to Disputed Sea?
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group entered the South China Sea this week, China sent an intelligence-gathering ship and a maritime patrol aircraft, one report says.
Voice of America. Fri, 18 Jun 2021 05:43:43 -0400.
- New Charge For Jho Low, As 1MDB Scandal Becomes TV Series
The scandal surrounding Malaysian financier Jho Low will go on TV, as news broke out that he now faces new charges in the U.S.
By Christian Barker, Contributor. Forbes. Thu, 17 Jun 2021 23:02:23 -0400.
- People smuggling suspect arrested over deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found in Essex lorry
The Vietnamese national, who has not been named, is wanted by the Belgian authorities who allege he has played a key role in placing at least ten migrants inside the lorry where 39 people died.
Daily Mail. Fri, 18 Jun 2021 02:12:50 +0100.
- Hundreds of Indonesian doctors contract Covid-19 despite Sinovac vaccination
The doctors had been vaccinated with the Sinovac jab
Kate Lamb,agustinus Beo Da Costa and Stanley Widianto. The Independent. Thu, 17 Jun 2021 12:02:36 GMT.
- Indonesia aims high with new defence holding company
The Indonesian government is aiming to establish a new holding firm, which will combine the capabilities of the country's state-owed defence industrial base, before ...
Janes 360. Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:27:23 Z.
- Malaysia court rules open verdict in death of Nora Quoirin
A High Court in Malaysia has overturned a coroner's verdict that the death of French-Irish teenager, Nora Quoirin, was likely misadventure with no one else involved.
Sky News. Wed, 16 Jun 2021 12:26:00 +0100.
- Vietnam War Commemoration in North Chicago gives veterans 'long overdue' honor
Decades after their service, Vietnam War veterans receive the thanks and respect they did not receive when they first came home.
Karen Jordan. ABC News. Tue, 15 Jun 2021 22:40:05 +0000.
- H.I.S. Thailand partners with Thailand Elite
This partnership promotes the long-term Thai Residency & Privileges Program
Tass. Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:15:01 +0300.
- ICC prosecutor formally requests probe into Philippines killings
Human rights groups accuse President Rodrigo Duterte of inciting violence and say police have murdered unarmed suspects on a massive scale.
Sydney Morning Herald. Tue, 15 Jun 2021 03:55:36 +1000.
- Mass Vaccination Campaign in Thailand Stumbles, Just as Cases Surge
The delay in rapidly distributing large amounts of vaccine was also said to have hampered efforts in neighboring countries, which had been counting on receiving doses.
Hannah Beech and Muktita Suhartono. New York Times. Mon, 14 Jun 2021 12:59:56 +0000.
- Aung San Suu Kyi: Trial of ousted Myanmar leader begins
- Myanmar Border Gun Seizures Stoke Fears of Illicit Post-Coup Arms Trade
Thai officials say guns joining drugs and counterfeit goods on smuggling routes.
Voice of America. Sat, 12 Jun 2021 05:53:10 -0400.
- 'In The Convoy With The Buk': An Open-Source Investigator Follows The MH17 Trial
Kirill Mikhailov, a researcher with the Conflict Intelligence Team, has been closely following the in-absentia trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with murder in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. ...
Radio Liberty. Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:27:27 +0000.
- Target for three in four to be fully vaccinated by October: Lawrence Wong
Singapore is aiming for half its residents to be fully vaccinated by August, and at least 75 per cent by October.
Straits Times. Fri, 11 Jun 2021 05:00:00 +0800.
- Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces bribery charge - with up to 15 years in jail most severe penalty yet
The Anti-Corruption Commission in military-ruled Myanmar has found that ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi accepted bribes and misused her authority to gain advantageous terms in real estate deals, government-controlled media ...
New Zealand Herald. Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:35:34 +1200.
- Transocean (RIG) Updates Delivery Terms With Singapore Firm
Transocean (RIG) will pay Jurong Shipyard 80% of the outstanding funds or roughly $350 million upon delivery of the Deepwater Titan drillship in May 2022.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:20:00 GMT.
- Cheney fires back at Flynn over coup remark
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) fired back at Michael Flynn on Monday for comments he made during a conference in Texas that appeared to suggest a Myanmar-like coup should take place in the U.S."No ...
Mychael Schnell. The Hill. Mon, 31 May 2021 21:20:35 +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 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